Monthly Archives: May 2014

[TTMIK L1|Lesson 6-8]


날짜: 2014년5월21일

출처: TTMIK Level 1

Lesson 6/7:
이: this (close to speaker)
그: that (far from the speaker but close to the listener, or out of both people’s sight)
저: that (far away from both the speaker and the listener)
것: thing (can be added to 이/그/저 to form a pronoun, usually shortened to 거 in spoken language for ease of pronunciation)

사전: dictionary

Lesson 8:
아니에요: I am not, he/she/it is not, they/we are not [present tense]
아니다: to not be

Note: 아니에요 is also commonly used to say “you’re welcome” (although most textbooks would say it’s 천만에요)


[TTMIK L1|Lesson 1-5]


날짜: 2014년5월18일

출처: TTMIK Level 1

저는 한국어 공부를 약 3년 전에 시작했습니다. 하지만, 대학교 공부 때문에 너무 바쁘게 됬고 지난 1년동안 연습 전혀 못 했어요. 그래서 제가 이미 배운 것을 하나부터 다 복습 하려고 결정을 했습니다.

I first started studying Korean about 3 years ago. However, I haven’t studied much during the past year or so because I was occupied with my university studies. Therefore, I have decided to review all my grammar right from the beginning, and am starting from the  first grammar lesson available at Since this is a review, I’m only going to list out the most basic points to take away from each lesson (with minimal or no explanation provided). If anybody has any questions, corrections, or suggestions, please leave a comment.

차~ 복습을 시작하겠습니다!!!

Lesson 1
안녕하세요: Hello
감사합니다: Thank you

안녕: peace
감사: gratitude, appreciation
하다: to do

Lesson 2
네: Yes (agreement)
아니요: No (disagreement)
맞아요: That’s right

Hyunwoo and Kyeong-eun’s Advanced Sample Dialogue:
[현우오빠하고 경은언니의 샘플 대화]

HW: “안녕하세요 경은씨”
“Hello Kyeong-eun”
KE: “네 안녕하세요”
HW: “네 오늘 혹시 시간 있으세요?”
“Is there any chance you’re free today?”
KE: “네 있어요”
“Yes, I am”
HW: “제가 있다가 친구들하고 저녁을 먹을 건데 같이 가실래요?”
“I’m going to have dinner with my friends later, would you like to join us?”
KE: “네 좋아요. 근데 현우씨, 저 부탁이 있는데요… 사실은 제가 지갑을 안 가지고 와서 돈을 좀 내주시면 안돼요?”
“Yes, I would. But Hyunwoo, I have a favour to ask… I forgot to bring my wallet today so could pay for me?”
HW: “아… 아니요”
“Uh…… no”

Lesson 3
안녕히 가세요: Goodbye (said to someone who is leaving)
안녕히 계세요: Goodbye (said to someone who is staying)
가다: to go
계시다: to stay

Lesson 4
죄송합니다: Sorry (used when apologizing)
저기요: Excuse me (used to get someone’s attention)
잠시만요: Just a second (used when passing through a crowd)
잠깐만요: Just a second (used when passing through a crows)
어떡해요?: What should we/you do? (used in place of “I’m sorry to hear that”)

죄송: apology, being sorry, feeling ashamed

Lesson 5
이다: to be
~이에요: am/is/are (follows a word ending in a consonant) – present tense
~예요: am/is/are (follows a word ending in a consonant) – present tense
뭐예요?: What is it?

뭐: what