Korean language lesson

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  • Korean language lesson #1

    SMG 903
  • Hello everyone. Welcome, welcome. My name is Kris, with a K. K, not a Ch. K-R-I-S. K-R-I-S. I’ve been in Korea for 7 years. A long time. Can you believe that? 7 years, wow.
    Anyway, I’m here to teach you some Korean. Easy Korean. I like easy stuff, simple stuff. Everyday stuff. Okay? So are you ready to go? We’re going to start at a restaurant. We’re going to a Korean restaurant. Are you ready? 1,2 ,3, go! We’re here. Alright, we’re in the club. Not the club, the restaurant. We’re in the restaurant.
    Okay, we need to call the waiter or waitress. It’s a waitress. She’s almost 50, 60. Let’s call her over here. We need to order. “Imo! Imo! Imo!” We want to make them feel good. We call them aunt. Aunty! Aunty! It makes them feel very loving, happy, special. Anyway, Imo!
    What if it is a guy though? There is a guy, a young guy. Don’t call him Imo. Never call him Imo. He will feel really bad. Just say “Yeogiyo”. “Yeogiyo,”. You can put up the finger. “Yeogiyo! Yeogiyo!”.
    Okay, I brought a one hundred percent authentic pure-blooded Korea. And we are going to listen to his pronunciation. The real Korean’s pronunciation. Go!
    “Imo! Imo!”.
    Hey I’m better than that. A little weak, huh? Let’s go “Yeogiyo, Yeogiyo”.
    “Yeogiyo! Yeogiyo!”
    Okay, getting better, getting better. I’m proud, I’m proud. Thank you Mr. Camera Man, thank you. Okay, “Imo!” Middle-aged lady. “Imo”. Young guy, old, guy, young girl. Don’t call a young girl “Imo”. Just say “Yeogiyo”. This is the safe way. The safe way to call the waiter or waitress. “Yeogiyo”!
    Alright, she came over here, I’m looking at the menu. I like kimchi jjigae. I want to order kimchi jjigae. “One kimchi jjigae, please. Kimchi jjigae hana juseyo”. Kimchi jjigae hana, one, juseyo. “Kimchi jjigae hana juseyo”. If you don’t know how to say kimchi jjigae, it’s hard to say, you can say “Igeo”. “Igeo”. “Igeo”, this. This, this. And then you can point to anything on the menu, “Igeo Juseyo. Igeo juseyo. Igeo juseyo”. Let’s hear the native speaker’s pronunciation.
    “Igeo juseyo”.
    Not bad.
    “Igeo juseyo”.
    Oh. Oh! I think I am better. Don’t you think? I’m way better. “Kimchi jjigae juseyo”, go.
    “Kimchi jjigae juseyo”.
    Not bad, he’s getting better. Way to go Mr. Cameraman.

    So, you ordered the food. They brought the food. Oh! Refreshing! Oh, I love this Kimchi jjigae. It’s so refreshing. You finished it all and you’re still hungry. I’m still hungry, I want to get some more. And I want some more of those yummy side dishes. So I call the lady, “Imo! Imo! More Please! More Please! Deo juseyo. Igeo.. Igeo.. Igeo”. You can point to whatever you want. I want more of this.. this ..this and this. “Igeo deo juseyo. Igeo deo juseyo. Igeo deo juseyo”. If you know the name, you can just put the name in there. “Kimchi jjigae deo juseyo. Eomuk. Eomuk deo juseyo.”
    “Myeolchi deo juseyo”. That’s the little hard, sardine-like fish things. You know, it’s a side dish. Pretty good, a little salty, but good with rice.
    Anyway, that’s how you do it, guys! Nothing hard. Easy, easy, easy. Okay, thank you. Let’s stop right here. We’re done. Shut it off. Turn off the mic! And the camera! Alright, we’re finished.