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INTRODUCTION
Gina:Hi everyone, I’m Gina.
Eunhee:And I’m Eunhee!
Gina:And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Korean Vocabulary, Lesson 1! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Daily Life. These are five Korean National Holidays. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at KoreanClass101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Gina:Eunhee, what’s our first word?
Eunhee:설날
Gina:New Year's Day
Eunhee: (slow) 설날 (regular) 설날
Gina:Listeners, please repeat:
Eunhee:설날
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:On New year's day, most Korean people gather at their eldest son's house and cook food together. Children bow to adults and get money as a gift for the New year.
Gina:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Eunhee:(normal) 설날 아침에 한국 사람들은 떡국을 먹습니다.
Gina:On the morning of New year's day, Korean people eat soup with thinly sliced rice cakes.
Eunhee:(slow) 설날 아침에 한국 사람들은 떡국을 먹습니다.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word?
Eunhee:추석
Gina:Thanksgiving Day
Eunhee: (slow) 추석 (regular) 추석
Gina:Listeners, please repeat:
Eunhee:추석
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:On August 15 to celebrate Thanksgiving day, people gather with their family members, make food together, and visit their ancestors' cemeteries to say thank you for their care for the year. -
Gina:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Eunhee:(normal) 추석에는 사람들이 보름달을 보며 소원을 빕니다.
Gina:On Thanksgiving day, people make wishes while watching the full moon.
Eunhee:(slow) 추석에는 사람들이 보름달을 보며 소원을 빕니다.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word?
Eunhee:성탄절, 크리스마스
Gina:Christmas
Eunhee: (slow) 성탄절, 크리스마스 (regular) 성탄절, 크리스마스
Gina:Listeners, please repeat:
Eunhee:성탄절, 크리스마스
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:On Christmas day in Korea, some people donate a part of their yearly income to non-profit organizations for helping poor people or elderly living alone. -
Gina:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Eunhee:(normal) 크리스마스에는 연인과 가족들을 위한 행사들이 많이 열립니다.
Gina:On Christmas Day, there are many events for couples and families.
Eunhee:(slow) 크리스마스에는 연인과 가족들을 위한 행사들이 많이 열립니다.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word?
Eunhee:어린이 날
Gina:Children's Day
Eunhee: (slow) 어린이 날 (regular) 어린이 날
Gina:Listeners, please repeat-
Eunhee:어린이 날
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:Children's Day is on May 5th. In the early 1900s, social activist and novelist Bang Jeonghwan suggested celebrating Children's day and respecting their rights. -
Gina:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Eunhee:(normal) 어린이날에는 가족들이 롯데월드나 에버랜드 같은 놀이공원을 방문합니다.
Gina:On Children's Day, families visit amusement parks like Lotte world or Everland, for example.
Eunhee:(slow) 어린이날에는 가족들이 롯데월드나 에버랜드 같은 놀이공원을 방문합니다.
Gina:Okay, what’s the last word?
Eunhee:광복절
Gina:Independence Day
Eunhee: (slow) 광복절 (regular) 광복절
Gina:Listeners, please repeat:
Eunhee:광복절
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:Korean Independence Day is August 15th, and many people hang a flag to commemorate the independence of the Korean government from Japanese rule. -
Gina:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Eunhee:(normal) 광복절날 오전 10시에 사람들은 묵념을 합니다.
Gina:At 10 A.M. on Independence Day, people observe a moment of silence.
Eunhee:(slow) 광복절날 오전 10시에 사람들은 묵념을 합니다.
QUIZ
Gina:Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Eunhee will give you the Korean – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Eunhee:설날
[pause]Gina:New Year's Day
Eunhee:추석
[pause]Gina:Thanksgiving Day
Eunhee:성탄절, 크리스마스
[pause]Gina:Christmas
Eunhee:어린이날
[pause]Gina:Children's Day
Eunhee:광복절
[pause]Gina:Independence Day

Outro

Gina:There you have it – five National Holidays in Korea! We have more vocab lists available at KoreanClass101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Eunhee:안녕히 계세요.

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How do you celebrate New Year’s in your country?

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Hi Yor,


Thanks for your nice comment! :thumbsup:


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Hello JM!


Thank you for your sweet comment!

I hope you will continue learning Korean with us! :innocent:


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Indeed. Very astute.


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Hi Roy,


You are right. Not everyone is into K-pop.

And there are many Korean singers who perform non-Kpop music.


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Hello! Its nice to be here and learn Korean language.

I love it :-)

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I'm not sure about the absolute figures/numbers, but if I extrapolate from various quick polls I've come by and then compare the absolute populations of the countries from which site visitation is made, it might be possible. Obviously there are different demographic cross-sections to consider. But I find it a perturbing presumption by foreigners that every Korean is into k-Pop.

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Hi Roy,


Really?!? I can't imagine because K-pop is very popular in Korea. :sweat_smile:


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Hi Nisha,


I am glad your presentation went very well! :thumbsup:

Sounds like you covered many interesting points in your presentation.

Hard work pays off! :sunglasses:


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K-pop seems to be more popular outside of korea than it is IN korea.

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Hello!


I finished doing my presentation today, and it went very well!!! :smile:

I gave a brief geography of Korea, and then spoke a little about Korean people and society (mostly the politeness levels), then spoke about a Korean festival (Seollal), then spoke about Korean food (including Kimchi :D), then K-Drama and then K - Pop. I also clubbed together a few of my favorite K-Pop songs and made a video and played it. Quite a few people seemed to like it, and of course, I had friends who were already into K-Pop, so THEY loved it!!!

I don't think I could've spoken as I did had I already not known something about Korean culture. So thanks to you, everyone at KoreanClass101.com for helping me learn what I now know. :smile::smile:


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