Warm Up Your brain
Try to guess what 아쉬워요 means. Write it down on your mind and say it loud in 5 seconds.
아쉬워요 Meaning in Korean
Basic form : 아쉽다
반말(informal non-honorific) form : 아쉬워
Negative form with 해요 speech style : 안아쉬워요
아쉬워요 is a unique expression that Korean language has. English doesn’t have a matched word to 아쉬워요. Native Koreans use it really really really often. Probably you have heard it while you are watching Korean dramas or movies.
아쉬워요 has several meanings but it’s mostly used as a feeling that describes something is missing or not enough when you want / need.
아쉬워요 In Use
I’ll show you some examples when you can use ‘아쉬워요’. You can see almost meanings of 아쉬워요 show the lack of something.
1st. When you almost success something but failed at the end.
2nd. When you are having fun but you have to leave.
3rd. When you wanted to do something with someone but he/she couldn’t make it.
4th. When you regret something (mostly something you didn’t do) in your past.
5th. When you need something but you don’t have it.
6th. When you have something already but it’s not good / many enough.
How To Use
A: 벌써 열한시네요
It’s 11 already
B: 아쉽지만 이만 갈까요?
It’s sad but let’s go home
A: 거의 다 됐었는데 아쉽네요
It was so close. Too bad
B: 다시 한번 해보죠
Let’s try it again
A: 차차씨가 없으니까 아쉽네요
Too bad Chacha couldn’t come
Yeah it is
B: 뭐가 아쉬워요?
A: 피자 더 먹을걸…
I should’ve had more pizza…