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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 the last lesson, we covered to ask to take a picture, 사진 좀 찍어주시겠어요?, "Can you please take my picture?" Today we are going to learn what to say when you don't know what something is called in Korean.
Because of the tough Korean education system, all Koreans at least know some English.
So if you want to know how to say a certain word in Korean, you can there's a good chance you’ll be able to ask them using the English word.
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So say 한국어로 어떻게 읽어요?
which means,
"How do you say it in Korean?"
한국어로 means "In Korean."
어떻게 means "how."
~라고 말해요 means “say...”
And 읽어요 means "read."
[slowly] 한국어로 어떻게 읽어요?
Just put the word you want to ask about in the middle, after 한국어로.
한국어로 "apple" 어떻게 말해요?
[slow] 한국어로 "apple" 어떻게 말해요?
Your Korean friend would respond,
사과라고 말해요.
사과 is the Korean word for apple, and
~라고 말해요 means “We say...”,
사과라고 말해요.
how easy is that?
If your Korean friend doesn’t understand the English, you will have to draw a picture or simply point at it and say
이거 한국어로 어떻게 말해요?
"How do you say this in Korean?"
이거 is ‘this’
[slowly] 이거 한국어로 어떻게 말해요?
What if you hear a Korean word but don’t know the meaning?
사과"는 무슨 뜻이에요?
You know that 사과 is ‘apple’
무슨 뜻 무슨 뜻이에요? means "what does it mean"
[slowly] "사과"는 무슨 뜻이에요?
If the other person knows the English, he'll answer,
"Apple"이라는 뜻이에요.
It means apple!
Now it’s time for Amy’s insight.
Some Koreans talk fast and you might not catch it in the first time. So, here’s how to ask
“Please speak a little more slowly.”
좀 더 천천히 말해 주세요.
좀 더 “ a little more”
천천히 is “slowly.”
[slowly] 좀 더 천천히 말해 주세요
In the next lesson, we’ll learn what to do when we can’t read or pronounce something in Korean.
So don’t miss our next 삼분 한국어 lesson!
다음에 또 만나요!

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Friday at 6:30 pm
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Saturday at 11:31 am
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Hi Aisha,

Thank you for posting. ‘좀 더’ means ‘a little bit more’, so 좀 더 천천히 말해 주세요 would mean ‘could you talk a little bit more slowly, please?’, and ‘천천히 말씀해 주세요’ would be ‘could you talk slowly please?’.

Hope this answered your question. Please let us know if you have any other inquiries.

Best,
Lyn
Team KoreanClass101.com

Aisha
Friday at 12:30 pm
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Hi, I was wondering if you could please clarify something for me. What is the difference between saying 좀 더 천천히 말해 주세요 or saying 천천히 말씀해 주세요?

Thursday at 9:30 am
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Hi junnie,

Thanks for posting. We played the video a few times and found no problem with it. 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

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Sincerely,
Lyn
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junnie
Monday at 3:59 am
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why can’t i watch the video??

Friday at 7:58 am
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Hi Whitney,

Thank you for your comment. We are still waiting for Learnerkorean to clarify regarding the question asked below. :smile:
However, if the question referred to someone who is a ‘musician’, then the answer would be either ‘음악가’ (a sino-Korean word for musician), or ‘뮤지션’(a loanword).

Please let us know if this answered your question, and let us know if you have any other inquiries.

Best,
Lyn
Team KoreanClass101.com

whitney
Tuesday at 4:01 am
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maybe 음악은 남자. Though even in English I’m not sure what this would mean exactly. Maybe you can give us a sentence in English that would clarify it?

-Whitney

Friday at 7:27 pm
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Hi Learnerkorean,

Not sure what you mean by the music man ooo. :unamused: :sweat_smile:
Could you rephrase your question?

감사합니다.
Claire
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Saturday at 5:55 am
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한국어로 the music man o o o 어떻게 말해요 eh
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