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chronicpride



Joined: 16 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2003 6:55 am    Post subject: Korean language-ee vs. English-ee Reply with quote

I find a lot of words in Korean just sound better than their english counterparts. Some don't, too.

MEGCHU-
The word just sounds cool. 'Beer' just feels tired and worn. Megchu is hip.

DAMBAE-
Another cool word to add to the smoke-f@g-dart strain of cigarette slang.

JUSEYO-
The ever popular 'please give me'.

PEE-
Rain? hehehe. Ah, the different applications one could use. Nothing sounds better than getting caught in a torrential downpour of pee.

BBAHNG-
I love bread all the more now.

MEECHASOYO-
'Are you crazy/psycho?' just sounds better in Korean.

And the swearing sounds cool, too. JEHSOO-UPTA! SHEE-BAHL!

Words that I'll stick with English:

WATER-
Mool? (yawns)

COKE/POP-
Cola? I've always detested that word.

CHIPS-
Potato Cheeep? What the hell is that?

I'm sure there's a lot more, but this is what came out of my head first. Some of you others are more esteemed with their Korean language-ee than I, to be able to add a few more.
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matko



Joined: 16 Jan 2003
Location: in a world of hurt!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2003 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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BBAHNG-
I love bread all the more now


Isn't that a bastardization of the French or Portugeuse word for bread. It must be a foreign word because it is the same in Japanese.

Anyone?
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The Great Wall of Whiner



Joined: 24 Jan 2003
Location: Middle Land

PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2003 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chronic Pride wrote:

Quote:
MEGCHU-


Maekju

Quote:

DAMBAE-


Close enough


Quote:
JUSEYO-


Okay

Quote:
PEE-



"Pee" is blood, not rain. "Bee" is rain.

Quote:
BBAHNG-


The sound of bread hitting the floor in Korea...BBBBBBBBBHANG!


Quote:
MEECHASOYO-


I never heard "crazy" used with "yo" before...


I got some for but in reverse:


"Wayah yoo pluhm?"

"I yam eenglishee no!"

"hoe-ka-ee!"

"tee-cha? Puk yoo!"
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chronicpride



Joined: 16 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2003 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Great Wall of Whiner wrote:
Chronic Pride wrote:

Quote:
MEGCHU-


Maekju

Quote:

DAMBAE-


Close enough


Quote:
JUSEYO-


Okay

Quote:
PEE-



"Pee" is blood, not rain. "Bee" is rain.

Quote:
BBAHNG-


The sound of bread hitting the floor in Korea...BBBBBBBBBHANG!


Quote:
MEECHASOYO-


I never heard "crazy" used with "yo" before...


I got some for but in reverse:


"Wayah yoo pluhm?"

"I yam eenglishee no!"

"hoe-ka-ee!"

"tee-cha? Puk yoo!"


Thanks for straying away from the intent of my post by correcting the romanized spelling of Korean words. Questing to feel important on this board is so over-rated. Maybe I should have known better than to post this when the grammar police were online.
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mole



Joined: 06 Feb 2003
Location: Act III

PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2003 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Romanization sometimes falls short. But

shiwonhada- much more versatile than its translation as "cool."

hwanasseo?/bijyeoseo? - "Are you angry?" Why ask? It's usually obvious.

Wae? - "Why?" But much more useful and versatile in Korean.
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katydid



Joined: 02 Feb 2003
Location: Here kitty kitty kitty...

PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2003 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the words that repeat themselves:

은은하다 -- having a subtle scent
뚱뚱하다 -- being fat
천천히 -- slowly
스스로 -- by yourself
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bignate



Joined: 30 Apr 2003
Location: Hell's Ditch

PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2003 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the Korean words for:

puppy- Gang-a-gee or Mung-Mung-ee they're fun

Straight a-head- Cheek-Chin

Butterfly- Nabi

Let's go - Ga-Ja

What? - Mo

I don't want to/ I don't Like it - Shee-da

Stupid - Babo

AAssah! (Hwo-rong Nabi, Han mari-ga,.......)


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Son Deureo!



Joined: 30 Apr 2003

PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2003 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

katydid wrote:
I like the words that repeat themselves:

은은하다 -- having a subtle scent
뚱뚱하다 -- being fat
천천히 -- slowly
스스로 -- by yourself


I dig those, too. They're so easy to remember, too. I wish I could read yours, though. It looks like you forgot to change the Encoding to "Korean" before you typed it, katydid.

My romanization is one of my own design, and reads and sounds right to me. Please don't bother to "correct" it. I'd type it in the original hangeul if I could from the computer I'm on.

How about:

aw-ma-aw-ma hada - tremendous
ddoak-ddoak hada - smart
bing-geul-bing-geul - the sound effect for something spinning
teun-teun hada - tough, sturdy
shing-shing hada - fresh
sahng-sahng hada - imagine
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little mixed girl



Joined: 11 Jun 2003
Location: shin hyesung's bed~

PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2003 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Trinny



Joined: 01 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2003 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

matko wrote:


Isn't that a bastardization of the French or Portugeuse word for bread. It must be a foreign word because it is the same in Japanese.


It is a Japanese influence, I think. My grandma used a lot of Japanese words.

Zhubong for trousers.
Bento for lunch box.
Shweta for sweaters.
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billbile



Joined: 10 Apr 2003

PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2003 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is Lebanese or possibly Turkish, I think. Anyhow, it is the same word from which we get 'bun'.
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makushi



Joined: 08 Jun 2003

PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2003 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kunyang....as in nothing special...a million and one uses....
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Squid



Joined: 25 Jul 2003
Location: Sunny Anyang

PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2003 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You bunch of miscreants!

B(b)ang, for bread, is lifted straight from the French "Pain" (Pronounced "Pan").

Otherwise I'll shut up.

Gaoul is pretty good, for "Mirror", 'cause I usually look like one in it.

Squid.
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just because



Joined: 01 Aug 2003
Location: Changwon - 4964

PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2003 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I learnt a good one last week.
SEOL-SA which means diarrheoa Ha ha ha ha ha. Can i have some Salsa sauce with my nachos. The other teachers and I have been having a feild day at the hagwon with this all week.
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chronicpride



Joined: 16 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2003 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just because wrote:
I learnt a good one last week.
SEOL-SA which means diarrheoa Ha ha ha ha ha. Can i have some Salsa sauce with my nachos. The other teachers and I have been having a feild day at the hagwon with this all week.


haha..I usually just say 'mool ddong' and they crack up.
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