[Vocabulary] 기획력과 추진력을 갖춘 사람

기획력과 추진력을 갖춘 사람 (gi-hwik-nyeok-gwa chu-jil-lyeo-geul gat-chun sa-ram) – a person with initiative and drive Let’s first break down the phrase down into its words. 기획 = plan/schedule/design (a plan/schedule) 기획력 = planning capability, which can also...

[Vocabulary] 떼어내다

떼어내다 (dde-eo-nae-da) – tear off/rip off/separate This word is usually used to describe when something is physically “torn off/ripped off/separated from” something else. Examples: 어제 엄마는 우리 집 벽에 붙여 있는 포스터를 떼어냈어. Yesterday, Mom tore off the...

[Vocabulary] 확률

확률 (hwak-nyool) – probability/chance/likelihood This word is pretty similar to 가능성, which essentially has the same meaning. Examples: 나 모든 할일은 성공 확률 별로 없는 경우에도 노력해서 사장님은 날 좋아해. I would put in my very best for...

[Vocabulary] 찬물을 끼얹다

찬물을 끼얹다 (chan-mu-reul ggi-eon-da) – pour cold water on/throw a wet blanket/discourage The definition is pretty straightforward but let’s break it down so that it makes more literal sense, at least. 찬물 = cold water (찬...

[Vocabulary] 거듭되다

거듭되다 (geo-deub-dwi-da) – repeat This word is usually used in the adverb form (거듭되는) and is quite similar to 반복, which also means repeat. Examples: 난 숙제 실수가 거듭되지 않으려고 하고 싶어서 많이 연습했어. I wanted to not...

[Vocabulary] 어느새

어느새 (eo-neu-sae) – before one knows it This word is useful to describe occurrences that happen without your knowledge or to describe something very sudden. You can also use this to express how something happened faster...

[Vocabulary] 여러모로

여러모로 (yeo-reo-mo-ro) – in many different/various ways This is quite a straightforward phrase to describe a subject. 여러모로 can be used in both positive and negative situations. Examples: 우리 선생님은 정말 착해서 어떤 문제가 있는지도 여러모로 도울 거라고 생각해. Our...

[Vocabulary] 그제서야/그제야/그때서야

그제서야 (geu-je-seo-ya)/그제야 (geu-je-ya)/그때서야 (geu-ddae-seo-ya) – at last/finally (at that/this time) All of the above have more or less the same meaning and you would typically insert them in the middle of a sentence. You can use...

[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] 얼굴이 빨개지다

얼굴이 빨개지다 (eol-goo-ri bbal-ggae-ji-da) - (face) to blush/flush This phrase can be used to describe embarrassment and anger, which are the two most common emotions and expressions. For embarrassment, the context would most probably be more...