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How To Say a Motorcycle in Korean

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Beeline Language Korean is all about learning the Korean language and culture. In our previous lessons, we have learned many different slang like 멘붕[men-boong], 불금 [bulgeum] and 꿀잼 [ggul-jam]. Also, we have covered a lot of words that would be used by young Korean generations today. In the previous blog, you have learned the three trendy slang words in Korean that youngsters use these days, such as 혼술[hon-sool]. Today, you will learn how to say a motorcycle in Korean.

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How To Say A Motorcycle In Korean

This is how you would say a motorcycle in Korean: 오토바이 [oh-to-ba-ee]

Note that the word 오토 [oh-to] is a short form for 오토매틱 [oh-to-mae-tick], which is automatic in English and 바이 [ba-ee] is a short for for 바이크 [ba-ee-keu] which means a bicycle.

Motorcycle in Korean

Sample Sentences Using a Motorcycle In Korean

자동차보다는 오토바이를 타고 멋지게 드라이브 하고 싶어 . [ja-dong-cha bo-da-neun oh-to-ba-ee-reul ta-go meot-ji-gae deu-ra-ee-beu ha-go-si-peo].

Rather than riding a car, I would like to ride a motorcycle and drive around.

오토바이를 탈때는 헬맷을 꼭 스고 타도록 해. [oh-to-ba-ee-rel tal-ddae-neun hell-met-eul ggok sseu-go ta-do-rok hae].

When you are riding a motorcycle, you must wear a helmet.

Note that 핼멧 [hell-met] is directly translated from a helmet in English.

Things That Korean People Do with a Motorcycle

You just have learned how to say a your motorcycle in Korean.

Do you know when they are mostly used for?  Most of the time, a lot of Korean companies use a motorcycle when doing the food deliveries, and you can frequently spot them on the streets of Seoul, day and night.

These guys are crazy!! They usually ride super fast, while holding onto their metal food storage unit with the other! They zig and zag through traffic and always seem to get to the customer in short time. It’s really something to see when you get to Korea!

Now that you have learned how to say a this in Korean, let your friends know about what you have learned today!

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