What Day Is It?

My last posting was about days of the week.  This time I have learned to say what days it is.  I have also learned how Koreans use days in their conversation. 

To say what day it is ->  오늘 <일요일>이에요 Onuel Iryoil-eyo. Today is Sunday.  Just simply change the word in parenthesis to the current day + the copula 이에요 (ieyo).

If you want to want to ask what is the day today –> 오늘이 무슨 날인지 아라? Oneul Mosun Nal-inja ara? This is asking, ‘do you know what day it is?’.  Change 아라 to 아십니까 (ashimnikka) then the question is asked the polite way.

I visited one Korean site which is Korean Class 101 and it says there,  when 2 or more days are mentioned or referred to at the same time, the last two blocks (요일-yoil) are removed such that only the first syllable is used. 

월금토 (wolkumto) referring to Monday, Friday and Saturday.


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