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INTRODUCTION
Seol: 안녕하세요. 윤설입니다.
Keith: Keith here. Newbie Lesson #20. A Present. Seol, you got a present for me?
Seol: No.
Keith: Why not?
Seol: Why? Why do I have to have a present for you?
Keith: Because you want to.
Seol: No. I am the one who want to receive it.
Keith: But I want to receive a present too.
Seol: Present for nothing, make an excuse.
Keith: Ah I am thinking. I am thinking and nothing is coming to mind. So…
Seol: No present.
Keith: No present. Let’s move on. All right, so as today’s title suggests, yeah we are talking about presents and today is going to be a vocabulary lesson. We have a couple of new vocabulary words that we want to introduce to you today and as you can tell, today’s lesson is about a present but actually today’s lesson is a review lesson. We are just going to give you a couple of new vocabulary words and go over a few things that we went over in our previous lessons just to keep things fresh in your head. All right so the things to watch out for in today’s lesson is 뭐뭐 something, something 있어 to have and something, something 뭐예요 what is it? Watch out for these two grammatical structures. It’s going to be a review lesson. So it shouldn’t be too difficult to pick up. All right, with that said, what’s going on in today’s conversation?
Seol: 형사 the detective prepared the present for 류지, the birthday present.
Keith: But it’s something special.
Seol: Yes it’s really special.
Keith: All right. So with that said, let’s get into the conversation.
DIALOGUE
(1)형사: 음… 생일 선물이 있어.
(2)류지: 선물? 언제 샀어요?
(3)형사: (당황해서) 어? 어… 어제…
(4)류지: 선물은 뭐예요?
(5)형사: 여기서 꺼내 줄게.
(6)류지: 네?! 진짜요?! 언제요?
(7)형사: 내일. 근데… 너 돈 있어?
(8) 류지: 네?!
Seol: 한 번 더 천천히.
(1)형사: 음… 생일 선물이 있어.
(2)류지: 선물? 언제 샀어요?
(3)형사: (당황해서) 어? 어… 어제…
(4)류지: 선물은 뭐예요?
(5)형사: 여기서 꺼내 줄게.
(6)류지: 네?! 진짜요?! 언제요?
(7)형사: 내일. 근데… 너 돈 있어?
(8) 류지: 네?!
Seol: 영어로 한 번 더.
(1)형사: 음… 생일 선물이 있어.
(1)Detective: Hmm... I have a birthday present for you.
(2)류지: 선물? 언제 샀어요?
(2)Ryuji: A present? When did you buy it?
(3)형사: (당황해서) 어? 어… 어제…
(3)Detective: (Embarrassed) What? Oh, yesterday.
(4)류지: 선물은 뭐예요?
(4)Ryuji: What's the present?
(5)형사: 여기서 꺼내 줄게.
(5)Detective: I'll get you out of here.
(6)류지: 네?! 진짜요?! 언제요?
(6)Ryuji: What? Really? When?
(7)형사: 내일. 근데… 너 돈 있어?
(7)Detective: Tomorrow. By the way... do you have any money?
(8) 류지: 네?!
(8)Ryuji: What?
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Keith: Okay so what do you think?
Seol: I am happy for Ryuji because he is going out but I am wondering why the detective is asking Ryuji whether he has money or not. I feel I did something more.
Keith: There is something going on, something strange.
Seol: Okay.
Keith: Well as we said in our previous lessons, the listeners are going to have to stick around to find out.
Seol: Okay.
Keith: All right, so let’s move on to the vocabulary. The first word we have is
VOCAB LIST
Seol: 선물.
Keith: Present.
Seol: 선물 [slowly - broken down by syllable] 선물 [natural native speed]
Keith: Next we have
Seol: 언제.
Keith: When.
Seol: 언제 [slowly - broken down by syllable] 언제 [natural native speed]
Keith: And now we have
Seol: 어제.
Keith: Yesterday.
Seol: 어제 [slowly - broken down by syllable] 어제 [natural native speed]
Keith: And now we have
Seol: 내일.
Keith: Tomorrow.
Seol: 내일 [slowly - broken down by syllable] 내일 [natural native speed]
Keith: And finally we have
Seol: 돈.
Keith: Money.
Seol: 돈 [slowly - broken down by syllable] 돈 [natural native speed]
Keith: All right. So with these vocabulary words, let’s go into a little more detail. We had yesterday and tomorrow. So let’s go over yesterday, today and tomorrow. What’s yesterday?
Seol: 어제.
Keith: Today.
Seol: 오늘.
Keith: Tomorrow.
Seol: 내일.
VOCAB AND PHRASE USAGE
Keith: And as today is a review lesson, we are going to go over the conversation line by line and break it down for you. First we have
Seol: 음… 생일 선물이 있어.
Keith: Hey let’s go over that first syllable. What’s that?
Seol: 음…
Keith: Now what is that?
Seol: Umm I am thinking umm…well umm…
Keith: Yeah it’s a sound that Koreans make when they think. In English, we say hmm…well hmm…
Seol: Yeah that kind of thing.
Keith: Umm yeah it’s similar. So that’s one of those sounds that Koreans make when they are thinking. All right, next we have
Seol: 생일 선물이 있어.
Keith: All right. Let’s break it down real quick.
Seol: 생일
Keith: Birthday.
Seol: 선물
Keith: Present. Now same thing in English, birthday present. Korean?
Seol: 생일 선물
Keith: And now we have
Seol: 이
Keith: Subject marking particle
Seol: 있어.
Keith: To have. I have a birthday present. Now here, we don’t actually have I 저 or 나 but here we can easily infer that the detective is saying, I have a birthday present. All right, next we have
Seol: 선물?
Keith: Present, rising intonation.
Seol: 언제 샀어요?
Keith: Okay. First word we have is
Seol: 언제
Keith: When.
Seol: 샀어요?
Keith: Bought. Now this is to buy in the past tense but this is maybe a little bit beyond newbie but this is a very useful phrase. So when bought. Now this 언제 this is a question word when used pretty much in the same context as in English. So let’s go over a couple of examples where you can use this word when. We agree to meet on Monday 월요일 but later on in the week, we call each other and say 월요일 언제? Monday, when? What time Monday? And it’s referring to time to be more specific. And my birthday is in June 6월. So,
Seol: 6월 언제?
Keith: June when. What day in June to be more specific. So this is used pretty much in the same context as it was in English. All right and now we have
Seol: 어? 어… 어제.
Keith: And as you can guess, it’s one of those sounds that Koreans make when they are thinking. We are going to go over a couple of sounds that are used in Korean when showing your feelings or what you are thinking. So that’s in the next line, the first part we have is
Seol: 어?
Keith: That’s surprise and in English, we say huh or oh.
Seol: 어?
Keith: Yeah that’s the Korean version 어? and next we have
Seol: 어...
Keith: Thinking as you can guess, ah…and that’s pretty much the same as in English and I think that’s pretty universal maybe. Okay and now we have
Seol: 어제.
Keith: Yesterday. All right next we have
Seol: 선물은 뭐예요?
Keith: This should be fairly familiar. We went over this in one of our previous lessons but let’s break it down real quick.
Seol: 선물
Keith: Present.
Seol: 은
Keith: Topic marking particle.
Seol: 뭐예요?
Keith: What is. What’s the present? And remember, you can use this to say something what is. All right, now we have
Seol: 여기서 꺼내 줄게.
Keith: Now this is a little bit beyond the scope of today’s lesson. So we are just going to give you the translation, I am going to let you go.
Seol: Wow thank you.
Keith: You are not the one in jail kind of.
Seol: Kind of.
Keith: That’s not nice. All right, now we have.
Seol: 네?!
Keith: What.
Seol: 진짜예요?
Keith: Really
Seol: 언제요?
Keith: When. Okay let’s break these down real quick. First we have
Seol: 진짜
Keith: Really followed by
Seol: 예요
Keith: Is. Really is, really and now we have
Seol: 언제
Keith: When followed by
Seol: 요
Keith: And as we went over, that’s the politeness particle. It just makes what he says polite. He can easily say 언제 when but if you are saying 언제요 you are being polite. All right, now let’s finish this up real quick.
Seol: 내일.
Keith: Tomorrow.
Seol: 근데...
Keith: But.
Seol: 너 돈 있어?
Keith: And that’s a clincher. All right, first we have
Seol: 너
Keith: You
Seol: 돈
Keith: Money.
Seol: 있어?
Keith: Exist or have. So you, money have. Do you have money and again, this should be fairly familiar because this is a review from one of our previous lessons. So something, something 있어? do you have or something, something 있어 dropping intonation to have. And remember, this is in the intimate politeness level. So if you want to make it polite, just add
Seol: 요.
Keith: Yeah very simple. All right, so 설 씨, 돈 있어요?
Seol: 네, 돈 있어요.
Keith: Really?
Seol: Yeah.
Keith: You got money.
Seol: Yeah you want some?
Keith: Yeah I want some.
Seol: But I don’t want to give it. No, I am kidding. Keith, 자동차 있어?
Keith: Keith, car exist or car have. 자동차 없어요.
Seol: 자동차 없어요? Umm…
Keith: So car not have and that’s the word to not have 없어 and once again to make it polite 없어요 and I was polite Seol was not.
Seol: Because you don’t have a car.
OUTRO
Keith: You are funny. All right, that’s going to do it for today’s lesson. Please leave us a comment, let us know if these review lessons are useful to you or not. If you think we can do without these, let us know and then we will adjust our lessons accordingly but remember to check out the PDF. There we have a vocabulary list of today’s new vocabulary words and while you are there, don’t forget to check out the premium learning center. There we have review tracks, standalone dialogue and the premium learning center which will bring all of this together. All right, that’s going to do it. See you later.
Seol: 다음에 봐요.

