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anne09
How do I say in Korean "Alright, jokes aside, now I will be serious..." A situation, when you were writing something funny, but afterwards you want to write something more serious and want the reader understand that you are not joking any more... Is there a way to transmit this feeling in Korean? Thank you!
Aug 30, 2019 11:57 AM
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There are different ways to say it. In speech, we might say: - (자, 이제) 농담(은) 그만하고, ... (then switch to the serious subject) - (자) 농담은 그 정도(로) 하고, 이제 심각한 얘긴데 ... * 농담 = joke. You could also say 우스갯소리, 우스갯말, 웃자고 하는 말, etc. In writing, you can say the above or something a bit more formal. - 이제 농담은 그쯤하고 본론으로 들어가면 ... (So much for jokes, and moving to the real topic, ...) - 그건 웃자고 한 얘기고, 이제 본론입니다. (That was a joke, and now I'll get to what I really wanted to say.) * 본론 = the main subject.
August 31, 2019
anne09
Language Skills
English, French, German, Korean, Russian
Learning Language
French, German, Korean