Sunday, August 20, 2006

뭐가 가장 중유해요?

선생님: 무슨 생일 성물을 받고 싶어요?
학생 가: 돈을 받고 싶어요. ㅋㅋㅋ

선생님: 여행할 때 뭐가 필요해요?
학생 나: 돈이 필요해요. ㅋㅋㅋ

선생님: 뭘 가장 좋아해요?
학생 다: 돈을 제일 좋아해요. ㅋㅋㅋ
선생님: 건강이 중유하지 않아요? 싱가포르 사람 . . . . .

물론 돈이 가장 중요하죠! Of course, money is very important in life but in our Korean class it has achieved "the most important" status. I don't think we are really crazy about money when we keep using money as the subject or object in our sentences. In fact, we always laugh at our own shallow replies.

However, there is a certain lure to using 돈 especially for beginners whose Korean vocabulary is still very limited. 돈 is universal and almost anything can be directly or indirectly linked to 돈. When "돈" is used, our sentence will make sense most of the time especially when 돈 is used as a reason as to why we do or don't do something.

  • 돈이 있으면 유럽에서 여행할 거에요.
  • 돈이 없어서 여행할 수 없어요.
  • 돈을 좋아하니까 투자(投資)에 관심이 많아요.
  • 돈이 없어서 집에서 자요.
So I think it is quite alright for students to use "돈" in the sentence-making exercises without feeling embarass about it.


  1. 돈... 중요하죠^^;;

    (What would you like to do if you have a lot of money? Stupid question, I know, but can't help asking. Hehe~)

  2. 저도요. 돈이 참 중요해요! ㅋㅋㅋ

    돈은 많이 있으면 뭘 하고 싶어요? 아마... I will use the money to set up companies, build factories and create jobs for the people. When wealth is created, I will put it back into education and cultural development. At the end, I wish to leave behind a cultural legacy for the people and non of my wealth. To me, money is never an end. It is a means to an end.

    Song 씨, 알 수 있어요?