“We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edge of print. It gave us more freedom. We lived in the gaps between the stories.”
—Margaret Atwood

Saturday, October 07, 2017

11: Basic Korean

English – Korean
Good Morning – Annyeong haseyo
Yes – Neh
Maybe – Ama
Of course – Mullon
Excuse me – Sillyehabnida
It’s okay! No worries! – Gwaenchanh-a! Geogjeon ma!
See you tomorrow – Naeil bwayo
See you – Boja
Dear – Chin-aehaneun
Too expensive – Neomu bissan
Delicious – Mas-issneun
Please – Hasibsio
Take care – Leul Butaghae
See you sometime – Toh bwa yo
Long time, no see – Orenmanida
Congratulations – Chugha haeyo
Thank you – Gamsahabnida
You’re welcome – Cham jal osyeosseubnida
Cheers – Geonbae
Please stop – Jebal geuman
What happened? – Museun il-i
Hello – Anyoung

Annyeong haseyo – it is the most common greeting for someone you meet face to face. It can be used at any time of day and to anyone.
Boja – this word are usually used when the people involved will see each other again soon
Orenmanida – suppose you haven’t seen the person for some time
Geobae – usually used whean a toast is initiated
Anyoung – it is only strictly used between close friends and to your younger people, as it is informal. Do not used it if you’re speaking to an older person.

Wikipedia. KOREA is a historic country in East Asia; since 1945 it has been divided into two distinct sovereign states: North Korea and South Korea. Located on the Korean Peninsula, Korea is bordered by China to the northwest and Russia to the northeast.
The Korean names for the language are based on the names for Korea used in North Korea and South Korea.
In South Korea, the Korean language is referred to by many names including hanguk-eo ("Korean language"), hanguk-mal ("Korean speech") and uri-mal ("our language"). In "hanguk-eo" and "hanguk-mal", the first part of the word, "hanguk", refers to the Korean nation while "-eo" and "-mal" mean "language" and "speech", respectively. Korean is also simply referred to as guk-eo, literally "national language". This name is based on the same Han characters, meaning "nation" + "language" ("國語"), that are also used in Taiwan and Japan to refer to their respective national languages.
In North Korea and China, the language is most often called Chosŏn-mal, or more formally, Chosŏn-ŏ. The English word "Korean" is derived from Goryeo, which is thought to be the first Korean dynasty known to the Western nations. Korean people in the former USSR refer to themselves as Koryo-saram and/or Koryo-in (literally, "Koryo/Goryeo person(s)"), and call the language Koryo-mar.
In mainland China, following the establishment of diplomatic relations with South Korea in 1992, the term Cháoxiǎnyǔ or the short form Cháoyǔ has normally been used to refer to the standard language of North Korea and Yanbian, whereas Hánguóyǔ or the short form Hányǔ is used to refer to the standard language of South Korea.
Some older English sources also use the spelling "Corea" to refer to the nation, and its inflected form for the language, culture and people, "Korea" becoming more popular in the late 1800s according to Google's NGram English corpus of 2015.

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