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INTRODUCTION
Brandon: In each lesson of this 25 part series, you'll master a common question for Korean learners, and then learn how to answer it like a native speaker. You'll learn how these key phrases work by breaking them down into each component. Then through repetition and new vocabulary, you'll expand your understanding of the question, its answers, and any variations.
GRAMMAR POINT
Brandon: In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question “When is your birthday?” In Korean this is
Kyejin: 생일은 언제입니까. (Saengireun eonjeimnikka.)
Brandon: The first word in the question is
Kyejin: 생일 (saengil)
Brandon: meaning “birthday” in English.
Kyejin: (Slow, by syllable) 생일 (saengil)
Brandon: Listen again and repeat.
Kyejin: 생일 (saengil)
{Pause}
Brandon: This pattern of first introducing a word at natural speed, providing the translation, breaking it down, and then giving it again at natural speed will be repeated throughout the series. Try to speak aloud as often as possible. The next word in the question is
Kyejin: 은 (eun)
Brandon: A topic marking particle.
Kyejin: (Slow, by syllable) 은 (eun)
Brandon: Now repeat.
Kyejin: 은 (eun)
{Pause}
Brandon: Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Kyejin: 생일은 (saengireun)
{pause}
Brandon: And next
Kyejin: 언제 (eonje)
Brandon: meaning “when”.
Kyejin: (Slow, by syllable) 언제 (eonje)
Brandon: Now repeat.
Kyejin: 언제 (eonje)
{Pause}
Brandon: Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
Kyejin: 생일은 언제 (saengireun eonje)
{pause}
Brandon: And next
Kyejin: 입니 (imni)
Brandon: This is the verb stem of the verb
Kyejin: 입니다 (imnida)
Brandon: meaning something like 'to be'
Kyejin: (Slow, by syllable) 입니 (imni)
Brandon: Now repeat.
Kyejin: 입니 (imni)
{Pause}
Brandon: Listen to the the first 4 words of the question and repeat.
Kyejin: 생일은 언제입니 (saengireun eonjeimni)
{pause}
Brandon: And next
Kyejin: 까
Brandon: question marking particle.
Kyejin: (Slow, by syllable) 까 (kka)
Brandon: Now repeat.
Kyejin: 까 (kka)
{Pause}
Brandon: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Kyejin: 생일은 언제입니까. (Saengireun eonjeimnikka.)
{pause}
Brandon: You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question “When is your birthday?”
Kyejin: 8월 22일입니다. (팔월 이십이일입니다.) (Parwol isibiirimnida.)
Brandon: "It's August 22nd.” Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Kyejin: (Slow) 8월22일입니다. (Parwol isibiirimnida.)
{pause}
Brandon: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word is:
Kyejin: 8월 (parwol)
Brandon: means “August.”
Kyejin: (Slow, by syllable) 8월 (parwol)
Brandon: Now repeat
Kyejin: 8월 (parwol)
{Pause}
Brandon: And next
Kyejin: 22일 (isibiil)
Brandon: meaning “22nd”.
Kyejin: (Slow, by syllable) 22일 (isibiil)
Brandon: Now repeat.
Kyejin: 22일 (isibiil)
{Pause}
Brandon: And after that
Kyejin: 입니다 (imnida)
Brandon: sentence ending particle meaning something like “is.”
Kyejin: (Slow, by syllable) 입니다 (imnida)
A: Now repeat.
Kyejin: 입니다 (imnida)
{Pause}
Brandon: Listen to the speaker say, ‘It's August 22nd’, and then repeat.
Kyejin: 8월22일입니다. (Parwol isibiirimnida.)
{pause}
Brandon: To expand on the pattern, replace ‘August 22nd’ with ‘May 30th.’
Kyejin: 5월30일 (owol samsibil)
Brandon: May 30th
Kyejin: (slow) 5월30일 (owol samsibil) (regular) 5월30일 (owol samsibil)
Brandon: Listen to the phrase again, this time with ‘May 30th’
Kyejin: 5월30일입니다. (Owol samsibirimnida.)
Brandon: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace ‘August 22nd’ with ‘May 30th’. Say ‘It's May 30th.’
{pause}
Kyejin: 5월30일입니다. (Owol samsibirimnida.)
Brandon: To use a different phrase, replace ‘May 30th’ with ‘September 3rd’.
Kyejin: 9월3일 (guwol samil)
Brandon: September 3rd
Kyejin: (slow) 9월3일 (guwol samil)
(regular) 9월3일 (guwol samil)
Brandon: Listen to the phrase again, this time with ‘September 3rd’
Kyejin: 9월3일입니다. (Guwol samirimnida.)
Brandon: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace ‘May 30th’ with ‘September 3rd’. Say ‘It's September 3rd.’
{pause}
Kyejin: 9월3일입니다. (Guwol samirimnida.)
Brandon: To use a different phrase, replace ‘September 3rd’ with ‘November 24th.’
Kyejin: 11월24일 (sibirwol isipsail)
Brandon: November 24th
Kyejin: (slow) 11월24일 (sibirwol isipsail) (regular) 11월24일 (sibirwol isipsail)
Brandon: Listen to the phrase again, this time with ‘November 24th’
Kyejin: 11월24일입니다. (Sibirwol isipsairimnida.)
Brandon: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace ‘September 3rd’ with ‘November 24th’. Say ‘It's November 24th.’
{pause}
Kyejin: 11월24일입니다. (Sibirwol isipsairimnida.)
QUIZ
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Japan and someone asks you when your birthday is. Your birthday is August 22nd. Respond to the question.
Kyejin: 생일은 언제입니까. (Saengireun eonjeimnikka.)
(five seconds) 8월22일입니다. (Parwol isibiirimnida.)
Brandon: Imagine your birthday is May 30th. Respond to the question.
Kyejin: 생일은 언제입니까. (Saengireun eonjeimnikka.)
(five seconds) 5월30일입니다. (Owol samsibirimnida.)
Brandon: Now, imagine your birthday is September 3rd. Answer the speaker's question.
Kyejin: 생일은 언제입니까. (Saengireun eonjeimnikka.)
(five seconds) 9월3일입니다. (Guwol samirimnida.)
Brandon: Imagine your birthday is November 24th. Respond to the question.
Kyejin: 생일은 언제입니까. (Saengireun eonjeimnikka.)
(five seconds) 11월24일입니다. (Sibirwol isipsairimnida.)
Brandon: You want to ask someone when their birthday is. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Kyejin: 생일은 언제입니까. (Saengireun eonjeimnikka.)
{pause}

