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to look for a baby for three years

[Proverb] 업은 아이 μ‚Όλ…„ μ°ΎλŠ”λ‹€ – To Look for a Baby for Three Years Not Realizing They’ve Been Carrying the Baby on Their Back the Whole Time πŸ‘Ά

업은 아이 μ‚Όλ…„ μ°ΎλŠ”λ‹€ [eob’eun a’i sam’nyeon chan’neun’da] Today in oddly specific Korean proverbs, “업은 아이 μ‚Όλ…„ μ°ΎλŠ”λ‹€” to remind you that perhaps what you’ve been searching for whether it’s…

Soybeans and Red Beans

[Proverb] 콩 심은 데 μ½©λ‚˜κ³  νŒ₯ 심은 데 νŒ₯λ‚œλ‹€ – Soybeans Grow Where They Are Planted, Red Beans Grow Where They Are Planted 🌱

콩 심은 데 μ½©λ‚˜κ³ νŒ₯ 심은 데 νŒ₯λ‚œλ‹€ [kong shim’eun de kong’na’go pat shim’eun de pat’nan’da] What does this proverb mean? Consists of the following: 콩: (noun) soybean 심닀: (regular verb)…

An illustration of King Sejong the Great

The History of Hangeul πŸ“œ

October 9 is Hangeul Day (ν•œκΈ€λ‚ ) in Korea. In Joseon Korea, literacy was a symbol of class. Only the Yangban aristocracy could afford to spend years memorizing thousands of Chinese…

Chuseok Songpyeon

What is Chuseok? πŸŒ•

Chuseok (좔석/秋倕) is the autumn harvest festival celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, on the full moon during harvest season. Chuseok means autumn evening (with the…

개 λ―Έμ›Œμ„œ 낙지 μ‚°λ‹€

[Proverb] 개 λ―Έμ›Œμ„œ 낙지 μ‚°λ‹€ – To Buy Octopus Out of Hatred for One’s Dog πŸ™

What does this proverb mean? Literally, “개 λ―Έμ›Œμ„œ 낙지 μ‚°λ‹€” means “to buy octopus because one hates their dog.” μ‚¬λžŒμ€ κ³ κΈ°λ₯Ό λ¨Ήκ³  κ°œλŠ” 뼈λ₯Ό μ£ΌλŠ”λ°, κ°œκ°€ λ―Έμ›Œμ„œ 뼈 μ—†λŠ” 낙지λ₯Ό…

[Proverb] 보기 쒋은 떑이 먹기도 μ’‹λ‹€ – A Good Looking Rice Cake Is a Delicious Rice Cake πŸ₯

What does this proverb mean? Literally, 보기 쒋은 떑이 먹기도 μ’‹λ‹€ means “a good looking rice cake is a delicious rice cake.” λ‚΄μš©μ΄ μ’‹μœΌλ©΄ 겉λͺ¨μ–‘도 그럴 λ“―ν•˜κ²Œ λ³΄μΈλ‹€λŠ” λœ»β€‹1​. Figuratively,…

[Proverb] μ›μˆ­μ΄λ„ λ‚˜λ¬΄μ—μ„œ 떨어진닀 – Even Monkeys Fall off Trees 🐡

What does this proverb mean? Literally, μ›μˆ­μ΄λ„ λ‚˜λ¬΄μ—μ„œ 떨어진닀 means “even a monkey can fall off a tree”. 아무리 μ΅μˆ™ν•˜κ³  μž˜ν•˜λŠ” 일도 κ°€λ‹€κ°€ μ‹€μˆ˜ν•  λ•Œκ°€ μžˆλ‹€λŠ” 뜻.​1​ Figuratively, this expression…