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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.

Lesson focus

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.
Brandon: The first word in the question is
Kyejin: 생일
Brandon: meaning “birthday” in English.
Kyejin: (Slow, by syllable) 생일
Brandon: Listen again and repeat.
Kyejin: 생일
{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
Brandon: A topic marking particle meaning ‘is’ in English.
Kyejin: (Slow, by syllable) 은
Brandon: Now repeat.
Kyejin: 은
{Pause}
Brandon: Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Kyejin: 생일은
{pause}
Brandon: And next
Kyejin: 언제
Brandon: meaning “when”.
Kyejin: (Slow, by syllable) 언제
Brandon: Now repeat.
Kyejin: 언제
{Pause}
Brandon: Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
Kyejin: 생일은 언제
{pause}
Brandon: And next
Kyejin: 입니
Brandon: This is the verb stem of the verb
Kyejin: 입니다
Brandon: meaning something like 'to be'
Kyejin: (Slow, by syllable) 입니
Brandon: Now repeat.
Kyejin: 입니
{Pause}
Brandon: Listen to the the first 4 words of the question and repeat.
Kyejin: 생일은 언제입니
{pause}
Brandon: And next
Kyejin: 까
Brandon: question marking particle.
Kyejin: (Slow, by syllable) 까
Brandon: Now repeat.
Kyejin: 까
{Pause}
Brandon: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Kyejin: 생일은 언제입니까.
{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.
Brandon: "It's August 22nd.” Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Kyejin: (Slow) 8월22일입니다.
{pause}
Brandon: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word is:
Kyejin: 8월
Brandon: means “August.”
Kyejin: (Slow, by syllable) 8월
Brandon: Now repeat
Kyejin: 8월
{Pause}
Brandon: And next
Kyejin: 22일
Brandon: meaning “22nd”.
Kyejin: (Slow, by syllable) 22일
Brandon: Now repeat.
Kyejin: 22일
{Pause}
Brandon: And after that
Kyejin: 입니다
Brandon: sentence ending particle meaning something like “is.”
Kyejin: (Slow, by syllable) 입니다
A: Now repeat.
Kyejin: 입니다
{Pause}
Brandon: Listen to the speaker say, ‘It's August 22nd’, and then repeat.
Kyejin: 8월22일입니다.
{pause}
Brandon: To expand on the pattern, replace ‘August 22nd’ with ‘May 30th.’
Kyejin: 5월30일
Brandon: May 30th
Kyejin: (slow) 5월30일 (regular) 5월30일
Brandon: Listen to the phrase again, this time with ‘May 30th’
Kyejin: 5월30일입니다.
Brandon: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace ‘August 22nd’ with ‘May 30th’. Say ‘It's May 30th.’
{pause}
Kyejin: 5월30일입니다.
Brandon: To use a different phrase, replace ‘May 30th’ with ‘September 3rd’.
Kyejin: 9월3일
Brandon: September 3rd
Kyejin: (slow) 9월3일
(regular) 9월3일
Brandon: Listen to the phrase again, this time with ‘September 3rd’
Kyejin: 9월3일입니다.
Brandon: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace ‘May 30th’ with ‘September 3rd’. Say ‘It's September 3rd.’
{pause}
Kyejin: 9월3일입니다.
Brandon: To use a different phrase, replace ‘September 3rd’ with ‘November 24th.’
Kyejin: 11월24일
Brandon: November 24th
Kyejin: (slow) 11월24일 (regular) 11월24일
Brandon: Listen to the phrase again, this time with ‘November 24th’
Kyejin: 11월24일입니다.
Brandon: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace ‘September 3rd’ with ‘November 24th’. Say ‘It's November 24th.’
{pause}
Kyejin: 11월24일입니다.
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.
(five seconds) 8월22일입니다.
Brandon: Imagine your birthday is May 30th. Respond to the question.
Kyejin: 생일은 언제입니까.
(five seconds) 5월30일입니다.
Brandon: Now, imagine your birthday is September 3rd. Answer the speaker's question.
Kyejin: 생일은 언제입니까.
(five seconds) 9월3일입니다.
Brandon: Imagine your birthday is November 24th. Respond to the question.
Kyejin: 생일은 언제입니까.
(five seconds) 11월24일입니다.
Brandon: You want to ask someone when their birthday is. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Kyejin: 생일은 언제입니까.
{pause}

Outro

Brandon: This is the end of Lesson 12

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KoreanClass101.com
Monday at 6:30 pm
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When is your birthday? Please, try answering in Korean!

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KoreanClass101.com
Thursday at 2:44 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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KoreanClass101.com
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 9:44 am
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싶월 구일입니다 - oct 9th

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KoreanClass101.com
Wednesday at 6:48 am
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Hi 앤지,


Thanks for sharing with us!

Please let us know if you have any questions.


Sincerely,

Lyn

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앤지
Saturday at 1:47 am
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저의 생일은 1998년 8월 3일입니다 :)

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KoreanClass101.com
Wednesday at 1:06 am
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Hello Cynthia,


Thank you for posting!

Let me see. 😄

Formal: 제 생일은 7월 15일 입니다. >>Good👍

Informal: 내 생일은 7월 15일이야. >>Good👍


Q1.What is the difference between 저 and 제? Like, 저 is used in 저는 (name) 입니다.

A. [제] is the shortened form of [저의] which means "my(formal)".


Q2. Also, the difference between 난, 나, and 내?

A. Similar to [제], [내] is the shortened form of [나의] which means "my(informal)".

You may learn more about [제] and [내] from this lesson.

https://www.koreanclass101.com/lesson/newbie-13-i-confess/

>>[난] is shortened form of [나는].


Hope this answered your question adequately, and I always appreciate your hard work! 😄


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Rebecca

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Cynthia
Sunday at 9:20 am
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안녕하세요,


Are these correct?

Formal: 제 생일은 7월 15일 입니다

Informal: 내 생일은 7월 15일이야


What is the difference between 저 and 제? Like, 저 is used in 저는 (name) 입니다.

Also, the difference between 난, 나, and 내?


고맙습니다.

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KoreanClass101.com
Tuesday at 11:38 am
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나탈리씨 안녕하세요,


Thanks for posting and letting us know.

The informal way of saying 'my birthday is February 25th' in Korean would be:


내 생일은 2월 25일이야.


Cheers,

Lyn

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나탈리
Saturday at 6:56 pm
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No, sorry, what I meant was...

How do I say 제 생일은 2월 25일 입니다 in an informal way.

Sorry for the misunderstanding ^•^

감사합니다 ~