10: 제발 / Pakiusap

On this episode, we talked about the expression ‘pakiusap’ [je-bal] 제발. Je-bal is one of the expressions that is commonly used in chatting or in textbooks. You may use this expression to make a strong request or in a situation like pleading for something you want. You seldom hear this word and it has also the Korean equivalent of the English word “please” or 주세요 (ju-se-yo).

제발 ~ (je-bal)
제발! (je-bal)

Example sentences:

1. 제발 도와 주세요 (je-bal do-wa ju-se-yo)
[ Please help me]

2. 제발 만나 주세요 (je-bal man-na ju-se-yo)
[ Please meet me]

Have you gotten in a situation wherein you were so desperate to have someone or something in Korea? or you may just wanted to exaggerate a request. Then, use this expression. Thank you for listening!