1000 Korean words for everyday use – Basic vocabulary from K-dramas #70

Welcome back. This is the 70th 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 “거짓말, 낫다, 걷다, 확실, 결정” with sample sentences.
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Basic Korean words : 거짓말, 낫다, 걷다, 확실, 결정


346. 거짓말 [geo-jit-mal] – lie

– 거짓말 [geo-jit-mal] means “lie”, which is a false statement made with the intent to deceive or mislead.

Example sentence:

그는 거짓말을 하지 않는 편이에요. He’s not the type to lie.


347. 낫다 [nat-tta] – to get better / to recover, to get well

– 낫다 [nat-tta] means “to get better” or “to recover”, indicating an improvement in health or condition.

Example sentences:

조금씩 상황이 나아지고 있어요. The situation is getting better little by little.
빨리 나아. Get well soon.


348. 걷다 [geot-tta] – to walk

– 걷다 [geot-tta] means “to walk”, referring to the action of moving on foot by taking steps.

Example sentence:

강가를 따라 걷는 것이 좋아요. Walking along the river is nice.


349. 확실하다 [hwak-sil-ha-da] – to be certain, to be sure

– 확실하다 [hwak-sil-ha-da] means “to be certain” or “to be sure”, indicating a high level of confidence in a situation or information.

Example sentence:

그것은 확실한 것 같아요. It seems certain.


350. 결정 [gyeol-jeong] – decision

– 결정 [gyeol-jeong] means a “decision”, indicating a choice or resolution made after careful consideration.
– 결정하다 [gyeol-jeong-ha-da] and 정하다 [jeong-ha-da] both mean “to decide” and “to determine”.

Example sentences:

이 결정을 내리기 전에 잘 생각해봐요. Think carefully before you make this decision.
내일 무엇을 할지 결정해야 해요. I have to decide what to do tomorrow.
계획을 정해 봅시다. Let’s make a plan.


Grammar & Study Resources

것 같다 has a similar meaning to “seems to be ….” , “I think …..” or “is likely to be …..” in English. It is used to express predictions when something seems to be like something that might happen, might have happened, or will happen in the future.

It is used in all three tenses and is added at the end of sentences.

Present tense : ~는 것 같다
Past tense : ~ㄴ/은 것 같다 or 았/었을 것 같다
Future tense : ㄹ/을 것 같다

If you want to learn more about “것 같다”, you can visit the website below.
V/A ~(으)ㄴ/는/(으)ㄹ 것 같다 [Korean Grammar]

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