|오늘의 한마디는 부채입니다.
||[Jun. 8th, 2008|12:13 pm]
Today's word of the day is "fan".|
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There are a couple different types of fans in Korea: there is the kind of hand-held fan that doesn't fold, the kind of hand-held fan that does fold, and the kind of fan that's wings attached to a central pivoting motor and uses electricity to operate. The first two are called a 부채, and for clarity you can refer to the folding fan as '접는 부채' (the kind of fan you can fold), however the fan with a motor is called a 선풍기 (扇風機) -- literally, fanning wind machine. Of course, when it comes to modern ways of staying cool in the summer, we can't leave out the mighty air conditioner. Air conditioners are typically called an 에어컨, much like the Japanese loan word エアコン from the English phrase "air conditioner".
Anyway, moving on to some terms:
부채질을 하다 -- to fan oneself (with or without a fan)
부채를 사다 -- to buy a fan
부채춤 -- a type of traditional Korean dance using fans typically performed by a group of females. (video example!)
부채를 접다 -- to fold up a fan.
선풍기를 키다 -- to turn the air conditioner on
선풍기를 끄다 -- to turn the air conditioner off