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Culture Class: Essential Korean Vocabulary, Season 3, Lesson 7: Korean TV Shows

Intro

James: Hi everyone, I'm James.
Soyeon: And I'm Soyeon!
James: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Korean Vocabulary, Season 3, Lesson 7! In this lesson you'll learn five essential titles related to contemporary Korean media. These are five must-watch Korean TV shows. Hand-picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at KoreanClass101.com.
BODY
James: Soyeon, which is our first TV show?
Soyeon: 무한도전 (Muhan Dojeon)
James: Infinite Challenge
Soyeon: [SLOW] 무한도전 (Muhan Dojeon) [NORMAL] 무한도전 (Muhan Dojeon)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Soyeon: 무한도전 (Muhan Dojeon)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: Infinite Challenge was a show on TV from 2006 to 2018. At first, the show was about people trying reckless things like competing with excavators at digging. As time went on, the show began including things such as song festivals and skits.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this title.
Soyeon: [NORMAL] 무한도전 가요제에서 무한도전 멤버들은 한국의 유명한 가수들과 함께 노래를 불렀어요. (Muhan Dojeon gayojeeseo Muhan Dojeon membeodeureun hangugui yumyeonghan gasudeulgwa hamkke noraereul bulleosseoyo.)
James: During the “Infinite Challenge” song festival, the members of Muhan Dojeon sang along with other famous Korean singers.
Soyeon: [SLOW] 무한도전 가요제에서 무한도전 멤버들은 한국의 유명한 가수들과 함께 노래를 불렀어요. (Muhan Dojeon gayojeeseo Muhan Dojeon membeodeureun hangugui yumyeonghan gasudeulgwa hamkke noraereul bulleosseoyo.)
James: Okay, which is the next TV show?
Soyeon: 런닝맨 (Reonningmaen )
James: Running Man
Soyeon: [SLOW] 런닝맨 (Reonningmaen ) [NORMAL] 런닝맨 (Reonningmaen )
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Soyeon: 런닝맨 (Reonningmaen )
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: Running Man is a variety TV show that focuses on racing. Each contestant attaches a big name sticker to their backs and competes against another team to remove the stickers on their backs.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this title.
Soyeon: [NORMAL] 런닝맨은 정말 재미있어요. (Reonningmaeneun jeongmal jaemiisseoyo.)
James: Running Man is very funny.
Soyeon: [SLOW] 런닝맨은 정말 재미있어요. (Reonningmaeneun jeongmal jaemiisseoyo.)
James: Okay, which is the next TV show?
Soyeon: 슈퍼스타 케이 (Syupeoseuta kei)
James: Superstar K
Soyeon: [SLOW] 슈퍼스타 케이 (Syupeoseuta kei) [NORMAL] 슈퍼스타 케이 (Syupeoseuta kei)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Soyeon: 슈퍼스타 케이 (Syupeoseuta kei)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: "Superstar K" was the first singing audition TV show in Korea. The show was a big hit and has produced many famous singers such as Roy Kim, Huh Gak, and Kang Seung-yoon. Superstar K paved the way for other singing audition programs.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this title.
Soyeon: [NORMAL] 슈퍼스타 케이를 시작으로 오디션 프로들이 많아졌어요. (Syupeoseuta keireul sijageuro odisyeon peurodeuri manajyeosseoyo.)
James: Because of "Superstar K," there are many audition shows on TV.
Soyeon: [SLOW] 슈퍼스타 케이를 시작으로 오디션 프로들이 많아졌어요. (Syupeoseuta keireul sijageuro odisyeon peurodeuri manajyeosseoyo.)
James: Okay, which is the next TV show?
Soyeon: 나혼자 산다 (Na Honja Sanda)
James: I Live Alone
Soyeon: [SLOW] 나혼자 산다 (Na Honja Sanda) [NORMAL] 나혼자 산다 (Na Honja Sanda)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Soyeon: 나혼자 산다 (Na Honja Sanda)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: 'I Live Alone' is a TV show that follows the lives of its cast members. Most cast members are unmarried and live alone; however, two of the members, Jun Hyun-moo and Han Hye Jin, became a couple thanks to this program.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this title.
Soyeon: [NORMAL] 나혼자산다는 한 커플을 탄생시켰어요. (Na Honja Sandaneun han keopeureul tansaengsikyeosseoyo.)
James: “I Live Alone” made up one couple.
Soyeon: [SLOW] 나혼자산다는 한 커플을 탄생시켰어요. (Na Honja Sandaneun han keopeureul tansaengsikyeosseoyo.)
James: Okay, which is the next TV show?
Soyeon: 슈퍼맨이 돌아왔다 (Syupeomaeni Dorawatda)
James: The Return of Superman
Soyeon: [SLOW] 슈퍼맨이 돌아왔다 (Syupeomaeni Dorawatda) [NORMAL] 슈퍼맨이 돌아왔다 (Syupeomaeni Dorawatda)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Soyeon: 슈퍼맨이 돌아왔다 (Syupeomaeni Dorawatda)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: 'The Return of Superman' is a program that features celebrity fathers taking care of their children for 48 hours without their wives. Many people loved this program because of how cute the children often were.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this title.
Soyeon: [NORMAL] 슈퍼맨이 돌아왔다에 나오는 아이들은 너무 사랑스러워요. (Syupeomaeni Dorawatdae naoneun aideureun neomu gwiyeowoyo.)
James: The children on 'The Return of Superman' are very adorable.
Soyeon: [SLOW] 슈퍼맨이 돌아왔다에 나오는 아이들은 너무 사랑스러워요. (Syupeomaeni Dorawatdae naoneun aideureun neomu gwiyeowoyo.)
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: 나혼자 산다 (Na Honja Sanda)
[PAUSE] James: I Live Alone
Soyeon: 런닝맨 (Reonningmaen)
[PAUSE] James: Running Man
Soyeon: 슈퍼맨이 돌아왔다 (Syupeomaeni Dorawatda)
[PAUSE] James: The Return of Superman
Soyeon: 무한도전 (Muhan Dojeon)
[PAUSE] James: Infinite Challenge
Soyeon: 슈퍼스타 케이 (Syupeoseuta kei)
[PAUSE] James: Superstar K

Outro

James: There you have it: five must-watch Korean TV shows! 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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