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How do you feel about review lessons?

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Thanks for posting. We have learning pathways which may be of help, go to the 'Dashboard' section at the top of the website, and you'll see a 'learning pathway' section. Click on the desired level of learning and it will show you various lessons that focus on your learning level.


Having said that, everyone is different and find different studying methods effective. Getting the basics down first (reading/being able to write all the characters and pronouncing them correctly), then moving on to basic grammar (and using flashcards to expand your vocabulary) may be one way to get the basics down.


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I'm not exactly sure how I should be studying with these lessons...

What I mean is I haven't studied much of anything in the past, so I don't have a method.

Would the best method be to learn the Hangul and after each lesson, make my own sentences, writing in hangul to help retain the information? what is standard? haha..ha

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진짜 유용한 (진짜 really; 유용한 useful)

I'm not entirely sure I can say it like that but I found the review lessen really useful.


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I find these review lessons really helpful and also a great change of pace. Thank you!

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I like review lessons. These days, I do not have as much time as I would like to study Korean, and I tend to forget some things. So these lessons are really helpful! :smile:

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The learning curve of my Korean learning attempt seems rather steep :sob: It would surely help if I could have a more efficient brain, but in the meantime, review lessons are definitely useful! So I'm taking this opportunity to thank you guys for providing us with this way to progress.


I wish I could make it more quickly, so I'm wondering: am I the only one out there who needs to hear/see words *many* times before starting to properly memorize them?