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Korean Language Reading Practice 5 – What is this?

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Continue from Korean Language Reading Practice 4 – What kind of work do you do? Here we come to Korean Reading Practice 5 – What is this? This Korean Reading Practice is related to Korean Demonstrative Adjectives – This/That/That, Korean Question Word – Who/Whose and What Kind Of. Do you remember that we also learned  Korean Question Word – What? We use it like English word – what to ask questions such as what is this? what is that? what is your name? etc, etc. In every Korean 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

태연 : 이게 뭐예요?
써니 : 책이에요.
태연 : 무슨 책이에요?
써니 : 한국어 책이에요.
태연 : 누구 책이에요?
써니 : 유리 씨 거예요.
태연 : 유리 씨가 누구예요?
써니 : 제 친구예요.

In English

Taeyeon : What is this?
Sunny : It is a book.
Taeyeon : What kind of book is it?
Sunny : A Korean book.
Taeyeon : Whose book is it?
Sunny : It is Yuri’s book.
Taeyeon : Who is Yuri?
Sunny : My friend.

Korean Vocabulary

  • 책 [ chaek ] – book
  • 한국어 [ han-gu-geo ] – Korean
  • 무슨 [ mu-seun ] – what kind of
  • 누구 [ nu-gu ] – who/whose
  • 거 [ geo ] – thing
  • 제 [ je ] – my
  • 친구 [ chin-gu ] – friend

Korean Expressions

  • 무슨 책이에요? [ mu-seun-chaek-i-e-yo ] – what kind of book is this?
  • 누구 거예요? [ nu-gu-geo-ye-yo ] – whose thing is it?
  • 유리 씨가 누구예요? [ yu-ri-ssi-ga-nu-gu-ye-yo ]  – who is Yuri?
  • 제 친구예요. [ je-chin-gu-ye-yo ] – My friend.

무슨 allows you to ask about details or characteristic about something. 누구 거예요? – whose thing is it? or you can ask 누구 책이에요? – whose book is it? When the object is obvious, you may use 거 as Korean dialogue above. 가 (Korean Subject Marker) is similar to Korean Topic Marker, we will learn this in the future. There are much more Korean Vocabulary for things, view Korean Vocabulary – Things. Have you learned something from the Korean reading above? Continue to Korean Language Reading Practice 6 – This is my house.

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