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Seol: 안녕하세요. 윤설입니다.
Keith: Keith here. Newbie lesson number two - secondary introductions. Now we're back with the newbie lesson series and Seol, can you please explain a little bit of how this newbie series works?
Seol: The newbie series is basically for the the real real beginners of Korean so we don't actually explain the grammar point. We just say.. we just introduce some set phrases, basic words, the basic phrases that you have to know for surviving in Korea.
Keith: That's right. It's almost like a phrases series like Survival Phrases series, but you know we're going over some very important vocabulary and some very important grammar points too. And we just want you to associate the sounds with the meanings. Not necessarily how everything works but just to get associated with the sounds and get a general idea of what they mean. Alright so with that said can you give us a little bit of information about the conversation?
Seol: Gracia is a baseball player who just came to Korea and now he's meeting his team captain.
Keith: Yes, and the team captain’s name is 이성호. And they are meeting for the first time and because they are the meeting for the first time they're using very formal language. Alright, so let's get started with the conversation.
(1)이성호: 완갈시아 씨?
(2)완갈시아: 네. 안녕하세요. 저는 완갈시아입니다.
(3)이성호: 안녕하세요. 저는 이성호입니다. 반갑습니다.
(4)완갈시아: 네. 반갑습니다.
Seol: 한 번 더 천천히
(1)이성호: 완갈시아 씨?
(2)완갈시아: 네. 안녕하세요. 저는 완갈시아입니다.
(3)이성호: 안녕하세요. 저는 이성호입니다. 반갑습니다.
(4)완갈시아: 네. 반갑습니다.
Seol: 영어로 한 번 더
(1)LeeSungho: Mr. Garcia?
(2)JuanGarcia: Yes. Hello. I am Juan Garcia.
(3)LeeSungho: Hello. I am Sungho Lee. It's a pleasure to meet you.
(4)JuanGarcia: Yes. It's a pleasure to meet you.

Lesson focus

Keith: Seol, how did you feel about the conversation?
Seol: Hmm.. 이성호, the team captain must be really happy to have Garcia in his team, right?
Keith: Yeah I would too.
Seol: Why? Because Garcia is handsome?
Keith: Yeah, maybe. Now because they are athletes, they are using very formal language. Professional athletes in Korea tend to use very very professional language or formal language that is. I had a friend in Korea who was a baseball player and he was actually in the minor leagues but any time he met somebody, he was so polite and so formal. And even though I was younger than him, he would still use very polite language. Now in Korea, it’s very typical for older people to lower their language a little bit just so it's a little more comfortable not so formal but he was an athlete and he was super super polite. Now again over here they're using formal politeness levels because one - the meeting for the first time and second- they are athletes.
Seol: Good logic.
Keith: Yeah.. Alright so Seol, can you start with the vocab or phrases? First one is?
Seol: 저는 가르시아입니다.
Keith: I am Garcia.
Seol: 저는 갈시아입니다.
Keith: and next we have
Seol: 반갑다.
Keith: a pleasure to see, good to see
Seol: 반갑다. 반갑다.
Keith: Let's go into this conversation and break it down just a little bit. The first line we have is 완갈시아 씨? The first part is 완.
Seol: Haha.
Keith: What’s so funny? That’s his name, right?
Seol: Yeah..
Keith: J-U-A-N. 완.
Seol: Ah.. Okay.
Keith: Well.. I guess it’s very stereotypical..
Seol: Hispanic name?
Keith: Yeah very very stereotypical Hispanic name and typical Korean name is here too.
Seol: Yes.
Keith: Like 이선호. That’s the typical Korean.
Seol: Very typical
Keith: Yes. So, you know you can give us comments if you like the name or not but yeah we're not we're not being stereotypical over here. So here once again we have 완갈시아 name followed by 씨 this is to honor somebody. The last syllable 씨 is to honor somebody and once again the intonation has to be
Seol: Up
Keith: Yes, right. That has to go rising at the end right and that’s a.. that's a question that's “Are you Garcia?” 설 씨?
Seol: Huh yes?
Keith: See, she got it. So I asked “Are you, Seol?” And yes, so the intonation has to be rising. Alright the next line we have is?
Seol: 네 안녕하세요.
Keith: This should sound familiar from my first lesson. The first part is
Seol: 네
Keith: means “yes” after that is
Seol: 안녕하세요
Keith: once again “hello” and if you miss our first lesson, this can be used in the morning, day, night, 3 a.m. anytime. Alright next we have..
Seol: 저는 완갈시아입니다.
Keith: “I am Juan Garcia.” Now today's lesson, we want to focus on this one. We want to focus on introducing your name to somebody. So here let's break it down really quickly.
Seol: 저
Keith: “I” followed by
Seol: 는
Keith: the topic mark in particle
Seol: 완갈시아
Keith: his name followed by..
Seol: 입니다.
Keith: “am”. Now, we just want you to remember 완갈시아입니다. Name, 입니다. Can you break it down for us?
Seol: 입니다, 입니다.
Keith: Now for all you out there, say your name, and say 입니다. It will tell everybody out there what your name is. The full phrase we have once again is 저는, name, 입니다. “I am [name]”, In this case, Juan Garcia. or Garcia.. Garcia?
Seol: No idea.
Keith: No idea.. alright. The next line we have is.. 안녕하세요. 안녕하세요. Once again this means “hello” Tight after that he introduces his name. Seol, can you give it to us please?
Seol: 저는 이성호입니다.
Keith: Once again “I, 이성호, am.” Let's go over Korean names very quickly. Korean names typically have three syllables. The first syllable is the last name. The next two syllables makeup the first name. Now we're talking about typical Korean names. Now here it’s 이 is the family name, 성호 is the given name. Now Seol, what's your full name?
Seol: 저는 윤설입니다.
Keith: Now your full name is only two syllables.
Seol: 윤설.
Keith: That’s right. And your name is..?
Seol: 설. That's my given name.
Keith: Yeah, so not very typical. Yeah not very typical but there’s a of Koreans out there that have one syllable given names. Yeah it's not so common.
Seol: I'm kind of special.
Keith: Well you are special, I know you're special. Don’t worry about that one yeah. So here 저는 이성호 입니다. “I am”, 이성호, “am.” The next line we have is?
Seol: 반갑습니다.
Keith: This means “pleasure to meet you” Now if you listened to our first lesson we had..
Seol: 처음 뵙겠습니다.
Keith: These two phrases are very similar. We use it in very very similar contexts. This one 반갑습니다 is used when you are meeting meeting someone for the first time or if you’re just happy to meet somebody.
Seol: And sometimes you use 처음 뵙겠습니다. and 반갑습니다. together.
Keith: Yeah you can use both of these phrases.
Seol: I mean at the same time you can put them together so 처음 뵙겠습니다. and 반갑습니다. It’s my first time to meet you and pleasure to meet you.
Keith: 반갑습니다. It literally means “pleasure to meet you.” So even if you're not meeting someone for the first time, you can say 반갑습니다 if you really pleasure to meet you.
Seol: Yeah..
Keith: That’s what I said to you today, right?
Seol: Did you?
Keith: Yeah, I did.
Seol: I don’t remember.
Keith: The short term memory, that’s why. So anyway, 반갑습니다.
Seol: 저도 반갑습니다.
Keith: “It's a pleasure to see her again”, she said the same thing but I don't really believe her. Alright well, the next line we have is the same exact line. Once again it's 네 반갑습니다. Yes, 반갑습니다, “pleasure to meet you” So here they're just exchanging “it's a pleasure to meet you” Now in today's lesson we just want to get two things out of this; how to introduce your name, and how to say “pleasure to meet you” or “pleasure to see you” Can you give us the two things please?
Seol: 저는 윤설입니다.
Keith: “I am Yoon Seol.” This is introducing your name to somebody that doesn't know you.
Seol: 반갑습니다.
Keith: “It's a pleasure to meet you.” Seol, can you break it down for us really quickly?
Seol: 반갑습니다. 반갑습니다.
Keith: We're gonna have a natural speed conversational at the end of this lesson so you guys can see if you can follow along and in the premium Learning Center we're going to have the same thing just the conversation and we're also gonna have a review. So don't forget to stop by KoreanClass101.com, check out the PDF inside the Learning Center, we have everything that'll bring the whole lesson together. Alright that's gonna do for today. How did you feel?
Seol: It was easy.
Keith: Yes, it was easy lesson today, yeah. I hope, I hope it was easy for you guys. If it's not you can blame Seol. Just comment on the on the on the boards and just say Seol and Keith, you did a great job. Or you can tell me I did a bad job, or anything you like. Alright, that's gonna do for today.
Seol: 안녕.
Keith: See you.


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Wednesday at 6:30 pm
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안녕하세요. 저는 선현우입니다. :mrgreen: 반갑습니다 여러분! :D

Thursday at 3:16 am
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Hi Ruth!

Thank you for your posting.

Your name in Hangul would be [루스(roo-seu)].

Hope this helps you.

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Tuesday at 8:21 am
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How do you say Ruth in Hangul?

Monday at 7:48 am
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Hi Andrea!

Thank you for your posting.

You don't have to use Hangul version. You can use your original name(original pronunciation)

Andrea in Hangul would be [안드레아(ahn-deu-re-ah)].

Hope this helps you.




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Thursday at 10:58 pm
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Hi, I was just wondering.

Do you have to use the Hangul version of your name when you introduce yourself?

Or would the original be fine to use?

Also, how would you say my name "Andrea" in Hangul?

Thank you so much!

Monday at 10:09 am
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Hi Gabbie!

We are very happy that you love our site. Thank you.

Yes, I have a tip for that.

When you say your name, you can give very clear space between your name and family name.

If you say all of them together, then it would be sound like '가비하고'. So please make sure you stop for few seconds between first name and family name.

Or if that 'Ha' pronounced as '해(hae)', then you can also say '해고'.

Hope this helps you. Feel free to ask any other question.

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Sunday at 12:30 am
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I love KoreanClass101! I was hoping you could give me some advice on this:

My family name starts with the syllables "Ha-go / 하고" so when I use my full name it almost sounds like I'm saying, "I am/it's Gabbie AND (the rest of the syllables in my family name)." I'm wondering if this would cause confusion when I introduce myself or if there's a way to make it clearer that Hago / 하고 is part of my name? Thanks!!

Tuesday at 9:18 am
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Hi Sarah,

Thanks for posting. You can introduce yourself with just your first name (if it is a more 'casual' situation, if it is in a workplace or a formal situation you will need to use your full name).

As for your question on your name, if your name is pronounced as sara, it will be written as 사라--there is a set way of writing foreign names in Korean, and usually Sara/Sarah are written as 사라, unless you specifically pronounce the 'h' as 'ha'.

And finally, 반갑다 can be used if you are addressing a friend, or someone younger than you (that you know). If it is addressing someone you have met for the first time it would be considered rude.

Hope this was of help.



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Friday at 6:24 am
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Hi Georgina!

Thank you for your posting.

Your Hangul name is [조지나(jo-jee-na)].

Hope you like your Hangul name.

Please let us know if you have other query.




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Thursday at 12:46 am
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Is it common to introduce oneself with just the first name, no last name?? Or is it a choice first or last name introduction? Also, my first name is 'Sarah' and I've Hangul spelling without the 'h' on the end. There are two forms of spelling for 'Sarah' one with an 'h' and one without. Does this matter when it comes to Hangul if I want to add the 'h' on the end of my name?

Also, I'm curious, bangapda is the dictionary form of 'to be glad to see' but is there any instance where one would just say the word 'bangapda' instead of 'bangapseumnida'?

Sunday at 6:59 pm
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Hi Hanna,

Thank you for studying with us!

Feel free to let us know if you have any questions.



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