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Seol: 안녕하세요. 윤설입니다.
Minkyong: 안녕하세요. 민경입니다.
Keith: Hey Keith here, Newbie Season 3 and Lesson #2. She Tricked Me Into Buying Everything in Korea.
Seol: Wow!
Minkyong: Hello everyone, I am Minkyong and welcome to KoreanClass101.com.
Keith: Yeah with us, you will learn to speak Korean with fun and effective lessons.
Seol: We also provide you with cultural insights.
Keith: And tips you won’t find in a textbook. All right, in this lesson, you will learn how to say again in Korean.
Minkyong: 또
Keith: And this conversation takes place where?
Seol: At home.
Keith: And the conversation, who is it between?
Seol: The mother and the daughter.
Keith: And they are family members. So the daughter is talking to her mother in informal Korean. So the entire conversation will be in
Seol: 반말.
Keith: Informal Korean. Now before we listen to the conversation, we want to ask.
Seol: Do you read the lesson notes while you listen?
Keith: Yeah we received an email about the study tip. So we are wondering if you tried it and if so, what do you think about it?
Minkyong: You can leave us feedback in the comments section of this lesson.
Keith: Okay. Let’s listen to the conversation.
(1)엄마: 은경아, 뭐 해?
(1)eomma: eungyeong-a, mwo hae?
(2)은경: 어... 인터넷 쇼핑.
(2)eungyeong: eo... inteonet syoping.
(3)엄마: 또? 뭐 사?
(3)eomma: tto? mwo sa?
(4)은경: 어... 구두.
(4)eungyeong: eo... gudu.
(5)엄마: 구두? 또 사?
(5)eomma: gudu? tto sa?
(6)은경: 그리고... 가방!
(6)eungyeong: geurigo... gabang!
(7)엄마: 또 가방 사?
(7)eomma: tto gabang sa?
(8)은경: 그리고... 지갑... 그리고…
(8)eungyeong: geurigo... jigab... geurigo...
(9)엄마: 에휴...
(9)eomma: ehyu…
(1)엄마: 은경아, 뭐 해?
(1)eomma: eungyeong-a, mwo hae?
Mother: Eungyeong, what are you doing?
(2)은경: 어... 인터넷 쇼핑.
(2)eungyeong: eo... inteonet syoping.
Eungyeong: Oh...shopping on the Internet.
(3)엄마: 또? 뭐 사?
(3)eomma: tto? mwo sa?
Mother: Again? What are you buying?
(4)은경: 어... 구두.
(4)eungyeong: eo... gudu.
Eungyeong: Hmm...shoes.
(5)엄마: 구두? 또 사?
(5)eomma: gudu? tto sa?
Mother: Shoes? You're buying them again?
(6)은경: 그리고... 가방!
(6)eungyeong: geurigo... gabang!
Eungyeong: And...bags!
(7)엄마: 또 가방 사?
(7)eomma: tto gabang sa?
Mother: You're buying bags again?
(8)은경: 그리고... 지갑... 그리고…
(8)eungyeong: geurigo... jigab... geurigo…
Eungyeong: And...wallets...and...
(9)엄마: 에휴...
(9)eomma: ehyu…
Mother: (sigh)
Minkyong: I have a friend like this in Korea. She bought everything in her entire wardrobe online.
Keith: Yeah Korean people tend to like shopping online. Korea has a big Internet shopping culture and you can buy anything on the Internet and it’s fast.
Seol: Yeah. Since Korea is not very big in land mass, the delivery service is really fast and it only takes a couple of days before you can receive your order.
Keith: Yeah. As far as I know, sometimes you can make an order in the morning and get the product in the afternoon right?
Seol: Yes. Some stores offer super fast delivery service like that. I buy a lot of things online too
Minkyong: But I don’t like to buy things online. Things I receive are always different from the pictures online. I always get so disappointed.
Keith: Ah so that’s why you are always dressed like that. I am just kidding, it’s a joke, it’s a joke but yeah electronics are actually much cheaper online and they are the same you know. So if you are scared of buying things online and if you are addicted to buying things online like the daughter in today’s dialogue, you can often hear the expression “Again?” from the people around you.
Seol: Yeah my sisters often ask me the question too.
Keith: Yeah and that’s the focus of today’s lesson but before we have a look at it, let’s have a look at today’s vocabulary words.
Minkyong: 좋아요. Sounds good.
Keith: The first word we have is
Seol: 뭐
Keith: What
Seol: 뭐 [slowly - broken down by syllable] 뭐 [natural native speed]
Keith: Next
Minkyong: 구두
Keith: Shoes
Minkyong: 구두 [slowly - broken down by syllable] 구두 [natural native speed]
Keith: Next
Seol: 가방
Keith: Bag
Seol: 가방 [slowly - broken down by syllable] 가방 [natural native speed]
Keith: 그 다음에.
Minkyong: 지갑
Keith: Wallet, purse
Minkyong: 지갑 [slowly - broken down by syllable] 지갑 [natural native speed]
Keith: After that
Seol: 그리고
Keith: And, also
Seol: 그리고 [slowly - broken down by syllable] 그리고 [natural native speed]
Keith: Next we have
Minkyong: 사
Keith: To buy, informal Korean.
Minkyong: 사 [slowly - broken down by syllable] 사 [natural native speed]
Keith: All right. So now, we are going to take a closer look at some of the words and phrases from this lesson. The first word we are going to take a look at is
Minkyong: 그리고.
Keith: It means and, also. It’s used just like the English word and or also. It’s a conjunction that joins words, phrases and sentences. How did they come out in this dialogue?
Seol: 은경 said 그리고 가방.
Keith: And bags
Minkyong: And she also said 그리고 지갑 그리고...
Keith: And wallets and
Seol: You just need to add 그리고 afterwards and that means the word plus and. It’s very simple to use.
Keith: And we are Seol 그리고 Minkyong 그리고 Keith.
Minkyong: Nice example.
Keith: Okay. So what’s the next word?
Seol: 사.
Keith: To buy and this is in informal Korean, the intimate politeness level. What’s the dictionary form of this word?
Seol: 사다.
Keith: And what if you want to be polite? How do you say that?
Seol: 사요.
Keith: So can we have a sample sentence?
Minkyong: 나 책 사.
Keith: I am buying a book.
Seol: 나 커피 사.
Keith: I am buying some coffee. Okay you are going to buy me coffee too?
Seol: Sure.
Keith: Right after we take a look at the focus of this lesson.
Seol: Okay.

Lesson focus

Keith: What are we focusing on in this lesson?
Minkyong: The focus of this lesson is how to say again in Korean, 또.
Keith: It’s very short and abrupt. 또.
Seol: Yeah. It’s easy to remember. 또, 또.
Keith: I got it, I got it.
Seol: Okay.
Keith: So this 또 means again in Korean and just like in English, this word can give off various nuances depending on the tone of speech by the speaker. So what does that mean? Can you give us an example?
Minkyong: If you say it plainly, it just means again or once again.
Keith: So for example
Seol: When you finish eating and leave the restaurant, the waiter says 또 오세요.
Keith: Please come again and that one is actually very – just neutral, just again. So how about if it’s a rising tone?
Minkyong: If you say it with a rising tone, you can express sarcasm or surprise. For example, I have been eating all day and I am looking for something else to eat again and my mom says 또 먹어?
Keith: Are you eating again? Okay can we have some sample sentences then?
Seol: When I say goodbye to my friends 또 보자.
Keith: See you again and that’s informal Korean. Can you be sarcastic with that? 또? It doesn’t really work like that?
Seol: No, no, no I can do it. Let me try. 또? 또? 또 보자고? Was I being sarcastic?
Keith: Oh let’s see each other again?
Seol: Yeah.
Keith: Okay but…
Seol: No, not really?
Keith: No, that was very sarcastic truly.
Minkyong: Or you can just use the 또 by itself. 또? in the rising intonation.
Keith: Again, all right. So how did it come out in this dialogue?
Seol: The word mom said 또? 뭐 사?
Keith: Again, what are you buying?
Minkyong: And she also said 구두? 또 사?
Keith: Shoes? You are buying them again?
Seol: And the last 엄마 said 또 가방 사?
Keith: You are buying bags again? So that just about does it for this lesson.


Minkyong: Ready to test what you just learned?
Keith: Yeah, make this lesson’s vocabulary stick by using lesson specific flashcards in the learning center.
Seol: There is a reason everyone uses flashcards.
Keith: Bottom line, they work.
Seol: Yeah.
Keith: So they really help with memorization and you can get the flashcards for this lesson at KoreanClass101.com, okay. See you every one again.
Seol: 또 봐요.
Minkyong: 안녕히 계세요.


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Monday at 6:30 pm
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여러분, 인터넷 쇼핑 많이 하세요? (Do you do a lot of shopping online?)

Thursday at 10:39 pm
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Hi Haley,

Thanks for posting. To answer your question, both 다시 and 또 mean 'again', but the nuance is slightly different.

또 means to "repeat an action", whereas 다시 is used when you are "1. continuing an action or something that was completed in the past, 2. stopped midway, 3. you want to start something over from the beginning".

Here's an example:

또 해? -->You're doing it again?

다시 해?-->You're doing it over again?

Hope this was of help.



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Tuesday at 12:00 am
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Hello! I am confused because I thought that 다시 meant again, and this lesson teaches 또. Can you explain if you have time? I may be incorrect.

Friday at 6:34 pm
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Hi Anastaysia,

Thank you for posting and good job! One other way of saying the same thing would be using '거의'(rarely/hardly):

아니요, 인터넷 쇼핑은 거의 안해요. (No, I hardly/rarely shop online).

Just remember that you can omit 'I/you' when you are talking about yourself.



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Thursday at 3:11 am
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아니요, 저는 인터넷 쇼핑을 별로 안 해요.

(No, I rarely shop online)

Wednesday at 9:59 pm
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Hi pegah,

1) No, 이랑 cannot replace 그리고 in this dialogue because 이랑 follows a noun.


신발이랑 가방

옷이랑 가방

2) 구두 means dress shoes while 신발 refers to footwear in general from sneakers to stilettos.

감사합니다. :smile:


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Saturday at 3:52 am
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Hi.thank you for these great and useful newbie seasons...i have 2 questions: 1)can we use 이랑 instead of 그리고 in this dialoge? 2)is there any differences netween 구두 and 신발 ? Thank you again :)

Tuesday at 12:51 pm
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Hi Hiba,

Thank you for posting!

Welcome back :grin:



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Sunday at 7:10 pm
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It has been a while ,, but i am back to studying now ,, Any way miss you all .. I want to let you know that i really enjoy the lessons and usually i lesson to the audio along with lesson notes cause this can make things easier :D :smile::thumbsup:

Friday at 6:24 pm
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Hi Charmaine Elliston,

Thank you for your comment and positive feedback!

Keep studying your Korean Lessons and let us know if you have any question.

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Charmaine Elliston
Tuesday at 11:47 pm
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This was one of my favorite lessens Keith. it was easy and I feel ready to go out and test it. I REALLY LOVE KOREAN CLASS 101:wink: