1000 Korean words for everyday use – Basic vocabulary from K-dramas #54

Welcome back. This is the 54th 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 “달, 뒤, 전, 후, 떨어지다” with sample sentences.
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Basic Korean words : 달, 뒤, 전, 후, 떨어지다


266. 달 [dal] – moon, month

– 달 [dal] can refer to both the moon and a month, depending on the context.

Example sentences:

밤하늘에 달이 빛나고 있어요. The moon shines in the night sky.
한 달 동안 공부했어요. I studied for a month.


267. 뒤 [dwi] – behind, after

– 뒤 [dwi] means “behind” or “after” and refers to the direction opposite to the front.

Example sentence:

뒤에서 다가오는 소리가 들려요. I hear a sound coming from behind.


268. 전 [jeon] – former, previous

– 전 [jeon] means “former” or “previous”, referring to something that happened or existed before.
– 예전 [ye-jeon] means “old days” or “long ago”.

Example sentences:

전 남자친구를 잊지 못해요. I can’t forget my former boyfriend.
예전에는 편지를 썼었어요. In the old days, people used to write letters.


269. 후 [hu] – after, later

– 후 [hu] means “after” or “later”, indicating a time after another event.
– 전후 [jeon-hu] means “before and after”, indicating a time that includes both preceding and following events.
– 이후 [i-hu] means “after” or “later” and refers to a time after the present or a specific event.

Example sentences:

저녁 식사 후에 영화를 보러 가요. Let’s go watch a film after dinner.
이 사건은 전후로 큰 영향을 미쳤어요. This incident had a big impact before and after.
이후에 뭐 할 거예요? What will you do after this?


270. 떨어지다 [tteo-leo-ji-da] – To fall, to drop

– 떨어지다 [tteo-leo-ji-da] means to fall or drop from a higher position to a lower one.

Example sentence:

사과가 나무에서 떨어졌어요. An apple fell from the tree.


Grammar & Study Resources

Learning the names of the months can be useful when learning a language, as they are often used in everyday life.
If you would like to learn more about months in Korean, please visit the website below.

Months in Korean – Complete List with Audio and Examples

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