Walk and Talk in Korean – Episode 1

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“Walk and Talk in Korean” is a video series, where one or more Korean speakers talk in Korean while walking around in different places in Korea. This series contains a lot of natural speed Korean language and a lot of colloquial expressions, so be sure to check out the PDF and the complete translation for the sentences used in the video. After watching this video and reading the PDF, please feel free to ask us any questions. If you have a place in mind that you would like us to go to, let us know as well!


  • Carmen

    Is this the new series you guys were talking about? Sounds great – I’m in the middle of downloading it for my iPod right now. ^_^ By the way, is that an error (Episode 9?) xD

    Thanks for all your amazing efforts to teach us Korean. 감사합니다!

    • Hehe. Yeah that’s not supposed to be “episode 9” – it should be 1 ! 🙂 I will change that now 🙂 Thanks!

  • Stephanie

    ㅋㅋㅋㅋ 재미있어요. You really are the best foreign language learning website out there. 감사합니다!

  • 고마워요! 자연스러운 말 듣기 재미있어요!
    마음의 문 열다…
    그렇죠…
    앞으로 자주 사용할 거에요! 다시 볼 거에요!

    • 호랑씨 감사합니다.
      경은씨는 느끼하다고 했지만, 사실 남자들에게는 필요한 말이예요. 그렇죠?

  • just1world

    This is so awesome!!!! All i’ve always wanted in a language learning site is natural language conversation with the subs. This series is gold, thanks so much for it.

    It’s not fair…where was TTMIK way back when I started learning korean? =\

    • You made me (almost) cry inside with your comment. Thank you so much!!

    • Sin Kai

      Agree! This is really great! I look forward to the many many episodes in the future! 감사합니다~

  • Best. Series. Ever.

    Talk to me in Korean just keeps getting better. I really appreciate the effort you guys put in to help us learn Korean. And I think everyone agrees with me on this. So guys, be sure to vote for Talk to me in Korean over at Lexiophiles for Top 100 Language Teaching Site: http://www.lexiophiles.com/language-blog-toplist/top-100-language-blogs-2010-vote-for-language-teaching

    • Thank you sooooo much Steve ^_^ for the support!!! We will keep doing our best to keep the lessons getting better 🙂

  • Where did my comment go? OK, the short version:

    Best. Series. Ever.

  • Dita

    waa.. i wish i watched this before i go to seoul so i can check it out… I wanna go back to seoul really bad hahahah…

    근데 대학로에 어디에요??

    Walk and talk series 짱!!!!

    • 대학로 is located near the 혜화 station.

      Thank you for enjoying this video.

  • Nathalie

    Aaaah, this new series is so cool !!!
    A video in Korean with Korean subtitles = dream come true 🙂
    This concept really helps a lot when learning a language (watching US tv series in English with English subtitles made me get really good at English ^^).

    Keep it up !!

    And thanks a lot !!!

    But I don’t remember hearing about 대학로 when I was in Korea … ?! Where is it exactly ?

    • Thank you so much!! 🙂 대학로 is up in the northern part of Seoul. It’s about 10 minutes’ bus ride from 동대문 🙂

  • Esther

    새로운 비디오 시리즈가 정말 재미있네요 ㅋㅋㅋ
    비디오를 통해서 대학로구경도 하고 한국말도 배울 수 있어요~
    근데 지금 한국날씨 어때요? 봄이 거의 다 지나가나요?
    봄날에 여의도 윤중로에 가서 벚꽃놀이 촬영해줬으면 좋았을텐데요…
    그래도 여름에 피는 꽃들이 많이 있죠?
    꽃축제는 서울 어디에 있나요?

    • 답변이 늦었죠? 코멘트 고마워요! ^_^ 요즘 한국 날씨는 봄에서 여름으로 지나가는 중이에요. 봄이 거의 없었다고 할 수 있을 정도로 짧았지만요 ^^ 안타깝게도 저희는 벚꽃놀이를 촬영할 시간이 없었어요 ㅠ.ㅠ

  • Kay

    WOW~you guys are really good, usually a language learning site like this require leraners to pay before they can get some stuff out of it (at least that’s my own experience), but you do it all of these~for FREE!!

