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INTRODUCTION
Debbie: Hello, and welcome to KoreanPOD101.com, the fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Korean!
Tim: I'm Tim, and thanks again for being here with us for this Absolute Beginner S2 lesson.
Debbie: In this lesson, you will learn how to request something in Korean politely.
Tim: You can do this simply by using the phrase 주세요, which means "please give me..."
Debbie: You'll also learn how to say "excuse me" and "thank you" in a formal situation. Tim, do you know where this conversation takes place?
Tim: "On the plane," which is 기내에서.
Debbie: The conversation is between...
Tim: "Tim and a flight attendant" (팀과 승무원).
Debbie: Since this conversation is between two adults who don't know each other well, the speakers will use formal Korean.
Tim: 존댓말 입니다. It's called "formal Korean."
Debbie: Let's listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
팀: 저기요..
승무원: 네.
팀: 물 주세요...
승무원: 잠시만요... 여기 물 있습니다.
팀: 감사합니다. 커피도 주세요...
승무원: 예, 잠시만요... 커피 여기 있습니다.
팀: 고맙습니다.
English Host: Let’s hear the conversation one time slowly.
팀: 저기요..
승무원: 네.
팀: 물 주세요...
승무원: 잠시만요... 여기 물 있습니다.
팀: 감사합니다. 커피도 주세요...
승무원: 예, 잠시만요... 커피 여기 있습니다.
팀: 고맙습니다.
English Host: Now let’s hear it with the English translation.
팀: 저기요..
Debbie: Excuse me...
승무원: 네.
Debbie: Yes.
팀: 물 주세요...
Debbie: Please give me some water...
승무원: 잠시만요... 여기 물 있습니다.
Debbie: Just a moment... Here is your water.
팀: 감사합니다. 커피도 주세요...
Debbie: Thank you. Please give me some coffee...
승무원: 예, 잠시만요... 커피 여기 있습니다.
Debbie: Yes. Just a moment... Here is your coffee.
팀: 고맙습니다.
Debbie: Thank you.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Tim: He seems so thirsty.
Debbie: He really does. First, he asked for water. Then he asked for coffee. By the way, Tim...how important is it to be able to politely ask a favor from someone else in Korean?
Tim: Hmmm... "It's very important" (아주 중요해요).
Debbie: Why is that?
Tim: Because Koreans use two types of speech. 
Debbie: One is "formal speech,"
Tim: Which is called 존댓말.
Debbie: And we just heard it in the dialogue. And the other one is "informal speech,"
Tim: Which is called 반말. Since Korean people expect to be polite toward each other, it's always better to be polite by using formal language.
Debbie: So...it's a way of showing respect toward one another…?
Tim: Yes.
Debbie: Oh, I see... Now let's move on to vocabulary.
VOCAB LIST
Debbie: Let's take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson.
: The first word we shall see is:
Tim: 저기요 [natural native speed]
Debbie: Excuse me.
Tim: 저기요 [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Tim: 저기요 [natural native speed]
: Next:
Tim: 네 [natural native speed]
Debbie: yes
Tim: 네 [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Tim: 네 [natural native speed]
: Next:
Tim: 물 [natural native speed]
Debbie: water
Tim: 물 [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Tim: 물 [natural native speed]
: Next:
Tim: 커피 [natural native speed]
Debbie: coffee
Tim: 커피 [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Tim: 커피 [natural native speed]
: Next:
Tim: 주세요 [natural native speed]
Debbie: Please give me.
Tim: 주세요 [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Tim: 주세요 [natural native speed]
: Next:
Tim: 감사합니다 [natural native speed]
Debbie: Thank you (formal)
Tim: 감사합니다 [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Tim: 감사합니다 [natural native speed]
: Next:
Tim: 고맙습니다 [natural native speed]
Debbie: Thank you (standard).
Tim: 고맙습니다 [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Tim: 고맙습니다 [natural native speed]
VOCAB AND PHRASE USAGE
Debbie: Let's have a closer look at the usuage for some of the words and phrases from this lesson.
Debbie: The first word is...
Tim: 저기요
Debbie: This means "Excuse me..." It's a very simple and useful expression to politely call for someone.
Tim: 저.기.요...
Debbie: If you want to call for someone politely, the first word would be...
Tim: 저기요, 데비씨...
Debbie: Can you say that a bit more naturally, Tim?
Tim: 저기요..,저기요...데비씨...
Debbie: Next, we have...
Tim: 네
Debbie: This means "yes." It's a very simple and polite response to "excuse me." Tim, I often hear Korean people saying 예 or 네. Is there a difference between them?
Tim: No, not really...you may use both, 네 or 예.
Debbie: I see. So...we can use them like this…저기요... 팀씨… ("Excuse me, Tim…").
Tim: Then... I would respond 예, 데비씨 ("Yes, Debbie") or 네, 데비씨 ("Yes, Debbie").
Debbie: Okay. The last phrase we're looking at is...?
Tim: 감사합니다/고맙습니다
Debbie: This means "thank you" or "I appreciate it." Tim, is there a difference between those two phrases?
Tim: No, not really... 감사합니다 comes from 감사하다 ("thank you") and 고맙습니다 comes from 고맙다 ("thank you") as well.
Debbie: Those two phrases are formal, aren't they?
Tim: Yes.
Debbie: How about the informal form?
Tim: 감사합니다 becomes 감사해 and 고맙습니다 becomes 고마워, but for now, using 감사합니다/고맙습니다 is enough.
Debbie: Okay. Thanks, Tim. Now let's move on to the grammar.

