1000 Korean words for everyday use – Basic vocabulary from K-dramas #100

Welcome back. This is the 100th post in the series of 1000 Korean words for everyday use by analyzing the word frequency of more than 1,000 episodes of Korean dramas.

Today, let’s explore the meaning and context of 5 key Korean words “뜨다, 대단하다, 깨다, 귀신, 번호” with sample sentences.
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Basic Korean words : 뜨다, 대단하다, 깨다, 귀신, 번호


496. 뜨다 [tteu-da] – to float, to rise

– 뜨다 [tteu-da] refers to the action of something floating or rising, often in a liquid or in the air.

Example sentences:

바람에 풍선이 뜨고 있어요. The balloon floats in the wind.


497. 대단하다 [dae-dan-ha-da] – to be great, impressive

– 대단하다 [dae-dan-ha-da] is used to say that something is extraordinary, great or impressive.

Example sentences:

그의 실력은 정말 대단해요. His skills are really impressive.


498. 깨다 [kkae-da] – to break / to wake up

– 깨다 [kkae-da] has several meanings. It can mean to break something, to wake up from sleep.
– 깨지다 [kkae-ji-da] is its passive form and means “to be broken, to crack”.

Example sentences:

유리가 깨지고 아무것도 없었어요. The glass broke and there was nothing left.
아침에 일찍 깨서 운동을 해요. I get up early in the morning to exercise.
창문이 깨졌어요. The window is broken.


499. 귀신 [gwi-sin] – ghost, spirit

– 귀신 [gwi-sin] refers to ghosts or spirits, entities that are often associated with the supernatural or the afterlife.

Example sentences:

밤에 귀신을 본 것 같아요. I think I saw a ghost last night.


500. 번호 [beon-ho] – number

– 번호 [beon-ho] is used to refer to numerical identifiers or labels given to objects, people or places.

Example sentences:

전화번호를 알고 계세요? Do you know the phone number?


Grammar & Study Resources

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To learn essential Korean phone phrases, you can visit the following website.

Essential Korean Phone Conversation Phrases

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