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Here’s another fun TTMIK interview where you can learn about how someone learned to speak fluent Korean. Kris Johnson is a radio/TV show host from USA doing a lot of broadcasting work here in Korea.

Follow Kris on Instagram:
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Direct download: Kris_Johnson_from_USA_working_on_TV_and_radio_in_Korea.mp4
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Many Korean verbs have multiple meanings and usages, and 잡다 is no exception. In this video lesson by Talk To Me In Korean, you can learn how to use 잡다 in various contexts through realistic sample sentences.

 

Examples:

아기가 내 손을 잡았어요.

The baby held my hand.

손잡이를 꼭 잡아요.

Hold on to the handrail.

밧줄을 잡고 올라가요.

Hold the rope and go up.

도둑을 잡다

to catch a thief

나비를 잡다

to catch a butterfly

벌레를 잡다

to catch a bug

도둑을 잡았어요.

I caught the thief.

나비를 잡아요.

I catch butterflies.

기회를 잡다
to seize an opportunity

직장을 잡다

to get a job

드디어 기회를 잡았어요.

I finally got an opportunity.

방을 잡아요.

Get an apartment.

직장을 빨리 잡을 거예요.

I will quickly get a job.

날짜를 잡다

to set a date

자리를 잡다

to get a seat

 

결혼식 날짜를 잡았어요.

I set a date for the wedding.

자리를 빨리 잡아요.

Hurry and grab a seat.

택시를 잡다
to grab a taxi

 

택시를 잡아요.

Hail a taxi.

택시 잡기 힘들었어요.

It was difficult to grab a taxi.

Direct download: Has_Multiple_Meanings_7.mp4
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There are many words in English that can be translated into various ways in Korean, so if you just stick to using one translation you found in a dictionary or in a machine translation service, it might lead to a confusing conversation. In this series with Jooyeon and Cassie, you can learn about English words that can be translated into many different phrases depending on the context. In today’s episode, let’s learn how to naturally say “sick” in Korean.

Direct download: The_awkward_way_to_say_sick__in_Korean.mp4
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Level 2 Lesson 22: http://talktomeinkorean.com/lessons/level2lesson22/

Have you heard 좋아하다 and 마음에 들다 being used when people talk about something or someone they like? These two expressions are used in different contexts, and Hyunwoo explains how to use them.

Direct download: vs._283D_to_like29.mp4
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Many Korean verbs have multiple meanings and usages, and 들다 is no exception. In this video lesson by Talk To Me In Korean, you can learn how to use 들다 in various contexts through realistic sample sentences.

 

Examples:

고개를 들었어요. I raised my head.
손을 들어요. I raise my hand.
짐을 들었어요. I lifted my luggage.

시간이 들다. To take time.
돈이 들다. To take money.
힘이 들다. To take energy.

시간이 많이 들었어요.It takes lot of time.
돈이 들어요. It takes money.
힘이 아주 많이 들 거예요. It will take a whole lot of energy.
그 사람 정말 마음에 들었어요. I really like that person.
이 지갑 마음에 들어요. I like this wallet.
별로 마음에 안 들어요. I don’t really like it.

Direct download: Has_Multiple_Meanings_3.mp4
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-(ㄴ/는)다고요 and -(이)라고요 are used when you want to emphasize something that someone or you have said. The basic purpose of this ending is to “quote” or “cite” someone as saying something, but it can be used to repeat and stress what has been said before as well. 
 
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가요. = I’m coming. / I’m going.
간다고요. = I said I’m coming. / I said I’m going.
 
알았어요. = I understood. / I got it.
알았다고요. = I said I got it. 
 
Descriptive verb stem + 다고 
ex) 
작다 = to be small
작아요. 작다고요. = It’s small. I said it’s small.
 
아프다 = to hurt
아파요. 아프다고요. = It hurts. I said it hurts.
 
Action verb stem + -ㄴ/는다고
ex) 
모르다 = to not know
몰라요. 모른다고요. = I don’t know. I said I don’t know.
 
사다 = to buy
안 사요. 안 산다고요. = I am not going to buy it. I said I am not buying it.
 
먹다 = to eat
먹어요. 먹는다고요. = I’ll eat. I said I’ll eat it.
 
Past tense action verb + -다고
ex) 
사다 = to buy
안 샀어요. 안 샀다고요. = I didn’t buy it. I said I didn’t buy it.
 
Noun + -(이)라고
ex)
저 = I 
저예요. 저라고요. = It’s me. I said it’s me.
 
Future tense + -라고 
ex)
만나다 = to meet
안 만날 거예요. 안 만날 거라고요. = I’m not going to meet them. I said I’m not going to meet them. 
Direct download: Emphasize_your_point_with_-.mp4
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Thanks everyone for participating in our 8th international cover video. This time we sang Fake Love by BTS and we had people participating from 29 different countries. Since there were a lot of people who took part, we did include everyone but we are sorry if you feel like your appearance in the video was too short. We hope to do this more frequently in the future so please participate in our future collaborative cover videos as well! 
 
세계 곳곳에서 TTMIK으로 한국어를 배우시는 분들 중에서 BTS를 좋아하시는 많은 분들이 이번 인터네셔널 커버 영상에 참여해 주셨어요! 총 29개국에 계신 분들이 참여해 주셨는데 빠지신 분 없이 모두 다 영상에 담았습니다. 참여 인원이 많았다 보니 혹시 너무 짧게 나오게 되신 분들도 양해 부탁드려요! 이번이 저희 8번째 인터네셔널 커버 비디오예요. 다음번에도 많은 참여 부탁드립니다! 감사합니다. 
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There are many words in English that can be translated into various ways in Korean, so if you just stick to using one translation you found in a dictionary or in a machine translation service, it might lead to a confusing conversation. In this series with Jooyeon and Cassie, you can learn about English words that can be translated into many different phrases depending on the context. In today’s episode, let’s learn how to naturally say “cool” in Korean.

Direct download: The_awkward_way_to_say_cool__in_Korean.mp4
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오다 and 가다 are directly translated to “to come” and “to go” in English, but while in English you can say “I’m coming” to someone who is waiting for you to get there, you can’t use the word 오다 in Korean to express the same meaning. 오다 and 가다, and all the other related compound verbs that are introduced in this video lesson by Hyunwoo, are expressed through the perspective of the speaker, not the listener, and that creates a big difference between the usages of 오다/가다 and come/go. 
Direct download: Why_and_are_different_from_the_English_come_and_go_.mp4
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Many Korean verbs have multiple meanings and usages, and 쓰다 is no exception. In this video lesson by Talk To Me In Korean, you can learn how to use 쓰다 in various contexts through realistic sample sentences.

 

Examples:

편지를 썼어요. I wrote a letter.
칠판에 글씨를 써요. I write on the chalkboard.
여기에 제 이름을 쓸 거예요. I will write my name here.

추워서 모자를 썼어요. It is cold so I wore a hat.
마스크를 써요. I wore a mask.
안경을 쓸 거예요. I will wear glasses.
비가 와서 우산을 써요. It’s raining so I use an umbrella.

약이 정말 써요. Medicine is really bitter.
이 차는 쓴 맛이 나요. This tea has a bitter flavor.
약이 조금 쓸 거예요.The medicine will be a little bitter.

Direct download: Has_Multiple_Meanings_5.mp4
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