cactus 선인장 仙人掌
I don't know why, but the word for 'cactus' keeps coming up in conversation for me. However, I still have trouble memorizing it. The characters literally mean "celestial being, palm of hand" ... so I've got no idea what that's all about ... Is a cactus the hand of a god??
ring-necked pheasant 꿩
This is a nice word to know if you are interested in historical art and design culture, as the pheasant is a motif that often appears in artwork and textiles. It symbolizes nobility and can be seen in designs embroidered on royal clothing.
pocket notebook 수첩 手帖
I'll be honest, I never actually knew this word before, because I always just call it a 노트 ...
help, assistance 협조 協助
This word I learned because I saw it on a sign on an elevator, asking people to assist disabled people.
Finally, here are some useful hanja from this week's words:
手 수 hand (손)
Saturday, 9 January 2016
Wednesday, 6 January 2016
I went to a wedding last week, and thought it would be useful to do a post on the etiquette of attending a Korean wedding, with some vocabulary too. So if you've been invited to wedding in Korea and you're not sure what to do, just follow these steps: