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Weekly Lesson #21 | Review: Dates, Days, and Verbs + Numbers

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So we’ve gone through a lot of information! It was a lot of fun returning to things that I covered so heavily during the Grammar of the Week. For a second I had to remind myself that this was more of examples and application then just restating the same thing over and over again.

So now, before we add on to what we’ve done by discussing negation, let’s review!

Days and Dates

Remember that these are Sino-Korean numbers and that it is expressed using, 일 (day) and 월 (month).

Example: (from previous lesson)

  • 이 월 | February
  • 삼 일 | 3 days or 3rd day
  • 칠 월 구 일 | July 9th
    • The 9th day of July

오늘은 무슨 요일입니까?

  • 오늘은 무슨 요일입니까? | What day is it today?
    • 오늘은 수요일입니다. | Today is Wednesday.
  • 내일은 무슨 요일입니까? | What day is tomorrow?
    • 내일은 목요일입니다. | Tomorrow is Thursday.

Numbers and Servings

Again, Sino-Korean numbers using, 인분 (servings) and 의 (possession).

Example: (from previous lesson)

  • 인분 | three servings
  • 삼 인분 의 케이크 | three servings of cake
  • 나는 일인분의 커피를 원한다. | I want a cup of coffee.

Question and Answer

몇 (myeoch) is an interrogative word (question word) that can be used to ask different types of questions like what time, how many, or age.

  • Sino-Korean numbers
    • Usage:
      • age (세)
      • months (date)
      • temperature
      • telling time: minutes and seconds
      • money
      • phone numbers
      • any number over 100
  • Native-Korean numbers
    • Usage:
      • age (살)
      • telling time: hours
      • months (time length)
      • counters (people, objects, etc.)

Examples: (from previous lesson)

  • 몇 명을 싶니? | How many do you want?
    • 삼 인분 | three servings
  • 몇 시입니까? | What time is it?
    • 열두시입니다. | It is 12:00.

Intro to Verbs

  • Sentence structure has changed slightly here because we are adding verb ending stems to sentences. So instead of 입니다, we will be conjugated verbs.
    • 먹다 + -ㅂ니다 or -습니다
    • 마시다 + -ㅂ니다 or -습니다

Examples: (from previous lesson)

  • 엄마가 물을 마십니다. | “Mom is drinking water.”
  • 형이 바나나를 먹습니다. | The elder/older brother eats a banana. [male]
    • 오빠가 바나나를 먹습니다. | The elder/older brother eats a banana. [female]
  • 바나나를 먹습니다. | “Eat the banana.”
  • 책을 봅니다. | “Read the book.”/”Look at the book.”

Okay so that’s everything we’ve done since the last review! All of these points are important before moving on to negation so if you’re struggling with any of these concepts feel free to comment below and I’ll do my best to answer any questions you may have.

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Korean – Basic Conversation [video]| [Grammar of the Week]

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I stumbled on a web series that I wish I had known about a long time ago when I first started learning Korean. This is literally one of the most helpful series I have watched in a long time.

However, I’m not posting those today! I’ll post those videos this week. Because 1) I was going to do another Grammar lesson but to be honest, I really couldn’t think of anything that I haven’t already done! I was working on a whole post and got all the way to the end when I realized it was the exact same thing I did about three weeks ago! And 2) I really do like posting videos. I’m not sure if you guys figured that out yet but I love finding videos and sharing them with you guys!

Let me know if that’s super annoying and you’d prefer if I didn’t do that in the comments and I’ll definitely limit the videos I share.

For now… I’ll share this video that is basically asking general direction questions. I wanted to go over this before (and to be honest I think I already did a couple of times I can’t even remember) hopefully this is something new. I really hope that this is something new!

Not only does she say the phrase and tell you what it means but she breaks down the pronunciation extremely well.

 

거예요 + More on Possessive Nouns|[Grammar of the Week]

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*knock knock* Is anybody there?

Surprise!

I’m back you guys! It’s been about two weeks for me and maybe about one week for you guys. I’m caught up-ish in my class work but I couldn’t go another week not saying anything. I haven’t done a whole whole lot of prepping for this week. Maybe I should’ve but I figured I should post something right?

Let’s get started!

This week, we’re talking about 거예요 which is basically more questions but I also wanted to talk a little bit about possessive nouns to because I told you guys about 나의, 너의, 우리 but there are only words and ways to classify something that belongs to someone.

i.e.,

  • 그 사람의 | that person’s (can also mean “his”)
  • 그분의 | his
  • 그 녀의 | her
  • 어머니 거예요 | “his/her/my/your” mother’s

Okay, that’s just something I wanted to mention really quickly. We’ll be looking at that in examples more later.

Okay so 거예요… I was convinced that I had talked about this before but apparently not! I’m really disappointed in my actions there. So let’s talk about it now! Really quick and super easy!

…거예요? | asking someone if you or “we” are doing something

i.e.,

  • 책을 읽는 거예요? (책을 읽는 거예요?) | “Are you reading the book?”

Or. Adding a possessive noun.

  • 나의 포도를 먹는 거예요? (naui podoleul meogneun geoyeyo?) | “Are you eating my grapes?”

We’ll stop here and look at more examples this week!

 

11 Rules of Korean Table Manners | [Word of the Day] (video)

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I’m semi-back! Automatic posting here. I’m not entirely sure if I have enough posts for the week. But in my defense I did say I was taking break! Next week will be better.

Alright to end the week I’ve managed to find some way to come back to food!! Of course if you’re making friends in Korea (or with people in your local area who are Korean), you’ll more than likely being sharing meal or two with them. So why do you need this video?

Because… etiquette?

It’s useful! You’ll never know when knowing these things come in handy!