아쉽다 / 아쉬워 – What a Shame!

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This video will talk about the common Korean expressions 아쉽다 and 아쉬워 and how to express them in English.  아쉽다 / 아쉬워 are similar to the English expression ‘What a shame!’.
이 동영상에서는 흔한 한국어 표현인 ‘아쉽다’와 ‘아쉬워’에 관하여 이야기하고 또 이를 어떻게 영어로 표현하는지 알려줍니다. ‘아쉽다’와 ‘아쉬워’는 영어 단어의 ‘What a shame!’과 유사합니다.
[Part 1]

Hi, everybody.

I’m Esther and in this video we’re going to talk about a Korean word that’s very hard to say in English.

And that Korean word is the word KOREAN!!!.

Or KOREAN!!!.

Right…

It’s very hard to, again, say that in English.

Well first, when do we use KOREAN!!!?

Well, usually, we use it when we want something or we want something to happen, but we can’t get it.

Or the thing that we want doesn’t happen.

For example, I feel that something is KOREAN!! when maybe there’s a sale..and something that I really wanted to buy is on sale.

Maybe even fifty percent off.

Right, so that’s a big discount, but, ugh..I forgot my wallet.

Right, so I can’t buy the thing and it’s not going to be on sale tomorrow.

Then I feel KOREAN!!!

Well, in English, we say several things.

We can say, “It’s a shame”.

“It’s a shame.”

We can also say, “What a shame”.

“What a shame.”

And another thing we can say is that something is…”That’s too bad”.

Right…

“That’s too bad.”

So here are a couple of examples.

Well, here’s a sentence that I’ve written in Korean.

KOREAN!!!1

How do we say that in English?

Well, we can say, “It’s a shame that we can’t meet.”

“It’s a shame that we can’t meet.”

Another way we can say it is, “We can’t meet. What a shame.”

“We can’t meet. What a shame.”

So, again, these are some ways to say KOREAN!!!! or “KOREAN!!!

Let’s look at some more example sentences together.

2:04 [Part 2 – Example Sentences]

“It’s a shame that she doesn’t try harder. She’s very smart.”
“It’s a shame that she doesn’t try harder. She’s very smart.”

“She didn’t get the job? What a shame! She wanted it very much.”
“She didn’t get the job? What a shame! She wanted it very much.”

“It’s a shame that I didn’t win. I tried my best.”
“It’s a shame that I didn’t win. I tried my best.”

“I wish I got to spend more time wih you. What a shame.”
“I wish I got to spend more time wih you. What a shame.”

2:57 [Part 3]

Ok, so we just looked at some example sentences.

Ahh, so, in this video we learned to say KOREAN!! in English.

Remember, you say, “What a shame!” or “It’s a shame!”

So, let’s think of another example when you might use this before we finish.

So, let’s day that you haven’t seen your good friend for a very long time…

…And you finally see her and you want to spend more time with her, but “oh no”, it’s too late.

You have to go home now.

So, you might say, “Oh, it’s a shame that we have to go home.”

Or, “We have to go home. What a shame.”

Ok…

So, I hope this video helped you guys and see you next time.

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