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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.
In today’s lesson, we will introduce you to a phrase that will help you get a beat on something specific you are looking for. Today’s phrase is, where can I get or buy something. First, we need something. So let’s use the word 물 (mul) which means water. Now water, you can get water anywhere, the river, the gutter, the rain, wherever you – it’s everywhere but if you go into a convenient store and you ask for water, they will know you want bottled water. So let’s hear it one more time slowly. 물 (mul). In Korean, where can I get or buy water is 물 어디에서 살 수 있어요 (mul eodieseo sal su isseoyo)? One time slowly, it’s 물 어디에서 살 수 있어요 (mul eodieseo sal su isseoyo)?
Let’s break it down by syllable. 물 어-디-에-서 살 수 있-어-요 (mul eo-di-e-seo sal su i-sseo-yo)? The first word you hear is 물 (mul) which means water. One time slowly, 물 (mul). The second word you hear is 어디 (eodi). This means where. Immediately following is 에서 (eseo). This is a location particle and needs a location in front of it. But here the interrogative where is enough. So let’s hear these two together. 어디에서 (eodieseo). And lastly we have 살 수 있어요 (sal su isseoyo). This means, can buy. One time slowly, it’s 살 수 있어요 (sal su isseoyo). So altogether, we have 물 어디에서 살 수 있어요 (mul eodieseo sal su isseoyo)? Literally translated, this means water where can buy. I is inferred. So altogether, it pretty much means where can I buy water.
Now, to ask for a different item, we can just replace the word 물 (mul) with let’s go with 영어 신문 (yeongeo sinmun) which means English newspaper. One time slowly, it’s 영어 신문 (yeongeo sinmun). And now by syllable, 영-어 신-문 (yeong-eo sin-mun). 영어 (yeongeo) means English and 신문 (sinmun) means newspaper. So let’s ask where we can buy an English newspaper. 영어 신문 어디에서 살 수 있어요 (yeongeo sinmun eodieseo sal su isseoyo)? One time slowly, it’s 영어 신문 어디에서 살 수 있어요 (yeongeo sinmun eodieseo sal su isseoyo)?
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)!
Where can I buy water - 물 어디에서 살 수 있어요 (mul eodieseo sal su isseoyo)?
Where can I buy an English newspaper - 영어 신문 어디에서 살 수 있어요 (yeongeo sinmun eodieseo sal su isseoyo)?
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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What kinds of Korean newspapers have you heard of or read?