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[Catch The Wave] Fun Audio Clips by Listeners - 23 Nov 2012

Every Friday at 6:00 PM (GMT+9) on Arirang Radio, you can hear Hyunwoo join Adrien Lee's radio show "Catch The Wave" and the segment is called "K-Talk with Hyunwoo" - where Adrien and Hyunwoo talk about and explain a couple of Korean expressions that are interesting to Korean learners. You can listen to the show live and check out the updates about the show at https://www.facebook.com/catchwave

In this segment, Hyunwoo and Adrien listen to some fun audio clips sent in by the listeners from all over the world. To participate, please make a short audio recording of your favorite Korean expression or your favorite line from a Korean drama, song, or movie and send the file to catchkoreanwave@gmail.com : )

Every week, after the show airs on the radio, we'll also post the video here on TalkToMeInKorean's channel, so stay tuned!

Direct download: Fun_Audio_Clips_from_Listeners___Catch_The_Wave_23_Nov_2012_HD.mp4
Category:general -- posted at: 7:20pm JST

[Catch The Wave] What is 밀당 (mil-dang)? / 23 Nov 2012

Every Friday at 6:00 PM (GMT+9) on Arirang Radio, you can hear Hyunwoo join Adrien Lee's radio show "Catch The Wave" and the segment is called "K-Talk with Hyunwoo" - where Adrien and Hyunwoo talk about and explain a couple of Korean expressions that are interesting to Korean learners. You can listen to the show live and check out the updates about the show at https://www.facebook.com/catchwave

In this segment, Hyunwoo and Adrien talk about what 밀당 [mil-dang] is and how Hyunwoo disagrees with the concept.

Every week, after the show airs on the radio, we'll also post the video here on TalkToMeInKorean's channel, so stay tuned!

Direct download: Catch_The_Wave___K-Talk_with_Hyunwoo_02.mp4
Category:general -- posted at: 7:12pm JST

TTMIK Level 9 Lesson 2 - PDF

In this lesson, we are going to take a look at the grammar structure, -아/어/여 버리다. This structure is used to express the completion of a certain action. In addition to the fact that an action is completed, this structure also includes the speaker’s feeling, which can be 1) a happy feeling about finally completing a task and getting rid of a burden, or 2) a sad feeling that something happened in a way that the speaker did not want or expect. 

Construction:

Verb stem + -아/어/여 버리다 

Ex)

끝나다 = to finish; to end

→ 끝나 버리다 = to finish; to come to an end

→ 끝나 버렸어요. = It ended (and I am sad about it). / It ended (and it’s completely over). 

Although the construction is fairly simple, it will take some time to get used to the actual meaning behind this grammar structure, especially when you want to determine whether the feeling contained in the sentence is a happy one about completing a task or a sad one about something ending.

Examples of a happy feeling attached to -아/어/여 버리다 

1. 다 끝내 버렸어요! 

= I’ve finished everything!

2. 고민하다가, 사 버렸어요! 

= I was hesitating, but I’ve (finally) bought it! 

Examples of a sad feeling attached to -아/어/여 버리다 

1. 잃어 버렸어요. 

= I’ve lost it (and I’m not happy about it).

2. 떨어져 버렸어요. 

= It dropped (and I didn’t want it to).

Sample Sentences

1. 어제 산 핸드폰을 잃어 버렸어요.

= I lost the cell phone I bought yesterday. (And I didn’t want that to happen.)

2. 안 좋은 일은 다 잊어 버렸어요.

= I’ve forgotten all the bad things. (I am done with them.)

3. 빨리 끝내 버리세요.

= Get it over with quickly. 

= Finish it quickly and be done with it already.

4. 벌써 다 말해 버렸어요. 

= I’ve already told them everything. (It’s done. It’s over.)

5. 10분 더 기다려도 안 오면 저 혼자 가 버릴 거예요.

= If I wait for 10 more minutes (and) you don’t come, I will just go by myself. 

6. 어제 쓴 글이 마음에 안 들어서 다 지워 버렸어요.

= I didn’t like what I wrote yesterday, so I’ve erased it all. 

7. 효진 씨한테 기다려 달라고 했는데, 그냥 가 버렸어요.

= I asked Hyojin to wait, but she just left.  

8. 컴퓨터가 멈춰 버렸어요.

= My computer has stopped. (And it’s causing me trouble.)

9. 시작한 김에 오늘 다 끝내 버리는 거 어때요?

= Now that we’ve started it, why don’t we just get it all done today?

10. 영화가 벌써 시작해 버렸어요. 

= Oh, no! The movie has already begun! 

Direct download: ttmik-l9l2.pdf
Category:PDF -- posted at: 6:26pm JST

TTMIK Level 9 Lesson 2

In this lesson, we are going to take a look at the grammar structure, -아/어/여 버리다. This structure is used to express the completion of a certain action. In addition to the fact that an action is completed, this structure also includes the speaker’s feeling, which can be 1) a happy feeling about finally completing a task and getting rid of a burden, or 2) a sad feeling that something happened in a way that the speaker did not want or expect. 

Construction:

Verb stem + -아/어/여 버리다 

Ex)

끝나다 = to finish; to end

→ 끝나 버리다 = to finish; to come to an end

→ 끝나 버렸어요. = It ended (and I am sad about it). / It ended (and it’s completely over). 

Although the construction is fairly simple, it will take some time to get used to the actual meaning behind this grammar structure, especially when you want to determine whether the feeling contained in the sentence is a happy one about completing a task or a sad one about something ending.

Examples of a happy feeling attached to -아/어/여 버리다 

1. 다 끝내 버렸어요! 

= I’ve finished everything!

2. 고민하다가, 사 버렸어요! 

= I was hesitating, but I’ve (finally) bought it! 

Examples of a sad feeling attached to -아/어/여 버리다 

1. 잃어 버렸어요. 

= I’ve lost it (and I’m not happy about it).

2. 떨어져 버렸어요. 

= It dropped (and I didn’t want it to).

Sample Sentences

1. 어제 산 핸드폰을 잃어 버렸어요.

= I lost the cell phone I bought yesterday. (And I didn’t want that to happen.)

2. 안 좋은 일은 다 잊어 버렸어요.

= I’ve forgotten all the bad things. (I am done with them.)

3. 빨리 끝내 버리세요.

= Get it over with quickly. 

= Finish it quickly and be done with it already.

4. 벌써 다 말해 버렸어요. 

= I’ve already told them everything. (It’s done. It’s over.)

5. 10분 더 기다려도 안 오면 저 혼자 가 버릴 거예요.

= If I wait for 10 more minutes (and) you don’t come, I will just go by myself. 

6. 어제 쓴 글이 마음에 안 들어서 다 지워 버렸어요.

= I didn’t like what I wrote yesterday, so I’ve erased it all. 

7. 효진 씨한테 기다려 달라고 했는데, 그냥 가 버렸어요.

= I asked Hyojin to wait, but she just left.  

8. 컴퓨터가 멈춰 버렸어요.

= My computer has stopped. (And it’s causing me trouble.)

9. 시작한 김에 오늘 다 끝내 버리는 거 어때요?

= Now that we’ve started it, why don’t we just get it all done today?

10. 영화가 벌써 시작해 버렸어요. 

= Oh, no! The movie has already begun! 

Direct download: ttmik-l9l2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:23pm JST