1000 Korean words for everyday use – Basic vocabulary from K-dramas #56

Welcome back. This is the 56th 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 “마지막, 가족, 기분, 상황, 풀다” with sample sentences.
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Basic Korean words : 마지막, 가족, 기분, 상황, 풀다


276. 마지막 [ma-ji-mak] – last, final

– 마지막 [ma-ji-mak] means “last” or “final”, indicating the concluding point in a sequence or series.

Example sentence:

이번이 마지막 기회예요. This is the last chance.


277. 가족 [ga-jok] – family

– 가족 [ga-jok] refers to “family” and denotes a group of related individuals.
– 식구 [sik-gu] also means “family” or “household” and is often used in a more colloquial context.

Example sentences:

우리 가족과 함께 모임을 가졌어요. We had a gathering with our family.
식구들과 함께 저녁을 먹었어요. I had dinner with my family.


278. 기분 [gi-bun] – feeling, mood

– 기분 [gi-bun] refers to “feeling” or “mood” and indicates a person’s emotional state.

Example sentence:

너 이 기분을 아냐? 응? Do you know this feeling, huh?


279. 상황 [sang-hwang] – situation, circumstance

– 상황 [sang-hwang] means “situation” or “circumstance” and describes the conditions or context in which something occurs.

Example sentence:

현재 상황을 파악해야 해요. We need to evaluate the current situation.


280. 풀다 [pul-da] – to untie, to solve

– 풀다 [pul-da] means “to untie” or “to solve”, indicating the act of solving a problem or releasing something that is tied up.
– 풀리다 [pul-li-da] means “to be solved” or “to be untied”, indicating the state of a problem or situation being solved or untied. 풀리다 is the passive form of 풀다.

Example sentences:

이 문제를 함께 풀어 봐요. Let’s solve this problem together.
이 문제가 풀렸어요. This issue has been resolved.


Grammar & Study Resources

Above, 풀다 [pul-da] is an active verb and 풀리다 [pul-li-da] is a passive verb.

To learn more about Korean passive verbs, please visit the website below.

Irregular Korean passive verbs with (-이/히/리/기) suffix = to be V-ed

The pdf below may also be helpful.
Passive Verbs

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