사랑해요 Sa Rang He Yo
In this episode, we will learn the essential phrase for couples, which is “I love You.” in Korean. I’m sure you’ve heard many times from Korean songs or Korean dramas.
We say, “I love you”,
사랑해요 (Sa Rang He Yo)
For friends and people younger than you, you say,
사랑해 (Sa Rang He)
So usually, 사랑해요 to mom/dad and 사랑해 to boyfriend/girlfriend or friends…
Sometimes, in English, you add baby or darling, honey, when you say “I love you.”
Korean couples say, baby or darling, honey, as 자기 (Jah Gi) or 자기야 (Jah Gi Ya)
so, if you want to say, baby, I love you, then you say,
자기야 사랑해. Ja Gi Ya Sa Rang He.
I love you baby. Then,
사랑해 자기야 Sa Rang He Ja Gi Ya.
In English speaking countries, I’ve heard boyfriends calling girlfriends ‘pumpkin pie’ or ‘my pumpkin’, but, it’s ‘no-no’ thing to say to Korean women. Because pumpkin in Korean is 호박 (Ho Bahk), and it’s equivalent meaning of ‘ugly face or ugly woman’. So, if you say that to Korean girl, she would think that you think of her as an ugly girl. Please don’t call your korean girlfriend ‘pumpkin’.
I love you – 사랑해요 Sa Rang He Yo
I love you. (to your friends, ppl younger than you )
사랑해 Sa Rang He
Baby, I love you – 자기야 사랑해 Ja Gi Ya Sa Rang He
I love you, baby. – 사랑해 자기야 Sa Rang He Ja Gi Ya
There is a Korean song, 자기야 사랑해 (Ja Gi Ya Sa Rang He), and it’s really cute and lovely song! please check it out!
Another good song to practice,’사랑해’ would be 2AM’s 사랑해 사랑해. Please check it out!
Please leave a comment if you have any questions or feedback! Thanks! 감사합니다.