Korean Phrase Time: Shoot!

It’s Korean phrase time with Samtoki!

So today’s phrase is pronounced:

  1. 내 – Nay
  2. 가 – Ga
  3. 쏠 – Sol
  4. 게 – Gay

If you’ve been brushing up on your 한국어, then you’ll recall that 내가 means “I” in Korean.

And from the verb 쏘다 (ssoda), which means “to shoot” (pew pew), this Korean phrase 내가 쏠게 means “I will pay” or “my shout”. You can say this at the end of a date if you want to impress your companion and settle the bill, or just want to treat your friends.

It’s a bit more of a slang phrase then the typical formal speech, so try it out to extra impress your Korean friends!

Hokkien-Korean Phrases: Sorry

So if you’ll recall how to apologise in Korean, it is:

  1.  – Mi (not you, me!)
  2.  – An
  3.  – Hab
  4. 니다 – Nida

And in Hokkien, there are a few ways to say it:

EnglishChineseHokkien
Sorry对唔住Dui mm zhu
Embarrassed / Excuse me歹势Pai seh

Because we speak a combination of languages in Malaysia, locals tend to use the English term “sorry” quite frequently as well.

Original Korean article is here.

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Bunni Learns Korean: Good Food Mood

Enjoying chefing at home? In the mood for good food?

Or you got someone else to do the cooking for you?

Well, now you can show your appreciation for it!

  1. 진 – Gin!
  2. 짜 – Jar!
  3. 맛 – Mas + (means taste in Korean)
  4. 있다 – Itda (means exists in Korean)

Jinjja mashitda means very tasty! Now go make your Korean chef happy!

And to be correctly polite, try throwing in some honorifics (especially if you don’t know the person):

Person you are addressing is on the left column, and you are the person on the right two columns. For example, if I’m a male addressing an older sister or friend, I would address her as noona. The easiest one to go with is adding -ssi (pronounced -shii) at the end of their name, like -san in Japanese.