매운 음식 좋아하세요?
[Maeun umsik choahaseyo?]
Do you like spicy food?
A : 수진 씨, 뭘 먹으러 갈까요?
[Sujin ssi, mwol moguro galggayo?]
Sujin, where should we go for lunch?
B : 음, 감자탕 어때요? 토니 씨 매운 음식 좋아하세요?
[Um, kamjatang oddaeyo? Toni ssi maeun umsik choahaseyo?]
How about the kamjatang (potato stew) restaurant? Do you like spicy food, Tony?
A : 매운 음식요? 처음에는 잘 못 먹었지만 지금은 잘 먹어요. 좋아 하는 편이에요.
[Maeun umsigyo? Choumenun chal mot mogotjiman chigumun chal mogoyo. Choahanun pyonieyo.]
Spicy food? Not when I first came, but now I do. I actually enjoy it.
B : 그럼, 감자탕 괜찮으세요?
[Kurom, kamjatang kwaenchanuseyo?]
So, kamjatang is fine?
A : 그래요. 오랜만에 매운 음식 먹으러 갑시다.
[Kuraeyo. Oraenmane maun umsik moguro kapsida.]
Sounds good. It’s been a while since I had spicy food.
Many Korean dishes are made of hot ingredients, such as, red pepper and red bean paste. The most popular dish is kimchi. It is quite spicy. There are quite a lot of foreigners who suffer from stomach problems when they start living in Korea due to such spicy dishes. However, most of them adjust to and soon enough begin enjoying the spicy taste. 달다 (talda), 짜다 (jjada), 쓰다(ssuda), 시다 (sida) are also words that describe taste.