Test Your Korean – Level 2 Dialog in 100% Korean

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Check how much you can understand from studying with Level 2 lessons of TalkToMeInKorean! To make the conversation more realistic, we have added some new words and expressions that did not get covered in Level 2 yet, but don’t worry; you have the PDF to use for reference!

First listen to the dialog alone without looking at the Korean transcript or translation, and then compare your understanding with the actual translation.

Let us know how much you understood!

 

You can download both the PDF lesson notes and the MP3 audio track for this lesson below, and if you want to learn with our various textbooks and workbooks, you can get them on our online bookstore at MyKoreanStore.com. If you have any questions about this lesson, please leave us comments below!

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You are done with Level 2!! You can further reinforce what you have learned so far by using our Level 2 Workbook (book & audio) or Super Intense Review Kit (e-book & audio). Check them out on our official online bookstore!

Test Your Korean – Level 2 Dialog in 100% Korean
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  • alison chaplin

    I was very disappointed after first level dialog, although I’ve lisened every lesson for 2-3 times making notes. And this dialog has knocked me out. But this time I did not give up, and I sat down and wrote the dialogue down by ear, all the time stopping and rewinding it. It took some time, but to my surprise, I did not know how to write just 2 words and made a spelling mistake just in 7 words. There is only one problematic piece for me: “정말 배우고 싶으면”, I know these words, but it was too messy. Also “저랑” for my ears sounds like “자랑” 2 of 3 times. I am clearly hear 자 there.
    Then I made a written translation. And translated incorrectly only 3 words (although close in meaning).
    I think I need much more practice in listening, but I should start with simpler dialogues. But.. Where can I get it?((

    • 우유

      you’re doing really well sweetie!! be proud of yourself, especially for persevering! 🙂

    • Jasi♥BTS

      My listening is bad too, even though I get 100% of the dialog when I read the transcript after it. But I will keep going and hopefully one day I will be able to improve my listening skills but trying my best.

  • il

    i may too optimistic but im so glad i got like the entire opening but didnt really get the part where they talk about japanese and chinese. im still very proud of my self nevertheless~~~

    • 우유

      same!!! i understood everything except for that part. i had to pay extra attention when it repeated it the second time and i sort of got the gist of it, but not completely. still happy though – i understood everything else perfectly so 😀

  • LyricalPhoenix

    understood some parts of it but I could’ve understood more,problem was it was too fast,that’s all..

  • ffficky

    I understood about 70-80% spoken and 100% of the written dialogue 🙂

  • Yash Gupta

    I understood about 50% when I listened the first time and 100% after reading the pdf.

  • Ji Eun Tak

    i understood about 99% except the week days xD

  • Zeamzeam

    I understand 100%.

  • Jasi♥BTS

    My listenting comprehension is so bad. I understand that they were talking about his travel to Japan and that they want to learn Japanese together. I also get the work days and time, and that she is really busy, but I coudn’t get the details. When I read the dialog I understood 100%, because I know the vocabulary but I always need time to think a little bit about it.
    Can you give me tipps who I can improve my listening skills? I would be grateful! 🙂

    • BlaBlaBla

      You could probably watch some K-dramas or as i can see you’re an ARMY so you could probably watch BTS RUN or some other shows with BTS on it. I think that will really help your listening skills over time. 🙂

    • Scott

      There’s a set of the Iyagi beginner series – it’s 9.99$ but worth it. There’s only 10 episodes but they help!

    • Jasi♥BTS

      Thank you everyone! I’ll try the Iyagi beginner series. Hopefully it’ll help 🙂
      Also, I actually do watch a lot of K-dramas and a lot of Korean interviews, but I will keep watching them and maybe it will help a little. 🙂

  • maddie t

    100% finally~ I’ll study hard

  • Mochi

    아! 너무 힘들어. ㅠㅠㅠ

  • Eyal Gur

    Niceeee. Got like 90%+ of it correctly . (used the translator once or twice tho) D:

  • Eyal Gur

    I couldnt even listen, I did the pdf only ( Can not understand/follow anything when people speak korean)

    and its getting tougher and tougher. its already alot more difficult than level 1. I got about 85%-90% right, but I have no idea how the hell am I supposed to continue to level 3.
    SOO many rules, and sentence structures. Any idea on how to memorize them better?

