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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 provide you with the tools to learn from the people around you. Now, a dictionary is a great idea but don’t forget that you can use Korean to learn in a more fun and interactive way. In Korean, how do you say this in Korean is 한국말로 어떻게 말해요 (hangungmallo eotteoke malhaeyo)? One time slowly, 한국말로 어떻게 말해요 (hangungmallo eotteoke malhaeyo)? Now let’s take a look at the components. The first word we have is 한국말 (hangungmal) which is Korean. One time slowly, it’s 한국말 (hangungmal). And now by syllable, 한-국-말 (han-guk-mal). Next we have the particle 로 (ro) which is roughly translated to in. The next word we have is 어떻게 (eotteoke). This means how. One more time, it’s 어떻게 (eotteoke). And now by syllable 어-떡-해 (eo-tteok-hae). And the last part is, 말해요 (malhaeyo). This means say. One more time, it’s 말해요 (malhaeyo). And now by syllable, 말-해-요 (mal-hae-yo). Altogether we have 한국말로 어떻게 말해요 (hangungmallo eotteoke malhaeyo)?
This literally means, Korean in how say or how do you say this in Korean. So when asking, you can do the rudimentary point, and this or in Korean 이거 (igeo). One time slowly, 이거 (igeo). So let’s place that in the front. 이거 한국말로 어떻게 말해요 (igeo hangungmallo eotteoke malhaeyo)? One time slowly, 이거 한국말로 어떻게 말해요 (igeo hangungmallo eotteoke malhaeyo)? And now by syllable, 이-거 한-국-말-로 어-떻-게 말-해-요 (i-geo han-guk-mal-lo eo-tteok-hae mal-hae-yo)? You can also replace this with an English word to keep the conversation moving along. Let’s ask how to say water. In Korean, how do you say water in Korean would be, ‘water’ 한국말로 어떻게 말해요 (‘water’ hangungmallo eotteoke malhaeyo)? Notice how the word you want to know in this case water stays in front of the phrase. Let’s hear it again. ‘Water’ 한국말로 어떻게 말해요 (‘water’ hangungmallo eotteoke malhaeyo)? One time slowly, it’s ‘water’ 한국말로 어떻게 말해요 (‘water’ hangungmallo eotteoke malhaeyo)? And now by syllable, ‘water’ 한-국-말-로 어-떻-게 말-해-요 (‘water’ han-guk-mal-lo eo-tteok-hae mal-hae-yo)? This phrase literally means water in Korean how say. When it’s translated, it means, how do you say water in Korean.
Let’s try one more. Let’s ask, how to say rice. ‘Rice’ 한국말로 어떻게 말해요 (‘rice’ hangungmallo eotteoke malhaeyo)? The English word you want to know once again stays in front of the phrase. ‘Rice’ 한국말로 어떻게 말해요 (‘rice’ hangungmallo eotteoke malhaeyo)? Don’t forget to say thanks when someone teaches you the word. 감사합니다 (gamsahamnida).
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)!
How do you say this in Korean - 한국말로 어떻게 말해요 (hangungmallo eotteoke malhaeyo)? How do you say water in Korean - ‘Water’ 한국말로 어떻게 말해요 (‘water’ hangungmallo eotteoke malhaeyo)?
How do you say rice in Korean - ‘Rice’ 한국말로 어떻게 말해요 (‘rice’ hangungmallo eotteoke malhaeyo)?
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Monday at 6:30 pm
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What would you like to know how to say in Korean?

KoreanClass101.comVerified
Tuesday at 9:17 am
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Hi Felix,


Thank you for posting. Are you asking about the difference in the sentence structure of Korean and English? If so, the sentence structure in English is subject-verb-object, whereas in Korean the sentence structure is subject-object-verb, which is why the sentence went as 한국어(S)로 물(을)(O) 어떻게 말해요(V)?


Hope this was of help. Please let us know if this was not the answer you were looking for.

Sincerely,

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Felix
Monday at 3:29 am
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In a previous lesson (https://www.koreanclass101.com/2012/11/16/learn-korean-in-three-minutes-20-how-do-you-say-this-in-korean/?lp=41 ), the word order was different:


한국어로 "water" 어떻게 말해요?


is it due to 한국어 vs. 한국말, or does it not matter?

KoreanClass101.comVerified
Wednesday at 2:11 pm
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Hi 사가에,


Thank you for posting. You can use both '한국어'(the '어' here is Sino-Korean for 'language'), or '한국말' (here the '말' is pure-Korean for 'language/speech). The former is considered a bit more 'formal', however, and you would use this in 'written' Korean, whereas the latter is considered more colloquial.


Please let us know if you have any other inquiries.

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Lyn

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Cecile
Sunday at 7:57 pm
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감사합니다 for another great lesson!

"I only know a little Korean" 한국말 어떻게 말해요?

대단히 고맙습니다,

- 시실

사가에
Tuesday at 3:51 pm
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안녕하세요

I'd like to know the difference between 한국어 and 한국말?

Can I use both or there are different usages when I talk about Korean (language)?

감사합니다

KoreanClass101.comVerified
Thursday at 9:27 am
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:razz:Hi, Pearl.


We'd happy to have the menu on our website so that we can help your writing. As of now, I'm sorry that we haven't have automatic checking system for written Korean, although we have a set of vocabularies with audio files and grammar banks.


If it is okay, I'd like to recommend you the useful site to check your Korean.


http://164.125.36.47/


If you enter Korean sentences here and click the 검사하기 button (the left among three), you can see if there were any grammatical errors.


For sure, you can leave us comments here so that we can help you too.


- Jaehwi / Koreanclass101.com

Pearl
Thursday at 1:57 am
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I wonder, is there a facility here in this site for checking the accuracy or correctness of sentences constructed in Korean? As I continue to learn, I find myself experimenting and trying to put words together in sentences, but sometimes, when I use those sentences with Korean friends, they say those sentences sound weird :sad: