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INTRODUCTION
Seol: 안녕하세요. 윤설입니다. (Annyeonghaseyo. Yunseorimnida.)
Minkyong: 안녕하세요. 민경입니다. (Annyeonghaseyo. Mingyeongimnida.)
Keith: Hey Keith here. Answer Him, He Wants to Know What You Are Doing. Hello and welcome to the Newbie Series, Season 3 at KoreanClass101.com where we study modern Korean in a fun, educational format.
Minkyong: So brush up on the Korean that you started learning long ago or start learning today.
Keith: Thanks for being here with us for this lesson. All right, Minkyong, Seol, someone help me out. What are we looking at in this lesson?
Minkyong: In this lesson, you will learn how to ask someone what he or she is doing right now.
Seol: Plus some common things you do at home.
Keith: Sleeping, hanging out.
Seol: Watching TV.
Keith: Okay, and this conversation takes place, where?
Minkyong: In the house.
Keith: And this conversation is between
Seol: A brother and a sister.
Keith: And the speakers are family. So of course they will be using
Seol: The intimate politeness level 반말 (banmal).
Keith: Let’s move on to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
(1)소연: 지금 뭐 해? (jigeum mwo hae?)
(2)동기: 요리 해. (요리 소리) (yori hae.)
(3)소연: 지금 뭐 해? (jigeum mwo hae?)
(4)동기: 지금 청소 해. (청소기 소리) (jigeum cheongso hae.)
(5)소연: 지금 뭐 해? (jigeum mwo hae?)
(6)동기: 빨래 해. (세탁기 소리) (ppallae hae.)
(7)소연: 지금 뭐 해? (jigeum mwo hae?)
(8)동기: 아이 씨... 왜! (ai ssi... wae!)
Seol: 한번 더 천천히 (hanbeon deo cheoncheonhi).
Keith: One more time, slowly.
(1)소연: 지금 뭐 해? (jigeum mwo hae?)
(2)동기: 요리 해. (요리 소리) (yori hae.)
(3)소연: 지금 뭐 해? (jigeum mwo hae?)
(4)동기: 지금 청소 해. (청소기 소리) (jigeum cheongso hae.)
(5)소연: 지금 뭐 해? (jigeum mwo hae?)
(6)동기: 빨래 해. (세탁기 소리) (ppallae hae.)
(7)소연: 지금 뭐 해? (jigeum mwo hae?)
(8)동기: 아이 씨... 왜! (ai ssi... wae!)
Seol: 영어로 한 번 더 (yeongeoro han beon deo).
Keith: One more time, with the English.
(1)소연: 지금 뭐 해? (jigeum mwo hae?)
keith: What are you doing now?
(2)동기: 요리 해. (요리 소리) (yori hae.)
keith: I'm cooking.
(3)소연: 지금 뭐 해? (jigeum mwo hae?)
keith: What are you doing now?
(4)동기: 지금 청소 해. (청소기 소리) (jigeum cheongso hae.)
keith: I'm cleaning now.
(5)소연: 지금 뭐 해? (jigeum mwo hae?)
keith: What are you doing now?
(6)동기: 빨래 해. (세탁기 소리) (ppallae hae.)
keith: I'm doing the laundry now.
(7)소연: 지금 뭐 해? (jigeum mwo hae?)
keith: What are you doing now?
(8)동기: 아이 씨... 왜! (ai ssi... wae!)
keith: Sheesh...why???
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Minkyong: It was a very simple and useful conversation, right? It's a very typical conversation that you can hear at home.
Keith: Yeah I mean basically asking the same questions over and over and over again just bothering your siblings. It’s probably what you do at home, right, Minkyong?
Minkyong: I think sometimes yeah. You know when I am with my family, I am just curious what they are doing. I am very comfortable with them and I don’t have to worry about being too polite.
Seol: Yeah I understand that. I do that to my family too.
Keith: So just kind of hey, what are you doing. Yeah, I do that sometimes too.
Seol: But actually I say this a lot to my friends more often than to my family. I always call up my friends and ask 지금 뭐 해 (jigeum mwo hae) and I say, I am bored 나 심심해 (na simsimhae). Let’s talk or let’s meet.
Seol: You are bothering your friends, Minkyong.
Keith: What friends? I thought you only had 1 or 2 friends.
Seol: Oh yeah.
Keith: Is that something that a lot of people do on the phone? If you are bored in Korea, you just call up on your friends. How do you say hey?
Seol: 지금 뭐 해? (jigeum mwo hae?)
Keith: What are you doing?
Seol: 나 심심해 (na simsimhae).
Keith: I am bored.
Seol: 나랑 놀아 줘 (narang nora jwo).
Keith: Come on, hang out with me, let’s hang out. So this is a fairly typical conversation that you can use on the phone but I think you can only use it once. You can’t say what are you doing, what are you doing. 지금 뭐 해, 지금 뭐 해, 지금 뭐 해. (jigeum mwo hae, jigeum mwo hae, jigeum mwo hae). You can’t really do that 4 or 5 times in the span of a minute.
Seol: No.
Minkyong: Okay, I guess not.
VOCAB LIST
keith: Let's take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson.
: The first word we shall see is:
Minkyong: 요리 (yori) [natural native speed]
keith: cooking, a dish, food
Minkyong: 요리 (yori) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Minkyong: 요리 (yori) [natural native speed]
: Next:
Minkyong: 청소 (cheongso) [natural native speed]
keith: cleaning
Minkyong: 청소 (cheongso) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Minkyong: 청소 (cheongso) [natural native speed]
: Next:
Minkyong: 빨래 (ppallae) [natural native speed]
keith: laundry
Minkyong: 빨래 (ppallae) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Minkyong: 빨래 (ppallae) [natural native speed]
: Next:
Minkyong: 왜 (wae) [natural native speed]
keith: why
Minkyong: 왜 (wae) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Minkyong: 왜 (wae) [natural native speed]
VOCAB AND PHRASE USAGE
Keith: All right, let’s take a closer look at the usage for some of the words and phrases from this lesson. The first word we are going to take a look at is
Seol: 요리 (yori)
Keith: Cooking, food, a dish. And that’s a noun. How do you make it a verb? How do you say, to cook?
Seol: 요리하다 (yorihada)
Keith: Yeah. That 하다 (hada) means 'to do' in Korean and you can just add 하다 (hada) at the end of most nouns in Korean and they become verbs. So what is it again?
Seol: 요/리/하/다. 요리하다. (yo/ri/ha/da) And this also works for the other two nouns that were used in this lesson.청소 (cheongso) 청소 (cheongso)
Keith: OK. What are they?
Seol: 청소 (cheongso)
Keith: Cleaning
Seol: 빨래 (ppallae)
Keith: Laundry.
Seol: So the verbs are 청소하다 (cheongsohada) and 빨래하다.(ppallaehada) It's very simple.
Keith: Yeah the verbs are very simple to make, but is actually doing them simple? Do you like 청소 (cheongso) and 빨래? (ppallae)
Seol: I'm okay with 빨래 (ppallae) because the washing machines does the 빨래 (ppallae) for me but for 청소, (cheongso) there's a lot more work involved in it, so I don't like 청소 (cheongso) very much.
Keith: But you can just use the vacuum cleaner!
Seol: But still, there's a lot of things that you have to do to do a good job in 청소. (cheongso)
Keith: That's because you're lazy.
Seol: 아니에요. (anieyo) I'm not lazy.
Keith: Okay, I'll give you a chance to prove it.
Seol: How? 어떻게요? (eotteokeyo)
Keith: You can explain lesson's focus for us! Then I will stop saying you're lazy.
Seol: OK! Let's look at today's focus!

Lesson focus

Keith: OKay. What's today's focus? What are we looking at?
Seol: Like we introduced earlier, first let's have a look at how to ask "What are you doing?"
Keith: Sounds good. So how do you say "What are you doing?"
Seol: You say "뭐 해?" (mwo hae)
Keith: 뭐 해? (mwo hae)
Seol: And it's really simple to break it down. 뭐 (mwo) means "what" and 해 (hae) means "do", so together it means "What are you doing?"
Keith: Great explanation, 민경! (mingyeong) You're not lazy any more!
Seol: Thank you!
Keith: Can you also tell us how to answer this question?
Seol: Well, to answer this question, you'll need to know the words for what you're doing.
Keith: That's true. But you know, where do our listeners have to go to look up the words that I want to know?
Seol: You can go to the Premium Learning Center at out site, KoreanClass101.com and use the dictionary there!
Keith: Exactly. You can listen to the pronunciation of not only the vocab words but also the sample sentences. You can hear 민경 (mingyeong)'s voice even in the dictionary!
Seol: And after you look up the nouns you need, you can add '해' ('hae') at the end, and it works for most words.
Keith: Yes, not all of them, but most of them. So how were the words used in the dialog?
Seol: The sister asked "뭐 해?" (mwo hae) What are you doing? And the brother answered "요리 해" (yori hae)
Keith: I'm cooking.
Seol: 청소 해.(cheongso hae)
Keith: I'm cleaning.
Seol: 빨래 해. (ppallae hae)
Keith: I'm doing the laundry. Great! And what's the next focus of this lesson?
Seol: You know, when you ask someone "What are you doing?" you often mean 'NOW', right? so you often ask 'what are you doing now?' So it's useful to know the word for "now" in Korean too.
Keith: Great idea. What's the word for now?
Seol: 지금. 지/금. 지금. (jigeum. ji)
Keith: 지금. I think I use this word more than 10 times a day.
Seol: Yeah, it's a very very common word, so be sure to remember it! And the sister in this dialog asked her brother, 지금 뭐 해? (jigeum mwo hae)
Keith: And that means What are you doing NOW.
Seol: 지금 뭐 해? (jigeum mwo hae)
Keith: This is in informal language, so make sure you use it to your friends or people that are close to you only.

Outro

Keith: Okay. So I guess that just about does it for today.
Seol: Really?
Keith: Don't be so sad, we're going to come back next week with another lesson! So we will see everyone next time.
Seol: 안녕히 계세요. (annyeonghi gyeseyo.)
Minkyong: 안녕히 계세요. (annyeonghi gyeseyo.)
Keith: Bye.

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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여러분, 지금 뭐 해요? (Everyone, what are you doing now?) And do you ask this question to people around you very ofteN?

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Tuesday at 11:45 PM
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Hi Syafiq,


Thanks for posting! Let's take a look at what you wrote:


커맨트 읽어해요 -->코멘트를 읽어요./코멘트를 읽고 있어요.

읽다 is not a 'hada' verb so you cannot use 'haeyo' after it.


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Syafiq
Friday at 11:56 AM
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I'm reading the comments. 커맨트 읽어해요

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Saturday at 01:01 AM
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Hi Gustavo,


Thanks for posting. LOL I am not a bot! There are many others working to answer your questions (either here or via our MyTeacher services), providing tech support and creating educational materials to help you reach your study goals. Just not as visible as I am. 😆


Take care and please let us know if you have any questions.

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Gustavo
Wednesday at 01:57 AM
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Hello there,


Just passing by here, thx for the lesson (finally understood how to turn nouns into verbs, and it's so easy) :D

Great work guys. Btw, Lyn, are you everywhere, omnipresent? are you a bot? 😮 (kidding) Is there anyone working with you? You seem to be the only one that answers the comments (I've seen one other person as well but 2-3 answers, while you got all the other ones), hope you don't feel lonely doing this job :'(

Keep up the great work done so far, 화이팅!!

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Thursday at 01:35 AM
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Hi Uttam,


Thanks for posting. Just remember to keep all your sentences in polite form:


지금 한국어 공부 해--->지금 한국어 공부해요.


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Uttam
Sunday at 01:21 PM
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안녕하세요.

지금 한국어 공부 해.

😎

Lyn
Thursday at 02:52 AM
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Hi Jugnu,


Thanks for posting!


안녕하세요, Jugnu입니다. (annyeonghaseyo, jugnuimnida).


입니다 sounds like 'imnida' due to the rules of batchim (words that end with consonants). We have a lesson series that may be of help, start from here (if you already know how to write Korean syllables. If not, start from the beginning of the lesson series):


https://www.koreanclass101.com/lesson/hana-hana-hangul-13-hangul-batchim-rules-1-lenition-and-fortis/


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Jugnu Verma
Wednesday at 12:36 PM
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Aanyong -Ha-seyou.. Jugnu Imnida.

Question - Why does M sound like B (in what - Muo) and N sound like D (in Yes - ne)

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Friday at 12:00 PM
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Hi M,


If you wanted to say that you are cooking vegetables, then you would say


지금 야채를 요리하고 있어요/지금 야채요리를 만들고 있어요.


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Lyn

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M
Tuesday at 07:00 AM
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Is this sentence correct?

지금야채요리해요