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[Korean Fridays] Exploring "Frozen" Concepts in Korean: A Step-by-Step Language Guide!

The Disney phenomenon Frozen hit South Korea harder than a tundra as millions of young Korean children and parents hit the theaters and stores to get their favorite Frozen merchandise! The film grossed more than $75 million here. Making South Korea the most successful market outside of the United States! As winter ends and spring comes, it’s the perfect time to learn some basic Korean words that revolve around the words "frozen" and "ice." Let's get into today's lesson!





Understanding how to express the concept of being frozen solid in Korean can greatly enhance your ability to communicate and talk about freezing-related ideas. In Korean, this concept is conveyed through the onomatopoeic word "꽁꽁," which mimics the sound or sensation of something being frozen solid.


In this article we will explore how to use this word and related vocabulary in sentences and phrases SO Let's explore the way to use it!


1- Vocabulary and Sentence Structures:




● 한강 (Hangang): Han River


● 위로 (wiro): top + direction particle


● 고양이가 (goyangiga): cat + subject marker



☆ Practice Sentences:


● 얼어붙은 강물 = frozen river water


● 얼어붙은 땅 = frozen ground


Remember that Korean grammar often places modifiers before nouns, so 얼어붙은 comes before the noun it describes.


By learning these words and structures, you can better express and understand frozen concepts in the Korean language.



2- Examples:




● 한강이 꽁꽁 얼었습니다. (The Han River froze solid.)


● 한강 위로 고양이가 걸어다닙니다. (A cat is walking on top of the Han River.)


● 고양이가 길을 따라서 걸어다니고 있습니다. (The cat is walking along the street.)


● 책상의 위로 펜을 올려 놓았어요. (I placed the pen on top of the desk.)




The term "얼어붙은" in Korean is used to describe something that has become frozen, emphasizing the state of being frozen. When combined with nouns, it forms descriptive phrases indicating a frozen condition.





Through consistent practice and exposure to various contexts, you will effectively grasp Korean vocabulary and grammar. As you progress, you'll not only enhance your language abilities but also deepen your understanding of Korean culture and foster meaningful connections with speakers from around the world. Embrace the learning process and let your passion for the language guide you on this exciting journey.


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