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Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Korean Season 1, Lesson 10 - Asking how much. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask how much something costs in Korean.
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Becky: Here's the informal way to ask 'How much does this cost?' in Korean.
Kyejin: [Normal] 이거 얼마예요?(igeo eolmayeyo?)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'this'
Kyejin: [Normal] 이거 [Slow] 이거 (igeo)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'how much'
Kyejin: [Normal] 얼마 [Slow] 얼마(eolma)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'is, am, are'
Kyejin: [Normal] 예요 [Slow] 예요(yeyo)
Becky: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the informal question meaning 'How much does this cost?'
Kyejin: [Slow] 이거 얼마예요? [Normal] 이거 얼마예요?
Becky: Now, imagine you're speaking to a stranger. Here's the formal way to ask, 'How much does this cost?'
Kyejin: [Normal] 이거 얼마입니까?(igeo eolmaimnikka?)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'this'
Kyejin: [Normal] 이거 [Slow] 이거 (igeo)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'how much'
Kyejin: [Normal] 얼마 [Slow] 얼마(eolma)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'is, am, are'
Kyejin: [Normal] 입니까 [Slow] 입니까(imnikka)
Becky: Note again the rising intonation. Listen again to the formal question meaning 'How much does this cost?'
Kyejin: [Slow] 이거 얼마입니까? [Normal] 이거 얼마입니까?
Becky: Here's a response meaning 'OK, I'll take it.'
Kyejin: [Normal] 이거 주세요.(igeo juseyo.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'this'
Kyejin: [Normal] 이거 [Slow] 이거(igeo)
Becky: Last is the phrase meaning 'please give me'
Kyejin: [Normal] 주세요 [Slow] 주세요(juseyo)
Becky: Listen again to the response, 'OK, I'll take it.'
Kyejin: [Slow] 이거 주세요. [Normal] 이거 주세요.
Becky: Here's a response meaning, 'It's too expensive.'
Kyejin: [Normal] 너무 비싸요.(neomu bissayo.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'too '
Kyejin: [Normal] 너무 [Slow] 너무 (neomu )
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'expensive'
Kyejin: [Normal] 비싸요 [Slow] 비싸요(bissayo)
Becky: Listen again to the response, 'It's too expensive.'
Kyejin: [Slow] 너무 비싸요. [Normal] 너무 비싸요.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Kyejin: In Korea, membership cards known as point cards are a common way to save money and earn rewards when shopping. Most shops such as department stores, movie theaters, restaurants, and coffee shops offer point cards for their customers. So be sure to get one and start saving!

Outro

Becky: And that’s all for this lesson. Don’t forget to check out the lesson notes, and we’ll see you in the next lesson!

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Wednesday at 06:30 PM
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Let's practice asking prices here!

KoreanClass101.com
Thursday at 09:54 AM
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Hi 아린,


Great job! Keep it up! 😁


Sincerely,

Lyn

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아린
Tuesday at 05:08 PM
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이거 얼마예요?

이거 얼마입니까?

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Friday at 11:33 AM
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Hi Juanita,


Great job, keep up the good work!


Cheers,

Lyn

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Juanita
Tuesday at 04:00 PM
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이거 얼마예요? (igeo eolmayeyo?)

KoreanClass101.com
Sunday at 11:07 PM
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Hi Airline,


Thanks for posting.


이거 주세요

is the informal formal way of saying 'give me this please'.


이거 줘

would be the informal way of saying 'give me this'.


Cheers,

Lyn

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Airline
Thursday at 02:43 PM
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Hello, thank you so much for the lesson :)


"igeo juseyo" can we use that for formal and informal?

KoreanClass101.com Verified
Friday at 06:31 PM
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Hi Ian,


Yes, it is a widely used phrase! You'll probably use it often when shopping in Korea. :smile:


Cheers,

Lyn

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Ian
Thursday at 08:31 PM
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I've watched real life videos where '이거 얼마예요?' was used to a stranger i.e. a shop keeper without issue. :smile: