Following are the list of tastes described in Korean :
To be sweet
To be spicy
To be bland
To be salty
To be sour
To be bitter
To be hot
To be cold
To be crispy
To be chewy
To be tough
To be soft
There are certain phrases used to describe the feeling after eating certain foods which are as follows :
- 시원하다 - Used to describe food which has a refreshing feeling like hot soup.
- 고소하다 - When the food has a nutty flavour like that of roasted sesame seeds.
- 구수하다 - When the food has a very deep fermented taste like that of gochujang or doenjang paste.
- 느끼하다 - Used to describe feeling after eating greasy food which might cause bloating.
- 떫다 - Used to describe taste which has a very strong astringent taste like that of unripe persimmon or pomegranate.
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Learning Korean can be tricky, especially when the goal of your learning is conversation. If you’ve ever attempted to speak Korean but were unable to, then hopefully you’ll find this post helpful.
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