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안녕하세요 (annyeonghaseyo)
Hello and welcome to Korean survival phrases brought to you by KoreanClass101.com, this course is designed to equip you with the language skills and knowledge to enable you to get the most out of your visit to Korea. You will be surprised at how far a little Korean will go. Now, before we jump in, remember to stop by KoreanClass101.com and there, you will find the accompanying PDF and additional info in the post. If you stop by, be sure to leave us the comment.
At the marketplace when you are talking about prices, there is another phrase that will come in very handy. That phrase is, lower please as in lower the price. In Korean, that phrase is 깎아주세요 (kkakkajuseyo). One more time slowly, 깎아주세요 (kkakkajuseyo). And now by syllable, 깎-아-주-세-요 (kka-kka-ju-se-yo). Now, when you are in Korea, you will have plenty of opportunity to use this. Even at department stores, you can haggle. Isn’t that crazy? I think it’s crazy because in America, no way is that going to happen. Anyway, Korea has plenty of marketplaces where you can go and use this phrase.
Now, when I was in Korea, I was at this supermarket Wal-Mart type-ish place called Kim’s Club and they sell everything from groceries to shoes to shirts and I was in the Levi’s section looking at shirts when I saw a shirt that I liked for 23,000 won which is roughly around USD23 and there is no way I am going to pay 23,000 won for a shirt. So I said, you guessed it. 깎아주세요 (kkakkajuseyo). And he gave me a funny look and he said, no. So I just kind of walked around pretending like I was going to leave and he tapped me on my shoulder and said, okay and he finally brought it down to 20,000 won. USD3 well saved. There are certain marketplaces where if you go after midnight, prices are half off. So if you are night shopper or day shopper, this phrase is just for you.
Okay. To close our today’s lesson, we’d like for you to practice what you’ve learned. I will provide you with the English equivalent of the phrase and you are responsible for shouting it out loud. You will have a few seconds before I give you the answer. So 화이팅 (hwaiting)!
Lower please - 깎아주세요 (kkakkajuseyo).
All right, that’s going to do it for today. Remember to stop by KoreanClass101.com and pick up the accompanying PDF. If you stop by, be sure to leave us a comment.

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KoreanClass101.com
Wednesday at 6:30 pm
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Let's practice "깎아주세요." :)

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KoreanClass101.com
Tuesday at 8:01 am
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Hi Breeana,


So glad to hear that you are having fun learning Korean! The 'fun factor' makes learning/studying much easier, right? :smile:


Cheers,

Lyn

Team KoreanClass101.com

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breeana tate
Sunday at 1:40 pm
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Im having so much fun learning Korean on my own with the help of this website. Thank you all very much.:heart::heart::heart::heart::smile::thumbsup:

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timandyou
Monday at 11:01 am
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Hello Colin,

haha~~ :wink: you went to 밀리오레 "Migliore".

Sorry to hear that those people annoyed you! Yes, I have to admit that they are (especially in the men sections) aggressive and annoying. I felt the same thing when I shopped at there last time!

Here is my tips when you go shopping in Korea.


#1, bring your MP3 with you.

#2, listen to the music while looking around the men sections (basically it helps you ignore them - basically you don't hear them at all).

#3, while looking around the sections, you stop by ONLY when you find something you likes.

#4, pull off an earphone and ask some questions about the clothing and try it if you want.

#5, Negotiate its price if you like the clothes

#6, Put on the earphones again, and just leave if you don't want to buy it.


I know this method is a bit RUDE to behave. But, you have to remember this - they are not interested in you but making money from you. So it's okay to be a bit rude to them (I think...).


Here is the last tips (VERY IMPORTANT)!

While shopping, if you find or feel very comfortable with a certain store clerk(s) or its owner, ask for their business card after buying clothes from there. By doing so, you are building a relationship with them and they will do their best to meet your needs/wants/styles... and many more...

So... next time, when you go shopping, you simple and directly go to that store and enjoy shopping with them (clerks or owner(s)).

At least, that's my secret to enjoying shopping in 밀리오레.

I hope I can take you in person to 밀리오레 and actually show how I do...

Anyway... to sum it up,


MP3 is a must!

Sorry that you did not enjoy shopping in 밀리오레...

I hope you will enjoy shopping next time...

cheers,

Tim :cool:

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Colin Chau
Saturday at 6:27 pm
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Man, when I was in Migliore... those people are so aggressive. Especially in the men's sections. I almost didn't want to stay! I found it really intimidating being bombarded with all these people trying to talk to me in Korean. Thank goodness I had my girlfriend around to save me. One day... i'll be able to bargain in korea like a pro!

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KoreanClass101.com
Monday at 2:47 pm
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Hi guys


아주 비싸요 is perfect!!

I will give you a little tip.:wink:

When you try to get the discount, “너무 비싸요” sounds more natural than “아주 비싸요”.


It's too expensive. please, give me some discounts.

너무 비싸요..T.T 깎아주세요~~

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Steve Weller
Thursday at 12:56 am
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깎아주세요 ....!


아주 비싸요 .... "제발 싸게!" "깎아주세요. 제발 $ 40US 벗으 시죠. 난 오직 내 신용 카드에 $ 140 가지고 싶어요. 내가 나중에 균형을 지불할 수 있습니까?


I really want to take advantage of 2 for 1. But I'm at the mercy of my wallet!


paycheck next week!

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firsty
Wednesday at 10:02 am
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아주머니...... 아주 비싸요....


깎아주세요.....

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KoreanClass101.com
Monday at 2:40 pm
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Steve Weller 씨 안녕하세요.

I’m not sure if I said ‘20% off if you buy two.’ or ‘If your 20 and buy two.’

Korean usually say the price.

For example, can I get 2000won off if I buy two?


화이팅!! 스티브.

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KoreanClass101.com
Monday at 2:32 pm
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네스레 :smile: 안녕하세요?

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It is nice but if you say 더 싼 것 없습니까? / 더 싼 것 있어요? It will be perfect.^^

것 means the thing in Korean.

* 것(Geot)


Thank you.

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khmer02
Friday at 11:32 am
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lolxxx man ur classs are so helpful i'm so glade u decided to take ur time to teach us people who are not korean ur language thx:razz: