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Introducing Yourself in Korean | [Word of the Day/Phrase of the Week]

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So I had an idea while I was preparing some posts for the week and decided that I wanted to try something that might help make everything come together for you. We’ve talked about how to introduce ourselves, how old we are, things we like to do and our favorite things. So I thought this would be a good way to practice that.

I’ll go first:

안녕! 나는 마리입니다. 난 서른 살입니다. 나는 학생이지만 나도 일한다. 내가 가장 좋아하는 음료는 커피입니다.

(annyeong! naneun maliibnida. nan seoleun sal-ibnida. naneun hagsaeng-ijiman nado ilhanda. naega gajang joh-ahaneun eumlyoneun keopiibnida.) | “Hi! My name is Mary. I’m 30 years old. I am a student but I also work. My favorite drink is coffee.”

So you see, everything that we’ve been going over really does serve a purpose. I sometimes forget to see how everything ties together but I thought this was a fun activity that everybody could practice since we’re all inside.

Questions:

  • 당신은 이름이 뭐예요? (dangsin-eun ileum-i mwoyeyo?) | “What’s your name?”
  • 당신은 몇 살입니까? (dangsin-eun myeoch sal-ibnikka?) | “How old are you?”
    • Use Native Korean numbers to tell your age.
  • 가장 좋아하는 음료는 뭐예요? (gajang joh-ahaneun eumlyoneun mwoyeyo?) | “What’s your favorite drink?”

So! Comment below and introduce yourself. Also, Please no personal information! You can make it up if you like!

(X)에서 일하다 -> (Location)eseo ilhada) | [Word of the Day]

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This is going to be a short post since there isn’t a whole lot here that’s new. This is a “building post”, meaning, building on what we already know to make sentences.

Let’s get started!

  • 에서 (eseo) | location – from, in, at
  • 일하던 (ilhada) | to work

Vocabulary List:

  • 사무실 (samusil) | “Office”
  • 의사 사무실 (uisa samusil)|“Doctor office”
  • 학교 (hak-gyo) | ”School”

i.e.,

  • 제 엄마는 의사 사무실에서 일한다. (Je eommaneun uisa samusil-eseo Ilya day.) | “My mom works at the doctor office.”
  • 선생님 학교에서 일한다. (Seonsaengnim haggyoeseo ilhada.) | “The teacher works at the school.”
  • 그들은 사무실에서 이렇다. 나는 사무실밖에서 일한다. (Geudeul-eun samusil-eseo ilhada. Naneun samusil bakk-eseo ilhada.)| “They work in the office. I work outside the office.”

그냥 (geunyang) | [Word/Phrase of the Day]

안녕하세요!

I’ve been a bit under the weather these last couple of weeks so these posts are delayed. I only have two as it was really hard to even write down what I have already. I missed my promise of compiling a list for you guys. Don’t worry, I’ll do it soon.

I wanted to talk about a word we use a lot for other things but can be used by itself to mean a lot of things.

Word:

  • 그냥 (geunyang) | “just; for no reason; simply”

So how do you use it as only a phrase by itself? Well easily, you use it the same way you would in English. If someone asks you something like…

i.e.,

  • 왜 저기보고있어? (wae jeogibogoiss-eo?)| “Why are you looking over there?” 

You could respond:

  • 그냥 (geunyang) | “for no reason”

And you can use this as a response if you really don’t have a reason or if you just don’t want to talk about it. I never thought about using it like that before since I only just use it without thinking. I guess watching kdramas every now and again is good for a refresher or two. 

 

내가 가장 좋아하는 음료예요 (naega gajang joh-ahaneun eumlyoyeyo)

안녕하세요!

So building on yesterday…

List of words:

  • 커피 (keopi) | coffee
  • 차 (cha) | tea
  • 맥주 (maegju) | beer
  • 소다 (soda) | soda
  • 소주 (soju) | soju
  • 와인 (wain) | wine

Phrase:

  • _________은/는 내가 가장 좋아하는 음료예요.  (naega gajang joh-ahaneun eumlyoyeyo.) (My favorite drink is ____.)

“But why are we using 은/는?”

Well, because the drink is the subject of the sentence. 은/는 are subject markers.

i.e.,

  • 차는 내가 가장 좋아하는 음료예요. (chaneun naega gajang joh-ahaneun eumlyoyeyo.) | “My favorite drink is tea.”

 

So, what’s your favorite drink?