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Korean Language Reading Practice 4 – What kind of work do you do?

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Korean Language Reading Practice 4 - What kind of work do you do?Continue from Korean Language Reading Practice 3 – What is your name? here we come to Korean Language Reading Practice 4 – What kind of work do you do? This Korean language reading practice is related to Korean Question Word – What Kind Of, do you remember that we learned Korean question word 무슨 (what kind of)? In every Korean reading practice, we will learn new Korean vocabulary and Korean expression. This may helps you in developing your own Korean sentences.

Korean Language Reading Practice

In Korean

희철 : 제시카 씨는 간호사예요?
제시카 : 네, 맞아요. 저는간호사예요. 희철 씨는 은행원이에요?
희철 : 아니요.
제시카 : 그럼, 무슨 일 해요?
희철 : 모델이에요.
제시카 : 아, 그래요?

In English

Heechul : Jessica, are you a nurse?
Jessica : Yes, that’s right. I am a nurse. Heechul, are you a bank clerk?
Heechul : No.
Jessica : Then, what kind of work do you do?
Heechul : I am a model.
Jessica : Oh, really?

Korean Vocabulary

  • 간호사 [ gan-ho-sa ] – nurse
  • 은행원 [ eun-haeng-won ] – bank clerk
  • 무슨 [ mu-seun ] – what kind of
  • 일 [ il ] – work
  • 해요 [ hae-yo ] – do
  • 모델 [ mo-del ] – model
  • 맞아요 [ ma-ja-yo ] – That’s right

Korean Expressions

  • 무슨 일 해요? [ mu-seun-il-hae-yo ] – What kind of work do you do?
  • 아, 그래요? [ a, geu-rae-yo ] – Oh, really?

무슨 일 해요? means what kind of work do you do? or, you can ask 직업이 뭐예요? – what is your occupation? Which we learned previously in Learn Korean Lesson 6 – Korean Question Word – What and Korean Reading Practice 3 – What is your name?.

In Korean – 아, 그래요? means – oh, really?/ oh, is that right?/ oh yeah? – is use when it is not a serious question, but a polite way to show your interest and attention, use it like oh, really?/ oh, is that right?/ oh yeah? in English. Depending on nuance, this phrase can have many different meanings. In this case, this is written like a question, but the meaning is not really a question, so your tone should not rise too much at the end.

There are much more Korean Vocabulary for occupations, view Korean Vocabulary – Occupations. Have you learned something from the Korean Language Reading Practice above? Continue to Korean Language Reading Practice 5 – What is this?

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