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INTRODUCTION
Misun: 안녕하세요 여러분. KoreanClass101.com 입니다.
Keith: Hey, I’m Keith! And welcome to Absolute Beginner Season 1, Lesson 23 - I'm Sorry, but I Really Don't Like that Korean Dish. Hello, and welcome to the KoreanClass101.com, the fastest, easiest and most fun way to learn Korean!
Misun: 여러분. I'm Misun, and thanks again for being here with us for this Absolute Beginner Season 1 lesson.
Keith: In this lesson, you will learn how to what?
Misun: Express your dislikes, 싫어해요.
Keith: Okay. And this conversation takes place…
Misun: At a friend’s house.
Keith: The conversation is between…
Misun: Two friends.
Keith: But they will be speaking formal Korean.
Misun: 존댓말.
Keith: Okay. Well, let’s listen in to the conversation.

Lesson conversation

나현:저는 밥 싫어해요.
민규:정말요?!
나현:저는 밥이랑 김치 싫어해요.
민규:진짜?
나현:저는 밥이랑 김치랑 김을 싫어해요.
민규:오마이갓!
English Host: One more time, with the English.
나현:저는 밥 싫어해요.
Keith: I don't like rice.
민규:정말요?!
Keith: Really?
나현:저는 밥이랑 김치 싫어해요.
Keith: I don't like rice and Kimchi.
민규:진짜?
Keith: Really?
나현:저는 밥이랑 김치랑 김을 싫어해요.
Keith: I don't like rice, Kimchi, and seaweed.
민규:오마이갓!
Keith: Oh my God!
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Keith: Misun, the three food items that came out in the dialogue. What were they?
Misun: 밥, 김치, 김.
Keith: Okay, that's Rice, Kimchi, and gim, which is roasted seaweed.
Misun네. These three foods can make the simplest meal for anyone. I love it, actually.
Keith: Well, even though it’s simple, it’s quite delicious. Yeahh.
Misun: 맞아요. When you're at home, and you’re having nothing to eat, usually Korean people will always have these at the least.
Keith: Yeahh. So how about a quick, simple recipe we can give our listeners?
Misun: Sure! First, you need rice, of course.
Keith: Yeahh. That's, of course, with almost every Korean meal.
Misun: 네. And then you can put 김치 on top of it.
Keith: Or if you like it sauteed, you can put it on the frying pan and fry up the Kimchi, too.
Misun: Sure. 네. It's good like that too. And then you can add 김 on top of that too. Delicious!
Keith: Right. You could also cut the 김, the seaweed into smaller bits and pieces if you like as well.
Misun: 네. And finally, you can just mix it all up, and eat it.
Keith: Actually, another extra tip, maybe we can add a little sesame oil.
Misun: All right. Right. That’s great. That’s great. That’s great, too.
Keith: What’s sesame oil in Korean?
Misun: It’s 참기름.
Keith: And for those cooks out there, you can also add a fried egg if you want.
Misun: Oh, Yeahh, absolutely. I love fried egg, too, but not scrambled. Usually, just sunny side up, or over easy.
Keith: Right. You want to keep that yolk. It'll taste better that way.
Misun: Yeahh. And I love that one. This is a very, very simple recipe that anyone can use really quickly.
Keith: And it's pretty good considering it's not much effort that goes into it, right?
Misun: 네.
