Today, I just write a short review of Yonsei Korean 4 textbook ^^
While learning Unit 6 in the Yonsei Korean 4 textbook, I was taken aback by this exercise about the proverbs (속담). The exercise is to write the proverbs related to the following articles. At first, I thought this exercise was very challenging and interesting, but then I soon got tired because of thinking too much. I understood the article, but I couldn’t recall any suitable proverbs that I have learned so far (most of them are from the previous Topik paper). In the unit 6, there are not any lists of proverbs available, so I wonder how I can guess the proverbs. Furthermore, there is NO ANSWER KEY for the textbook. It is really hard for self-study :(((
I had to ask my Korean friend for help, and he was willing to help me. He just skimmed the article and knew the proverbs at once.
Here are the answers:
1. Proverb for the article 1:
꼬리가 길면 밟힌다
Repeated misbehaviors will be caught sooner or later.
Đi đêm lắm có ngày gặp ma
2.Proverb for the article 2:
아니 땐 굴뚝에 연기 나랴
There is no smoke without fire.
Không có lửa sao có khói
3.Proverb for the article 3:
소 잃고 외양간 고친다
You act too late (only fix the fence after the cow has escaped)
Mất bò mới lo làm chuồng