02 July 2010

Useful Phrases for the Disgruntled English Teacher in Korea

Korean혼자 (하세요)
Sounds like...Honja (haseyo)
MeaningDo it by yourself (i.e. not in a group)
TranslationI can see you cheating off your partner, so knock it off. No, don't hide behind your folder. I can see over the folder. I can see you. I CAN SEE YOU. STOP IT.

Korean시작
Sounds like...Shijak
MeaningStart!
TranslationIf you don't quit throwing that empty water bottle at each other I will test out the shredder on your stupid-looking vest. It will probably ruin it with the sparkly bits that spell out, "Hookers 4 Reagan" but I don't care.

Korean하지마
Sounds like...Hajima
MeaningStop it.
TranslationIt doesn't matter who started the fight but I am here to end it and I am literally three times your size, you tiny little boy. Don't glare at me, I'm not afraid to make you cry. I can scar you for life. I have that power.

Korean조용히 (하세요)
Sounds like...Joyongi (haseyo)
MeaningQuiet.
TranslationStop screaming at each other about the pencil. There, now I've broken the pencil and no one gets it. Be quiet or I will feed the pieces to you.

Korean안자
Sounds like...Anja
MeaningSit down!
TranslationMurdermurdermurdermurdermurdermurdermurder...

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