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Are you hiding your Korean dialect? | Street Interview

Fri, 2022-12-09 17:36

Recently I visited Seoul to film some videos, and while I was there I stopped to interview several people about Korean dialects.

For this video, I asked people if they knew any dialects. Most people responded that they didn't know anything, but once we started the video it was clear they actually knew a lot more than I thought. I asked them to share some of their dialect with me, or to share what they knew about dialects, and here's the result!

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Are you hiding your Korean dialect? | Street Interview

Fri, 2022-12-09 14:00

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35th Haeundae Polar Bear Festival

Fri, 2022-12-09 05:06
Date: Saturday, December 24, 2022 - 13:00Location: Event Type: 

DATE & TIME

12. 23. FRI / 18:30~20:00 : events on the eve of the festival ( concert )

12. 24. SAT / 13:00~17:00 : main events day ( Performance of getting into the water, celebratory performance, etc.)

 

December 24th is the day of a diving performance in Haeundae!
The performance was also selected as one of the top 10 unique sports in the world by the BBC!--

Last year, COVID-19 was non-face-to-face, but this year, you can feel the winter sea.--

There are various programs prepared for the Polar Bear Festival, which runs from the 23rd to the 24th, so please look forward to it.

(Ice Bucket Challenge, music night party...)

Applications are available until Friday, December 16th.
The participation fee is 30,000 KRW.

gifts will also be provided to the participants (t-shirts, swimming caps, beach towels, etc.).
It's a limited design for Christmas only:)--

How about making special memories with the Polar Bear Festival this Christmas season?!----

If you want to apply for participation, please apply on the website 

http://bear.busan.com/entryperson

If you have any questions

☎ Contacts
Tel : 051-731-1509
E-mail : [email protected]
time : 10:00~18:00

 

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BGN Eye Hospital winter event

Fri, 2022-12-09 02:20
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: BusanContact person by email

Explore Busan with your bright vision this winter!

Proceed with LASEK,LASIK or SMILE surgery and get Busan Tour Pass to visit over 30+ hot places in Busan.

Wonder if you are a candidate for Laser Vision Correction? No more doubts, as BGN Eye Hospital provides FREE examination and consultation for everyone who wishes to get rid of their contact lenses or glasses!

Make your first step to 20/20 vision today!

Book you FREE LASIK consultation at:

Phone: 010-7670-3995

kakao: eye1004bgnbusan

Email: [email protected]

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Templestay – Hwaeomsa Temple (Gurye, Jeollanam-do)

Thu, 2022-12-08 23:25
The Four Lion Three-Story Stone Pagoda of Hwaeomsa Temple. Introduction to Temple

Hwaeomsa Temple is located in Gurye, Jeollanam-do on the very south-western edge of Jirisan National Park. Hwaeomsa Temple means “Flower Garland Temple” in English, which is in reference to the Flower Garland Sutra. The temple was first established in 544 A.D. by the monk Yeongi-josa, who might have been from India. The temple was later expanded by Jajang-yulsa (590-648 A.D.) in 643 A.D. And it was further expanded by the monk Uisang-daesa (625-702 A.D.), during the reign of King Munmu of Silla (r. 661-681 A.D.). Later, and in 875 A.D., Doseon-guksa (827-898 A.D.) expanded the temple, once more.

Throughout the years, Hwaeomsa Temple has undergone numerous rebuilds including from 1630-1636, after the temple was completely destroyed by fire during the Imjin War (1592-1598) in 1593. Most of the temple shrine halls were destroyed by the Japanese at this time. Then in 1701, another reconstruction was completed at Hwaeomsa Temple. The temple shrine halls that were completed at this time were the Daeung-jeon Hall, the famed Gakhwang-jeon Hall, the Myeongbu-jeon Hall, the Wontong-jeon Hall, and the Yeongsan-jeon Hall. Also, three gates that included the Geumgangmun Gate, the Cheonwangmun Gate, and the Boje-ru Pavilion were built at this time, as well.

