My Korean vocabulary has grown steadily over the past 2 years but I realised that my knowledge of onomatopoetic words is close to zero. To my knowledge, Korean has a vast onomatopoetic vocabulary which is used much more often compared to the ones in English. Such words are usually used as adverbs or verbal nouns (when combined with ~거리다 and ~대다)
In English, onomatopoetic words are used rarely – how many times do you actually use phrases like ‘clang, bang..’ etc? But not in Korean.
Hence, I’ve been trying to fill up 의성어 vocabulary for the past 2 days. ^^ While studying, I came across a word 쭈욱 whose meaning cannot be found in the Naver dictionary.
After asking around, I now understand that 쭈욱 has the meaning of ‘continuously’ (계속)
쭉 is a colloquial way of writing 죽. When using 쭈욱, people usually write is as 쭈욱~
예) 당신과 쭈욱~ 함께하고 싶어요
(example provided by a friend)
I think 의성어 is one of the many reasons Korean is such a beautiful language. Somehow I find the translation for the above sentence ‘I want to be with you forever’ a little lacking~
Shall go back to studying ^^