Say in Korean: to break down/be broken


Learn how to say to break down in Korean. Here's a Korean drama dialogue with texts in both Korean and English. The script of each speaker is highlighted in two different colors and the lines are split up for easy understanding of the sentence structure and grammar.

SCENARIO: I am on my way to school when I see Yerin fixing her bicycle again. It’s not an uncommon sight. I pity her for not being able to buy a new one. I pull my car over to lend her my handkerchief.

또 고장 났어?
Your bicycle broke down again?

*고장 나다 means to break down or be broken (out of order)

대체 그 고물은 언제 바꿀래?
When exactly will you replace that piece of junk?

아침마다 오토바이를 고치느라 손만 더러워지잖아
Your hands get dirty because you always fix every morning.


이걸로 닦아. 어서 닦아.
Wipe them with this. Go on.

근데... 그거 구찌 손수건이거든.
By the way, that tissue holder is Gucci.

꼭 돌려줘야 해.
Remember to give it back to me.