1000 Korean words for everyday use – Basic vocabulary from K-dramas #90

Welcome back. This is the 90th 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 “당하다, 진행, 반, 왕, 기회” with sample sentences.
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Basic Korean words : 당하다, 진행, 반, 왕, 기회


446. 당하다 [dang-ha-da] – to go through, to suffer

– 당하다 [dang-ha-da] means to go through a certain treatment or situation, often implying a negative experience or suffering.

Example sentences:

넌 당해도 싸. You deserve it.


447. 진행 [jin-haeng] – progress, advance

– 진행 [jin-haeng] refers to the progress or advancement of a task, event, or situation.

Example sentences:

프로젝트가 원활하게 진행 중이에요. The project is going well.
(*”N 중이다, V-는 중이다” describes that the subject is in the process of performing an action, which means “in the middle of N/V”.)


448. 반 [ban] – half / class, grade

– 반 [ban] can mean “half”. Sometimes it refers to a “class” or “grade” in an educational context.

Example sentences:

반만 주세요. Please give me half.
우리는 한 반이야. We’re in the same class.


449. 왕 [wang] – king

– 왕 [wang] refers to a “king”, a monarch who rules over a country.

Example sentences:

그 나라의 왕은 어떤 사람일까요? What kind of person is the king of that country?


450. 기회 [gi-hoe] – opportunity, chance

– 기회 [gi-hoe] means an opportunity or a chance to do something.

Example sentences:

좋은 기회를 놓치지 마세요. Don’t miss out on a good opportunity.


Grammar & Study Resources

The most common Korean particles are listed below.
Subject particle: 이 / 가
Topic particle: 은 / 는
Object particle: 을 / 를
이, 은, 을 for nouns ending with a consonant, 가, 는, 를 for nouns ending with a vowel.

이/가 은/는 을/를
진행 진행이 진행은 진행을
반이 반은 반을
왕이 왕은 왕을
기회 기회가 기회는 기회를

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