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LEVEL 10 LESSON 1
This is an Advanced Idiomatic Expressions lesson related to , face. In order to fully
understand and use the expressions introduced in this series, it is essential that you
understand the grammatical structure of the sentences. When you come across a
grammar point that you are unfamiliar with, please go back and review the related TTMIK
lessons.

Keyword:
= face
1. = to look familiar
( = to be familiar with)
> Technically speaking, and refer to the same thing, which is ones face, but
is used every day whereas is used more often as part of the idiomatic
expressions (to be familiar) and (to be unfamiliar). When you see
someone who looks familiar or who you feel like youve met before, you can say,
.

Ex) ? .
= Where did I see that person? He looks familiar.

2. = to look familiar
( = somewhere)
> Here, doesnt mean where, but actually somewhere. The expression is
literally translated as its a face that I saw a lot somewhere, meaning the same thing
as the first expression, .

Ex) .
= She looks quite familiar, but I dont know who she is.

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3. = to have a tan (on ones face)
( = in black, = to be burned)
> Although getting a tan and having a sunburn are two different things, in Korean,
(to be burned) usually refers to getting a sun tan. To make the difference clear,
sometimes people will differentiate by saying (burning in black) to talk
about a suntan, and (burning in red) to talk about a sunburn.

Ex) ? .
= Were you on a vacation? Your face is tan.

4. = to have plastic surgery


( = to fix, to repair)
> literally means to fix or repair something, but when you use this expression
about someones face, it means to have a plastic surgery. can be also used
with more specific face part names like (eyes), (nose), (chin), etc.

Ex) .
= I didnt get any plastic surgery on my face.

5. = to look worried
( = worried, concerned)
> Literally translated, this expression means to be doing/wearing a worried face. This
expression can be used when you want to emphasize the fact that someone seems
worried rather than whether or not he/she is actually truly worried.

Ex) ?
= Why are you sitting there looking all worried?

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6. = to be written all over ones face
( = to be written)
> When you say that something is written on someones face, it means that you can
read his or her thoughts or emotions.

Ex) .
= I know its a lie. Its written all over your face.

7. = to blush; to be angry
( = to make something turn red)
> When your face turns red (in other words, when blood rushes to your face), it could
be either because you are embarrassed and are blushing, or because you are upset.

Ex) .
= This is not something to be mad about like that.

8. = how can you be not ashamed to ~


( = what kind of)
> When youve done something bad or something that you should be ashamed of, you
might not want to see other people. Therefore, when youve done something bad to
someone and you still have the nerve to show your face, others can say, how can
you show your face?, meaning how can you be not ashamed to do this?

Ex) ?
= How can you be not ashamed to visit me here?

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9. = to just say hi
( = to stick out)
> When you just stick your face out/in, just as you would pop your head in/out to say
hello, you are not doing much to interact with other people. When you stop by a
place very briefly and just say hi, you can say or .
describes how the light or color is reflected on something.

Ex) .
= Even if you dont want to go, just stop in and say hi.

10. = to not know anyone (in a certain place)


> Literally translated, it means there is no face I know, so the actual meaning is that
you do not know anyone in a certain place. You can say this when you visit a place
after a long absence or when you go to a gathering for the first time.

Ex) .
= I didnt know anyone there, so I felt really awkward.

11. = there are a lot of people one doesnt know


> Similar to , when you say that there are a lot of faces that you dont
know, it means that you do not know most of the people who are with you in a certain
place or group.

Ex) .
= I havent been here for a while, and now there are a lot of people who I dont know.

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12. = to look great, healthy
> When you say your face looks good, it doesnt mean that someone is good looking,
but rather that someone is looking healthier than before, or that someone has gained
some (but not too much) weight.

Ex) . .
= Long time no see. You look healthier and look like youve (healthily) gained some
weight compared to before.

13. = to be shameless
( = steel plate, = to lay; to pave)
> When someone is shamelessly asking for a favor or voicing a strong opinion, or when
someone doesnt have a sense of guilt about something they did, you say that his/her
face is thick in Korean ( ). An exaggeration of this expression is
(to have a layer of steel on ones face).

Ex) . ?
= That person is really shameless. How can he come here again?

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