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INTRODUCTION
Miseon: 여러분 안녕하세요 (yeoreobun annyeonghaseyo), KoreanClass101.com입니다. (imnida.)
Keith: Hi, I am Keith, welcome to newbie series season 4, lesson 24; “Don’t Let Anyone Make You Do Anything You Don’t Want to Do in Korea!” Hi, my name is Keith and I’m joined here by Miseon.
Miseon: 안녕하세요 여러분 (annyeonghaseyo yeoreobun) Welcome back to koreanclass101.com.
Keith: Okay, what are we going to learn in this lesson?
Miseon: In this lesson, we will learn how to say “want to” and “don’t want to”.
Keith: As in the Example:
Miseon: Yeah, for example: 먹다 (meokda)
Keith: To eat.
Miseon: You can say 먹고 싶 어 (meokgo sip eo)
Keith: I want to eat.
Miseon: If you don’t want to eat, then 안 먹고 싶 어 (an meokgo sip eo)
Keith: All right, and where does this conversation take place?
Miseon: This conversation takes place at home.
Keith: And the conversation is between:
Miseon: Between Dong-hyeok and 할머니 (halmeoni)
Keith: Her grandmother, so the grandmother is of course speaking informal Korean to her grandson.
Miseon: 반말 이요 (banmal iyo)
Keith: And her grandson is being respectful so, he’s speaking in polite language to his grandmother.
Miseon: 네 (ne). 존댓말 이요. (jondaenmal iyo)
Keith: Listeners, I have a question.
Miseon: A question?
Keith: Yup, I want to know when was the last time you commented.
Miseon: Great question.
Keith: Stop by koreanclass101.com, leave us a comment or just say hi. All right, let’s listen in.
Miseon: 네 (ne)
DIALOGUE
할머니 (halmeoni): 우리 동혁이는 커서 뭐가 되고 싶어? (uri dong-hyeok-i-neun keoseo mwo-ga doego sipeo?)
동혁 (donghyeok): 음... 난... 할아버지 될 거예요… (eum... nan... harabeoji doel geo-yeyo…)
할머니 (halmeoni): 하하하 할아버지? 또? (hahaha. harabeoji? tto?)
동혁 (donghyeok): 음... 커서 아빠가 될 거예요… (eun... keoseo appa-ga doel geo-yeyo…)
할머니 (halmeoni): 대통령이나 과학자 안 되고 싶어? (daetong-ryong-ina gwahakja an doego sipeo?)
동혁 (donghyeok): 음... 대통령? (eum... daetongnyeong?)
할머니 (halmeoni): 응. 훌륭한 사람 안 되고 싶어? (eung. hullyung-han saram an doego sipeo?)
동혁 (donghyeok): 음... 훌륭한 사람 되고 싶어요. (eum... hullyung-han saram doego sipeoyo.)
할머니 (halmeoni): 훌륭한 사람 되고 싶어? 그럼 대통령이나 과학자는 어때? (hullyung-han saram doego sipeo? geureom daetong-ryeong-ina gwahakja-neun eottae?)
동혁 (donghyeok): 음... 아빠는 훌륭한 사람 아니에요? (eum... appa-neun hullyung-han saram anieyo?)
Miseon: 한번 더 천천히 (hanbeon deo cheoncheonhi).
Keith: One more time, slowly.
할머니 (halmeoni): 우리 동혁이는 커서 뭐가 되고 싶어? (uri dong-hyeok-i-neun keoseo mwo-ga doego sipeo?)
동혁 (donghyeok): 음... 난... 할아버지 될 거예요… (eum... nan... harabeoji doel geo-yeyo…)
할머니 (halmeoni): 하하하 할아버지? 또? (hahaha. harabeoji? tto?)
동혁 (donghyeok): 음... 커서 아빠가 될 거예요… (eun... keoseo appa-ga doel geo-yeyo…)
할머니 (halmeoni): 대통령이나 과학자 안 되고 싶어? (daetong-ryong-ina gwahakja an doego sipeo?)
동혁 (donghyeok): 음... 대통령? (eum... daetongnyeong?)
할머니 (halmeoni): 응. 훌륭한 사람 안 되고 싶어? (eung. hullyung-han saram an doego sipeo?)
동혁 (donghyeok): 음... 훌륭한 사람 되고 싶어요. (eum... hullyung-han saram doego sipeoyo.)
할머니 (halmeoni): 훌륭한 사람 되고 싶어? 그럼 대통령이나 과학자는 어때? (hullyung-han saram doego sipeo? geureom daetong-ryeong-ina gwahakja-neun eottae?)
동혁 (donghyeok): 음... 아빠는 훌륭한 사람 아니에요? (eum... appa-neun hullyung-han saram anieyo?)
Miseon: 영어로 한번더. (yeongeoro hanbeondeo.)
Keith: Now let’s hear it with the English translation.
할머니 (halmeoni): 우리 동혁이는 커서 뭐가 되고 싶어? (uri dong-hyeok-i-neun keoseo mwo-ga doego sipeo?)
Keith: Dong-hyeok, what do you want to become when you grow up?
동혁 (donghyeok): 음... 난... 할아버지 될 거예요… (eum... nan... harabeoji doel geo-yeyo…)
Keith: Hmm...I...want to become a grandfather.
할머니 (halmeoni): 하하하 할아버지? 또? (hahaha. harabeoji? tto?)
Keith: Hahaha. A grandfather? And?
동혁 (donghyeok): 음... 커서 아빠가 될 거예요… (eun... keoseo appa-ga doel geo-yeyo…)
Keith: Hmm...I want to be a father when I grow up.
할머니 (halmeoni): 대통령이나 과학자 안 되고 싶어? (daetong-ryong-ina gwahakja an doego sipeo?)
Keith: You don't want to become the president or a scientist?
동혁 (donghyeok): 음... 대통령? (eum... daetongnyeong?)
Keith: Hmm...the president?
할머니 (halmeoni): 응. 훌륭한 사람 안 되고 싶어? (eung. hullyung-han saram an doego sipeo?)
Keith: Yeah. You don't want to be a great person?
동혁 (donghyeok): 음... 훌륭한 사람 되고 싶어요. (eum... hullyung-han saram doego sipeoyo.)
Keith: Hmm...I want to become a great person.
할머니 (halmeoni): 훌륭한 사람 되고 싶어? 그럼 대통령이나 과학자는 어때? (hullyung-han saram doego sipeo? geureom daetong-ryeong-ina gwahakja-neun eottae?)
Keith: You want to become a great person? Then how about the president or a scientist?
동혁 (donghyeok): 음... 아빠는 훌륭한 사람 아니에요? (eum... appa-neun hullyung-han saram anieyo?)
Keith: Hmm...so Dad is not a great person?
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Miseon: Oh my god, Dong-hyeok is so cute.
Keith: He’s Probably about five years, five years old I thought.
Miseon: And he must be like seven, really?
Keith: Seven?
Miseon: Seven? I don’t know
Keith: Around there.
Miseon: It’s around there, yeah.
Keith: Very very young.
Miseon: I still remember those period of time.
Keith: Yeah.
Miseon: Yeah, a lot of people ask me what do you want to be, right?
Keith: Yeah, what do you want to be, what do you want to become when you grow up.
Miseon: Right.
Keith: I think everyone grows up hearing that question.
Miseon: 네맞아요. (nemajayo.) In Korean now it’s a bit different, but for a long time there were exemplary answers to these questions.
Keith: Right, the correct answers for what do you want to become.
Miseon: 네 (ne) Most parents want their kids to say doctor, president, or scientist, or lawyer.
Keith: Lawyer, I heard that one. My mum is still bugging me about that one. You wanna become a lawyer?
Miseon: It’s not too late.
Keith: I was like mum, I’m a little older now.
Miseon: No, never too late.
Keith: But like you said, now I think it’s changing, right?
Miseon: 네 (ne) of course, it’s a new era, and some kids say, they want to be a singer or an actor, or a comedian or a writer, something like more relating to art.
Keith: Yeah, but you know what? I think the parents are still on the doctor, lawyer, president kind of … they’re like hey, don’t you like to become a doctor and they’re like no, I’ll become an singer, sing … what?
Miseon: You know, I’ll give you one example, my sister. My sister has one son. He’s 14 years old and he wants to play violin, and he wants to be a musician.
Keith: Oh, that great.
Miseon: Yeah, I said that 정말 좋 아 (jeongmal jo a), right? And my sister like, no, you should be a lawyer.
Keith: A doctor.
Miseon: I’m like, 언니 (eonni), don’t push him like that. You know, he wants to be what he wants to be, right?
Keith: Yeah, definitely I think there is about two professions in the minds of all Korean parents. Doctors and lawyers.
Miseon: 네맞아요 (nemajayo).
Keith: Which I am neither. All right, let’s go to the vocab.
Miseon: Okay.
VOCAB LIST
Keith: First word we have is:
Miseon: 크다 (keuda) [natural native speed]
Keith: to be big
Miseon: 크다 (keuda) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Miseon: 크다 (keuda) [natural native speed]
Keith: Next.
Miseon: 되다 (doeda) [natural native speed]
