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INTRODUCTION
Gina:Hi everyone, I’m Gina.
Jaehwi:And I’m Jaehwi!
Gina:And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Korean Vocabulary, Lesson 18! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to People and Homes. These are five common household items in South Korea. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at KoreanClass101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Gina:Jaehwi, what’s our first word?
Jaehwi:텔레비전
Gina:television
Jaehwi:(slow) 텔레비전 (regular) 텔레비전
Gina:Listeners, please repeat:
Jaehwi:텔레비전
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:Many major international companies in the television production industry are from South Korea, such as Samsung and LG. As a result, most TVs in Korean households are from Korean brands.
Gina:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Jaehwi:(normal) 전 세계의 많은 사람들은 한국의 텔레비전 프로그램을 즐겨 봅니다.
Gina:Many people from all over the world enjoy watching Korean television programs.
Jaehwi:(slow) 전 세계의 많은 사람들은 한국의 텔레비전 프로그램을 즐겨 봅니다.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word?
Jaehwi:케이블티비 컨버터
Gina:cable tv converter
Jaehwi:(slow) 케이블티비 컨버터 (regular) 케이블티비 컨버터
Gina:Listeners, please repeat:
Jaehwi:케이블티비 컨버터
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:Since a good number of quality cable channels have grown in popularity, a cable TV converter has become a must-have item at homes in Korea.
Gina:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Jaehwi:(normal) 케이블 티비 컨버터는 온라인 쇼핑몰에서 쉽게 구입할 수 있습니다.
Gina:Cable TV converters can be easily purchased from online shops.
Jaehwi:(slow) 케이블 티비 컨버터는 온라인 쇼핑몰에서 쉽게 구입할 수 있습니다.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word?
Jaehwi:컴퓨터
Gina:computer
Jaehwi:(slow) 컴퓨터 (regular) 컴퓨터
Gina:Listeners, please repeat:
Jaehwi:컴퓨터
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:Access to high-speed internet and the escalating popularity of computer games has many Koreans computer-obsessed. For this reason, the number of net cafes, which are better known in South Korea as PC Bangs, has dramatically increased and they can be found on almost every street.
Gina:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Jaehwi:(normal) 청소년들의 컴퓨터 게임 중독은 한국 사회의 큰 문제입니다.
Gina:Computer game addiction among teenagers is a huge problem in Korean society.
Jaehwi:(slow) 청소년들의 컴퓨터 게임 중독은 한국 사회의 큰 문제입니다.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word?
Jaehwi:온돌바닥
Gina:underfloor heating
Jaehwi:(slow) 온돌바닥 (regular) 온돌바닥
Gina:Listeners, please repeat:
Jaehwi:온돌바닥
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:Almost all Korean houses are equipped with Ondol, the unique Korean floor heating system, which helps Koreans get through the cold winter. Because of this Ondol system, Koreans are accustomed to sitting down on the floor.
Gina:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Jaehwi:(normal) 추운 겨울에 한국인들이 집에 들어와서 제일 먼저 하는 일은 온돌바닥에 몸을 녹이는 것입니다.
Gina:In the cold winter, the first thing South Koreans do when they enter the house from the freezing cold is warm themselves on the Ondol floor.
Jaehwi:(slow) 추운 겨울에 한국인들이 집에 들어와서 제일 먼저 하는 일은 온돌바닥에 몸을 녹이는 것입니다.
Gina:Okay, what’s the last word?
Jaehwi:이태리타월
Gina:Italy Towel, a body scrub towel
Jaehwi:(slow) 이태리타월 (regular) 이태리타월
Gina:Listeners, please repeat:
Jaehwi:이태리타월
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:South Koreans use the rough surface of the Italy Towel to scrub off dirt and dead skin cells when they take a bath. The name "Italy Towel" comes from a brand name.
Gina:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Jaehwi:(normal) 한국사람들은 목욕탕에 갈 때 꼭 이태리타월을 가져갑니다.
Gina:The Italy Towel is what Koreans always take when they go to a bathhouse.
Jaehwi:(slow) 한국사람들은 목욕탕에 갈 때 꼭 이태리타월을 가져갑니다.
QUIZ
Gina:Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Jaehwi will give you the Korean – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Jaehwi:텔레비전
[pause]Gina:television
Jaehwi:케이블티비 컨버터
[pause]Gina:cable tv converter
Jaehwi:컴퓨터
[pause]Gina:computer
Jaehwi:온돌바닥
[pause]Gina:underfloor heating
Jaehwi:이태리타월
[pause]Gina:Italy towel, a body scrub towel

Outro

Gina:There you have it – five Common items found in South Korean homes! We have more vocab lists available at KoreanClass101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Jaehwi:안녕히 계세요.

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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What else are you expecting to find inside a Korean home?

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Friday at 11:13 am
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Hi Ian,


Actually, ondol is quite different. Kotatsu is a table with electric heating, and the western style central heating system usually works with air heating rather than floor heating. Ondol is floor heating, and is pretty efficient! (and no air heating or single furniture is used) On another note, these days Japanese houses also have a similar system of floor heating, called 'Yuka-Danbo'.


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Lyn

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Ian
Tuesday at 9:44 pm
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So is 온돌바닥 or Underfloor heating essentially the Korean alternative to a Japanese Kotatsu? It sounds akin to a western style central heating system and therefore more efficient than what is commonly found in Japan. ?