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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 much is this?” In Korean this is
Kyejin: 이 것은 얼마입니까?
(igeoseun eolmaimnikka?)
Brandon: The first word in the question is
Kyejin: 이
Brandon: meaning “this” in English.
Kyejin: (Slow, by syllable) 이
Brandon: Listen again and repeat.
Kyejin: 이
{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: 것
Brandon: meaning ‘thing’
Kyejin: (Slow, by syllable) 것
Brandon: Now repeat.
Kyejin: 것
{Pause}
Brandon: Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Kyejin: 이것
(igeot)
Brandon: And next..
Kyejin: 은
(eun)
Brandon: The subject marking particle.
Kyejin: (Slow, by syllable) 은
(eun)
Brandon: Now repeat.
Kyejin: 은
(eun)
{Pause}
Brandon: Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
Kyejin: 이 것은
(igeoseun)
{pause}
Brandon: And after that
Kyejin: 얼마
(eolma)
Brandon: meaning “how much”, “how many”
Kyejin: (Slow, by syllable) 얼마
(eolma)
Brandon: Now repeat.
Kyejin: 얼마
(eolma)
{Pause}
Brandon: Listen to the the first 4 words of the question and repeat.
Kyejin: 이 것은 얼마
(igeoseun eolma)
{pause}
Brandon: And after that
Kyejin: 입니
(imni)
Brandon: The verb-stem of the verb
Kyejin: 입니다
Brandon: meaning ‘to be.’
Kyejin: (Slow, by syllable) 입니
(imni)
Brandon: Now repeat.
Kyejin: 입니
(imni)
{Pause}
Brandon: Listen to the the first 5 words of the question and repeat.
Kyejin: 이 것은 얼마입니-
(igeoseun eolmaimni)
{pause}
Brandon: And after that
Kyejin: 까?
(kka?)
Brandon: the question marking particle.
Kyejin: (Slow, by syllable) 까
Brandon: Now repeat.
Kyejin: 까
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Brandon: 이 것은 얼마입니까?
(igeoseun eolmaimnikka?)
{pause}
Brandon: You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question “How much is this?”
Kyejin: 천원입니다.
Brandon: "It's 1,000 won.” Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Kyejin: (Slow) 천원입니다.
(천원입니다. cheonwonimnida.)
{pause}
Brandon: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Kyejin: 천
Brandon: means “1000.”
Kyejin: (Slow, by syllable) 천
Brandon: Now repeat
Kyejin: 천
(천 cheon)
{Pause}
Brandon: And after that
Kyejin: 원
(won)
meaning “won”, the Korean currency unit.
Kyejin: (Slow, by syllable) 원
(won)
Brandon: Now repeat.
Kyejin: 원
(won)
{Pause}
Brandon: And after that
Kyejin: 입니다
Brandon: the verb meaning ‘to be.’
Kyejin: (Slow, by syllable) 입니다
Brandon: Now repeat.
Kyejin: 입니다
{Pause}
Brandon: Listen to the speaker say, “It's 1,000 won”, and then repeat.
Kyejin: 천원입니다
{pause}
Brandon: To expand on the pattern, replace 1,000 with 500.
Kyejin: 오백
Brandon: 500 (five hundreds)
Kyejin: (slow) 오백
(regular) 오백
Brandon: Listen to the phrase again, this time with 500
Kyejin: 오백원입니다.
Brandon: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace 1,000 with 500. Say “It’s 500 won.’
{pause}
Kyejin: 오백원입니다.
Brandon: To expand on the pattern, replace 500 with 20,000.
Kyejin: 이만원
Brandon: twenty thousand. The first word
Kyejin: 이
Brandon: means 'two' and the next word
Kyejin: 만
Brandon: means ‘ten thousand.’ So it literally means ‘two, ten thousands.’
Kyejin: (slow) 이만
(regular) 이만
Brandon: Listen to the phrase again, this time with 20,000.
Kyejin: 이만원입니다.
Brandon: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace 500 with 20,000. Say “It’s 20,000 won.”
{pause}
Kyejin: 이만원입니다.
Brandon: To expand on the pattern, replace 20,000 with 10,000,000.
Kyejin: 천만
Brandon: ten million.
Kyejin: (slow) 천만
(regular) 천만
Brandon: Listen to the phrase again, this time with 10,000,000.
Kyejin: 천만원입니다.
Brandon: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace 20,000 with 10,000,000.
{pause}
Kyejin: 천만원입니다.
QUIZ
Brandon: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting South Korea and someone asks you how much something is. It is 1,000 won. Respond to the question.
Kyejin: 이것은 얼마입니까? (igeoseun eolmaimnikka?)
(five seconds) 천원입니다.
(cheonwonimnida.)
Brandon: Now imagine it's 500 won. Respond to the question.
Kyejin: 이것은 얼마입니까? (igeoseun eolmaimnikka?)
(five seconds) 오백원입니다. (obaegwonimnida.)
Brandon: Imagine it's 20,000 won. Answer the speaker's question.
Kyejin: 이것은 얼마입니까? (igeoseun eolmaimnikka?)
(five seconds) 이만원입니다.
(이만원입니다. imanwonimnida.)
Brandon: Now imagine it's 10,000,000 won. Respond to the question.
Kyejin: 이것은 얼마입니까? (igeoseun eolmaimnikka?)
(five seconds) 천만원입니다.
(천만원입니다. cheonmanwonimnida.)
Brandon: You want to learn how much something is. Ask the question.
(5 seconds)
Kyejin: 이것은 얼마입니까?
(igeoseun eolmaimnikka?)
{pause}

