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Korean and German Phrases I learned this week – With examples

  1. Save energy
    1. 에너지를 절약하다
      1. 겨울이 되면, 몇몇 사람들은 밤에 난방을 낮춰 에너지를 절약한다
      2. In winter, some people conserve energy by lowering the heat at night.
    2. Energie sparen
      1. Wir müssen konkrete Lösungen finden, die es uns ermöglichen Energie zu sparen.
      2. We have to find concrete solutions that allow us to save energy.
  2. Some people
    1. 몇몇 사람들은
      1. 몇몇 사람들은 신입회원에게 불친절했다.
      2. Some people were unfriendly to the new recruit.
    2. Einige Leute, Manche Leute
      1. Einige Leute sagen, dass er gestorben ist.
      2. Some people said that he died.
  3. Besides
    1. 게다가
      1. 게다가 글을 읽을 정도의 영어를 알지 못했다.
      2. Besides, I didn’t know enough English to read.
    2. Außerdem, Abgesehen davon
      1. Außerdem dachte ich, Sie hätten sich im Griff.
      2. Besides, I thought you had self-control.
      3. Abgesehen davon, habe ich bloß Gerüchte weitergegeben.
      4. Besides… I only conveyed rumors.
  4. Whatever / anything
    1. 뭐든지
      1. 너는 원하는 걸 뭐든지 할 수 있게 될꺼야.
      2. You’ll be able to do anything you want.
    2. Alles
      1. Ein Tag, an dem alles passieren kann.
      2. A day where anything can happen.
  5. There is nothing one can do about it
    1. 어쩔 수 없다
      1. 일이 이렇게 된 이상 어쩔 수 없다
      2. There isn’t much we can do (about it) now.
    2. es gibt nichts, das dagegen unternommen werden kann
      1. Dann gibt es nichts, das du dagegen unternehmen könntest.
      2. Then there is nothing you can do about it.
      3. Ich kann es leider nicht ändern.
      4. Sorry. There is nothing I can do about it
  6. To be fairly, not that
    1. 은 편이다
      1. 오늘은 기분이 약간 좋은 편이다
      2. I feel a little better today.
  7. One way to
    1. 길이다
      1. 대학은 든든하고 좋은 직업을 얻는 길이다.
      2. College is your way to get a good solid job.
    2. Eine Möglichkeit… .zu
      1. Eine Möglichkeit, die Einstellungen zu ändern, ist eine Neukompilierung.
      2. One way to change the settings is by recompiling.
  8. Several times
    1. 몇번
      1. 한 달에 몇 번은 야근을 해요.
      2. I have night duty several times a month.
    2. Mehrmals
      1. Mehrmals die Woche, über Monate.
      2. Several times a week, for months.
  9. While doing one thing, he takes the opportunity to do something else
    1. 는 김에
      1. 나가서 일보는 김에 네 심부름을 해 줄 수 있어
      2. I can run an errand for you while I’m out and about.
      3. Wenn wir schon mal dabei sind, lassen Sie uns die Kommission, das Parlament und den Rat abschaffen!
      4. While you are at it, scrap the Commission, Parliament and the Council.
  10. I should have
    1. 을 걸 그랬어요
      1. 그렇게 많이 먹지 말걸 그랬어.
      2. I shouldn’t have eaten so much.
    2. Ich hätte… sollen
      1. Ich hätte schon früher eine Untersuchung beginnen sollen.
      2. I should have started investigating sooner.
  11. Something that you did not need to do / in vain
    1. 괜히
      1. 괜히 했어.
      2. I shouldn’t have done it.
    2. umsonst
      1. Wir haben den Brunnen nicht umsonst gebaut.
      2. We didn’t build the fountain in vain.
  12. I did not mean ~
    1. 뜻이 아니다
      1. 그런 뜻이 아니었어요
      2. I didn’t mean to imply that. or That’s not what I meant.
    2. Ich hatte nicht vor; Ich wollte nicht (kein), Ich bedeutete nicht…
      1. Ich hatte nicht vor, Sie zu erschrecken.
      2. I did not mean to scare you.
  13. Something to worry about  / none of your concern
    1. 신경 쓰다
      1. 그것에 너무 신경 쓰지 마세요.
      2. Don’t concern yourself too much about it.
      3. 테러리스트들은 우리의 생명을 신경쓰지 않는다.
      4. The terrorists don’t care about our lives.
    2. Kümmern Sie sich nicht um ….  / Sorgen Sie sich nicht wegen  / Machen Ihnen um ~ keine Gedanken
      1. Sorgen Sie sich nicht wegen meiner Verletzung.
      2. Do not concern yourself with my injury.
      3. Mach dir um mich keine Gedanken.
      4. Do not concern yourself with me.
      5. Kümmern Sie sich um Ihre eigene Familie.
      6. You have your own family to concern yourself with.
  14. While doing something, one realizes something (else)
    1. 다 보니까
      1. 너랑 얘기하다 보니까 시간가는 줄 몰랐어.
      2. I’ve lost track of the time talking with you.
  15. Worth v-ing
    1. 를  만하다
      1. 그녀는 아주 열심히 일하기 때문에 포상휴가를 받을 만하다
      2. She works so hard that she deserves a vacation.
    2. Es lohnt sich …. zu
      1. Es lohnt sich außerdem, sich einmal die Frage zu stellen, was denn ein Entwicklungsland tatsächlich ist.
      2. Moreover, it is worth asking what a developing country actually is.