Keith: to become
Miseon: 되다 (doeda) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Miseon: 되다 (doeda) [natural native speed]
Keith: Next.
Miseon: 할아버지 (harabeoji) [natural native speed]
Keith: grandfather
Miseon: 할아버지 (harabeoji) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Miseon: 할아버지 (harabeoji) [natural native speed]
Keith: Next.
Miseon: 또 (tto) [natural native speed]
Keith: and, plus, in addition
Miseon: 또 (tto) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Miseon: 또 (tto) [natural native speed]
Keith: Next.
Miseon: 아빠 (appa) [natural native speed]
Keith: father
Miseon: 아빠 (appa) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Miseon: 아빠 (appa) [natural native speed]
Keith: Next.
Miseon: 대통령 (daetongnyeong) [natural native speed]
Keith: president (of a country)
Miseon: 대통령 (daetongnyeong) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Miseon: 대통령 (daetongnyeong) [natural native speed]
Keith: Next.
Miseon: 과학자 (gwahakja) [natural native speed]
Keith: scientist
Miseon: 과학자 (gwahakja) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Miseon: 과학자 (gwahakja) [natural native speed]
Keith: After that.
Miseon: 훌륭하다 (hullyunghada) [natural native speed]
Keith: to be great
Miseon: 훌륭하다 (hullyunghada) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Miseon: 훌륭하다 (hullyunghada) [natural native speed]
Keith: Next.
Miseon: 사람 (saram) [natural native speed]
Keith: person, people
Miseon: 사람 (saram) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Miseon: 사람 (saram) [natural native speed]
VOCAB AND PHRASE USAGE
Keith: All right, well, let’s have a closer look at some of the words and phrases from this lesson.
Miseon: 네 (ne) the first word we’ll look at is 또 (tto)
Keith: That mean again, and, plus, additionally.
Miseon: 또 (tto), 또 (tto).
Keith: Okay, this word usually means "again", but depending on the tone, it can mean "and?" or "what else?"
Miseon: 네 (ne) For example Keith what do you want to eat?
Keith: I want to eat a hamburger.
Miseon: 또?!! (tto?!!)
Keith: And that one is, “Again?”
Miseon: 네맞아요 (nemajayo). and what do you want to eat in addition to hamburgers.
Keith: Okay, well let’s go with the standard hamburger, I want a coke and I want some fresh fries.
Miseon: 또? (tto?)
Keith: And with this one, this one is actually is used as, “And?” Isn’t that right?
Miseon: 네 (ne), it's like 그리고? (geurigo?)
Keith: Yeah, if you noticed the rising tone there, it means, and, what else?
All right, so what’s the next word we are taking a look at?
Miseon: Next word is 훌륭하다 (hullyunghada)
Keith: To be great, to be excellent.
Miseon: 훌륭하다, 훌륭하다. (hullyunghada, hullyunghada.)
Keith: Okay, and this word has a very powerful nuance to it.
Miseon: I do agree. If you say that something is just 좋다 (jota), that means it’s good too, but 훌륭하다 (hullyunghada) is like very very good.
Keith: It’s really up there on the scale, it’s like awesome, fantastic, or you know something really terrific.
Miseon: That’s true, something like that. 훌륭해요 (hullyunghaeyo), it also has to know on some of well achieved .
Keith: So, you know this is a really word to know, but use it sparingly, because if you overuse it, it doesn’t have the same value.
Miseon: That’s true, that’s true, so you know, just use only one time 훌륭해요 (hullyunghaeyo). Keith, 훌륭해요. 훌륭해요 훌륭해요. (hullyunghaeyo. hullyunghaeyo hullyunghaeyo.)
Keith: Oh thank you thank you thank you. And it holds the same value right? I hope.
Miseon: No.
Keith: All right, well, let’s take a look at the focus for this lesson.