    • Ally

      Keep going! It’s hard but you can do it. Here are some tips from me.
      1. Try practicing by writing in a journal everyday. It can even just be a few sentences, try to use any new vocabulary or grammar/sentence structures you learned that week. Don’t worry about mistakes, just spend 5-10 minutes writing what you can, and later ask someone to correct any mistakes if you’re comfortable with it (or correct them on your own).
      2. I definitely recommend practicing listening more. Listen to Korean songs or watch dramas to get used to hearing it. I watch this animated web drama called A Day Before Us on youtube. First, I watch it completely through without subtitles and see how many words I understand. Second, I watch it with subtitles to make sure I understood most of it. Third, I go back and listen again, pause it while I write down what they said + the translation (they have korean subs too so you can make sure to spell it right). Then I go back to review and see if there are any new grammar structures or words/expressions I can learn.
      3. Sometimes when I watch a drama, I repeat after the actors to practice pronunciation. You can also record yourself speaking in Korean to check your pronunciation
      4. If you can, find a conversation buddy who can help you practice. It will seriously help. Don’t worry about making mistakes, if anything use that as fuel to practice harder so you don’t mess up and embarrass yourself haha
      5. This is the biggest thing i tell people who are learning Korean : DON’T USE ROMANIZATION ! It really isn’t a reliable way to read/pronounce things. Learn how to read 한글 without having to write it out in English letters.

      This seems like alot, but as long as you try to practice for at least 30 minutes a day, you can become better. Hope it helps~

  • Maychelene

    I’ve understood 100%. I think watching korean dramas and variety shows really helped me a lot. ❤

  • SP Peeraporn

    I’ve understood 100%

  • R O Y E

    It’s really hard to understand it 100% when listening but when i read the transcript the only problem is the vocabulary (my korean vocab isn’t good yet). any tips for that? oh btw my kakao id is rororoye0309 and i’m looking for practice partners!

    • Samiley

      How to Study Korean website is a good place to find vocabulary lists with explanations and examples. Try it.

    • Dean Voets

      I started putting up labels with the korean names of things in my apartment, my wallet has 지갑 written on it, etc. That does help.
      But I also have a hard time extending my vocabulary. I hoped to be able to watch some things in korean soon but it will take a while it seems.

  • Kazmonia

    I finished finished this and when listening I understood like 79% but when look at the transcipt i understoof about 90%. My listening skills are a big problem for me I always watch vlives, kpop songs, Korean radio, dramas and variety constantly and even repeat after the people but its not improving much. Any have any advice?

    • Dean Voets

      I’ve got the same problem. Learning to read and write Korean is ok but it’s very hard to listen and understand.

      It took a lot of reviewing until I could more or less follow the dialog. A while ago I just read the transcript (when reading I can understand it). Now I can also understand the dialog.
      I’m going to do at least a week more of reviewing and practicing before going to Level 3.

      I bought the iyagi for beginners lessons/dialogs from this website to have some more practice material. Those are simple conversations + they break down the conversation + transcript.
      I think that is a good practice. So far I only looked at the first 3 conversations (first one was easy but it gets harder). I’d say those 3 are in between the difficulty of the level 1 dialog and the level 2 dialog.
      I’ll definitely review those 3 and listen to the next ones.

      If you find other good ways to practice your listening skills as a beginner. Let me know please :).

    • Kazmonia

      I’ve been currently learning a lot more vocabulary and doing karoke to Korean songs which has been helping sort of. I’ll check out the iyagi series I’ve heard a lot about it. But if you go in YouTube you can find a lot of different Korean listening tests for beginners which I’ve been doing

  • Kazmonia

    Also I keep doing something annoying every sentence I hear my brain just translates it in my head. How do I stop this from happening?

  • Weng Yi Kan

    I’ve understood 100% of the conversation, watching Korean dramas, variety shows and reading in Korean helps a lot!

  • JJ 잭슨

    100%!! 저는 너무 행복해요

  • Riyanica Pamphile

    wow i understood exactly everything. after i heard a sentence i would suddenly just immediately translate it into to english out loud :))

  • Luke Lammers

    The first listen through was about 90%, but the second was 99%. After reading the transcript I realized I missed a word or two, but that didn’t take away from the overall meaning of the sentence, so I wasn’t confused. Although when 민호 said he was going to Japan 너무 부러웠어요! And meanwhile 민정 is so busy… 아쉽다.

  • Kenneth

    이번 sounds like 일본