1000 Korean words for everyday use – Basic vocabulary from K-dramas #88

Welcome back. This is the 88th 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 “선수, 사귀다, 배우다, 영원, 정보” with sample sentences.
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Basic Korean words : 선수, 사귀다, 배우다, 영원, 정보


436. 선수 [seon-su] – player, athlete

– 선수 [seon-su] refers to a player or athlete who takes part in sports or games.

Example sentences:

그 선수는 농구를 정말 잘 해요. That player is really good at basketball.


437. 사귀다 [sa-gwi-da] – to go out with, to be in a relationship with

– 사귀다 [sa-gwi-da] means to go out with or be in a romantic relationship with someone.

Example sentences:

이거 마시면 우리 사귀는 거다. If you drink this, we’ll go out.


438. 배우다 [bae-u-da] – to learn

– 배우다 [bae-u-da] means to learn or acquire new knowledge or skills.

Example sentences:

새로운 언어를 배우는 것은 어려워요. Learning a new language is hard.


439. 영원 [yeong-won] – eternity, forever

– 영원 [yeong-won] means eternity or forever, indicating a timeless and endless state.
– 영원히 [yeong-won-hi] is its adverb form, meaning “eternal”, and 영원하다 [yeong-won-ha-da] is its verb form, meaning “to be eternal”.

Example sentences:

그 사랑은 영원할 것 같아요. Their love seems eternal.


440. 정보 [jeong-bo] – information

– 정보 [jeong-bo] means information or data about something.

Example sentences:

최신 정보를 얻으려고 노력하고 있어요. I’m trying to get the latest information.


Grammar & Study Resources

것 같다 has a similar meaning to “seems to be ….” , “I think …..” or “is likely to be …..” in English. It is used to express predictions when something seems to be like something that might happen, might have happened, or will happen in the future.

It is used in all three tenses and is added at the end of sentences.

Present tense : ~는 것 같다
Past tense : ~ㄴ/은 것 같다 or 았/었을 것 같다
Future tense : ㄹ/을 것 같다

If you want to learn more about “것 같다”, you can visit the website below.
V/A ~(으)ㄴ/는/(으)ㄹ 것 같다 [Korean Grammar]

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