1000 Korean words for everyday use – Basic vocabulary from K-dramas #81

Welcome back. This is the 81st 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 “자르다, 때리다, 상관, 멀다, 삼촌” with sample sentences.
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Basic Korean words : 자르다, 때리다, 상관, 멀다, 삼촌


401. 자르다 [ja-reu-da] – to cut, to slice

– 자르다 [ja-reu-da] means “to cut” or “to slice”. It’s about dividing something into smaller pieces.

Example sentences:

빵을 자를게요. I’ll cut the bread.


402. 때리다 [ddae-ri-da] – to hit, to strike

– 때리다 [ddae-ri-da] is used to ‘hit’ or ‘strike’ something. It’s about making contact with force.

Example sentences:

그의 얼굴을 손으로 때렸어요. I hit him in the face with my hand.


403. 상관 [sang-gwan] – relation, connection / senior

– 상관 [sang-gwan] can mean “relationship” or “connection”. It can also refer to a “senior” in an organisation or context.

Example sentences:

그 사람과 나는 아무 상관이 없어요. I have no relation with that person.
그는 우리 조직의 상관이에요. He’s a senior member of our organisation.


404. 멀다 [meol-da] – to be far

– 멀다 [meol-da] means that something is ‘far away’.

Example sentences:

학교가 집에서 멀어요. The school is far from my home.


405. 삼촌 [sam-chon] – uncle

– 삼촌 [sam-chon] means “uncle”, usually a brother of one’s parents.

Example sentences:

삼촌은 농장에서 일하고 있어요. My uncle works on a farm.


Grammar & Study Resources

If you want to find out what “삼촌 [sam-chon] – uncle” means and how to use it in Korean, you can visit the following website.
The Meaning of Samchon (삼촌) in Korean and How They Take Care of Business

In addition, their other articles on Korean family terms such as 누나, 오빠, 언니, 형, 삼촌, 이모 may be of interest.
Family Terms Index

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