How Do You Say This in Korean? (5 April 2013)

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Welcome to the 8th episode of “How Do You Say This in Korean?”! This is a weekly segment, published every Friday, where teacher 경화 (Kyung-hwa) will be joined by a co-host of her choice each week to answer some listener questions. The questions we will be answering in this series are mainly about how to say certain things in Korean.

How do you say “Maybe.” in Korean?
= 아마 / 아마도
[a-ma] / [a-ma-do]

How do you say “I like you.” in Korean?
= 나(는) 너(를) 좋아해. / 나는 네가 좋아.
[na-(neun) neo-(reul) jo-a-hae.] / [na-neun ne-ga jo-a.]

How do you say “Good morning!” in Korean?
= 안녕하세요! / 안녕! / 좋은 아침!
[an-nyeong-ha-se-yo!] / [an-nyeong!] / [jo-eun a-chim!]

How do you say “Take care.” and “Have a nice trip!” in Korean?
= 안녕. [an-nyeong] / 잘 가. [jal ga.]
여행 잘 갔다 와.
[yeo-haeng jal gat-da wa.]

How do you say “Where in Korea are you from?” in Korean?
= 한국 어디에서 왔어요?
[han-guk eo-di-e-seo wa-sseo-yo?]

How do you say “You’re the best.” in Korean?
= 네가 최고야.
[ne-ga choe-go-ya.]

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[List of Questions]

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  • Ester

    Can I ask which change happened? There were like.. 156 pages and now 76 or something. Are some lessons or special lessons deleted??
    I hope not..

  • Ester

    Haha so.. do you write the drama ”You’re the best Lee Soon Shin’ as ‘네가 최고야 이순신? ㅋㅋ

  • Reto


    I think you’ve made a mistake. In the fifth example it should either be “Where in Seoul are you from” or “한국 어디에서 왔어요?”. Or am I wrong with my assumption?

    Anyway, thanks for the lesson!

  • Kendra

    what does 짱 mean then??

  • Marina

    Hi, can you help me? I always hear people say the word “는” after saying someone’s name and I kinda not understand how to use that word…usually when we need to use that word?

    • Ester

      Doesn’t that just have the same use as the topic marking particle 는?
      (See level 1 lesson 9)

    • Ester

      Hey again,
      I heard it in a drama and there it was translated as ‘Where is .. (the person who’s name you said)’
      So probably just to ask where that person is 🙂

    • Hyejung

      It is put after a name which is the subject. For example, you are cute, 너는 귀여워요! (Neoneun gwiyeowoyo) Neo is You which is the subject and the neun is used as the ARE in the sentence and gwiyeowoyo meanss cute

  • please how do we say Esther in Korean language

  • and please what is the meaning of o tok he-yo. i have been hearing it in korean drama but i don’t get the meaning so please explain it to me because it has different meanings. so please help me.

    • Klyein

      After watching too many korean dramas and based on some sources I’ve read online, lol xD, I think it means,
      “WHAT SHOULD I DO?” or “WHAT TO DO?” in times of trouble or the like. 😀

    • Seokjin Jin

      Yes. Thanks Klyein for explaining the meaning well. 🙂

      Normally we use the expression when we want to say “what should I do?”.

  • yasirah

    How to say “where have you been. You’re doing well right?” In korean. Can someone please tell me. Thank you!

  • Jane Ryu

    How do you write jeoneun in Korean?

  • Jane Ryu

    Like, does anyone work at Rosetta Stone (the Korean version)? I want to know how to write jeoneun the way that Rosetta Stone Korean does it