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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 17! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Recreation and Leisure. These are five popular Tourist attractions in South 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:경복궁
Gina:Gyeongbok Palace, the royal palace
Eunhee:(slow) 경복궁 (regular) 경복궁
Gina:Listeners, please repeat:
Eunhee:경복궁
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:Gyeongbok Palace is located in Seoul, and it is one of the most famous tourist attractions in South Korea. It was built during the Joseon Dynasty, but most of it was destroyed in the Period of Japanese Occupancy and the Korean war. However, there is still a lot to see today, including the palace and traditional performances.
Gina:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Eunhee:(normal) 경복궁에는 매일 수문장 교대식이 열립니다.
Gina:At Gyeongbok Palace, the changing of the guards ceremony takes place everyday.
Eunhee:(slow) 경복궁에는 매일 수문장 교대식이 열립니다.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word?
Eunhee:명동
Gina:Myeongdong, a shopping district in downtown Seoul
Eunhee:(slow) 명동 (regular) 명동
Gina:Listeners, please repeat:
Eunhee:명동
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:Myeongdong is a district located in the center of Seoul. A lot of foreigners visit the area for shopping, or to taste Korean food. The salespeople in cosmetics stores in Myeongdong can usually speak foreign languages, particularly Chinese and Japanese, because there are many Chinese and Japanese tourists in this area.
Gina:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Eunhee:(normal) 쇼핑을 하거나 맛난 한국 음식을 먹고 싶은 사람에게는 명동이 딱입니다.
Gina:If you want to go shopping or if you just crave Korean cuisine, Myeongdong is the best place to go.
Eunhee:(slow) 쇼핑을 하거나 맛난 한국 음식을 먹고 싶은 사람에게는 명동이 딱입니다.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word?
Eunhee:해운대
Gina:Haeundae, a beach in Busan
Eunhee:(slow) 해운대 (regular) 해운대
Gina:Listeners, please repeat:
Eunhee:해운대
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:Haeundae is one of the most popular destinations for summer vacations in South Korea. During peak season, around one million people visit the beach every day. There are lots of seafood restaurants along the beach, with many people lining up outside to get in.
Gina:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Eunhee:(normal) 해운대는 한국에서 가장 잘 알려진 해수욕장입니다.
Gina:Haeundae is the most well-known beach in South Korea.
Eunhee:(slow) 해운대는 한국에서 가장 잘 알려진 해수욕장입니다.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word?
Eunhee:제주도
Gina:Jeju Island
Eunhee:(slow) 제주도 (regular) 제주도
Gina:Listeners, please repeat:
Eunhee:제주도
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:Jeju Island is the biggest island in South Korea, formed from a huge volcanic eruption. It has three famous symbols – stones, women divers and strong wind. Ancient statues called ‘Harubang’ are also found on the island.
Gina:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Eunhee:(normal) 한국에서 가장 인기 있는 신혼여행 장소는 제주도입니다.
Gina:A favorite honeymoon spot in South Korea is Jeju Island.
Eunhee:(slow) 한국에서 가장 인기 있는 신혼여행 장소는 제주도입니다.
Gina:Okay, what’s the last word?
Eunhee:불국사
Gina:Bulguksa temple
Eunhee:(slow) 불국사 (regular) 불국사
Gina:Listeners, please repeat:
Eunhee:불국사
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:Bulguksa, a Buddhist temple, was built in the period of United Silla in the mid-700s A.D., and is an example of Silla-style architecture. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the fall, the temple is especially festive for many visitors, who can enjoy a perfect balance of vibrant autumn colors and rich culture and history.
Gina:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Eunhee:(normal) 한국의 많은 학교들이 수학여행으로 불국사에 갑니다.
Gina:Many schools take field trips to the Bulguksa temple in South Korea.
Eunhee:(slow) 한국의 많은 학교들이 수학여행으로 불국사에 갑니다.
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:경복궁
[pause]Gina:Gyeongbok Palace, the royal palace
Eunhee:명동
[pause]Gina:Meyongdong, a shopping district in downtown Seoul
Eunhee:해운대
[pause]Gina:Haeundae, a beach in Busan
Eunhee:제주도
[pause]Gina:Jeju Island
Eunhee:불국사
[pause]Gina:Bulguksa temple

Outro

Gina:There you have it – five Tourist attractions 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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Have you ever been to any of these Korean tourist attractions?

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Actually starting to learn Japanese now through your sister website Japanese Pod. I find Risa a lot of fun to learn from and their history involving Korea is very interesting. ?