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INTRODUCTION
Tim: Hi, my name is Tim, and I am joined here by Debbie.
Debbie: Hello, everyone and welcome back to KoreanPOD101.
Tim: What are we learning today?
Debbie: In this lesson, you will learn how to greet someone and introduce yourself politely.
Tim: Simply by using the phrase 저는 (name or nationality) + 입니다 ("imnida")
Debbie: You'll also learn how to say "hello," "nice to meet you," and "by the way" in Korean. Tim, do you know where this conversation takes place?
Tim: "At the airport," which is 공항에서.
Debbie: The conversation is between...
Tim: "Tim and Julia (Korean agent)"( 팀과 쥴리아).
Debbie: Since this conversation is between two adults who don't know each other well, the speakers will use formal Korean.
Tim: 존댓말입니다. ("Formal Korean.")
Debbie: Let's listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
팀: 안녕하세요. 저는 팀 입니다.
줄리아: 안녕하세요. 저는 쥴리아입니다. 만나서 반갑습니다.
팀: 저도 만나서 반갑습니다. 저는 미국사람입니다.
줄리아: 저는 한국사람입니다. 근데, 비행기는 편했나요?
팀: 예, 편했어요.
English Host: Let’s hear the conversation one time slowly.
팀: 안녕하세요. 저는 팀 입니다.
줄리아: 안녕하세요. 저는 쥴리아입니다. 만나서 반갑습니다.
팀: 저도 만나서 반갑습니다. 저는 미국사람입니다.
줄리아: 저는 한국사람입니다. 근데, 비행기는 편했나요?
팀: 예, 편했어요.
English Host: Now let’s hear it with the English translation.
팀: 안녕하세요. 저는 팀 입니다.
Debbie: Hello. I am Tim.
줄리아: 안녕하세요. 저는 쥴리아입니다. 만나서 반갑습니다.
Debbie: Hello. I am Julia. Nice to meet you.
팀: 저도 만나서 반갑습니다. 저는 미국사람입니다.
Debbie: Nice to meet you, too. I am American.
줄리아: 저는 한국사람입니다. 근데, 비행기는 편했나요?
Debbie: I am Korean. By the way, did you have a comfortable plane ride?
팀: 예, 편했어요.
Debbie: Yes. (It was) comfortable.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Debbie: I really liked that conversation.
Tim: Did you?
Debbie: So is that a typical conversation you'd have when you meet someone for the first time in Korea?
Tim: Yeah... Actually, you could ask one more question.
Debbie: And what would that be?
Tim: "Age," which is 나이.
Debbie: What? Age!
Tim: Yes.
Debbie: So...do Koreans really ask about someone's age when they meet for the first time? Like, "How old are you?"
Tim: Yes. They would ask 몇 살이세요? ("How old are you?") I know it doesn't make sense to you, but it does to me and other Koreans.
Debbie: Wow! I did not know that! So Tim, Hi. I'm Debbie. How old are you?
Tim: No, no, no... You can't ask it like that, Debbie! That isn't polite enough.
Debbie: Really? Then tell me how.
Tim: Okay. First, I'd say 안녕하세요, 저는 팀 입니다. ("Hello, I am Tim.") 만나서 반갑습니다. ("Nice to meet you.") Now, you try it.
Debbie: 안녕하세요, 저는 데비 입니다. ("Hello, I am Debbie.") 저도 만나서 반갑습니다. ("Nice to meet you too.")
Tim: And then, you'd say 근데 팀씨, 팀씨는 몇 살이세요? ("By the way Tim, how old are you?")
Debbie: Oh, I see! But it still seems like a strange question to ask someone you've just met. I wouldn't ask someone their age even if I were Korean.
Tim: I know... Okay. Let's move on to the vocabulary.
VOCAB LIST
Debbie: Let's take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson.
: The first word we shall see is:
Tim: 안녕하세요 [natural native speed]
Debbie: Hello.
Tim: 안녕하세요 [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Tim: 안녕하세요 [natural native speed]
: Next:
Tim: 저 [natural native speed]
Debbie: I (humble)
