Talk To Me In Korean (podcasts)
The key to learning Korean is staying motivated enough to learn the language. At TalkToMeInKorean.com, we provide you free lessons, fun video shows, and a store section that will keep you motivated and meet your Korean learning needs.

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Thank you for studying Korean with us!

Direct download: TTMIK_Photo_Vocabulary_-_Handmade_Noodles.mp3
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안녕하세요! Welcome back to TTMIK! In this lesson, we introduce how to say "after -ing" or "after you do something" in Korean. In order to say this, you need to use the structure -(으)ㄴ 다음에, -(으)ㄴ 후에, or -(으)ㄴ 뒤에. Find out how to use these expressions in natural context and and listen to more sample sentences by listening to the audio lesson. Be sure to check the PDF available in the side bar of the lesson post as well!

Thank you for studying with us!

감사합니다!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:50pm JST

안녕하세요! Welcome to Level 3 Lesson 18! In this lesson, we look at how to say "nothing but" or "only" in Korean. We learned the expression -만 [-man] which means "only" too in a previous lesson, but in this lesson we look at an expression more commonly used to mean "nothing but" in Korean.

Thank you for studying with us, as always, and if you have any questions, feel free to leave us comments!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:41pm JST

안녕하세요! Welcome back to our lessons! We all know that all of our listeners are working hard to achieve fluency in Korean! Today, we are going to find out how to say "for the sake of" "in order for" or "in order to" in Korean, so that you can say things like "for health", "for the sake of health", or "in order to speak Korean well" in Korean.

The expression introduced in this lesson is not very commonly used in spoken Korean, but you will hear it very often in TV shows or songs, so it will be very useful to know it!

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Do you sometimes buy lottery tickets? In this Iyagi, 경은 and 현우 talked about lottery (복권), and how often or how seldom they buy lottery tickets. Listen to their stories and be sure to share your own stories through comments!

If you have any questions, feel free to leave us comments, too!

Thank you!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

안녕하세요! In this lesson, let's look at how to say "let's" in Korean! There are many different ways to say this, but let's look at the most common and neutral way to say it, as well as how you are NOT supposed to say it. 감사합니다.

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안녕하세요 ^^! We are back with another lesson on making adjectives out of verbs in Korean. And today, we are looking at how to change action verbs into adjectives. Basically when you add the suffix -는 after a verb stem, it becomes an adjective that can modify a noun. Listen in to find out more about it, and be sure to check out the PDF as well!

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안녕하세요! Welcome to another fun lesson at TalkToMeInKorean.com! Today in this lesson, we are looking at how to make adjectives out of Korean verbs. In Korean, all the "adjectives" are basically "descriptive verbs". Listen in to find out more about it!

감사합니다!

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This is a topic that a lot of people requested for - 소개팅! In this episode, 소연 and 경은 talk about how 소개팅 generally works and some of their 소개팅 experiences.

Please find the complete transcript of this Iyagi in the PDF available for download in the side bar, and if you have any questions, feel free to ask us in the comment!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

안녕하세요! This is Korean Vocabulary Plus #9! We introduce grammar points and sentence building tips through our regular lessons, and we do not try to have you memorize a lot of vocabulary words all at once because learning new words doesn’t work that way! So our regular lessons will always be the way they are, without too many vocab words to remember. We want our listeners to only focus on the grammar points that we introduce through the lessons. So through Korean Vocabulary Plus video lessons, we introduce new words, one by one. But to help you remember the word better through context, and for those of you who already know the certain words but want to learn some more expressions using the words, we will also give you some sample sentences through the videos.

Thank you once again for your support, everyone!

Direct download: korean-vocab-plus-9.mp4
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

안녕하세요! Welcome back to TalkToMeInKorean.com! You have learned A LOT about verbs so far! You can now conjugate Korean verbs into many different forms! Great job so far everyone, and today we would like to introduce an exception in the Korean verb rules, which is called the "ㅂ irregular". Well, it is not as difficult as it sounds. Listen in to find out more!

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In today's Iyagi, 소연 and 경은 talk about 애완동물 (pets). Do you like animals? Do you have a pet? What kind of pet animal is your favorite? 어떤 애완동물을 좋아하세요? 키우고 있는 애완동물이 있나요?

Please find the complete transcript of this Iyagi in the PDF available for download in the side bar, and if you have any questions, feel free to ask us in the comment!

Thank you for your support, everyone! <3

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In this lesson, we are looking at how to say "before doing something" or "before you do something" in Korean. The basic expression you need to learn first is "전에" which means "before". Find out how to use it naturally in Korean sentences by listening to the audio lesson!

Thank you for your support!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:19pm JST

안녕하세요! This is Korean Vocabulary Plus #8! We introduce grammar points and sentence building tips through our regular lessons, and we do not try to have you memorize a lot of vocabulary words all at once because learning new words doesn’t work that way! So our regular lessons will always be the way they are, without too many vocab words to remember. We want our listeners to only focus on the grammar points that we introduce through the lessons. So through Korean Vocabulary Plus video lessons, we introduce new words, one by one. But to help you remember the word better through context, and for those of you who already know the certain words but want to learn some more expressions using the words, we will also give you some sample sentences through the videos.

Direct download: korean-vocab-plus-8.mp4
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

In this lesson, we are looking at how to use 같아요 with verbs. In order to use 같아요 with verbs to mean "I think..." "It looks like..." or "It seems to me that...", you need to change the verb into its noun form. Find out how by listening to the lesson and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to leave us comments!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

안녕하세요! Welcome back to another Iyagi episode!! Do you take taxis often? Are taxi fares expensive in your home city? In this episode, 현우 and 경은 talk about 택시.

Please find the complete transcript of this Iyagi in the PDF available for download in the side bar, and if you have any questions, feel free to ask us in the comment!

Direct download: ttmik-iyagi-22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:40pm JST

안녕하세요! Welcome back to another TTMIK lesson! Here in this lesson, we are going to learn how to say that something looks like something else, or something seems to be in a certain state. Find out how to use the expression 같다 [gat-da] with nouns by listening to the audio lesson.

Thank you for studying with us and supporting our site! Our listeners are AWESOME!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:58pm JST

안녕하세요! This is Korean Vocabulary Plus #7! We introduce grammar points and sentence building tips through our regular lessons, and we do not try to have you memorize a lot of vocabulary words all at once because learning new words doesn’t work that way! So our regular lessons will always be the way they are, without too many vocab words to remember. We want our listeners to only focus on the grammar points that we introduce through the lessons. So through Korean Vocabulary Plus video lessons, we introduce new words, one by one. But to help you remember the word better through context, and for those of you who already know the certain words but want to learn some more expressions using the words, we will also give you some sample sentences through the videos.

Direct download: korean_vocabulary_plus_7.mp4
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:56am JST

안녕하세요! Welcome back to another Iyagi episode! In today’s Iyagi, 현우 and 석진 talked about health, and what they do to stay healthy. Everyone, what do you do to stay healthy? 여러분은 건강을 지키기 위해서 어떻게 하세요? 운동을 열심히 하세요? 아니면 몸에 좋은 음식을 많이 드세요? 여러분만의 방법이 있으면 알려 주세요.

Please find the complete transcript of this Iyagi in the PDF available for download in the side bar, and if you have any questions, feel free to ask us in the comment!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:59pm JST

안녕하세요! Welcome back to another Iyagi episode! In today's Iyagi, 현우 and 석진 talked about a topic that was requested many times by our listeners - military service!!! If you were given the chance, would you want to try serving in the army for a couple of years? What do you think would be good sides and some bad sides of it? If you are serving your country's armed forces now, we would love to have you share some of your stories with us and fellow listeners, too.

Please find the complete transcript of this Iyagi in the PDF available for download in the side bar, and if you have any questions, feel free to ask us in the comment!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:33pm JST

안녕하세요! In this lesson, we are looking at how to say "about" "approximately" or "around" something. The words we introduce in this lesson are 쯤, 정도 and 약. Listen in to find out how to use them correctly, and if you have any questions, please feel free to leave us comments!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:21am JST

안녕하세요! Welcome back to another lesson at TalkToMeInKorean.com! We are having a look at something a little unique to the Korean language, which means that if you understand and know how to use this sentence ending, you can expand your Korean skills by a lot!!!

In Korean, when you want to say "Shall we do + something?" and when you want to say "I wonder if ...", you use the same sentence ending, which is -(으)ㄹ까요?

Listen in to find out how to use this ending, -(으)ㄹ까요?, in natural context, and as usual, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask us in the comment or e-mail us!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:16pm JST

안녕하세요! This is Iyagi #19. In this Iyagi episode, 현정 and 현우 talked about some scary stories. Do you like scary stories? Do you have some good scary stories to tell? How about sharing them with us? 코멘트로 남겨 주세요. ^^

감사합니다!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:24pm JST

Welcome back to Iyagi! In this Iyagi episode, 경은 and 석진 talk about going to (or not going to) public bath houses in Korea. Do you have public bath houses in your country? Do you go to them often?

After listening to the Iyagi lesson, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask us in the comment!

(Photo courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/krikit/2662529125 )

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Welcome to Level 3, everyone! And congratulations on finishing Level 1 and Level 2. In this lesson, we are introducing an expression that is very commonly used, and in two opposite meanings, too. The expression is 너무 [neo-mu] and it can be used to mean both "very" in positive sentences and "too much" in negative sentences. Listen in to learn more about how it is used!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:16pm JST

Hyunwoo's Audiobook has been added to the TalkToMeInKorean.com Store!

Hyunwoo is one of the teachers and podcast hosts here at TalkToMeInKorean.com. Hyunwoo was born and raised in Gwangju, a city in the southern part of Korea and moved to Seoul on entering college. In his first audiobook, he talks about the differences between his hometown and the city he is currently living in, as well as four other topics.

Inside this audiobook you will find:
1. Preface
2. Story 1 – Gwangju and Seoul
3. Story 2 – Private tutoring, the best part-time job ever?
4. Story 3 – Learning Engilsh in Korea
5. Story 4 – B-boying in Korea
6. Story 5 – Living in a Hasuk house

The audiobook contains 5 stories in the MP3 audio format and a PDF file that has the complete script and translation.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:59pm JST

Hyunwoo's Audiobook (선현우의 오디오북) Book 1 is now available for purchase in the TalkToMeInKorean.com Store. After you listen to this preview, if you think it's at the right level for you and want to study with it, check out our Store at http://TalkToMeInKorean.com/Store

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:37pm JST

안녕하세요, 여러분! We are trying something new here. Kyeong-eun, So-yeon and Hyeon-jeong went to Jeju for vacation. And while they were there, they took a few thousand photos and some videos for you. Here's a trailer of the trip, before we post more videos soon!

In the next video for this trip, Kyeong-eun and So-yeon will do some more talking, so you can learn some new expressions. :)

And let us know what you think about this video. Do you want more travel videos like this?

Direct download: jeju-1.mp4
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안녕하세요! We are back with another workbook. (In fact, we will be posting another workbook very soon!) This workbook is the lessons 1-10 in Level 2.

How to use the workbook:
1. First open the PDF file available in the sidebar (or in the iTunes podcast feed) and try answering the questions yourself.
2. Check out the correct answers section at the end of the PDF.
3. Listen to the audio file to listen to the correct pronunciation of the words and phrases used in the PDF.

Thank you everyone for your support! If you’d like to support us and what we are doing by making a small donation, please check out our support us page at talktomeinkorean.com/support-us.

Direct download: ttmik-workbook-level-2-lessons-1-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:25pm JST

안녕하세요! We are back with another workbook. (In fact, we will be posting another workbook very soon!) This workbook is the lessons 21-25 in Level 1.

How to use the workbook:
1. First open the PDF file available in the sidebar (or in the iTunes podcast feed) and try answering the questions yourself.
2. Check out the correct answers section at the end of the PDF.
3. Listen to the audio file to listen to the correct pronunciation of the words and phrases used in the PDF.

Thank you everyone for your support! If you'd like to support us and what we are doing by making a small donation, please check out our support us page at http://www.talktomeinkorean.com/support-us/

Direct download: ttmik-workbook-level1-lesson21-25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:39pm JST

안녕하세요! Iyagi is a series for intermediate and advanced learners where we only talk in 100% Korean about various topics, so that our listeners can improve their vocabulary and also learn some new ways of expressing certain things. We advise you to first listen to the entire story once without the transcript (in the PDF) and then listen to the talk again while or after reading the transcript.

