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[video] Seoul Subway

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[video] Seoul Subway

Postby hyunwoo » August 21st, 2007 8:32 pm

Hey guys, want to know what the subway looks like in Seoul?
Here's a video that I uploaded in youtube a few months ago.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=j8y68RTB83Q

Click on the link above!! :D




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This footage was taped inside a subway train in Seoul, going from the "NamYoung" station to the "Seoul Railway Station" station, and you can see that a KTX, Korea's fastest (express) train, passing by, slowing down as it arrives its final destination of Seoul, probably coming from Busan, the 2nd biggest city in Korea.

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Postby JockZon » August 21st, 2007 8:42 pm

I can hear the voice saying "imnida" all the time haha... Wow in english as well :P

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Postby hyunwoo » August 21st, 2007 8:46 pm

Wow, you're very quick in picking up what you already learned from a random context. :D Very good !!!

"이번 역은 서울역입니다." is what you heard.

i beon yeok eun Seoul yeok ipnida.
(= This station is Seoul station.)

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Postby steved » August 22nd, 2007 6:45 am

Nice video! How long does the trip from 서울 to 부산 take on the KTX?
I notice the sign at the entrance/exit of the station that says "내려오는 곳" which, while I know what it means, a direct interpretation into English doesn't really work: coming down place. But I think it is telling those people getting off the train that "hey, people are coming down these stairs too so be careful." Or am I implying too much? I would think that it should say "올라가는 곳" but maybe it says that on the other end.

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Postby hyunwoo » August 22nd, 2007 11:17 am

Thank, Steve. By KTX it takes 2hours and 50 minutes to go from Seoul to Busan. And the ticket price is around 45,000 won, which is around 45 US dollars.

I think you're right in guessing that 내려오는 곳 implies that 'people are coming down this way, so don't go up these stairs.' :D I'll go and check it for myself when I go to Seoul Station :D

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Postby JockZon » August 22nd, 2007 3:18 pm

"i beon yeok eun Seoul yeok ipnida"

i beon = this <- this is only a guess but I'm quite sure about the other ones.
yeok = station
eun = neun = topic particle
ipnida = is

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Postby hyunwoo » August 22nd, 2007 3:29 pm

Joakim, :D You're mostly correct!!

이번 means 'this time' or 'this coming'

ex>
이번 주 = this week
이번 주말 = this weekend
이번에는 = this time,
이번 여름 = this summer

:D

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Postby JockZon » August 22nd, 2007 11:21 pm

So like "Next up we have seoul station" :P

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Postby hyunwoo » August 23rd, 2007 2:06 pm

Exactly! :D

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Postby JockZon » August 23rd, 2007 7:23 pm

Oh nice, I see!

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Postby hyunwoo » August 24th, 2007 12:09 am

I have no doubt your Korean will be very good by this time next year! :D

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Postby steved » August 24th, 2007 1:38 am

Here is the website for the Korean Railroad: http://info.korail.com/2007/eng/eng_index.jsp. The KR Pass for foreign visitors looks like a pretty good deal, especially if you are travelling back and forth across the country.

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Postby hyunwoo » August 24th, 2007 2:09 pm

steved wrote:Here is the website for the Korean Railroad: http://info.korail.com/2007/eng/eng_index.jsp. The KR Pass for foreign visitors looks like a pretty good deal, especially if you are travelling back and forth across the country.


Wow. This is REALLY inexpensive!! It would be good for those who want to visit as many cities as possible in a short period of time. Too bad that it's only available for foreigners!! T.T


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