Not sure how this post is going to work out, but I wanted to make a bit of a list of all the Korean that I know. Month 4 hits on Friday and it’d be kind of cool to see where I am in a few months from now.
In no particular order:
annyeong-haseyo –Hello! (Formal) (remove haseyo) for informal)
kamsa hamnida–Thank you (Formal) (remove hamnida for informal)
chuseyo-give me please–Basically just the way to ask for things.
ex: hamburger chuseyo.
ca chuseyo–“take me there please”–used when getting into a taxi (name of place + ca chuseyo)
hana, dul, set, net (numbers 1-4, used for counting items)–definitely need to work on this.
isseyo–I like/I have/There is/There are
upsseoyo–I don’t like/I don’t have/There aren’t/There isn’t any
oppa (or OPPPAAAAAAAAAA!!!! lol.)–Older brother (only used by girls), which I’ve also heard/seen that girls use this term affectionately for boyfriends
noona–older sister (only used by boys)
bang–room (b and p sound together for the “b”)
bbang–bread (stronger sound ^)
samgyupsal–grilled pork (Korean BBQ, you are calling my name)
bulgogi–“thinly sliced beef sirloin or tenderloin” (Thanks wiki for providing a wonderful explanation)
galbi–marinated beef short ribs (this portion is making me so hungry. gahhh).
hangul–Korean (language, country, etc)
jimjilbang— Korean-style sauna/spa
noraebang–Karaoke room (:-D)
DVDbang–DVD room (private room where you and your friends can go watch movies-haven’t been to this yet)
PC-bang–computer room. lots of dudes will sit here and just play those role-playing game on one of the many, many computers in these places. I used them when I first got to Korea and hadn’t gotten my internet set up yet.–you can spot them by just looking for a giant “PC” on the side of a building.
These, I can recognize them if written or in context, but they’re pretty recent to my vocabulary so I don’t want to include them in the top half just yet.
ye–yes (formal–to people older than you/bosses/etc)
mwuh?–what?–I saw this on on a Korean drama series that I’m watching. haha. Seems to be the informal version…
sunbae–someone more experienced in “x” than you.
ex: music industry–someone with more hits/awards than you.
NEED TO COMMIT TO MEMORY:
Goodbye (when leaving): annyonghikyeseyo
Goodbye (when staying): annyonghikaseyo
^Those all sound really similar (and hello) when heard in context, so pretty sure I’ve just been saying hello to people all the time. lol. I just learned that there was a difference like 2 weeks ago. ha 🙂
*NUMBERS!–There are two sets and I’m making it my goal to get them memorized. Urgh. It annoys me. That and my alphabet. Now that my TEFL (teaching english as a foreign language–certificate) course is officially complete, I have no excuse.
My alphabet is like 65-70% there. Too many darn vowels. Blargh.
I feel like I know more than that…I’ll probably end up coming back to edit it as I think of things. This was mostly off the top of my head.