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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Hi everyone, I'm Eric.
Lyn: And I'm Lyn.
Eric: And welcome to Must-Know Korean Sentence Structures, Season 1, Lesson 1. Talking About Your Profession
Eric: In this lesson, you'll learn how to use a sentence pattern for talking about your profession.
PATTERN
Eric: For example,
Eric: "I am a student."
Lyn: 학생입니다. (haksaengimnida.)
Lyn: [slow] 학생입니다. (haksaengimnida.)
Eric: The pattern for talking about your profession has 2 elements. First, a noun, "student."
Lyn: 학생 (haksaeng).
Eric: Second, a postposition meaning “is, am, are.”
Lyn: 입니다 (imnida).
Eric: Altogether, we have.. "I am a student."
Lyn: 학생입니다. (haksaengimnida.) [slow] 학생입니다. (haksaengimnida.) [normal] 학생입니다. (haksaengimnida.)
Eric: You can omit the pronoun if it is obvious who you are referring to. When you use this phrase, don’t worry about verb conjugation. The postposition...
Lyn: 입니다 (imnida)
Eric: can be used with any subjects to mean either "I am," "He is”, or “We are.”
Lyn: 학생입니다. (haksaengimnida.)
Eric: So remember when you talk about your profession, simply say - the profession plus the postposition.
Lyn: 입니다 (imnida).
Eric: Here is another example meaning, "I am a lawyer." First, a noun, "lawyer."
Lyn: 변호사 (byeonhosa).
Eric: Second, a postposition meaning “is, am, are.”
Lyn: 입니다 (imnida).
Eric: Altogether we have..
Lyn: 변호사입니다. (byeonhosaimnida.) [slow] 변호사입니다. (byeonhosaimnida.) [normal] 변호사입니다. (byeonhosaimnida.)
Eric: "I am a lawyer."
[pause]
Lyn: 변호사입니다. (byeonhosaimnida.)
Eric: How do you say "I am a teacher"? To give you a hint, "teacher" in Korean is..
Lyn: 선생님 (seonsaengnim). [slow] 선생님 (seonsaengnim). [normal] 선생님 (seonsaengnim).
Eric: “I am a teacher.”
[pause]
Lyn: 선생님입니다 (seonsaengnimimnida) [slow] 선생님입니다 (seonsaengnimimnida) [normal] 선생님입니다 (seonsaengnimimnida)
[pause]
Lyn: 선생님입니다 (seonsaengnimimnida)
REVIEW
Eric: Let's review the sentences from this lesson. I’ll give you the English equivalent of the phrase and you are responsible for shouting it out loud in Korean. Here we go.
Eric: "I am a student."
[pause]
Lyn: 학생입니다. (haksaengimnida.)
[pause]
Lyn: 학생입니다. (haksaengimnida.)
Eric: "I am a lawyer."
[pause]
Lyn: 변호사입니다. (byeonhosaimnida.)
[pause]
Lyn: 변호사입니다. (byeonhosaimnida.)
Eric: "I am a teacher."
[pause]
Lyn: 선생님입니다 (seonsaengnimimnida.)
[pause]
Lyn: 선생님입니다 (seonsaengnimimnida.)

Outro

Eric: Okay. That's all for this lesson. You learned a pattern for talking about your profession, as in..
Lyn: 학생입니다. (haksaengimnida.)
Eric: meaning "I am a student."
Eric: You can find more vocab or phrases that go with this sentence pattern in the lesson notes. So please be sure to check them out on KoreanClass101.com. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Lyn: 그럼 다음 시간에 만나요! (Geureom daeum sigane mannayo!).

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Wednesday at 06:30 PM
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What do you do for a living?

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Sunday at 06:13 AM
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안녕하세요 Duane,


The words that are tested in our quizzes are randomly sampled from the vocabulary of the whole series. This means that it is possible that you will encounter words that you haven't studied yet. However, as you progress with the lesson series and your knowledge grows, there will be less and less unknown words there. Hope this helps.


Kind regards,

레벤테 (Levente)

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Duane
Sunday at 12:25 AM
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I am curious about the "Take Quiz" button following the vocabulary list. The questions that appear have nothing to do with the lesson. As this is the first lesson in a course that is clearly meant for novices, perhaps there is an error that is leading the system to serve up words to which we've had no exposure? Is there a way to make the quiz ask questions on what we've already been taught?


Thanks!

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Wednesday at 02:04 AM
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Hi Paul,


Thanks for posting. 선생님 is used by others to politely refer to a teacher. When you are referring to your own position, you can simply omit the honorific suffix 'him' and just write 선생. Another word would be what you wrote, which is 교사.

So if you are an English teacher, you could say:

저는 영어 선생입니다.

저는 영어 교사입니다.


Hope this was of help.

Best,

Lyn

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Paul K
Tuesday at 09:40 AM
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교사입니다.

I've heard recently that to a native Korean introducing oneself as 산생님 sounds a little bit pretentious, like introducing oneself as an honorable teacher whereas 교사 is more commonly used to refer to the teaching profession. How do you feel about this?

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Thursday at 07:05 AM
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Hi Sarah,


Thank you for commenting. As for your questions:


"piano teacher" =피아노 선생님

"artist" =화가

"illustrator" =일러스트레이터


Hope this was of help!

Sincerely,

Lyn

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Sarah
Monday at 03:52 PM
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What a perfect beginner lesson! Thanks so much!


How can I say "piano teacher," and "artist" or "illustrator?" Those are what I do!

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Saturday at 07:23 AM
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Hi Camille,


Thank you for commenting. Digital designer would be:

디지털 디자이너


Please let us know if you have any other inquiries.


Best,

Lyn

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Camille
Thursday at 12:22 PM
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How do I say "digital designer" in Korean?

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Monday at 12:03 AM
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Hi Sharon,


Thank you for sharing with us!


Sincerely,

Lyn

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Sharon
Sunday at 08:13 AM
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