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Tim: 안녕하세요 여러분, Tim here and…
Debbie: 안녕하세요 여러분, Debbie here! Thanks again for being here with us for All About lesson 15 - our last All About lesson! Tim, what are we going to talk about today?
Tim: Hmm… before talking about today’s topic, I have some questions for you.
Debbie: Sure,
Tim: Do you have favorite Korean foods?
Debbie: Of course…
Tim: Okay, do you have favorite Korean movies?
Debbie: Yes…
Tim: Okay, do you have a favorite type of Korean music?
Debbie: Yes, I do.
Tim: Okay, last question. Do you have any favorite Korean phrases?
Debbie: Like…?
Tim: Like… I often say “화이팅” to people when they need some encouragement.
Debbie: Ah-ha... favorite phrases. Could that be today’s topic…?
Tim: Yes, today’s topic is “All About” our top 5 favorite phrases from each of us.
Debbie: “Top 5 favorite phrases!” “Interesting!” I would really like to know what yours are.
Tim: Me too!
Debbie: Okay. Then let’s begin – top 5 favorite phrases from Tim and Debbie.
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Debbie: Today we are going to talk about our top 5 “Favorite Phrases”. Tim, why don’t you go first? What’s your #5 on your list?
Tim: 하하~~ Okay, at #5 on my list is 화이팅.
Debbie: Meaning “good luck” or “keep it up”…and is used to cheer someone on…
Tim: Yes, I often say 화이팅 in order to cheer people on. I sometimes say “화이팅” to myself for motivation.
Debbie: 하하! Really? Like…?
Tim: Like this…팀, 화이팅~~! - “Tim, keep it up!”
Debbie: Ah! Well that's good for self-motivation!
Tim: Okay, what’s #5 on your favorite Korean phrase list, Debbie?
Debbie: My #5 favorite Korean phrase is 고맙습니다.
Tim: Meaning, “thank you” or “I appreciate it”…
Debbie: Yes, I often say 고맙습니다 “thank you”.
Tim: Yes, Debbie is so nice and kind. I mean it!
Debbie: Oh…well thank you Tim! - 고맙습니다 팀!
Tim: See? You often say 고맙습니다 “thank you!”We also have to say 고맙습니다 “thank you” to our listeners, right Debbie?
Debbie: Yes…
Tim and Debbie: 고맙습니다 여러분!
Debbie: “Thank you everybody!”
Debbie: Okay. What’s #4 on your list, Tim?
Tim: Number 4 is 방가, 방가.
Debbie: 하하! I like it, too. Meaning, “hello hello” in a very casual and friendly manner.
Tim: Yes, 방가 방가 came from 반갑습니다 “nice to meet you”. However, I like 방가 방가 better.
Debbie: Tim, why don’t you greet our listeners by saying 방가 방가?
Tim: That’s a great idea! Here I go, 방가 방가 여러분, 팀 입니다! “Hello. Hello, everyone, this is Tim!”
Debbie: That sounds so friendly!
Tim: Really? 고맙습니다. Okay, what’s yours?
Debbie: Hmm…. Number four on the list is… 좋아 좋아.
Tim: Meaning, “It’s good” or “I like it”.
Debbie: Yes, I often say 좋아 좋아 “It’s good. I like it.”, whenever I agree with someone or something.
Tim: Hmm…. “Agreeing with someone…?” Debbie, let’s have lunch together after this recording?
Debbie: 좋아 좋아! “That’s a good idea”.
Tim: Lunch is on me!
Debbie: 너무 좋아 좋아 “Sounds really good!”
Tim: But.. don’t we have to say something before we eat?
Debbie: “Say something?”(눈치를 채며 reading Tim’s mind) Ah-ha!
Tim: Yes, that’s third on my list – 잘 먹겠습니다.
Debbie: I knew it! Meaning, “Thanks for the meal”.
Tim: Yes, Many Korean people often say this phrase before eating.
Debbie: By the way Tim…?
Tim: Yes?
Debbie: Who are they thanking?
Tim: Good question! Basically, their parents, the farmers, ancestors, and even to God.
Debbie: I see… so it’s like “a general thanks” to everyone before eating.
Tim: Debbie, see what I have for you here?
Debbie: Wow! Korean snacks! Are they for me?
Tim: Yes. They are for you.
