English Notes

  • Bypass vs. pass by
    Overturn vs. turn over
    Outrun vs. run out
    Inlay vs. lay in
  • He struggled for years to overcome his addiction. (He overcame it.)
    He struggled for years to overcome his addiction. (He succumbed.)
  • I was so upset, she slapped me. (I was upset and she slapped me.)
    I was so upset she slapped me. (I was upset because she slapped me.)
  • Cyan vs. cayenne. You’d think the vowels would be the different thing here.
  • What do you need, to be happy forever? (Don’t take happiness for granted.)
    What do you need to be happy forever? (How can I make you happy?)
  • Upheld in court (vindicated)
    Held up in court (delayed)
  • I want to do it because I want to, not because I have to. (I would rather choose freely to do so than be compelled.)
    I want to do it because I want to, not because I have to. (I am choosing freely to do it, not being compelled.)
    I think this one works in Korean, too.