Level 9 Korean Grammar

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Advanced Idiomatic Expressions / 손 (Hand)

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-아/어/여 버리다 / completed action

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Advanced Situational Expressions: When You Are Unhappy

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-고 말다 / (unintended) completed action

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Advanced Situational Expressions: When you are worried

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Advanced Idiomatic Expressions – 발 (foot)

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Word Builder 18 / 비 (非)

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Advanced Situational Expressions: Asking a favor

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-(으)ㅁ / simplifying a sentence ending

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Sentence Building Drill 15

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Advanced Idiomatic Expressions – 마음 (mind, heart)

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-아/어/여 보이다 / looks like, seems like

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Word Builder 19 / 신 (新)

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Advanced Situational Expressions: 후회할 때

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Advanced Idiomatic Expressions – 기분 (feeling)

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-(으)ㄹ 테니(까) / in return for, since it will be ...

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-(으/느)ㄴ 이상 / as long as, since

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-(으)ㄹ까 보다 / expressing concern or reason for a decision

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Advanced Situational Expressions: 오랜만에 만났을 때

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Sentence Building Drill 16

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Advanced Idiomatic Expressions – 생각 (thought, idea)

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Word builder 20 / 시 (示, 視)

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-(으)면서 / while

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-(ㄴ/는)다면서(요), -(이)라면서(요) / didn't you say ...

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Advanced Situational Expressions: 길을 물어볼 때

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Advanced Idiomatic Expressions – 시간 (time)

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-더니 / this happened and then that happened

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-(으)ㄹ 바에 / might as well, I would rather

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Advanced Situational Expressions: 차가 막힐 때

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Sentence Building Drill 17

Advanced Situational Expressions: 차가 막힐 때

If you’re stuck in traffic somewhere, what do you normally do? Get angry and pound your hands on the steering wheel while yelling at the car in front of you? Sing every track from the “Frozen” soundtrack at the top of your lungs to pass the time? Whatever you do, we challenge you to “let it go” and try studying Korean instead! In this lesson, we give you 13 phrases in Korean that you can use when you want to talk or ask about traffic. Study this lesson in the car, on the bus, or on a cramped subway to really make these sentences relate to your real life, which is one of the best ways to learn instead of just sitting down and memorizing!

Almost nobody enjoys being stuck in traffic when they have to go somewhere, but we can not always avoid bad traffic, especially during rush hours in Seoul. In this lesson, we introduce some useful expressions that you can use when you are stuck in, or expecting bad traffic, as well as some other advanced expressions related to traffic. 


1. 차가 막혀요.

= The traffic is bad.


2. 차가 많이 막히네요.

= (I see that) The traffic is really bad. 


3. 차가 너무 많이 막혀서 오늘은 차 두고 나왔어요.

= The traffic is really bad today, so I left my car at home.


4. 지금은 차가 많이 막히는 시간이라서 지하철 타고 가는 게 빠를 거예요.

= Now is the time (of the day) when the traffic is bad, so it will be faster to take the subway. 


5. 차가 좀 막혀서 늦을 것 같아요.

= The traffic is bad, so I’ll be a bit late.


6. 차가 심하게 막혀서 20분 정도 늦을 것 같아요.

= The traffic is really bad, so I think I’ll be about 20 minutes late. 


7. 보통 이 시간대에는 차가 안 막히는데, 오늘은 좀 많이 막히네요.

= The traffic is usually not bad at this time of the day, but today, it’s pretty bad.


8. 어제 여기 지나가는 데에 한 시간 걸렸어요. 

= It took me one hour to pass through this place yesterday.


9. 서울에서는 출퇴근 시간에 운전하면 차 막히는 거 각오해야 돼요.

= If you drive in Seoul around rush hour, you have to be ready for some bad traffic. 


10. 차만 안 막히면 10분 안에 갈 수 있는 거리예요. 

= If the traffic is not bad, it’s a 10 minute distance. 


11. 이쪽 길은 많이 막히는 것 같으니까 다른 길로 갈게요. 

= It looks like the traffic is very bad on this road, so I’ll take another route. 


12. 거기 지금쯤 많이 막히지 않을까요? 

= Don’t you think the traffic there must be bad by now?


13. 차가 하나도 안 막혀서 빨리 왔어요.

= There was no traffic at all, so I got here fast. 

If you’re stuck in traffic somewhere, what do you normally do? Get angry and pound your hands on the steering wheel while yelling at the car in front of you? Sing every track from the “Frozen” soundtrack at the top of your lungs to pass the time? Whatever you do, we challenge you to “let it go” and try studying Korean instead! In this lesson, we give you 13 phrases in Korean that you can use when you want to talk or ask about traffic. Study this lesson in the car, on the bus, or on a cramped subway to really make these sentences relate to your real life, which is one of the best ways to learn instead of just sitting down and memorizing!
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