Still on Common Expression

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 🙂


3 Replies to “Still on Common Expression”

  1. hello~ I’m Lady Vhalyn Are you busy right now? I was wondering if I could ask you a favor. If you have the time, can you help me translate my letter in Korean? I’m sending this to a Kpop Idol that I really love. This was just a once in a lifetime time opportunity. I don’t even know if he could received. I know you have a lot of experiences in learning Korean Language. You even have been mingling with some Korean people. So, I guess you can help up me in your own little ways. Ah~ here it is.

    Dear Min Yoongi Oppa,

    Anyeong haseyo~! I am Lady Vhalyn Ciano from ALbay, Philippines! I hope you’re doing great today. Honestly, when I am starting to make this letter, I really don’t know what to write. However, I really do appreciate your ability in writing and composing songs. I just want to say Always take good care of yourself. Eat healthy foods. More opportunities and great achievements ahead to come. I hope you can have the time to visit the Philippines, if you only have a chance. I’m not forcing you, anyway ke ke ke~. Because ARMY Philippines promised to always support and love Bangtan Sonyeondan! Lastly, never take away those sweet and precious smiles of yours. Stay cute and sexy, Yoongi Oppa. Sarang hamnida. Bangtan Sonyeondan Fighting~!

    It’s okay If you can’t translate everything. A little help would be greatly appreciated.But if you can’t help out, I completely understand, but I thought I’d ask. Kamsa Hamnida~ 🙂

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