Category: Level 5

Level 5 Lesson 1 / almost did / -(으)ㄹ 뻔 했다, 할 뻔 했다

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Welcome to Level 5!!! In the first lesson of Level 5, we are going to look at how to say that you “almost did” something or “nearly did” something. This is used both in situations where you “wanted” to do something (but only almost did it) and in situations where you “didn’t want” to do something and fortunately didn’t do it but almost did it. Listen in to find out how to use this “-(으)ㄹ 뻔 했다” ending in natural context and be sure to practice with us by leaving us comments! Thank you!!

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Level 5 Lesson 2 / -시- (honorific) / -시-, 하시다

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Welcome everybody to the 2nd lesson of Level 5. In this lesson we are going to introduce how the honorific suffix -시- [-si-] is used in “politer” and “more formal” situations. Even if this is the first time you have heard about this “honorific suffix”, you probably have already seen some expressions before that have this word -시- in them, such as 안녕하세요, 안녕히 가세요 or 주세요. Thank you for studying Korean with us!! Enjoy!

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Level 5 Lesson 3 / Good work / 수고

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In this lesson, we are going to look at an expression that Koreans say very often but is somewhat difficult to be translated into English: 수고하세요, 수고하셨습니다. Do you hear these expressions a lot? Or is it the first time you heard these expressions? Hope you can use these expressoins after listening to this lesson! Enjoy!

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Level 5 Lesson 4 / I guess, I assume / -나 보다

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In this lesson, we look at how to say “I guess …”, “I assume …” or “I suppose …” in Korean : -나 보다 [-na bo-da] Today’s key structure is somewhat similar to -것 같다 in meaning, but it has a stronger nuance of “I assume … based on this fact” or “I suppose … because …”. We hope you enjoy this lesson and thank you as always for studying Korean with us!

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Level 5 Lesson 5 / I guess, I assume – Part 2 / -(으)ㄴ가 보다

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안녕하세요! In the previous lesson, we looked at the structure -나 보다 [-na bo-da], which can be used with action verbs to mean “I guess …” or “I assume …”. In this lesson, we are going to look at how to say the same thing but with descriptive verbs : -(으)ㄴ가 보다 Be sure to check the PDF for the correct spelling of the expressions and if you have any questions, please feel free to leave us comments!

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Level 5 Lesson 6 / Word builder 6 / 문(文)

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Welcome to another lesson in the Word Builder series. In the Word Builder lessons, we introduce letters and words that work as building blocks of the Korean vocabulary. They are not necessarily all Hanja words based on Chinese characters, but many of them are.

Hope you enjoy this lesson, and we are looking at the word “문” [mun].

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Level 5 lesson 7 / as soon as … / -자마자, 하자마자

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안녕하세요. ^^ In this lesson, we are going to introduce how to say “as soon as” you do something or “right after” you do something in Korean. The key structure you need to learn in order to say this is -자마자 [-ja-ma-ja]. What are you going to do as soon as you listen to this lesson? :D

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Level 5 Lesson 8 / It is about to …, I am planning to … / -(으)려고 하다, 하려고 하다

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In this lesson, we are going to look at another way of talking about a future action or state ; -(으)려고 하다 It might seem like there are just way more types of future tenses in Korean than necessary, but they all serve their specific purpose, so they will all come in handy when you need to say certain things in some specific situations. Be sure to check the PDF for the correct spelling of the expressions and if you have any questions, please feel free to leave us comments!

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Level 5 lesson 9 / While I was doing …, … and then … / -다가, 하다가

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Are you a person who can multitask effectively? If you are that kind of person you should study this grammar lesson. :D In this lesson, we look at how to use this verb ending -다가 [-da-ga]. This is very commonly used in Korean when you talk about gradual transition from one action to another or one situation to another. Don’t forget to leave us a comment!

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Level 5 Lesson 10 / (say) that S + be / -(이)라고 + nouns

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안녕하세요.^^ Have you ever intruduced yourself in Korean? There are a lot of different ways to introduce yourself in Korean and one of them is “저는 _(name)_ (이)라고 해요.”

In this TalkToMeInKorean lesson, we are looking at how to use -(이)라고 [-(i)-ra-go]. Listen in to find out how this structure is used in natural context.

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