Hwaeomsa Temple is home to four National Treasures, eight Korean Treasures, one Historic Site, one Scenic Site, and two Natural Monuments. As for the Templestay program at Hwaeomsa Temple, they conduct the A Present of My Own Program, which is a freestyle type of program that lasts one night and two days.

For more on Hwaeomsa Temple.

Directions

From the Gurye Intercity Bus Terminal, you’ll need to take a bus bound for Hwaeomsa Temple. This bus leaves every ten to twenty minutes, and the first bus departs at 8 a.m. The final bus leaves Hwaeomsa Temple at 8:10 p.m. From where the bus lets you off, it’s an additional fifteen to twenty minute walk to get to Hwaeomsa Temple.

Templestay Program

Hwaeomsa Temple conducts one Templestay program at their temple, it’s the A Present of My Own Program, which is a one night two day program. Here is their schedule:

A: A Present of My Own Program TimeTitle14:30-15:00Check-In15:30-16:00Orientaion16:50-17:30Temple Dinner17:45-18:30Four Buddhist Instruments Performance18:30-19:30Tea Time with a Monk 21:00-04:00Bedtime TimeTitle04:25-05:10Early Morning Buddhist Ceremony05:50-07:00Breakfast and Free Time07:30-10:00Tea Time with a Monk/Hiking to a Hermitage10:30-11:00Cleaning and Templestay Review11:20-12:00Lunch and Check-Out

(This schedule is subject to change)

The Templestay facilities at Hwaeomsa Temple. (Picture courtesy of the Templestay website). More of the features at Hwaeomsa Temple. (Picture courtesy of the Templestay website). Temple Information

Address: 539 Hwaeomsa-ro, Masan-myeon,Gurye-gun, Jeollanam-do, Korea

Tel: For any questions, please contact Hwaeomsa Temple by email.

E-mail: [email protected]

Fees

A Present of My Own Program – adults – 50,000 won; students (up to 18 years of age) – 40,000 won

Links

Reservations for the A Present of My Own Program

The Gakhwangjeon Hall of Hwaeomsa Temple and the West Five-Story Stone Pagoda of Hwaeomsa Temple.

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how to say i like you in korean like natives

Thu, 2022-12-08 13:06
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head-over-heels in love but don’t want to through the love bomb yet?

 Try saying “I like you in Korean” to make an impact on your crush.

The phrase 사랑해 (saranghae) is the most common way to say I like you in Korean. But there are other ways to say it that can be more specific, personal, or even cute.

We have got you covered with our quick guide on the best ways to say “I like you” in Korean that will melt your beautiful loved one’s heart and let your partner  know that you missed them with examples and exercises.

Alright world, Let’s get started!

How To Say I Like You In Korean ( From Causal To Formal)

좋아해요 (joahaeyo) means “I like you in Korean”. It is polite and respectful to say this to your parents, grandparents, or teachers. 좋아해 (joahae) is more casual and is used like your boyfriend or girlfriend. The formal way to say I like you in Korean is 좋아합니다 (joahamnida) and use this with someone older, in lyrics, or in advertisements.

Here are the common ways to say I like you in Korean in formal, casual, and polite situations.

  • The Casual  way – 좋아해 (joahae)
  • The Polite way  –좋아해요 (joahaeyo)
  • The Formal way– 좋아합니다 (joahamnida)
What Is Saranghaeyo Korean?

The polite way to say “I like you” in Korean is called 좋아해요((joahaeyo)

It comes from the verb  좋아하다 with present tense conjugation. If you want to show your appreciation, gratitude, and affection in a more respectful way, you may want to use the polite way of saying “I like you” with your parents, teachers, etc.

If you want to confess someone just say the sentence (나는 너를 좋아해요),na-neun neo-reul joahaeyo

You can just substitute “you” with the listener’s name +  씨 

  • Like you, name. 
  • name+ 씨 좋아해요. (xx ssi joahaeyo)

Example

Bon-Hwa, I like you.

