1000 Korean words for everyday use – Basic vocabulary from K-dramas #26

Welcome back. This is the 26th 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 “버리다, 그래도, 고맙다, 꼭, 걱정” with sample sentences.
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Basic Korean words : 버리다, 그래도, 고맙다, 꼭, 걱정


126. 버리다 [beo-ri-da] – to throw away, to discard

– 버리다 [beo-ri-da] means “to throw away” or “to discard”, indicating the action of getting rid of something.
– 버리다 in “verb stem + 아/어/여 버리다” is an auxiliary verb used to indicate the completion of an action in the previous statement.

Example sentences:

이 쓰레기를 버려야 해요. I need to throw away this trash.


127. 그래도 [geu-rae-do] – but still, anyway

– 그래도 [geu-rae-do] is used to introduce a contradictory statement or action despite the context.

Example sentences:

그래도 잘하셨어요. You did well anyway.


128. 고맙다 [go-map-tta] – to be thankful, grateful

– 고맙다 [go-map-tta] means “to be thankful” or “grateful” for something received or experienced.

Example sentences:

정말로 고마워요. I am truly grateful.


129. 꼭 [kkok] – definitely, surely

– 꼭 [kkok] emphasizes a strong sense of assurance or certainty, similar to “definitely” or “surely”.

Example sentences:

내일 꼭 만나요. Let’s definitely meet tomorrow.


130. 걱정 [geog-jeong] – worry, concern

– 걱정 [geog-jeong] means “to worry” or “to be concerned”.
– 걱정하다 [geog-jeong-ha-da] is its verb form and means “to worry” about something.

Example sentences:

넌 걱정을 너무 많이 해. You worry too much.
걱정하지 마세요. Don’t worry.


Grammar & Study Resources

Learning how to express gratitude in Korean is a fundamental aspect of effective communication and cultural understanding. Different ways of saying thank you can convey different levels of politeness and formality.

To learn more about how to say “thank you” in Korean, you can visit the following website
How to Say “Thank You” in Korean – The Different Ways to Express Thanks

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