Test Your Korean – Level 1 Dialog in 100% Korean

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Check how much you can understand from studying with Level 1 lessons of TalkToMeInKorean! To make the conversation more realistic, we have added some new words and expressions that did not get covered in Level 1 yet, but don’t worry; you have the PDF to use for reference!

First listen to the dialog alone without looking at the Korean transcript or translation, and then compare your understanding with the actual translation.

Let us know how much you understood!

You can view the PDF here or download it here. And after you learn the basics, try writing your own Korean sentences and get corrections from native speakers through HaruKorean, our 1:1 correction service.

  • Rocco Ooi

    i understand all except the word geulsaeyo(?) can someone explain what it means?

    • Karen

      In this dialogue it literally means “i don’t really know”

  • Bianca T.

    I understand almost nothing, so fast omg very difficult. People here can be considered genius because they understand all so easily

    • rachel

      dont worry, listen to it like 10 times, eventually you will understand it all. when i first heard it i understood only like 30% but now after hearing it 5-6 times and reviewing the words i understand 98%. ^^

  • Karen

    I can’t even believe that i understand every words in this dialogue

  • 사미리

    Ah… It’s okay to listen korean native speak… but it’ll be difficult to join in the conversation… so sad…

    • Seokjin Jin

      It is not easy at the first time. However, I am sure you will join in the conversation soon if you learn more and more.

  • priya

    its awesome i understood 90 % of them!!!!! except some new words like birthday etc!!!!! gamzahamida TTMIK team .. you guys doing super great :) :)

    • Seokjin Jin

      Thanks so much for studying with us! I am so proud of you.

  • Pavlova Anna

    I understood all, but I agree that i’ll be difficult to join in the conversation.
    Thank you ^^

  • faiza

    감사합니다 성셍님들
    i like this dialog i understood all of it
    thanks to you . i can understand korean well
    i think i’ll be the best speaker when i learn the other levels
    you are doing such an amazing job . i can’t find the words to thank you

  • 토미

    Because of the speed of the dialouge and the new words that were introduced it was a bit hard to follow the dialogue.
    But by going through the pdf reading the words yourself and checking for translation of the new words helped alot to build the vocabulary and understanding of what the topic was.

    I think it was good that Mina was talking at a faster pace and for example that Minsu was speaking a bit more slowly and clearly. This helps you in reality, where not everyone speaks slow and clear. I am looking forward to reviewing this in one to two months time and be able to catch on where the speech is fast and not too clearly pronounced.

    Thanks alot for all the work and effort put into all these free lessons! 감사합니다

  • tejaswini

    With out even looking at the script i understand each and every work they spoke.

    • Seokjin Jin

      That’s awesome!

  • Kizo W

    안녕 하세요.
    I believe this line is missing in the audio. ^^
    “현주: 괜찮아요. 감사합니다.”

    I really do not believe.
    정말 샌각 안 해요. (정말 : Really , 샌각 : ideas / believe ?)

    I understand the dialog.
    대화 이해 해요. (대화 : Dialog , 이해 : understand)

    Thank you very much from lesson 1 to 25.
    수업 일 부터 이십오 까기 정말 감사합니다. (수업 : lesson)

    I have fun.

    재미 있어요.

  • priya

    hello TTMIK team!!!!!! i just can differntiate the names!!!!! i dont understand whether its a male or female name!!!!!!!! is there any things to identify????

  • priya

    any TTMIK teachers visited INDIA ?????

  • 정기은

    wow this is really great. with this little korean vocabs n sentence structures u guys hv made such an interesting conversation.

    • Seokjin Jin

      Thanks so much for enjoying our lessons. :)

  • 최지혜

    I ACTUALLY understood EVERYTHING!!! and the best part is I wasn’t translating in my head I was THINKING in Korean!! Wow… thank you TTMIK!! ^-^

    • Seokjin Jin


  • Hura

    I’ve just studied 18/25 lesson, but i am sure i can understand 95% of this conversation ( except for the name of pizza: -v). 정만 감사합니다 TTMIK.