Keith: All right. Well, let’s take a look at the vocab for this lesson.
VOCAB LIST
Keith: The first word we have is…
Misun: 밥 [natural native speed]
Keith: Meal, rice.
Misun: 밥 [slowly - broken down by syllable]. 밥 [natural native speed]
Keith: Next.
Misun: 싫어하다 [natural native speed]
Keith: To hate, to dislike.
Misun: 싫어하다 [slowly - broken down by syllable]. 싫어하다 [natural native speed].
Keith: Next is…
Misun: 정말 [natural native speed]
Keith: Really.
Misun: 정말 [slowly - broken down by syllable].정말 [natural native speed].
Keith: Next.
Misun: 김치 [natural native speed].
Keith: Kimchi.
Misun: 김치 [slowly - broken down by syllable]. 김치 [natural native speed].
Keith: Next.
Misun: 진짜 [natural native speed].
Keith: Really.
Misun: 진짜 [slowly - broken down by syllable]. 진짜 [natural native speed].
Keith: Next.
Misun: 김 [natural native speed]
Keith: Roasted laver.
Misun: 김 [slowly - broken down by syllable]. 김 [natural native speed].
Keith: And finally….
Misun: 오마이갓 [natural native speed]
Keith: Oh, my god.
Misun: 오마이갓 [slowly - broken down by syllable]. 오마이갓 [natural native speed].
KEY VOCABULARY AND PHRASES
Keith: Okay. Well, let's take a look at some of the words and phrases from this lesson.
Misun: The first word we’ll look at is 정말.
Keith: And that means, “really.”
Misun: 네.. And we'll also look at 진짜 as well.
Keith: Which also means “really.”
Misun: These two words, 정말 and 진짜 both mean really.
Keith: Right, they both mean exactly the same thing - really.
Misun: Yeahh. So you can use anything, whatever you want. But we should know that 진짜 is used just a tiny bit more by women, so to say.
Keith: Yeahh. 진짜 is slightly more feminine. Just slightly.
Misun: 맞아요. I don’t know why, but it's totally okay for men to use it too.
Keith: Yeahh. I use it all the time. But I try not to over-use it, too. I try to mix in a few 정말's in there, too.
Misun: That’s right. If you use it a lot, it can be a little feminine, but again, there's no problems for men to use 진짜 at all.
Keith: That's right. Okay, Misun, what's our next word?
Misun: Our next word is 오마이갓!
Keith: Oh my god.
Misun: 오마이갓. It’s English “oh, my god” but Korean 오마이갓. Something like that.
Keith: Still English, you say. Okay.
Misun: Right. And our listeners should know that it's a little more light hearted than the English version.
Keith: Yeah, in English, you use it when there's something really unbelieveable.
Misun: 네, in Korean, we use it the same way too! But it's usually a little funny.
Keith: Do you think it's because it's Konglish? English used in the Korean language?
Misun: I guess so.
Keith: I think, most of the time, you use it jokingly. It’s not really that serious.
Misun: Right, right. That’s true.
Keith: Well, in any case, I feel whenever I hear 오마이갓, it's a little funny.
Misun: 네 진짜요. In Korean it's not such a serious phrase, like I said before. So use it in a funny way.
Keith: Yeah. That's right. Okay, let’s move onto our focus for this lesson.

