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Culture Class: Essential Korean Vocabulary, Season 3, Lesson 5: Korean Dramas

Intro

James: Hi everyone, I'm James.
Soyeon: And I'm Soyeon!
James: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Korean Vocabulary, Season 3, Lesson 5! In this lesson you'll learn five essential titles related to contemporary Korean media. These are five must-watch Korean dramas. Hand-picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at KoreanClass101.com.
BODY
James: Soyeon, which is our first drama?
Soyeon: 미스터 션샤인 (Miseuteo syeonsyain)
James: “Mr. Sunshine”
Soyeon: [SLOW] 미스터 션샤인 (Miseuteo syeonsyain) [NORMAL] 미스터 션샤인 (Miseuteo syeonsyain)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Soyeon: 미스터 션샤인 (Miseuteo syeonsyain)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: “Mr. Sunshine” is set in Korea during the early 19th century. It mainly features the lives of Korean loyal troop members during the resistance of Japan's invasion. The drama follows the five main characters as they fight and risk their lives for their country.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this title.
Soyeon: [NORMAL] 미스터 선샤인은 많은 한국인들을 울게 만들었어요. (Miseuteo syeonsyaineun maneun hangugindeureul ulge mandeureosseoyo.)
James: “Mr. Sunshine” made many Koreans cry.
Soyeon: [SLOW] 미스터 선샤인은 많은 한국인들을 울게 만들었어요. (Miseuteo syeonsyaineun maneun hangugindeureul ulge mandeureosseoyo.)
James: Okay, which is the next drama?
Soyeon: 쓸쓸하고 찬란하신 – 도깨비 (Sseulsseulhago challanhasin - dokkaebi)
James: “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God”
Soyeon: [SLOW] 쓸쓸하고 찬란하신 – 도깨비 (Sseulsseulhago challanhasin - dokkaebi) [NORMAL] 쓸쓸하고 찬란하신 – 도깨비 (Sseulsseulhago challanhasin - dokkaebi)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Soyeon: 쓸쓸하고 찬란하신 – 도깨비 (Sseulsseulhago challanhasin - dokkaebi)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: The main characters of this drama, Goblin and Grim Reaper, are very unique. The story is based around the myth of reincarnation. It is about a Goblin who cannot die until he pulls out the sword in his heart. Many people loved the show especially for its comical scenes.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this title.
Soyeon: [NORMAL] 도깨비는 2017년에 가장 인기있었던 드라마예요. (Dokkaebineun icheonsipchillnyeone gajang ingiisseotdeon deuramayeyo.)
James: 'Dokkaebi' was the most popular drama in 2017.
Soyeon: [SLOW] 도깨비는 2017년에 가장 인기있었던 드라마예요. (Dokkaebineun icheonsipchillnyeone gajang ingiisseotdeon deuramayeyo.)
James: Okay, which is the next drama?
Soyeon: 별에서 온 그대 (Byeoreseo on geudae)
James: "My Love from the Star"
Soyeon: [SLOW] 별에서 온 그대 (Byeoreseo on geudae) [NORMAL] 별에서 온 그대 (Byeoreseo on geudae)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Soyeon: 별에서 온 그대 (Byeoreseo on geudae)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: It is a love story about a top star named Cheon Song-yi and an alien named Do Min-joon. It was the first Korean Science Fiction drama. The drama featured scenes of the characters eating Chimaek (bear), and because of this, Chimaek became very popular in China.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this title.
Soyeon: [NORMAL] 별에서 온 그대를 보면 치맥이 먹고 싶어져요. (Byeoreseo on geudaereul bomyeon chimaegi meokgo sipeojyeoyo.)
James: Watching "My Love from the Star" makes people crave Chimaek.
Soyeon: [SLOW] 별에서 온 그대를 보면 치맥이 먹고 싶어져요. (Byeoreseo on geudaereul bomyeon chimaegi meokgo sipeojyeoyo.)
James: Okay, which is the next drama?
Soyeon: 시그널 (Sigeuneol)
James: “Signal”
Soyeon: [SLOW] 시그널 (Sigeuneol) [NORMAL] 시그널 (Sigeuneol)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Soyeon: 시그널 (Sigeuneol)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: “Signal” is different from other Korean dramas in that it doesn't focus on a love story. This show features crime investigations that are based on real cases, which helped increase the level of viewers.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this title.
Soyeon: [NORMAL] 시그널을 보다 보면 한 시간이 금방 지나가요. (Sigeuneoreul boda bomyeon han sigani geumbang jinagayo.)
James: An hour passes quickly when watching "Signal."
Soyeon: [SLOW] 시그널을 보다 보면 한 시간이 금방 지나가요. (Sigeuneoreul boda bomyeon han sigani geumbang jinagayo.)
James: Okay, which is the next drama?
Soyeon: 식사를 합시다 (Siksareul Habsida)
James: "Let's Eat"
Soyeon: [SLOW] 식사를 합시다 (Siksareul Habsida) [NORMAL] 식사를 합시다 (Siksareul Habsida)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Soyeon: 식사를 합시다 (Siksareul Habsida)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: “Let’s Eat” was on television in 2013, when shows with eating scenes were popular in Korea. Unlike other dramas, “Let’s Eat” featured many eating scenes.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this title.
Soyeon: [NORMAL] 많은 사람들이 어젯밤에 식사를 합시다를 보다가 치킨을 시키고 말았어요. (Maneun saramdeuri eojetbame siksyareul hapsidareul bodaga chikineul sikigo marasseoyo.)
James: While watching “Let’s Eat” last night, many people couldn't help but order chicken.
Soyeon: [SLOW] 많은 사람들이 어젯밤에 식사를 합시다를 보다가 치킨을 시키고 말았어요. (Maneun saramdeuri eojetbame siksyareul hapsidareul bodaga chikineul sikigo marasseoyo.)
QUIZ
James: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the titles you just learned? Soyeon will give you the Korean; please say the English version out loud! Are you ready?
Soyeon: 시그널 (Sigeuneol)
[PAUSE] James: Signal
Soyeon: 쓸쓸하고 찬란하신 – 도깨비 (Sseulsseulhago challanhasin - dokkaebi)
[PAUSE] James: Guardian: The Lonely and Great God
Soyeon: 식샤를 합시다 (Siksyareul Habsida)
[PAUSE] James: Let's Eat
Soyeon: 미스터 션샤인 (Miseuteo syeonsyain)
[PAUSE] James: Mr. Sunshine
Soyeon: 별에서 온 그대 (Byeoreseo on geudae)
[PAUSE] James: My Love from the Star

Outro

James: There you have it: five must-watch Korean dramas! We have more vocab lists available at KoreanClass101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks, everyone! See you next time!
Soyeon: 안녕(Annyeong)

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Do you know any other Korean Drama?