      3. Wir sind uns mindestens dahingehend einig, daß es sich lohnt, es zu versuchen.
      4. At least we agree that it is worth a try.
  16. To complete an action and leave it in that state
    1. 아 어 놓다
      1. 현관에 모자와 외투를 벗어놓다.
      2. leave one’s hat and coat in the hall
  17. As one situation changes, another does as well
    1. 을 수록
      1. 연습을 할 수록 스키를 잘 타게 될 거야.
      2. The more you practice, the better you will become.
  18. To get a driver’s license
    1. 운전면허를 따다
      1. 아들이 오늘 오후에 운전 면허를 땄어요.
      2. My son got his driver’s license this afternoon.
    2. einen Führerschein zu bekommen
      1. Sie ist zu jung, um einen Führerschein zu bekommen.
      2. She’s too young to get a driver’s license.
      3. Weil du jetzt achtzehn bist, kannst du deinen Führerschein machen.
      4. Now that you are eighteen, you can get a driver’s license.
  19. opinion
    1. 의견입니다
      1. 저희 팀도 같은 의견입니다
      2. Our team has the same opinion.
    2. Stellungsnahme
      1. Im Zuge der Ausarbeitung ihrer Stellungnahme kann die Kommission die Agentur konsultieren.
      2. In preparing its opinion the Commission may consult the Agency.
      3. Ich erinnere mich nicht, dich nach deiner Meinung gefragt zu haben.
      4. I don’t remember asking for your opinion.
  20. To get a job
    1. 취직하다
      1. 자랑타임. – 저 취직했어요.
      2. Time to brag. – I got a job.
    2. einen Job bekommen
      1. Tom dachte, dass Mary einen Job bekommen könnte.
      2. Tom thought Mary could get a job.
  21. To set an example
    1. 모범을 보이다
      1. 좋은 모범을 보이다.
      2. set a good example
    2. als Vorbild dient
      1. Wir stellen fest, dass diese Liste anderen EU-Mitgliedstaaten als Vorbild dient.
      2. It sets an example to other EU Member States
  22. To submit
    1. 제출하다
      1. 사직서를 제출하다
      2. to hand in your notice/resignation
    2. einreichen, abgeben, vorlegen
      1. Interessierte Parteien können bis zum 14. April 2009 ihre Stellungnahmen vorlegen.
      2. Interested parties can submit comments until 14 April 2009.
      3. Testen Sie Ihren Programmcode sorgfältig, bevor Sie ihn einreichen.
      4. Thoroughly test your code before you submit it.
  23. On the other hand
    1. 는 반면에
      1. 반면에 버몬트는 가장 낮은 출생률을 보였다.
      2. On the other hand, Vermont has the lowest birth rate.
    2. Andererseits / Auf der anderen Seite
      1. Andererseits braucht das Kind ebenfalls künstliche Schwerkraft.
      2. On the other hand, a baby also needs artificial gravity.
      3. Auf der anderen Seite … Verbrechen machen sich völlig bezahlt.
      4. On the other hand, crime totally pays.
  24. Main character
    1. 주인공
      1. 저기 좀 봐, 저 사람 새 TV 프로그램 주인공 아냐?
      2. Look, isn’t he the star of that new TV show?
    2. Der  Hauptfigur / Protagonist
      1. Und die Hauptfigur bekommt ihren Wunsch erfüllt.
      2. And the main character gets her wish.
  25. Good looking
    1. 멋있게 생기다
      1. 정말 멋있게 생긴 미국인 해군 장교를 만났어요.
      2. I met a really good-looking American Naval officer.
    2. gutaussehend
      1. Er war so charmant und gutaussehend.
      2. He was so charming, so good looking.
  26. Cannot afford to
    1. 을 살 돈이 없다
      1. 난 집을 살 돈이 없어. 너도 역시 그렇지.
      2. I can’t afford to buy a house, nor can you.
    2. können es nicht leisten… zu
      1. Wir können es uns nicht leisten, ihm Angst einzujagen oder seine Männer zu alarmieren.
      2. Cannot afford to spook him or alert his men.
  27. To be free (of charge)
    1. 무료
      1. 여기는 무료 주차장이에요.
      2. This is a free parking lot.
    2. kostenlos / kostenfrei
      1. Die Software wird kostenfrei zur Verfügung gestellt.
      2. The software shall be made available free of charge.
  28. To add
    1. 추가하다
      1. 명단에 누구의 이름을 추가하다.
      2. add someone’s name to the list
  29. To ask oneself that ~
    1. 자신에게 물었다
      1. 내가 이 기사를 쓰면서, 난 스스로에게 “WLC에서 10일 동안 얻은 게 무엇인가?”라고 내 자신에게 물었다.
      2. As I write this article, I ask myself, “What have you achieved during your 10 days at the WLC?”
  30. To trust people
    1. 사람들을 믿다
      1. 그녀는 사람들을 믿었다. 그것은 그녀의 천성이었다.
      2. She trusted people. That was her nature.
    2. Menschen vertrauen
      1. Du hast gesagt, ich muß Menschen vertrauen.
      2. You said I need to trust people.
  31. Say/ express it differently
    1. 다르게 말하면
      1. 예를 들면, 서울에 사는 사람들과 부산 사람들은 다르게 말하고 다른 억양을 가지고 있습니다.
      2. For example, people living in Seoul and Busan speak differently, and they have different accents.

 

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