Lesson focus

Misun: The focus of this lesson is the verb 싫어하다
Keith: And this means "to not like' or even "to hate." Okay. Some of our listeners may know, the sentence order in Korean is different than it is in English.
Misun: 네...In English, the basic sentence order is subject-verb-object.
Keith: Right. But in Korean, the word order is subject-object-verb. It’s switched in the last two.
Misun: 네. So this verb, 싫어하다, is often found at the end of simple sentences.
Keith: Yup. And the object comes before that.
Misun: 네. Also, in Korean, the subject can often be omitted.
Keith: That's right. Spp a sentence can often start with simply the object, and then end with the verb.
Misun: 네. Let's look at the phrase "저는 김치 싫어해요" as an example.
Keith: Okay. This means "I don't like Kimchi." What’s the first part?
Misun: 저는
Keith: And that’s "I", the subject.
Misun: The second part is the object, 김치.
Keith: And then finally comes the verb.
Misun: 네. 싫어해요.
Keith: Which means “to not like.” So literally this all means "I, kimchi, don't like"
Misun: But as we mentioned, usually subjects can be omitted.
Keith: Right. So we can just say, “ 김치, don't like.”
Misun: 네. 김치 싫어해요.
Keith: Now that we got the grammar part of out the way, let's go over some common Korean items that you may encounter.
Misun: Sure. Let's start with 비빔밥
Keith: And this is a Korean dish that has vegetables and other toppings over rice.
Misun: 네, 맞아요. 저는 비빔밥 싫어해요.
Keith:” I don't like bibimbap.” Or you can also say, without “I”...
Misun: 비빔밥 싫어해요.
Keith: Right. That’s dropping the subject "I", 저는.
Misun: Yeah, but it will mean the same thing.
Keith: Okay. Our next item is 김밥, which is a roll of rice and other fillings.
Misun: In Korean, that's 저는 김밥 싫어해요.
Keith: I don't like gimbap.
Misun: And again, you can just say, 김밥 싫어해요.
Keith: That means the same thing. I don’t like 김밥 but you’re dropping the subject I, 저는. I don't like kimbap.
Misun: And finally our last one is, 된장찌개
Keith: And this one is fermented soy stew.
Misun: If you don't like it, you can say 저는 된장찌개 싫어해요.
Keith: “I don't like fermented soy stew.” Okay, Misun, how did it come out in this conversation?
Misun: First it was 저는 밥 싫어해요..
Keith: I don't like rice.
Misun: Next was 저는 밥이랑 김치 싫어해요.
Keith: "I don't like rice and kimchi."
Misun: After that was, 저는 밥이랑 김치랑 김을 싫어해요.
Keith: "I don't like rice, Kimchi, and seaweed."
Misun: And before we finish, we just wanted to talk a little more about 싫어하다.
Keith: Right. The verb 싫어하다 is actually, it’s kind of a strong word.
Misun: Yes. So culturally speaking, it's pretty direct, because it's so strong.
Keith: And if someone is not so direct with their words, then in Korean culture, that’s appreciated.
Misun: That’s right. Not be so direct, Korean people often say, 별로예요.
Keith: And that translates as "I don't particularly like it." It’s kind of beating around the bush.
Misun: Right. For example, 김치 별로예요.
Keith: "I don't particularly like Kimchi" or "Eh, kimchi's not that great."
Misun: Right. There you're not being so direct. So it's appreciated, right?

Outro

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Keith: Bye-bye!
Misun: Yeah! Wonderful! 안녕히 계세요, 여러분.

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Through this lesson, you will learn how to say, "don't like" in Korean

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KoreanClass101.com
Friday at 8:41 am
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Hi Anson,


Thanks for posting. While both 진짜 and 정말 are used to mean 'really/indeed/truly', 진짜(real) is the opposite of 가짜, which means 'fake'. and 정말(really) does not really have an antonym.


Hope this was of help.


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Anson
Wednesday at 4:56 pm
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What are the differences between 진짜 and 정말?

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Sunday at 12:01 pm
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Hi Yan Xia,


Thanks for commenting. You would attach the direct object particle 을/를 after the object of a sentence, but in colloquial Korean, people often omit this particle. So actually, you would need to add 을 after not just 김 but 밥, and 를 after 김치 to make it grammatically correct, but it is okay to omit the particles in spoken Korean.


Hope this was of help.


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Yan Xia
Monday at 1:54 am
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Why you add 을 to 김 to make it object but not to 밥 or 김치? Thanks.

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Monday at 11:11 am
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Hi Ian,


Thank you for the comment : ) It is interesting to know for me as well.


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Ian
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In the UK, OMG is a seen as a very strong phrase due to some people taking offense to hearing it used too casually. Korean people seem to see it as more of a saying then we do in my country. We are a lot more direct in our speech when it comes to not liking something however. :smile:

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Hi Ian,


Thanks for posting and sharing the information with us. Interesting to hear!


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Ian
Sunday at 10:40 am
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Madtown wrote a song about OMG funnily enough :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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Hi 애니,


It means she does not like rice and she also does not like kimchi.


감사합니다.

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애니
Tuesday at 8:31 pm
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I am a little confused by the use of (이)랑 in this example.


In this sentence: "저는 밥이랑 김치 싫어해요" is the speaker saying that she does not like rice OR kimchi (i.e. she does not like rice and she also does not like kimchi) or is she saying that she does not like rice and kimchi together (i.e rice with kimchi)?