봉화 씨, 좋아해요. – [Bon-Hwa-ssi, jo-a-hae-yo]

Or you can also address the person as 오빠 or 누나

  •  i like you my significant other. 
  • 오빠/누나 좋아해요. (oppa/nuna joahaeyo.) 
I Like You In Korean In The Informal Way

The most common and casual way to say “I like you” in Korean is 좋아해 (joahae).

This means that you can use this with people close to you and people younger than you. 

For example, with your girlfriend or boyfriend, with your husband or wife, 

You could say 나 너  좋아해 (na neo joahae)/널  좋아해 (neol joahae.)

Or you can substitute “you” with the listener’s name and add 아 or 야 after the 

Example

 I like you, minji.

민지야,  좋아해 (minjiyah, saranghae.)

Note 

If a Korean name ends in a consonant, add 아(ah) to the end of his/her name.

You can Add 야 (ya) to the end of the name, if a Korean name ends in a vowel,

For example

 I like you, yaejin – 예진 (Yaejin) + 아( Ah) +  좋아해= 예진아 ,좋아해

I like you, minji  – 민지 (Minji) + 야 (Yah)+ 좋아해 = 민지야,좋아해

I Like You In Korean Formal Way

좋아합니다 (joahamnida) means “I like you in Korean”. It is the most formal way.

You can use this word to address, just those with higher status or those who are older than you.

It’s also used when talking to large groups and audiences.

Other Indirect Ways To Say I Like You In Korean 

Besides saying I like you directly, you can also express your feelings to the other person in indirect ways. 

  • You’re pretty. 예뻐요. (yeppeoyo.)
  • You’re handsome. 잘 생겼어요. (jal saenggyeoseoyo.)
  • Would you go out with me?-저랑 사귈래요? (jeorang sagwilraeyo?) 
  • I want to be with you. 같이 있고 싶어요. (gachi itgo sipeoyo.) 
  • I miss you. 보고 싶어요. (bogo sipeoyo.)
  • I love you-
  • You’re beautiful. 아름다워요. (areumdawoyo.)
  • You’re looking good. 멋있어요.
I Like You Very Much In Korean

If you want to say “I like you very much in Korean”, simply add the degree modifier 너무(neomu) means “very much” or 많이 (mani) means “a lot,” before the verb.

For example,  

  • i like you a lot.
  • 많이 좋아해요 (mani joahaeyo) 
  • i like you very much. 
  • 너무좋아해 (neomu joahae.)
I Don’t Like You In Korean

What if you don’t have a liking for somebody, and if you want to let them know, you need to say, “I don’t like you or I hate you”.

But how do you say “I don’t like you” in Korean?

Here’s how to say I don’t like you or I hate you in Korean 

  • I hate you(literally)/i don’t like you -내가 너를 싫어
  • I do not like you [formal]-저는 당신을 좋아하지 않아요 
  • I do not like you [informal]-네가 너를 좋아하지 않아
Conclusion

If you’re just starting your Korean language journey, don’t worry about memorizing all of these different ways to say “I like you”

Just focus on 좋아해(joahae) and좋아해요 (joahaeyo).

Once you get the hang of those, then you can start experimenting with the other variations. 

here are some useful resources to read more about this topic

https://quizlet.com/468591239/i-like-dont-like-and-do-you-like-in-korean-flash-cards/

Now that you know how to say “I like you” in Korean, it’s time to put your new skills to the test. Why not confess your likeness to someone special in Korean? 

if you read more about this, check out the free guide on how to say i like you in korean 

 

 

 

 

 

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Do you think masks should still be required on public transportation in Korea?

Thu, 2022-12-08 02:12
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Anguksa-ji Temple Site – 안국사지 (Dangjin, Chungcheongnam-do)

Wed, 2022-12-07 23:24
The Anguksa-ji Temple Site in Dangjin, Chungcheongnam-do. Temple Site History

The Anguksa-ji Temple Site is located in Dangjin, Chungcheongnam-do to the east of Mt. Eunbongsan, which is also known as Mt. Anguksan. It’s believed that Anguksa Temple was first constructed sometime during the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392). The temple was later destroyed sometime during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). Later, it was rebuilt by the monk Yong-jun in 1929; however, the temple was closed not long after and has remained abandoned ever since.

