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Today’s phrase is something for all you shoppers out there. Today’s phrase is how much or 얼마예요 (eolmayeyo)? In Korean, how much is 얼마예요 (eolmayeyo)? Let’s break it down by syllable, 얼-마-예-요 (eol-ma-ye-yo)? Now, let’s hear it again. 얼마예요 (eolmayeyo)? Now listen to the intonation. 얼마예요 (eolmayeyo)? So it rises, comes down and levels out. 얼마예요 (eolmayeyo)? Shopping at the market at an eatery, this is an extremely high frequency phrase. The most rudimentary way of using this phrase is pointing at something while saying this phrase. But let’s try and build this up a bit, shall we? Let’s start with the expression, how much is this which in Korean is 이거 얼마예요 (igeo eolmayeyo)?
Let’s listen a little slowly. 이거 얼마예요 (igeo eolmayeyo)? And now by syllable, 이-거 얼-마-예-요 (i-geo eol-ma-ye-yo)? Let’s take a look at the word for this. This is 이거 (igeo). And now by syllable, 이-거 (i-geo). Now let’s hear it again. 이거 (igeo). When requesting something a bit further away, the expression in Korean is 그거 얼마예요 (geugeo eolmayeyo)? Let’s take a look at the word for that. That is 그거 (geugeo). Let’s break it down by syllable, 그거 (geugeo). Now let’s hear it again, 그거 (geugeo). 그거 얼마예요 (geugeo eolmayeyo)?
Okay. To close our today’s lesson, we’d like for you to practice what you’ve learned. I will provide you with the English equivalent of the phrase and you are responsible for shouting it out loud. You will have a few seconds before I give you the answer. So 화이팅 (hwaiting)!
How much - 얼마예요 (eolmayeyo)?
How much is this - 이거 얼마예요 (igeo eolmayeyo)?
How much is that - 그거 얼마예요 (geugeo eolmayeyo)?
All right, that’s going to do it for today.