Lesson focus

Miseon: The focus of this lesson is to learn how to say want to say, want to a and don’t want to.
Keith: Okay, as in the example:
Miseon: 과학자가 되고 싶어요. (gwahakjaga doego sipeoyo.)
Keith: “I want to be a scientist.”
Miseon: 네 (ne) when you want to say that, you want to do something, you use the structure -고 싶어요. (-go sipeoyo.)
Keith: Okay, and what if you want to say you don’t want to do something?
Miseon: Then you can simply add 안 (an) before the verb.
Keith: Right, and don’t forget, if you’re talking in informal Korean, you can just drop the 요 (yo) at the end of it?
Miseon: Of course.
Keith: All right, can you give us a quick example?
Miseon: 그럼요 (geureomyo). The verb 가다 (gada) is “to go”, right?
Keith: Right.
Miseon: So you say, 가고 싶어요. (gago sipeoyo.)
Keith: “I want to go.”
Miseon: And the opposite way is 안 가고 싶어요. (an gago sipeoyo.)
Keith: “I don’t want to go”. And notice the location of 안 (an), it comes before the verb.
Miseon: 네맞아요 (nemajayo). And here in the dialogue for this lesson, the grandmother is asking her grandson, what he wants to become, so they’re using the verb 되다 (doeda).
Keith: And that verb 되다 (doeda), it means “to become”.
Miseon: 되다 (doeda)
Keith: To become.
Miseon: 되고 싶어요 (doego sipeoyo)
Keith: And that one is: I want to become.
Miseon: 안 되고 싶어요 (an doego sipeoyo)
Keith: And I’m sure most my listeners guessed: I don’t want to become.
All right, so how was this construction 되고 싶어 (doego sipeo) and 안 되고 싶어 (an doego sipeo) used in this dialogue.
Miseon: 네 (ne) In this dialogue, 커서 뭐가 되고 싶어? (keoseo mwoga doego sipeo?)
Keith: What do you want to become when you grow up?
Miseon: 대통령이나 과학자 안 되고 싶어? (daetongnyeongina gwahakja an doego sipeo?)
Keith: "You don't want to become the president or a scientist?"
Miseon: 훌륭한 사람 되고 싶어요. (hullyunghan saram doego sipeoyo.)
Keith: "I want to become a great person." Okay, how about a few more examples?
Miseon: 좋 아요 (jo ayo)
Keith: How about I want to sleep more?
Miseon: 더 자고 싶어요. (deo jago sipeoyo.)
Keith: that’s a truth. And here’s the next one “I want to go home.”
Miseon: 집에 가고 싶어요. (jibe gago sipeoyo.) That’s me! 집에 가고 싶어요. (jibe gago sipeoyo.)
Keith: And when you go home, you all by yourself, you are pretty hungry, so “I want to eat some ramyeon noodles.”
Miseon: 네 (ne). 라면 먹고 싶어요. (ramyeon meokgo sipeoyo.)
Keith: And they’re all the truth. All three examples.
Miseon: 네 (ne) and especially like it’s raining, you …
Keith: On a raining day.
Miseon: 라면 먹고 싶어요. (ramyeon meokgo sipeoyo.)

Outro

Miseon: Ready to test what you just have learnt?
Keith: Make this lesson’s vocabulary stick by using lesson specific flashcards in the learning centre.
Miseon: There is a reason everyone uses flash cards.
Keith: They work.
Miseon: They really do help memorization.
Keith: You can get the flash cards for this lesson at:
Miseon: KoreanClass101.com
Keith: All right, well, that’s just about does it, thanks for listening.
Miseon: 네 여러분 감사니다 (ne yeoreobun gamsanida)
Keith: Bye bye.
Miseon: Bye.

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Can you make example sentences using "-고 싶어요"?

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Friday at 11:31 AM
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Hi Pauline,


Thanks for posting. ~(해)서 is used to explain the reason for something. Example:


바빠서 못 갔어.

김밥이 커서 못 먹었어.

예뻐서 좋아해.


Cheers,

Lyn

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Pauline
Sunday at 07:10 AM
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hello, can you pls explain the conjugation of 커서 ? how is 서 used here? thank you

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Friday at 06:40 AM
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안녕하세요 Haley,


Thank you for taking the time to leave us a comment. 😇


If you have any questions, please let us know!


Kind regards,

레벤테 (Levente)

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Haley
Friday at 05:47 AM
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I finally completed the newbie series! Thank you Keith and everyone for making my morning commutes fun and educational. 👍

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Thursday at 05:13 AM
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Hi Sebastian,


Thanks for posting. The phrase to say 'not wanting to do something' is ~(하)기 싫다.

~고 싶다 is the phrase used to say 'want to do something', so please keep this in mind!


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Lyn

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Sebastian
Tuesday at 03:28 PM
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Can one say: 먹고 싫어

(don't want to eat)

?

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Thursday at 09:57 AM
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Hi Ian,


Thanks for commenting. You must be a KPop fan, you seem to have a lot of information on KPop singers!


Cheers,

Lyn

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Ian
Tuesday at 06:54 AM
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I believe the parents of Infinite leader were against him becoming a singer. Look at where he is now lol! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

한제원
Wednesday at 09:27 AM
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서울이 너무 예뻐서 정말 가고 싶죠 :lol:

하는데... 아직 15살만이에요 :cry:

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Monday at 09:35 AM
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:razz:Hi, Jani


For Koreans, they can say 'I want to have grandson'(손자가 갖고 싶다. / Sonjaga gatgo sipda) to say 'I want to become a grandfather.'