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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 “How are you?” In Korean this is
Kyejin: 오늘 기분이 어떻습니까?
(oenul gibuni eotteosseumnikka?)
Brandon: The first word in the question is
Kyejin: 오늘
(oneul)
Brandon: meaning ‘today’
Kyejin: (Slow, by syllable) 오늘
(oneul)
Brandon: Listen again and repeat.
Kyejin: 오늘
(oneul)
{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: 기분
(gibun)
Brandon: It means “feeling”.
Kyejin: (Slow, by syllable) 기분
(gibun)
Brandon: Now repeat.
Kyejin: 기분
(gibun)
{Pause}
Brandon: Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Kyejin: 오늘 기분
{pause}
Brandon: And after that
Kyejin: 이
(i)
Brandon: the topic marking particle
Kyejin: (Slow, by syllable) 이
(i)
Brandon: Now repeat.
Kyejin: 이
(i)
{Pause}
Brandon: Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
Kyejin: 오늘 기분이
{pause}
Brandon: And after that
Kyejin: 어떻습니까
(eotteosseumnikka)
Brandon: this sentence means something like “how is” as in a question.
Kyejin: (Slow, by syllable) 어떻습니까
(eotteosseumnikka)
Brandon: Now repeat.
Kyejin: 어떻습니까
{Pause}
Brandon: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Kyejin: 오늘 기분이 어떻습니까?
(oenul gibuni eotteosseumnikka?)
{pause}
Brandon: You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question “How are you?”
Kyejin: 기분이 좋습니다.
(gibuni josseumnida.)
Brandon: “I'm fine.” Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Kyejin: (Slow) 기분이 좋습니다.
(gibuni josseumnida.)
{pause}
Brandon: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Kyejin: 기분
(gibun)
Brandon: meaning “feeling.”
Kyejin: (Slow, by syllable) 기분
(gibun)
Brandon: Now repeat
Kyejin: 기분
(gibun)
{Pause}
Brandon: Next is
Kyejin: 이
(i)
Brandon: the topic marking particle
Kyejin: (Slow, by syllable) 이
(i)
Brandon: Now repeat.
Kyejin: 이
(i)
{Pause}
Kyejin: 좋습니다
(josseumnida)
Brandon: meaning ‘fine’ or ‘good’
Kyejin: (Slow, by syllable) 좋습니다
Brandon: Now repeat.
Kyejin: 좋습니다
{Pause}
Brandon: Listen to the speaker say, “I'm fine”, and then repeat.
Kyejin: 기분이 좋습니다.
(gibuni josseumnida.)
{pause}
Brandon: To expand on the pattern, replace ‘fine with ‘extremely well.’
Kyejin: 매우 좋습니다.
(maewoo josseumnida)
Brandon: extremely well.
Kyejin: (slow) 매우 좋습니다. (maewoo)
(regular) 매우 좋습니다. (maewoo)
Brandon: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “extremely well”
Kyejin: 기분이 매우 좋습니다.
(gibuni maewoo josseumnida.)
Brandon: To expand on the pattern to say “so-so”, replace “extremely well ” with “so-so”.
Kyejin: 별로입니다.
(byeolloimnida)
Brandon: so-so
Kyejin: (slow) 별로입니다.
(regular) 별로입니다.
Brandon: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “so-so”
Kyejin: 기분이 별로입니다.
Brandon: Then say “I'm so-so”.
{pause}
Kyejin: 기분이 별로입니다.
(gibuni byeolloimnida.)
Brandon: To use a different phrase, replace “so-so” with “bad”
Kyejin: 나쁩니다.
(nappeumnida)
Brandon: bad
Kyejin: (slow) 나쁩니다
(regular) 나쁩니다
Brandon: Listen to the phrase again, this time with bad
Kyejin: 기분이 나쁩니다.
(gibuni nappeumnida.)
Brandon: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace “so-so” with “bad”. Say “I'm feeling bad.”
{pause}
Kyejin: 기분이 나쁩니다.
(gibuni nappeumnida.)
QUIZ
Brandon: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting South Korea and someone asks you how you are. You are fine. Respond to the question.
Kyejin: 오늘 기분이 어떻습니까?
(oenul gibuni eotteosseumnikka?)
(five seconds) 기분이 좋습니다.
(gibuni josseumnida.)
Brandon: Now imagine you’re “extremely well”. Respond to the question.
Kyejin: 오늘 기분이 어떻습니까?
(oenul gibuni eotteosseumnikka?)
(five seconds) 기분이 매우 좋습니다.
(gibuni maewoo josseumnida.)
Brandon: Imagine you’re feeling so-so. Answer the speaker's question.
Kyejin: 오늘 기분이 어떻습니까?
(oenul gibuni eotteosseumnikka?)
(five seconds) 기분이 별로입니다.
Brandon: Imagine you're feeling bad. Respond to the question.
Kyejin: 오늘 기분이 어떻습니까?
(oenul gibuni eotteosseumnikka?)
(five seconds) 기분이 나쁩니다.
(gibuni nappeumnida.)
Brandon: You want to ask someone how they are doing. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Kyejin: 오늘 기분이 어떻습니까?
(oenul gibuni eotteosseumnikka?)
{pause}
Brandon: Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
Kyejin: 오늘 기분이 어떻습니까?
(oenul gibuni eotteosseumnikka?)
{pause}

Outro

Brandon: This is the end of Lesson 16

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KoreanClass101.com
Monday at 6:30 pm
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How Are You? Try answering in Korean!

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Wednesday at 12:25 pm
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Hi Vanessa,


Thank you for posting.

"오늘 기분이 어떻습니까?" literally means "How are you feeling today?", and probably would be used at a doctor's office, or when you know that the listener hasn't been feeling too good and you want to see if they are doing better. (Think of situations in which you would use this phrase in your own country/language, and you will probably be able to use it in similar situations in Korea as well).


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Lyn

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Vanessa
Sunday at 12:38 am
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Hi I am still new to Korean and I was wondering why there's so many different ways of saying how are you? I've learned this 어떻게 지내세요? which I would use to talking to strangers but, when would I use

오늘 기분이 어떻습니까?

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Thursday at 11:48 pm
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Hi Kaiyara,


Thank you for commenting! Please let us know if you have any other questions.


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Kaiyara
Wednesday at 12:20 am
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기분이 좋습니다.

KoreanClass101.com
Thursday at 9:51 am
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Hi emily,


Thank you for posting. This is due to the rules of batchim, you can find our lesson series on it here:


https://www.koreanclass101.com/lesson/hana-hana-hangul-11-hangul-batchim-1/


Cheers,

Lyn

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emily
Wednesday at 11:56 am
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Good Day i just wondering the sound of ㅂ under the 나 쁩 나 다 why thus it sound as "m" nappeuMnida,

쁩 ppeup

쁩 ppeum

KoreanClass101.com
Wednesday at 11:10 am
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Hi 아린,


Thanks for posting, sorry to hear that you are not feeling too well. Hope you're better now!


Cheers,

Lyn

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아린
Tuesday at 10:56 am
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기분이 별로입니다

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Wednesday at 7:19 am
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Hi Noda,


You're welcome! Please let us know if you have any inquiries.



Noda
Sunday at 7:23 am
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Thank you