20 Intermediate Korean Expressions

Target level

TTMIK Levels 7-8

What can you achieve through this course?

  • Learn 20 useful idiomatic expressions
  • Enhance your listening skills
  • Learn a lot of words and expressions related to the target expressions

Trailer + Sample lesson




Course language


What can you find inside the course?

  • 20 lessons
  • Full transcript

Table of contents

  1. 우여곡절 Hard Times
  2. 간발의 차이 By a Hair
  3. 본의아니게 Unintentionally
  4. 돗자리 깔다 To Be Psychic
  5. 짝짝이 An Odd/Mismatched Pair
  6. 전문가의 손길 Expert Handiwork
  7. 극과극 Polar Opposite
  8. 빼다박다 To Be The Spitting Image Of
  9. 소홀하다 To Be Negligent
  10. 기승전결 Story Arc
  11. 기가 막히다 To Be Jaw-dropping
  12. 오죽하다 Understandably, It Was So Bad That…
  13. 너 나 할 것 없이 Everyone And Their Mother
  14. 하필이면 Of All Things/Places/People/Times
  15. 호불호 To Be Love Or Hate
  16. 거기서 거기 To Be All The Same
  17. 별걸 다 Everything
  18. 하다하다 Even
  19. 가뜩이나 Make An Already… Even More
  20. 이왕이면 As Long As, In That Case

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Join now to begin your Korean learning journey!


  1. R Y,

    Where is the transcript?

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      The transcript for every lesson is included in the lesson notes. You’ll be able to find them by simply scrolling down a bit on each lesson’s page. Thank you🙂

  2. m048,

    When I download the certificate it comes out as a blank white page…

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you for your patience.
      This issue is fixed, so could you try downloading the certificate?

  3. Sepideh Parsa,

    선생님들께서는 자세하게 설명해 주시고 콘텐츠가 어렵지 않습니다 스러운 레슨을 추가하시면 좋겠습니다

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      감사합니다! 어렵지 않은 레슨을 계속 추가하면 좋겠다고 말씀해 주신 것 맞을까요? 🙂

  4. Julia Albig,

    TTMIK 사이트에 있는 저에게 가장 도움의 된 코스입니다. 2 Questions: Is it possible to listen to them directly on Soundcloud? I like to listen to them repeatedly while driving or walking, and it would be nice to easily play them from Soundcloud. Also, any plans for new lessons with more expressions? I learn so much from these! 감사합니다!

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      감사합니다! You can listen to our podcasts here—>https://soundcloud.com/talktomeinkorean
      We will let you know if we do! Please join our discord server—>https://discord.com/invite/ye4Unve

  5. Ben Hinrichsen,

    I listened to lesson 17 twice and think I have to listen probably twice more until I can mark it “done”. That is a little tougher than the rest but thanks for keeping it challenging and interesting!

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Great! 🙂 Keep up the good work! 🤩

  6. Joe,

    Great course as always. However quite ambitious for a humble intermediate learner like myself. Anyway much appreciated for the engaging and varied content ttmik!

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts 🙂 한국어 공부 화이팅 !

  7. Ponstrosity,

    What level would generally be considered low intermediate? I’m around a level 5 and this is much too advanced for me.

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      It depends on people ! It would be helpful to take other courses for beginners first. 🙂 화이팅 !

  8. ,

    Great variety of content in this course, filled with detailed explanations as well as the usual easy on the ears to conversation between the two teachers. I initially purchased this course as an ambitious early intermediate learner, but I lacked confidence and a strong grammar base at the time. Now, as a low advanced, I’ve found it much more relevant and useful and have been able to slot pretty much all of these phrases into daily conversation. As always, good job TTMIK and keep up the great work!

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you for sharing your comment. We are so proud of you to reach advanced level in Korean. We will do our best for our learners like you 🙂

    • Afifa Ulfa,

      Hi ttmik, where is the translation of this lesson? Thanks

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Unfortunately, there is no translated version of the lesson, but you can download the free PDF at the bottom of the lesson page. Hope this helps 🙂