어렵지만 재미있어요. [Oryopjiman chaemi-itsoyo]
It is difficult, but it is also fun.
A : 한국어 공부를 시작하셨다면서요?
I heard you’ve started studying Korean.
[Hangugo kongburul sijak-hasyot-tamyonsoyo?]
B : 네, 한국에서 사업을 하려면 한국어가 필요해요.
Yes. If I want to start a business in Korea. I need to learn Korean. I need to learn Korean.
[Ne, hangugeso sa-obul haryomyon hangugoga piryohaeyo]
A : 대단하시네요.
Wow, it must be tough.
B : 아니에요. 다른 사람들도 많이 하는 걸요.
Not at all. Many people do it nowadays.
[Anieyo. Tarun saramduldo mani hanun golyo]
A : 그래요? 근데, 어렵지는 않으세요?
Really? But, isn’t it difficult to learn?
[Kuraeyo? Kunde, oryopjinun anuseyo?]
B : 어렵지만 재미있어요.
Yes, but is’s really fun.
Whenever you ask someone who studies Korean, “한국어 공부 어때요?” (How is studying Korean?) [Hangugo kongbu ottaeyo?] one usually responds by saying. “어렵지만 재미있어요.” [Oryopjiman chaemi-itsoyo] Learning another language is a difficult task; however, learning about another Korean language and culture is difficult but fun at the same time. If you foresee yourself interacting with Koreans, I want to encourage you to keep studying.