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Seol: 안녕하세요. 윤설입니다.
Keith: Hey Keith here, Newbie Series, Season 3, Lesson #10. Find Everything You Want to Do in Korea Right Here. Hi my name is Keith and I am joined in the studio here with
Seol: 설.
Keith: Good to have you in the studio.
Seol: Yeah.
Keith: All right so, Seol, help us out. What are we going to take a look at in this lesson?
Seol: In this lesson, you will learn how to say what you want to or what you want to eat.
Keith: And the conversation is between a couple and the guy wants to celebrate his girlfriend’s birthday but doesn’t have so much money. So suggesting something a little cheaper.
Seol: Wow and the speakers are speaking informal language 반말.
Keith: And before we listen in, attention listeners. Comment.
Seol: Comment
Keith: And comment some more.
Seol: It’s easy.
Keith: And asking questions really helps improve progress. Okay let’s listen to the conversation.
세호: 생일 축하해! 뭐 하고 싶어?
seho: saengil chukahae! mwo hago sipeo?
지은: 음... 외식 하고 싶어.
jieun: eum... oesik hago sipeo.
세호: 외식? 좋아! 뭐 먹고 싶어?
seho: oesik? joa! mwo meokgo sipeo?
지은: 음... 갈비! 갈비 먹고 싶어!
jieun: eum... galbi! galbi meokgo sipeo!
세호: 갈비? 라면 먹고 싶어?
seho: galbi? ramyeon meokgo sipeo?
지은: 실망이야!
jieun: silmangiya!
세호: 생일 축하해! 뭐 하고 싶어?
seho: saengil chukahae! mwo hago sipeo?
Seho: Happy birthday! What do you want to do?
지은: 음... 외식 하고 싶어.
jieun: eum... oesik hago sipeo.
Jieun: Hmm...I want to eat out!
세호: 외식? 좋아! 뭐 먹고 싶어?
seho: oesik? joa! mwo meokgo sipeo?
Seho: Eat out? Okay! What do you want to eat?
지은: 음... 갈비! 갈비 먹고 싶어!
jieun: eum... galbi! galbi meokgo sipeo!
Jieun: Well...galbi? I want to eat galbi!
세호: 갈비? 라면 먹고 싶어?
seho: galbi? ramyeon meokgo sipeo?
Seho: Galbi? (counting money) Do you want to eat ramyeon?
지은: 실망이야!
jieun: silmangiya!
Jieun: I'm disappointed in you!
Keith: Seol, so there are two types of food that came out in this conversation.
Seol: 갈비 and 라면.
Keith: Okay. First let’s go over what they are. What is 갈비?
Seol: It’s Korean barbeque.
Keith: Yeah the Beef is marinated in the sweet sauce. It’s really good.
Seol: It’s really yummy.
Keith: And what’s the other food we had.
Seol: It’s 라면.
Keith: And what is it?
Seol: The instant noodles.
Keith: Yeah. Just pop it in boiling water couple of minutes, boom! There you go, you got a meal. It’s really good too.
Seol: Sure, it’s kind of a representative food for students.
Keith: Yeah. Actually let’s talk about who eats these kinds of foods. So ramen like you said is eaten by students and when you are a student, actually you are still a student….
Seol: A student yeah.
Keith: And you are eating a lot of 라면.
Seol: Yeah for lunch, I eat a lot of 라면.
Keith: And why is that?
Seol: Because it’s cheap and convenient.
Keith: Uhh don’t have time to cook, just want to eat, get it over with
Seol: And cheap.
Keith: The most important part.
Seol: Yeah.
Keith: And how about 갈비?
Seol: Well, it’s really delicious but at the same time, it’s expensive.
Keith: Well it is not super expensive in Korea that is.
Seol: It’s affordable but still expensive for students.
Keith: Yeah so that’s a food that you eat kind of on special occasions. Get a graduation, you have an anniversary. There you go, let’s go eat 갈비.
Seol: Yeah it’s very typical.
Keith: So at the end of this lesson, are we celebrating with 갈비 or 라면?
Seol: I believe it’s 라면.
Keith: Because it’s on you.
Seol: Yeah.
Keith: All right. Well let’s move on to the vocab. First word we have is
Seol: 생일
Keith: Birthday
Seol: 생일 [slowly - broken down by syllable] 생일 [natural native speed]
Keith: Next we have
Seol: 축하해.
Keith: Congratulations.
Seol: 축하해 [slowly - broken down by syllable] 축하해 [natural native speed]
Keith: Next we have
Seol: 외식
Keith: Dining out.
Seol: 외식 [slowly - broken down by syllable] 외식 [natural native speed]
Keith: Next we have
Seol: 갈비
Keith: Galbi, Beef in Marinade, a variety of Korean barbeque.
Seol: 갈비 [slowly - broken down by syllable] 갈비 [natural native speed]
Keith: And finally what do we have
Seol: 실망이야.
Keith: I am disappointed.
Seol: 실망이야 [slowly - broken down by syllable] 실망이야 [natural native speed]
Keith: Okay. Let’s have 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: 축하해.
Keith: Congratulations and this is in informal Korean, the intimate politeness level. How do we say that in polite language?
Seol: 축하해요.
Keith: Congratulations. Okay so, when do we say that?
Seol: 생일.
Keith: Okay a birthday and what do we say when it’s somebody’s birthday.
Seol: 생일 축하해 or 생일 축하해요.
Keith: Happy birthday and that’s in both informal Korean and formal Korean. Okay so the word 축하해 is congratulations. What other situations do we use 축하해?
Seol: Like 졸업 축하해.
Keith: That’s literally graduation congratulations.
Seol: And 입학 축하해.
Keith: That’s when you get into a school, congratulations.
Seol: 결혼 축하해.
Keith: Marriage, congratulations. Yeah so basically it’s the same usage as the one in English. The only really unique one that’s different from English is the birthday. Instead of saying happy birthday, you say
Seol: 생일 축하해.
Keith: Birthday congratulations. Okay Seol, what’s our next word? What are we going to take a look at?
Seol: 실망이야.
Keith: I am disappointed and how do you say that a little more politely?
Seol: 실망이에요.
Keith: I am disappointed. So what kind of situations can you use this word?
Seol: When you disappoint me.
Keith: Well, yeah but in Korean, I feel like it’s used much more often than it is in English.
Seol: Oh really, then like when I promise to go out with my friends, she just calls me and says, she cannot. Then I am saying 실망이야.
Keith: Whereas in English, I am disappointed. So in English, you know sometimes you say ah shucks! Ah jeez! Ah that’s too bad but you are actually disappointed.
Seol: Yeah.
Keith: So in Korean, you are being straightforward.
Seol: Yeah but it’s not that heavy.
Keith: Yeah it’s not super heavy. That’s a very good point too but in this dialogue, it can’t be heavy.
Seol: Yeah. She is really disappointed with 라면.

Lesson focus

Keith: Yeah. All right, so let’s move on to the focus of this lesson. What is the focus for this lesson?
Seol: I want to do 하고 싶어.
Keith: 하고 싶어 and that means, I want to do something and you can add a noun for any kind of activity before this phrase and how do you say this more politely?
Seol: 하고 싶어요.
Keith: For any kind of activity before this phrase. So for example, how about the noun studies?
Seol: 공부 하고 싶어.
Keith: I want to study. So the noun comes in front.
Seol: And 하고 싶어.
Keith: Comes afterwards. All right, how do we say I want to study in polite Korean?
Seol: 공부 하고 싶어요.
Keith: Yeah. You just put that 요 at the end of the sentence. So what if I don’t want to do something?
Seol: 안 하고 싶어요.
Keith: Right. You just add that 안 in front of
Seol: 하고 싶어.
Keith: And it becomes negative, I don’t want to. Okay so how do we say I don’t want to study?
Seol: 공부 안 하고 싶어.
Keith: And if you notice there, the noun studies comes all the way in front still and then what do we have, don’t want to study.
Seol: 안 하고 싶어.
Keith: Okay. How did it come out in this dialogue?
Seol: Seho asked to Jieun 뭐 먹고 싶어?
Keith: What do you want to eat?
Seol: And Jieun said 갈비 먹고 싶어.
Keith: I want to eat galbi.
Seol: And Seho asked Jieun again 라면 먹고 싶어?


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Seol: 안녕.


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Monday at 6:30 pm
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The focus of this lesson is how to say "I want to" in Korean. :) What do you "want to" do? Please write your answers in Korean!

Monday at 9:35 pm
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Hi Jeff,

Thanks for posting. 춤 추다 is a phrase where the particle is omitted--(춤을 추다), so you would say:

춤(을) 추다-->dance

춤(을) 안 추다-->do not dance

춤(을) 추지않다-->do not dance

I want to sing this song would be:

이 노래(를) 부르고 싶어.



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Jeff Hammond
Saturday at 10:02 pm
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안녕. 나는 춤추하고싶어. Hello I wanna dance. Correct?

& 춤추 안 하고싶어 would be I DONT wanna dance?


이 노래를 가 노래하고 싶어 would be I want to sing this song?

I'm doing a lot of guessing here.

Monday at 8:45 pm
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Hi Ian,

Great job! Just remember that you don't need a space between 여행 and 하다.



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Saturday at 8:57 pm
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여행 하고 싶어요. :smile:

I want to travel.

Friday at 5:18 pm
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Hello David,

Thank you for your question and I do indeed understand as Korean's grammatical structure is quite different from English system!

I think you could try this one for basic grammar:


안 공부하고 싶어? is grammatically incorrect - it might be used in colloquial sense but when it comes to formal Korean, it wouldn't make sense.

-> In direct translation for English, Don't you want to study?, it would make sense but you could consider it differently in Korean grammatical order. We use the 'not' right in front of the verb.

On the other hand, 공부 안하고 싶어? is right - as the negative adverb 안 is supporting the verb which is to study.

-> You don't want to study? or if you cancel the question mark, it would be 'I don't want to study'.

Also I should mention that we do not use much comma when it comes to sentences unless it is very long and connecting the two sentences!

For example, 학교 성적이 잘 나오지 않았기 때문에, 공부를 안하고 싶다.

-> Because my grades didn't come out well, I do not want to study.

In this case it is good to use the comma; yet, it is okay not to as well!:)

I do understand this would be a lot to take in but please feel free to ask us for follow-up!:)

Thank you


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Wednesday at 4:55 pm
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Is it ok so say " 안공부고 싶버? instead of 공부 안하고 싶버? i have a little bit confused when translating them into English, and doesn't quite make sense to me. Moreover, how can i find the materials that show me how to put a comma, or a period or a space between words?


Monday at 5:40 pm
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Hi Vivian,

안녕하세요. I'm Madison from KoreanClass101.com

Thank you for the comment.

We're glad to hear that you like to learn Korean with us.

No worries about questions!! ;) Yes. it is write. With ㄱ and ㅎ, it makes stronger sound so yes! you're right :)

If you have any further questions, please feel free to let us know.

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Saturday at 9:48 pm
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Annyeonghaseyo :)

I wanted to ask if you can write 축하해 like chukhahae? Since in the dictionary it's standing that you can also write 어떡해 like eotteokhae. That's why I thought that when ㅎ is coming after ㄱ you can write kh and when ㄱ is coming after ㅎ you only have to write k

Kamsahamnida and mianhae for all my questions:oops: :)

Monday at 3:45 pm
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Hello Sasa,

This is Jaehwi from Koreanclass101.com

The Particle 고 used in the picture means 'to do something'. For example, you can say 먹고 싶다 to mean 'want > eat' and 하고 싶다 to mean 'want > do'.

You can find more descriptions and sampels sentences about the particle on our grammar bank.

Please click below link and learn more about the particle.


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Wednesday at 5:19 pm
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can you explain what is the function of the word 고 in the picture above? thanks, :wink: