말씀 언(言) – Korean Hanja #12

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It is really hard to live a single day without talking anything. Talking something is that important in our lives. The character we will learn today is related with talking. It is 말씀 언(言). When it comes to talking, many words have this character.

발언(發言)

발 in 발언 means fire. It is used in the word, 발사. It means fire (a gun or a cannon). If you fire your words to others, you talked about something. This word is usually used for what you have said before. It is also used in discussion. Hosts use this word to let people speak their opinion.

과거 발언이 문제가 되는 바람에 그는 그 프로그램에서 하차할 수밖에 없었다.
Because of his previous remark, he had to resign from that program.

이제부터 발언해 주시기 바랍니다.
Please state from now.

언급(言及)

There are many words related with talking like tell, speak, say, etc. 언급 is the word for mention in English. When you mention something, you say something about it. 급 in 언급 means to reach something. What you said reached a specific topic, then it is to mention, 언급.

방금 경험에 대해 언급하셨는데, 그 부분에 대해 조금 더 자세히 말씀해 주시겠습니까?
You just mentioned about experience. Would you tell us more about that part?

그 사건에 대해서는 다들 언급을 피하는 분위기야.
It seems that all of them avoid mentioning that case.

조언(助言)

We seek advice when we are in trouble and these advices help us get out of the pinch. 조 in 조언 means help, so 조언 is advice. The verb form, advise, is 조언하다 in Korean.

조언해 주셔서 감사합니다.
Thank you for your advice.

더 이상 해줄 조언도 없어. 이제는 네가 그 조언대로 행동해야 해.
I have no more advice to tell you. From now on, you should act on them.

명언(名言)

명 in 명언 means name and it sometimes mean famous. 명언 means famous or wise words in English.

그가 남긴 수없이 많은 명언들을 모아 보는 중이다.
I am now collecting his numerous wise words he left.

삶에 대한 명언들을 읽어 보면 공감되는 것도 있고 아닌 것도 있다.
When reading wise words about life, I agree with some of them and I cannot with others.

Other Words

언론(言論) is media. It is usually used to call newspapers. 론 means discuss. Media always discuss about the policy, society, etc. You can see why 언론 is media.
증언(證言) is testimony. 증 means proof.
언행(言行) means talking and action or sayings and doings. 행 here means action. It is used a lot in the form of 언행일치(言行一致). It means your action and saying are identical. In other words, it means a man of his words.
유언(遺言) is last will. 유 means leaving behind. 유언 is the left words of deceased ones.