In this Iyagi, 석진 and 경은 talk about drinking habits. Listen in and find out what they talked about, and if you have any stories to share with us about drinking habits or some funny anecdotes, please leave us comments!

Direct download: ttmik-iyagi-17.mp3
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안녕하세요. Welcome to the last lesson in Level 2!!! You're amazing for having made it so far and keeping up with us! Hope you will continue enjoying learning with us in the future! In this lesson, we are introducing how to tell someone to stop doing something or not to do something. Listen in and find out how to say that, and make sure you practice with us through comments!

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안녕하세요! Hi everyone! In this lesson, we are looking at how to say "more" and "all" in Korean. The Korean words for these meanings are a bit similar in pronunciation, and their usages also share some common characteristics. Let's listen in and find out how to use them in natural context!

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안녕하세요! Iyagi is a series for intermediate and advanced learners where we only talk in 100% Korean about various topics, so that our listeners can improve their vocabulary and also learn some new ways of expressing certain things. We advise you to first listen to the entire story once without the transcript (in the PDF) and then listen to the talk again while or after reading the transcript.

In this 이야기, 현우 and 소연 talked about rainy days. Listen in and find out what they talked about, and if you have any stories to share with us about rainy days, please leave us comments!

Direct download: ttmik-iyagi-16.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:52am JST

안녕하세요! Welcome back to TalkToMeInKorean, everyone, and today we have a lesson about a new particle, which is -(으)로. This particle that we are introducing here, -(으)로, has a lot of usages and functions, so it's virtually impossible to go over all of its usages, but through this lesson, we introduced the basic common feature of its various meaning and usages.

Listen in to find out how it is used in natural context, and as always, if you have any questions, please leave us comments!!! Thanks!

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Dear listeners,

We can't thank you enough for your continued support and love. We will continue to make our best efforts to provide quality learning material for Korean and to make learning Korean a fun experience.

Even though we know that you know our site URL already, we wanted to make it easier for you to access it, so we now also have TTMIK.com.

Thank you!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:36am JST

안녕하세요! In Level 2 Lesson 26, we looked at how to tell someone to do something, but in this lesson, we are going to look at how to tell someone to do something for you, or show their kindness by doing something, or ask someone to do something in a more polite way. After listening to the lesson, if you have any questions, please feel free, as always, to leave us comments! 감사합니다!

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Welcome to another episode of Interview by TalkToMeInKorean.com. This time, 현우 sat down with Shanna from Singapore and talked about what she is busy doing in Seoul and how she is studying Korean. Shanna is currently staying in Korea on an exchange program and studying at Yonsei University for 45 days. Find out more by listening to the podcast!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:51pm JST

안녕하세요! In this lesson, we are looking at how to tell someone to do something in Korean. There are many different ways to say this in Korean, but for now, we are looking at the most commonly used structure, -(으)세요. And the usage that we are introducing in this lesson is not the only usage for the verb ending -(으)세요, but for now, it is good to just remember -(으)세요 for its usage for making imperative sentences in polite Korean.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:44am JST

안녕하세요! After listening to this lesson, you will be able to say "something", "someday", "someone" and "somewhere" in Korean. In Korean, to say these words, you add -ㄴ가 at the end of the interrogative words for "what", "when", "who" and "where" in Korean. Listen in to find out how to do this and also listen to some sample expressions using these words! And as always if you have any questions, please feel free to ask us in the comment!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:24pm JST

In this Iyagi lesson, 석진 and 지원 talk about first impressions (첫인상). Do you think first impressions are important? Then what do you do to leave a good first impression to others? Listen in to find out what 석진 and 지원 do!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:14pm JST

In this lesson, we are introducing two new expressions - 아직 [a-jik], which means "still" or "not yet"and 벌써 [beol-sseo], which means "already". Listen to find out how they are used in context in natural Korean sentences, and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask us in the comment or e-mail us at talktomeinkorean@gmail.com!

Direct download: ttmik-l2l24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:43pm JST

Sample - Audiobook by Young-il in the Store

Young-il Ahn’s Audiobook

This audiobook was written and recorded by Young-il Ahn.

Young-il is a young entrepreneur who decided to quit his job at one of the biggest companies in the world, in order to pursue his own dreams and passion. He shares stories about his failures, his experiences with people and his new projects.

The audiobook contains 5 stories in the MP3 audio format and a PDF file that has the complete script and translation.

Price: $7.5

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:20am JST

안녕하세요! If she says yes. If he helps me. If you tell me how to do it. If you buy me dinner, etc. There can be many more examples of "if" sentences. Find out how to say "if" in context in Korean through this lesson! And of course, "if" you have any questions, please feel free to leave us comments!
Direct download: ttmik-l2l23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:52pm JST

Young-il Ahn’s Audiobook

This audiobook was written and recorded by Young-il Ahn.

Young-il is a young entrepreneur who decided to quit his job at one of the biggest companies in the world, in order to pursue his own dreams and passion. He shares stories about his failures, his experiences with people and his new projects.

The audiobook contains 5 stories in the MP3 audio format and a PDF file that has the complete script and translation.
Direct download: ttmik-news7.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:13pm JST

In today's Iyagi lesson, 경은 and 현정 are talking about 여름 (summer). Listen in and find out what 현정 can't  stand about summer and what they want to do to cope with the heat. This Iyagi lesson is 100% in Korean. After studying with the audio lesson and the PDF transcript, be sure to leave us comments and questions!
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:35pm JST

안녕하세요, 여러분! What are some things that you like? What are some thing that you don't like? Talking about what you like or love is one of the first things that you get to learn to do when learning a foreign language. Let us find out how to say that you like something in Korean. And if you already know the verb 좋다 [jo-ta], let us also find out what the difference between 좋다 and 좋아하다 is. Be sure to pick up the free PDF and leave us comments! We love you all!
Direct download: ttmik-l2l22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:22pm JST

In this lesson we are learning how to say that something is "bigger", "nicer", "more expensive" than something else. In Korean you use the word 더 [deo] to say this. Listen in to find out how to compare two things or people in Korean. Thanks for studying with us and don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions!
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:02pm JST

In today's Iyagi lesson, Kyeong-eun and Hyeonjeong are talking about 운동 (exercise). Listen in and find out what kind of exercise Kyeong-eun and Hyeonjeong have done before and want to do in the future. This Iyagi lesson is 100% in Korean. After studying with the audio lesson and the PDF transcript, be sure to leave us comments and questions!
Direct download: ttmik-iyagi-13.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:10pm JST

안녕하세요! We are learning another great sentence pattern to know in this lesson! Listen in and find out how to say that you "have to" do something or something "should" be done. And after listening to the lesson and checking out the PDF, let us know what you have to do, in Korean!

