Expression of the Week
|Jin-ju:||엄마, 응? 일어나 점심 먹자. |
Mom. Get up and let’s have lunch.
기운 좀 내봐, 응?
Try to muster up some strength, will you?
|Ok-soon:||나 배 안 고파. 배고픈 사람들이나 먹어. |
I’m not hungry. You go ahead and eat.
기운 좀 내봐 (Try to muster up some strength.)
기운 – energy, vitality, strength
기운내다 – to muster up strength, to be energetic
Verb +보다 – (auxiliary verb) to try
~내 봐 – casual imperative form of [내보다]
좀 – a little, some
Casual – 기운 좀 내봐
Semi-polite – 기운 좀 내봐요
Polite – 기운 좀 내보세요
>> [기운내다] could mean either “to muster up physical strength”, or “to perk up emotionally”
>> [기운없다] could mean either “to be physically strength-less” or “to be emotionally drained”
>> [기운 내 / 기운 내요 / 기운 내세요] is often used to mean “cheer up”
>> [힘 좀 내봐] also means “try to muster up some strength”