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Dan Massicotte asks if I could:
It would be awesome, if you broke down how exactly you went about breaking down each word. I’m just picking up the language now as much as possible for the fall, since I’ll be teaching English there.
He was referring to a relatively popular post of mine called “Top English words translated into Korean (phonetically).”
Not sure what you mean, but do you mean something like this?
on = 위에 위 = the “wee” sound; 에 = the “eh” sound. Together, it’s “Wee-eh” Continue reading
I’ve mentioned this site before, but Wordcount.org keeps track of the top used English words in the world (possibly from an English, English perspective [UK]). I thought it was be kind of fun to translate these into how Koreans say it phonetically in their language. The top 10 aren’t used that often (most of them) or there is less of an equivalent in Korean…so I thought I’d focus on the next 10.
1. the, 2. of, 3. and, 4. to, 5. a, 6. in, 7. that, 8. it, 9. is, 10. was
11. I = Na-neun, Neh-gah or more formally Juh-neun, Jeh-gah,
12. for = Wee-heh Continue reading