Some Korean phrases are confusing because they have cultural subtleties. If you study Korean as a second language, they can be hard to understand. In some cases, they’re hard for even Koreans to explain!
Below are some common everyday Korean phrases that you’ll hear on a regular basis. Below the phrase is the literal translation, and the explanation of what it really means. Uncover the mysteries of these expressions, and feel confident using them yourself!
The expressions are written in Hangeul, the Korean alphabet. If you haven’t learned to read Hangeul yet and want to study Korean, you can learn how to read in about 1 hour for free by downloading the 90 Minute Challenge here.
시작! (Let’s start!)
1. 우리 나라 (oori nara)
Literal Translation: “Our country”