1000 Korean words for everyday use – Basic vocabulary from K-dramas #82

Welcome back. This is the 82nd 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 “뻔하다, 솔직하다, 넘다, 달라다, 검사” with sample sentences.
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Basic Korean words : 뻔하다, 솔직하다, 넘다, 달라다, 검사

 

406. 뻔하다 [bbeon-ha-da] – to be obvious, evident / almost, nearly

– 뻔하다 [bbeon-ha-da] is used when something is ‘obvious’ or ‘evident’. It can also means “almost” or “nearly”.

Example sentences:

그 일은 뻔한데 왜 하나요? It’s obvious, so why are you doing it?
죽을 뻔했어요. I almost died.

 

407. 솔직하다 [sol-jik-ha-da] – to be honest, sincere

– 솔직하다 [sol-jik-ha-da] means to be “honest” and “sincere” in expressing yourself.

Example sentences:

솔직한 의견을 말해주세요. Please give your honest opinion.

 

408. 넘다 [neom-tta] – to cross, to pass

넘다 [neom-tta] means “to cross” or “to pass” something, often a line or boundary.

Example sentences:

선을 넘지 마세요. Don’t cross the line.

 

409. 달라다 [dal-ra-da] – to ask, to request

– (~아/어) 달라다 [dal-ra-da] is used when you are “asking” or “requesting” something from someone, and 도와 달라다 [do-wa dal-ra-da] is used to ask for help.

Example sentences:

제 딸은 왜 계속 밥을 달라고 하죠? Why is my daughter always asking for food?

 

410. 검사 [geom-sa] – investigation, inspection / prosecutor

– 검사 [geom-sa] can mean “examination” or “inspection”. It can also mean “prosecutor” in a legal context.

Example sentences:

검사 결과가 나왔어요. The test results came out.
그 검사는 법정에서 일하고 있어요. That prosecutor works in the courtroom.

 

Grammar & Study Resources

If you want to learn the vocabulary for physical features and personality in Korean, you can visit the following website.
How to Describe a Person in Korean: Vocabulary for Physical Characteristics and Personality

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