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: Welcome to 3-Minute Korean Season 1, Lesson 9 - Talking about Nationalities. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to use nouns to describe where you are from in simple sentences in Korean.
Body
Becky: Here's the informal way to say 'I am Korean.' in Korean.
Kyejin: [Normal] 한국 사람이에요.(hanguk saramieyo.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'Korea'
Kyejin: [Normal] 한국 [Slow] 한국 (hanguk)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'person'
Kyejin: [Normal] 사람 [Slow] 사람(saram)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'to be'
Kyejin: [Normal] 이에요 [Slow] 이에요(ieyo)
Becky: Listen again to the informal phrase meaning 'I am Korean.'
Kyejin: [Slow] 한국 사람이에요. [Normal] 한국 사람이에요.
Becky: Ok, now let's see the formal way to say 'I am Korean.'
Kyejin: [Normal] 한국인입니다.(hanguginimnida.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'Korea'
Kyejin: [Normal] 한국 [Slow] 한국 (hanguk)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'person'
Kyejin: [Normal] 인 [Slow] 인(in)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'is, am, are'
Kyejin: [Normal] 입니다 [Slow] 입니다(imnida)
Becky: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'I am Korean.'
Kyejin: [Slow] 한국인입니다. [Normal] 한국인입니다.
Becky: Next up is the formal way to say 'That person is American.'
Kyejin: [Normal] 저 사람은 미국인입니다. (jeo sarameun miguginimnida.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'that, the'
Kyejin: [Normal] 저 [Slow] 저(jeo )
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'person'
Kyejin: [Normal] 사람 [Slow] 사람(saram)
Becky: Next is the topic marking particle
Kyejin: [Normal] 은 [Slow] 은(eun)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'American'
Kyejin: [Normal] 미국인 [Slow] 미국인(migugin)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'to be'
Kyejin: [Normal] 입니다 [Slow] 입니다(imnida)
Becky: Listen again to the formal sentence meaning 'That person is American.'
Kyejin: [Slow] 저 사람은 미국인입니다. [Normal] 저 사람은 미국인입니다.
Becky: Finally is a informal way to say 'My friend is Chinese. '
Kyejin: [Normal] 내 친구는 중국 사람이에요.(nae chinguneun jungguk saramieyo.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'my'
Kyejin: [Normal] 내 [Slow] 내 (nae)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'friend'
Kyejin: [Normal] 친구 [Slow] 친구(chingu)
Becky: Next is the topic marking particle
Kyejin: [Normal] 는 [Slow] 는(neun)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'Chinese person'
Kyejin: [Normal] 중국 사람 [Slow] 중국 사람(jungguk saram)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'is, am, are'
Kyejin: [Normal] 이에요 [Slow] 이에요(ieyo)
Becky: Listen again to the informal sentence meaning 'My friend is Chinese. '
Kyejin: [Slow] 내 친구는 중국 사람이에요. [Normal] 내 친구는 중국 사람이에요.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Kyejin: 사람(saram) and 인(in) both mean "person." But the '인' used in 한국인(hangugin) is the Sino-Korean word for "person." So you can add 사람(saram) or 인(in) after the country name to tell people where you are from.

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!

41 Comments

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

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

Hi Listeners! Let's practice in the comments! Where are you from *in Korean?

KoreanClass101.com Verified
Saturday at 09:29 PM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hello Samantha Haque,


Thanks for posting.


You can say:

저는 스코틀랜드 사람입니다. I am from Scotland / I am Scottish


Enjoy your study and feel free to let us know if you have any inquiries!


Kind regards,

Hyeon Yeong Seo

Team KoreanClass101.com

Samantha Haque
Monday at 07:06 PM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hello,


How do you say and write - I am from Scotland

I am Scottish

KoreanClass101.com Verified
Friday at 07:09 AM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hi Idris,


Thanks for posting. We replied to the same question you asked in a different lesson. Having said that, you could say:


저는 탄자니아 사람입니다.

저는 탄자니아에서 왔어요.


Cheers,

Lyn

Team KoreanClass101.com

Idris Poil
Tuesday at 05:23 PM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

I am from Tanzania juseyo

KoreanClass101.com Verified
Wednesday at 09:45 AM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hi Xander!


Thank you for posting!


'I am from Indonesia' in Korean is '저는 인도네시아에서 왔습니다.'

'I am Indonesian' is '저는 인도네시아 사람입니다.'


Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have other question. Thanks!


Best,

Jiye

Team KoreanClass101.com

xander
Saturday at 11:38 AM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

hello, how do you say

1). " I am from Indonesia"

2). " I am Indonesian"


thank you :)

KoreanClass101.com Verified
Saturday at 11:29 PM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hi Tamanna,


Thanks for posting. One way to write 'I am Indian' in Korean would be:


(저는) 인도 사람입니다.


Cheers,

Lyn

Team KoreanClass101.com

Tamanna
Friday at 03:54 PM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hi! I'm loving your lessons!

Please tell me how to write - I am Indian.

Thanks.

KoreanClass101.com Verified
Saturday at 03:07 AM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hi Sharon,


Thanks for posting. 'I'm Nigerian would be:

나이지리아 사람입니다.


Cheers,

Lyn

Team KoreanClass101.com

Sharon
Monday at 09:06 PM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

How can I say I'm a Nigerian in Korean?

Thank you!