Debbie: Okay. 잘 먹겠습니다!“Thanks for the snacks!”
Tim: Okay, let’s talk about the number three phrase on your list.
Debbie: Okay, number three is 잘 지냈어?
Tim: Ah! 잘 지냈어? Meaning, “How have you been?”
Debbie: Yes! This phrase is very useful and practical for many listeners.
Tim: I agree. So, let’s say that I haven’t seen you in awhile. And I just met you here…Then, I would say, 어, 데비 잘 지냈어? – “Oh Debbie, how have you been?”
Debbie: Then, I would respond, 어, 잘 지냈어 – “Yes, I have been well.” 너는 잘 지냈어? – “How about you, how have you been?”
Tim: 어, 나도 잘 지냈어 – “Yes, I have been well, too”. This expression is very useful and practical! 고맙습니다. 데비! - “Thank you, Debbie!”
(continuing from the sentence, 고맙습니다, 데비 “Thank you, Debbie.”)
Debbie: Oh, "you’re very welcome, Tim!"
Tim: Oh- you just said my second favorite Korean phrase – 천만에 or 천만에요.
Debbie: Meaning, “You’re very welcome!” So, 천만에 is informal and 천만에요 is formal, right Tim?
Tim: Yes, so…between friends, like you and me, we would say, 고마워 데비 - “Thank you, Debbie.”
Debbie: 천만에 팀 - “You’re very welcome, Tim.”
Tim: But, between strangers or someone older than you, it goes like… (목소리 변화 voice being changed) 고맙습니다 데비씨 – “Thank you, Debbie.”
Debbie: 천만에요 팀씨 (voice being changed as well) – “You’re very welcome, Tim.”
Tim: Debbie, what’s your second favorite phrase?
Debbie: My #2 favorite phrase is 걱정마세요.
Tim: Meaning, “Don’t worry”. Examples, Debbie?
Debbie: Okay. Tim, pretend that you are worried about learning a new language.
Tim: Okay, “휴…Learning a new language is so hard! "So difficult!”
Debbie: 걱정마세요 팀씨 – “Don’t worry, Tim.” "Practice makes perfect!"
Tim: “Practice makes perfect!?” I’ve heard that phrase!
Debbie: Yes, 걱정마세요 - “Don’t worry”. As long as you don't quit, you will learn it sooner or later!
Tim: 고맙습니다, 데비씨! – “Thank you, Debbie!”I feel better now! Okay, now let’s take a look at Tim and Debbie’s #1 favorite phrase.
Debbie: Tim’s #1 favorite phrase is…?
Tim: 두두두… 당연하지.
Debbie: 하하! Meaning, “Of course!” Can you say it again?
Tim: 당. 연. 하. 지 – 당연하지 - “Of course!” Examples, Debbie?
Debbie: Tim, our listeners are so smart!
Tim: 당연하지 – “Of course, they are!”
Debbie: Tim, Learning Korean is so much fun!
Tim: 당연하지 – “Of course, it is!” Okay, this time, I’ll say something, and Debbie, you respond to me by saying, 당연하지 - “Of course.”
Debbie: Okay.
Tim: 팀은 너무 재밌어 – “Tim is so funny!”
Debbie: 당..연…하…지 – “Of course, Tim is.”
Tim: 팀은 너무 멋있어 – “Tim is so cool!”
Debbie: 당….연…. “No, I can’t say it!”
Tim: 하하! Okay, what’s your number one favorite phrase?
Debbie: My top #1 favorite Korean phrase is…
Tim: 두두두…
Debbie: 맞아요.
Tim: Meaning, “That’s right!” Learning Korean is NOT THAT difficult right, Debbie?
Debbie: 맞아요 – “That’s right!" It's a lot of fun! Okay, that’s all for today’s lesson. Let’s quickly recap today’s lesson.
Debbie: Today’s lesson is “All About” top 5 favorite phrases from Tim and me. Our top #5 are…
Tim: 화이팅 “good luck”and 고맙습니다 “thank you” And our top #4 are…
Debbie: 방가 방가 “hello hello” and 좋아 좋아 "I like it” And our top #3 are…
Tim: 잘 먹겠습니다 “thank you for the meal” and 잘 지냈어? “how have you been?” And our top #2 are…
Debbie: 천만에요 “you’re welcome” and 걱정마세요 “don’t worry” And our top #1 favorite phrases…
Tim: 당연하지 “of course” and 맞아요 “that’s right”. That' all! “Thank you, Debbie” 고맙습니다 데비씨.
Debbie: “You’re very welcome, Tim.” 천만에요 팀씨.
Debbie: Thanks for listening, everyone! That’s gonna do it for this All About series. See you again!
Tim: 들어주셔서 감사합니다. See you again!


