Phrases and Idioms
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If you’ve seen K-Dramas, listened to interviews, or watched your favorite group’s own reality show, then most likely you’ve heard a strange phrase inserted somewhere. That, my friends, is called an idiom. And Koreans sure do like their idioms.
If you don’t know what an idiom is, then take these for examples: “The apple never falls too far from the tree” or “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink”. Idioms are typically a string of words phrased together to form a short sentence with a double (usually hidden) meaning. An example of a popular Korean idiom would be 가려운 곳을 긁어 주다 (galyeoun gos-eul geulg-eo juda), literally meaning “you scratch where it itches”, but translates to “that’s exactly what I need”.
So, if you need help with some common and simple phrases, then we’re here to help you! Take your time, look around, and as always, don’t forget to share the K-Pop love! ❤
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