  • http://instagram.com/tinekiwinkie Lee Sun Hee

    I understand everything! :D kkkkkk~

  • Kaviarasan Veerayah

    안영하세요 TTMIK. TTMIK 재미있어요. 한국어 is my fourth language. Tamil is the mother tounge while my second language is English and National language is Malay because I’m Malaysian.

  • Kaviarasan Veerayah

    a bit hard to understand. need to revise more.

  • Ayumi Yoneda

    I’m so happy because I understood 99,9% of the dialogue. I speak portuguese and my second language is japanese so in Talk To Me In Korean, I can study both english and Korean! And I’m understanding almost all until now. Thank You guys for the great explanation! ^-^

    • Seokjin Jin

      Thanks for your comment. 잘 따라와 줘서 고마워요. 앞으로도 열심히 한국어 공부해요.

  • Martin Antonio Silva

    지금 한국어 공부해요 with “TTMIK” Lv. 1 책, 그리고 “My Weekly Korean Vocabulary” 책. 85 ~ 90% 알었어요. 감사합니다, TTMIK!!
    (this is my first time posting on the TTMIK website. Can you let me know if my sentence is correct? :) Thank you!)

    • KyungHwa Sun

      Correction :
      지금 TTMIK Level 1 책으로 한국어 공부해요. 그리고 “My Weekly Korean Vocabulary” 책은 85 ~ 90% 정도 공부했어요. 감사합니다.

  • Matt

    I am a bit disappointed with my lack of understanding. Reading the pdf was not a problem. I understood about 85-90% of the conversation. But my oral comprehension was very low. After listening to the conversation several times I only understood about 20-25%.

    Hopefully as I progress in level 2 my oral comprehension will improve. I’ll just have to work harder!

    감사합니다 for the test!

    • KyungHwa Sun

      화이팅! +_+

  • jlor1999

    I understood everything ^^ Thanks to TTMIK and KDRAMAS LOL XD

    • KyungHwa Sun


  • Kilabot LakasTama

    I actually kinda learned how to read korean alphabet….so its not much difficult to read…but I’m lack of understanding…..i only know
    30% feel so depressed…. 진싸 물랐어요 어떻게

  • ahnjaehyeon

    Oh God I’m so impressed to myself I understood everythingggg<3

    • KyungHwa Sun

      Yay! :D

  • Banaana

    success! i understood everything! on to level 2!

  • Im Suji

    I am abit confuse with the sentence
    “누가 피자집에서 맥주를 마셔요?”

    The translation given is :”How drinks beer in a pizza place?”
    But the English sentence is grammatically wrong.

    Does it mean:” Who drinks beer in a pizza place?”
    or :” How are you going to drink beer in a pizza place?”

    Thanks for your teaching I learn a lot. ^^

    • shizdovsky

      It is supposed to mean: ” Who drinks beer in a pizza place?”, because 누구 is “who” in Korean

    • Seokjin Jin

      You are right. I am sorry for the wrong translation.
      It means “Who drinks beer in a pizza place?”.

  • Smiles

    It took me a few times of listening, but now I can hear it so clearly. I wish I started with podcasts, earlier. :D 우아~~~~

  • Kathleen Diño

    I almost got it all correct! When I was already reading the Korean transcript. Hehe. I tried to break each sentence down.. Unfortunately, I found it difficult to understand while listening to the dialog. It was too fast for a beginner like me. Yet it was good for a start, at least it tested my knowledge a lot, and I still got quite a few ideas while listening to it. Need some review!

    감사합니다 TTMIK! More power!

  • Mangojogo

    저는 프러이에요

  • Deinus

    wow…i kind of feel hopeless right now… lol… i was able to understand only a few lines of the dialogue. =( I´m still lacking so much =(
    What am i doing wrong?! 어떻게?! =)
    Anyway.. thank you so much TTMIK! You´re great teachers. Sorry for being a terrible 학생.

  • Nathalie

    Wow I understood all the conversation :O I just surprised myself haha watching all the dramas was worth it hehe

    • Nathalie

      Learned a bit of Korean by myself a long time ago. Guess I still have it somewhere in my head :)