After listening to this lesson, you can form simple present tense sentences like “It’s water.” “It’s me.” or “It’s a dictionary.” and you can also ask “What is it?” in Korean. The basic way in which Korean sentences are formed is different from the way English sentences are formed because the position of the verb in a sentence is different. In Korean, the verb “to be” comes AFTER a noun, and you can learn how to form simple “to be” sentences in Korean by listening to this episode of TalkToMeInKorean. Be sure to use the free PDF attached to this lesson as well.
Happy New Year everyone! This lesson will introduce how to wish some a happy new year in Korean, while also introducing some sample expressions using the words that are used in this greeting. Please read the accompanied PDF file for more information about various expressions you can use on New Year’s Day or in your season’s greetings card.
This episode of TTMIK is a part of the series called “그들이 특별한 이유”, which means “The reason that they are special.” We believe that everybody is special in their own way, so in this series, we interview “ordinary people” and talk about why they are also “special.” This series was designed mainly for advanced level learners of the Korean language, therefore it is 100% in Korean. But even if you are not at advanced level yet, this series will provide you with great listening practice material. Every word used during the interview has been transcribed in the PDF for this lesson so be sure to download the PDF too. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave us a comment and we will do our best to answer them! Thank you!
문태곤, our first guest in this series is an engineer who works in a company but when he finds some free time, he likes to draw on Post-It notes. He has been drawing on Post-It notes for years now, and he has published a book from his drawings and he also has a blog here (click). Listen to the podcast and find out what makes him special as well as ordinary. The following are some of his drawings.
For all the Japanese speakers out there, Yuichi from Japan translated the entire interview into Japanese. You can read it by clicking on this link. Thank you Yuichi!
After listening to this lesson, you can say “I’m sorry.” or “Excuse me.” in Korean. You will also learn how to say “Excuse me. Let me pass.” when you have to walk through a crowd of people. While it is simple to memorize just one phrase for each case, it is not so simple after all because even the same expression cannot always be applied to the same situation between English and Korean. Want to find out why? Listen in now!