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Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Korean Season 1, Lesson 16 - Asking directions. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask and understand basic directions in Korean.
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Becky: Here's the informal way to ask 'Where is the subway station?' in Korean.
Kyejin: [Normal] 지하철역이 어디예요?(jihacheoryeogi eodiyeyo?)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'subway station'
Kyejin: [Normal] 지하철역 [Slow] 지하철역 (jihacheoryeok)
Becky: Next is the subject marking particle
Kyejin: [Normal] 이 [Slow] 이(i)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'where'
Kyejin: [Normal] 어디 [Slow] 어디(eodi)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'to be'
Kyejin: [Normal] 예요 [Slow] 예요(yeyo)
Becky: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the informal question meaning 'Where is the subway station?'
Kyejin: [Slow] 지하철역이 어디예요? [Normal] 지하철역이 어디예요?
Becky: Here's a response meaning, 'Go straight.'
Kyejin: [Normal] 쭉 가세요.(jjuk gaseyo.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'straight'
Kyejin: [Normal] 쭉 [Slow] 쭉 (jjuk )
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'to go'
Kyejin: [Normal] 가세요 [Slow] 가세요(gaseyo)
Becky: Listen again to the response meaning 'Go straight.'
Kyejin: [Slow] 쭉 가세요. [Normal] 쭉 가세요.
Becky: Here's a response meaning 'Turn right.'
Kyejin: [Normal] 오른쪽으로 도세요.(oreunjjogeuro doseyo.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'right side'
Kyejin: [Normal] 오른쪽 [Slow] 오른쪽(oreunjjok)
Becky: Next is the location marking particle
Kyejin: [Normal] 으로 [Slow] 으로(euro)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'to turn '
Kyejin: [Normal] 도세요 [Slow] 도세요(doseyo)
Becky: Listen again to the response, 'Turn right.'
Kyejin: [Slow] 오른쪽으로 도세요. [Normal] 오른쪽으로 도세요.
Becky: Here's a response meaning, 'Turn left.'
Kyejin: [Normal] 왼쪽으로 도세요.(oenjjogeuro doseyo.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'left side'
Kyejin: [Normal] 왼쪽 [Slow] 왼쪽(oenjjok)
Becky: Next is the location marking particle
Kyejin: [Normal] 으로 [Slow] 으로(euro)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'to turn '
Kyejin: [Normal] 도세요 [Slow] 도세요(doseyo)
Becky: Listen again to the response, 'Turn left.'
Kyejin: [Slow] 왼쪽으로 도세요. [Normal] 왼쪽으로 도세요.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Kyejin: Do you remember how to say "Excuse me." in Korean from lesson 5? That's right. It is 저기요(jeogiyo.). So if you ever get lost and want to ask for directions in Korea, you can start a conversation with a stranger by saying 저기요(jeogiyo.). And do not forget to thank them afterwards by saying 고맙습니다(gomapsseumnida.).

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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Do you know any other phrases you can use to give directions? Write them in the comments!

KoreanClass101.com
Friday at 09:25 AM
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Hi 린,


Thanks for posting. 쭉 means 'straight(forward)', whereas ~으로 도세요 means turn in ~(direction).

Hope this was of help!


Cheers,

Lyn

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Wednesday at 07:59 PM
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쭉 가세요

Hi i noticed that the spelling of 쭉 in 쭉가세요 is different in this sentences 왼쪽으로 도세요 and 오른쪽으로 도세요. What happen?

Wednesday at 05:30 PM
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Now i can say to the taxi driver

축 가새요. And 왼쪽으로 도새요.

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Wednesday at 10:14 AM
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Hello 사스키아~,


Thanks for commenting. If you wish someone a good day after thanking them, the phrase to use would be:


감사합니다. 좋은 하루 되세요.


Sincerely,

Lyn

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사스키아~
Tuesday at 09:02 AM
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Hello!


After I said "Thank you" to that person, who helped me out.. are there sentences that you would use as a phrase after being helped? Something like "Thank you and I wish you a good day" or "Have a nice day"?


Thank you in advance

Saskia

KoreanClass101.com
Saturday at 12:17 AM
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Hi MinSay,


Thanks for commenting.

저기요 is an informal 'formal' way of saying 'hey there'. You can use it at restaurants to order, etc. However, if you feel this is a bit rude, you could say:


저...죄송합니다. 문의드리고 싶은게 있는데요. Um, I'm sorry (this phrase is used to say excuse me although it literally means I'm sorry). I wanted to make an inquiry. (this is a very formal way of asking someone for something)


Cheers,

Lyn

Team KoreanClass101.com

MinSay
Monday at 04:31 AM
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But ( jeogiyo ) 저기요 is informal.. is it okay to ask like that to strangers?