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[Grammar] ~(으)ㄹ 거다 vs ~(으)ㄹ게 vs ~겠다

(Estimated reading time: 8 minutes) It's been a very long time since my last blog post about grammar nuances (or about anything at all...) - the last one was ~(으)ㄹ 것 같다 VS ~(으)ㄴ/는 것 같다! So I'm back again with another blog post on grammar nuances, this time comparing 3...

Rounding up May 2017 and short update

It's been a long time since I last updated with anything and there's a good reason for that! Hear me out. I've been working Mondays to Fridays, having classes on Saturday and working on a side project with a friend right after classes. On Sundays, I'm working...

[Weekly 10 Phrases] #10

(Estimated reading time: 3 minutes) 1. 아무것도 할 수 없네 (informal) - can't do anything at all A: 지금 소식을 기다릴 밖에 없어. B: 어휴, 우리가 아무것도 할 수 없네. A: We can only wait for the news now. B: Sign, we can't do anything at all. 아무것도 할 수 없습니다 (formal) 아무것도 할 수 없네요 (polite) 2. 어떻게 하면...

[Weekly 10 Phrases] #9

(Estimated reading time: 3 minutes) 1. 사업이 불일듯하네 (informal) - business is flourishing A: 요즘 아빠가 너무 바빠. 저녁을 같이 먹는 시간도 없었어. B: 응, 엄마한테 들었는데 아빠의 사업이 불일듯하네. A: Dad is so busy these days. He doesn't even have time to eat together with us. B: Yup, I heard from Mum that...

[Weekly 10 Phrases] #8

(Estimated reading time: 3 minutes) 1. 해야하는 것보다 더 많이 하다 (informal) - to do more than (someone) should do A: 새로운 직원은 근무 성적이 어때? B: 좋아. 해야하는 것보다 더 많이 해서 좋아. A: How's the new employee's work performance? B: Good. She does more than she should do so it's good. 해야하는 것보다 더...

Study update #4 (Apr 2017) & current plans

(Estimated reading time: 2 minutes) Every month, I will highlight some interesting and sometimes new discoveries I made over the course of the month while studying Korean. As we approach the end of April 2017, I'm here to give some updates on what I've been studying!...

[Weekly 10 Phrases] #7

(Estimated reading time: 3 minutes) 1. 항상 곁에 있을게 (informal) - I will always be by your side A: 내 친구들이 날 떠나갈까봐. B: 걱정하지 마, 내가 항상 곁에 있을게. A: I'm afraid my friends will leave me. B: Don't worry, I will always be by your side. 항상 곁에 있을 겁니다 (formal) 항상 곁에 있을게요 (polite) 2....

[Weekly 10 Phrases] #6

(Estimated reading time: 3 minutes) 1. 인기를 많이 끌어 (informal) - garner a lot of popularity A: 우리 자주 가는 카페는 인디 음악을 많이 들을 수 있네. B: 응, 요즘에 여러 가지 인디 밴드가 인기를 많아 끌어. A: We can listen to indie music at the cafe we often go to. B: Yup, many different indie bands are garnering a...

~(으)ㄹ 것 같다 VS ~(으)ㄴ/는 것 같다

(Estimated reading time: 7 minutes) ~(으)ㄹ/(으)ㄴ/는 것 같다 is probably one of the most used grammar particles in everyday conversations, business settings and basically everywhere! You would have heard this so much in dramas that you probably could recognise it right away....

[Weekly 10 Phrases] #5

(Estimated reading time: 3 minutes) 1. 당장 대답해 (informal) - Reply me now A: 엄마 100,000원 줄 수 있을까? 사고 싶은 것이 있어. B: 100,000원? 무순 것을 사? 당장 대답해. A: Mum, can you give me 100,000KRW? I have something I want to buy. B: 100,000KRW? What are you buying? Reply me now. 당장...

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