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INTRODUCTION
Seol: 안녕하세요. 윤설입니다. (Annyeonghaseyo. Yunseorimnida.)
Keith: Hey Keith here. In That Case, Do You Want to See More of Korea? All right, so Seol, give us a little hint, a little clue. What are we going to take a look at in this lesson?
Seol: In this lesson, you will learn how to say then, in that case.
Keith: And who is the conversation between?
Seol: This conversation is between friends.
Keith: So therefore the speakers will be speaking informal Korean.
Seol: 반말 (banmal).
Keith: Okay. So let’s listen into the conversation.
DIALOGUE
보람 (boram): 나... 손톱이 너무 길어. (na... sontob-i neomu gireo.)
현경 (hyeongyeong): 그래? 그럼 잘라. (geurae? geureom jalla.)
보람 (boram): 나... 머리가 너무 길어. (na... meori-ga neomu gireo.)
현경 (hyeongyeong): 그래? 그럼 잘라. (geurae? geureom jalla.)
보람 (boram): 나... 그리고 다리가 너무 길어. (na... geurigo dari-ga neomu gireo.)
현경 (hyeongyeong): 그래? 그럼… (geurae? geureom…)
보람 (boram): 그럼... 뭐? (geureom... mwo?)
Seol: 한번 더 천천히 (hanbeon deo cheoncheonhi).
Keith: One more time, slowly.
보람 (boram): 나... 손톱이 너무 길어. (na... sontob-i neomu gireo.)
현경 (hyeongyeong): 그래? 그럼 잘라.(geurae? geureom jalla.)
보람 (boram): 나... 머리가 너무 길어. (na... meori-ga neomu gireo.)
현경 (hyeongyeong): 그래? 그럼 잘라. (geurae? geureom jalla.)
보람 (boram): 나... 그리고 다리가 너무 길어. (na... geurigo dari-ga neomu gireo.)
현경 (hyeongyeong): 그래? 그럼... (geurae? geureom…)
보람 (boram): 그럼... 뭐? (geureom... mwo?)
Seol: 영어로 한 번 더 (yeongeoro han beon deo).
Keith: One more time, with the English.
보람 (boram): 나... 손톱이 너무 길어. (na... sontob-i neomu gireo.)
: My fingernails are too long.
현경 (hyeongyeong): 그래? 그럼 잘라. (geurae? geureom jalla.)
: Are they? Then cut them.
보람 (boram): 나... 머리가 너무 길어. (na... meori-ga neomu gireo.)
: My hair is too long.
현경 (hyeongyeong): 그래? 그럼 잘라. (geurae? geureom jalla.)
: Is it? Then cut it.
보람 (boram): 나... 그리고 다리가 너무 길어. (na... geurigo dari-ga neomu gireo.)
: And...my legs are too long.
현경 (hyeongyeong): 그래? 그럼... (geurae? geureom…)
: Are they? Then...
보람 (boram): 그럼... 뭐? (geureom... mwo?)
: Then...what?
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Seol: Wow! I feel Hyeongyeong is too extreme.
Keith: Yeah it’s kind of scary but I think Hyeongyeong was kind of joking too.
Seol: I hope so but if you think about it, I don’t think I would be too worried about having long legs.
Keith: Well actually in Korea, that’s a really coveted thing. A lot of girls want long legs.
Seol: Sure, I hope to have long legs.
Keith: Well for long legs, I always hear the words
Seol: 롱다리 (rongdari).
Keith: And how about short legs?
Seol: 숏다리 (syotdari). That’s you.
Keith: Which one are you?
Seol: Umm in the middle.
Keith: Well let’s go over that word really quickly. The first part is
Seol: 롱 (rong).
Keith: And that’s the English word long right?
Seol: Uh-huh.
Keith: And after that?
Seol: 다리 (dari).
Keith: Legs. So long legs. How about short legs?
Seol: 숏 (syot).
Keith: That’s short in Konglish.
Seol: 다리 (dari).
Keith: Legs. Those words are not going to show up in our vocabulary but this word is.
VOCAB LIST
Keith: First word we have is...
Seol: 뭐 (mwo) [natural native speed]
Keith: : what
Seol: 뭐 (mwo) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Seol: 뭐 (mwo) [natural native speed]
Keith: Next
Seol: 다리 (dari) [natural native speed]
Keith: : leg
Seol: 다리 (dari) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Seol: 다리 (dari) [natural native speed]
Keith: Next
Seol: 머리 (meori) [natural native speed]
Keith: : head
Seol: 머리 (meori) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Seol: 머리 (meori) [natural native speed]
Keith: Next
Seol: 손톱 (sontop) [natural native speed]
Keith: : fingernail
Seol: 손톱 (sontop) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Seol: 손톱 (sontop) [natural native speed]
Keith: Next
Seol: 길어 (gireo) [natural native speed]
Keith: : It's long. (intimate)
Seol: 길어 (gireo) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Seol: 길어 (gireo) [natural native speed]
Keith: Next
Seol: 잘라 (jalla) [natural native speed]
Keith: : Cut it. (intimate)
Seol: 잘라 (jalla) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Seol: 잘라 (jalla) [natural native speed]
VOCAB AND PHRASE USAGE
Keith: All right. So let’s tackle some of these words in a little more detail. The first word we are going to take a look at is
Seol: 길어 (gireo)
Keith: It's long.
Seol: and to make it polite, you say 길어요 (gireoyo).
Keith: How about some sample sentences?
Seol: 수업이 너무 길어요 (sueobi neomu gireoyo).
Keith: “The class is too long,” and that’s referring to the time, right?
Seol: Uh-huh.
Keith: Well it could also refer to space as well but most of the time, you are probably talking about time.
Seol: Yeah, like 여름이 너무 길어요 (yeoreumi neomu gireoyo).
Keith: “The summer is too long,” and once again, this is referring to time as well but it can also refer to physical things as well like legs.
Seol: Yeah. When you say 다리가 너무 길어요.
Keith: My legs are too long. That’s a good thing.
Seol: Yeah.
Keith: Well that is part of our next word. What’s our next word?
Seol: 다리 (dari).
Keith: Leg and we had some other body parts too in this dialogue, right?
Seol: Yeah we had 머리 (meori).
Keith: Head but it also means hair and in this dialogue, it referred to hair, not head.
Seol: 머리가 길어요.
Keith: My hair is long but don’t confuse it with, my head is long. You just kind of got to tell from context if it’s talking about head or hair.
Seol: Yeah and there was also 손톱 (sontop).
Keith: Fingernails and all 보람 was saying was that her 머리 which is her hair and 손톱 (sontop) which is fingernails were too long.
Seol: 너무 길어 (neomu gireo). And Hyeongyeong said 잘라! (jalla!)
Keith: Cut it.
Seol: And 잘라요 (jallayo) if you want to be polite.
Keith: But sometimes I actually hear 짤라 (jjalla).
Seol: 짤라 (jjalla) sounds more colloquial.
Keith: Yeah. It’s the same meaning, just a slight change in pronunciation. So what’s the actual standard way to say cut.
Seol: 잘라 (jalla).
Keith: But in a lot of colloquial situations, what can you say?
Seol: 짤라 (jjalla).
Keith: It’s kind of tough if you are not used to it but it comes in the beginning 잘라 (jalla), 짤라 (jjalla). All right, now let’s take a look at today’s focus.

