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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 are going to take a trip to the post office. Now the post office in Korean is 우체국 (ucheguk). One time slowly, it’s 우체국 (ucheguk). Now by syllable, 우-체-국 (u-che-guk). And today, we are going to work on getting your postcards, letters and packages home. The expression to accomplish this is, I’d like to send this to and then the desired location. For today’s lesson, we will use New York. In Korean, I’d like to send this to New York is 이거 뉴욕으로 보내고 싶어요 (igeo nyuyogeuro bonaego sipeoyo). Kind of long hah! Let’s do it slowly. 이거 뉴욕으로 보내고 싶어요 (igeo nyuyogeuro bonaego sipeoyo). And now by syllable, 이-거 뉴-욕-으-로 보-내-고 싶-어-요 (i-geo nyu-yok-eu-ro bo-nae-go si-peo-yo). Let’s break down the components. The first word is 이거 (igeo) which means this. One time slowly, 이거 (igeo). The next word is 뉴욕 (nyuyok) which means New York. Let’s do that one more time, 뉴욕 (nyuyok). Next we have a particle 으로 (euro) which means to but this particle is used for places. Let’s break it down, 으로 (euro).
Together it’s 뉴욕으로 (nyuyogeuro). So to recap so far, we have 이거 뉴욕으로 (igeo nyuyogeuro) which literally means this New York to. Next in our phrase is 보내 (bonae). This means to send. And lastly we have 고 싶어요 (go sipeoyo). This means I want to. 고 싶어요 (go sipeoyo). So the second half of the phrase is 보내고 싶어요 (bonaego sipeoyo). This means send I want to. If we put them all together, we have 이거 뉴욕으로 보내고 싶어요 (igeo nyuyogeuro bonaego sipeoyo) which literally means, this New York to send I want or I would like to send this to New York. Now, we can build this up a bit by adding in the words for what we would like to send. For example, earlier we mentioned postcards, letters and packages. So let’s start with postcard. The word for postcard is 옆서 (yeopseo). One time slowly, 옆서 (yeopseo).
Now to insert it into the first phrase we had, and the first phrase was 이거 뉴욕으로 보내고 싶어요 (igeo nyuyogeuro bonaego sipeoyo). The first word this 이거 (igeo) we drop the last half of the word 거 (geo). So now, we just insert 옆서 (yeopseo) or postcard. Together, we would have 이 옆서 (i yeopseo) meaning this postcard. And this is the case with nouns. You can add 이 (i) to the front of noun to make it this noun. So here we have 이 옆서 (i yeopseo) meaning this postcard. Let’s do it slowly. 이 옆서 (i yeopseo). Together, the whole phrase would be 이 옆서 뉴욕으로 보내고 싶어요 (i yeopseo nyuyogeuro bonaego sipeoyo). The only thing that changes is 이거 (igeo) changes into 이 옆서 (i yeopseo). So now, let’s try letter which in Korean is 편지 (pyeonji). One time slowly it’s 편지 (pyeonji). So what do we do to make it this letter. We add 이 (i) to the front of the word 편지 (pyeonji). So together, the phrase would be 이 편지 뉴욕으로 보내고 싶어요 (i pyeonji nyuyogeuro bonaego sipeoyo). Finally we have the word for package. In Korean, it’s 소포 (sopo). To make it this package, we put 이 in front, 이 소포 (i sopo). And if we insert it into the phrase, it would be 이 소포 뉴욕으로 보내고 싶어요 (i sopo nyuyogeuro bonaego sipeoyo).
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)!
I’d like to send this to New York - 이거 뉴욕으로 보내고 싶어요 (igeo nyuyogeuro bonaego sipeoyo).
This postcard - 이 옆서 (i yeopseo)
This letter - 이 편지 (i pyeonji)
This package - 이 소포 (i sopo)
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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Monday at 6:30 pm
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What kind of package would you like to send to someone from Korea?

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Sunday at 11:54 pm
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Hi Lynnea,


Thanks for posting. If you want to say 'I want to send this to Canada', it would be:


이거 개나다으로 보내고 싶어요.

-->이거 캐나다로 보내고 싶어요.


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Lyn

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Lynnea
Thursday at 4:24 pm
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If I wanted to send it to Canada, can I say, "이거 개나다으로 보내고 싶어요."?

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KoreanClass101.com
Wednesday at 6:52 pm
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Hi Mike,


Thank you for posting!

빨리 안 타 means "Hurry up and get in (a vehicle)."

You can just say 빨리 to get something done quickly in casual situations.


빨리 해 주세요. Please hurry up (and do it for me). (formal polite)

빨리 해. Hurry up. (casual)


감사합니다.

클레어

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Mike
Tuesday at 2:51 am
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Hi There!


Can I use the phrase 빨리안타 to get thing done quickly. Or when do we use this phrase.

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KoreanClass101.com
Thursday at 1:37 pm
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Hi Cecile,


안녕하세요. Comment 고맙습니다! :)

Enjoy the lessons!


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Claire

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Cecile
Monday at 7:20 pm
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고맙습니다! You are so helpful :smile: I'm really enjoying learning 한국말 with koreanclass101.

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KoreanClass101.com
Monday at 11:19 am
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Hi Cecile,


Thank you for posting. Yes, you could say '이거 뉴질랜드로 보내고 싶어요'. You could omit the '이거' and just say, '뉴질랜드로 보내고 싶어요'.


Please let us know if you have any other inquiries.

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Lyn

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Cecile
Saturday at 11:10 am
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If I wanted to send something to New Zealand, could I say 이거 뉴질랜드로 보내고 싶어요? 감사합니다.