감을 잡다 – Korean Idioms #2

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If you start or learn how to do, or use something and so on, we say that you got the hang of it.
감을 잡다 is to get the hang of it in Korean.

뭐가 이렇게 복잡한 거지? 전혀 감을 못 잡겠네.
Why is it really complicated? I cannot get the hang of it.

감만 잡으면 그렇게 어렵지 않을 거야.
If you get the hang of it, it won't be that difficult.

난 어떻게 하는지 감을 잡는데만 1년 걸렸어. 100일 정도면 무척 빠른 거야.
It took me almost a year to get the hang of it. Give or take 100 days are really fast.

외국인으로서 한국어 조사를 어떻게 사용는지 감을 잡는 것은 쉽지 않다.
As a foreigner, it is not easy to get the hang of how to use Korean markers.