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Hi everyone, I am Jaehwi. In this video, we will be talking about ten phrases you always want to hear. Okay let’s see what we have.
네가 이겼어. (Nega igyeosseo.) You win.
So if you play sports and you win, then the other will say 네가 이겼어. (Nega igyeosseo.) You win. So if you like this phrase, you might not want to hear the phrase 네가 졌어. (Nega jyeosseo.) You lose.
너한테 줄 특별한 게 있어. (Neohante jul teukbyeolhan ge isseo.) I brought you something special.
So here we have the phrase 특별한 게 (teukbyeolhan ge) which means special thing. When you have a special gift, you can say 너한테 줄 특별한 게 있어. (Neohante jul teukbyeolhan ge isseo.)
네가 맞았어. (Nega majasseo.) You were right.
You know, when you talk about if something is right, if something is wrong, finally if the other person found out that you are right, you will just hear 네가 맞았어. (Nega majasseo.) 네가 맞았어. (Nega majasseo.) If you want to say that I am right, you can say 내가 맞아. (Naega maja.) I am right.
보고 싶어요. (Bogo sipeoyo.) I miss you.
Or casually you can say 보고 싶어. (Bogo sipeo.) I want to see you or I miss you and if you want to see someone’s face again, you can send a text message saying 보고 싶어요. (Bogo sipeoyo.) I miss you.
쉬세요. 오늘은 제가 청소할게요. Swiseyo. Oneureun jega cheongsohalgeyo. Take a break, I will do the cleaning today.
Using the same pattern, you can hear something like 오늘은 설거지 내가 할게요. (Oneureun seolgeoji naega halgeyo.) which means I will do the dishwashing today.
예산은 무제한입니다. (Yesaneun mujehanimnida.) The budget is unlimited.
So I will be happy if I go to the company gathering and I hear something like 예산은 무제한입니다. (Yesaneun mujehanimnida.) like there is no limit to the budget but usually we use something more likely 돈은 걱정하지 마세요. (Doneun geokjeonghaji maseyo.) Don’t worry about the money.
오늘 멋지세요. (Oneul meotjiseyo.) You look great today.
For women, you can also say 오늘 아름다우세요. (Oneul areumdauseyo.) Today you look beautiful. Yeah it will be great if someone tell me about that how do I look today. So for example, you know you go to work and you see your senior looks tired, sleepy a little bit, then you can just say 오늘 멋지세요. (Oneul meotjiseyo.) and your senior will be like 아, 정말? 오늘 멋있는데? (A, jeongmal? Oneul meosinneunde?) like you know the same thing replying back to you.
요리를 참 잘하시네요. (Yorireul cham jalhasineyo.) You are an excellent cook.
I want to hear that I recently started cooking, I started enjoying it. So my goal is to hear this phrase 요리를 참 잘하시네요. (Yorireul cham jalhasineyo.) So you know like if someone is good at something, you can use the same pattern to talk about it. For example 빨래를 잘하시네요. (Ppallaereul jalhasineyo.) You are good at laundry.
아기 돌보기를 참 잘하시네요. (Agi dolbogireul cham jalhasineyo.) You are good at taking care of your baby or something like you are an excellent babysitter.
Actually I am really good at taking care of babies. 성격이 참 좋으시네요. (Seonggyeogi cham joeusineyo.) You have a good personality. Yeah I think this is the most popular phrase that Korean people want to hear because we all want to be a good person and if someone says 성격이 참 좋으시네요. (Seonggyeogi cham joeusineyo.) that means that we made it. If someone tell me something like 성격이 참 좋으시네요. (Seonggyeogi cham joeusineyo.) I would be very happy to hear that.
잘했어요. (Jalhaesseoyo.) You did a great job.
Yeah actually when you work at a company, I think this is the phrase that you want to hear from your bosses 잘했어. 잘했어요. (Jalhaesseo. Jalhaesseoyo.) you did a great job. After you watch this video, make sure you leave a comment so that I can say 잘했어요. (Jalhaesseoyo.) to you. It’s kind of blackmailing.
Okay that’s all top 10 phrases you always want to hear. I hope you will like some of the phrases that we introduced in this video. Make sure to subscribe and I will see you in the next video. 다음 시간에 뵙겠습니다 (Daeum sigane boepgetsseumnida) 안녕히 계세요 (annyeonghi gyeseyo).

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KoreanClass101.com
Tuesday at 6:30 pm
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Which word do you like the most?

Tuesday at 8:43 am
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Hi Mariana,

Good question! ‘Native Koreans often say ‘니가(niga)/너가(neoga)’ in the place of ‘네가(nega)’ to say ‘you are/were~’ . Both forms (’니가(niga)/너가(neon)’) are used in colloquial Korean, but are grammatically incorrect. So while you could say ‘니가(niga)/너가(neoga)’ during conversation with friends, if you were to write it down, you would have to write it as ‘네가(nega)’.
Hope this was of help.

Sincerely,
Lyn
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Mariana
Sunday at 11:18 pm
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Why does “naega” sounds like “niga”? Is it read like that?
Love your teaching sistem, it’s really well thought! :thumbsup:

Tuesday at 7:55 am
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Hi Haviland,

Thank you for commenting! Hoping you find that someone in the near future! :heart:

Best,
Lyn
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Haviland
Friday at 12:26 am
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보고 싶어요. This is favorite phrase! I hope someday I’ll hear it from someone! lol

Monday at 1:43 pm
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Hi Janet,

Thank you for the positive feedback. We’ll pass on your message to Jaehwi. :smile:

Best,
Lyn
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Janet Rhodes
Friday at 6:55 am
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잘했어요, 재위! :thumbsup: :smile:

Tuesday at 12:15 pm
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Hi Martyna,

Thank you for your positive feedback! So glad you enjoyed Jae’s lesson.
Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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Lyn
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Martyna
Saturday at 6:13 pm
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Thank you for this video! 잘 했어요! ㅋㅋ I really like Jae personality, it makes me feel like my good friend is teaching me korean :)

Friday at 5:20 pm
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Hi Colin,

The phrase is added now.

Thank you,
Team KoreanClass101.com

Colin
Monday at 1:27 pm
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성격이 참 좋으시네요 is listed as one of the ten in the video, but is missing in the PDF notes.