During a 2003 excavation conducted on the site, a roof tile was discovered with the writing “Taeping” written on it. “Taeping” is a reference to the named used during the reign of Emperor Shengzong (r. 982-1031) of the Liao Dynasty (916–1125). This period corresponds to the reign of King Hyeonjong of Goryeo (r. 1009-1031) between 1021 and 1030 on the Korean Peninsula. Only a single type of historical roof tile was discovered at the Anguksa-ji Temple Site, so it can be inferred that this tile was also from the founding period of Anguksa Temple, as well.

In total, the Anguksa-ji Temple Site is home to two Korean Treasures. They are the Stone Standing Buddha Triad at Anguksa Temple Site, which is Korean Treasure #100; and the Stone Pagoda at Anguksa Temple Site, which is Korean Treasure #101.

The Anguksa-ji Temple Site from 1920. (Picture courtesy of the National Museum of Korea). The Stone Standing Buddha Triad at Anguksa Temple Site from 1920. (Picture courtesy of the National Museum of Korea). Temple Site Layout

You first make your way up towards the Anguksa-ji Temple Site up an uneven set of stone stairs. The first thing to greet you is the Stone Pagoda at Anguksa Temple Site. The pagoda is located inside a metal fenced-off area below the Stone Standing Buddha Triad at Anguksa Temple Site. Originally, it’s believed that this pagoda was a five-story structure. The base of the pagoda is rather simple; as for the body stones, the body stones above the second story are missing. One of these body stones lies to the right of the pagoda. The roof stones have been placed on top of each other, which makes the historic pagoda appear incomplete. The four corners of the only body stone that still exists on the pagoda are adorned with pillar-like patterns. On one side of the body appears an image of a door, while on the other three sides appear images of the Buddha. The four roof stones that still remain taper upwards, but they also appear heavy. Because of its incompleteness and damaged suffered throughout the centuries, the pagoda appears disproportionate. However, it does display characteristics that are appealing. It’s believed that the Stone Pagoda at Anguksa Temple Site dates back to the mid-Goryeo Dynasty.

To the rear of the Stone Pagoda at Anguksa Temple Site, and up a terrace, is the Stone Standing Buddha Triad at Anguksa Temple Site. This triad is also off-limits to visitors and protected around its periphery by another low-lying metal fence. The central image of the triad, which stands about five metres in height, is that of Mireuk-bul (The Future Buddha). This statue wears a large square Korean traditional hat. The face of the statue is rather small in comparison to the rest of its body. The over-sized body resembles that of a square pillar. The right hand is placed across its chest, while the left hand is placed on the stomach with its thumb and middle fingers pressed together. Bodhisattva statues appear to the right and left of the Mireuk-bul statue. The Bodhisattva to the right remains buried up to its waist, while the Bodhisattva on the left is badly damaged. The Stone Standing Buddha Triad at Anguksa Temple Site follows in the tradition of Goryeo-era statues from Chungcheongnam-do that were prevalent at this time. They were typically built in consultation between the temple and the local community. And while elemental in style and execution, it also points to the passion that the locals had for Buddhism at this time, as well.

To the rear of this triad are a pair of stones. The one barely protruding out from the earth has grooves cut into it, which makes it seem as though there used to be a protective structure that covered the Stone Standing Buddha Triad at Anguksa Temple Site. And to the rear of this, and the much larger stone, is the Maehyangamgak, which is also known as the Bae-bawi (Boat Rock), Gorae-bawi (Whale Rock), and the Buk-bawi (Shuttle Rock). Written on this large rock is an inscription that details the ceremony surrounding the burial of junipers. After a Buddhist memorial ceremony was conducted, pieces from juniper trees were buried in the ground in hopes of making a connection with Mireuk-bul (The Future Buddha). It’s believed that locals would visit Anguksa Temple in hopes of seeking peace found in Mireuk-bul, especially during the Mongol invasions that took place during the Goryeo Dynasty from 1231 to 1270.

