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여러분, 안녕하세요? 에이미에요. Hi, everybody! I’m Amy.
Welcome back to KoreanClass101.com’s 삼분 한국어, the fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Korean.
In the last lesson, we learned how to get a table at a restaurant. Today, we are going to learn how to order your food and drinks. Are you ready? Let’s go!
Normally, to get the waiter’s attention, you can call out 여기요! or 저기요! Some restaurants will also have a button on the table you can press to call a waiter.
When the waiter arrives, the first thing you'll want to ask for is a menu. In Korean, that's
메뉴판 주세요.
메뉴판 is "menu," and 주세요 means "please give me." So 메뉴판 주세요 means "Please give me a menu."
Soon, you'll have not only a menu, but also water and a variety of side dishes, like Kimchi and bean sprouts. Together, all the side dishes are called 반찬(banchan)
In most Korean restaurants, the waiter will bring water before you've ordered anything. Don't worry, you can order any drink you want! Just treat it like any other item when you order your food.
You'll have some time to decide. Feel free to graze on the 반찬 while you decide, and don't be afraid to order more side dishes —it's free!
When the waiter comes for your order, he'll say something like
주문하시겠어요?
This means "Would you like to order?"
If you want to order 햄버거, a hamburger for example, you can say
햄버거 하나 주세요.
Just say the name of each dish you want, then the word 하나, which means "one." Then say 주세요 at the end. It means ‘please give me something’. Here we don’t need to worry about counter suffixes: you can just say “one” 하나.
[slowly] 햄버거 하나 주세요.
The waiter will then take your menu and, after a while, bring your food and drink. After telling you the name, the waiter will tell you to enjoy your meal:
맛있게 드세요.
맛있게 literally means "deliciously," and 드세요 is a polite way of asking someone to eat. So 맛있게드세요, literally "Please eat deliciously," means "Enjoy your meal."
Now it’s time for Amy’s insights.
Curious about the many side dishes on your table?
There will always be at least one kind of kimchi. The regular cabbage kind is called 배추김치, and the radish kind that's cut into cubes is called 깍두기 김치. The yellow radish sliced in circles is called 무, the anchovies are 멸치, and the bean sprouts are 콩나물. These are all free, so eat as much as you like!
If you're eating with Koreans, it's polite to say 잘 먹겠습니다 before you eat. This literally means "I’ll eat well" and is a token of gratitude for the meal if someone else is treating or at least for allowing the chance to eat together.
In this lesson, we learned how to order food and drinks. Next time we’ll learn the phrase 계산서 주세요. Do you know what that means? Next time you’re going to learn this and other phrases we use when leaving a restaurant.
I’ll be waiting for you in our next 삼분 한국어 lesson.
여러분, 다음에 또 만나요!

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Friday at 6:30 pm
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Monday at 5:10 pm
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Hi Ian,

Well both phrases mean that you will eat well (meaning you will have a good appetite)! :grin:

Cheers,
Lyn
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Ian
Saturday at 5:30 am
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An interesting thing is that ‘잘 먹겠습니다’ is quite often translated to ‘bon appetite’ in English. 😄

Wednesday at 12:58 am
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안녕하세요 Ben,

Thank you for your message.

If you have the chance to practice the language it’s great!

You can also check out our Korean Forum, too:
https://www.koreanclass101.com/forum/

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Cristiane
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Ben
Wednesday at 12:25 am
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There’s a Korean restaurant not too far away from where I live. I need to practice these lessons there! There aren’t many speakers near me so the chances to use Korean in “real life” are few and far between for me.

Monday at 8:48 pm
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Hi seoul solihin,

Thanks for posting. We have a lesson series on Korean counters and whether pure Korean or Sino-Korean numbers are used, please take a look:

https://www.koreanclass101.com/2009/11/20/counters/
https://www.koreanclass101.com/2013/07/12/korean-counters-for-beginners-1-gae/

Cheers,
Lyn
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seoul solihin
Sunday at 1:01 pm
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when we can use chinese base number and how?

Tuesday at 10:00 am
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Hi junnie,

Thanks for posting. We found no problem with the video. It may be due to your subscription level. If your membership is ‘basic’ level you will get access to the first three videos per lesson series. To access the rest, you will need to upgrade to a premium account:

https://www.koreanclass101.com/helpcenter/billingsubscription/subscription

If it is not a subscription issue, could you try logging out then logging back on?

Sincerely,
Lyn
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junnie
Monday at 3:50 am
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why can’t i watch the video??

Sunday at 7:38 pm
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Hi Clarissa,

Thanks for posting! Your name would be written in Korean as ‘클라리사’ (Cl-la-ri-sa).
Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Best,
Lyn
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Clarissa
Friday at 11:00 am
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Hi How would I say and write my name in Korean?