Lesson focus

Keith: What is this lesson’s focus?
Seol: Today's focus is how to say "Then" or "In That Case" in Korean.
Keith: And this word is very, very, very commonly used everyday in Korea. What is it?
Seol: 그럼 (geureom).
Keith: 그럼 (geureom). You say it a lot, too, right, Seol?
Seol: Yeah that's true. 그럼 가자 (geureom gaja).
Keith: Then let's go.
Seol: 그럼 오빠가 밥 사요 (geureom oppaga bap sayo).
Keith: “Then you pay for the food.” you’re right. It happens a lot.
Keith: Haha. Yeah. So 그럼 (geureom) is very useful for continuing a conversation naturally, right?
Seol: Yes it's a very important filler in the Korean language. And it's actually short for '그러면' (geureomyeon) but even if you just use 그럼 (geureom), that's fine too.
Keith: So how did it come out in this dialog?
Seol: 현경 (hyeongyeong) said 그래? 그럼 잘라. (geurae? geureom jalla.)
Keith: Is that so? Then cut them.
Seol: And 현경 (hyeongyeong) also said, 그래? 그럼... (geurae? geureom...)
Keith: Oh really? then...
Seol: And 보람 (boram) said 그럼... 뭐? (geureom... mwo?)
Keith: Then... what? Okay. 민경, (mingyeong) then, 그럼 (geureom), give us some more examples. In what situations or contexts do you use this 그럼 (geureom) most often?
Seol: When I say goodbye or see you to someone, if I say "안녕" ("annyeong") all of a sudden, the other person might not be expecting it, you know, so I say 그럼... 안녕! (geureom... annyeong!)
Keith: so that's 'then... bye!'
Seol: Yeah and when you are going home early and leave me in the office, I ask you "그럼 저는요?" ("geureom jeoneunyo?")
Keith: "then what about me?" hey but that's what I have to say. 그럼 나는? (geureom naneun?) You always go home earlier than me.
Seol: Then 그럼 같이 가요 (geureom gachi gayo).
Keith: Let's go together!
Seol: Yeah.
Keith: No, I don’t think so. I am staying.
Seol: See, that’s why I go alone.
Keith: Well you have fun by yourself.
Seol: Okay.

Outro

Keith: All right, well that’s going to do it. See you every one next time.
Seol: 안녕 (annyeong).

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Can you make a sentence using "in that case..." or "then..." in Korean?

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Hello. I hope comments section have reply and notification function.

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Hi Jessica,


Thanks for posting, that was a good one!😄


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Jessica / 제시카
Thursday at 07:09 AM
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안녕하세요!


My sentence:

그럼 자요!


감사합니다,

제시카

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Hello Patricia,


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


넌 배고파? 그럼 먹차! -->배고파? 그럼 먹자! (In spoken Korean, you usually omit personal pronouns)


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Patricia
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넌 배고파? 그럼 먹차!

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Monday at 04:59 AM
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I really love this lessons, I'm learning so much! ?

Thank you so much.

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Hi Crysh,


Nice job! :thumbsup:


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Crysh
Friday at 05:40 AM
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아 ...넌 졸려? 그럼 집에 가야 돼! :)

Oh, you're sleepy? In that case, you should go home!


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