Korean Vocabulary: 흥분을 가라앉히다


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.

흥분을 가라앉히다
to calm down

당사자는 저예요. 다들 흥분을 가라앉히시고.
I'm the one who got dumped. Everyone, please calm down.

팔짱을 끼다
to cross one's arm with another

왜 이렇게 팔짱을 끼고 난리네?
What's wrong with you? Stop holding my arm.

말이 틀리다
to be wrong in one's statement

왜! 내 말이 틀렸습니까?
What? Am I wrong?

전쟁 나다
to cause a war to happen

서로 선만 잘 지키면 ‎전쟁 날 일 없으니까 주의 부탁할게요.
As long as we don't cross the line, there won't be any war. So please be careful.

계산하다
to do some calculations

어제 내가 잠이 안 와서 ‎계산을 좀 해 봤어요.
I couldn't sleep last night, so I did some calculations.