여러분, 뭐 해야 돼요? What do you have to do?
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:52pm JST

In this lesson, we are going to learn about a grammatical structure that will come in handy when you want to expand your sentences and make longer and more accurate phrases in Korean. In Korean when you link phrases with other phrases, you often make one phrase into a noun form and have it included in a bigger phrase. In order to do that, we are going to look at how to make verbs into nouns in this lesson. Listen in and pay close attention to what 현우 and 경은 introduce, and be sure to give it a try and make your own sample sentences! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!
Direct download: ttmik-l2l19.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:36pm JST

안녕하세요! 여러분, 운동 좋아하세요? Everyone, do you like working out? 이번 "이야기"에서는 현우와 석진이 '운동'에 대해서 이야기를 나누었어요. In this episode of Iyagi, Hyunwoo and Seokjin talked about working out and sports.

Listen in to find out what kind of 운동 Seokjin and Hyunwoo like and do not find particularly enjoyable.

여러분은 어떤 운동을 좋아하세요? 그리고 어떤 운동을 싫어하세요? Let us know!
Direct download: ttmik-iyagi-12.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:26pm JST

안녕하세요. What are some things that you are good at? And what are some things that you are not so good at?

Find out how to say that in Korean through this lesson and let us know what you are good or bad at, in Korean! Leave us comments and we will help you make your sentences more natural!

Thank you as always for studying with us! 감사합니다.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:55pm JST

In this series, called “7 Random Korean Expressions”, we introduce seven (or sometimes more) random Korean expressions along with relavant sample sentences. If you are a beginner level learner, you can start by studying the 7 main expressions that are introduced, and if you already know those expressions, you can also study with the sample phrases used in the video. Thank you!​
Direct download: ttmik-7random-13.mp4
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:43pm JST

안녕하세요. What are something that you can do and you can't do? Which of those things would you like to be able to say that you can or can't do in Korean? In this lesson we are introducing how to say "can" and "cannot" in Korean. Listen in and let us know in the comment what you can do and what you can't do - well, preferably in Korean! We will be waiting for your comments! 감사합니다.
Direct download: ttmik-l2l17.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:17am JST

We are back with the 이야기 lesson for this week and in today's lesson 현우 and 경은 talked about 아르바이트 (part-time jobs) that people usually do here in Korea and also some part-time jobs that they have done before. 경은 has done a lot of unique part-time jobs so far and she shares some of her stories with us. Listen in to find out, and be sure to check out the PDF for the complete transcript! Thank you!
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:22pm JST

안녕하세요! In addition to the grammar points that we cover one by one in our other lessons, in today's lesson, we would like to introduce some vocabulary words that can spice up your Korean sentences and help you express your emotions and thought in more detail. We are introducing how to say "very" "a bit" "really" "not really" and "not at all" in this lesson. Listen in to how to say them in Korean and also how written Korean and spoken Korean are different for these expressions.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:08pm JST

In this lesson, let us learn how to say "only" in Korean. The word to remember is -만 [-man] but the usage changes depending on whether you are saying "only" about a noun or a verb. Listen in to find out how to use -만 in a sentence and also practice making your own sentences in Korean! Thank you for studying with us!
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:25pm JST

Are you a deligent person or a lazy person? In this episode of 이야기, 현우 and 현정 talk about whether they are a 게으른 사람 or a 부지런한 사람. Listen in to find out what their thoughts are on what being lazy means. Be sure to pick up the PDF as well and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask us in the comment box!
Direct download: iyagi-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:02pm JST

TTMIK - Iyagi #8 In today's 이야기 episode, 현우 and 현정 are talking about 여행, traveling. What kind of traveling do you prefer? What are some things that you make sure you take with you when you go traveling? Do you prefer traveling overseas or domestically? Listen in to find out what 현우 and 현정 talked about, and be sure to check out the PDF for a full transcript. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us anytime in the comment box below! Thank you!

p.s. This Iyagi episode is a little more advanced than other episodes, for those of you who wanted something more challenging! Give it a shot!
Direct download: ttmik-iyagi-ep-8.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:08pm JST

TTMIK Level 2 Lesson 4 In this lesson, we are introducing two new words, 하고 and (이)랑. These are conjunctive words that are used to link two nouns together with the meaning of "and", and also to express the meaning of "together with". Listen in to find out how they are used in actual conversations.

And from this lesson on, we are trying something new: we are going to have our friends appear in our lessons introducing their own sample phrases, so that you, our listeners, can have access to a wider range of sample sentences and also have a chance to listen to Korean native speakers other than our teachers. But don't worry. Our friends' sample sentences are NOT going to REPLACE the sample sentences by the two hosts 경은 and 현우. We are just adding more sample phrases.

We hope you enjoy this lesson as well, and let us know what you think!

And if you listen to the end of the lesson, write your answer for the little quiz at the end in the comment box! Thank you.

Our friends featured in this lesson are:
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신영주 http://twitter.com/syj4ever
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TTMIK Level 2 Lesson 1

Congratulations on finishing Level 1 and advancing to Level 2! You have already learned a lot, but you can't stop there, right? Stay with us and don't forget that practice makes perfect and we are always here to talk with you in Korean!

Level 2 Lesson 1 introduces the future tense. Future tense is very easy to use once you learn how, so let's get right into it! Listen to the audio podcast and be sure to check out the PDF as well! Thank you! 감사합니다!

Direct download: ttmik-l2l1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:25pm JST

TTMIK Level 1 Lesson 22

In this lesson, we are introducing some 하다 [ha-da] verbs. When we introduced the present tense conjugation in Lesson #16, and the past tense in Lesson #17, we mentioned that 하다 [ha-da] is conjugated in a special way, because it is followed by 여요 or 였어요 even though all the other verbs whose verb stems end in ㅏ[a] are followed by 아요 or 았어요.

