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안녕하세요! 이번 주의 샘플 뉴스 기사입니다. Listen to and study with a sample News In Korean audio track about many local citizens complaining about not getting the same kind of discounts that foreign tourists are getting. News In Korean is a monthly subscription service that delivers 6 short news articles each week, each of them recorded at three different speeds, complete with transcripts, translations and vocabulary lists. You can learn more about it at http://talktomeinkorean.com/newsinkorean. 한국어 뉴스를 들으면서 정보도 접하고, 새로운 표현들도 배워 보세요!

Direct download: News_In_Korean_-_January_20_2015_Sample.mp3
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As you may already be familiar with it, there are mainly two politeness levels in Korean: 반말 [ban-mal] and 존댓말 [jon-daet-mal]. There are various types and levels within 반말 and 존댓말, but very broadly, 반말 refers to casual and informal language, whereas 존댓말 refers to formal and polite language. At first, when you are strangers, you start off with 존댓말, but depending on how well you know the other person and how old you are in comparison with the other person, you might start using 반말. But due to exposure to many K-pop songs, Korean dramas and movies, where you can see a lot of 반말 sentences without much contextual clues, We find that many Korean learners seem to overuse 반말.

Direct download: How_Banmal_Works.mp4
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