To the left of this massive stone and the pair of Korean Treasures are a collection of foundation stones for a former shrine hall at Anguksa Temple. An enterprising farmer has started to grow some vegetables in and around these foundation stones, which I’m pretty sure is illegal. And behind Maehyangamgak, and up a trail, are a pair of modern shrine halls. The first of these two temple shrine halls, and the one to the right, is the Sanshin-gak Hall. The exterior to this hall is unadorned. And stepping inside the rather large Sanshin-gak Hall is a painting dedicated to Sanshin (The Mountain Spirit) on the main altar. To the left of the Sanshin-gak Hall, and just as equally large and unadorned, is the Myeongbu-jeon Hall. A solitary image dedicated to Jijang-bosal (The Bodhisattva of the Afterlife) takes up residence inside this Myeongbu-jeon Hall.

How To Get There

From the Dangjin Intercity Bus Terminal, you’ll need to board Bus #460 to get to the Anguksa-ji Temple Site. You’ll take this bus for 45 minutes, or 26 stops, until you get to the “Sudang-ri Stop – 수당리 하차.” From where the bus drops you off, you’ll need to head west down “Wondanggol 1gil – 원당골1길.” You’ll need to continue to head west towards the Wondangjeo-suji – 원당저 수지” for nearly 1.6 km along this road. The Anguksa-ji Temple Site is just west of this artificial lake by about 200 metres. The walk should take about 30 minutes from where the bus drops you off.

Overall Rating: 6/10

Obviously the main highlight to the Anguksa-ji Temple Site is the Stone Standing Buddha Triad at Anguksa Temple Site with their unique look and feel. Also of interest is the partially damaged Stone Pagoda at Anguksa Temple Site and the Maehyangamgak with its inscription about juniper planting and its connection to Mireuk-bul. And finally, the artwork inside the two newly built shrine halls dedicated to Jijang-bosal (The Bodhisattva of the Afterlife) and the Sanshin (Mountain Spirit) mural are beautiful, as well. If you enjoy temples sites, and even if you don’t, the Anguksa-ji Temple Site makes for a beautiful little visit.

The Stone Standing Buddha Triad at Anguksa Temple Site (right) and the Stone Pagoda at Anguksa Temple Site (left). From a different angle. A closer look at the only body stone that still remains on the Stone Pagoda at Anguksa Temple Site. Some of the stone foundations to a former shrine hall at the Anguksa-ji Temple Site. A wide look at the Anguksa-ji Temple Site. A closer look at the Stone Standing Buddha Triad at Anguksa Temple Site. The toes of Mireuk-bul (The Future Buddha) that stand on top of a lotus flower carving. The triad from a different angle. The Sanshin-gak Hall to the rear of the grounds. The image dedicated to Sanshin (The Mountain Spirit) inside the shaman shrine hall. And to the left of the Sanshin-gak Hall is the Myeongbu-jeon Hall. With an image dedicated to Jijang-bosal (The Bodhisattva of the Afterlife) inside. One last look around the temple site grounds. —

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"Unexpected Contrast" 건마는/건만 | Live Class Abridged

Wed, 2022-12-07 17:28

The grammar form ~건마는 or ~건만 is used to add contrast to a sentence when something was unexpected or different than what you thought it would be. It's an Advanced Level form, and this Sunday's past live stream was for those learners.

Let me know what level you'd like to see me teach more in my live streams! If there's enough interest, I'll continue making more Advanced Level classes like these~

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how to say Happy Birthday In Korean

Wed, 2022-12-07 14:13
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Everybody loves birthdays, and Koreans are no exception. But how to say “happy birthday” in Korean if you have Korean-speaking friends?

And how is it birthday celebrated in Korea, anyway?

 

Here’s how 

The standard and common way to say Happy Birthday in Korean to people older than you is 생일 축하해요(saengil chukhahaeyo).생일 축하합니다! (saengil chukahamnida) is used on formal occasions and for singing happy birthday songs in Korean. You can use 생일 축하해 (sengil Chuka-hae) to wish your close friends or those younger than you.

But sometimes just saying “Happy Birthday” isn’t enough.

