Mastering Korean Emotions: Understanding 화 (Anger)
The Origin and Meaning of ‘화’ (Anger) in Korean
화 (火) comes from the Hanja character symbolizing fire, representing wrath and anger.
In Korean culture and language, it’s not just a word but a deep-seated emotion that can be expressed in various ways.
I think it's OK to be angry sometimes.
Children should learn healthy ways to express their anger.
Expressions and Situations Involving ‘화’
When told my friend I crashed his car into a tree he hit the roof.
When's the last time you argued with your wife?
I think I'm a patient person. I don't mind waiting.
Sometimes if someone is angry its better to hold your peace than to argue.
When I heard his excuses I couldn't control my anger.
When someone wants to pass me, saying 'get out of the way (move aside)' sounds rude.
Once I saw a couple shouting at each other at the airport.
My wife and I have different opinions about many things, but we don't argue.
Vocabulary Derived from ‘화’
|to be angry
|to express one's anger
|to be irritated, annoyed
|to jump the queue
|to be refused
|극도로 화를 내다
|to hit the roof
|잠을 성이 없다/있다
|to be im/patient
|to keep silent
|to control one's anger
|to move aside (for somebody)
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