So a lot of people don’t know that there are two ways to say fire in Korean. The common way of saying “불” just refers to the flame or object of fire. So if you’re camping or cooking on the stove, 불 would be appropriate to call the flame you see burning.
Like saying good morning in Korean, saying good night has different levels of formality depending on who you are talking to.
안녕히 주무세요 (an-nyeong-hi ju-mu-se-yo)
For saying good night formally, I use this often with my mother and father in law and if taken for its literal meaning, it means to sleep peacefully.
There are two common phrases that you will hear for “good job”. From my experience, the first one is more casual than the second and I hear it used towards younger people a lot.
The second one is what you can use towards coworkers and workers you may see at shops.
I always like to say Korea has 5 seasons instead of 4 (technically true). The monsoon season (called 장마 in Korean) always comes with a bang and this year is no exception.
What usually ends up happening is that I will either forget my umbrella at home, at work, or some other random place and end up buying like 4 or 5 umbrellas over the course of the summer. I think we have about 10 umbrellas in our closet right now.
Korean has many ways to express laughter, the most popular being ㅋㅋㅋ. You would also write these with internet slang and text messaging very frequently. Here is a breakdown of the most common and easiest ways to express the equivalent of lol in Korean.
In Korea, it is not polite to address a teacher by their name. So for example in this west, we might call a teacher Ms. or Mrs. Johnson/Mr. Johnson, but in Korea, the teacher will literally just be called teacher by the students.