Describe This Picture: Winter Alley

Describe This Picture is a lesson series where you can learn new vocabulary words and expressions related to a photograph. Beginner-level learners can learn new words, and intermediate-level learners can pick up new ways to describe things!

Sample sentences describing this picture:

골목길에 가게들이 몇 군데 있어요.
= There are a few shops in the alley.

가게들 중에는 문을 연 곳도 있고, 아직 문을 안 연 곳도 있어요.
= Some of the shops are open, and some of them are not open yet.

왼쪽에서 김이 나고 있는데, 아마도 만두를 파는 식당인 것 같아요.
= Steam is coming out from the left side, and it’s maybe a restaurant that sells dumplings.

사람들이 입은 옷을 보니 겨울인 것 같아요.
= Judging from the clothes people are wearing, it seems to be winter.

도로 위에는 일방통행이라고 쓰여져 있고 화살표가 그려져 있어요.
= On the road, it says “one-way street” and there’s an arrow drawn on it.

Key Words

  • 골목길 alley
  • 가게 store, shop
  • 군데 counter for places or spots
  • 문을 열다 to open the door, to open for business
  • 왼쪽 left side
  • 김이 나다 steam comes out
  • 아마도 maybe, probably
  • 만두 dumplings
  • 팔다 to sell
  • 식당 restaurant
  • 옷을 입다 to wear clothes
  • 겨울 winter
  • 도로 road
  • 일방통행 one-way street
  • 화살표 arrow

Photo Credit:

Describe This Picture: Winter Alley
  • 야나


  • Ha Dang

    Good job! I think this type of lesson is very helpful! Thanks a lot, ttmik. You guys are amazing! ^____^

    • KyungHwa Sun

      Thank YOU for studying with us! 🙂

  • Karsten Richard

    hello can you please explain about 는데 말이다 grammar?

    • Thank you! We’ve made a lesson about the general use of 말이다 Please take a look at that lesson first 🙂

    • Karsten Richard

      Ohh but is it the same with 는데 말이다? I found this grammar in seogang 5a book. But i dont know whats the exact meaning. And also recently im watching 비정상회담. They re foreigners with very fluent korean skill.. i wonder if you guys invite them to make a conversation about how they learned korean and stuff :))
      Thank you~

  • 박 에디

    I just want to say that I’ve been a silent viewer for the past couple months and I find these description posts very helpful! 정말 도움이 많이 된다고 생각해요! 참, 혹시 앞으로 사람도 어떻게 묘사할지를 설명해 줄 수 있어요?

    • 감사합니다!! 앞으로 사람이 나오는 사진도 사용해서 레슨을 만들게요 ^^

  • Scarlett Phan

    I get motivation from you guys, thank you alot & TTMIK does a great job!

  • Sergey Poczewski

    여러분 감사합니다. 이렇게 즐겁게 공부하는 자료를 마들어서 증심으로 고맙습니다. 보ㅗ싶어요. You are here 카페도 포고싶어요.

    • 고맙습니다 ^^ 나중에 홍대에 오실 때 You Are Here Cafe도 꼭 들러주세요~

  • CyberMew

    Nice photo and clear explanation. Good job!

  • Sergey Poczewski

    요즘은 이렇게 공부해요. 정말 도움이 되요!

  • 누릴 하키카 사나디

    정말 재미있어요! 감사힙니다 선생님 ! ^_^
    열심히 공부할 게요.

    • 네~! 열심히 공부하세요!!

    • 누릴 하키카 사나디

      yeayyyy ^_^ 선생님 replied my comment! tq3

  • Cool guy


    • Haha 😀 Thanks for taking the time to visit and leave a comment nevertheless. We appreciate it. This series is for people who want to study more seriously ; )

  • Judy

    Hi everybody . I can not read or write Korean but I ‘m learning and am in level 1 hope can read and write . it is so hard for me . just want to say you all doing very well and great job . good luck and thank you .