35 Additional Korean Vocabulary Words

In my last post, I gave you 20 Korean words from the 8 episodes of the latest Korean drama “그녀는 예뻤다”-“She was pretty”.

In this post, I have compiled 35 additional words from the remaining three episodes (9 to 11) which have been aired so far.(Damn! I wish we had got the 12th episode too. If only the episode hadn’t been cancelled due to the live baseball telecast).

If you are also a visual learner like me then I am sure that hard-core vocabulary lists and plain flash cards are not your cup of tea. Flashcards with pictures are definitely a better option but nothing works magic like videos, especially drama series, movies and similar audio-video contents. In my case, since I am learning Korean, it’s the K-dramas and other K-TV programmes. Like I said in my earlier post, dramas and movies are a great way of learning the most commonly used phrases and enriching your vocabulary.

Talking about me, the phrases and words that I learn through them are imprinted in my brain right away. So I can easily remember them and recall them. (Association works great when you remember the plot of the drama). Moreover, they serve as excellent listening exercises and therefore are extremely effective. Hence, I try to watch k-programmes and dramas as much as possible.

One of the latest K-dramas that I am currently hooked on is the MBC 수목 드라마 – Wednesday-Thursday drama called  “그녀는 예뻤다”-“She was pretty”, which is pretty fun so far and I am already learning many new words through it. So I am writing these posts so that other Korean language learners can also learn these words. Here have a look at my 35-word-vocabulary list from episodes 9 to 11.


  1. 주근깨= freckles
  2. 투덜대다 (also 투덜거리다) = to complain, to grumble
  3. 핑계대다 = to make or give excuses
  4. 정작 =  actually, really
  5. 빼먹다 = to omit, to leave out, to miss
  6. 화려하게 = glamorously, splendidly, brilliantly, impressively, fancily, dramatically
  7. 오글거리다 = to get goosebumps
  8. 사회자 = emcee (MC-Master of ceremony), host, anchor (of a show, program, etc)
  9. 마감 =  deadline
  10. 수명을 줄이다 = reduce the length of one’s life/lifespan (수명을 줄여가다 = be reduced (lifespan), passive form)
  11. 취재 = news gathering assignment (of a reporter), coverage
  12. 동화 = children’s story book, fairy tale
  13. 재해석하다 = to reinterpret
  14. 기발하다 = novel, brilliant, original, innovative
  15. 망설이다= to hesitate, waver, (망설임= hesitation)
  16. 종점=last stop, end of the line of a route, terminal (station)
  17. 막상 = Now that (something has actually happened)
  18. 신경쓰다=to bother, to get on one’s nerves (신경 쓰이다=to be bothered, be annoyed by, be nervous about something, passive form of 신경 쓰다)
  19. 정직한= honest, frank
  20. 몹시= very, really, extremely, terribly
  21. 압수= confiscation, seizure
  22. 개명하다= to change one’s name
  23. 거슬리다= to be unpleasant, offensive, irritating, annoying
  24. 꼬이다 = get messed up, get screwed, get twisted, entangled
  25. 응원하다 =  to cheer, to root for
  26. 동창 = classmate, alumni, school friend, batch-mate
  27. 공과 사를 구분하다 = to keep one’s private and public (professional) matter separate
  28. 호무하다 = be not in the least, be not at all, be not a bit , empty
  29. 시사회 =  preview (of movies, dramas, books, shows, etc)
  30. 애초에 = at first, in the beginning, primarily, originally
  31. 무리한 =  unreasonable/impractical
  32. 발전 가능성 = development possibility/ possibility for development/progress
  33. 유일한 = one and only, only
  34. 판매 부수 = number of copies sold, circulation
  35. 오싹하다 = to get/have the chills, to be freaked out by something

  1. 주근깨 = freckles

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주근깨 안보이잖아!

I can’t see your freckles!

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2. 투덜대다 (also 투덜거리다)= to complain, grumble

더 이상 투덜대고도 핑계대는 거도 안하고 일만 열심히할거야 난.

I will no longer complain and make excuses. I will just work really hard.

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3. 핑계를 대다=to make or give excuses

더 이상 투덜대고도 핑계대는 거도 안하고 일만 열심히할거야 난.

