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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Translation Tuesday

One of the best phrases I have learned so far is, "Do you speak English?"

Yongorul hashimnikka?  *yon gah rule hah sheem neeka*

I said this to a Korean lady last week, and she actually understood me!  It was great.  :)  You probably would have had to have been there, though, to be all excited like I was.  :P

We also learned last week that using the words Adashi and Adjuma is NOT polite and respectful, like we were taught when we first got here.  We were told that its like saying sir and ma'am, because it means uncle or aunt.  But its not.  Its basically the equivalent of saying, hey you, idiot! 
We spent awhile with a lovely Korean couple, and he explained that its only used when talking to someone whom you know for certain is a lower rank than you (miitary wise), or basically the hired help in your house.  And its also reserved for someone you know very well, kind of like saying hey bro! to a friend, I guess. 

Anyhow, I definitely won't be flagging anymore taxi's down by yelling that!  Ooops.  :_ 


Confessions Of A Homeschooler said...

Amy! That's so cool, we barely got down the "hello"! It would be so hard to know if you were using correct/polite words or not, you're doing an awesome job teaching your kids and yay for your perseverance!