10 Korean Words You Might Have Misunderstood

Target level

TTMIK Levels 2-3

What can you achieve through this course?

  • Learn correct meanings and usages of 10 Korean words that Korean learners commonly misunderstand

Sample lesson




Course language


What can you find inside the course?

  • 10 lessons

Table of contents

  1. 곰탕 is not “bear soup”
  2. 주세요 does not mean “please”
  3. Did you cut your 머리?
  4. How many meanings of 배 do you know?
  5. “사과를 받아 주다" has two totally different meanings
  6. 싫어 does not mean “I hate it”
  7. Did you know 이상 has four meanings?
  8. How to use 적다 without confusion
  9. 힘들다 is more versatile than you might think
  10. What 그럼 means is not as simple as it looks

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  1. 앤이,

    Thank you for the lesson! Very concise yet packs a lot of useful information. Just wondering about the first word 곰탕, there is another dish called 감자탕 and I always thought it was potato soup! 😅

  2. DebiT,

    Lesson 8 has a PDF link to “parenting phrases in Korean” ???

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Hi! Thank you for reporting this issue. We are working on this matter and will fix it soon!
      You can download a PDF that includes this course’s lesson notes on lesson 1.
      Thanks for the heads up.

  3. Jean Wong,

    Hi, I’m a premium member but I could not access the examples and notes below the lesson =(

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Hi! There was a temporary issue that stated that you need to upgrade your membership, but the issue is fixed now 🙂
      Thank you for your patience.

  4. Farah Genot,

    This course was really great ! I already had learned some things, but overall it was truly helpful ! It really adds some precision in the language learning ! Thank you so much always

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you! 😍

  5. Lei-an Lee,

    It was truly helpful, however, I was hoping that by the end of each lesson, especially those that have different pronunciations, be repeatedly pronounced again simultaneously. Thank you for this short course. Looking forward for more short course updates.

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you for your feedback! 🙂

  6. Judy Echols,

    Even though I have a premium subscription, the examples are locked.

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      We apologize for the inconvenience. Please send us an email at [email protected] and we will look into this issue for you.

    • Vandana Paryani,

      i am facing the same issue for most of the courses. it only shows sample lesson and no examples too . pls rectify the same for me pls

  7. Ian Paul B. Saligumba,

    Done! This course is very helpful. Please make more short courses in the future. Kamsahamnida TTMIK!

    • Kai Liu,

      Agreed, this course helped me with some very common mistakes I make.

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Great! Thank you for your comment. 🙂

  8. Ben,

    This course and all the other courses are very helpful. 감사합니다!

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      We are so happy to hear our courses are helpful! Thank you for your comment. 🙂

  9. Alliah Rose,

    This really helps me in so many ways. I did not know that there are multiple meanings in these words! It is simple and short yet so informative!

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you for studying with us 🙂

  10. Haziqah Ismail,

    I like the this course because it is short and simple. It also addressed the common misunderstandings as the title have said which increases my confidence in korean.

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      감사합니다 ! 🙂 한국어 공부 앞으로도 화이팅 ! 🙂

  11. Aurelia,

    Thank you!

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      감사합니다 ! 🙂