Dialogue

Vocabulary

Learn New Words FAST with this Lesson’s Vocab Review List

Get this lesson’s key vocab, their translations and pronunciations. Sign up for your Free Lifetime Account Now and get 7 Days of Premium Access including this feature.

Or sign up using Facebook
Already a Member?

Lesson Notes

Unlock In-Depth Explanations & Exclusive Takeaways with Printable Lesson Notes

Unlock Lesson Notes and Transcripts for every single lesson. Sign Up for a Free Lifetime Account and Get 7 Days of Premium Access.

Or sign up using Facebook
Already a Member?

Lesson Transcript

Introduction
Becky: Refusing politely. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to politely refuse an invite in Korean.
Body
Becky: Here's the informal way to say 'No, thank you.' in Korean.
Kyejin: [Normal] 아니에요. (anieyo.)
Becky: This expression has only one word meaning 'no, thank you'
Kyejin: [Normal] 아니에요 [Slow] 아니에요 (anieyo)
Becky: Listen again to the informal expression meaning 'No, thank you.'
Kyejin: [Slow] 아니에요. [Normal] 아니에요.
Becky: Ok, now let's see the formal way to say 'No, thank you.'
Kyejin: [Normal] 아닙니다. (animnida.)
Becky: This expression has only one word meaning 'no, thank you.'
Kyejin: [Normal] 아닙니다 [Slow] 아닙니다 (animnida)
Becky: Listen again to the formal expression meaning 'No, thank you.'
Kyejin: [Slow] 아닙니다. [Normal] 아닙니다.
Becky: Following is the formal way to say 'Sorry, but I already have plans.'
Kyejin: [Normal] 죄송하지만 선약이 있습니다. (joesonghajiman seonyagi isseumnida.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I'm sorry but'
Kyejin: [Normal] 죄송하지만 [Slow] 죄송하지만 (joesonghajiman)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'prior engagement'
Kyejin: [Normal] 선약 [Slow] 선약 (seonyak)
Becky: Next is the subject marking particle
Kyejin: [Normal] 이 [Slow] 이 (i)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'there is’ or ‘there are '
Kyejin: [Normal] 있습니다 [Slow] 있습니다 (isseumnida)
Becky: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'Sorry, but I already have plans.'
Kyejin: [Slow] 죄송하지만 선약이 있습니다. [Normal] 죄송하지만 선약이 있습니다.
Becky: Finally is an informal way to say 'Sorry, but I already have plans.'
Kyejin: [Normal] 미안하지만 선약이 있어요. (mianhajiman seonyagi isseoyo.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I'm sorry but'
Kyejin: [Normal] 미안하지만 [Slow] 미안하지만(mianhajiman)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'prior engagement'
Kyejin: [Normal] 선약 [Slow] 선약 (seonyak)
Becky: Next is the subject marking particle
Kyejin: [Normal] 이 [Slow] 이 (i)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'there is or there are '
Kyejin: [Normal] 있어요 [Slow] 있어요 (isseoyo)
Becky: Listen again to the informal phrase meaning 'Sorry, but I already have plans.'
Kyejin: [Slow] 미안하지만 선약이 있어요. [Normal] 미안하지만 선약이 있어요.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Kyejin: In Korean, indirect speech is considered more polite. And it is more appropriate to use indirect speech when speaking to someone in authority. Although 아니에요(anieyo.) literally means "It's not", this expression is often used as a polite way to refuse an invite.

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!

16 Comments

Hide
Please to leave a comment.
😄 😞 😳 😁 😒 😎 😠 😆 😅 😜 😉 😭 😇 😴 😮 😈 ❤️️ 👍

KoreanClass101.com Verified
Wednesday at 06:30 PM
Pinned Comment
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hey Listeners! How would you refuse an invitation? Let's practice.

KoreanClass101.com Verified
Friday at 01:03 AM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hi Sara,


Thanks for posting. Both 죄송 and ~습니다 are polite expressions used when addressing someone older than you (teacher, grandparents, etc.), so this would be an honorific/polite sentence.


Hope this helped!

Best,

Lyn

Team KoreanClass101.com

Sara
Monday at 12:07 AM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

죄송하지만 선약이 있습니다.

So this word is for Informal And Formal??

KoreanClass101.com Verified
Friday at 12:58 AM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hi Sheema,


Thank you for posting, you're very welcome!

Please let us know if you have any inquiries.


Cheers,

Lyn

Team KoreanClass101.com

Sheema
Thursday at 05:19 PM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

감사합니다

KoreanClass101.com Verified
Wednesday at 06:06 AM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hi Sheema,


Thanks for posting. The difference is that one is an inquiry and one is a statement--있습니까? 'asks' if something/someone is there, whereas 있습니다 states that something/someone is there.


Hope this was of help.

Best,

Lyn

Team KoreanClass101.com

Sheema
Sunday at 04:08 PM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

What is the difference between isseusupnika and isseusupnida

Do they mean the same? But have different usages?

KoreanClass101.com Verified
Tuesday at 03:37 AM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hi Mary,


Thank you for the positive feedback. Please let us know if you have any other inquiries!


Sincerely,

Lyn

Team KoreanClass101.com

Mary Lambert
Friday at 05:50 AM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Thank you for this.

KoreanClass101.com
Friday at 11:24 AM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hi Juanita,


Great effort! Just remember, prior engagement is written as '선약'.😄


Cheers,

Lyn

Team KoreanClass101.com

Juanita
Tuesday at 01:16 PM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

죄송하지만 선야기 있습니다. (Joesonghajiman seonyagi isseumnida.)