And there is another reason that 하다 [ha-da] is unique. It is because you can easily form new verbs by putting nouns before 하다. This does not apply to all the Korean nouns, but you can add 하다 after many Korean nouns and form new verbs. Listen in to find out how that works and leave us comments if you have any questions! 감사합니다.

Direct download: ttmik-l1l22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:58pm JST

TTMIK Level 1 Lesson 21

In this lesson, we are introducing how to form negative sentences in Korean. In Korean you can either add the word '안[an]' before a verb or conjugate the verb into a negative form by using the verb ending '지 않다[ji an-ta]' Find out how to do that and also practice with some sample sentences by listening to this lesson and as always, if you have any questions or feedback, we will be more than happy to hear them in the comment box for this post at TalkToMeInKorean.com!

Direct download: ttmik-l1l21.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:07pm JST

In this series, called "7 Random Korean Expressions", we are going to introduce seven (or sometimes more) random Korean expressions along with relavant sample sentences. If you are beginner level learner, you can start by studying the 7 main expressions that are introduced, and if you already know those expressions, you can also study with the sample phrases used in the video. We hope you enjoy this lesson format! Thank you!

Direct download: 7_Random_Korean_Expressions_-_Ep._2.mp4
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:57pm JST

TTMIK News #3

- TTMIK News #3 -

We are happy to announce that the store section of our site is up and running now!

The first item available in the store is Gyeong-sang Province Dialect lesson.

You can check it out at http://TalkTomeInKorean.com/STORE

Thank you!!

Direct download: ttmik-news-03.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:59am JST

TTMIK Workbook Level 1 Lessons 11-20 (Answers)

This is the audio file that contains the correct answers for the questions in the Workbook PDF available at http://TalkToMeInKorean.com for level 1 lessons 11-20. Be sure to check out the PDF file first and try answering the questions.

 

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Direct download: ttmik-workbook-11-20.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:27am JST

TTMIK Interview #5 [Advanced Level]

Hello everyone! We are back with another interview. This interview is 100% in Korean, but Koshiba Yuichi, as you might have guessed from the name, is not Korean, but Japanese. 경은 interviewed Yuichi and asked him some questions about his experiences in learning the Korean language. Yuichi speaks very fluent Korean, so we hope this Korean conversation between 경은 and Yuichi will be good listening practice for you, as well as a good opportunity how a Japanese person finds learning Korean. Every single word spoken in this interview is transcribed in the free PDF lesson note.

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Direct download: ttmik-interview5.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:03pm JST

TTMIK Level 1 Lesson 20

We are back with another number lesson! In lesson 15, we introduced the sino-Korean system and today we are introducing the native Korean number system. Having two separate ways of counting different things might look too complicated, and we will be surprised if you can memorize all the numbers at once and never forget them, but if you keep practicing the numbers in context, you will find it much easier in time. So today, we are going to first introduce the native Korean numbers, and ONLY going to cover how to say your age in Korean. If you can say how old you are in Korean after listening to this lesson, this lesson will have achieved its goal. Thank you!

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Direct download: ttmik-l1l20.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:09pm JST

TTMIK Level 1 Lesson 19

Hello everyone, we are back with another lesson! This one is a bit shorter than the last one, and we are introducing how to say 'when' in Korean. You can also listen to many examples where the word 'when' is used to form questions. Listen in, check out the free PDF lesson note, and be sure to try answering the question "When do you get up in the morning?" in Korean in the comment box.

Thank you as always for studying with us!

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Direct download: ttmik-l1l19.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:25pm JST

TTMIK Level 1 Lesson 18

Welcome back to another addition of TTMIK Korean lesson! In Korean, as you already know, there are some ‘particles’ which are used to mark the roles of some nouns, and so far, we have learned about subject marking particles (이 [i] and 가 [ga]) and topic marking particles (은 [eun] and 는 [neun]). In this lesson, we are going to have a look at location marking particles, 에 [e] and 에서 [e-seo], and also how to say WHERE in Korean. Please feel free to ask any questions you have in the comment box! Thank you!

 

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Direct download: ttmik-lesson-l1l18.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:32pm JST

TTMIK Level 1 Lesson 17

In this TTMIK lesson, we are looking at the past tense of the Korean language. By knowing how to change your verbs into the past tense, you will be able to talk about what you did yesterday, who you met last week, and etc. If you already understand how to change verbs into the present tense, using the past tense will be a breeze. And if you are still not sure how to use the present tense, don't worry! We are going to review that in this lesson too. Be sure to ask us any questions you have in the comment box! Thank you!

Direct download: ttmik-lesson-l1l17.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:51am JST

TTMIK Interview #4 [Advanced Level]

TTMIK - Interview #4

[Advanced Level]

This episode of TTMIK is a part of the series called “그들이 특별한 이유”, which means “The reason that they are special.” We believe that everybody is special in their own way, so in this series, we interview “ordinary people” and talk about why they are also “special.” This series was designed mainly for advanced level learners of the Korean language, therefore it is 100% in Korean. But even if you are not at advanced level yet, this series will provide you with great listening practice material. Every word used during the interview has been transcribed in the PDF for this lesson so be sure to download the PDF too. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave us a comment and we will do our best to answer them! Thank you!

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Direct download: TTMIK-interview-4.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:18pm JST

TTMIK Level 1 Lesson 16

In this TTMIK lesson, we are looking at how to change a verb in its dictionary form into the basic present tense. In Korean, when you look up a verb in a dictionary, everything ends in the letter [da], and you have to get rid of that in order to conjugate the verb. And after that, you add [a-yo], [eo-yo], or [yeo-yo]. Listen in to find out how to determine which one of these should follow the verb stem when you say something in the present tense. Be sure to pick up the FREE PDF, and also try making some sample sentences of your own. Video responses are welcome as well!

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Direct download: TTMIK-Lesson-L1L16.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:36pm JST

TTMIK News #2

TalkToMeInKorean News #2

If you have been waiting for some material to learn how to read and write in Korean from, now you can use the lessons at KoreanWikiProject.com and you can find the link to the pages at the KWP website at our TTMIK sidebar. Listen in to find out more. Thank you!

