1000 Korean words for everyday use – Basic vocabulary from K-dramas #95

Welcome back. This is the 95th 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 “망하다, 다리, 소문, 사라지다, 사과” with sample sentences.
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Basic Korean words : 망하다, 다리, 소문, 사라지다, 사과


471. 망하다 [mang-ha-da] – to fail, to go wrong

– 망하다 [mang-ha-da] indicates the state of failing or going wrong in a situation.
– 망치다 [mang-chi-da] means “to ruin” or “to destroy”, and 망가지다 [man-ga-ji-da] means “to be out of order” or “to be ruined”.

Example sentences:

모든 계획이 망해버렸어. All the plans have gone wrong.
나의 실수로 모든 것을 망쳤어요. I ruined everything because of my mistake.
나 안 망가져, 행복할 거야. 행복할게. I’m not broken, I’ll be happy, I’ll be happy.


472. 다리 [da-ri] – leg / bridge

– 다리 [da-ri] means “leg” and it can also refer to “bridge”.

Example sentences:

그 사람은 다리에 부상이 있어요. He has an injury to his leg.
저 다리를 건너가야 돼요. We need to cross that bridge.


473. 소문 [so-mun] – rumor, gossip

– 소문 [so-mun] refers to rumors or gossip, which are information or stories that may not always be true.

Example sentences:

그 소문은 사실이 아니에요. That rumor is not true.


474. 사라지다 [sa-ra-ji-da] – to disappear, to vanish

– 사라지다 [sa-ra-ji-da] means to disappear or vanish from sight.

Example sentences:

그가 사라졌어요. He disappeared.


475. 사과 [sa-gwa] – apple / apology

사과 [sa-gwa] can refer to both “apple” and “apology”.

Example sentences:

사과를 먹으며 사과를 했어요. I apologized while eating an apple.
사과를 할 거면 제대로 하라고! If you’re going to apologize, do it properly!


Grammar & Study Resources

If you want to learn how to say no in Korean, you can visit the following website.

How to Say “No” in Korean – Different ways to decline

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