Korean- English Translation Exercise

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1. 그 얘길 왜 저한테 하는 거예요? o Why are you telling me that? /What's the point in telling me that? o Why are you saying things behind my back? 2. 다시 한번 잘 생각해 보세요. o Why don't you give it a second thought? Think about it again. o Why don’t you ask for a second opinion? Ask someone else about it. 3. 왜 저에게만 질문하십니까? o Why are you only asking me? /Why don't you ask someone else (for a change)? o Why don’t you ever ask me? / Why do you always ask someone else first? 4. 내가 왜 이렇게 후회를 하고 있는 거지? o Why do I keep blaming myself? o Why do I keep kicking myself? 5. 그가 왜 작별 인사도 없이 떠났는 지 궁금하다. o I wonder why he just stormed out of the room. o I wonder why he left without saying good-bye. 6. 왜 그가 그렇게 화가 나셨는 지 모르겠다. o I don't know why he was in a temper. I don't know what made him angry. o I don’t know why he was in a bad mood. I don’t know what made him change his mind. 7. 자유의 뜻을 오해하고 있는 사람이 많은 까닭은 무엇일까? o Why are a number of people constantly mistaking the meaning of love? o Why are a number of people constantly mistaking the meaning of freedom? 8. 왜 갑자기 그게 문제가 되는거야? o Why are you making a big issue out of it all of a sudden? o Why all of a sudden does it matter? 9. 너희들은 왜 방과 후에도 잡혀 있니?

Korean- English Translation Exercise

o Why are you being kept in after work? o Why aren’t you getting a promotion at work? 10. 왜 진작에 그렇게 말하지 않으셨어요? o Why didn't you tell me so in the first place? o Why didn’t you tell me right away? 11. 왜 제가 당신한테 거짓말을 하겠어요? o Why should I tell you the truth? o Why should I lie to you? 12. 왜 하지도 않은 말을 했다고 하는 겁니까? o Why are you accusing me? o Why are you putting words in my mouth? 13. 지도에서 찾아보시지 그래요? o Why don’t you buy your own map? o Why don't you look it up on the map? 14. 왜 넌 항상 그리도 비판적이니? o Why are you always so critical? o Why don’t you give yourself a break? 15. 그의 사치를 보면 그가 항상 빚지고 있는 이유를 알 수 있다. o His meanness explains why he doesn’t have a lot of friends. o His extravagance explains why he is always in debt. 16. 그들이 왜 그를 선택했는지는 내게 수수께끼다. o It’s quite obvious why they chose him. o It's a mystery to me why they chose him. 17. 나는 네가 왜 그렇게 했는지 충분히 이해한다. o I fully realize why you did it. o I fully realize why you wanted to avoid doing it. 18. 질문은 극히 간단하다. 그런데 너는 왜 그것에 답을 못하는 거냐? o The question is quite straightforward; why can't you answer it? o The question is quite easy; why can’t you answer it?

Korean- English Translation Exercise

19. 이가방을 선반위에 올려놓도록 도와주시겠습니까? o Excuse me,will you please help me to put this bag up on the rack? o Excuse me,will you please help me to put this bag up in my room? 20. 꽤 무거워요 그렇다면 가방을 손님 좌석밑에 두도록 하세요. o Since it’s quite heavy, why don’t you let me help you with it? o In that case, why don`t you put the bag under your seats?

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