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Korean Language Reading Practice 13 – Excuse me, is there a bathroom near here?

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Continue from Korean Language Reading Practice 12 – Seoul Mart is a convenience store. Here we come to Korean Language Reading Practice 13 – Excuse me, is there a bathroom near here? This Korean Language Reading Practice is related to Korean Place Marker, Sentence Endings Expressing Location or Existence, Question Word – Where, Position Words, and Korean Vocabulary – Places. In every Korean Language Reading Practice, we will learn new Korean vocabulary and expression. You must read the Korean Language Reading Practice lessons as often as you can without help from anybody in order to improve your Korean quickly.

Korean Language Reading Practice

In Korean

알렉스 : 저, 이 근처에 화장실 있어요?
신디 : 네, 있어요.
알렉스 : 어디에 있어요?
신디 : 저기 자판기 옆에 있어요.
알렉스 : 감사합니다.
신디 : 네.

In English

Alex : Excuse me, is there a bathroom near here?
Cindy : Yes, there is.
Alex : Where is it?
Cindy : Over there, next to the vending machine.
Alex : Thank you.
Cindy : You’re welcome.

Korean Vocabulary

  • 이 근처에 [ i-geun-cheo-e ] – near here/around
  • 화장실 [ hwa-jang-sil ] – restroom
  • 있어요 [ i-sseo-yo ] – there is
  • 어디에 [ eo-di-e ] – where
  • 저기 [ jeo-gi ] – over there (view Korean Adverbs of Place – Here/There)
  • 자판기 [ ja-pan-gi ] – vending machine
  • 옆에 [ yeop-e ] – next to

Korean Expressions

  • 저, 이 근처에 화장실 있어요? [ jeo, i-geun-cheo-e-hwa-jang-sil-i-sseo-yo ] – Excuse me, is there a bathroom near here?
  • 네, 있어요. [ ne, i-sseo-yo ] – Yes, there is.
  • 어디에 있어요? [ eo-di-e-i-sseo-yo ] – Where is it?
  • 저기 자판기 옆에 있어요. [ jeo-gi-ja-pan-gi-yeop-e-i-sseo-yo ] – Over there, next to the vending machine.
  • 감사합니다. [ kam-sa-ham-ni-da ] – Thank you.
  • 네. [ ne ] – You’re welcome

저 – excuse me is a polite way to get someone’s attention in order to ask them some thing. 저 is the short form of 저기요. 저기요 is also used this way. You can use it with someone nearby who you don’t know (stranger). 저 is followed by a small pause to allow the person to pay attention, and then you can begin your conversation. View How should you speak to a stranger?

By changing the name of the place which between 이 근처에 ~ 있어요? allowed you to ask question like English – Is there “something” near here? 이 근처에 은행 있어요? – Is there a bank near here? Try to make you own sentence with Korean Vocabulary – Places. 네 in the Korean dialogue above means you’re welcome. There are various ways expressing thanks/you’re welcome such as 별말씀을요 [ byeol-mal-sseu-meu-ryo ] or 아니에요 [ a-ni-e-yo ], depending on the situation. 네 is often used with strangers or in formal situations in order to convey a feeling of politeness.

Have you learned something from the Korean Language Reading Practice above? Continue to Korean Language Reading Practice 14 – How much is this Bag? Korean Language Reading Practice is a short lesson. Hope you will like it. Have a nice day.

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