I will no longer complain and make excuses. I will just work really hard.

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4. 정작 = actually, really

정작 중요한 말 빼먹는 것 같아서.

Actually I missed/forgot to say the (most) important thing.

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5. 빼먹다 = to omit, to leave out, to miss

정작 중요한 말 빼먹는 것 같아서.

Actually I missed/forgot to say the (most) important thing.

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6. 화려하게 = glamorously, splendidly, extravagantly, impressively, fancily, dramatically

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예산 좀 늘려서 화려하게 가야될지 아닐까요?

Shouldn’t we increase our budget a little and do it glamorously?

(Re-watch the Episode 9 from the 7th minute to the 9th minute. The word 화려하게 has been used multiple times in multiple forms. The one that has been mentioned here is the first usage in the episode.)

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7. 오글거리다 = to get goosebumps

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아! 참! 오글거리게! 아! 참! 말도 안돼!

Ah! Really! I’m getting goosebumps! Ah, really! Nonsense!

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8. 사회자 = emcee (MC-Master of ceremony), host, anchor (of a show, program, etc)

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사회자는 왜 또 안 와?

Why isn’t the emcee here either?

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9. 마감 = deadline

마감때 마다 이 수명 줄여가면서  개 고생하는 우리 푠집팀 식구들 사랑합니다.

Every deadline period, our Editorial Team, who works hard, risking their lives, I love you.

(Our editorial team, who works hard, risking their lives, every deadline period, I love you.)

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10. 수명을 줄이다 = reduce the length of one’s life/lifespan (수명을 줄여가다 = be reduced (lifespan), passive form)

마감때 마다 이 수명 줄여가면서  개고생하는 우리 편집팀 식구들 사랑합니다.

Every deadline period, our Editorial Team, who works hard, risking their lives (literally, reducing one’s lifespan), I love you.

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11. 취재 = news gathering assignment (of a reporter), coverage

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오! 생의 첫 취재네요!

Oh! This is your first (news gathering) assignment (as a reporter).

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12. 동화 = children’s story book, fairy tale

동화들 재해석해서 써보겠다는 아이디어가 참 기발한 것 같은데요.

I think your idea of writing the children’s fairy tales by reinterpreting them is quite novel.

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13. 재해석하다 = to reinterpret

동화들 재해석해서 써보겠다는 아이디어가 참 기발한 것 같은데요.

I think your idea of writing the children’s fairy tales by reinterpreting them is quite novel.

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14. 기발하다 = novel, brilliant, original, innovative

동화들 재해석해서 써보겠다는 아이디어가 참 기발한 것 같은데요.

I think your idea of writing the children’s fairy tales by reinterpreting them is quite novel.

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15. 멍설이다= to hesitate, waver, (명설임= hesitation)

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거짓을 밝히고 진실을 말하려할때 우린 용길 내지못해 망설이곤 한다 그리고 그 긴 망설임은 어느 순간 진실을 밝힐 용기 조차 낼수 없게 만들어버린다.

When we try to admit our lies and tell the truth, we end up hesitating from lack of courage. And that long hesitation, in one moment, makes it impossible for you to have courage to tell the truth.

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16. 종점=last stop, end of the line of a route, terminal (station)

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아가씨! 안 내려요? 여기 종점이예요.

Miss! Aren’t you getting off? This is the last stop.

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17. 막상 = Now that (something has actually happened)

막상 얼궁 보니까 뭘어찌햐야될지도모르겠고, 신경 쓰여서 미칠거 같아.

I don’t know what to do now that I’m looking at his face. I think I’m going crazy. (It’s bothering me so much that it is driving me crazy.)

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18. 신경 쓰다=to bother, to get on one’s nerves (신경 쓰이다=to be bothered, be annoyed by, be nervous about sth, passive form of 신경 쓰다)

막상 얼궁 보니까 뭘 어찌햐야될지도 모르겠고, 신경 쓰여서 미칠거 같아.

I don’t know what to do now that I’m looking at his face. I think I’m going crazy. (It’s bothering me so much that it is driving me crazy.)

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19. 정직한=honest, frank

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정직하네!

You are very honest!

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20. 몹시=very, really, extremely, terribly

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아니요. 몹시 편합니다.

