I have always been wondering how to say ‘Someone said..’ in Korean. In a usual conversation it is common to quote a person for saying something. I have not read about this lesson yet so I asked my language exchange partner (LEP) how to say it in Korean.
There are two ways to say this according to my LEP:
- 말했는데 – malhaenunde (formal)
- 그러던데 – geureodeonde (informal)
The pattern is subject + 말했는데 or 그러던데+ the thing or event that has been said. This post is triggered by someone saying that Jinhae (a place in Korea) is a very beautiful place to visit during spring because of cherry blossoms. Then i asked my self how do I say that in Korean?
My friend said the place is really beautiful –> 내 친구 말했는데 거기 정말 아름다운 곳이래. The sentence can be broken down as follows:
- 내 친구 (nae chingu) – my friend
- 말했는데 (malhaeneunde) – said
- 거기 (kogi) – there, referring to a place
- 정말 (chongmal) – truly or really
- 아름다운 (areum daeun) – beautiful
- 곳이래 (koshirae) – place
I am so happy I learned this sentence pattern.
6 Replies to “Quoting Someone”
Long time no post ^_^ even though you dont know me I missed your posts xD I didn’t know about this grammar so I’m glad I learnt something from you 😉 so kinda like 제 엄마가 말했는데 거기 가지마세요 (my Mum told me not to go there) OH well need to read more.
Thanks for the post xD
thank you for frequenting my blog 🙂
Jaaanneeeey…you are amazing! thank you for this
thank you 🙂
I love you blog 😀 I learn so much Korean phrase 😀 Gamsahamnida 😀 I hope someday I could visit Seoul 😀
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and actual effort to create a very good article… but what can I say… I put things off a lot and never manage to get anything done.