Korean Vocabulary: 얻어터지다


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.

버티다
to hold out 

돈 얘기를 안 하니까 버티지.
That's why he is holding out because you didn’t talk about the money.

보호하다
to protect someone

보호해 주기로 하고 데려와 놓고 ‎어떻게 그런 짓을 해?
We promised to protect him and brought him all the way here. How could we do that?

얻어터지다
to get beaten up

다들 그렇게 얻어터지고 ‎라면으로 되겠어?
All of you got beaten up. Would noodles be enough for you?

심 풀다
to show or have indecent desires for someone

저는 그 여자가 너에게 심이라도 품고 있지 않은가 ‎걱정했는데.
I was worried that the woman had indecent desires for you.

의미 없다
to have no meaning

아무 의미 없는 거 아닙니까?
Don’t you think it’s meaningless?