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Korean Language Reading Practice 15 – How much are these apples?

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Continue from Korean Language Reading Practice 14 – How much is this Bag? Here we come to Korean Language Reading Practice 15 – How much are these apples? 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. Before you start, you may need to revise Korean numbers.

Korean Language Reading Practice

In Korean

주인 : 어서 오세요.
애니 : 사과 얼마예요?
주인 : 한 개에 천 원이에요.
애니 : 배는 얼마예요?
주인 : 한 개에 이천 원이에요.
애니 : 그럼 사과 세 개하고 배 두 개 주세요.
주인 : 여기있어요. 감사합니다. 다음에 또 오세요.

In English

Owner : Welcome. (Come on in)
Annie : How much are (these) apples?
Owner : They’re 1000 won each.
Annie : How much are (those) pears?
Owner : They’re 2000 won each.
Annie : Then give me three apples and two pears please.
Owner : Here you are. Thank you. Come again (next time).

Korean Vocabulary

  • 주인 [ ju-in ] – owner
  • 사과 [ sa-gwa ] – apple
  • 얼마 [ eol-ma ] – how much
  • 배 [ bae ] – pear
  • 주다 [ ju-da ] – to give
  • 다음 [ da-eum ] – next
  • 또 [ ddo ] – Again

Korean Expressions

  • 어서 오세요. [ eo-seo-o-se-yo ] – Welcome. (Come on in)
  • 사과 얼마예요? [ sa-gwa-eol-ma-ye-yo ] – How much are (these) apples?
  • 한 개에 천 원이에요. [ han-gae-e-cheon-won-i-e-yo ] – They’re 1000 won each.
  • 배는 얼마예요? [ bae-neun-eol-ma-ye-yo ] – How much are (those) pears?
  • 한 개에 이천 원이에요. [ han-gae-e-i-cheon-won-i-e-yo ] – They’re 2000 won each.
  • 그럼 사과 세 개하고 배 두 개 주세요. [ geu-reom-sa-gwa-se-gae-ha-go-bae-du-gae-ju-se-yo ] – Then give me three apples and two pears please.
  • 여기있어요. 감사합니다. 다음에 또 오세요. [ yeo-gi-i-sseo-yo. kam-sa-ham-ni-da. da-eum-e-ddo-o-se-yo ] – Here you are. Thank you. Come again (next time).

This Korean Language Reading Practice is similar with Korean Language Reading Practice 14, 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.

For Korean Counting Units, 개 [ gae ] is used for items (in general), for things that you don’t know the counting units, you may use this counting units. 권 [ gwon ] is used for books. 잔 [ jan ] is used for glasses or cups and 병 [ byeong ] is used for bottles. Have you learned something from the Korean Language Reading Practice above? Continue to Korean Language Reading Practice 16 – I met Jeongmin yesterday. Korean Language Reading Practice is a short lesson. Hope you will like it. Have a nice day.

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