I know this is a totally random post. My most favorite Korean artist is back in the music scene. Wheesung just released a mini album and his songs inspired me to learn Korean. I love his songs, I love his way of singing. After more than 2 years MIA, he is finally back.
I just watched his video and it totally turned my stressful Monday into something else. The inspiration his music brings to me, I cannot explain. Someone did post a playlist of his Best Man Mini Album in youtube and all the songs are worth listening. I am just too happy to listen to his mini album.
As a Korean Language enthusiast, I sometimes find my self uttering some of Korean expressions or words. Like the word 아이구 – aigoo or 아이씨 just comes out when I am a little irritated, dismayed or disappointed. Watching Korean dramas and movies makes you notice these common expressions that people would use in regular conversation.
From one drama to another this expression without even looking at dictionary or consulting my super helpful Korean friends, the word 깜짝이야 (kkamjjagiya) is an expression of surprise.
I hear it a lot of times although it’s a bit too long for an expression of surprise compared to my native language. Here is a video of how it is said, the video is taken from posts of learnkoreanwithlily from Youtube.
In Filipino language when we are surprised, we typically utter random words like kalabaw (cow), huh, susmaryosep, etc but Koreans actually have the word for it 🙂