1000 Korean words for everyday use – Basic vocabulary from K-dramas #64

Welcome back. This is the 64th 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 “궁금하다, 덕분에, 주인, 빼다, 떠나다” with sample sentences.
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Basic Korean words : 궁금하다, 덕분에, 주인, 빼다, 떠나다


316. 궁금하다 [gung-geum-ha-da] – to be curious, to wonder

– 궁금하다 [gung-geum-ha-da] means “to be curious” or “to wonder” and describes the state of wanting to know or understand something.

Example sentence:

무슨 일이 일어났는지 궁금해요. I’m curious to know what happened.


317. 덕분에 [deok-bu-ne] – thanks to, because of

– 덕분에 [deok-bu-ne] is used to say that something positive happened because of a certain factor or cause, often translated as “thanks to” or “because of”.

Example sentence:

덕분에 행복한 시간을 보냈어요. Thanks to this, I had a happy time.


318. 주인 [ju-in] – owner, master

– 주인 [ju-in] refers to an “owner” or “master”, indicating someone who possesses something.
– 주인공 [ju-in-gong] means “protagonist” or “main character”, describing the main character in a story or narrative.
– 집주인 [jip-ju-in] means “landlord” or “homeowner”, indicating someone who owns a house or property.

Example sentences:

이 집 주인이 누구예요? Who owns this house?
그 영화의 주인공은 감동적이었어요. The protagonist of the film was moving.
우리 집주인은 항상 친절하게 대해 주세요. Please be kind to our landlord.


319. 빼다 [ppae-da] – to subtract, to exclude

– 빼다 [ppae-da] means “to subtract” or “to exclude”, indicating the action of taking something away from a whole.

Example sentence:

이 부분을 빼고 생각해보세요. Try to think about it without this part.


320. 떠나다 [tteo-na-da] – to leave, to depart

– 떠나다 [tteo-na-da] means “to leave” or “to depart” and denotes the action of going away from a place.

Example sentence:

내일 여행을 떠나요. I’m going on a trip tomorrow.


Grammar & Study Resources

Here are some basic phrases you can use when speaking Korean:

Yes – [ne]
No – 아니요 [a-ni-yo]
Hello – 안녕하세요 [an-nyeong-ha-se-yo]
Thank you – 고맙습니다 [go-map-seum-ni-da]
You’re welcome – 천만에요 [cheon-ma-ne-yo]
Excuse me – 실례합니다 [sil-lye-ham-ni-da]
Ok – 괜찮아요 [gwaen-cha-na-yo]
I don’t know – 몰라요 [mol-la-yo]
Sorry – 미안합니다 [mi-an-ham-ni-da]
Goodbye – 안녕히 가세요 [an-nyeong-hi ga-se-yo]

To learn more about common Korean phrases, visit the website below.

Korean Phrases – Basic Expressions and Sentences for Travel & Everyday Life with Audio

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