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Direct download: ttmik-news2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:42pm JST

TTMIK Level 1 Lesson 15

TTMIK Level 1 Lesson 15

In this TTMIK lesson, we are talking about numbers. In Korean there are two sets of number, one is native Korean numbers and the other set is sino-Korean numbers. Sino-Korean numbers are numbers that are based on the Chinese language (therefore if you speak Chinese, you will find that the sino-Korean numbers are quite similar to the Chinese numbers), and in this lesson we are introducing numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 100, and 1,000.

Numbers are not always easy to memorize, especially if you don't have to use them often, so be sure to practice using them every chance you get!

감사합니다!

Direct download: TTMIK-Lesson-L1L15.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:50pm JST

TTMIK Level 1 Lesson 14

TTMIK Level 1 Lesson 14

In this TTMIK lesson, we are going to review how to say "to want to + verb" and try using the structure in more sample conversations.

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Direct download: TTMIK-Lesson-L1L14.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:14pm JST

TTMIK Level 1 Lesson 13

안녕하세요! In this TTMIK lesson, let's look at how to say "I want to"!!! It's very important to know how to say this when you start learning a foreign language because you need to express what you want in order to get what you want. Using this expression, you will be able to say what you want to eat, what you want to see, or where you want to go. Now listen in to find out how to use this expression, and while you do, be sure to check out the free PDF lesson notes as well! 감사합니다.

Direct download: TTMIK-Lesson-L1L13.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:00pm JST

TTMIK Level 1 Lesson 12

안녕하세요! In this TTMIK lesson, we are going to have a look at how to say "It's delicious." "It tastes aweful." and how to say thanks for food before and after a meal. The expression 잘 먹겠습니다 [jal meok-ge-sseum-ni-da] is an expression that is very commonly used among Koreans before a meal, and it has some other hidden purposes as well. Listen in to find out! And be sure to check out the free PDF lesson notes! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us in the comment! 감사합니다.

Direct download: TTMIK-Lesson-L1L12.mp3
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TTMIK Level 1 Lesson 11 In this TalkToMeInKorean lesson, you can learn how to tell someone to "give" you something. Please read the attached free PDF file while you are listening or after you listened to the MP3 audio lesson. If you have any questions, please feel free, as always, to ask us in the comment for this lesson at TalkToMeInKorean.com
Direct download: TTMIK-Lesson-L1L11.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:33am JST

TTMIK Level 1 Lesson 10 TTMIK Level 1 Lesson 10

In this lesson, you can learn how to say "have" "don't have" and "exist" "don't exist" in Korean. After listening to the lesson, if you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask us at http://TalkToMeInKorean.com
Direct download: ttmik-l1l10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:31pm JST

TTMIK Interview #3 - James Cobb TTMIK - Interview #3

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:13pm JST

TTMIK Level 1 Lesson 9 TTMIK Level 1 Lesson 9

In this lesson, you can learn how to use the topic marking particles and the subject marking particles. If you have any questions, please ask us anytime in the comment for this lesson!

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Direct download: TTMIK-Lesson-L1L9.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:22pm JST

TTMIK Level 1 Lesson 8

In this lesson, we are going to have a look at one way to make a negative sentence. Here, you can learn how to say that something is NOT something, like "It's not me." or "It's not a book." In Korean, if you want to say that something is NOT something you say the noun and add the expression 아니에요 [a-ni-e-yo] at the end. Listen to the lesson to find out more about this expression and be sure to check out the free PDF file too. If you have any questions, please ask us any questions in the comment! Thank you!

You can read more about 아니다 (a-ni-da) at this Korean Wiki Project page.

Direct download: TTMIK-Lesson-L1L8.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:56pm JST

TTMIK Level 1 Lesson 7

In this lesson, you can learn how to say "this" "that" "it" and "the" in Korean. In English, "this" and "that" can work as both modifiers and pronouns, but you need to use different words in Korean. This is because in Korean "this" as in "this is a book" is composed of two parts, 이 (this) + 거 (thing). Find out more about how to use these words in Korean by listening to the lesson and checking out the free PDF file attached to the lesson. If you have any question, as always, please feel free to leave them here! 감사합니다!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:38pm JST

TTMIK Interview #2 - Emily Johnson TTMIK Interview #2 - Emily Johnson
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TTMIK Level 1 Lesson 6 TTMIK Level 1 Lesson 6

In this lesson you can review a little bit of what you learned in the previous lesson (it's very important!) and also learn how to say 'THIS' in Korean and learn how to ask "What is this?"

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us in the comments at http://TalkToMeInKorean.com
Direct download: TTMIK-Lesson-L1L6.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:53pm JST

TTMIK Level 1 Lesson 5 TTMIK Level 1 Lesson 5

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After studying with this lesson, you will be able to say things like “A is B(noun).” or “I am ABC(noun).” in polite/formal Korean.

이에요 / 예요 [i-e-yo / ye-yo]

이에요 and 예요 have a similar role to that of the English verb “to be”. The fundamental difference, however, is the sentence structure that they are used in.

English sentence structure:

ABC + [be] + DEF.

** DEF is a noun here.

Ex)

ABC is DEF.

I am ABC.

You are XYZ.

Korean sentence structure:

ABC + DEF + [be]

** DEF is a noun here.

Ex)

이거 ABC예요. [i-geo ABC-ye-yo] = This is ABC.

In English, the verb “to be” is changed to “am” “are” or “is” depending on the subject of the sentence, but in Korean, you decide whether to use 이에요 [i-e-yo] or 예요 [ye-yo] depending on whether the last letter in the previous word ended in a consonant or a vowel. 이에요 and 예요 are very similar and also sound similar so it is not such a big problem if you mix up these two, but it is better to know the correct forms.

When you want to say that ABC “is” DEF in Korean, if the word for “DEF” has a final consonant in the last letter, you add 이에요 [i-e-yo], but if it doesn’t have a final consonant and ends in a vowel, you add 예요 [ye-yo]. This is just to make the pronounciation of the connected part easier, so it will come naturally if you practice with some sample sentences.

Final consonant + 이에요 [i-e-yo]

No final consonant (Only vowel) + 예요 [ye-yo]

Sample sentences

물이에요. = 물 + 이에요 [mul + i-e-yo]

(It’s) water.

