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Hello everyone, I am Jaehwi. In this video, we will be talking about ten phrases to amaze native speakers. Let’s begin.
1. 십 년 동안 한국어를 배웠습니다. (Sip nyeon dongan hangugeoreul baewotsseumnida. ) "I've been learning Korean for ten years."
Well, you’ll be surprised if someone says 십 년 동안 한국어를 배웠습니다. (Sip nyeon dongan hangugeoreul baewotsseumnida. ) First, I think it’s because not many foreign people learn Korean for over one year. I know some people who learn the basic things from the Korean songs, Korean dramas, but not like for over one year were really studying. So if someone says, 십 년 동안 한국어를 배웠습니다. (Sip nyeon dongan hangugeoreul baewotsseumnida.) That would be amazing to see.
2. 삼 년 안에 원어민처럼 한국어를 할 거예요. (Sam nyeon ane woneomincheoreom hangugeoreul hal geoyeyo.) "I'll speak Korean like a native speaker in three years."
You know, if you want to say that you have a strong goal, you can say something like
삼 년 안에 (sam nyeon ane) (“in three years”)
일 년 안에 (il nyeon ane) (“in one year”)
원어민처럼 말할 거예요.(woneomincheoreom malhal geoyeyo.) (“will speak like a native”)
or give more specific thing something like
삼 년 안에 한국어로 강의를 할 거예요. (Sam nyeon ane hangugeoro ganguireul hal geoyeyo.)(“I will give a lecture in Korean in three years.”)
삼 년 안에 한국어로 영어를 가르칠 거예요. (Sam nyeon ane hangugeoro yeongeoreul gareuchil geoyeyo.)(“I will teach English in Korean in three years.”)
Then native speakers like me will be very impressed and very surprised to hear that and I might want to do everything that I want to do to help the other people to make meet this goal.
3. 감사하지만 전 사실 원어민이 아니에요. (Gamsahajiman jeon sasil woneomini anieyo.) "Thank you, but I'm not a native speaker actually."
That’s actually my goal to say that – I want to say something like, thank you but actually I am not a native speaker. Something like that.
감사하지만 전 사실 원어민이 아니에요. (Gamsahajiman jeon sasil woneomini anieyo.) "Thank you, but I'm actually not a native speaker."
4. 유창해지기까지 일 년밖에 걸리지 않았어요. (Yuchanghaejigikkaji il nyeonbakke geolliji anasseoyo.) "It took me only one year to become fluent."
If that’s true, then you can probably say that 유창하기까지 일 년밖에 걸리지 않았어요. 이 년밖에 걸리지 않았어요.(Yuchanghaejigikkaji il nyeonbakke geolliji anasseoyo. I nyeonbakke geolliji anasseoyo.) (“It took me only one year to become fluent. It only took two years.”)
Then people will be very surprised to hear that.
5. 자막 없이 한국 영화를 볼 수 있습니다. (Jamak eopsi hanguk yeonghwareul bol su itsseumnida.) "I can watch Korean movies without subtitles."
If you live in Korea, I think you already know that there are some movie theaters where you can see Korean movies with English subtitles but that movie theaters are not that good. It will be great if you can just see them without subtitles. Yet some Korean comedy movies will be good if you want to improve your Korean and also watch Korean drama without subtitles in the future.
6. 하루에 약 오십 개의 새로운 한국어 단어를 외울 수 있습니다. (Harue yak osip gaeui saeroun hangugeo daneoreul oeul su itsseumnida.) "I can memorize around fifty new Korean words a day."
So here we have 하루에(harue) “a day”; and 새로운 한국어 단어 (saeroun hangugeo daneo) meaning “new Korean words”. Well actually I think anyone can memorize 50 Korean words if they spend enough time to do that but it’s not easy to do that every day. So if someone says 새로운 단어를 하루에 오십 개 외울 수 있습니다.(Saeroun daneoreul harue osip gae oeul su itsseumnida.) that will be surprising because that means that someone is learning Korean seriously.
7. 하신 말씀 모두 다 완벽히 이해했습니다. (Hasin malsseum modu da wanbyeoki ihaehaetsseumnida.) "I completely understood everything you said."
So if you say 하신 말씀을 모두 완벽히 이해했습니다. (Hasin malsseumeul modu wanbyeoki ihaehaetsseumnida.) that means that “I didn’t miss anything”. Especially at work if you say that, it’s going to impress your boss because you know that means that I am listening, I can understand every single thing that you said.
8. 한국어 외에 다른 언어도 몇 개 할 수 있습니다. (Hangugeo oee dareun eoneodo myeot gae hal su itsseumnida.) "Apart from knowing Korean, I can speak a few other languages as well."
So if you have other languages that you can speak even though it’s not fluent, just like at the beginner level, you can say
한국어 외에 (Hangugeo oee) something, something 도 말할 수 있습니다 (do malhal su itsseumnida.)
한국어 외에 일본어도 중국어도 말할 수 있습니다. (Hangugeo oee ilboneodo junggugeodo malhal su itsseumnida)(“Apart from knowing Korean, I can speak Japanese and Chinese as well.”)
한국어 외에 프랑스어도 독일어도 말할 수 있습니다. (Hangugeo oee peurangseueodo dogireodo malhal su itsseumnida.)(“Apart from knowing Korean, I can speak French and German as well.”)
To say that you speak few other languages apart from English and Korean.
9. 한국어는 재미있고 배우기 쉬워요. (Hangugeoneun jaemiitgo baeugi swiwoyo.) "Korean is fun and easy to learn."
Here we have the adjective 재미있다(jaemiitda) “fun” and 쉬워요(swiwoyo) “easy”. So that means that you really enjoy learning Korean not only to make the other people amazed. I think with saying this, you can also find many native speakers who want to help you to improve your Korean because who not want to help someone who really like enjoying learning Korean.
10. 혼자 한국어를 공부하고 있습니다. (Honja hangugeoreul gongbuhago itsseumnida.) "I'm learning Korean all by myself."
So here we have the word 혼자(honja) meaning “alone” or by “oneself”; but actually there are many people learning Korean by themselves. So if you learn Korean all by yourself, later when you get a chance to visit Korea and talk with Korean people in Korean, just simply say 혼자 한국어를 공부했습니다. (Honja hangugeoreul gongbuhaetsseumnida.) “I have been learning Korean all by myself.”
Okay, that’s all ten phrases to amaze native speakers. Have you done any of this? Please leave us a comment in Korean. Make sure to subscribe and I will see you next time.
다음 시간에 뵙겠습니다 (Daeum sigane boepgetsseumnida) 안녕히 계세요 (annyeonghi gyeseyo).