Lesson focus

Debbie: The focus of this lesson is on how to politely request something from someone by using the structure noun + 주세요, which means "Please give me [the noun]."
Debbie: Let's start with the word "water."
Tim: 물 주세요. ("Please give me some water.")
Debbie: How about with the word "coffee?"
Tim: 커피 주세요. ("Please give me some coffee.")
Debbie: It's very easy! Tim, why don't we practice some more?
Tim: Sure.
Debbie: Let's say you're hungry and you want a meal.
Tim: "A meal" is 밥 in Korean.
Debbie: Is 밥 "a meal?"
Tim: Yes, 밥 is "rice" and it also generally means "a meal."
Debbie: Oh, I see. So "Please give me a meal" in Korean is...?
Tim: 밥 주세요. ("Please give me a meal.") 밥. 주. 세. 요. 밥 주세요.
Debbie: Why don't we give our listeners a chance to practice? Listeners, please repeat after Tim. "Please give me a meal."
Tim: 밥 주세요.
[pause]
Debbie: Excellent work, you guys! Let's say I need a book to read and you have the book I want.
Tim: "A book" is 책 in Korean.
Debbie: Can you please say that again?
Tim: 책 is "a book."
Debbie: So "Please give me a book" in Korean is...?
Tim: 책 주세요. ("Please give me a book.") 책.주.세.요. 책 주세요.
Debbie: Okay. Listeners, are you ready? Please repeat after Tim. "Please give me a book."
Tim: 책 주세요.
[pause]
Debbie: Great! Don't you think KoreanClass101.com listeners are so smart?
Tim: Of course! They're a lot smarter than I am!
Debbie: Okay. This is a lot of fun! How about...when you need some love from your boyfriend or girlfriend?
Tim: "Love" is 사랑 in Korean.
Debbie: Can you please repeat that?
Tim: 사랑 means "love."
Debbie: So "Please give me some love" in Korean is...?
Tim: 사랑 주세요. ("Please give me some love.") 사.랑.주.세.요. 사랑 주세요.
Debbie: Okay, listeners. If you want to find a boyfriend or girlfriend in Korea, then please repeat after Tim. "Please give me some love."
Tim: 사랑 주세요.
[pause]
Debbie: I am sure they've got my love.
Tim: My love, too.
Debbie: Okay. Last one! This one is very practical for KoreanClass101.com listeners who plan to visit Korea... I bought something in Korea and the clerk didn't give me change.
Tim: "Change" is 잔돈 in Korean.
Debbie: One more time please...
Tim: 잔돈 "change"
Debbie: So "Please give me my change" in Korean is...?
Tim: 잔돈 주세요. ("Please give me my change.") 잔.돈.주.세.요. 잔돈 주세요.
Debbie: Okay, listeners. Tim did not give you your change on purpose, so please repeat after Tim. "Please give me my change."
Tim: 잔돈 주세요.
[pause]
Debbie: Learning Korean is so much fun, Tim! And it's pretty easy!
Tim: Isn't it?
Debbie: 저기요 팀. "Hey, Tim"...let's review today's lesson.
Tim: 네, 데비씨. "Okay, Debbie."
Debbie: It's time for you to think of what to say in a given situation. Pretend you are at Tim's house, and you are really thirsty. How would you ask Tim to bring you some "water?"
Tim: Remember, "water" is 물 in Korean.
Debbie: "Please give me some water" in Korean is...
[pause]
Debbie: Tim, the answer is...?
Tim: 물 주세요. ("Please give me some water.")
Debbie: How would you ask Tim to bring you some "coffee?"
Tim: Remember, "coffee" is 커피 in Korean.
Debbie: "Please give me some coffee" in Korean is...
[pause]
Debbie: Tim, the answer is...?
Tim: 커피 주세요. ("Please give me some coffee.")
Debbie: Okay. That's all for this lesson. There's a more detailed explanation in the lesson notes, so stop by KoreanClass101.com; and pick up the lesson notes. It has the conversation transcript, vocabulary, sample sentences, a grammar explanation and,
Tim: A cultural insight.
데비씨, 오늘 수업 고맙습니다. "Debbie, thanks for the lesson."
Debbie: 네, 팀씨도 감사합니다. "Yes, Tim. Thank you too!"
Tim: 그럼 다음 시간에 또 만나요. "I'll see you again next time."
Debbie: See you next time!

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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The New Series Absolute Beginner Season 2.

Meet the new hosts, Tim and Debbie, and learn Korean with them.

Learn how to politely ask a favor in Korean. 

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Hello Amelia


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Amelia
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Where is Keith and Seol?😭😭😭

We miss you.

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Lesson was superb. Thanks so much KC1O1.COM. 👍👍👌👌

One more thing I really miss Keith and Soel and Hyunwoo too😢😢.

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Nooooooooo! Where is Keith and Seol?????😭😭😭

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Could you please put the romanization of the conversation on the lesson transcript?

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Awww I reaaaaally miss Keith and Seol 😭😭

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