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Flashcards in 속담 Deck (33)
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1

가는 날이 장날

used when someone is trying to do something and something unexpected occurs

2

가는 말이 고와야 오는 말이 곱다

what goes around comes around

3

갈수록 태간

as time goes by, a problem can become more difficult

4

고래 싸움에 세우 등 터진다

in the midsts of a fight, an uninvolved person ends up getting hurt

5

고생 끝에 낙이 온다

there's a light at the end of the tunnel

6

금강산도 식후경

food comes first

7

꼬리가 길면 밟힌다

you will end up getting caught

8

꿩 대신 닭

everything can be replaced

9

누워서 침 뱉기

while trying to do something bad to others you will get hurt

10

돌다리도 두들겨 보고 건너라

one must be careful and take their time

11

땅 짚고 헤엄치기

something is really easy to do

12

떡 줄 사람은 꿈도 안 꾸는데 김칫국부터 마신다

don't count your chickens before they hatch

13

말 한다미에 천 냥 빚도 갚는다

words can help solve or patch up any problems

14

믿는 도끼애 발등 찍힌다

when believing that something will turn out well but doesn't because you were betrayed

15

밑 빠진 독에 물 붓기

no matter how hard you try, a job destined to fail can only end in failure

16

바늘 도둑이 소 도둑 된다

lit. a thief that robs small objects will start robbing cows

17

발 없는 말이 천 리 간다

rumors travel far

18

배보다 배꼽이 더 크다

when a small part is bigger than the main item

19

백문이 불여일견

seeing something in person is much better than hearing about it over 100 times

20

빈 수레가 요란하다

people that lack substance on the inside need to be louder on the outside

21

산 넘어 산

mountains beyond mountains, hard times just keep coming

22

세 살 적 버릇이 여든까지 간다

habits start early

23

소 잃고 외양간 고친다

it is meaningless to address a problem after the fact

24

쇠귀에 경 읽기

you can't teach a cow

25

시작이 반이다

starting is 1/2

26

싼 것이 비지떡

you get what you pay for

27

아니 땐 굴뚝에 연기 나랴

if there is no cause, there is no result. everything has a reason

28

우물 안 개구리

to believe that one knows a lot even though they know very little, or to be a person that knows nothing about the world

29

윗물이 맑아야 아랫물이 맑다

if an elder does something well, the younger person will follow their steps. apple doesn't fall too far from the tree

30

콩 슴은 데 콩 나고 팥 심은 데 팥 난다

results of all actions are proportional to their causes