Outro

Brandon: This is the end of Lesson 12.

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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When is your birthday? Please, try answering in Korean!

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Friday at 12:00 PM
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Hi Pauline,


Thanks for posting. You cannot place a particle between the noun and 'imnikka'.

So it needs to be written as:


-->언제 생일입니까?


or


생일은 언제입니까?


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Lyn

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Pauline
Monday at 03:50 AM
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hello, is it also fine to say 언제 생일은 입니까?

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Thursday at 08:53 AM
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Hi Kamini,


Thanks for posting. March 9th would be 삼월 구일.

Hope this was of help!


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Lyn

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Kamini
Sunday at 08:10 PM
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Annyeonghaseyo,

How to say march 9th in korean

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Friday at 07:56 AM
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Hello Kelly,


Thank you for posting.


육월 십일 입니다.

-->유월 십일입니다.


Keep in mind that 육월 and 십월 are difficult to pronounce/lack euphony, which is why it is written and pronounced as the following:

육월--->유월

십월-->시월


Hope this was of help.

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Lyn

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Kelly
Tuesday at 11:10 AM
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육월 십일 입니다.

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Thursday at 02:44 AM
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Hi Anna,


Thanks for posting. For dates, you would use Sino Korean numbers. So your birthday would be:


팔월 십이일입니다.


Cheers,

Lyn

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anna
Sunday at 11:27 PM
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여덟월 열둘일입니다

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Friday at 10:29 AM
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Hi 아린,


Thanks for posting. October 9th would be:


십월 구일입니다./시월 구일입니다. (시월 is also used as it is difficult to pronounce 십월).


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Lyn

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아린
Wednesday at 09:44 AM
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싶월 구일입니다 - oct 9th