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여러분, 안녕하세요? 에이미에요. Hi, everybody! I’m Amy.
Welcome back to KoreanClass101.com’s 삼분 한국어, the fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Korean.
In the last lesson we learned how to count Korean currency won. This time we'll learn how to negotiate prices.
Haggling is pretty common in smaller markets in Korea, especially outdoor ones. We don't do it in most stores, though. There, the prices are what they are.
Let's say you're shopping in a market where you can negotiate. If the price is too expensive, you can express this opinion by saying
This simply means "It’s expensive." If you're in a place where haggling is allowed, it probably won't be rude for you to say this.
If you want to ask the merchant to lower the price, you can say
좀 더 싸게 해 주세요.
좀 means "a little."
더 means "more."
싸게means "cheap".
해 주세요 means “do something please”
All together, 좀 더 싸게 해 주세요 literally means “Please make it cheaper” or
"Can you make it a little cheaper, please?"
Another way to get the price lower is to ask for a discount.
할인 해 주세요.
할인 means "discount."
And 해 주세요 means “do something please”.
So 할인 해 주세요 literally means "Please discount”. or “Can you give me a discount?”
Do you remember the phrase 얼마에요? It means “How much is it?”. When you say this phrase, the merchant will give you a number. If you don't like that number, you can tell him it's too much and ask him to make it lower or give you a discount.
Once you hear a price you like, you can tell him "OK" by saying “좋아요”.
This means "good" and it will signal to the merchant that you're ready to buy the item.
Now it’s time for Amy’s insights.
In many cases, even if the merchant isn't willing to lower the price, you may be able to convince him to throw in something extra. This "bonus" item is called 서비스. This word comes from the English word "service," but it's usually a good, not a service.
In Korean shops, 서비스 is code for "free." Usually you get this free thing because you've already paid for other things. One of the most fun kinds of 서비스 is extra time at a Korean Karaoke 노래방, a Korean karaoke room. If you need the free service, simply say ‘서비스 좀 주세요.’
In this lesson we learned how to ask for a discount. Next time we'll learn what to say when you walk into a restaurant.
I’ll be waiting for you in our next 삼분 한국어 lesson.
다음에 또 만나요!


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Saturday at 02:26 AM
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Hi Ayesha,

Thanks for posting!

Did you mean 'landline' when you wrote 내선? Just curious! :)



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Thursday at 04:52 AM
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이 내선는 서비스 좀 해 주세요!!

Tuesday at 07:50 AM
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Hi Magdalena,

Thank you for posting. 싸요 is a informal polite way to say 'cheap'.

싸게 usually is attached to 해 주다 and would mean 'to make cheaper'.

So there is a difference.

Hope this was of help.



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Tuesday at 07:55 AM
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Hi. What is the difference between 싸요 and 싸게? Do they both mean cheap? Thanks in advance!

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Wednesday at 11:09 PM
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Hi YiLing.

Thank you for your positive feedback!

Make sure to check out travel phrases before your trip: https://www.koreanclass101.com/korean-vocabulary-lists/top-30-travel-phrases-you-should-know

Hope you have a safe and fun trip in December :)

Best Regards,


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Wednesday at 07:26 PM
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This is really helpful for my trip in December ;)

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Saturday at 01:51 PM
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Hi Nurin,

Thanks for commenting. 좀 더 싸게 해주세요, 할인 해주세요. and 깎아주세요 essentially mean the same thing:

좀 더 싸게 해주세요= 'Could you make it cheaper?'

할인 해주세요='Please give me a discount.'

깎아주세요='Please cut the price(for me).=Please give me a discount'.



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Thursday at 08:26 PM
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What is the difference between the phrases in this lesson and this phrase 깎아주세요? Can i use it interchangeably? Thank you!

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Tuesday at 09:59 AM
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Monday at 03:48 AM
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why can't i watch the video??