7 Random Korean Expression Episode 5


In this series, called “7 Random Korean Expressions”, we are going to introduce seven (or sometimes more) random Korean expressions along with relavant sample sentences. If you are beginner level learner, you can start by studying the 7 main expressions that are introduced, and if you already know those expressions, you can also study with the sample phrases used in the video. We hope you enjoy this lesson format! Thank you!

7 Random Korean Expression Episode 5
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  • Hey, that was really cool. I’m going to visit Korea, Seoul, next week, so it was very cool to see how a subway station looks like. I request another video, with an actual trip from one place to another, please 🙂

    I have 2 questions about what was happening in this video. Do those vending machines have English interface? I’m far not good in Korean to use it otherwise 🙁 And also: could’t Seokjin use an ATM machine? Why did he have to go to the bank to withdraw money?

    Kamsa hamnida for a great video! Your website is fantastic.

    • @Olhado
      Are you coming to Korea? Very nice. Are you going to tour or do business?
      Thank you for your good idea. Yeah, it will be very interesting if I record the trip video. I will try.

      Actually, I am afraid of the service charge so much. It takes about 1$ to widthraw the money from ATM machines in Subway stations.

      I am not sure but I will check if the vending machine provide English service on my way home.

      오늘 하루도 잘 보내세요. 또 만나요.

    • I-Shen

      Yes, the machines do have the English option. There’s also a fare card for the subway that you can get from the corner stores (like 7-11) which will give you cheaper rates and you can recharge it as often as needed.

    • @Jin Seok Jin

      I’m just going to spend my Easter holidays in Korea, so it is kind of a tour, right. I hope I will be able to get around using English only, because I know almost none of Korean, ha.

      Thanks, once again, for the great job you guys do.


      Thanks a lot, I’ll keep in mind.

    • Tze Lim

      olhado, have a great trip to seoul! and you have one week so try to listen as much as you can from the lessons here. good luck~

  • 정말 감사합니다!!^^

    • Khairshapiee씨 저도 고마워요.

      좋은 하루 보내세요.

  • Great lesson ~~ I’m glad to see that other people also make the trip to the bank rather than using the ATMs! ㅋㅋ재미있었어요!! 고마워요!!

    • Yes, right. I really don’t want to spend any money to service charge.
      감사합니다. 캐리이씨 좋은 하루 보내세요.

  • Tze Lim

    wah.. banks are still open after 5pm?
    we cannot use bank card to pay for the fare?
    i’m also not used to carry much cash around.. >.<
    고마워요 석진씨.
    비디오 좋아요. 🙂

    • Actually, banks are closed after 4:30pm. I used the ATM in the bank.
      If I use the ATM of my card’s bank, I can save the service charge.

      Tze Lim씨 감사합니다.
      I am sorry I am not sure bank card is available for the fare.
      I will check it later.

      See you next time.
      오늘 서울을 날씨가 참 좋아요.

    • 한글을 잘 못 썼네요. ㅠ..ㅠ

      오늘 서울은 날씨가 좋습니다.

    • Tze Lim

      oic.. yeah it’s not far away anyway. get some exercise. hehe.

      if bank card cannot be used, i guess the next best option is the fare card like I-Shen suggested which can be bought from 7-11. hehe. i wonder where it can be recharged. it might be quite troublesome if it can only be recharged at the store. >..<"

    • Tze Lim

      요즘엔 여기도 날씨가 좋아요. 근데 매일 매일 집에 있었어요. 공부해야 돼요.

      don’t worry, we make mistakes because we are human. hehe
      i don’t know how to write chinese very well although i’m chinese. >.<

      see you~

    • I-Shen

      @Tze Lim

      It’s recharged in the same machine where Seokjin was buying his ticket. There’s a slot that you put it in and then the machine will ask you what amount you want to put on. One thing I forgot to add is when you first get the card, there’s nothing on it so you’ll need to use these machines to charge it up. It’s not done in the store.

      I’m with you on the Chinese part. 🙂

    • Tze Lim


      thanks for the info. 🙂

      >.< we are in the same boat..
      at least i haven't forgotten how to write my name.. hehe
      i've never really been interested in languages until i was in university. i guess being exposed to different cultures make people curious about the language too. now my passion is with learning korean. :))
      좋은 하루 보내세요~

  • laurel

    고마ㅝ요! 비디오를 재미 있어요. 🙂

    • laurel씨 감사합니다.
      비디오가 재미있으셨어요?

      다음에 더 재밌는 영상을 만들어 보겠습니다.

  • 한국에서 가고 싶어요

    • 지금 외국에 계신가봐요?

      꼭 한국에 한번 놀러오세요.

  • 우왕~ 잘 봤구요! 그리고 영상이 재미있었어요~~
    오늘 TalkToMeInKorean에 첫 방문인데요~
    여기서 한국어에 대한 많은 걸 배울 수 있을 것 같네요.^^
    나중에 또 방문할께염! 😀
    TalkToMeInKorean 화이팅~~!!

    • zara씨 반가워요 ^^
      TalkToMeInKorean은 어떻게 알게 되셨어요?
      이제까지도 그래왔고 앞으로도 외국인들이 한국어를 재밌게 잘 배울 수 있도록 할거에요, 앞으로도 기대해 주시구요, 담에 또 뵈요.

  • Julian

    안녕하세요 석진 씨.
    이 비디오는 정말 재미있었어요! ^^
    Can I call you 형? ㅋㅋㅋ
    정말 감사합니당!
    안녕히 계세요. 🙂

    • 안녕하세요 Julian,
      비디오 재밌게 봐줘서 너무 고마워요. 저는 지금 29살인데 저보다 어리면 형이라고 불러도 좋아요.
      앞으로 친해지겠는데요? ㅋㅋㅋ

    • Julian

      I didn’t understand most of what you just said, I guess I’m still a beginner. 🙁
      I only understood you are 29 years old.
      Can you please help me understand? ㅠㅠ and 저는 20살이에요. ㅋㅋ

  • Megumitch

    SeokJin: I’m drinking coffee but I don’t need it now. You take it. (then he gave the coffee to Kyeong Eun) wahahaha…Love it!

    • Hahaha Actually the coffee was Kyeongeun’s. I just borrowed it for a second.
      I am sorry 경은누나~.

    • Megumitch

      경은누나? You mean 경은언니 is older than you? 0_o

  • 안녕하세요~~
    저도 반갑구요 🙂
    답장해주셔서 감사합니다~! ^^
    아, 그 게, 친구가 링크를 줬어요.
    그 친구도 한국어를 공부 하고 있고 TalkToMeInKorean은 도움이 많이 될거라,
    그래서 TalkToMeInKorean은 알게 되었죠. ^^
    여기 구경하며 제가 한국에 또 가고 싶네요~~

    • 그렇군요^^
      한국어 굉장히 잘 하시네요^^ 도움이 많이 되길 바래요. 자주 오세요^-^*

    • 아~ 친구분이 소개시켜주셨군요.
      Zara씨께서 한국어 공부하시는 데에 많은 도움을 드릴테니까요, 많은 관심가져주세요. 그런데 Zara씨 한국어 정말 잘 하시는데요?

  • ingrid

    Thank you!! i enjoyed a lot to see the metro and a little bit of the city!!!

    And i guess i have to study a lot more to understand the map…. .)

  • Hi, Thanks for this and thank you for the site. It’s a great resource. I saw you present at one of the EPIK orientations this year. I was very impressed with your English. If I can get even a fraction as close with my Korean I’ll be a happy man. Keep up the good work.

    • Thank you Jimmy! Thanks for visiting the site and leaving me a comment. I just had a look at your blog and I love it! Keep up the great work! 🙂 And I hope you can learn as much Korean as you want from this site 🙂 !!

  • wow .. you’re really a good teacher ! thanks a lot for helping us korean words ..

    • It’s my pleasure~ Thanks for your comment.

  • Thanks for this wonderful video. ^^
    I have a question…
    석진선셍님은 “이제 은행에 도착했어요”라고 했어요.
    what’s the difference between 도착하다 and 오다 then? ^^

    • Usually, 도착하다 means “to be arrived” and 오다 means “to be come”.

      When someone or something is arrived to the place where it planed to be, we can say 도착하다.

      화물이 우리 집에 도착했어요.

      버스가 도착했다.

      비행기가 도착했다.

      When someone or something move to the speaker or to the specific place, we can say 오다.

      그가 나에게 온다.

      친구가 학교에 왔다.

      도서관에 왔지만 공부는 못했다.

  • you guys don’t have ATM’s?

  • Shezza

    The whole time I was thinking like ,,I need video called ‘How to buy tickets for metro in Seoul’ because it seems so confusing! 😀 anyway 감사합니다 for this lesson ^^