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Condition And Supposition: -(으)려면

With -(으)면 we saw a simple way to put conditions to whatever we wants to say. Today, let’s expand upon that with a more specific kind of condition with the Korean grammar topic -(으)려면. If you want to say what needs to be true before someone’s plans or intention can be realized than -(으)려면 is the way to go. Let’s take a look. (more…)

Grammar Note: 피동사 – Korean Passive Expressions

Today a friend of mine told me she is struggling with something that is often called Korean passive verbs, the so-called 피동사. Now technically Korean does not have something like the ‘passive voice’. However, there are still things that are akin to the passive voice that is present in nearly all European languages. Let’s take a look at the 피동사, the Korean Passive Expressions. (more…)

Word Of The Day #14: 장녀

Word Of The Day #14: 장녀
Word Of The Day #14: 장녀 | Related hanja: ,

Vocabulary In Example

  • 우리: We, us, our
  • 장녀: Eldest daughter
  • 부유하다: To be rich, to be wealthy, to be affluent
  • 약사: Pharmacist
  • 약혼하다: To be engaged

Related hanja of word of the day: 長 – 길 장, 어른 장 and 女 – 여자 여/녀.

Grammar In Use

Hanja Word Drill: 長 – 길 장, 어른 장

We have come at the end. The last hanja of the 8th Hanja level we will discuss is 長 [장]. It is one of the hanja characters that has two very different uses. One of those uses will remind you in a way of the character 人 [인] (person). Let’s take a gander at our final hanja, shall we?

Hanja #50: 長 – 길 장, 어른 장

長 [장] is a hanja that has two distinct meanings and as such it has two 음훈. The first meaning it can represent is ‘length’ and the second meaning is ‘adult’. Because of those meanings the vocabulary that uses the hanja can have completely different meanings. One group will have to do with the length of things, while the other group of vocabulary are all persons, many of them occupations. So as you can imagine it is an interesting character to know.

With this we have come at the end of our journey through all 50 hanja that make up the 8th hanja level. These hanja are in a way important to know as it can help you understand words you do not actively know. However, the vocabulary we give with each hanja in hangeul is, of course, always more important.

If you happen to know any other word you think has this hanja, let us know in the comments.

Our 長 Vocabulary List

*Meanings written in italics are the meanings when you use the noun as a 하다 verb.

한국어 Meaning 한자어
교장 Principal, headmaster
실장 Department Head
생장 Growth and development
장녀 Oldest daughter
학장 Dean
장목 Lumber, timber
Hanja Word Drill: 長 – 길 장, 어른 장
Hanja Word Drill: 長 – 길 장, 어른 장

Hanja Word Drill: 木 – 나무 목

We are almost at the end of the 8th level of hanja. The next to the last hanja we’ll discuss is another easy one most people tend to recognize: 木 [목]. I think most of you already know the meaning of the hanja, but let’s give it a gander like all characters, shall we?

Hanja #49: 木 – 나무 목

木 [목] is a rather simple hanja that most of you will probably recognize. It is the character that represents ‘tree’. While this is character most people know, certainly Koreans, this is a character that will only pop up during conversation rarely. The only common word that uses this character is 목요일 [], Thursday. Most other words are used less often in daily conversation, though it can pop up now and then. Regardless it is an elementary hanja so it is a thing to know.

If you happen to know any other word you think has this hanja, let us know in the comments.

Our 木 Vocabulary List

*Meanings written in italics are the meanings when you use the noun as a 하다 verb.

한국어 Meaning 한자어
토목 Civil engineering; Public works
장목 Lumber, timber
Hanja Word Drill: 木 – 나무 목
Hanja Word Drill: 木 – 나무 목
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