Hello everyone, I’m back! Kris is back! Yeah, hello. Today we’re going to talk about getting sick in Korea. Not a very pleasant topic, but an important one. So, if I catch a cold in Korea, where do I go? What do I say? These kinds of things. I’m going to tell you all about it in this simple, little, short video. Are you ready? Okay, let’s get started.
Yes, I have a cold, I’m sick. I need to go to a pharmacy, “yakguk”. Pharmacy, “yakguk”. The place where you buy medicine without going to a doctor. Just go to the “yakguk”, and you can get over the counter medicine, for anything basically. Okay, so look for your nearest “yakguk”. They’re all over, especially in Seoul. You can find “yakguk”s all over. There’s like five in my one neighborhood. So, go inside and tell the lady or guy there, “gamgi geolryeosseoyo. Gamgi geolryeosseoyo”. I have a cold. I have a cold, “gamgi geolryeosseoyo”. Okay, you told them what’s wrong, and they’ll ask you, “jeungsangi mueoyeyo?”. What is your “jeungsang”? What are your symptoms? What are your symptoms? Okay let’s explain our symptoms. Body language is important, use body language. Even if they don’t understand you, they’ll get your body language if you’re a good actor. “Oh, yeolnayo, yeolnayo, yeolnayo”. I have a fever, hot. I have a fever. Like this, “oh, komul nayo, komul nayo”. I have a runny nose. So do this, and then like that, like a river. I have a runny nose, “komul nayo, komul nayo”. Let’s go here, “Oh, gichimhaeyo, gichimhaeyo”. I have a cough, “gichimhaeyo”. Who can’t understand that? That’s universal language right there, baby. Here, “mok apayo, mok apayo”. I have a sore throat. My throat hurts. “Mok apayo, mok apayo”. Point to your throat. Okay, simple body language to explain your symptoms. It’s that easy! And then the pharmacist will give you the right medicine and you’ll take it and get better. Medicine is really cheap in Korea, so you won’t have to worry about your wallet, or purse if you’re a lady.Alright, this is how you explain your symptoms at a “yakguk”, a pharmacy to the pharmacist to treat your cold. Okay, got it? Good job!
Guys, I know it’s really hard getting sick, especially in a foreign country. I was sick once for two weeks, just in my bed. I didn’t know what to do, nobody to help me. But use this opportunity to practice your Korean. Okay, use those expressions. They’re very useful. Okay, that’s all for today, guys. I’ll see you next time. Okay we’re done. Shut off the camera. Off.