1000 Korean words for everyday use – Basic vocabulary from K-dramas #85

Welcome back. This is the 85th 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 “모임, 급하다, 어른, 법, 발” with sample sentences.
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Basic Korean words : 모임, 급하다, 어른, 법, 발

 

421. 모임 [mo-im] – gathering, meeting

– 모임 [mo-im] refers to a gathering or meeting where people come together for a specific purpose or social interaction.
– 모이다 [mo-i-da] means “to come together” and 모으다 [mo-eu-da] means “to gather together”.
– 모이다 is an intransitive verb and 모으다 is a transitive verb. 모이다 is a passive verb of 모으다.

Example sentences:

오늘 저녁에 모임이 있어요. There’s a meeting tonight.
친구들이 모이기 시작했어요. Friends began to gather.
돈을 모아서 기부할 거예요. We’re collecting money for charity.

 

422. 급하다 [geup-ha-da] – to be urgent, hurried

– 급하다 [geup-ha-da] means something is urgent or requires immediate attention because of time constraints.

Example sentences:

급한 일이 생겼어요. An urgent matter has arisen.

 

423. 어른 [eo-reun] – adult

– 어른 [eo-reun] refers to an adult, someone who has reached the age of maturity. The opposite of 어른 is “아이” [a-i] (child).

Example sentences:

어른들도 좋아하는 영화에요. It’s a movie that adults like too.

 

424. 법 [beop] – law, rule

– 법 [beop] refers to laws or rules made by a society or government to regulate behavior.

Example sentences:

법을 어긴다면 벌을 받을 수 있어요. If you break the law, you may be punished.

 

425. 발 [bal] – foot

– 발 [bal] refers to the human foot, the part of the body that is used for walking and standing.

Example sentences:

발을 씻어야 돼요. You must wash your feet.

 

Grammar & Study Resources

If you have not yet learnt the numbers in Korean, you can learn them on the following website.

Body Parts in Korean – Complete terms from head to toe

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