가방이에요. = 가방 + 이에요 [ga-bang + i-e-yo]

(It’s) a bag.

사무실이에요. = 사무실 + 이에요 [sa-mu-sil + i-e-yo]

(It’s) an office.

학교예요. = 학교 + 예요 [hak-gyo + ye-yo]

(It’s) a school.

저예요. = 저 + 예요 [jeo + ye-yo]

(It’s) me.

As you can see from the examples above, in Korean, you don’t have to use articles like “a/an” or “the” as in English. So when you look up a noun in your Korean dictionary, you can add 이에요 or 예요 and then it means “It is ABC.” “That is DEF.” “I am XYZ.”
You can also make this a question simply by raising the tone at the end of the sentence.


물이에요. [mul-i-e-yo] = It’s water.

물이에요? [mul-i-e-yo?] = Is that water? Is this water?

학교예요. [hak-gyo-ye-yo] = It’s a school.

학교예요? [hak-yo-ye-yo] = Is it a school? Are you at school now?

뭐 [mwo] = what

뭐예요? [mwo-ye-yo?] = What is it? What’s that?
Direct download: TTMIK-Lesson-L1L5.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:57am JST

[Advanced Level] Interview #1 - 문태곤 [Advanced Level] Interview #1 - 문태곤

This series is called 그들이 특별한 이유, meaning “The reason that they are special.“ We believe that everybody is special in their own way, so in this series, we interview “ordinary people” and talk about why they are also “special.” This series was designed mainly for advanced level learners of the Korean language, therefore it is 100% in Korean. But even if you are not at advanced level yet, this series will provide you with great listening practice material. Every word used during the interview has been transcribed in this PDF. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave us a comment and we will do our best to answer them!

선현우:
안녕하세요. 선현우입니다. 여러분은 지금, 평범하지만 특별한 사람들을 찾아가서 인터뷰를 하는, “그들이 특별한 이유”를 듣고 계십니다.

선현우:
오늘은 그 첫 번째 시간입니다. 오늘은 “문태곤” 씨를 만나 보았습니다.

문태곤:
안녕하세요. 저는 문태곤이라고 합니다. 하는 일은 엔지니어이고요, 건설 회사에 다니고 있습니다. 저도 대부분의 사람들과 똑같이, 특별한 구석이라고는 별로 없는, 평범한 생활을 하고 있는 사람입니다.

선현우:
네, 그런데 문태곤 씨도, 자기만의 특별한 부분이 있어요. 어떤 특별한 점을 갖고 계신지 한번 들어 볼까요?

문태곤:
제가 평범한 생활을 하면서 짬짬히 하는 일이 있어요. 생활에서 있었던 일들이나 아니면 제가 생각했던 일들을 하루에 한 번씩 일기를 쓰듯이, 이제, 메모를 하고, 그걸 그림으로 그리는데요. 저는 주로 포스트잇 위에다가 그림을 그립니다. 사각형 포스트잇이 주머니에도 잘 들어가고 휴대하기도 쉽기 때문에 가지고 다니다가 뭐, 지하철에서도 그리고, 아니면은, 뭐, 잠깐 사람을 기다리는 시간에도 생각나는 것들을 적어 놓았다 그리고는 합니다. 그래서 그것들이 하나둘 모여서 1년이 되고 2년이 되고 시간이 지나게 되니까 어느 날 책이 되어서 나왔어요. 그래서 “소소한 일상에 탐닉한다”라는 책이 되어서 나왔고요. 그것들을 모아서 또 뭐, 블로그를 운영하고 있습니다. 그래서, 포스트잇에서다 그린 그림 일기라는 뜻으로 해서 “포스트잇 다이어리”라는 블로그를 운영하고 있습니다.

선현우:
문태곤 씨는 이렇게, “포스트잇에 그림 그리는 사람”으로, 그리고 이 책, “소소한 일상에 탐닉한다”로 유명해지셨는데요. 평범한 일상 속에서도, 소소한 일상 속에서도 특별한 순간들을 잘 잡아서 그것을 그림으로 표현해내시기 때문에, 평범하면서도 특별한 사람들을 인터뷰하고 싶다는, 이 코너의 취지와 딱! 맞는 분이 아닐까 싶어서 이렇게 첫 번째 인터뷰 대상으로 초대를 했습니다. 그런데, 사실, 인터넷을 보면, 그리고 서점에 가 보면, 그림을 그리시는 분들을 정말 많고, 그림 블로그나 카툰 블로그도 많이 있는데, 문태곤 씨의 블로그가, 그리고 문태곤 씨의 책이 특별히 인기가 있는 이유는 무엇일까요?

문태곤:
어, 아주 평번한 이야기이기 때문이 아닐까 싶어요. 그러니까, 평범한 이야기 속에서 그... 항상 누구나 똑같이 경험을 하는 평범한 일들이지만 그거를 그림이나 아니면 뭐, 다른 것들로 표현을 해서 보여 줄 때, 아, 나도 그랬지, 아, 나도 이렇구나, 하는 공감을 불러일으킬 수 있어서 그런 게 아닌가 싶고요. 어, 최근에 드는 생각은, 누구든지 그런 것들을 경험을 할 수 있고, 또 그걸 표현해 낼 수 있다고 생각을 하고요, 그거를 다른 분들과 나누는 부분에 생각을 많이 하고 있습니다.

선현우:
이제 여기까지 들으신 분들이라면 문태곤 씨의 블로그에 가면 무엇을 볼 수 있는지, 궁금하실 것 같은데, 블로그를 좀 더 자세히 소개해 주세요.

문태곤:
네, 제 블로그는 제가 관심있는 것들 위주로 꾸며져요. 그러다 보니까, 뭐, 여행 블로그나, 특정 사진 블로그나 이런 것처럼 특별하게 정의를 하기는 힘들 것 같아요. 왜냐하면, 제 관심이 변하는 데에 따라서 제 일상의 기록들이 변하기 때문에, 이전에는 뭐, 여행을 다니는 이야기들도 많았구요, 그 다음에 회사 생활을 시작을 하면서는 직장 생활에 대한 이야기도 있었구요, 결혼을 하고 나서는 결혼 이야기도 있었고, 최근에는 이제, 제 아이가 생겼기 때문에, 임신이나 또는 뭐, 아이를 키우는 육아에 대한 이야기들이 주를 이루고 있습니다. 근데 뭐 이렇게, 천천히 앞으로도 쭉 관계를 맺고 같이 지켜 보시다 보면 제 관심사가 어떻게 변하는지도 아실 수 있을 거고요. 또, 지금은 본인과 직접적으로 관계된 이야기가 아니라 하더라도, 언젠가는 공감하실 수 있는 이야기를 발견하실 수도 있을 거라고 생각합니다.

