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Weekly Lesson #1 | 이/(그)것은… 입니까? / 이/(그)것은… 입니다. + Nationality

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Okay, so when I was talking about “Weekly Lessons”, I wasn’t 100% sure how to go about this since it wasn’t necessarily my idea but I still want to try it because like I said before, the ultimate goal is to able to go outside after reading a lesson and be able to put what you’ve learned into use. The structure is a bit different than Grammar lessons so please bare with me while we adjust.

Brief overview of the lessons and then we’ll get started on this first one!

  • vocabulary that coincides with the lesson
  • conversational examples
    • statements
    • questions

Okay let’s get started! Today’s lesson is asking general questions and making general statements.

Vocabulary:

  • 사과 | Apple
  • 사람 | Person
  • 이것은… 입니까? | Is this…?
  • 그것은… 입니까?| Is that…?
  • 이것은… 입니다. | This is _.
  • 그것은… 입니다. | That is _.
  • 한국 | Korea
  • 미국 | United States

Lesson:

Questions

Remember before how we talked about forming questions? There was a structure to how to word sentences and the one we used most often was Subject-Object-Verb. Similarly to that, this is how we would work questions. In this part of the lesson, we’re asking “Is this… x?” or “Is that…x?”. We’ll also look at how to ask if someone is Korean or American.

사과 | Apple

  • 이것은 사과 입니까? | Is this an apple?
  • 그것은 사과 입니까? | Is that an apple?

사람 | Person + 한국 | Korea  + 미국 | United States

  • 이것은 한국 사람입니까? | Is this a Korean person?
  • 그것은 미국 사람입니까? | Is that an American person?

Statements

This is the part where I tell you that you’re going to do this differently right? 아니, not this time. You’re going to do the exact same thing here again.

사과 | Apple

  • 이것은 사과 입니다.| This is an apple.
  • 그것은 사과 입니다. | That is an apple.

사람 | Person + 한국 | Korea  + 미국 | United States

  • 이것은 미국 사람은 입니다.| This is an American person.
  • 그것은 한국사람은 입니다. | That is a Korean person.

Fairly simple right? How is this helpful? We’re putting all those Grammar lessons into real everyday use!

Let’s practice!

  • 이것은 우유 입니까? | Is this milk?
  • 그것은 영화를 입니까? | Is that a movie?
    • Structure doesn’t change all we did was exchange the subject for something new, 우유(milk) or 영화(movie).
  • 저 미국 사람은 선생님 입니다. | That is an American teacher.
    • All we did change 그것은 to 저(that) and add 선생님 (teacher).

Alright so that’s it for this week’s lesson! Let me know if this is helpful to you at all!

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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!