1000 Korean words for everyday use – Basic vocabulary from K-dramas #96

Welcome back. This is the 96th 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 “실수, 만약, 깜짝, 선택, 겨울” with sample sentences.
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Basic Korean words : 실수, 만약, 깜짝, 선택, 겨울


476. 실수 [sil-su] – mistake, error

– 실수 [sil-su] refers to a mistake or an error in doing something.

Example sentences:

그것은 사소한 실수에 불과해요. It’s just a little mistake.


477. 만약 [ma-nyak] – if, in case

– 만약 [ma-nyak] is used to introduce a conditional clause, indicating a hypothetical situation or condition.

Example sentences:

만약 비가 온다면 나중에 가도 돼요. If it is raining, you can go later.


478. 깜짝 [kkam-jjak] – with surprise, startle

– 깜짝 [kkam-jjak] is used to describe a sudden surprise or startle.

Example sentences:

깜짝 놀랐어요. I was surprised.


479. 선택 [seon-taek] – choice, selection

– 선택 [seon-taek] refers to a choice or selection made among various options.

Example sentences:

무엇을 선택하시겠어요? Which one will you choose?


480. 겨울 [gyeo-ul] – winter

겨울 [gyeo-ul] refers to the winter season.

Example sentences:

겨울에는 따뜻한 옷을 입어야 해. You must wear warm clothes in winter.


Grammar & Study Resources

If you want to learn Korean exclamations, you can visit the following website.

Korean Exclamations – Fun ways to express yourself better

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