7 Random Korean Expressions Episode 1


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!

The 7 main expressions that are introduced in the video are:

초등학교 [cho-deung-hak-gyo] elementary school
운동장 [un-dong-jang] schoolyard, playing field, playground
그물 [geu-mul] net
의자 [ui-ja] chair, bench
철봉 [cheol-bong] pull-up bar, horizontal bar
턱걸이 [teok-geo-ri] pull-up, chin-up
놀이터 [no-ri-teo] playground

Please check out the PDF for the transcript of all the sample phrases as well.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us in the comment box!

7 Random Korean Expressions Episode 1
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  • Persio

    Good video
    im waiting for more , videos and lessons too ok
    you are helping me a lot to learn korean

    • Thank you! 🙂 감사합니다. More lessons are on the way!!

  • that was so much fun!! you seem like a little kid running from place to place! i like that this is episode 1.. because it means there will be more to come!
    thanks so much hyunwoo ~~ and you had a good camera-person too!!!

    • Thank you Kerri 🙂 Yes, more episodes are on the way! Stay tuned! 항상 이렇게 응원해 줘서 고마워요 🙂

  • Julian

    안녕하세요 현우 형!
    That was a very cool and fun video to watch ㅋㅋ
    I can’t wait for more lessons 😀 and I love the editing, it’s so smooth and well done ^^

    • 안녕!! 🙂 고마워!

      I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed this video!!! Stay tuned for the next one!

  • Serena

    My, someone had fun taping this video! 😉 It’s such a pleasure seeing things like that…they make me want to study even more. 정말 감사합니다!

    • Hehe. 🙂 Serena 고마워요 ^_^!! 화이팅!!!!!

  • Wan

    감사합니다, 현우 형. 나는 종말 좋아해요~ 🙂

    • 고마워요 🙂 앞으로도 계속 봐 주세요! I hope you keep enjoying our lessons!

  • 좋아해요! 정말 감사합니다!

    • 고마워요 ^_^!!! 카예르 씨도 공부 화이팅이에요!!

  • Mathias

    진짜감사합니다!! 그 수업을 정말 채미있어요!

    내초등학교에서, 그물하고 철봉을 없었어요.

    I’ll be waiting for some more lessons as interesting as this one!

    • Mathias 🙂 고마워요! And don’t worry – the next video will be much more fun! 다음 비디오는 훨씬 더 재미있을 거예요 ^_^

  • Elise

    seriously i literally stumbled into this site and thank God I did! you guys are awesome, everyday i have to make a mental note to download more podcasts as you put them up. I love all the bickering and what have you as it makes the lessons so much fun and very memorable
    keep up the good work guys, TTMIK hwaiting!

    • Elise 🙂 Thanks!!!! And welcome to the site!!!! Nice to hear that you are enjoying the site!! I’ll be looking forward to having your around!!! 🙂

    • These guys are awesome, no doubt. Btw Elise, I hope you subscribe to the Podcast in iTunes so you don’t have to ‘remember’ to get them 😉 It’s all automatic 😀

      정말 고맙닙니다, TTMIK!

    • Thanks mike!! 🙂

  • Awesome site! I especially like this series because there’s LOTS of grammar and vocab in it, and I can also hear the pronunciation, without it being too fast or difficult to understand.
    Looking forward to more vids!

    • Thanks a lot 🙂 I’m sure you will enjoy our future video lessons as well 🙂 Please stay tuned!!! 頑張ってください:)

  • Jac

    Hyunwoo, you’re so cute here! Like a kid playing around, so full of energy. Hehe! 😀 Thanks for the vid.

    • Hehe. Thanks a lot 🙂 Glad you enjoyed it!

  • Danaraya

    Oh, what a funny video! ^_^ I never expected than my Korean studies would be so fun. My co-workers think that I lost my mind or fallen or something like that because I have that silly smile on my face all day long ^_^
    I’m from Russia, so English is my second language and I am *heta des yo* in it… Aways make a lot of stupid mistakes… T_T So that’s why your podcasts help my to improve my English too! Thank you! Your lessons are very interesting, I enjoy them! Good luck for all of you!

    P.S. I’m just curious… How old are you? ^^

    • Hi Danaraya 🙂 Thanks for the comment 🙂 I see that you are also studying Japanese! If you need any help with Japanese, feel free to ask me as well. 🙂 Anyway, I’m 29. (or 31 in Korea)

  • Steven

    I was pleaseantly surprised that you explained everything in Korean! It is very nice, as we can learn more than just vocabulary taught in the video~ great job!

    • This series will go on. The next episode will more exciting than this one.

      Please expect it.

    • 스티븐 고마워 ^_^

  • SR

    선현우, 당신은 멋진 광대뼈가! 8DD I have no idea if that came out right, but hopefully it did.

    I really love all the lessons you guys have posted so far. They’re easy to follow and move along at a reasonable pace without becoming tedious. Looking forward to more lessons in the future!

    Greetings from Norway ^_^

    • 🙂 Thank you!! I’ve never been complimented on my 광대뼈 before but thank you!! 🙂 But if you wouldn’t mind me helping you say it more naturally, you can say 🙂 “선현우 씨, 광대뼈가 멋져요” 🙂

      Thank you!!!! from Seoul 🙂

  • Archana

    우와! 이 비디오 좋아요!!
    (그런데… 서울에 눈 왔어요? 날씨가 정말 춥지 않아요?)
    다음 레슨 기다려요. 고마워요!