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Monday at 06:30 PM
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안영하세요 팀 & Debbie, 내 대답: 1. 맞아요 (저도 좋아해요!) 2. 당연하지 3. 맛있어! (저는 한국 음식 좋아해요. :razz:) 고맙습니다, Cynthia

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Wednesday at 04:40 PM
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Hi Ian,

화이팅 is similar to the phrase 'Cheers!' or 'You can do it!'. And yes, you can use this phrase after addressing someone, but as 'ssi' is honorific, you may want to add 'imnida' afterward. For example:

전소미씨, 화이팅입니다!



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Wednesday at 01:02 AM
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Is '화이팅' a slang phrase? Also, can you say a person's name with 씨 and one of these phrases afterwards? :smile:

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Tuesday at 09:17 PM
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Hi Denisse,

Thank you for the positive feedback, we are sure Tim would appreciate it!



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Tuesday at 04:50 AM
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Tim! :wink:

You are bae :sunglasses:

Totally my bias :heart:

I love the way you answer our questions

and the way you are as a Korean teacher :heart:

You are the best!

(Please, let Tim know my humble opinion) :smile: :heart:

Wednesday at 10:03 AM
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Hey Nisha,

That is actually a good point! If translated into English, both basically mean to thank someone for it.

However, there is mere difference and gamsa stands slightly bit more formal than gomaum.

For example, it is probably better to use gamsahamnida for teachers when you graduate while gomapsseumnida when your other friends or someone helped you out on trivial things.

In standard especially in colloquial sense, gomawoe is most popular between friends, or gomawoeyo which is slight more polite!:)

Thank you


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Friday at 10:25 PM
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I have a small doubt, and I would be very grateful if someone clarified it. There are two ways of saying 'Thank You' :

--> Gamsahamnida(formal) and

--> Gomapseumnida (standard).

Here I wanted to know if the standard form of saying thank you could be used for informal situations? For ex: can I use gomapseumnida with friends and family?



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Friday at 09:06 AM
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Hi Tim,

We don't have them on the vocabulary list, but you can see the phrases in the Grammar Point for this lesson. :wink:

If you have any questions about these phrases, please let us know!


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Tuesday at 05:55 AM
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Why aren't any of the words from the audio lesson in the vocabulary words for lessons 14 and 15 in the All about section. I really want to see these words to add to my flashcards or word bank. They are not listed in the PDF either.

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Wednesday at 09:27 PM
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안녕하세요 민해씨,

대단한대요?! 제 미국 친구들은 대부분 매운 음식을 잘 못 먹어요..! :'(


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Friday at 07:38 AM
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안녕하세요 Madison씨,

저는 매운 음식 재일 좋아해요!