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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 15! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Geography and Nature. These are five well-known South Korean Cities. 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:서울
Gina:Seoul, the capital of South Korea
Eunhee:(slow) 서울 (regular) 서울
Gina:Listeners, please repeat:
Eunhee:서울
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:Seoul is the capital city of South Korea, and divided into two areas, Gangbuk and Gangnam, by the Han River. Gangbuk is the north part of Seoul and Gangnam is the south part. Seoul is the center of culture, politics, and economy of South Korea.
Gina:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Eunhee:(normal) 서울은 조선시대부터 지금까지 600년간 한국의 수도였습니다.
Gina:Seoul has been the capital of Korea for about 600 years since the Joseon Dynasty period.
Eunhee:(slow) 서울은 조선시대부터 지금까지 600년간 한국의 수도였습니다.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word?
Eunhee:부산
Gina:Busan, the second largest city in South Korea
Eunhee:(slow) 부산 (regular) 부산
Gina:Listeners, please repeat:
Eunhee:부산
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:Busan is the second largest city and stands first on the list of South Korean trade ports. It takes two and a half hours from Seoul by KTX, the fastest train in South Korea, as it is located at the southeast end of the country.
Gina:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Eunhee:(normal) 매년 열리는 부산 국제 영화제는 부산의 대표적인 축제입니다.
Gina:The Busan International Film Festival is the representative annual event in Busan.
Eunhee:(slow) 매년 열리는 부산 국제 영화제는 부산의 대표적인 축제입니다.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word?
Eunhee:인천
Gina:Incheon, the third largest city in South Korea
Eunhee:(slow) 인천 (regular) 인천
Gina:Listeners, please repeat:
Eunhee:인천
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:Incheon is the third largest city, as well as a harbor city, located in northwestern South Korea. It is called ‘the gateway to Korea’ since it is where the Incheon International Airport is located. Incheon will host the 2014 Asian Games.
Gina:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Eunhee:(normal) 인천에 있는 한국의 단 하나뿐인 차이나타운에서는 독특한 한국식 중국음식을 맛볼 수 있습니다.
Gina:In Incheon, you’ll find the only Chinatown in Korea, and you can eat Korean-Chinese cuisine.
Eunhee:(slow) 인천에 있는 한국의 단 하나뿐인 차이나타운에서는 독특한 한국식 중국음식을 맛볼 수 있습니다.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word?
Eunhee:대구
Gina:Daegu, the fourth largest city in South Korea
Eunhee:(slow) 대구 (regular) 대구
Gina:Listeners, please repeat:
Eunhee:대구
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:Daegu is the the fourth largest city in South Korea. This city is conveniently located, as any city in South Korea can be reached from Daegu within two hours. It is also known as "Apple City" since the humid climate yields delicious high quality apples.
Gina:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Eunhee:(normal) 전 세계에서 많은 사람들이 저렴한 가격에 최첨단 의료 서비스를 받기 위해서 대구를 방문합니다.
Gina:Many people from all over the world visit Daegu for its medical services, which are reasonably priced and state-of-the-art.
Eunhee:(slow) 전 세계에서 많은 사람들이 저렴한 가격에 최첨단 의료 서비스를 받기 위해서 대구를 방문합니다.
Gina:Okay, what’s the last word?
Eunhee:대전
Gina:Daejeon, the fifth largest city in South Korea
Eunhee:(slow) 대전 (regular) 대전
Gina:Listeners, please repeat:
Eunhee:대전
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:Daejeon is the fifth largest city and located in the center of South Korea. It is called ‘the city of science’ because it is where the Korean Atomic Energy Research Institute, the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, and Daedeok Science Town are located.
Gina:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Eunhee:(normal) 대전 유성구는 온천으로 유명합니다.
Gina:Yuseong-gu in Daejeon city is famous for its hot springs.
Eunhee:(slow) 대전 유성구는 온천으로 유명합니다.
QUIZ
Gina:Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Eunhee will give you the Korean – please repeat it out loud! Are you ready?
Eunhee:서울
[pause]Gina:Seoul, the capital of South Korea
Eunhee:부산
[pause]Gina:Busan, the second largest city in South Korea
Eunhee:인천
[pause]Gina:Incheon, the third largest city in South Korea
Eunhee:대구
[pause]Gina:Daegu, the fourth largest city in South Korea
Eunhee:대전
[pause]Gina:Daejeon, the fifth largest city in South Korea

Outro

Gina:There you have it – five Cities in South 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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Monday at 6:30 pm
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If you had the opportunity to visit only one city in South Korea, which one would it be?

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Tuesday at 6:22 pm
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Hi Nisha,


We are glad to have you back! :wink:

The difference between 좋아해요 and 사랑해요 is that 좋아해요 means "like" while 사랑해요 means "love."


Yes, Seoul is a fun place! :sunglasses:


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Claire

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Nisha
Saturday at 11:01 pm
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안녕하세요 !


It's been such a long time, but school has been keeping me so busy..... Anyway, I got some time, and this was the first thing I did! I had a doubt. What is the difference between 좋아해요 and 사랑해요 ? As far as I understood, both of them mean 'like'. Is the first one for things such as books, foods, drinks etc and the second one for people?


And I would like to visit 서울 of course. Everything seems to be there. :smile: (And of course, I've heard almost all Korean idols live there too)


감사합니다 !

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Koreanclass101.com
Tuesday at 7:52 am
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Hello Orima,




That is so great to hear that this Korea drama series brought you here!:D


K-dramas are always the best way to start the language ;)


It would be perfect if there's 'i' added to it as in


Orima-imnida :D





Thank you


Madison

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Hayabusa
Wednesday at 11:35 am
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Anyong~ Orimanida. (It's been a while) Did I say that correctly? Lately I've gotten internet in my room, and have had free reign to watch all the K-dramas I want on Hulu.com. It's really great. I have watched some really good ones that you recommended.


I watched Coffee Prince, which was pretty cool, then I watched My Lovely Sam Soon, which I really enjoyed. Now I am almost to the end of City Hunter. It's been a great series. I am picking up a lot of Korean words as I watch them and my Mom is surprised at how much I already know. I still need to work on the spelling though. Fighting~