Monday, October 26, 2009

밥 먹고 싶어요?

My classmate is quite popular with guys because she knows how to doll herself up. She was telling us about her encounter with a South American guy whom she met in library. The guy, an Elementary 2-level student, tried to date her out for lunch. The guy asked her in simple Korean, "밥 먹고 싶어?"

My classmate had a bone to pick with his 'awkward' request. She analysed that "밥 먹고 싶어요?" is more like a direct translation of "Do you wanna eat?" and foreigners who are not too long into Korean language are quite prone to saying that. If a Korean is to ask, it will either be, "밥 먹을래?" or "밥 먹으러 가자"

Anyway, she didn't agree to the request because she was too busy with other guys. She is currently a Masters student and I heard that one of her seniors, a Korean guy, is showing interest in her. The way he asks her out for lunch, "오빠 밥 사줄게." (I shall buy you lunch). However, I don't think he stands a good chance because she prefers westerner. That's all for gossip today.


  1. ㅋㅋㅋ재미겠다~~~

  2. yang from toronto,canada...can i get to know u more?im a girl by the way.....ur all pics are nice....n i enjoy reading ur blogs....

  3. hello yang, you can drop me an e-mail.