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August 21, 2012 3:33 pm
[Learn Korean Words with K-Pop – Sorry Sorry by Super Junior]
**눈만 뜨면 [nun-man ddeu-myeon]

눈 [nun] = eye
-만 [man] = only, just

**(눈을) 뜨다 [tteu-da] = open one’s eyes (뜨다 have various meanings, but this particular meaning only goes with “눈”.)
**-(으)면 [-myeon] = if, in case (Please refer to “Level 2 Lesson 23 / if, in case / 만약, -(으)면” http://www.talktomeinkorean.com/lessons/level-2-lesson-23/)

**By combining all these words together to create 눈만 뜨면, you get a phrase that literally means “if I just open my eyes.” In the lyrics, this expression is followed by “니 생각” [“ni saeng-gak”] which means “thinking of you”. Together, “눈만 뜨면 니 생각” means something along the lines of “I think of you whenever my eyes are open.” Even though there is no subject in this sentence, you can infer from the context that the subject is “I” because it’s followed by 니 [ni], or ‘you’.
Usually, when people are awake, their eyes are open. Therefore, in context, 눈만 뜨면 means “every waking moment,” or more simply, “every time,” “always,” or “all the time.”

**Sample Sentences
1) 눈만 뜨면 배가 고파.
[nun-man tteu-myeon bae-ga go-pa]
= I’m always hungry.

2) 걔는 눈만 뜨면 카톡 하고 있어.
[gye-neun nun-man tteu-myeon ka-tok ha-go it-sseo]
= He/She’s always on 카톡.
(*카톡 is a contraction of 카카오톡 (Kakao Talk), which is the most popular mobile messaging application in Korea.)

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[Learn Korean Words with K-Pop – Sorry Sorry by Super Junior]

**눈만 뜨면 [nun-man ddeu-myeon]

눈 [nun] = eye

-만 [man] = only, just

**(눈을) 뜨다 [tteu-da] = open one’s eyes (뜨다 have various meanings, but this particular meaning only goes with “눈”.)

**-(으)면 [-myeon] = if, in case (Please refer to “Level 2 Lesson 23 / if, in case / 만약, -(으)면” http://www.talktomeinkorean.com/lessons/level-2-lesson-23/)

**By combining all these words together to create 눈만 뜨면, you get a phrase that literally means “if I just open my eyes.” In the lyrics, this expression is followed by “니 생각” [“ni saeng-gak”] which means “thinking of you”. Together, “눈만 뜨면 니 생각” means something along the lines of “I think of you whenever my eyes are open.” Even though there is no subject in this sentence, you can infer from the context that the subject is “I” because it’s followed by 니 [ni], or ‘you’.

Usually, when people are awake, their eyes are open. Therefore, in context, 눈만 뜨면 means “every waking moment,” or more simply, “every time,” “always,” or “all the time.”

**Sample Sentences

1) 눈만 뜨면 배가 고파.

[nun-man tteu-myeon bae-ga go-pa]

= I’m always hungry.

2) 걔는 눈만 뜨면 카톡 하고 있어.

[gye-neun nun-man tteu-myeon ka-tok ha-go it-sseo]

= He/She’s always on 카톡.

(*카톡 is a contraction of 카카오톡 (Kakao Talk), which is the most popular mobile messaging application in Korea.)

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If you want to study more click here:

http://www.talktomeinkorean.com/lessons/kpop-superjunior-5/

January 16, 2012 1:06 pm

Korean Drama Phrases #1 - “두 사람 무슨 사이야?”

Read more about the vocabulary and grammar used in this phrase at http://harukorean.com/lessons/181

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July 15, 2011 7:29 pm
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June 20, 2011 1:40 pm
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Learn how to say “Yes” and “No” in Korean.

After listening to this lesson, when you are asked a YES/NO question, you will be able to answer that question with either YES or NO in Korean.

네. [ne] = Yes.
아니요. [aniyo] = No.

But in Korean, when people say “네”, it is not the same as saying “Yes.” in English. The same goes for “아니요” too. This is because the Korean “네” expresses your “agreement” to what the other person said. And “아니요” expresses your “disagreement” or “denial” to what the other person said.

Please read more about it in the PDF file attached to this lesson.

[Level 1 Lesson 2 / Yes, No, What? / 네, 아니요, 네? ]

June 17, 2011 10:33 pm

Plainly counting from 1 to 100 in native Korean.
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감사합니다!

10:32 pm

Plainly counting from 1 to 100 in sino-Korean.
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3:46 pm
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Have you heard or used the Korean expression “대박” before? If you haven’t, it is a slang expression that means “Super cool!” or “That’s amazing.” or even “I can’t believe it.” If you already know the meanings and usages of this word, do you also know WHERE this word came from? In this episode of Hyojin, What Does This Mean, Hyojin and Hyunwoo talk about the possible origins of 대박.

10:55 am
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Learn how to say “Hello” and “Thank you” in Korean.

Listen to the audio lesson to learn how to say the following and more.

안녕하세요 [an-nyeong-ha-se-yo.] = Hello.

감사합니다 [gam-sa-ham-ni-da] = Thank you.

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