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Level 1 Lesson 15 / Sino-Korean Numbers / 일, 이, 삼, 사 ….

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In this TTMIK lesson, we are talking about numbers. In Korean there are two sets of number, one is native Korean numbers and the other set is sino-Korean numbers. Sino-Korean numbers are numbers that are based on the Chinese language (therefore if you speak Chinese, you will find that the sino-Korean numbers are quite similar to the Chinese numbers), and in this lesson we are introducing numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 100, and 1,000.

Numbers are not always easy to memorize, especially if you don’t have to use them often, so be sure to practice using them every chance you get!

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Level 1 Lesson 16 / Basic Present Tense / -아요, -어요, -여요

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In this TTMIK lesson, we are looking at how to change a verb in its dictionary form into the basic present tense. In Korean, when you look up a verb in a dictionary, everything ends in the letter 다 [da], and you have to get rid of that in order to conjugate the verb. And after that, you add 아요, 어요, or 여요. Listen in to find out how to determine which one of these should follow the verb stem when you say something in the present tense. Be sure to pick up the FREE PDF, and also try making some sample sentences of your own. Video responses are welcome as well!

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Level 1 Lesson 17 / Past Tense / -았/었/였어요 (했어요)

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In this TTMIK lesson, we are looking at the past tense of the Korean language. By knowing how to change your verbs into the past tense, you will be able to talk about what you did yesterday, who you met last week, and etc. If you already understand how to change verbs into the present tense, using the past tense will be a breeze. And if you are still not sure how to use the present tense, don’t worry! We are going to review that in this lesson too. Be sure to ask us any questions you have in the comment box! Thank you!

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Level 1 Lesson 18 / Location-marking Particles / 에/에서

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Welcome back to another addition of TTMIK Korean lesson! In Korean, as you already know, there are some ‘particles’ which are used to mark the roles of some nouns, and so far, we have learned about subject marking particles (이 [i] and 가 [ga]) and topic marking particles (은 [eun] and 는 [neun]). In this lesson, we are going to have a look at location marking particles, 에 [e] and 에서 [e-seo], and also how to say WHERE in Korean. Please feel free to ask any questions you have in the comment box! Thank you!

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Level 1 Lesson 19 / When / 언제

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Hello everyone, we are back with another lesson! This one is a bit shorter than the last one, and we are introducing how to say ‘when’ in Korean. You can also listen to many examples where the word ‘when’ is used to form questions. Listen in, check out the free PDF lesson note, and be sure to try answering the question “When do you get up in the morning?” in Korean in the comment box.

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Level 1 Lesson 20 / Native Korean numbers / 하나, 둘, 셋, 넷 …

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We are back with another number lesson! In lesson 15, we introduced the sino-Korean system and today we are introducing the native Korean number system. Having two separate ways of counting different things might look too complicated, and we will be surprised if you can memorize all the numbers at once and never forget them, but if you keep practicing the numbers in context, you will find it much easier in time. So today, we are going to first introduce the native Korean numbers, and ONLY going to cover how to say your age in Korean. If you can say how old you are in Korean after listening to this lesson, this lesson will have achieved its goal. Thank you! 감사합니다.

 

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Workbook – Level 1 Lessons 11-20

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안녕하세요! We are back with the workbook files for Level 1 Lessons 11-20! First open the PDF file available in the sidebar, and then try answering the questions yourself, and check the correct answers at the end of the PDF file. And then also listen to the audio file to check the correct answers and also the correct pronunciation of the words and phrases that are used in the PDF.

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7 Random Korean Expressions Episode 1

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In this series, called “7 Random Korean Expressions”, we are going to introduce seven (or sometimes more) random Korean expressions along with relavant sample sentences. If you are beginner level learner, you can start by studying the 7 main expressions that are introduced, and if you already know those expressions, you can also study with the sample phrases used in the video. We hope you enjoy this lesson format! Thank you!

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