    • 서울의 겨울은 추워요! XO

      재밌게 봐주셔서 감사해요! 😀

  • Danaraya

    Oh, I thought you are younger than me. I thought you are just a student ^^ Sorry, my bad. But it’s because you are handsome and you look younger ^^ What does the 광대뼈 mean? I need a dictionary, dictionary…
    Thank you for your offer! ^^ You are right, I also study Japanese. I love foreign languages! English, of course. Then Chinese and Spanish. I used to study them at school but I was forced to give up. T_T
    Now I’m free like a bird and I can study whatever I want. I love Korean because the language is beautiful. I watch kdramas with English subtitles. I also translate them from English into Russian, so I need to know Korean to make my translations better. But it’s not the main reason. I am just enjoying the sounds of Korean speech. Also I am thinking about visiting Korea someday. So thank you for your lessons, they are very useful!

  • Carlo

    Really cool idea, it helps us to see Korea as we learn some new vocabulary!

  • Tze Lim

    현우씨 감사합니다~
    좋은 비디오예요. 🙂
    it’s so natural and smooth, it’s fun to watch and learn. hehe.
    thanks to the one helping with the video too.
    look forward to more videos!

  • Megumitch

    Cool! Made me want to go back to school…^o^

  • ingrid

    Solo son dos minutos y tiene mucha información, me tome mi tiempo estudiandola y me doy cuenta de lo mucho que me falta por aprender!
    Muchas gracias por enseñarnos!! muy interesante!

  • sw

    I love when we get to see Hyunwoo’s face 🙂
    That is a NICE elementary school. Damn, I went to elementary school in a bunch of make-shift portables on a marsh land that burned down.


    안녕하세요 현우 씨,

    재미있어요.와우……그럼 한국어를 빨리 배우겠어요.감사합니다.좋아요.선생님,저는 질문이 있어요.
    “Good Luck“가 한국어로 무엇입니까?
    Keep it up.I am looking forward to hearing from you as soon as possible

    좋은 하루 되세요

  • 나는 턱걸이 할 수 없어요 :/
    i can’t do pull ups lol

    • ㅋㅋㅋㅋ 저도 할 수 없어요! lol

  • Hanna

    Ahhhhh we’re waiting for more^^
    you know something i’m talking from Brazil and you’re helping a lot me and my friends who want to learn korean
    Gamsa hamnida

    • From Brazil? Oh! What a surprise! I’m a brazilian too.
      Let’s talk about our korean study and how it’s incredible using that site with principal tool.

  • KyuteFishie

    Yayay I love it so much ^^
    I’m Vietnamese and I’m learning Korean in university
    한국어를 전공하고 있습니다 ㅋㅋㅋ ^^
    Anyway, my Korean is still not good T.T especially pronunciation so…
    Thanks so much for this. It does really help me ^^
    Hope that someday I’ll fly to Korean and use Korean everyday xD

    Thanks for making such an cute and helpful video
    Fighting!!! ^^

  • eunice

    yoo..thanks~~~teacher….l LOVE KOREAN!!!

  • jollysheep

    야구 연습을 하다가 공이 안 넘어오게 그물을 만들어 놓았어요.


    How do I use them?

    • bia

      야구연습을 할때 ..가 더 적절한 표현인것 같습니다 .

  • Hyunwoo-ssi 너무 키옆다! 🙂 This video is nice and this is helping me a lot ! Thank you very much 🙂

  • Ayshe

    Thank you so much for everything. I feel that I am learning Korean now ^^

    And can someone please explain to me what is the difference between
    운동장 [un-dong-jang] schoolyard, playing field, playground
    놀이터 [no-ri-teo] playground ?

  • Cindy

    I am a K-drama and K-pop lover. I have a multitude of learning books and sites. I found this site by word of a fellow K-drama lover. I don’t know where to start. I have been studying Japanese for several years, alone without a formal class. However, I seriously love my Korean and of course, K-drama and K-pop. I find the video learning so much more than books and lists of vocabulary without pronunciation. I loved this video. You were so full of energy and vibrant, such entertainment with learning thrown in. Plus, you are so easy on the eyes, watching you is fun! I can write and read in Japanese (not too many Kanji) and want to learn Korean writing to help read words,sentences and grammar. Japanese grammar is difficult for me. Again thank you for this wonderful site and your obvious enthusiasm for learning and helping us poor non Korean speaking individuals.

  • Cynyee

    Wow.. I like these series of videos.. I like how you insert both korean and english subtitles! thank you so much!

    • Thanks for enjoying our video lessons. 🙂

  • Joanna

    May I know where is the PDF?

  • kguy88

    thank you for this helpfull video
    please reupload the pdf file.i couldn’t find it

  • Michael

    외자노가밋애오? Whose chair is that? Many thanks for your whole programme. I just started writing on my iPad so more sentences now. 감사합니다
    구거놀이터는큭 This playground is big.

    나는학교선생니다. I am a school teacher.