Happy Tuesday everyone! Hope you’ve had a good Easter break! I know I have…
Anyway, I hope you’ve found last week‘s K-Talk words useful! Here are a few more common Korean expressions!
PPALLI -빨리 – Hurry!
Koreans live fast paced lives so it’s no surprise at all that “Ppalli” is a widely used expression! Ppalli means “hurry” or “fast” and it can be used as an expression on its own or as a word within sentences. So how would you use it?
” Ppalli! Ppalli! We’re going to be late!” (as a separate word.)
“Ppalli Gayo!” – Let’s hurry up and go! (used in a sentence.)
MOMOMO – 모모모 – Blah Blah Blah!
This is an easy one to remember and you can use it in everyday conversation! All it means is “BLAH BLAH BLAH!”. Don’t want to hear what someone is saying? Momomo! Tired of explaining something? Momomo! You can also use it in place of “etc.”
“Rumour has it that you have a crush on Siwon….”
“I have to do the dishes, iron my clothes, pack my bag, momomo… the list goes on.”
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MWO HAEYO – 뭐해요 – What are you doing?/What’s up?
Mwo Haeyo can be used like a greeting when you see your friends. It’s the equivalent of “What’s up?” or “What are you doing?” in English. Make sure you rise in intonation at the end of this sentence to indicate a question! You can also use the formal version of this expression which is “Mwo Haseyo (뭐하세요)” but typically, the informal version is just fine.
“Annyeong Haseyo! Mwo Haeyo?”
“안녕 하새요! 뭐 해요?”
“Hello! What’s up?”
A, GEURAEYO – 아, 그래요 – Oh really?
This expression is generally used to indicate that you are listening and paying attention to the speaker, and that you are following what they are saying. Saying “A, Geuraeyo?” pretty much means “Oh really?” or “Is that so?” but if you just say “Geuraeyo” without the “A” before it, it turns into the statement “That’s right” or “Exactly”. Once again, when saying “A, geuraeyo?” make sure you lift the intonation in your voice to indicate the question. Usually when Koreans use this expression, they have a very interested, almost surprised face.
“Omo! Did you know that Sohee and Seulong are dating??”
“She’s very pretty.”
That’s all for this week’s K-Talk! Have fun with the words! I’ll be posting a Savings Update later in the week so for those interested in saving, keep an eye out!
As for now, 안녕~!