Aug. 24th, 2010

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My first Korean dialog. 가, having drunk way too much the previous night before and having difficulty seeing straight, turns to 나 for help identifying items of furniture.

가: 이것은 무엇입니까?
나: 책상입나다.
가: 저것은 무엇입니까?
나: 저것은 의자입니다.

Highlight for translation:

[가: What is this?
나: It's a desk.
가: What is that?
나: That's a chair.
]

Vocabulary:

이것 this
저것 that
무엇 what
은/는 topic particle
책상 desk
의자 chair
이다 to be

Down the rabbit hole )

I love the ridiculousness of textbook dialog! From 한국어 1 by 서울대학교 언어교육원.
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작은 고추가 맵다.

A Korean saying that means "small people are tough and smart," according to Using Korean.

Highlight for literal translation:

[Small peppers are hot.]

Vocabulary:

작다 small
고추 pepper
맵다 spicy, pungent

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