Level 3 Lesson 30 / Word builder 2 / 실(室)

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Welcome to another lesson in the Word Builder series. The Word Builder lessons will be a part of the regular lessons. 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 “실” [sil] in this lesson.


You can download a free PDF for this lesson here, or if you want to study with our TalkToMeInKorean textbooks, you can get them here.

We have a dialogue prepared in 100% Korean based on all the lessons in Level 3. If you want to check how much you can understand, try listening to the dialogue here.

Level 3 Grammar Textbook and Workbook

We’ve made the Level 3 lessons even better and published them as a grammar textbook! The grammar textbook itself is filled with very effective comprehension questions, but you can practice even further with our workbook for Level 3. Both are available now on our online bookstore.

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  • omomomo123

    @disqus_0JrXqTU90G:disqus 저도! Level 1 부터 Level 3 까지 한달 겅부했어요!

  • Nana Mohammad

    저는 팔레스타인 사람이에요
    감사합니다 for the great lesson 🙂

  • Trevor

    안녕하세요. 전 홍콩 사람이에요. 한자를 보여서 진자 기뻐요.

  • Maxim Lagay

    안녕하세요, 여러분! 저는 카자흐스탄에 살아요. 이 사이트 진짜 촣아요. 선생님들, 감사합니다!!!

    • Seokjin Jin

      안녕하세요! 댓글 써 주셔서 고마워요! 앞으로도 저희와 한국어 공부 열심히 해 주세요. 🙂

  • Angelica

    안녕하세요! 저는 콜롬비아 사람이에요. 한국어를 정말 좋아해요. TTMIK 재미있어요. 선생님들 한국어를 가르쳐서 고마워요!

  • Anna Le

    저는 덴마크에서 😀

    • Seokjin Jin


  • Katherine Traylor

    안녀하세요! 저는 미국 사람이어서 지금은 서울에 살아요. Can’t wait to see what’s in Level 4. : ) 감사합니다!

  • Sofie Nyland

    저는 덴마크 사람이에요 🙂 Listen to TTMIK podcasts everyday! You guys are the best 🙂

  • Francesco Colléter

    저는 프랑스 사람이애요 ! 티티밐가 청말 감사합니다 !

  • jeffderricksy

    안녕하세요. 저는 필리핀사람 입니다. 언젠가 선생님들이 만나고 싶어요.

  • zzzzzz

    I come from Hong Kong! (:

  • Joel söderström

    저는 스웨덴 사람이에요. 열심히 공부하고 있어요!

  • 소피

    저는 미국에 살아요. 오래 전에 캐나다에 살았어요.

  • Anna Kwok

    Good evening.
    I’m just wondering if you have “Test Your Korean” section for lesson 3 ?

  • hajar

    listening to you from MOROCCO, and you are more than welcome to visit us whenever you want 🙂

    you deserve all the kind words and support that exists in the whole world, i respect you so much because i may say that everyone can notice how you want all of us to succeed in learning this great language.

    شكرا جزيلا لجهودكم

    meaning thank you so much for your efforts in arabic 🙂

  • Carl

    미국에서 TTMIK이 들어요, 그리고 미국에서 한국어 공부해요. Washington DC 살아요.

  • squid

    무료로 레슨을 줘서 많이 감사합니다! 저는 영국에서 매일 독학해요.

  • Ashley Heil

    미국 사람 이에요. 그렇지만,서울에 살라요! 영어 산생님 이에요!

  • Esat Armağan Kaymaz

    교실에 가기 전에 시간이 되면, 회의실 볼까요?
    If you have a time before going to classroom, let’s look at the conference room?

  • CT

    The lessons are really great. 감사합니다!!!
    I hope there will be the 100% Korean dialogue for all the levels like in level 1 and 2. It is very useful as a gauge to know how well we can understand what we have learnt so far, in a realistic situation. Please continue to make these dialogues!

  • Matt

    저는 캐나다인이에요. 여기 캐나다에서 들어요. = I am Canadian. I listen from here in Canada.
    실외에 비가 내리고 있어요. = It is raining outside.
    언제 사무실에 떠날 거예요?? = When are you leaving the office?

