Korean language lesson

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  • Korean language lesson #3

    SMG 739
  • Hey everyone! What’s up? Welcome back. I’m Kris Johnson, and we’re learning Korean together. We’re going to talk about greetings, meeting people for the first time or our friends. How do we say, “Hi, What’s up? Yo! What’s going on?”. Or more formal like, “It’s a pleasure to meet you. Oh, hi there, sir”. This kind of stuff. Are you ready to go? Alright, let’s go!
    Alright, there’s a guy here. He’s about ten years older than me, so in his 40s. I see him for the first time, first time meeting him. What do I say? “Annyeonghaseyo”. You guys know that right? “Annyeonghaseyo”. You should bow your head a little bit, it’s polite. “Annyeonghaseyo. Annyeonghaseyo”. Okay, you got it? How is the native speaker going to say “Annyeonghaseyo”? Okay, Mr. Cameraman, your turn.
    “Annyeonghaseyo”.
    Very good.
    “Annyeonghaseyo”.
    Oh, that was a little girlish. A little girly girly. Girly, girly. “Annyeonghaseyo. Annyeonghaseyo. Annyeonghaseyo”. As long as your pronunciation is understandable, you’re okay to go.
    Okay, next one. Same guy, he’s right here. He’s older than me. I don’t know him. It’s my first time meeting him. I got to say something. I said “Annyeonghaseyo”. What should I say next? “Cheoeum boipgetseupnida. Cheoeum boipgetseupnida. Cheo-eum boip-get-seup-ni-da. Cheoeum boipgetseupnida”. It’s a pleasure meeting you. It’s a pleasure meeting you. Very polite, it makes him feel good. I feel good. We’re all happy. And it’s pretty simple, right? The pronunciation is a little bit difficult, so we’re going to, you know, talk to Mr. Cameraman. Alright, let’s go!
    “Cheoeum boipgetseupnida”.
    Okay, very good.
    “Cheoeum boipgetseupnida”.
    No, no, no. I don’t like it. One more time, one more time.
    “Cheoeum boipgetseupnida”.

    Okay! He passed! Very good. Alright guys, now relax. Take a deep breath. We’re meeting our friends. We’re comfortable. What do we say? “Hi, Hi! Anneong! Annyeonghaseyo!”. In a comfortable style, just “annyeong!”. But, you know, when I meet my friends, I don’t’ say hi, “hi, hello”. I don’t do that. No, I say, “yo what’s up?”, or “hey, how’s it going?”. Come on, like this kind of stuff, “hey, what’s up? How’s it going?”. So, Koreans, many Koreans, they just go like this, “oh, wasseo? Wasseo?”. So, I’m here, I already arrived at the restaurant, or someplace, and my friend came. He came, he “wasseo”. So I say, “wasseo? Wasseo?”. What’s up? What’s up? It’s similar to “what’s up”. “Hey what’s up? Wasseo? What’s up? Wasseo? What’s up? Wasseo?”. That’s how you can memorize it. It’s easy to remember. “Wasseo? What’s up? Wasseo? What’s up? What’s up? Wasseo? What’s up? Wasseo? What’s up? Wasseo? What’s up?”. One thousand times, baby! Repeat it! Go, go go! Yeah! Okay, it’s your turn. Mr. Cameraman! Let’s go!
    “Wasseo?”
    That’s was a little weak. One more time.
    “Wasseo?”
    A little bit more excited, this is a good friend. You’re excited to see him. One more time.
    “Wasseo?”
    Yeah, he was over reacting a bit, but you got the point guys. “Wasseo?”
    Okay, everybody. Time to wrap it up. Yeah, it’s that time again. What did we learn today? “Annyeonghaseyo. Cheoum boipgetseupnida. Annyeong. Wasseo? Wasseo? What’s up? What’s up?”. Easy to remember, remember. Easy to remember, remember. “Wasseo?”. Okay guys, that’s about all we have today. We don’t have much time. We’ve got to wrap it up, yeah? Okay? Cameraman, camera off. Camera. Hey, turn it off. He’s always playing games with me, this cameraman. I can’t believe him. He’s kind of crazy. Alright, thank you guys! I’ll see you next time. Okay, shut it off.