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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 what to say at the end of a meal. In this lesson, we'll learn how to ask about places nearby. Let's start with a bar.
The way to ask, "Is there a bar near here" is
근처에 술집 있어요?
근처에 means "in the neighborhood" or "around here."
술집 is a native Korean word for "bar"; it literally means "alcohol house."
And you remember that 있어 is "to be."
[slowly] 근처에 술집 있어요?
Of course, if you just ask for a 술집, you may sound rather desperate for a drink. If you want to know where to find a good 술집, you can modify it with an adjective:
근처에 괜찮은 술집 있어요?
괜찮은 means "OK," but usually it means ‘nice’.
So the phrase means ‘Is there any nice bar around here?’
You had too many drinks at a 괜찮은 술집. Now it's morning, and you need some aspirin! To ask for a different place, we can just replace the word 술집 with any other word, and the phrase works just fine. If you're stopping someone on the street to ask, it's nice to open with 실례하지만 which means ‘excuse me but’.
To buy aspirin, you'll need to find a pharmacy. The Korean word for "pharmacy" is 약국. That person on the street might know. What will you say?
실례하지만 근처에 약국 있어요?
[slowly] 실례하지만 근처에 약국 있어요?
Korean pharmacies almost always have a sign in front that says 약, which means "medicine." Good to know if you're looking for one!
At this point, if you're lucky and the person knows where to find it, get ready to listen to some directions!
Now it’s time for Amy's insights
There are lots of places you'll want to find in Korea. Here are the Korean words for some of them:
편의점→convenience store
식당, 레스토랑→restaurant
지하철역→subway station
버스 정류장→bus stop
And one thing you'll definitely be looking for is
Get ready for the next lesson because…we get on the bus! Yes, we’ll learn some phrases you can use while riding Korean buses!
I’ll be waiting for you in our next 삼분 한국어 lesson.
여러분, 다음에 또 만나요!


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Wednesday at 10:23 AM
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Hi Elly,

Thanks for posting. Actually, when the batchim is the nasal consonant ㅇ, it is easier to pronounce the ㄹ that follows it as ㄴ rather than ㄹ, so it would actually be closer to '정뉴장' in terms of sound.

We have a lesson series on batchims that may be of help:




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Monday at 09:32 PM
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Thank you for your videos, they are very helpful!

I have a question: how should we pronounce the word 버스 정류장? In romanized versions 류 reads as "ryu", but native Koreans pronounce it as just "yu".

Thank you!

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Monday at 03:51 AM
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why can't i watch the video??

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Wednesday at 10:54 AM
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Hi Lili,

Thank you for commenting. According to the rule of batchim, the batchim 'ㅅ' is pronounced as 'ㄷ', which is why it sounds like 'madeopseo'. However, if there is the nasal sound 'ㅇ' following the batchim 'ㅅ', the 'ㅅ' sound takes place of the 'ㅇ', thus the pronunciation 'massiseoyo'.

Please let us know if you have any other questions.



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Tuesday at 03:15 PM
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for the word, 맛없어, i notice that it's pronounced ma-deop-seo. but isn't the batchim supposed to replace the ㅇ of the following word, even though the ㅅ is an unreleased ㄷ in the batchim position? so it's supposed to be ma-seop-seo? similar to 맛있어요? it is ma-si-sse-yo, not ma-di-sseo-yo.

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