황사가 심해진다고 해요.
[Hwangsaga simhaejindago haeyo.]
We are expected to have a severe case of “hwangsa” (yellow sand dust).
A : 오늘 일기예보 들었어요?
[Onul ilgiyebo turossoyo?]
Did you hear today’s forecast?
B : 네, 따뜻한데 오후에는 황사가 심해진대요.
[Ne, ttaddutande ohuenun hwangsaga simhaejindaeyo.]
Yes. It’s going to be warm today, but we are expected to have a severe case of “hwangsa” in the afternoon.
A : 그래요. 오늘은 외출을 삼가해야겠네요.
[Kuraeyo. Onurun oechurul samgahaeyagenneyo.]
Is that right? Then we should not go out today.
B : 맞아요. 그리고 물을 많이 마시는 것도 좋대요.
[Majayo. Kurigo murul mani masinun kotdo chotaeyo.]
Right. Also, I hear it’s good to drink lots of water.
A : 그렇군요. 좋은 정보 고마워요.
[Kurokunnyo. Choun chongbo komawoyo.]
Is that right? Thanks for the tip.
“Hwangsa” is the sand dust created from the deserts or regions of yellow ocher in and near China and Mongolia. This unwanted guest to Korea is a very common phenomenon during the spring. Therefore, it’s good to know what hwangsa is and what it does in Korea. It is a common topic of discussion at this time of the year.