Learn Korean with True Beauty Cast: Cha Eun Woo and Moon Ga Young

Right after tvN shared some teasers of True Beauty drama, we have been crazy about the cast. This webtoon adaptation starsย Cha Eun Woo as Lee Suho, Moon Ga Young as Lim Jukyung, and Hwang In Yeop as Han Seojun. True Beauty tells about Lim Jukyung who is insecure about her look. She is often bullied by school mates. As she moves to the new school, she decides to cover her look by make up. Things become more interested as she has to deal with Lee Suho, a typically cool guy and top student in class. Well, who doesnโ€™t fall for his charm? Every girl has crush on him. True Beauty drama is worth to watch depicted in its cast. Cha Eun Woo and Moon Ga Young really suit for the role. Besides, the theme is so related to our daily including the dialogue. The dialogue is interested to learn, especially for the foreigners who begin to learn Korean. So, letโ€™s learn Korean conversation with True Beauty cast: Cha Eun Woo and Moon Ga Young.

1. Learn with Cha Eun Woo: True Beauty Lead Male Cast

True Beauty cast Cha Eun Woo
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We begin with suicide attempt scene conversation. Suho tries to rescue Jukyung. Suho thinks that Jukyung attempted to suicide by jumping from the rooftop. Jukyung and Suho fall. Suho says ๋‹คํ–‰์ด๋‹ค (dahaengida) as suicide attempt failed. ๋‹คํ–‰์ด๋‹ค (dahaengida) means โ€œwhat a reliefโ€ or โ€œthankโ€™s Godโ€ in English. It is an expression of mercy or thankful for good things or fortune. You could also use ๋‹คํ–‰์ด๋‹ค (dahaengida) if the bad things donโ€™t come.

2. Learn with Moon Ga Young: True Beauty Lead Female Cast

True Beauty cast Moon Ga Young

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Jukyung finds something inside Suhoโ€™s mind after his rescue. Probably something happened in Suhoโ€™s past. Before leaving, Jukyung says ํž˜๋‚ด์„ธ์š” (himnaeseyo) to Suho. It is an expression to cheer someone up. You can say it to comfort someone when he/she feels blue or has a hard time. But, why does Jukyung speak formally to Suho? Well, she lost her glasses and doesnโ€™t clearly recognize him as a teenager. She thinks Suho is โ€˜ahjussiโ€™ (old man). In Korea, you have to use formal or polite sentence to speak with older people. If you want to cheer your friends up, you may say ํž˜๋‚ด (himnae) only.

3. Bewitched by Suhoโ€™s Visual

True Beauty cast: Moon Ga Young
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This is Jukyungโ€™s first day at new high school. She is in the same class with Suho. However, both doesnโ€™t recognize each other firstly. When Jukyung sees Suho, she is bewitched by his visual. She unconsciously murmurs ์™„์ „ ์ž˜์ƒ๊ฒผ๋‹ค (wanjeon jal saenggyeotda) while gazing at Suho. ์™„์ „ (Wanjeon) means definitely, absolutely, or really. It emphasizes the following term. ์ž˜์ƒ๊ฒผ๋‹ค (Jal saenggyeotda) is used to describe someone who is handsome or good looking. So, ์™„์ „ ์ž˜์ƒ๊ฒผ๋‹ค (wanjeon jal saenggyeotda) means โ€œabsolutely handsomeโ€. You may use this expression when you adore or compliment someone. In other words, you could say ๋ฉ‹์žˆ๋‹ค (meositda) to describe cool guy.

4. Misunderstanding

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Jukyung seems to worry since she has met Suho with the bare face. She thinks Suho knows her big secret: true face. So she acts nicely to Suho at school. However, Suho feels that this is weird. He asks ์•„๋‹˜ ๋‚˜ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ด? (Anim na johahae). ์•„๋‹˜ (Anim) is actually shortened from ์•„๋‹ˆ๋ฉด (animyeon) which means or and either. It is used to express option or sometimes possibility between two things or more. ๋‚˜ (Na) is object pronoun for โ€œmeโ€. ์ข‹์•„ํ•ด (Johahae) is banmal form of ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๋‹ค (johahada) that means โ€œto likeโ€. The meaning is simply โ€œorโ€ฆ.do you like me?โ€. Grammatically, this is not a complete sentence. In banmal or informal conversation, it is common to eliminate some particles and subject without changing the meaning. The complete sentence based on grammar is ์•„๋‹ˆ๋ฉด ๋„ˆ๋Š” ๋‚˜๋ฅผ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ด? (Animyeon neoneun nareul johahae?)

5. Learn Korean Greeting with True Beauty Cast

Cha Eun Woo as Lee Suho
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True Beauty is kind of daily life drama so itโ€™s quite easy to learn daily conversation from its cast dialogue. Letโ€™s put an example with popular Korean greeting ์ƒ์ผ ์ถ•ํ•˜ํ•ด (saengil chukhahae). The meaning is obvious: happy birthday. It is a banmal or informal greeting. You may say it to congratulate your friends. Jukyung (Moon Ga Young) is not really close to Suho (Cha Eun Woo) but they are in the same age. So, it is fine if Jukyung speaks informally to Suho. If you want to congratulate someone older or in the higher position, you should speaks formally by saying ์ƒ์ผ ์ถ•ํ•˜ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค (saengil chukhahamnida).

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