Different ways to say "first" in Korean So I realize that in Korean, there are many ways to say "first", and this confuses me a little. Can someone list the different ways of saying "first" (ex. "at first", "first of all", "the very first", etc.) in Korean and their usages? Thank you!
Jul 3, 2015 2:04 AM
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1) 첫째 the first 김연아는 올림픽에서 우승한 최초의 한국 여자 피겨 스케이터이다. Yuna Kim is the first Korean female figure skater to win Olympics. 2) 처음에는 at first 처음에는 쉽지 않았어요. 3) 처음으로 / 최초로 for the first time 그는 태어나서 처음으로 수영을 배우려고 노력했다. He tried to learn how to swim for the first time in his life. 4) 무엇보다도 first of all 외국어를 배우기 위해서는 무엇보다도 동기가 매우 중요합니다. To learn foreign language, first of all, the motivation is very important. 5) 첫눈에 at first sight 호동왕자와 낙랑공주는 첫눈에 사랑에 빠졌다. The price Hodong and the princess Nakrang fell in love with each other at first sight.
July 3, 2015
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