Level 3 Lesson 5 / approximately, about / 쯤, 약, 정도

안녕하세요! In this lesson, we are looking at how to say “about” “approximately” or “around” something. The words we introduce in this lesson are 쯤, 정도 and 약. Listen in to find out how to use them correctly, and if you have any questions, please feel free to leave us comments!

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Level 3 Lesson 5 / approximately, about / 쯤, 약, 정도
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  • Lana

    하루에 약 2시 한국어 공부해요.

    • A.L.

      시간 = hour, 시 = [x] o’clock. You want to say 시간, or else you’re saying that you’re studying Korean at approximately 2 o’clock every day 🙂

    • Lana

      thanks a lot!)

  • 이상민

    약 4시 쯤에 pc방에 가고 5시 쯤에 다시 집에 갔어요. (i went to the pc bang around 4 and came back home around 5)

  • A.L.

    월요일에 8시정도 치과의사 약속 있어요. (<—unfortunately true)

    한국어눈 저 매일 1시간쯤 공부하고 한국 음악을 듣고 있어요. 요즘 좀 바빠요 그렇지 아니면 드라마 보기도 해요.

    • A.L.

      *한국어는

  • Trinity Pate

    안녕!! 이 수업 너무 재미있는 거 생각해요!! 그리고 별로 안 어렵고 지루하지 않아요!!
    My practice sentences (including the answer to Kyeong-Un’s question)

    요즘 시험을 치러서 많이 하국어 공부 못 해요. 그런데 지금 끝났어요!! 그래서 하루에 3시간쯤 공부할 거예요. 한국어가 공부하는 거 좋고 TTMIK의 책을 3 개쯤 샀어요.

    A: 산책은 길까요 – I wonder if it is a long walk

    B: 5 마일쯤 이는 거 같아요 – I think it is about five miles

    와! 약 얼마예요!? – Wow! Roughly how much is it?

    이 가방은 저 가방보다 더 비싸요. £55쯤 이거예요 – This bag is cheaper than that bag. This is about £55.

    맞아요?? 너무 감사합니다!!

  • Ha Lam

    아짐에 여섯시쯤 한국어공부해요.
    I learn Korean at about 7 am everyday

    • Duaa

      아침에*

    • Ha Lam

      고마워요! :)))

    • Duaa

      천만에요 ^^

  • Mikhaela Adarve

    저는 매일 오전 열시쯤 하극어 구봉해요.

    Please correct me if I wrong. 감사합니다! ^^

    • Erik David Chavez

      저는 매일 오전 열시쯤 한국어(를) 공부해요*

    • Mikhaela Adarve

      Thank you for the correction! ^^

  • Karina

    하루에 2시간쯤 공부해요. 직장에서 공부해요 ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

  • Erika

    하루에 2시간쯤 한국어 공부해요, 그런데 더 길는 것 공부해야 돼요

    • Erika

      *공부하는 것 더 길는 것 필요해요

    • Erika

      **기는 것 Wow this was a complete fail

  • Eric Chan

    I noticed in the lesson they used 달 as month. I thought 월 was the word for month. In what context do you use 달 and 월 to mean month?

    • Jenna Lee

      월 is used to indicate the month in a date, or what month out of the twelve you are referring to (ex. 8월 = August)

      달 refers to a quantity of months, used to talk about duration of time. For instance, “I have studied Korean for two months” 저는 2달동안 한국어를 공부했어요.

    • Jenna Lee

      so like in the pdf it says “한 달쯤” that’s referring to an event occurring for a duration of one month. Not “일월 쯤” = “approximately / around January.”

      note that 하나, 둘, 셋 is used with 달 because it counts off a quantity of months, whereas 일, 이 삼 (sino korean) is used for 월 because it refers to the months as they occur in an ordering / placement of time…if that makes any sense.

  • Q: 여러분 하루에 한국어 몇 시간쯤 공부해요?= About how many hours do you study Korean each day?
    A: 하루에 한국어 한 시간쯤 공부해요.

  • 아이리

    하루에 약 이시간 정도를 공부해요. 가끔시 시간은 있면 저 더 공부해요.

  • Klaudia

    1. Facebook 진구 900명쯤 있어요.

    Answer:
    일주일에 한국어 두 시쯤 공부해요. – I study Korean approximately 2 hours a week.

    • Ivis Benavides

      Should be 일주일에 한국어 두 시간쯤 공부해요

  • Ami Jong Hyun

    저는 여섯시간쯤 하루 하루 공부해요

  • Chess8Ko

    About 100 people came
    백명 쯤 왔어요
    I lived in Germany for about two years
    독일에서 2년 쯤 살았어요
    About when are you going to go ?
    언제쯤 갈거예요?
    Around what time shall we meet tomorrow?
    내일 몇 시쯤 만날 까요?
    How about 5 o’clock?
    5시쯤 어때요?