    레벨 3 끝나요!

    감사합니다 for all the lessons.

    • Seokjin Jin

      언제 사무실에 떠날 거예요??
      > 언제 사무실에서 떠날 거예요? or 언제 사무실을 떠날 거예요?

    • Seokjin Jin

      실외 sounds formal sometimes, so you can just say 바깥에 비가 내리고 있어요.

    • Matt


  • Lind

    Hi guys! I’m wondering if you could explain the difference between 실 and 방, considering that they both mean “room”? Please correct me if my understanding of the two words are wrong ^.^

    • Anna Levesque

      i understand that shil is used with other word past that also origionate from the chinese language and bang when it´s a native korean word or a word from the english language.

  • Peter

    저는 호주에 살아요. 실외에 날씨가 좋은데, 지금 침실에서 이 레슨을 공부 하고 있어요. TTMIK으로 한국어 공부 하는 것을 정말 좋아해요. 선생님들, 감사합니다!
    I live in Australia. The weather is fine outside, but right now I’m in my bedroom doing this lesson. I really enjoy studying Korean with TTMIK. Thank you to all the teachers. 😀

  • Asha

    Am really so thankful for those word builders 🙂 and gonna continue all the lessons till the last level 🙂 감사합니다 🙂

  • Dania Félix

    Listening from Mexico~ Thank you very much for your hard work!

  • 마틴

    Question to all of these word builder lessons:

    When you hear a word that has one of these “word-builder-words” in it, like 교실 for example, is it then safe to assume that all parts of that word, all syllables if you like, are NOT native korean words, but come from chinese or at least a chinese character?? In my example it seems like both 교 and 실 are originally chinese words, and therefore have a chinese character related to them.
    I find these lessons really interesting and I love that kind of language history that you introduce in these lessons, so thanks for the good work!

  • Oumaima Ajouamai

    Hi guys 🙁
    why isn’t there the ‘test you Korean’ in the end of each level anymore :(.. it used to help me alot applying what i have learnt

  • Sanjeeda Masroor

    It feels really great finishing Level 3! Thanks to TTMIK that I can understand a lot of korean sentences now. Since I’m from India, I would really love to listen to a Iyagi on “Indian Summer”.

  • Thomas Osekowsky

    저 미국에서 왔는데, 지금은 한국에서 사서 여기서 레슨을 듣고 있습니다 ^^

    요즘에는 한국 사람이 계속 나한테 어떻게 한국말 이렇게 잘하라고 말 한데요. 저의 대답은 외냐하면 매일 TTMIK에서 공부하라고요!

    재미있게 공부하고 있어요~

  • Salma

    이 집에 화장실 밖에 없어요

  • TinaMusicFairy

    저는 이집트에서 들어요 ^^

  • lvl 3 is so much better than lvl 2 i hated lvl 2 hehehe
    thank you guys 감사합니다 진짜 <3
    i loved lvl 3 <333

  • Millet

    I`m listening from Germany! Thank you for the great podcast!

  • Màgda Gejnevall

    자는 쉐덴 사람이에요! And also I think I know the answer to that make-up question!

    So you know the expression “to powder your nose” meaning going to the bathroom. So many years ago people used to have this horrible makeup that they kind of kept on for days since it was kind of like plastering. Back then both rich men and women wore makeup. (also wigs and they sometimes had to lock the wigs in cages at night for their protection, but that’s another story) The washing room (aka not where the toilet were, aka bath for example) was a washing up room, that they also did all the makeup in. Later they moved the toilet into the bath-room (you see what I mean?) so that’s why probably the room is called make-up room.
    I’m not 100 percent sure if that’s true in the Korean expression, but it is my guess as someone who studied makeup for three years 🙂

  • Jakob Løvig Minell

    노르웨이에서 온 학생입니다~ 서울에서 1년동안 살았었고 연세어학당에서 3급까지 공부했어요. 지금은 법학 공부하고 있어서 시간이 많이 없어요.. 근데 시간을 내서 한국말을 공부해요.