[Vocabulary] 일손을 쉬다

일손을 쉬다 (il-so-neul swi-da) – to take a break from work

I’ve just learned about this word today while writing my blog post.

I was thinking of how to say “take a break” but I didn’t specify “work”.

Nevertheless, this came up and I think it’s a great word to share since it’s pretty much used in daily life conversations.


일이 너무 많아서 잠깐 일손을 쉴거야 잠시 후에 돌아올게.
There is so much work so I’m going to take a short break, I’ll be back in a bit.

우리 동료가 아침부터 아파서 일손을 쉬어야 되고 난 도와 줄게
Our colleague has been sick since morning so he needs to rest, I’ll help you.

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