There are a few other things you can say or do to make your loved one’s birthday wishes more special & happy. 

Confused? Don’t worry 

Here’s a beginner’s guide on how to say happy birthday in Korean (formal, informal, polite way) with examples. We’ll also talk about Korean birthdays and traditions and the famous Happy Birthday song in Korean, so you can wish effectively with no stress.

Alright guys, let’s dig in. 

How to Say Happy Birthday In Korean

The easiest way to say “happy birthday” in Korean is 생일 축하해요(saengil chukhahaeyo). 생일 which means “birthday,” and 축하 which means “congratulation.” 생일 축하해 is used to say “happy birthday” informally. To make it more formal, just say 생일 축하합니다! (saengil chukahamnida). You can use this phrase with older relatives and employers.

Here’s how to say happy birthday in Korean (informal, polite, formal way) including their hangul, romanization, and pronunciation.

  • The formal and polite way- 생일 축하해요 (sengil chuka-heyo) – polite
  • The formal way – 생일 축하합니다 (sengil chuka-hamnida) – formal
  • The causal way -생일 축하해 (sengil chuka-hae) – casual
  • The super formal /honorific way -생신 축하드려요 (sengshin chuka deu-ryeo-yo)

Let’s see them in detail.

How To Say Standard “Happy Birthday” In Korean?

The standard formal and polite way to say Happy Birthday in Korean is 생일 축하해요(saengil chukhahaeyo).축하해요 is the present tense of the verb 축하하다(chukahada) means “to congratulate” with the polite ending 요. Just use it to people older than you, with whom you aren’t socially close. Or when you are not sure which form to use like in school and the office.

When to use 생일 축하해요(saengil chukhahaeyo)

  • The person you’re talking with is older than you.
  • You aren’t really close to that person.
  • You are unsure which form to use.
  • you are in a formal situation like in the office or school.

Example sentences

Happy birthday auntie  

생일 축하해요 이모  

Suji, happy 30th birthday.

수지씨,30번째 생일을 축하해요.sujissi samsip bonjjae saengireul chukahaeyo  

How Do You Say Happy Birthday In Korean To Friends.

생일 축하해(saengil chukhahae) is the informal way of wishing you and your loved ones a Happy Birthday in Korean. 생일 means birthday and 축하해 comes from the verb 축하하다(chukahada) means “to congratulate.” just use it to wish only very close friends, cousins, and siblings that are born in the same year as you.


Sometimes you might have heard the abbreviation “생축(‘생’일 ‘축’하해)”. People even use “ㅅㅊ” to wish happy birthday while texting.

When to use

  • You are talking to your close friends, young children, and spouses.
  • You are talking to close family members who are of a similar age as you, such as your siblings or cousins.

Example

Happy birthday, sister (if you are the younger sister)  

생일 축하해 ,언니-Saeng-il chukhahae, eonni

 Happy Birthday, friend.  

친구야 생일 축하해! – chinguya saengil chukahae

Happy Birthday Jess!

생일 축하해, 제스! – saengil chukahae jeseu  

How To Say “Happy Birthday” In Korean Formal Situations?

생일 축하합니다 (saengil chukahamnida) is the most formal way of saying happy birthday in Korean. It consists of two words “to congratulate (축하하다)” and “birthday(생일)” in Korean.축하합니다 comes from the verb 축하하다(chukahada) with the formal ending합니다 (hamnida). Used in the birthday song and for formal occasions.


When to use

  • To somebody older than you,
  • To somebody, you are not close to.
  • To somebody at work like your boss
  • To sing the happy birthday song in Korean
Asking Someone’s Birthday In Korean?|

To ask someone”When is your birthday in a polite way, Just say the phrase

생일이 언제예요? (sengili unjeseyo?)생신 means birthday and 언제세요 means ‘when is?’ ‘생신이 언제세요?’ is a formal way of asking ‘when’s your birthday?’ in Korean. While asking a close friend/someone younger than you, just use the causal way i.e.생일이 언제야?