Outro

Brandon: This is the end of Lesson 25

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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How do you say "How much is this?" in Korean?!

KoreanClass101.com
Wednesday at 8:54 am
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Hi 아린,


Thanks for commenting. Let's take a look at what you wrote:


이 것은 얼마압나까?-->얼마입니까?


Cheers,

Lyn

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아린
Sunday at 1:21 pm
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이 것은 얼마압나까?

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Wednesday at 1:28 am
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Hello Cynthia,


Thanks for leaving us a comment! Love your question!

이것은 얼마입니까? >> Great job! 👍

Q. The above sentence refers to only buying one item. So, what if I were to go to the grocery store and purchase a lot of items, then how would I ask what the total price? Would it be 이걸 물가 얼마입니까?

A. There are many ways to say that. Here are the two sentences from the list: [총 얼마입니까? (총 means "In total")] [모두 얼마입니까?(모두 means "all"].


Hope that answered your question, and please feel free to ask if you have any other questions!


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Rebecca

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Cynthia
Monday at 2:54 am
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이 것은 얼마입니까?


The above sentence refers to only buying one item. So, what if I were to go to the grocery store and purchase a lot of items, then how would I ask what the total price? Would it be 이걸 물가 얼마입니까?


고맙습니다!

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Tuesday at 12:48 pm
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Hello Tom,


Thank you for your comment and for pointing out the issue. We have fixed the content and the lesson notes, of course with your help!


Please let us know if you have any questions.


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Stan

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KoreanClass101.comVerified
Monday at 9:59 pm
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Hi Tom,


Thank you for pointing this out to us. We will get back to you shortly!


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Lyn

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Tom
Sunday at 4:10 am
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there's a mistake in the lesson notes, the first word in the vocabulary is 천만 and it says it means ten thousand, when it should say ten million :smile:

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Wednesday at 1:11 pm
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Hi Nisha,


You can also ask about how much something is by saying "이 것은 얼마정도 합니까?"

But we usually ask for the exact price in shops, right?


Glad to hear you enjoyed the series. Keep it up! :thumbsup:


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Claire

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Nisha
Sunday at 4:25 pm
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안녕하세요 !


이 것은 얼마입니까? How much is it?


Why don't we use the word 정도, as in 얼마정도? Is it because 정도 is used only when we ask something to which the answer is is some sort of degree? For example: centimetres, litres etc?


I can't tell you how glad I am now that I've finished this series. This officially means I can respons and ask 25 Korean Questions! Can't wait to try them out on my friends :smiling_imp:. I really loved this lesson series, especially how you broke the question down and explained what each word meant, and also the little quiz at the end that made it seem like a real conversation. :thumbsup::thumbsup:


I'm so excited to learn more!!! :heart:


감사합니다 !