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Different Expressions to Do With Love in Korean

By Guest Author On February 9, 2011 Under Improve Your Life, Improve Your Self Esteem, Law of Attraction

Men and women from various countries and traditions show and view love in different ways.  There are nations in which people do not have a tendency to demonstrate how they feel, whether publicly or privately. This is especially true when those emotions involve love or verbal expressions of love.  In such societies one might not hear the phrase “I love you” being used as frequently or as openly due to ethnical norms. However, when one is always there for their loved ones and provides for their needs, he is able to express his love this way.

Apart from this, the emotion is usually a center of numerous talks and in every country there are words and phrases to describe this emotion. In the Korean dialect, the word “love” is translated as “sarang.” Expressing “I love you” in Korean is “Dangshin-eul saranghapnida.”  Talking about how enormous the parent’s love for their kids is, folks say “Bumonim-eui Jashik-eh Dehan Sarang-eun Kuda” meaning “The parents’ love for their children is big.” If someone is talking about a person he adores you would hear the expression “nyegah saranghaneum saram” which means “a person I love.” As an illustration the sentence, “He is the person I love” could translate in Korean as “Gu-neun nyegah sranghanaeum saramida.”

One romantic phrase that is typically heard or used like “the power of love” is translated as “Sarang-eui himuro.”  When one uses this phrase, he is conveying that there is such a power  that comes from love and becomes the powerful inspiration for conquering or accomplishing anything. So they say “Sarang-eui Himuro Yuhkgyung-eul Ieegyuhneja” which literally means “Let’s overcome this misery with the power of love.”

Looking at a different angle, ‘love’ is not a word used only by and for the passionate. For example, if you adore pizza, you can say “Na-neun pizza-reul joh-ah-handa.”  People usually say how adorable a newborn is by saying “Juh Sarangseuruhwoon Ahgi-reul Bora!” If you happen to adore a new carpet that your friend has, you may say to him “Na-neun nuh-eui carpet-i jungmallo mah-eum-eh deunda.”  If you’re questioned about what you love to eat, saying “I cook rice” in Korean is “Na-neun Bob Joh-ah-handa.”

Love is typically the topic of a lot of movies and song. You can often find Korean words associated with feelings of fondness in the different forms of media. One can frequently hear phrases such as “Ne Sarang” meaning “my love.” If you watch plenty of movies or listen to enough music, both of which are good ways to know words, you will no doubt hear the following words “I love you” which is “naneun dangsineul saranghamnida.”  “I love her” or “Naneun keonyeoreul saranghamnida” and “I love him” or “Naneun keoreul saranghamnida” are also really frequent phrases you hear in music and films.

It is pretty common to find men and women conversing about this fundamental human emotion called love. Knowing how to say in Korean that various “I love” expressions used to refer to feelings for people or things is necessary if one wish to understand what is being spoken in a lot of conversations.

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