1000 Korean words for everyday use – Basic vocabulary from K-dramas #77

Welcome back. This is the 77th 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 “넣다, 재수, 서로, 봄, 인사” with sample sentences.
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Basic Korean words : 넣다, 재수, 서로, 봄, 인사


381. 넣다 [neo-ta] – to put, to insert

– 넣다 [neo-ta] encapsulates the idea of “putting” or “inserting” something in a particular place.

Example sentences:

책을 가방에 넣었어요. I put the book in the bag.


382. 재수 [jae-su] – chance, luck

– 재수 [jae-su] embraces the concepts of “chance” and “luck”, painting a vivid picture of serendipity.

Example sentences:

재수 없는 날이었어요. It was an unlucky day.


383. 서로 [seo-ro] – each other

– 서로 [seo-ro] means “each other”, emphasizing the dynamic exchange between individuals.

Example sentences:

우리 서로에게 많은 것을 배울 수 있어요. We have a lot to learn from each other.


384. 봄 [bom] – spring

– 봄 [bom] means “spring”, a time of rejuvenation and blossoming.

Example sentences:

봄에는 꽃들이 피어나요. Flowers bloom in spring.


385. 인사 [in-sa] – greeting, salutation

– 인사 [in-sa] includes the art of “greeting” and “salutation”. 인사하다 [in-sa-ha-da] is its verb form and means “to greet”.

Example sentences:

아침에 서로 인사를 나누었어요. We greeted each other in the morning.
나는 작별 인사하러 왔어. I am here to say goodbye.


Grammar & Study Resources

Now that you’ve learnt the word “인사 [in-sa] – greeting, salutation”, here are some useful and common Korean greetings.

Korean greetings – Various ways to acknowledge someone

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