And we’re back for a part 2 of types of foods in Korean. More Konglish again so these should be easy to remember.
Words in this infographic:
샌드위치 (saen-deu-wi-chi) = Sandwich
피자 (pi-ja) = Pizza
초밥/스시 (cho-bab/seu-shi) = Sushi
주스 (ju-seu) = Juice
후추 (hu-chu) = Pepper
치킨 (chi-kin) = Chicken
꿀 (kkul) = Honey
설탕 (seol-tang) = Sugar
버터 (beo-teo) = Butter
We will probably be doing a few more graphics on food and drinks in the upcoming weeks. Here are the words in this infographic:
우유 (u-yu) = milk
고기 (go-gi) = meat
과일 (gwa-il) = gwa-il
계란/달걀 (gye-ran/dal-gyal) = egg (there is no difference between the two words except that 계란 is formed from Chinese characters and 달걀 is pure Korean)
소금 (so-geum) = salt
치즈 (chi-jeu) = cheese
빵 (bbang) = bread
샐러드 (sael-leo-deu) = salad
야채/채소 (ya-chae/chae-so) = vegetables (like the words for egg, these have no difference except that 야채 is from Chinese characters and 채소 is from pure Korean)
Also notice that many food words in Korea are Konglish so they can be easy to recognize and understand for beginners.
Hey whatsup everyone! February has almost come to a close. This year is already passing by quickly. Hope you’re ready for another quick lesson today!
Today, we’re gonna talk about two words that get beginner Korean learners confused.
You will often hear Koreans refer to rice as “밥”. But did you know, that this only refers to the cooked version? The word “밥” can also refer to a meal as well. So you’ll often hear Koreans say:
The literal meaning for this phrase means “Have you eaten?”. This phrase on the surface may seem like someone is just asking have you eaten, but it also doubles as a way of checking up on someone or just a casual greeting (Kind of like how people always ask how’s the weather”.
The other word “쌀” refers to uncooked rice you find in the bags in stores or out in the fields.
As you know, rice is a huge part of the Korean diet and it’s now become a big part of mine as well since I’ve been here for so long now.
When you go to restaurants here in Korea, you will typically find that they give you standard white rice, however, there are many kinds of rice:
보리밥 (bo-ri-bap) = barley rice
콩밥 (kong-bap) = bean rice
메밀밥 (me-mil-bap) = buckwheat rice
녹두밥 (nok-du-bap) = mung bean rice
옥수수밥 (ok-su-su-bap) = corn rice
팥밥 (pat-bap) = red bean rice
There are also several dishes with rice as the main ingredient. Usually, if a food has “밥” at the end, it is easy to know that rice is it’s main ingredient. Here are some popular dishes:
비빔밤 (bi-bim-bap) = Rice mixed with various vegetables and red pepper paste
볶음밥 = (bo-kkeum-bap) = Fried rice. Can include other ingredients like various veggies, shrimp, pork, or beef
김밥 (kim-bap) = Rolled rice wrapped in seaweed and cut into individual pieces. Includes a variety of styles and ingredients.
국밥 = (guk-bap) = Rice mixed with hot soup
주먹밥 (ju-meok-bap) = Rice balls which may be filled with fermented radish, tuna, and dried seaweed
쌈밥 (ssam-bap) = Cooked rice wrapped in lettuce or perilla leaves along with pork or beef.
And there you have it! You should definitely try some of the dished above. Most Korean restaurants will sell bibimbap and ssambap, however, you may have to look a little harder for the others, or try making them yourself.
Until next time!
This chart features some of the more popular brands of instant noodles from 1963 and onward. We wanted to include many, many, more, but there are literally hundreds, if not thousands of brands from over the years.
It was actually quite fun researching and hand drawing the many different designs of the packaging. Hyo loves instant noodles, and now I finally can recognize her favorite brands a bit easier.
If you would like a more detailed a closer view of the chart, you can find it at our store here.
Whatsup everyone! Dom here again. Today, we’re introducing some Konglish to you guys with the word banana in Korean. This is probably the easiest fruit to remember in Korean as it sounds almost exactly like its English counterpart.
In Korean, it sounds more like “bah-nah-nah”.
For a bunch, you would use the Korean counter (송이) like so:
바나나 한 송이 주세요 (ba-na-na han song-i ju-se-yo) = Give me one bunch of bananas please.
Here are some other vocabulary words related to the word, banana:
바나나 우유 (ba-na-na u-yu) = banana milk
바나나 껍질 = (ba-na-na ggeop-jil) = banana peel
바나나 빵 (ba-na-na bbang) = banana bread
You can also check out our detailed infographic on fruits here.