Here are three common ways to ask “when someone’s birthday is” depending on their formality

  • The very respectful – 생신이 언제세요? (sengili unjeseyo) 
  • The  respectful생일이 언제예요? (sengili unje-eyo)
  • The casual생일이 언제야? (sengili unjeya?)

And you can answer in two different ways:

  • 제 생일은 5월 14일이에요. (je sengileun 5wol 14ilieyo.) – respectful
  • 내 생일은 3월13일이야. (ne sengileun 6wol 7iliya.) – casual

We can say when our birthday is respectfully like this:

In the sentence 제 생일은 5월 14일이에요, the word 제 생일 means ‘my birthday’, 5월 14일 means ‘May 14th‘ and lastly, 이에요 is the polite form of the be-verb, so this sentence means ‘My birthday is on May 14th‘.

Words Related To A Korean Birthday Party

You might encounter these words at a traditional Korean birthday party or even when talking about this topic.

  • birthday = 생일(saengil)
  • The first birthday -첫돌이(chotttori)
  • birthday cake = 케이크(keikeu)
  • birthday card = 생일 축하 카드(kadeu)
  • birthday party =생일 축하 파티 파티(saengil pati)
  • Gift = 선물(sonmul)
  • Birthplace – 출생지 (chulsaengji).
  • Seaweed soup =미역국(miyokkkuk)
  • flower=꽃(kkot)
  • Birth of a child – 탄생 (tansaeng)
  • Chocolates = 초콜렛(chokolret)
  • It’s Delicious = 맛있어요.(madissoyo)
  • Birthday dinner= 생일저녁(saengiljonyok)
  • Congratulations = 축하해요 (chook-ha-hae-yo)
  • guest=손님(sonnim)
  • Birthday gift- 생일선물(saengilsonmul)
  • Candles – 양초(yangcho)
  • Cone hat/ party hat – 고깔모자(gokkalmoja)
  • Invitation- 초대(chodae)
  • Surprise birthday party! – 깜짝 생일 파티
Conclusion 

And there you have it—your all-in-one guide for celebrating birthdays in Korea and using different, colorful expressions for saying “happy birthday” in Korean.

The next time you go to Korea, or when your Korean language exchange partner’s special day approaches, pick up these new phrases so you can impress them.

And see your language skills grow!

All Koreans have a birthday, one day special for them. 

What are your plans for your birthday? I would love to hear about your special tradition to celebrate someone’s birthday.

if you want to know more about how to wish someone happy birthday and sing birthday songs,check out this free guide 

 

 

 

 

 

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How To Say Happy New Year In Korean?

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It’s true that the new year is the most widely celebrated holiday around the globe but in Korea, you’ll hear happy new year in Korean twice a year.

 Here’s what I mean

Koreans celebrate the solar new year (1st January) and lunar new year (selloal) every year. If you have Korean friends and family whom you want to wish for? Or simply want to learn how to say a happy new year in Korean like a native. It’s time to brush up on your Korean New Year greetings!

The common way to say happy new year in Korean is 새해 복 많이 받으세요 (saehae bok mani badeuseyo) means “I hope you receive a lot of luck in the New Year”. 

But is it enough? Not exactly

Here’s a complete guide to essential phrases in Korean for “Happy New Year” and other holiday wishes with Korean vocabulary to celebrate like a native and how to set your New Year’s resolutions in Korean.

Alright world, let’s dig in.

How To Say Happy New Year In Korean?

The simplest way to say happy new year in Korean is 새해 복 많이 받으세요 (saehae bok mani badeuseyo) means “I wish you good luck in the New Year.” 새해 (saehae) translates to ‘new year,’ 복(bok) to ‘luck,’ and 많이 (mani) to a lot of.’ 새해 복 많이 받아(Saehae Bok Mani Bada) is an informal way of wishing someone a happy new year. Simply say the words 새해 복 많이 받으십시오 (saehae bok mani badeusipsio) to make it more formal.

