1000 Korean words for everyday use – Basic vocabulary from K-dramas #87

Welcome back. This is the 87th 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 “책임, 전부, 선물, 이혼, 조사” with sample sentences.
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Basic Korean words : 책임, 전부, 선물, 이혼, 조사


431. 책임 [chaeg-im] – responsibility, duty

– 책임 [chaeg-im] refers to responsibility or duty, indicating that someone is responsible for a task or action.

Example sentences:

그 일에 대한 책임이 있어요. There’s responsibility for that task.


432. 전부 [jeon-bu] – everything, all

– 전부 [jeon-bu] means everything or all, referring to the whole of something.

Example sentences:

다 끝났어요. 전부 정리했어요. It’s all over. I cleaned everything up.


433. 선물 [seon-mul] – gift, present

– 선물 [seon-mul] refers to a gift or present that is given to someone.

Example sentences:

그녀는 생일 선물을 받았어요. She received a birthday present.


434. 이혼 [i-hon] – divorce

– 이혼 [i-hon] means divorce, which means the legal dissolution of a marriage (결혼 [gyeol-hon]).

Example sentences:

그 부부는 이혼하게 되었어요. The couple eventually divorced.


435. 조사 [jo-sa] – investigation, survey

– 조사 [jo-sa] refers to an investigation or survey in which information is collected and analyzed.

Example sentences:

조사 결과가 나왔어요. The results of the investigation came out.


Grammar & Study Resources

To find out more about marriage and weddings in Korea, you can visit the following website.

Marriage and Weddings in Korea

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