1000 Korean words for everyday use – Basic vocabulary from K-dramas #94

Welcome back. This is the 94th 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 “산, 따로, 화, 보호, 장난” with sample sentences.
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Basic Korean words : 산, 따로, 화, 보호, 장난


466. 산 [san] – mountain

– 산 [san] refers to a natural elevation of the earth’s surface that is higher and larger than a hill.

Example sentences:

그곳에 아름다운 산이 있어. There’s a beautiful mountain over there.


467. 따로 [tta-ro] – separately, apart

– 따로 [tta-ro] is used to indicate doing something separately or apart from others.

Example sentences:

우리는 따로 식사를 했어요. We ate separately.


468. 화 [hwa] – anger

– 화 [hwa] refers to a feeling of anger or annoyance.
– 화나다 [hwa-na-da] is the verb form meaning “to be angry”.

Example sentences:

그 일 때문에 정말 화가 나. I’m really angry because of that incident.
그 일에 화나서 눈물이 났어요. I got angry about that matter and tears came out.


469. 보호 [bo-ho] – protection, defense

– 보호 [bo-ho] denotes the act of protecting or defending someone or something from harm or danger.

Example sentences:

이 프로그램은 개인정보 보호에 신경을 썼어요. This program focused on the protection of personal information.


470. 장난 [jang-nan] – joke, prank

– 장난 [jang-nan] refers to playful and light-hearted behavior, often involving jokes or pranks.

Example sentences:

그들은 항상 장난을 치곤 해요. They always play pranks.


Grammar & Study Resources

The word ‘really’ is an important word in any language.
There are two different words for ‘really’ in Korean: 정말 [jeong-mal] and 진짜 [jin-jja].
If you want to learn ‘really’ in Korean, you can visit the following website.

How to Say ‘Really’ in Korean

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