Learn Korean with BTS #3 – 나, 너, 노래, 누구, 눈, 느낌

Basic Korean words beginning with the consonant ㄴ([ni-eun], [n] sound)


Let’s learn Korean words 나, 너, 노래, 누구, 눈, 느낌 with BTS lyrics.
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[na] I


ⒷⓉⓈ Lyric 넌 나 없인 못 사니까
neon na eop-ssin mot sa-ni-kka
Because you can’t live without me

*넌(너(you)+는(topic particle)) +
나(I, me) + 없인(without) +
못(cannot) +
사니까(살다(live) + ~니까(because))
(*넌 is a shortened form of 너는.
못/안 are used in the negative expression.
못 + verb = can’t, 안 + verb = don’t)


[neo] you


ⒷⓉⓈ 너의 앞길엔 영원한 축복이 함께하길
neo-ui ap-gi-ren yeong-won-han chuk-bo-gi ham-kke-ha-gil
May eternal blessings be with you in your future

*너(you) + 의(of) +
앞(front) + 길(road, way) +에는( = 엔, at[on]) +
영원한(eternal) +
축복(blessing) + 이(subject particle) +
함께(together) +
하길(하다(to do, to be) + 기를( = 길, 기 functions to turn a verb into a noun))
(*너 and 니 have almost the same meaning, and 니 is often used in everyday conversation.)


노래 [no-rae] song


ⒷⓉⓈ 노래 한 번 해봐
no-rae han beon hae-bwa
Sing a song

*노래(song) +
한(one) + 번(time) +
해봐(try ~ing)


누구 [nu-gu] who


ⒷⓉⓈ 우리가 누구? 진격의 방탄소년단
u-ri-ga nu-gu? jin-gyeog-ui bang-tan-so-nyeon-dan
Who are we? The rising Bulletproof Boy Scouts

*우리(we) + 가(subject particle) +
누구?(who?) +
진격(advance) + 의(of) +
방탄소년단(Bangtansonyundan, BTS)


[nun] eye


ⒷⓉⓈ 눈 떠
nun tteo
Open your eyes

*눈(eye) +
(*In English, there is a strict distinction between singular and plural, but in Korea the concepts are mixed and the plural is commonly used as the singular.
A direct translation of the English sentence “Open your eyes” would be “눈들을 떠 : 눈(eye) + 들(plural suffix) + 을(object particle) + 떠(open)”, which would be an awkward sentence.)


[nun] snow


ⒷⓉⓈ 막 내려앉은 저 눈처럼 숨을 쉬자
mak nae-ryeo-an-jeun jeo nun-cheo-reom su-meul swi-ja
Let’s breathe like that snow that just settled down

*막(just) +
내려앉은(내려앉다(fall) + 은(noun modifier)) +
저 (that) +
눈(snow) + 처럼(like) +
숨(breath) + 을(object particle) +
쉬자(쉬다(rest, breathe)+~자(let’s))
(*이 means ‘this (near you)’, 그 means ‘the / that (near the other person)’ and 저 means ‘that (over there)’.
‘이, 그, 저’ are always followed by a noun and are used to refer to things or people.
To use 이, 그, and 저 as pronouns, 거/것 (thing) needs to be added after these words.)


느낌 [neu-kkim] feeling


ⒷⓉⓈ 함께 하는 느낌이 좋아
ham-kke ha-neun neu-kki-mi joha
I like the feeling of being with you

*함께(together) +
하는(하다(do) + 는(noun modifier)) +
느낌(feeling) + 이(subject particle) +
좋아(to be good)


Grammar Reference

*Noun + ~이/가 : noun + subject particle
ex)축복이 : 축복(blessing) + 이(subject particle)
우리가 : 우리(we) + 가(subject particle)
느낌이 :느낌(feeling) + 이(subject particle)
이 for nouns ending in a consonant, 가 for nouns ending in a vowel.

*Noun + ~은/는 : noun + topic particle
ex)넌 : 너(you) + 는(topic particle)
은 for nouns ending in a consonant, 는 for nouns ending in a vowel.

*Adjective[verb] stem + ㄴ/은/는/을 + noun : noun that adjective[verb]
ex)내려앉은 : 내려앉다(fall) + 은(noun modifier)
하는 : 하다(do) + 는(noun modifier)
ㄴ/은/는/을 is added to verbs and adjectives to allow them to function as noun modifiers

*Noun + ~을/를 : noun + object particle
ex)숨을 : 숨(breath) + 을(object particle)
을 for nouns ending in a consonant, 를 for nouns ending in a vowel.

*Noun + ~의 : of
ex)너의 : 너(you) + 의(of)
진격의 : 진격(advance) + 의(of))

*Noun + ~에/에는(=엔) : at[on, in, to, into]
ex)앞길엔 : 앞(front) + 길(road, way) + 에는(=엔, at[on])

*Noun + ~처럼/같이 : like, same
ex)눈처럼 : 눈(snow) + 처럼(like)

*Verb stem + ~자 : let’s, shall we
ex)숨을 쉬자 : 숨(breath) + 을(object particle) + 쉬다(rest, breathe) + ~자(let’s))
Verb + ㅂ/읍시다 : more formal expression than ~자

*못 + verb : can’t / 안 + verb = don’t
ex)못 사니까 : 못(cannot) + 살다(live) + 니까(because)
못/안 are used in the negative expression. 못 + verb = can’t, 안 + verb = don’t

*Adjective[verb] stem + ~(으)니까 : because/since
ex)사니까 : 살다(live) + 니까(because)

*Easy Korean Numbers: Counting in Korean from 1 – 100+
ex)한 번 : 한(one) + 번(time)
You can learn numbers in Korean on the website below.
Easy Korean Numbers: Counting in Korean from 1 – 100+


Quiz. Linking words to images

Korean word quiz, linking words to images


BTS music video to enjoy

Pied Piper

Well done for making it this far.
Watch the Pied Piper music video above and see if you can hear “넌 나 없인 못 사니까”, which you learned today.

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