I haven’t done a phrase in a while so I thought this would be a good one to start with. Since we all meet people on a regular basis, it’s good to know how to respond to people we just meet.
Let’s get started!
One person may say to you…
- 안녕하세요! 만나서 반가워요. 저는 카리입니다. (annyeonghaseyo! mannaseo bangawoyo. jeoneun kaliibnida.) | “Hello, it’s nice to meet you. My name is Kari.”
How do you respond?
Well you could repeat back to them what they said verbatim and replace your name with theirs. Or, you could respond like this.
- 나도 만나서 반가워요! 저는 (your name)입니다. (nado mannaseo bangawoyo! jeoneun (your name)ibnida.) | “It’s nice to meet you too! My name is___.”
It’s not a lot to continue a conversation but it is a good start. Andddd I found a video to help you out!
You may have noticed that I posted a couple of posts back to back (including this one) and I can explain the reasoning. It’s because I’ve been so super all over the place that I literally, once again, forgot posts in my drafts folder! I decided not to just wait to the last minute and forget about them so I just posted a couple of them today.
I can’t wait until the semester is over…
Today’s post is a bit of repetition and a reminder. We’re going to be talking about two things here so let’s get started!!
나도 몰라요 (nado mollayo) | “I don’t know either”
Two points here:
1) -도 (do)
This ending as we have discussed before means “to” Or “also.” However, in the context of this sentence, it can also mean “either.” For those of you who English isn’t your first language, “either” when used in a statement like the above can mean agreeing. It’s like saying of agreeing “me too.”
So since you are also agreeing that you don’t know then you would use 도.
2) 몰라요 (mollayo)
Comes from the verb 모르다, meaning “to not know”
So altogether, “나도 몰라요 (nado mollayo)” translates to “I don’t know either.”
So I’ve been working on this lesson for quite some time. I worked hard to make sure that it’s really short and super easy so that you can use it today if you wanted to. Based on the vocabulary we’ve already learned, let’s build a question and an answer! Also, no you aren’t experiencing déjà vu. This has been covered here before as a Word of the Day in the past but not as a Weekly Lesson.
Let’s get started!
- This is a phrase that has been used as a statement and a question in almost any drama or movie you may have seen. It can mean, “Let’s go together” without the question mark or “Do you want to go together?”
- 같이 | together
- 가요 | to go
So how can we use this to create a question? Well we’ll start with the vocabulary builder below based on words you already know.
- 도서관 | library
- 커피 | coffee
- 저녁 | dinner
- 가고 싶어요 | want to go
- 도서관에 같이 가고 싶어요? | “do you want to go to the library together?”
- 같이 커피를 마실까요? | “Should we get coffee together?”
- 같이 저녁을 먹을까요? | “Should we get dinner together?”
So now, based on your own vocabulary of places, drinks and food, you should be able to create your own sentences following the same format as the sample sentences.
Comment below what sentences you were able to create!
This is a topic I talked about a while ago but I don’t think I made an actual post for it. I also can’t exactly remember when it was but since it was long enough for me to forget I figured it was time to do a refresher with a video. I really like this video and I thought it was really good for those practicing listening and reading in Korean as well.
I’m an audio/visual learner. I have to see and hear things to really get it before I actually do it and I think a lot of people are like that. So for those of you who learn better that way hopefully this post will help you.