[Ask Hyojin] What is 눈에 밟히다?

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Have you heard of this expression, “눈에 밟히다”? It literally means that something is “stepped upon” by eyes. And of course you know that you can’t take the meaning literally. Find out what 눈에 밟히다 means and what kind of situations it can be used in through this Ask Hyojin video.

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  • Rina

    TTMIK’s lessons 눈에 밟히요 ^0^

    *is that correct??*

    • Hyoen

      눈에 밟혀*요! ;)

    • Camilo

      I don’t think so. 눈에 밟혀요. is the correct form of that verb. since 밟히다 ends with an ㅣ vowel you can just add ㅕ and 요 if is the case:

      밟혀
      밟혀요
      밟힙니다.

      another case could be 걸리다 It also ends with ㅣ 걸려요.
      감기에 걸려요.

      Hope it would help you ^^

    • rina

      omo!! i forgot those rules *checking level 1 lesson 16*

      ….but shouldn’t it be with 어요??
      TTMIK’s lessons 눈에 밟허요, coz when i review the lesson, 여요 is paired with verb stem 하, right??

      Correct me if I’m wrong

    • Rina

      Ooopppsss… sorry that’s my mistake..

      이+어=여, right?

  • rigo

    very interesting

  • http://www.acquiringkorean.wordpress.com Anno

    우와 이 표현을 알려주셔서 생유 베리 감사합니당 ^.^*
    I had a Korean question. What does 자신과 싸우다 mean? In what situations is it used?

    • CJ

      Literally 자신과 싸우다 means to have a fight with yourself.
      There are a lot of rivals who you have to be against to get much higher position. However above all, you have to get over your limit to accomplish something before you compete against others. So we say ” fight against yourself not against the others”

  • http://bledi bredi

    nice

  • http://smallstructure.yolasite.com Ricky

    Well…I have comments and questions.

    Q: Is the “J” silent in Jogeumiyo? And does it mean “Just a little?”

    C: I’m interested in Korean culture and I would like to learn the Korean language. I’ve been taking notes from Youtube for the basics. But it seems like a lot of Korean women will not talk to me, even if they speak English. I would hear them speak in English. I’m very opened minded. But many Koreans in this city are uncomfortable with black men. I noticed the stereotype is based on what white America tells them. What can I do about this? I really find Korean women attractive and I like how they carry themselves.