#001: Do you want to die?

Today I went to four courthouses in total (drove almost 350 km!). Yes, this is proof that Koreans here do get themselves into trouble, not so serious though. πŸ˜… β € β € β €

Mr. Kim was accused of uttering a threat to cause death or serious bodily harm to his wife, and the crown was seeking six months in jail, which seemed a bit harsh in my humble opinion.

Phrases like β€˜I want to die,’ (μ£½κ³  μ‹Άλ‹€) β€˜Do you want to die?’ (μ£½μ„λž˜, μ£½κ³  싢냐) are used by Koreans rather in a habitual or playful way (심지어 μ’‹μ•„ μ£½κ² λ‹€, μ‹«μ–΄ μ£½κ² λ‹€ λ“±λ“±), and yet uttering such phrases can lead to criminal charges in Canada! πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

Even in English, people say β€œI would kill for…” but that doesn’t truly mean that you would kill someone, right? 😬

Check out an article on this topic written by a Korean criminal lawyer, John Park: β €
http://www.cktimes.net/board_read.asp?boardCode=section_korean_community&boardNumber=301 β € β € β €

μ˜€λŠ˜μ€ 법정 4κ΅°λ°λ‚˜ λ‹€λ…€ 였느라 거의 350km κ°€κΉŒμ΄ μš΄μ „μ„ ν–ˆλ‹€. 였늘 λ§Œλ‚œ μ‚¬λžŒλ“€ 쀑 기얡에 λ‚¨λŠ” μ—ν”Όμ†Œλ“œ: β € β €

μ£½κ³  μ‹ΆλƒλŠ” 말

β€œμš°λ¦¬λ§ μ†μ—λŠ” μ°Έ β€˜μ£½κ³ μ‹Άλ‹€β€™, β€˜μ£½κ² λ‹€β€™λŠ” ν‘œν˜„μ΄ λ§ŽμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. 쒋아도 β€˜μ£½κ² λ‹€β€™. λ‚˜λΉ λ„ β€˜μ£½κ² λ‹€β€™ ν•˜μ§€μš”. 그런데 이것이 μ˜μ–΄λ‘œ λ°”λ€Œλ©΄ 상황은 λ‹¬λΌμ§‘λ‹ˆλ‹€.” μ˜ˆμ „μ— ν˜•μ‚¬ λ³€ν˜Έμ‚¬λ‘œ ν™œμ•½ν–ˆλ˜ μ‘΄λ°•μ”¨μ˜ 말이닀. κ·Έλƒ₯ μŠ΅κ΄€μ²˜λŸΌ ν•œ 말이 법λ₯  μ‹œμŠ€ν…œμ΄ λ‹€λ₯Έ μΊλ‚˜λ‹€μ—μ„œ μ‹¬κ°ν•œ ν˜•μ‚¬ 처벌둜 μ΄μ–΄μ§ˆ 수 μžˆμŒμ„ μ•Œ 수 μžˆλ‹€. β € β €

였늘 λ‚΄κ°€ λ§Œλ‚œ 김씨도 μ•„λ‚΄μ—κ²Œ β€˜λ„ˆ μ£½μ„λž˜β€™λΌκ³  λ§ν–ˆλ‹€κ°€ 6κ°œμ›” μ§•μ—­ν˜•μ„ μ‚΄ 수 μžˆλŠ” 상황에 μ²˜ν–ˆλ‹€. 결말은 봐야 μ•Œκ² μ§€λ§Œβ€¦ 이런 일은 사싀 ν—ˆλ‹€ν•˜κ³  이런 톡역을 ν•  λ•Œλ„ λ‚œκ°ν•œ 게 사싀이닀. β €

기사: http://www.cktimes.net/board_read.asp?boardCode=section_korean_community&boardNumber=301

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