I really like Real Life Korean segment of tbs eFM Koreascape but I still can’t find the website for the Korean dialog scripts. It’s a 5-minute radio show in Korea for foreigners that teaches one key expression every day. Today’s key expression was: 시시콜콜 캐묻다.
Even though the sentences in the conversation are really short, the key expression is actually for advanced level learners and that’s why it’s interesting.
I found Koreascape first via AudioClip from Naver, but it’s actually more convenient to listen to it on iTunes
or this website:
because AudioClip app doesn’t show the note/description about the Korean words.
시시콜콜 캐묻다: ask every single detail, ask everything, being inquisitive about everything → Wanting to know everything about someone/something, asking everything
시시콜콜: down to the last detail, every single thing/detail, every buzz, nitpicking → It’s a pure Korean expression for ‘asking/knowing/telling everything, even the tiniest detail’ and being stingy.
캐묻다: questioning closely, asking inquisitively, interrogate
~ 하지 말아라: don’t ~
개인 시간: time alone, private time
I took dictation from the conversation they taught today:
사춘기를 겪는 딸이 걱정이에요.
I’m worried about my daughter. She’s going through puberty now.
많이 신경 쓰이겠어요.
You must be very concerned.
요즘 저랑 얘기도 안 하려고 해요.
Nowadays, she even won’t talk to me.
Leave her alone.
시시콜콜 캐묻지 말고요.
Don’t interrogate her about every detail.
Shall I do it?
개인 시간을 좀 줘요.
Give her some alone time.
Ah, 냅두세요! I learned 냅둬요 before. The basic form is 냅두다. It’s a spoken language, the contraction of 내버려두다 (to leave alone).
Not only Korean lessons, the radio show has many episodes that provide useful information for living in Korea. ###