Here’s how to say happy new year in Korean (informal, polite, formal way) correctly including their hangul and romanization, 

  • The standard polite way- 새해 복 많이 받으세요 (saehae bok mani badeuseyo)
  • The causal way -새해 복 많이 받아 (Saehae Bok Mani Bada)
  • The formal way – 새해 복 많이 받으십시오 (saehae bok mani badeusipsio)

Let’s see them in detail

Happy New Year In Korean Informal|

새해 복 많이 받아 (Saehae Bok Mani Bada)  is an informal version of the Korean language. You can use it for people close to you, such as friends and boyfriends/girlfriends. The polite ending ‘받으세요)’ has been replaced with ‘받아’.

You shouldn’t be used in formal situations. Especially when you’re talking to older people

So if you aren’t absolutely certain that someone‘s age or how to greet them it’s best to stick with something polite version 새해 복 많이 받으세요 (saehae bok mani badeuseyo) 

Happy New Year In Korean Standard Way

새해 복 많이 받으세요 (saehae bok mani badeuseyo) is the common and polite way of saying ‘Happy New Year‘ in Korean. It literally means “I hope you receive a lot of luck in the New Year”.새해 (saehae) is one of the words that means ‘new year’, 복 (bok) means ‘luck’, and 많이 (mani) means ‘many’ or ‘lots of’. 받으세요 (badeuseyo) is the honorific way of saying 받다 (batda), meaning ‘to receive.

you would say this to your teacher, boss, family, grandparents, older friends, coworkers, or whenever you need to be polite.

Happy New Year In Korean Formal |

The phrase 새해 복 많이 받으십시오(saehae bok mani badeusipsio) is frequently used to express happy new year in Korean. The 십시오(sipsio) ending is an extra-formal way of stating 세요 (seyo). These can be found on formal greeting cards, office emails, or a billboard on the street, but not in a real-life conversation.

Korean won’t use this one very often.

Must-Know Korean Words For The New Year!

 

Here’s a list of common Korean words you’ll hear during the New Year’s celebrations in Korea.

  • midnight – 자정(jajeong)
  • New Year’s Day – 새해 첫날(saehae cheonnal)
  • Year – 년(nyeon)
  • Party – 파티(pati)
  • Fireworks – 불꽃놀이(bulkkotnori)
  • Fortune- bok
  • New Year’s Holiday – 연말 연시(yeonmal yeonsi)
  • Countdown – 카운트 다운(kaunteu daun)
  • toast – 건배(geonbae)
  • Champagne – 샴페인(syampein)
  • New Year’s meal – 구정 음식(gujeong eumsik)
  • Resolution – 새해소원(saehaesowon)
  • New Year – 새해
  • Parade – 퍼레이드(peoreideu)
  • New Years Eve – 섣달 그믐(seotdal geumeum)
  • Winter – 겨울(kyul)
How To Say New Year Resolutions In Korean?

새해 결심 (Saehae Gyeolshim) is the common way to say a new year’s resolution. It came from the word new year(새해[saehae],신년[sinnyeon] or 올해 [olhae]) and resolutions have 3 different words in Korean i.e. 계획(gyehwek) means plan, 결심(gyolsim) means resolution and 목표(mokpyo)means goal. 

Here are the 9 ways you can translated new year resolution in korean

  •  새해 계획(saehae gyehwek), 
  • 새해 결심(saehae gyolsim), 
  • 신년 결심(sinnyon gyolsim), 
  • 새해목표(saehaemokpyo), 
  • 신년계획(sinnyongyehwek), 
  • 신년목표(sinnyonmokpyo),
  • 올해계획(olhaegyehwek),
  • 올해결심(olhaegyolsim),
  • 올해목표(olhaemokpyo).
Conclusion

Voila!! You now know how to say Happy New Year in Korean, and also a few other helpful phrases!

You’re now able to respond to everyone’s holiday wishes and greet your dear ones with a Happy And prosperous new Year in Korean.

So, let’s not be shy to apply your vocabulary words to show your care for your family and friends during the holidays and let them know that you wish them a happy and healthy new year. 

Still in the holiday spirit? want to know more about new year's resolutions.

Check out our articles for more information on how to say happy new year in Korean and traditions.

 

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