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Korean Language Reading Practice 3 – What is your name?

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Continue from Korean Language Reading Practice 2 – Yes or No, here we come to Korean Language Reading Practice 3 – What is your name? helps to improve your Korean pronunciation hence improve your Korean reading skills. Korean Language Reading Practice 3 related to Korean Question Word – What, Korean Question Word – Which and combination of those previous Learn Korean Lessons in Emagasia Korean Language Reading Practice 3 touches on question like what is your name, which country are you from etc, etc upon first meeting. We learned new Korean vocabulary as well as Korean expression in each Korean language reading practice. After following my Korean Language Lessons, do you know how to read the Korean dialogue below? Test yourself here!

Korean Language Reading Practice

In Korean

이특 : 안녕하세요? 동해 : 안녕하세요? 이름이 뭐예요? 이특 : 저는 이특이에요. 이름이 뭐예요? 동해 : 저는동해예요. 반가워요. 이특 : 동해 씨는 미국 사람이에요? 동해 : 아니요. 캐나다 사람이에요. 이특 씨는 어느 나라 사람이에요? 이특 : 저는 한국 사람이에요. 동해 : 그럼, 직업이 뭐예요? 이특 : 경찰 이에요. 동해 씨는  직업이 뭐예요? 동해 : 저는 요리사예요. (The conversation continues for some time.) 이특 : 다음에 또 봐요. 동해 : 다음에 또 봐요.

In English

Leeteuk : Hello? Donghae : Hello? What is your name? Leeteuk : I am Leeteuk. What is your name? Donghae : I am Donghae. Nice to meet you. Leeteuk : Donghae, are you American? Donghae : No, I’m Canadian. Leeteuk, which country are you from? Leeteuk : I am Korean. Donghae : Then, what is your occupation? Leeteuk : I am a police. Donghae, what is your occupation? Donghae : I am a chef. (The conversation continues for some time.) Leeteuk : See you later. Donghae :  See you later.

Korean Vocabulary

  • 이름 [ i-reum ] – name
  • 뭐 [ mwo ] – what
  • 저는 [ jo-neun ] – I
  • 씨 [ ssi ] – Mr. Miss. Mrs
  • 어느 [ eo-neu ] – which
  • 나라 [ na-ra ] – country
  • 사람 [ sa-ram ] – person
  • 미국 [ mi-guk ] – America
  • 미국 사람 [ mi-guk-sa-ram ] – American
  • 캐나다 [ kae-na-da ] – Canada
  • 캐나다 사람 [ kae-na-da-sa-ram ] – Canadian
  • 한국 [ han-guk ] – Korea
  • 한국 사람 [ han-guk-sa-ram ] – Korean
  • 그럼 [ geu-reom ] – then
  • 직업 [ ji-geop ] – occupations
  • 경찰 [ gyeong-chal ] – police
  • 요리사 [ yo-ri-sa ] – chef
  • 다음에 [ da-eum-e ] – next time
  • 또 [ ddo ] – again
  • 봐요 [ bwa-yo ] – see

Korean Expressions

  • 이름이 뭐예요? [ i-reum-i-mwo-ye-yo ] – What is your name?
  • 반가워요. [ ban-ga-wo-yo ]  – Nice to meet you.
  • 어느 나라 사람이에요? [ eo-neu-na-ra-sa-ram-i-e-yo ] – Which country are you from?
  • 직업이 뭐예요? [ ji-geo-bi-mwo-ye-yo ] – what is your occupation?
  • 다음에 또 봐요. [ da-eum-e-ddo-bwa-yo ] – See you later.

그럼 has the same usage as English word – then. When asking a question to change a topic, 그럼 is usually followed by a pause. 그럼 is frequently used as a short form of 그러면. 봐요 derived from the word 보다 means see, by adding informal polite Sentence Ending Form -아요, become 봐요 (Sentence Ending Form). We will learn this in the future. In Korean, it’s not polite to use the pronoun you to someone you have just met. Instead, use the person’s full name or his given name followed by 씨 to indicate respect. But don’t use 씨 when referring yourself! By adding 사람 (people) behind the country name to describe someone’s nationality. We have learned this in Korean Vocabulary – Countries. Continue to Korean Language Reading Practice 4 – What kind of work do you do?

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