Iyagi #51 / 혈액형 (= Blood Type) / Natural talk in 100% Korean

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Do you know what your blood type is? Some Korean people will ask what your blood type is once you become close friends with them. Why does your blood type seem to be so important to know for some Korean people? In this Iyagi episode, 현우 and 경은 talk about blood types. We hope you enjoy listening to this episode and leave us comments letting us know what you think about blood types and the stereotypical images attached to them. 감사합니다!

You can view the PDF here or download it here. And you can get the translation package for this Iyagi episode here. Every purchase goes to the support of creating more free learning material. Thank you! 감사합니다.


  • Digitalsoju

    First! I wanted to cover this topic as well!

  • DigitalSoju

    First! I wanted to cover this topic as well!

    “Team A” ftw

  • kim1005

    blood type is true.
    it’s true blood. hahahahah…. T.T

  • Chin

    Can you please post an English translation? It’s a very interesting topics and I don’t understand that much Korean yet. 검 사 합 나 다

  • Your iyagi is useful and very interesting.
    My blood type is O, and I love my blood type.
    The image of O is merry and good-nature, I think. : -) hoho
    This is often applied to a variety of situation properly.
    Um.. so it is fun and, on the other hand, it is strange.
    I heard that in Mexico, Most of the Mexican people’s blood type is O.

    Maybe, I think too, part of the korean has stereotype on special things.
    I guess it is because of strongly traditional belief about their superstition in Korea only. That thoughts spread around many people and they believe it easily.

  • 저는 o형 소녀다^^

  • Linda

    If nothing else, it would be nice if you added an English pdf transcript file for those of us that are still in the beginning of learning Korean so that we could at least learn through hearing this conversation AND have the actual translation. Also, its a very good subject that is very specific to Asian culture. I guess I will just have to rely on the Wiki source for the expansion of this discussion. 검 사 합 나 다

  • Sasan

    Mine is O+ !
    Anybody wanna some !

  • 조린

    박동선 씨의 “혈액형에 관한 간단한 고찰”이라는 만화책을(중국어로 번역된 버젼) 읽어봤는데 재미로만 본 거예요. 전 B형인데 맘에 안 든 성격묘사?가 있는 경우에는 그냥 넘어가요. 좋은 거만 믿어요.. ㅎㅎ

  • Zahra

    선생님 could u plz send an Eng PDF 4 it ?!

    mine is A- btw ^^

  • Caddie

    My blood group is O+ .^_^

  • sin

    Why is that so important for a Korean to know ? I’ve seen it in the profiles of korean singers too, they have the blood type at their dates.

  • Roy

    Mine is -O , =)

  • Veronica

    ^^~are you going to post a english translation? not that good in korean yet…

  • yuubi_chan

    Guys, there is a pdf for this Iyagi episode. Please look at the right side of the page ^^

    Anyway, this blood type discussion is really interesting. I also wonder why it’s important especially for Koreans and Japanese ~

    I’m a B type, btw ^^

    선생님들 이이야기는 정말 재미있어요. 항상 감사합니다!

    • yuubi_chan

      Forget it. the pdf was also in korean. LOL.

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  • yunle

    전 베트남사람이에요
    저같은 경우에는 자신의 혈액형을 잘 몰라요, 베트남 사람들도 혈액형에 대한 관심이 별로 없어요
    근데 그 혈액형-성격 관계를 알죠, 또 재밋다고 생각하고 (좀 한국영화덕이에요 ^^)

  • I don’t actually know my bloody type. It doesn’t take on as important a meaning in the UK and when I asked my mother, she said she’d have to find out. I suppose I should know living in Korea for almost four years ^^;;

  • Ariel

    저는요 원랜 자기 혈액형을 잘 몰랐었는데 혈액형별 성격에 대한 한국 만화를 우연히 봤잖아요 보고 또 보다가 “맞는데”에서 “맞구나”까지 했어서 그 때부터 “난 O형이다”라고 생각하고 있어요. 친구에게 추천했고요 역시 똑같은 말을 했어요. 그래서 제가 O형이란 걸 믿고 있어요. 사실 검사한 적은 없어요 ㅎㅎ 근데 진짜로 안 맞는 게 하나도 없었어요. 신기하죠…

  • Joey Rozaldo

    my blood type is O…. it means “Ooow-some”… hahahah

  • I hope there was a translation in every Iyagi~ >< kkk

    btw, mine is AB~~ ^^

  • eunhye2207

    Are those your real bloodtypes, 선생님들? 경은씨and 혀진씨, Type A. 현우씨 and 석진씨, Type B?

  • 동레이(Doris)

    전 제 혈액형이 뭔지 잘 모르겠는 데요…. 중국에서 건사를 할 때 의사님은 알려 주지 않고 저희도 묻지 않았어요….
    관심이 좀 없거든요…학교에서 학생들이 별자리에 흥미가 더 있는 것 같아요~^ ^ 인터넷에서 별자리에 관한 자세히 묘사하는 글이 너무 많아요…어러가지 잡지에서 별자리 운세가 꼭 있어요~ 저도 몹시 잘 알아요~~~(사수좌예요~~~)

  • RLee

    재미있는 얘기 해줬서 감사해 드립니다.
    질문 하나 있습니다.

    헌우씨가 했던 말: “저는 일단 B형이에요.”
    이 경우엔 ‘일단’뜻이 무엇입니까?

  • Rlee

    아, 입장료 안 냈잖아요! 저의 혈액형은 A- 입니다.
    부모님의 한국 친구들 저더러 가끔 혈액형 문다고 했으니까
    우리 엄마께서 저한테 알러주셨습니다.
    근데 여태까지 혈액형별 성격을 몰랐습니다.

    저의 혈액형별은 좀 비급한 것은 한심합니다…..

  • Christine

    Lol.. I think it’s a bit hard to understand the conversation without the English translation. So, I’ve tried to translate it with google translate. Although it’s not a perfect translation, it helps a lot because you kinda know what they are talking about… (you can match what they are saying with the words that you already know)…

    I wish I can understand Korean a lot more and able to watch Korean drama and listening to Korean radio without any translation needed…

  • happyvirus

    From what I heard these are the translations for each blood type:
    The As are the timid people, the Os are the lively ones, and the Bs are those who don’t care about others and just think of themselves. XD I didn’t hear anything about AB.

    I remember our teacher telling us a story about 4 people with different blood types having dinner. While everyone was seated and enjoying their meals, AB, being the weird one, suddenly went out of the restaurant. O, being the helpful one, followed AB to help him/ask his problem. A, being the worrisome and self-conscious one, asked B if he was the reason why AB left. B, being the one who doesn’t care about other people, just continued to eat. LOL.