Lesson 1 “Greetings” 인사

[source: “Colloquial Korean for Beginners” and “College Korean 1”]

 ✏Vocabs [from Colloquial Korean]

  1. 안녕  peace
  2. 하다  to do
  3. 안녕하세요? How are you?
  4. 미스터  mister
  5. 미스  miss, ms.
  6. 예 yes
  7. 오래간만 long time
  8. 입니다 is, are
  9. 어떻게  how
  10. 지내다 get along
  11. 잘  well
  12. 요즈음 these days 

 

**NOTES**

*Addressing Korean Adults*
Koreans rarely addresses anyone by name without using an appropriate title. They use a job related title alone or with a last name, which a noun suffix “님” is attached, indicating respect shown to the person. When the job title isn’t clear, they simply use 선생님 [teacher].

When senior employees of an organization addresses a relatively new employee [high school/college grad] whose status [or age] is lower than his, English loan words 미스터  [mister] & 미스  [miss] can be used. This is widely practiced in modern firms in Korea.

*Other typical expressions*
Ways to respond to the expressions: 안녕하십니까? [How are you? (formal)]  or 요즈음 어떻게 지내세요? [How are you these days?]

  • 그지 그래요 so-so 
  • 좋아요  good
  • 잘 지냅니다 I’m doing alright
  • 바쁘게 지냅니다 I am busy.

 

*Useful Expressions* [from College Korean 1]

  1. 안녕하세요? How are you?
  2. 안녕하십니까? How are you? [formal]
  3. 안녕히가십시오  goodbye [person leaving]
  4. 안녕히계십시오  goodbye [person staying]
  5. 고맙습니다   thank you
  6. 감사합니다 thank you [formal]
  7. 천만에요 you’re welcome
  8. 잘문있어요? Do you have any questions?
  9. 네, 있어요. Yes, I do [I have]
  10. 아니요, 없어요.  No, I don’t have any.
  11. 이름이 무엇에요? What is your name?
  12. 다시 하세요. Please say it again.
  13. 따라하세요. Please repeat after me.
  14. 다 같이 하세요. Please say it all together.
  15. 크게 하세요. Please speak louder.
  16. 빨리하세요. Please speak faster.  
  17. 미안해요. I am sorry.
  18. 미안합니다. I am sorry. [formal]

*My lesson 1 “College Korean 1” vocab words is found in the word list.

Mental note: later today, review over lesson 1 grammar notes and dialogues.

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