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Korean Language Reading Practice 14 – How much is this Bag?

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Continue from Korean Language Reading Practice 13 – Excuse me, is there a bathroom near here? Korean Language Reading Practice 14 – How much is this Bag? Have you ever had a hard time shopping in Korea because you did not know how to ask the price of a product? In this Korean Language Reading Practice, you will learn some Korean vocabulary and Korean Expressions related to shopping. Learning these expressions will make your future shopping experiences more enjoyable. So, make sure you go through this Korean Language Reading Practice before you go for a shopping! This Korean Language Reading Practice is related to Korean Conjunction – And, Korean Currency, and Korean Requests, Suggestions, or Commands. In every Korean Language Reading Practice, we will learn new Korean vocabulary and Korean 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

샐리 : 이 가방 얼마예요?
주인 : 삼만 원이에요.
샐리 : 너무 비싸요. 좀 깎아 주세요.
주인 : 그럼 이만 팔천 원 주세요.
샐리 : 네, 모자는 얼마예요?
주인 : 이만 원이에요.
샐리 : 그럼 모자도 주세요.
주인 : 네. 가방하고 모자 여기 있어요.

In English

Sally : How much is this bag?
Owner : It’s 30000 won.
Sally : That’s too expensive. Please give me a discount.
Owner : Then let me have 28000 won.
Sally : Ok. And how much is this hat?
Owner : It’s 20000 won.
Sally : Then give me that hat also.
Owner : Ok. Here is the bag and the hat.

Korean Vocabulary

  • 너무 [ neo-mu ] – too
  • 비싸다 [ bi-ssa-da ] – to be expensive
  • 깎아 주다 [ gga-gga-ju-da ] – to give a discount
  • 모자 [ mo-ja ] – hat
  • 도 [ do ] – also

Korean Expressions

  • 이 가방 얼마예요? [ i-ga-bang-eol-ma-ye-yo ] – How much is this bag?
  • 삼만 원이에요. [ sam-man-won-i-e-yo ] – It’s 30000 won.
  • 너무 비싸요. 좀 깎아 주세요. [ neo-mu-bi-ssa-yo. jom-gga-gga-ju-se-yo ] – That’s too expensive. Please give me a discount.
  • 그럼 이만 팔천 원 주세요. [ geu-reom-i-man-pal-cheon-won-ju-se-yo ] – Then let me have 28000 won.
  • 네, 모자는 얼마예요? [ ne, mo-ja-neun-eol-ma-ye-yo ] – Ok. And how much is this hat?
  • 이만 원이에요. [ i-man-won-i-e-yo ] – It’s 20000 won.
  • 그럼 모자도 주세요. [ geu-reom-mo-ja-do-ju-se-yo ] – Then give me that hat also.
  • 네. 가방하고 모자 여기 있어요. [ ne, ga-bang-ha-go-mo-ja-yeo-gi-i-sseo-yo ] – Ok. Here is the bag and the hat.

Korean expressions for Shopping such as 어서 오세요 [ eo-seo-o-se-yo ] is commonly used to greet customers coming into a store or a restaurant. 얼마예요? [ eol-ma-ye-yo ] is used to ask the price of an item. 주세요 [ ju-se-yo ] comes from the verb 주다. This term is used when asking for a particular item. The name of the item is followed by “-을/를 주세요”. Sometimes, the object particle “-을/를” is omitted in casual conversation. 여기있어요 [ yeo-gi-i-sseo-yo ] is used when handling over money or other items. 감사합니다 [ kam-sa-ham-ni-da ]/감사합니다. 또 오세요. [ kam-sa-ham-ni-da. ddo-o-se-yo ] is used to express gratitude. It is commonly spoken to customers as they leave a store or restaurant.

In the dialogue above 도 means also. We use 도 after a noun if two subjects share a commonality. 도 replaces the Korean Subject Marker 이/가. See examples below:

  • 한국 친구가 있어요? [ han-guk-chin-gu-ga-i-sseo-yo ] – Do you have any Korean friends?
  • 일본 친구도 있어요? [ il-bon-chin-gu-do-i-sseo-yo ] – Do you also have Chinese friends?

Have you learned something from the Korean Language Reading Practice above? Continue to Korean Language Reading Practice 15 – How much are these apples? Korean Language Reading Practice is a short lesson. Hope you will like it. Have a nice day.

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