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INTRODUCTION
Gabriella: 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

Gabriella: In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question “Where are you from?” In Korean this is
Kyejin: 어디에서 왔습니까?
Gabriella: The first word in the question is
Kyejin: 어디
Gabriella: meaning something like “where” in English.
Kyejin: (Slow, by syllable) 어디
Gabriella: Listen again and repeat.
Kyejin: 어디
{Pause}
Gabriella: 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: 에서
Gabriella: meaning ‘from’
Kyejin: (Slow, by syllable) 에서
Gabriella: Now repeat.
Kyejin: 에서
{Pause}
Gabriella: Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Kyejin: 어디에서
{pause}
Gabriella: And next
Kyejin: 왔습니
Gabriella: the verb-stem of the verb
Kyejin: 왔습니다.
Gabriella: which means ‘came.’
Kyejin: (Slow, by syllable) 왔습니
Gabriella: Now repeat.
Kyejin: 왔습니
{Pause}
Gabriella: Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
Kyejin: 어디에서 왔습니
{pause}
Gabriella: And after that
Kyejin: 까
(ka)
Gabriella: question marking particle.
Kyejin: (Slow, by syllable) 까
Gabriella: Now repeat.
Kyejin: 까
{Pause}
Gabriella: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Kyejin: 어디에서 왔습니까?
{pause}
Gabriella: You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question “Where are you from?”
Kyejin: 미국에서 왔습니다.
Gabriella: "I'm from the U.S.A." Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Kyejin: (Slow) 미국에서 왔습니다.
{pause}
Gabriella: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Kyejin: 미국
Gabriella: which is “the U.S.A.”
Kyejin: (Slow, by syllable) 미국
Gabriella: Now repeat
Kyejin: 미국
{Pause}
Gabriella: And next
Kyejin: 에서
Gabriella: meaning ‘from’
Kyejin: (Slow, by syllable) 에서
Gabriella: Now repeat.
Kyejin: 에서
{Pause}
Gabriella: And next
Kyejin: 왔습니다
Gabriella: meaning ‘came.’
Kyejin: (Slow, by syllable) 왔습니다
A: Now repeat.
B: 왔습니다
{Pause}
Gabriella: Listen to the speaker say, “I'm from the U.S.A.” and then repeat.
Kyejin: 미국에서 왔습니다.
{pause}
Gabriella: To expand on the pattern, replace “the U.S.A.” with “Mexico.”
Kyejin: 멕시코
Gabriella: Mexico
Kyejin: (slow) 멕시코 (regular) 멕시코
Gabriella: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “Mexico.”
Kyejin: 멕시코에서 왔습니다.
Gabriella: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace “the U.S.A.” with “Mexico.” Say “I'm from Mexico.”
{pause}
Kyejin: 멕시코에서 왔습니다.
Gabriella: To use a different phrase, replace “Mexico” with “France.”
Kyejin: 프랑스
Gabriella: France
Kyejin: (slow) 프랑스 (regular) 프랑스
Gabriella: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “France.”
Kyejin: 프랑스에서 왔습니다.
Gabriella: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace “Mexico” with “France.” Say “I'm from France.”
{pause}
Kyejin: 프랑스에서 왔습니다.
Gabriella: To use a different phrase, replace “France” with “Vietnam.”
Kyejin: 베트남
Gabriella: Vietnam
Kyejin: (slow) 베트남 (regular) 베트남
Gabriella: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “Vietnam.”
Kyejin: 베트남에서 왔습니다.
Gabriella: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace “France” with “Vietnam.” Say “I'm from Vietnam.”
{pause}
Kyejin: 베트남에서 왔습니다.
QUIZ
Gabriella: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting South Korea and someone asks you where you're from. You're from the U.S.A. Respond to the question.
Kyejin: 어디에서 왔습니까?
(five seconds) 미국에서 왔습니다.
Gabriella: Now, imagine you're from Mexico. Respond to the question.
Kyejin: 어디에서 왔습니까?
(five seconds) 멕시코에서 왔습니다.
Gabriella: Now, imagine you're from France. Answer the speaker's question.
Kyejin: 어디에서 왔습니까?
(five seconds) 프랑스에서 왔습니다.
Gabriella: Imagine you're from Vietnam. Respond to the question.
Kyejin: 어디에서 왔습니까?
(five seconds) 베트남에서 왔습니다.
Gabriella: Now you want to ask that person where they're from. Ask the question.
(5 seconds)
Kyejin: 어디에서 왔습니까?
Gabriella: Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
Kyejin: 어디에서 왔습니까?
(5 seconds)

Outro

Gabriella: This is the end of Lesson 2

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KoreanClass101.com
Monday at 6:30 pm
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Please give your answer to the question below! You can check the question in the lesson.

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KoreanClass101.com
Wednesday at 6:41 am
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Hello Brooke,


Thanks for posting. Australia is 호주 or 오스트레일리아 in Korean.


Hi Eileen,


Thanks for commenting. One way to say it would be:

아일랜드 사람입니다. 더블린에서 왔어요.

I'm Irish. I'm from Dublin.


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Lyn

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KoreanClass101.com
Tuesday at 12:27 am
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Hi JKim,


Thank you for posting. You can just write '필리핀' in Korean:

"안녕하세요! 필리핀에서 왔습니다."


Hello anna,


Thanks for commenting. What you wrote is correct, good job!


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anna
Sunday at 10:41 pm
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is this right?:

영국에서 왔습니다.

it’s meant to say “i’m from the UK” but i’m not sure if it’s right?

감사합니다! :)

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JKim
Friday at 10:49 pm
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Annyeonghaseyo! I'm from the Philippines, is it correct if I write it Pilipin in Korean? Or I need to add jedo at the end?

"Pilipin jedo eseo, wasseumnida."

Kamsahamnida!

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Eileen Dore
Tuesday at 4:30 am
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What is I'm from Dublin, Ireland, in Hangul?

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Brooke Choi
Monday at 4:35 pm
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Hi, could you please tell me what Australia is in Hangul? It would be a massive help.

감사합니다!

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Tobias Zbinden
Sunday at 5:29 am
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How do you say Switzerland in korean?

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Sarah
Sunday at 4:07 am
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How would you write Pakistan in Hangul? 감사합니다!

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KoreanClass101.com
Thursday at 11:30 am
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Hi Esona,


Thanks for posting. South Africa would be written in Korean as '남아프리카공화국', or '남아공' for short.


Hello Kawaljeet,


Thanks for commenting. India is written in Korean as '인도'.


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Kawaljeet Kaur
Wednesday at 2:47 pm
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Annyeonghaseyo Kawaljeetimida. Please tell me how to write India in Korean language.

Indiaesseo wasseumnida

Kamsahamnida