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INTRODUCTION
Gyeong-eun: 안녕하세요, KoreanClass101.com입니다.
Hyunwoo: Hyunwoo here. “It’s Always Like That” in Korea! “So what are we going to learn in this lesson? 이번 레슨에서는 뭐 배울 거예요?
Gyeong-eun: In this lesson, you will learn how to say, “that’s the way things go” combined with other verbs.
Hyunwoo: 이 대화는 어디에서 일어나는 대화죠?
Gyeong-eun: 택시에서 일어나는 대화예요. This conversation takes place in a taxi.
Hyunwoo: And the conversation is between
Gyeong-eun: the taxi drive and a passenger. 택시 운전사와 승객 사이의 대화입니다.
Hyunwoo: Therefore, the speakers will be speaking polite language.
Gyeong-eun: 네, 두 사람은 존댓말로 이야기를 하고 있어요.
Hyunwoo: Okay, let’s listen to the conversation.
Gyeong-eun: 네, 들어 봐요!
DIALOGUE
택시기사: 어서오세요. 안전벨트 하세요. 어디로 갈까요?
승객2: 아저씨. 급해요. 인천공항까지 빨리 가 주세요. 중요한 손님이 오는데 늦었어요.
택시기사: 네, 네. 걱정 마세요. 서두르면 더 늦기 마련이에요. 우선 안전벨트 하세요.
승객2: 그래도 저 늦으면 정말 큰일 나요. 얼마나 걸려요?
택시기사: 음... 이상하게 꼭 중요한 일에는 늦기 마련이죠? 최대한 빨리 갈게요.
승객2: 최대한 빨리 가면 얼마나 걸려요?
택시기사: 음... 1시간 정도 걸려요..
승객2: 1시간이요? 아휴... 큰일이네...
택시기사: 걱정 마세요. 모든 문제는 해결되기 마련입니다.
승객2: 아.. 네...
택시기사: 네. 도착했습니다. 즐거운 하루 되세요. 아휴.. 겨우 도착했네. 역시 언제나 길은 있기 마련이야.
Gyeong-eun: 영어로 한 번 더 (yeongeoro han beon deo).
Hyunwoo: One more time, with the English.
택시기사: 어서오세요. 안전벨트 하세요. 어디로 갈까요?
Hyunwoo: Welcome aboard. Please fasten your seatbelt. Where to?
승객2: 아저씨. 급해요. 인천공항까지 빨리 가 주세요. 중요한 손님이 오는데 늦었어요.
Hyunwoo: Mister, it's urgent. Please go to Incheon Airport. I have an important guest coming and I'm late.
택시기사: 네, 네. 걱정 마세요. 서두르면 더 늦기 마련이에요. 우선 안전벨트 하세요.
Hyunwoo: All right, all right. Don't worry. You will be even later when you're in a hurry. First, put your seatbelt on.
승객2: 그래도 저 늦으면 정말 큰일 나요. 얼마나 걸려요?
Hyunwoo: But I'll be in big trouble if I'm late. How long does it take?
택시기사: 음... 이상하게 꼭 중요한 일에는 늦기 마련이죠? 최대한 빨리 갈게요.
Hyunwoo: Um...strangely, you’re always late for important things, right? I'll try to get there as quickly as possible.
승객2: 최대한 빨리 가면 얼마나 걸려요?
Hyunwoo: How long will it take if you get there as quickly as possible?
택시기사: 음... 1시간 정도 걸려요..
Hyunwoo: Hmm...it will take about an hour.
승객2: 1시간이요? 아휴... 큰일이네...
Hyunwoo: An hour? Phew...that's bad.
택시기사: 걱정 마세요. 모든 문제는 해결되기 마련입니다.
Hyunwoo: Don't worry. There is always a solution for every problem.
승객2: 아.. 네...
Hyunwoo: Oh, right...
택시기사: 네. 도착했습니다. 즐거운 하루 되세요. 아휴.. 겨우 도착했네. 역시 언제나 길은 있기 마련이야.
Hyunwoo: (All right! We're here! Have a nice day. Phew…) I barely managed it. Just as I thought! There's always a way!!
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Hyunwoo: Wow, unless you're in a real hurry or unless it's an emergency, you don't usually take a taxi to Incheon Airport, right?
Gyeong-eun: 네. 인천 공항까지 ... 택시 타고 가는 일은 거의 없죠. 하하.
Hyunwoo: How much was the maximum fare that you pay for a taxi ride so far? 지금까지 내 본 택시 요금 중에 제일 많이 낸 건 얼마였어요?
Gyeong-eun: 서울에서요?
Hyunwoo: 네.
Gyeong-eun: 만 원?
Hyunwoo: 만 원? That’s not much. By the way, I really have to agree with the taxi driver in this dialogue.
Gyeong-eun: 왜요?
Hyunwoo: He said, 서두르면, 더 늦는다고 했잖아요. and it happens to me all the time too.
Gyeong-eun: Haha. 맞아요. I know what you mean.
Hyunwoo: Yeah, whenever I take a taxi because I'm really running late, I run into heavy traffic.
Gyeong-eun: 네, 저도 그럴 때 많아요.
