1000 Korean words for everyday use – Basic vocabulary from K-dramas #86

Welcome back. This is the 86th 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 “늘, 위험, 별로, 결국, 이따” with sample sentences.
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Basic Korean words : 늘, 위험, 별로, 결국, 이따


426. 늘 [neul] – always, usually

– 늘 [neul] means always or usually, indicating something that happens regularly.

Example sentences:

그는 늘 기분이 좋아보여요. He always seems to be in a good mood.


427. 위험 [wi-heom] – danger, risk

– 위험 [wi-heom] refers to danger or the possibility of harm or negative consequences.
– 위험하다 [wi-heom-ha-da] is its verb form and means “to be dangerous”.

Example sentences:

그것은 위험한 상황일 수 있어요. It could be a dangerous situation.
위험해요. 조심하세요. It’s dangerous. Be careful.


428. 별로 [byeol-ro] – not much, not really

– 별로 [byeol-ro] is used to say that something isn’t very much or isn’t really to a significant degree.

Example sentences:

그 영화는 별로 재미없어요. That movie isn’t very interesting.


429. 결국 [gyeol-guk] – in the end, finally

– 결국 [gyeol-guk] indicates something that happens at the end or finally, after a series of events.

Example sentences:

결국 그 일은 성공했어요. In the end, that task was successful.


430. 이따 [i-tta] – later, soon

– 이따 [i-tta] means later or soon, referring to a point in time that is not far off.

Example sentences:

이따 봐요! See you later!


Grammar & Study Resources

An adverb is a part of speech that describes either a verb, an adjective or another adverb. They can also be used to describe phrases, clauses or sentences.
To learn more about Korean adverbs, you can visit the following website.

List of 100 Korean Adverbs

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