선현우:
네. 오늘은 “포스트잇 다이어리”라는 블로그를 운영하시고, 그리고 “소소한 일상에 탐닉한다”라는 책을 내신 “문태곤” 씨를 만나 보았는데요. 정말 평범하면서도 특별하신 분이에요. 제가 평소에 정말 좋아하는 그리고 존경하는 형님이기도 하고요. 앞으로도 많은 분들이 문태곤 씨의 평범하면서 특별한 매력에 빠질 거라 믿습니다. 그러면 오늘은 여기서 마치겠습니다. 들어 주셔서 감사합니다. 선현우였습니다.

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TTMIK Level 1 Lesson 4 TTMIK Level 1 Lesson 4

After listening to this lesson, you will be able to say “I am sorry” or “I apologize” and you will also be able to get someone’s attention when you want to say something to them or order something in a restaurant.

죄송합니다. [joe-song-hap-mi-da]

Do you remember how to say “Thank you” in Korean?

It is 감사합니다. [gam-sa-ham-ni-da]

If you also remember that 감사합니다 is basically 감사 (“appreciation” or “thankfulness”) plus 합니다 (“I do”), you can assume that 죄송합니다 is also 죄송 plus 합니다.

죄송 [joe-song] means “apology”, “being sorry” or “feeling ashamed”, and 합니다 [hap-ni-da] means “I do”, so 죄송합니다 [joe-song-hap-ni-da] means “I am sorry.” or “I apologize.”

죄송합니다 is NOT always “I’m sorry”.

Even though 죄송합니다 [joe-song-hap-ni-da] is BASICALLY “I’m sorry”, you can’t use 죄송합니다 when you want to say “I am sorry to hear that.”

Many Korean people actually get confused when they talk about some bad news to their English-speaking friends and hear “I’m sorry” from them.

If you say “I’m sorry.” after you hear a piece of bad news from your Korean friend, he or she might say “Why are YOU apologizing for that?” to you.

This is because 죄송합니다 ONLY means “I apologize.”, “It was my bad.”, “Excuse me.” or “I shouldn’t have done that.” It can never mean “I’m sorry to hear that.”

저기요. [jeo-gi-yo]

In English, you can use the expression “Excuse me.” in all of the following situations.

1) when you are passing through a crowd of people
2) when you are leaving the room for a second
3) when you want to get someone’s attention and talk to them or let them know something
4) when you want to call the waiter in a restaurant or a cafe to order something

저기요 [jeo-gi-yo] is an expression that can be translated to “Excuse me” but this Korean expression, 저기요 is ONLY used for situation number 3 and 4 above.

How do you say “Excuse me.” when you want to pass through?

You can say:

잠시만요. [jam-si-man-yo] (literal meaning: “Just a second.”)
죄송합니다. [joe-song-ham-ni-da] (literal meaning: “I am sorry.”)
잠깐만요. [jam-kkan-man-yo] (literal meaning: “Just a second.”)

** Yes, “jamsimanyo” and “jamkkanmanyo” are the same thing.

These are the most commonly used expressions. You don’t have to memorize them right now, but they are just good to know!

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TTMIK Level 1 Lesson 3 TTMIK Level 1 Lesson 3

After listening to this lesson, you will be able to say good-bye in Korean.

Do you remember how to say “Hello.” in Korean?

안녕하세요. [an-nyeong-ha-se-yo]

If you remember 안녕하세요, that is fantastic. And if you even remember that “안녕” in 안녕하세요 means “peace” and “well-being”, that is even more fantastic.

안녕 [an-nyeong] = well-being, peace, health

And in Korean, when you say “Good-bye” in formal/polite Korean, 존댓말 [jondaetmal], there are two types of expressions, and both of these expressions have the word 안녕 [an-nyeong] in them.

One is when you are the one who is leaving.

And the other is when you are the one who is staying.

If you are leaving, and the other person is (or the other people are) staying, you can say:

안녕히 계세요. [an-nyeong-hi gye-se-yo]

If you are staying, an the other person is (or the other people are) leaving, you can say:

안녕히 가세요. [an-nyeong-hi ga-se-yo]

For now, don’t worry about the literary meaning of the expressinos and just learn them as they are, but if you are really curious and if we were forced to translate these greetings, they would be translated like this.

안녕히 계세요. = Stay in peace.

안녕히 가세요. = Go in peace.

But again, don’t worry about the literal meaning of these greetings JUST YET!

** One tip Hyunwoo would like to give you:

When Korean people say 안녕하세요 [an-nyeong-ha-se-yo], 안녕히 계세요 [an-nyeong-hi gye-se-yo] or 안녕히 가세요 [an-nyeong-hi ga-se-yo], they don’t always pronounce EVERY single letter clearly. So often times, what you would hear is just the ending part, “세요” [se-yo].

So you can deliberately sound more fluent by just saying 세요 [se-yo] for all of these occasions.

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TTMIK Level 1 Lesson 2 After listening to this lesson, when you are asked a YES/NO question, you will be able to answer that question with either YES or NO in Korean.

네. [ne] = Yes.
아니요. [aniyo] = No.

But in Korean, when people say “네”, it is not the same as saying “Yes.” in English. The same goes for “아니요” too. This is because the Korean “네” expresses your “agreement” to what the other person said. And “아니요” expresses your “disagreement” or “denial” to what the other person said.

Please read more about it in the PDF file attached to this lesson.

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TTMIK Level 1 Lesson 1 Learn to speak Korean at TalkToMeInKorean.com!

- TTMIK Level 1 Lesson 1 -


안녕하세요. [an-nyeong-ha-se-yo]

= Hello. / How are you? / Good morning. / Good afternoon. / Hi.

감사합니다. [gam-sa-ham-ni-da]

= Thank you.



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