Tim: 저 [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Tim: 저 [natural native speed]
: Next:
Tim: 입니다 [natural native speed]
Debbie: is, am, are
Tim: 입니다 [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Tim: 입니다 [natural native speed]
: Next:
Tim: 만나서 반갑습니다 [natural native speed]
Debbie: nice to meet you
Tim: 만나서 반갑습니다 [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Tim: 만나서 반갑습니다 [natural native speed]
: Next:
Tim: 미국사람 [natural native speed]
Debbie: American
Tim: 미국사람 [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Tim: 미국사람 [natural native speed]
: Next:
Tim: 한국사람 [natural native speed]
Debbie: Korean (people)
Tim: 한국사람 [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Tim: 한국사람 [natural native speed]
: Next:
Tim: 비행기 [natural native speed]
Debbie: airplane
Tim: 비행기 [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Tim: 비행기 [natural native speed]
: Next:
Tim: 편하다 [natural native speed]
Debbie: to be convenient, to be comfortable
Tim: 편하다 [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Tim: 편하다 [natural native speed]
: Next:
Tim: 예 [natural native speed]
Debbie: yes
Tim: 예 [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Tim: 예 [natural native speed]
: Next:
Tim: 근데 [natural native speed]
Debbie: but, however (colloquial version of 그런데)
Tim: 근데 [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Tim: 근데 [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: Let's have a closer look at the usuage for some of the words and phrases from this lesson.
The first word is...
Tim: 안녕하세요.
Debbie: This means "hello," and it's a very formal way to greet someone.
Tim: 안.녕.하.세.요. 안녕하세요.
Debbie: If 안녕하세요 is a formal way, what would be an informal way?
Tim: 안녕!
Debbie: Is that it? Just 안녕?
Tim: Yes. So it normally goes like this…안녕 데비. ("Hello, Debbie.") And you go...
Debbie: 안녕 팀. ("Hello, Tim.") Is that all?
Tim: Yes! That's all you'd need to say.
Debbie: Okay. I have a quick question.
Tim, I often hear Korean kids say something else too.
Tim: Like...방가, 방가?
Debbie: Yes, that was it! Can you say that again?
Tim: 방가, 방가. 방가, 방가 데비 ("Hello, hello, Debbie.") 그리고 방가 방가 KoreanClass101.com 여러분. ("Hello, hello, KoreanClass101.com listeners.")
Debbie: That sounds much more fun and interesting. Can we hear all three of those again? Okay, listeners, please repeat after Tim.
Tim: 안녕하세요, 안녕, 방가 방가.
[pause]
Debbie: Next, we have "nice to meet you" said in a formal way.
Tim: 만나서 반갑습니다. 만.나.서. 반.갑.습.니.다. 만나서 반갑습니다.
Debbie: 반갑습니다 sounds very similar to 방가, 방가 ("hello, hello"), which you just mentioned.
Tim: Yes, actually 방가 comes from the phrase 반갑습니다.
Debbie: So an informal way to say "nice to meet you" in Korean would be...
Tim: 만나서 방가, 방가! Debbie, why don't you say "nice to meet you" to all the KoreanClass101.com listeners?
Debbie: Okay. I will try. Here goes…"KoreanClass101.com 여러분, 만나서 방가, 방가!"
Tim: Very well done! "By the way," Debbie?
Debbie: What is it, Tim?
Tim: That is the last phrase...
Debbie: What!? Ah, "by the way."
Tim: Yes, "By the way" is 근데 in Korean.
Debbie: Can you repeat that one more time?
Tim: 근데. 근.데. 근데
Debbie: 근데, 팀...
Tim: What is it, Debbie?
Debbie: How old are you?
Tim: Good try, Debbie! You got me!
Debbie: Okay, let's move on to the grammar.

Lesson focus

Debbie: The focus of this lesson is on how to politely introduce yourself using the phrase 저는 (name or nationality) + 입니다 ("imnida"). So, Tim, is 입니다 a "be" verb?
Tim: Yes, actually, its original form is 이다, meaning "to be." However, the polite form becomes 입니다 ("imnida"); Korean people often say 입니다 ("imnida") when introducing their names.
So it goes like this…저는, which in English is "I," and your name plus 입니다. For example, with my name, it's 저는 팀 입니다. ("I am Tim.") 저.는. 팀. 입.니.다. 저는 팀 입니다.
Debbie: How about with my name, Debbie, Tim?
Tim: 저는 데비 입니다. ("I am Debbie.") 저.는. 데.비. 입.니.다. 저는 데비 입니다.
Debbie: How about a Japanese name like...Yoko?
Tim: 저는 요코 입니다. ("I am Yoko.") 저.는. 요.코. 입.니.다. 저는 요코 입니다.
Debbie: How about a Chinese name like...Linn?
Tim: 저는 린 입니다. ("I am Linn.") 저.는. 린. 입.니.다. 저는 린 입니다.
Debbie: Okay. I got it. Are you guys ready to try it with your name? Please repeat after Tim, but don't say his name. Use your name instead. Tim?
Tim: 저는 팀 입니다.
[pause]
Tim: I couldn't hear your names, guys. This time, try saying it louder...
저는 팀 입니다.
[pause]
Debbie: Great! I heard so many names from all over the world. So, Tim, what else?
Tim: 입니다 can be used when speaking about your nationality just like in English. "I am American."
Debbie: So...it also goes like this…저는 ("I") + nationality + 입니다. Tim, you are Korean. "Korean" in Korean is...?
Tim: 한국사람. 한.국.사.람. 한국사람.
Debbie: "I am Korean" in Korean is...?
Tim: 저는 한국사람 입니다 ("I am Korean.") 저.는. 한.국.사.람. 입.니.다. 저는 한국사람 입니다. How about you, Debbie?
Debbie: "I am Korean too." (저도 한국사람 입니다.) Now let's practice with the listeners. Tim, you have to help me out here.
Tim: Okay.
Debbie: For the American listeners...
Tim: 미.국.사.람. 미국사람.
Debbie: Can you say "I am American" in Korean?
Tim: 저.는. 미.국.사.람. 입.니.다. 저는 미국사람 입니다.
Debbie: Okay, American listeners, please repeat after Tim.
Tim: 저는 미국사람 입니다.
[pause]
Debbie: Great! How about for our Japanese listeners...
Tim: 일.본.사.람. 일본사람
Debbie: Can you say "I am Japanese" in Korean?
Tim: 저.는. 일.본.사.람. 입.니.다. 저는 일본사람 입니다.
Debbie: Okay. Japanese listeners, it's your turn. Please repeat after Tim.
Tim: 저는 일본사람 입니다.
[pause]
Debbie: Wonderful! How about for our Chinese listeners...
Tim: 중.국.사.람 중국사람
Debbie: Can you say "I am Chinese" in Korean?
Tim: 저.는. 중.국.사.람. 입.니.다. 저는 중국사람 입니다.
Debbie: Okay. Chinese listeners, it's your turn. Please repeat after Tim.
Tim: 저는 중국사람 입니다.
Debbie: Excellent! We'd love to practice with all of the different nationalities, but unfortunately, we are out of time. If you'd like to know how to write or say your nationality in Korean, please ask us in the comment section.
Tim: Okay. let's quickly review the lesson! Listeners, I want you to think of what you would say if you met me in Korea for the first time.
Debbie: Tim is going to introduce himself first. Please introduce yourself after he does, using 안녕하세요 ("hello") plus 저는 ("I"), plus your name, plus 입니다.
Tim: Okay, listeners, here it goes. 안녕하세요 저는 팀 입니다.
[pause]
Debbie: Next, do you remember how to say "Nice to meet you" in Korean? Tim is going to say it to you. Please simply say it back!
Tim: Okay, listeners, here it is. 만나서 반갑습니다.
[pause]
Debbie: Great! Now, Tim is going to tell you his nationality. Please tell him yours by using 저는 plus your nationality plus 입니다.
Tim: And finally, 저는 한국사람 입니다.
[pause]
Debbie: WOW! Excellent, you guys! Okay. That's all for this lesson.
Don't forget that you can leave us a comment or some feedback on this lesson.
Tim: It's very easy to do. Just stop by KoreanClass101.com, and click on comments,
Debbie: Enter your comment and name,
Tim: And that's it!
Debbie: No excuses! We're very looking forward to hearing from you!
Okay, everyone. See you next time.
Tim: 여러분 안녕!

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Come and learn how to say your name in Korean. 

Rosa
Wednesday at 5:19 am
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안녕 하세요!

I would like to know how to say: "I am Danish"

Is it "저는 덴마크어사람 임니다"?


I also think that my name written in 한굴 is 로사. Is that correct?

Donna Long
Tuesday at 1:39 am
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제 이름은 Donna Long 입니다

KoreanClass101.com
Tuesday at 3:05 am
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Hi Darcy!


Thank you so much for your comment.

Your name in Hangul would be [다르시(da-reu-shi)].

And U.K in Korean is 영국.

Hope this helps you.

Please let us know if you have any other question. Thanks!


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Jiye

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Darcy
Wednesday at 3:19 am
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Hello, just wondering what my name, Darcy, and how you would say U.K or United Kingdom in Korean


Thank you!

KoreanClass101.com
Wednesday at 11:11 am
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Hello 린,


Thanks for posting(we share the same name!)

Good job! Just remember, once you've used 저는, you can omit it in the following sentences in colloquial Korean. 😄


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Lyn

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Tuesday at 10:39 am
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안녕하세요.

만나서 반갑습니다 저는 린입니다.저는 필리핀사람 입니다. 감사합니다

KoreanClass101.com
Friday at 1:59 am
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Hi Rahaf!


Thank you for your posting!

Your Hangul name would be [랄라프(ral-la-peu)].

Regarding 'F' sound, please see this lesson: 'F and V in Korean'.

(https://www.koreanclass101.com/lesson/absolute-beginner-questions-answered-by-jae-11-how-do-i-say-f-and-v-in-korean/)


And Palestine in Korean is [팔레스타인(pal-le-seu-ta-in)].

Hope this helps you.

Thanks!


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Jiye

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KoreanClass101.com
Tuesday at 12:53 am
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Hi Adna,


Thanks for posting, sorry it took so long to get back to you! To answer some of your questions:


이것 is correct. You can use 이거 when you talk, but 이것 is the correct phase. You can use 이것 in colloquial Korean, it sometimes sounds like 이거.


As for 방가, 방가, this was 'slang' and is technically grammatically incorrect. Having said that 안녕 is grammatically correct and can be used universally.


Cheers,

Lyn

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Rahaf
Monday at 2:23 am
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Hi,

My name is Rahaf, and I would like to know how it is written in Korean. And I am also from Palestine, and I would like to know how to say that in Korean.


Thank you so much

Adna
Thursday at 10:55 pm
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Hi, was just wondering if I can get the answers to my questions. 😞