Korean Vocabulary: 흉내를 내다


It is not enough to learn Korean grammar and sentence patterns. Without enough vocabulary, we cannot form sentences. It is also important to learn phrases and collocations instead of just words as Korean is rich in vocabulary influenced by culture and entirely different from that of our native language. It can help us sound more natural and sensible when speaking Korean. Here are five of them with sample sentences in Korean and English.

새롭게 시작하다
to start over

새롭게 시작하고 싶어.
I want to start over again (move on with my life).

도망가다
to run away

이 도망갔어.
The horse ran away.

00로 먹고 살다
to depend on something for a living

우리 가족 전체가 이 목장으로 먹고 살잖아.
Our entire family depends upon this ranch.

00로 귀환하다
to be back somewhere
to go back where someone was used to be

김 선생님이 우리 학교로 귀한했대.
I heard that Mr. Kim is back at our school.

00 흉내를 내다
to act like someone or to impersonate

내 흉내 내지마.
Don't impersonate me.