so you may have heard me talk about the little boy that tutor in english, and i wanted to show you guys a picture! (i had a picture of him and i together, but the me part of the picture was pretty awful, so i'll just share this one)
어떻게 생각해요? 귀엽죠?
(edit) today i had a really funny conversation with 승진(english name: harrie) at the preschool where i work. generally we speak in a mix of english and korean so i'll write the conversation exactly how it happened:
random kid: hey miss emily, i'm 4
승진: i'm 5
me: how old am i?
승진: mmm.. one hundred!
me: ah! 아니... 나 아줌마 아나야!
승진: (hysterical laughter) 아줌마! (again, hysterical laughter)
me: no i'm twenty four.
승진: twenty four? miss katie (his teacher) is twenty nine.
me: see, i'm not 아줌마..
a little later:
me: 100....... (while shaking my head in disbelief)
승진: (still laughing hysterically) 아줌마..
me: 나 아줌마 아니야! 어떻게.. 나 슬퍼..
승진: (suddenly becomes serious and polite) 아니요. 아줌마 아니에요.
me: 그럼 뭐?
haha! i was just kidding, but when he thought i was offended he quickly became apologetic and started using polite speech. it was cute.
Last edited by holdfast on April 27th, 2008 11:30 am, edited 1 time in total.
Can you send him here for a month or so? His parents can have my daughter in exchange. (She is equally cute in my unbiased opinion.) Although that might pose some problems in the preschool, since she's nine years old...
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i was talking to harrie in korean and another kid from his class came over to us and asked me, "why do you speak spanish?"
hahahaha..... they are all learning spanish so i guess they assume anything they can't understand must be spanish. but at least they understand that there are other languages. it was really funny though.
ㅋㅋㅋ!! loiiloii씨, you remind me of London from The Suite Life of Zack and Cody "yay me!"
and whoo hoo our comphrehension just got a wee bit better
btw can someone help by telling me how to say "Good job" I want to say it to my sister (저는 내 언니를 말해 싶어요 <- that was a complete and utter newbie guess at translating "I want to say it to my sister" please correct me) after she successfully reads something in korean ^^
rooraa wrote:btw can someone help by telling me how to say "Good job" I want to say it to my sister (저는 내 언니를 말해 싶어요 <- that was a complete and utter newbie guess at translating "I want to say it to my sister" please correct me) after she successfully reads something in korean ^^
-> 잘 했어요
I want to say it to my sister
-> (저는) 언니한테 (그걸) 말하고 싶어요.