김혜진씨 몹시 편할지 몰라도 내가 몹시 불편해서 그래요.

No, I am very comfortable.

Maybe you are very comfortable but it’s very/really uncomfortable for me.

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21. 압수= confiscation, seizure

빨랑 내놔요. 압수요! 타지마요 이제.

Hurry! Give it to me. Confiscation! (I’m confiscating it!) Don’t ride it from now on.

(내놔=내놓다, which means “give it to me”, Usually said in anger)

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22. 개명하다=to change one’s name

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개명했어요?

Did you change your name?

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23. 거슬리다=be unpleasant, offensive, irritating, annoying

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처음에 사실 좀 거슬렸어요.

At first, I was a little annoyed.

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24. 꼬이다 = get messed up, get screwed, get twisted, entangled

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근데 호텔에서 널 다시 우연히 만나면서 일이 꼬인거야.

But, the things get messed up when I met you at the hotel by chance.

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25. 응원하다 = to cheer, to root for

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혜진이랑 너 정말 진심으로 응원할게.

I will sincerely root for you and Hye Jin.

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26. 동창 = classmate, alumni, school friend, batch-mate

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근데 이제 널 뭐라고 부려야됐나? 부면집친구? 동창님? 아! 부편집동창?

But, what do I call you now? Deputy Chief Editor friend? Mr. Classmate? Ah! Deputy Chief Editor Classmate?

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27. 공 과 사를 구분하다 = to keep one’s private and public (professional) matter separate

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회사에서는 공과 사를 구분해야될지 아닐까해서.

I thought we should keep our private and professional lives separate at work.

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28. 호무하다 = be not in the least, be not at all, be not a bit , empty

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우와! 너 사람 정말 호무하게 만든다!

Whoa! You really have a way of making people feel empty/feel like nothing/non-existent.

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29. 시사회 = preview (of movies, dramas, books, shows, etc)

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오늘 인터뷰 정말 감사합니다, 감독님. 영화 시사회의 반응도 좋고 잘 될 것 같은데요.

Thank you for the interview, Director. The response to the preview of the movie has been good. I think it will do well.

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30. 애초에 = at first, in the beginning, primarily, originally

애초에 그런 무리한 부탁한거도 나였고…

I am the one who asked you to do such an unreasonable favour in the first place/ in the beginning…

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31. 무리한 = unreasonable/impractical

애초에 그런 무리한 부탁한거도 나였고…

I am the one who asked you to do such an unreasonable favour in the first place…

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32. 발전 가능성 = development possibility/ possibility for development/progress

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아니요. 충분히 발전 가능성 있는 사입니다.

No. there is enough/full chance of development in our relationship.

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33. 유일한 = one and only, only

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내 평생 유일한 진짜 친구였어. 그래서 더 특별했고.

You were my (one and) only real friend. That’s why it was more special.

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34. 판매 부수 = number of copies sold, circulation

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우린 이번 판매 부수 엄청 뛰었대.

Our current edition had a record sales/made a high number of sales.

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35. 오싹하다 = to get/have the chills , to be freaked out by sth

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방금 나만 오싹했어?

Was it just me who got the chills a moment ago?

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LEARN 20 NEW WORDS FROM EPISODES 1 TO 8:

If you want to learn 20 new Korean words from the previous episodes (1 to 8), please check out my earlier post here.

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PLEASE NOTE:

All the pictures have been taken from the videos uploaded in the following sites:

I have tried to translate most of the dialogues on my own. However, those which were seemed more or less accurate have not been changed (So credit goes to the “She was pretty” team at the respective websites). The videos and translations have been used for learning purpose only and nothing else.

Finally, I have tried to write the Korean dialogues on my own too. Since I am just learning the language, I may have made some mistakes. So any sort of corrections is heartily welcomed.  


SPECIAL THANKS ♥ ♥ ♥

I would like to express my greatest thanks to a few of my Korean friends at HelloTalk App who helped me to correct some of the mistakes I had made in this post. Hugs & Kisses to dearest Lee MinJeong (이민정), Jo SuJeong 언니 (조수정 언니) , Kim NaHye (김나혜)♡ and lovely YJY. (항상 고마워요!)

CHEERS TO ALL LANGUAGE LEARNERS! 화이팅!

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