How to say "Like" and "Don't Like" in Korean (KWOW #52)


How do you express your likes and dislikes in Korean? This week's host Taekwon Do shows you how:

Here's the brief review.
JOA is "like." AHNJOA is "not like."
AHN literally means "not."
SHIRUH also means "not like" and "hate."

You can use JOA all by itself as a question or answer.

If someone asks you:
좋아?
Joa?
(Do you like this/it?)

Then you can answer back with the same word:
좋아.
Joa.
(I like this/it.)

If you want to say you like something or someone, fill in the blank:
______ 좋아.
______ joa.
(I like _____.)

For example:
효리
좋아.
Hyori joa.
(I like Hyori.)

Note 1: When speaking to adults, always remember to make your phrases FORMAL by adding YO (요) at the end.

Note 2: The H consonant is silent in JOA (좋아). So instead of JOHA, it's JOA.


Think you can spot JOA and SHIRUH in their context? Take this week's KWOW quiz! Answers are located at the bottom. No peeking!

Question #1: Where is the first JOA sung in Girls' Generation TTS "Twinkle"?

Question #2: How many JOAs appear in IU's "You and I"?

GRAND FINALE CONTEST QUESTION #3: How many SHIRUHs and SHILTAs can you find in 4Minute’s “Volume Up”? (“Shilta” is the raw, unconjugated verb of “shiruh”)

ANSWERS BELOW. NO PEEKING!

Answer #1: The first JOA is sung at 1:11. 딴 사람들도 다 빛나는 나를 좋아해 Ddan saramdeuldo da beetnaneun nareul JOA hae (Other people like the twinkle in me)

Answer #2: JOA appears five times at 1:58, 2:01, 3:12, 3:15 and 8:37.

Answer #3: Think you found them all? Write your answer in the comment section with a question to Taekwon Do. The first *TEN* people to get the correct answer wins a reply from this week's KWOW host Taekwon Do. No questions, no reply. Have fun! :)


ANSWER #3 REVEALED! (Updated June 13)
SHILTA is sung twice at 0:47 and 1:04.
SHIRUH is sung three times at 1:28, 2:42, and 3:41.



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