Hyunwoo: 네. 그래서 요즘에는, I always try to leave my house early, 집에서 일찍 나가거나, or I just take the subway. 지하철이 제일 빨라요!
Gyeong-eun: Especially in Seoul. 특히 서울에서는 그렇죠.
Hyunwoo: 네. 하하. 그러면 오늘의 단어 보실까요?
Gyeong-eun: 네!
VOCAB LIST
Hyunwoo: Okay, the first word we have is,
Gyeong-eun: 안전벨트 [natural native speed]
Hyunwoo: safety belt
Gyeong-eun: 안전벨트 [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Gyeong-eun: 안전벨트 [natural native speed]
그리고 : Next:
Gyeong-eun: 급하다 [natural native speed]
Hyunwoo: to be urgent, to be hasty
Gyeong-eun: 급하다 [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Gyeong-eun: 급하다 [natural native speed]
그리고 : Next:
Gyeong-eun: 공항 [natural native speed]
Hyunwoo: airport
Gyeong-eun: 공항 [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Gyeong-eun: 공항 [natural native speed]
그 다음에는: Next:
Gyeong-eun: 서두르다 [natural native speed]
Hyunwoo: to hurry up
Gyeong-eun: 서두르다 [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Gyeong-eun: 서두르다 [natural native speed]
And next : Next:
Gyeong-eun: 우선 [natural native speed]
Hyunwoo: first of all, before anything
Gyeong-eun: 우선 [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Gyeong-eun: 우선 [natural native speed]
그 다음에는 : Next:
Gyeong-eun: 큰일 나다 [natural native speed]
Hyunwoo: something serious happens
Gyeong-eun: 큰일 나다 [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Gyeong-eun: 큰일 나다 [natural native speed]
다음에는 : Next:
Gyeong-eun: 최대한 빨리 [natural native speed]
Hyunwoo: as soon as possible, as quickly as possible
Gyeong-eun: 최대한 빨리 [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Gyeong-eun: 최대한 빨리 [natural native speed]
그리고 : Next:
Gyeong-eun: 문제 [natural native speed]
Hyunwoo: problem
Gyeong-eun: 문제 [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Gyeong-eun: 문제 [natural native speed]
그 다음에는 : Next:
Gyeong-eun: 해결되다 [natural native speed]
Hyunwoo: to be solved
Gyeong-eun: 해결되다 [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Gyeong-eun: 해결되다 [natural native speed]
마지막으로 :Lastly:
Gyeong-eun: 겨우 [natural native speed]
Hyunwoo: narrowly, with difficulty
Gyeong-eun: 겨우 [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Gyeong-eun: 겨우 [natural native speed]
VOCAB AND PHRASE USAGE
Hyunwoo: Alright, now let's have a closer look at the usage for some of the words and phrases from this lesson, which is,
Gyeong-eun: 큰일 나다
Hyunwoo: “to be in trouble, to be a problem”
Gyeong-eun: (slow) 큰일 나다
Hyunwoo: So, 큰일 나다, what does this literally mean?
Gyeong-eun: Yeah, as you know, 나다 is a verb that describes something happening or taking place, and 큰일 literally means a “big thing” or a “big occasion”
Hyunwoo: Right. so 큰일 나다 means "something big happened!" So it's something you can't ignore, it's a problem, you're in trouble.
Gyeong-eun: Yeah, even when it's not a big big trouble, people often say 큰일 났다.
Hyunwoo: Yeah, do you do that too?
Gyeong-eun: Yes, a lot. Whenever you want to say, “Oh, I'm in trouble.”/ “Oh, what should I do?”, you can say,
Gyeong-eun: 아... 큰일 났다.
Hyunwoo: And in spoken Korean many people pronounce it as 클났다.
Gyeong-eun: 클났다, haha. But the standard pronunciation is 큰일 났다.
Hyunwoo: Right. 큰일 났다, 클났다 / “I’m in trouble.” Okay let's go to the grammar point of this lesson now.

Lesson focus

Hyunwoo: What's the grammar point of this lesson?
Gyeong-eun: -기 마련이다 or -게 마련이다.
Hyunwoo: It means 'it's expected that (something) / That's the way it is / or It's always like that"
Gyeong-eun: As in the example, 졸업하면 학교가 그립게 마련이다.
Hyunwoo: "Once you graduate, you start missing your school. That's always the way it is."
Gyeong-eun: 네. When you want to say that something is expected or bound to be in a way,
Hyunwoo: or that something is most natural to be in a certain way, you can use this expression.
Gyeong-eun: 맞아요. 그런데, among many expressions that mean the same thing, this expression is more commonly used in proverbs or sayings.
Hyunwoo: 그리고 인생은 이런 것이다... 라고 말할 때에도 많이 쓰이죠? It is also commonly used when one is talking about more general rules in life.
Gyeong-eun: 네. 맞아요.
Hyunwoo: So how do you form a sentence with this structure?
Gyeong-eun: You add -기/게 마련이다 at the end of a verb stem.
Hyunwoo: 네. both -기 and -게 are used.
Gyeong-eun: 기 마련이다 / 게 마련이다
Hyunwoo: Alright, can you give us some examples?
Gyeong-eun: 네. 돈이 있으면 쓰게 마련이다.
Hyunwoo: "If you have money, it's predictable that you will spend it." / “If you have money, you will spend it.”
Gyeong-eun: 자주 만나면 친해지게 마련이에요.
Hyunwoo: Yeah, that’s true too. "If you meet often, you naturally will get closer to each other (or you’re expected to get closer to each other/ you get to know each other a little better)." Okay, 이 대화에서는 어떻게 쓰였죠?
Gyeong-eun: In the dialog of this lesson, it was used in 서두르면 더 늦기 마련이에요.
Hyunwoo: "You will be even more late when you're in a hurry."
Gyeong-eun: 네, “이상하게 꼭 중요한 일에는 늦기 마련이죠?”
Hyunwoo: "Strangely, you are always late for important things, right?"
Gyeong-eun: 모든 문제는 해결되기 마련입니다.
Hyunwoo: "There is always a solution for every problem."
Gyeong-eun: And, 역시 언제나 길은 있기 마련이야.
Hyunwoo: "Just as I thought! There's always a way!!" 좋아요. Great job, 경은 씨. 오늘도 수고하셨어요.

Outro

Gyeong-eun: 어, 벌써 끝났어요?
Hyunwoo: Yeah, when there's a beginning of a lesson, it's natural that there's an ending to a lesson. 레슨 시작이 있으면 끝도 있게 마련이에요. 하하.
Gyeong-eun: haha. 알았어요. 여러분도 오늘 수고하셨습니다.
Hyunwoo: Yeah, and that just about does it for today. We’ll see you at KoreanClass101.com
Gyeong-eun: 네, 안녕히 계세요.
Hyunwoo: 웹사이트에서 봬요, 여러분!

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Thursday at 06:30 PM
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"-기/게 마련이다"를 써서 문장을 만들 수 있어요? ^^ Ex) KoreanClass101으로 공부하면 한국어를 잘 하게 마련이다. :)

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Wednesday at 01:29 PM
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Hello Elana,


Thanks for posting!👍


세상을 작는데 언젠가 만나게 마련이에요.

-> 세상은 작아서 언젠가 만나게 마련이에요.


Good job! Keep up the good work!


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Hyeon Yeong Seo

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Elana
Sunday at 05:10 AM
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세상을 작는데 언젠가 만나게 마련이에요.


😄 is this right?

Thanks

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Saturday at 10:16 AM
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안녕하세요 robert groulx,


You are very welcome. 😇

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

We wish you good luck with your language studies.


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레벤테 (Levente)

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robert groulx
Friday at 06:40 AM
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thank you for the lesson


my favorite is 택시기사: 네, 네. 걱정 마세요. 서두르면 더 늦기 마련이에요. 우선 안전벨트 하세요.


robert

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Saturday at 12:01 AM
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Hi 윤성,


Thanks for posting. Although both phrases are correct, ~기 마련 is more commonly used:


https://www.korean.go.kr/front/mcfaq/mcfaqView.do?mn_id=217&mcfaq_seq=5526&pageIndex=1


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Lyn

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윤성
Friday at 12:07 AM
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한국말 많이 연습하면 잘하게 마련이에요~

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Friday at 05:38 PM
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Hi Will,


Thanks for posting.


소심 하면 모든 문재가 해결될 수 있기 마련이다!

If you’re careful, you are able to solve any problem!


조심만 하면 모든 문제를 해결할 수 있기 마련이다.


Cheers,

Lyn

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Will
Thursday at 10:54 PM
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소심 하면 모든 문재가 해결될 수 있기 마련이다!

If you're careful, you are able to solve any problem!


:thumbsup:

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Wednesday at 02:13 PM
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마리아씨!


그럼요~!

자주 웃으면 건강하고 행복하기 마련이지요:wink:


열심히 한국어 공부하면 한국어도 잘 하기 마련이구요!


Thanks!


Anne / KoreanClass101.com

마리아
Tuesday at 08:00 PM
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자주 웃으면 건강하고 행복하기 마련이에요 :smile:


안 그래요?^^