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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 12! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Geography and Nature. These are five common animals in Korea. 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:개
Gina:dog
Eunhee:(slow) 개 (regular) 개
Gina:Listeners, please repeat:
Eunhee:개
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:Koreans have always loved having dogs as pets. Two native Korean dogs are the Jindo dog and the Sapsal dog. The Jindo dog is especially well-known for its loyalty to its master and its homing instincts.
Gina:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Eunhee:(normal) 진돗개는 1962년에 천연기념물로 지정되었습니다.
Gina:The Jindo dog was designated as a natural treasure in 1962.
Eunhee:(slow) 진돗개는 1962년에 천연기념물로 지정되었습니다.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word?
Eunhee:고양이
Gina:cat
Eunhee:(slow) 고양이 (regular) 고양이
Gina:Listeners, please repeat:
Eunhee:고양이
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:In Korea, cats were considered sinister animals for a long time, but these days they are popular as pets. Cat cafes have even started appearing for cat lovers.
Gina:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Eunhee:(normal) 조선시대 화가 변상벽은 <고양이와 참새라는 작품으로 유명합니다.
Gina:Byeon Sangbyeok, an artist in the Joseon Dynasty era, is famous for his work of art, 'A cat and a sparrow'.
Eunhee:(slow) 조선시대 화가 변상벽은 <고양이와 참새라는 작품으로 유명합니다.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word?
Eunhee:햄스터
Gina:hamster
Eunhee:(slow) 햄스터 (regular) 햄스터
Gina:Listeners, please repeat:
Eunhee:햄스터
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:In South Korea, hamsters are one of the most beloved pets among young children since they are small and cute. In addition, it is easy for children to take care of them.
Gina:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Eunhee:(normal) 한국에서는 햄스터를 대형마트나 애완동물샵에서 살 수 있습니다.
Gina:Pet hamsters can be bought at large discount department stores or in pet shops in Korea.
Eunhee:(slow) 한국에서는 햄스터를 대형마트나 애완동물샵에서 살 수 있습니다.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word?
Eunhee:호랑이
Gina:tiger
Eunhee:(slow) 호랑이 (regular) 호랑이
Gina:Listeners, please repeat:
Eunhee:호랑이
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:Tigers are special in Korea because they are thought to be sacred animals. However, they have been endangered since the early 20th century, and are now virtually extinct on the Korean peninsula.
Gina:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Eunhee:(normal) 한반도의 모양은 호랑이를 닮았다고 합니다.
Gina:It is said that the Korean peninsula looks like a roaring tiger.
Eunhee:(slow) 한반도의 모양은 호랑이를 닮았다고 합니다.
Gina:Okay, what’s the last word?
Eunhee:소
Gina:cattle, cow
Eunhee:(slow) 소 (regular) 소
Gina:Listeners, please repeat:
Eunhee:소
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:As Korea used to be a mainly agricultural society, cattle were once the most important animals because they helped with farming tasks like plowing rice fields. Koreans think cattle are peaceful, inoffensive, and very diligent.
Gina:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Eunhee:(normal) 경상남도 진주시에서는 천년동안 이어져내려온 소 싸움 대회가 열립니다.
Gina:There is a bullfighting match which has been taking place for a thousand years in JinJu city in Gyeongsangnam-do.
Eunhee:(slow) 경상남도 진주시에서는 천년동안 이어져내려온 소 싸움 대회가 열립니다.
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:개
[pause]Gina:dog
Eunhee:고양이
[pause]Gina:cat
Eunhee:햄스터
[pause]Gina:hamster
Eunhee:호랑이
[pause]Gina:tiger
Eunhee:소
[pause]Gina:cattle, cow

Outro

Gina:There you have it – five Animals 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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KoreanClass101.com
Monday at 6:30 pm
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Are there any wild animals in your country? Can you tell us in Korean?

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KoreanClass101.com
Tuesday at 1:02 am
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안녕하세요 Ian,


Thank you for posting.


Hope you can do so ;)


If you have any questions, please let us know.


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Ian
Monday at 11:40 pm
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When I get my own place, my dream is to have a painting of the ''A cat and a sparrow' on one wall. ?

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Hi Colin,


Thank you for letting us know the missing translations. I've just corrected them.


Thanks again,


Jae

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Colin
Saturday at 3:37 am
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pg. 3


한반도의 모양은 호랑이를 닮았다고 합니다. "It is said that the Korean peninsula looks like

a roaring tiger."


"roaring" is missing from the korean translation.

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Colin
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pg. 2 of the PDF notes is missing a translation:


조선시대 화가 변상벽은 라는 작품으로

유명합니다.

"Byeon Sangbyeok, an artist in the Joseon

Dynasty era, is famous for his work of art, 'A

cat and a sparrow'."


'A cat and a sparrow'." is not written in the korean translation.