[Vocabulary] 하긴

하긴 (ha-gin) - do/did something/the act of doing OR in fact/indeed/actually Let's look at the first meaning, which is actually just a short form of 하기는, which means to do or did something, or just...

[Vocabulary] 손이 많이 가다

손이 많이 가다 (so-ni ma-ni ga-da) – require a lot of effort/care/work 손이 많이 가다 is another one of those expressions that might not make much sense if you translate it literally to English. 손 =...

[Vocabulary] 게다가

게다가 (ge-da-ga) - besides, furthermore, moreover 게다가 has exactly the same meaning as other transitional/coordinating conjunction words like 그리고, 그외에도, 또한, and a few more. But this word can be considered as a more elegant word...

[Vocabulary] 그러고 보니

그러고 보니 (geu-reo-go-bo-ni) - come to think of it/now that I look at it This phrase is commonly used in daily conversations and I found out about it while reading a Naver Webtoon! We can look...

[Vocabulary] 발 벗고 나서다

발 벗고 나서다 – throw oneself into a matter (with eagerness) This phrase is interesting because if you break it down, it makes perfect sense in a way. 발 = leg 벗다 = remove 발 벗다 = be...

[Vocabulary] 하필

하필 (ha-pil) - of all things/people Before anything, 하필 has a sort of hostile connotation to it, which means we would only use this in informal conversations. We could use it when we're angry but...

[Vocabulary] 생각이 나다 vs 생각을 하다

Note that “생각이 나다” and “생각나다” very different from “생각을 하다” and “생각하다”. 생각이 나다 = 생각나다 (shorter form) 생각을 하다 = 생각하다 (shorter form and more commonly used) As you can see, one uses a subject marker...

[Vocabulary] ~에 익숙해지다

~에 익숙해지다 (~e ik-ssoo-kae-ji-da) - to become accustomed to something/to become used to something/to become familiar with something This is actually an extension of 익숙하다, which simply means to be used to something. The slight difference...

[Vocabulary] 취향저격

취향저격 (chui-hyang-jeo-gyeok) – (You) got my taste right/I like it a lot 취향 means preference or liking and 저격 means to snipe or shoot well. If you were to Google translate that or even put it...

[Vocabulary] 마찬가지

마찬가지 (ma-chan-ga-ji) – the same This word is quite similar to 처럼 and in the sense that you would use this to compare and relate two or more subjects/objects. The main difference is 처럼 is more...