도서관 (doseogwan)| [Word of the Day]

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So just like yesterday, we’ll be looking at a scenario as an example of how to not only greeting someone but to also use the vocabulary word in a sentence.

Let’s get started!

도서관 (doseogwan) | “library”


Scenario | Min-ho sees a classmate (Ji-heun) while leaving the store.

Min-ho | 아, 지현아 어디 가요? | Oh, Ji-heun, where are you going?

Ji-heun | 도서관에. | The library.

Min-ho | 그래? | Really?

Ji-heun | 네, 넌? | Yes, you?

Min-ho | 응? 오,집에. | Huh? Oh, I’m going home.

Ji-heun | 알았어, 나중에 봐! | Okay, see you later!


Hmm… maybe Min-ho wanted to go with Ji-heun. Maybe next time.

That’s it for today! See ya tomorrow!

가게 (ga-ge) | [Word of the Day]

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We’re going to start this week with an easier vocabulary word. I say it’s easier because it is a word that not only have you seen here before but you’ve probably heard it or even used it yourself. We’ll be looking at the vocabulary word and then using it in a scenario.

Let’s get started!

가게 (ga-ge) | “shop/store”


Scenario | Siblings (Mina and Min-ho) – One is leaving home for the day

Mina | 민호야, 어디가? | “Min-ho, where are you going?”

Min-ho | 응, 누나. 어디 좀.  | “Oh Mina, just somewhere.”

Mina | 아, 그래? 가게에 갈 거니? | “Oh, really? Will you go to the store?”

Min-ho | 뭐 때문에? | “Okay, for what?”


In the scenario, you can see how the phrase 어디가 was used to not only greet the little brother, but also to start up a conversation.

Maybe Mina is sending Min-ho to get some groceries she forgot to pick up? Finish the scenario in the comments below!

That’s it for today!

Greetings! 인사하다! … [in Korean] | Grammar of the Week

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So I don’t really know how I’ll work this into a week-long activity but I will try. This is the post of many that I’ve wanting to share for a very long time! We’ll be introducing vocabulary words again all this week. Eventually, I would like to start adding in paragraphs for short reading comprehension activities for some of you who are a bit more advanced and looking for a challenge.

For now, let’s get started!

We’ve talk about different way to greet people in Korean before, but one of the ways that I’m going to show you is a way that you’re familiar with how to use in it’s technical form but you’re probably not using it in this manner.

어디 가세요? | “Where are you going?”

  • Usage:
    • Greeting
    • Asking where someone is headed
  • How to use:
    • 어디 가? | eodi ga?
      • Casual
        • “Going somewhere?”
      • Answer doesn’t actually have to say where you’re going, there’s no real pressure to be specific.
      • Similar to saying, “Hey, what’s up?” in English
      • Typical responses:
        • Where you’re going
        • (ong, eodi jom)
        • ne
        • ani
        • etc.
    • 어디 가요? | eodi gayo?
      • polite
    • 어디 가세요? | eodi gaseyo
      • polite, formal

Scenario | Friends (Hyuna and Mina) passing each other in the mall

Mina:  현아 어디 가? | Hyuna! Eodi ga?

Hyuna: 아, 미나! 난 집에 가. | Ah, Mina! I’m going home.

Mina: 아, 그래? | Oh, really?

Hyuna:  네, 잘 가! | Yes, I’ll see you later.


This week, I’ll be adding a new vocabulary word and based on the word create different scenarios as examples.

 

하다 + -(으)ㄹ래요 | [Word of the Day]

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I’m ending this week with a verb I haven’t used in a while. This is the verb that is used so often I sometimes over look it these days when making examples. However today I am using it again!

하다  + -(으)ㄹ래요 | “to do something” [with intent/for someone]

  • 하 + -ㄹ래요
  • 할래요

i.e.,

  • 나중에 그것을 할래요. (najung-e geugeos-eul hallaeyo.) | “I will do it later.”
  • 빨래를할래요. (ppallaeleulhallaeyo.) | “I’ll do the laundry.”

Alright so that’s it for this week!