Days of the Week

This posting is inspired by Wheesung’s 7Days song from his Love…Love…?Love…! album. This is also basic for someone who is learning Korean.  Knowing the how to say the days of the week.

  1. Monday – 워요일  (Wuyoil)
  2. Tuesday – 화요일  (Hwayoil)
  3. Wednesday – 수요일  (Suyoil)
  4. Thursday – 목요일  (Mokyoil)
  5. Friday – 금요일  (Kumnyoil)
  6. Saturday – 토요일  (Toyoil)
  7. Sunday – 일요일  (Iryoil)

Speaking of days of the week what goes with these words are the following:

  • Today which is 오늘 (onul)
  • Yesterday is 어제 (Oje)
  • Tomorrow is 내일 (naeil)

Verbs: Descriptive and Processive

In most of my readings on learning hangul, verbs have been described as the most important part of Korean sentence. Korean verbs can be generally classified as

  • Descriptive – functions like an adjective, something that you use in a sentence ‘it is…’
  • Processive – is the action word similar to the English counterpart

Some basic rules I learned from the book on use of verbs:

  • Descriptive verbs cannot take an object word marked as with particle ( or ) only processive verbs can take this word. 
  • Processive verbs can also take indirect object marked with particle (한테 or 에게) and (한테서 or 에게서)
  • Copula 있어요 (issoyo) and 없어요 (opsoyo) cannot take object marked with ( or ). This means you cannot say  집을있어요 (Jipeul issoyo) — pertaining to house or has house/house exists.  This should be stated this way à 집이 있어요 (Jip-i issoyo).