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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 9! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Society and Culture. These are five examples of Korean Pop and Traditional Culture. 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:판소리
Gina:Korean traditional music performed by a vocalist and a drummer
Eunhee:(slow) 판소리 (regular) 판소리
Gina:Listeners, please repeat:
Eunhee:판소리
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:‘Pansori’, which literally means "making sound with people gathered around", is a genre of Korean traditional music. A Pansori performance consists of one drummer and one singer, where the drummer provides the rhythm by drumming the beat, and also verbal sounds.
Gina:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Eunhee:(normal) 판소리는 어떻게 노래를 하고 어떤 가사를 쓰는지에 대한 정해진 형식 없이, 공연을 하면서 소리꾼이 즉흥적으로 부릅니다.
Gina:Pansori doesn't have a set format for how to sing a song or what lyrics to use; rather it is improvised based on how the Pansori singer interprets the song on stage.
Eunhee:(slow) 판소리는 어떻게 노래를 하고 어떤 가사를 쓰는지에 대한 정해진 형식 없이, 공연을 하면서 소리꾼이 즉흥적으로 부릅니다.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word?
Eunhee:탈춤
Gina:mask dance
Eunhee:(slow) 탈춤 (regular) 탈춤
Gina:Listeners, please repeat:
Eunhee:탈춤
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:‘Tal’ is a word for traditional masks. In the past, people performed with these masks to express criticism and to satirize powerful people, such as those in the aristocracy or even the king, for their tyranny.
Gina:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Eunhee:(normal) 안동 하회마을에는 500년동안 전해져 내려온 하회탈춤이 있습니다.
Gina:The Hahoe Mask Dance originated 500 years ago in Haneo village, which is located in the city of Andong.
Eunhee:(slow) 안동 하회마을에는 500년동안 전해져 내려온 하회탈춤이 있습니다.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word?
Eunhee:부채춤
Gina:fan dance
Eunhee:(slow) 부채춤 (regular) 부채춤
Gina:Listeners, please repeat:
Eunhee:부채춤
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:This is a creative dance made by the artist Kim Baek-bong in 1954. It’s performed by a group of women wearing the Korean Hanbok – an item of traditional dress –and holding colorful fans in both hands.
Gina:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Eunhee:(normal) 부채춤에는 나비가 꽃을 찾아 날아드는 듯한 춤 동작이 많습니다.
Gina:In the Korean fan dance, there are many dance movements which look like a butterfly fluttering from flower to flower.
Eunhee:(slow) 부채춤에는 나비가 꽃을 찾아 날아드는 듯한 춤 동작이 많습니다.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word?
Eunhee:아이돌가수
Gina:idol singers
Eunhee:(slow) 아이돌가수 (regular) 아이돌가수
Gina:Listeners, please repeat:
Eunhee:아이돌가수
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:Idol usually refers to singers who make their debuts when they are teenagers. Very few of those who make it through the years of training involved actually join a singing group, and almost all popular Korean idol groups, such as Girls' Generation, Big Bang, and 2P.M., are the result of this process.
Gina:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Eunhee:(normal) 최근 한국의 아이돌 가수들은 해외에서 많은 인기를 얻으며 한류 열풍을 주도하고 있습니다.
Gina:Korean idol singers have recently become very popular all over the world, taking the lead in the Korean Wave.
Eunhee:(slow) 최근 한국의 아이돌 가수들은 해외에서 많은 인기를 얻으며 한류 열풍을 주도하고 있습니다.
Gina:Okay, what’s the last word?
Eunhee:서예
Gina:calligraphy
Eunhee:(slow) 서예 (regular) 서예
Gina:Listeners, please repeat:
Eunhee:서예
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:These days, calligraphy is becoming trendy in typography so calligraphy-style texts are often seen in advertisements and modern art in Korea. Traditionally, a brush and an ink stick have been the most important materials needed for this artistic form of writing.
Gina:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Eunhee:(normal) 한국에서 가장 유명한 서예가는 추사 김정희입니다.
Gina:The most famous calligrapher in Korea is Chusa Kim Jeonghee.
Eunhee:(slow) 한국에서 가장 유명한 서예가는 추사 김정희입니다.
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:판소리
[pause]Gina:Korean traditional music performed by a vocalist and a drummer
Eunhee:탈춤
[pause]Gina:mask dance
Eunhee:부채춤
[pause]Gina:fan dance
Eunhee:아이돌가수
[pause]Gina:idol singers
Eunhee:서예
[pause]Gina:calligraphy

Outro

Gina:There you have it – five examples of Pop and Traditional Culture 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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Which one of this lesson's traditional activities would you like to watch when you go to South Korea?

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Tuesday at 8:22 pm
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Hi Ian,


Yes, '트로트' was originally a genre that was popular with the older generation, but nowadays there are many younger 'trot' singers (I believe Super Junior had a unit group once that sang a trot song...was it Super Junior T? They had a hit called '로꾸거') and they are popular with the younger generation as well.


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Ian
Monday at 11:13 pm
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There's another form of Korean music called 'Trot'. I like this genre as its sounds really interesting. ?

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Tuesday at 11:20 pm
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Hi Ian,


Thanks for posting. Interesting to hear that you're a big fan of KPop, and I have to agree, it's pretty hit and trendy (although these days there are so many idol groups I have trouble keeping track of them all)!


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Lyn

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Ian
Friday at 11:15 pm
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Yes Lyn, I'm a huge fan of KPop and the Korean Wave. My biggest interest lies in the dance routines as I find them to be so creative and interesting. I also love the fashion and hairstyles found within Idol music. :smile:

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Tuesday at 11:41 am
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Hi Ian,


You must be a KPop fan, you seem to know quite a bit about Korean idol bands! :sunglasses:


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Lyn

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Ian
Sunday at 8:31 am
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Has to be Idol Singers, though I think some of the more traditional music like Trot is great too. :sunglasses: