Expression of the Week
Soo-ah’s Mom：걱정 마. 엄마가 그렇게 쉽게 무너질 사람으로 보이니?
Don’t worry. Do you think your mom will just give in so easily?
Soo-ah：아 그렇지만 여론도 너무 안 좋고 교육청 감사 결과도 안 좋다고 들었어요.
But there’s negative public opinion and I heard that the ninspection at the education office wasn’t good either.
Soo-ah’s Mom：엄마가 다 알아서 할 테니까 넌 아무걱정 하지마.
I’ll take care of everything so you don’t need to worry.
걱정 마 (Don’t worry)
걱정하다 – v. worry; be worried; be concerned
말다 – v. stop; choose not to; not do; not be
Casual – 걱정 마
Semi-polite – 걱정 마세요
Polite – 염려 마세요
>>[걱정 마] is like a shorter version of [걱정하지 마] which is the imperative form telling the hearer not to worry.
>>When telling someone who is older not to worry, you can say [걱정하지 마세요] or [염려마세요] which uses the verb 염려하다 which also means to be concerned or worried.