    If I need to rate this video, or I should say this new programm, you will get 99.9% from me, only the background noise is kind of too loud, so I can’t hear part of the conversation clearly, it would be perfect if you’ve got another version of the same conversation which recorded in the studio, so I can repeat after it. 🙂

    But well, waht you’ve done so far is fantastic enough, it only makes me greedy if I ask for more~:D

    • Kay, thank you so much for the feedback ^_^! We will try to come up with a way to make the sound quality better for these videos, so that we can make it easier for you to study with them! 감사합니다 ^_^

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    • Thank you Priscila. We are happy that our site was nominated in your competition. Thanks a lot! 🙂

  • Reem 예림

    This is Brilliant!!!!! that’s the new series you were talking about?? 😀 Hyunwoo you’re Genius!!!!
    I love those interactive ways of learning a language rather than the boring ordinary ones. this series (plus the 이야기 series) are OUTSTANDING!!! where have u been all my life??? 😀 😀
    Guys! you’re doing a FANTASTIC work!! Thank you so much!!!
    현우 씨, 최경은 씨, 진석진 씨, 너무 고맙고 감사합니다!! 정말 수고 하셨어요… 생각이 너무 좋고 더 많은 동영상들을 기대할게요… 아주 좋아요!! 멋지다! 한번도..아니 백번 감사합니다~~~~~ ^^ <3 <3

    P.s. 석진 씨~ 진짜 짱이다! ㅋㅋ ^^

    • 예림 씨 고마워요 ^_^!!! 앞으로도 더 좋은 영상들 기대해 주세요!

  • jinny

    안녕하세요?
    This is my first comment. I really like this lessen. It’s good that we can listen to the coversation natually and see the script at the same time. This really helps improve listening skill. Thank you very much for good lessons.

    • Jinny, thank you so much for your comment ^_^!!!! Please keep them coming 🙂

  • krdance

    Wow, 현우 씨, it must be difficult to be you. Being praised everyday for your language acquisition and teaching talents, one went even so far as to call you a genius! I figured there was too much praise, and I needed to bring everyone back to reality. So really, this new video series is horri……… nope, can’t do it! I suppose I’ll have to act in accordance with everyone else and say how amazing this new series is!…….. I hate being part of the crowd….. haha, just kidding. In all seriousness, this blog is one of the best (if not the best) language learning resources I have found online. It is innovative, user-friendly, has great teachers :), and is mostly free (which is great, 저 학생이에요!) with some amazing, student friendly priced extras. And the new series is a truly great addition with the wonderfully instructive Korean subtitles! (Wow, for trying not to praise you guys and inflate TTMIK’s ego, I am doing a great job!)

    So this is my first time commenting, as I am finally done with finals and can spend more time studying Korean and being more vocal on the site. Hopefully I will learn more so soon I can tackle these great full Korean conversation videos. So here is my little Korean introduction:

    안녕하세요, 선생님들! 캐티입니다. 저 미국 사람이에요. 하지만 한국어를 공부해요.

    Hmmm, what else? 지금 배고파요. 그리고 아침을 먹고 싶어요. Ah, and well 춤! I don’t know how to say anything about dance in Korean except for the word 춤, but I am a dancer, any and every style, but mostly modern right now, hoping to get into more hip hop soon.

    So please, always feel free to correct any mistakes and talk to me! And TTMIK 선생님들, Keep the great work up! 정말 감사합니다. – Katie (캐티)

    • 정말 고맙습니다. ^^ Katie, I can’t thank you enough for such a wonderful comment ^_^!!!!!!!!!! 멋진 코멘트 정말 고마워요. Although I am not good at any other type of dancing, I’ve been in love with bboying for the past 11 years so the word for ‘dance’ is almost always the first word that I learn when I learn a new language ^_^. So I know what you mean!

      And once again, thank you thank you thank you!

  • A.W.

    잘했어요! 이 시리즈는 아주 좋아요. 난 좋아해요. 🙂

  • this is a great idea for a new series!! it feels so natural, and it’s great to see them have such a fun dynamic ~~ i can tell this series will be a big hit both here and on youtube! it’s a great and fun way for us to learn new korean expressions and vocabulary while also showing us pronunciation and speech patterns.
    그 씨리즈 엄청 좋아요!! 현우 랑 석진 랑 경은 고마워요! ^.^ it’s really helpful to see the words written underneath as subtitles while they are speaking… this series is great!!!!
    i love talktomeinkorean.com!!!! 진짜 좋아요!!

    • 케리~~ 고마워요 ^^ 앞으로도 좋은 비디오 기대해 주세요!

  • Julian

    안녕하세요.
    I really like this new video series, it’s sort of what I told 현우 형 on twitter a while ago but even better! I’ll download it on my ipod and practice listening and learn new words, hehe.
    정말 감사합니당!

    • 응! 훌리안 고마워! I’m so glad that you like this video and thank you for the initial idea!!! 🙂 If you have anything else, anything new that you would like to see on TTMIK that would make it easier for people to learn Korean, don’t hesitate to tell me about it 🙂 Muchas gracias como siempre!

  • mei-chiung

    Hyunwoo, you’re always coming up with innovative materials for us. 고맙습니다!

  • steven

    This is exactly the type of unique materials we need to learn a new language. I love the new fresh idea’s you guys are coming up with to teach korean. You guys are being so innovative! Keep it up….please!

  • Wan

    대학로 뭐에요?

    • 대학로는 서울에 있는 장소 이름이에요 (대학로 is the name of a place in Seoul.) 🙂

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  • 지혜

    제가 대학로 한번가봤어요 근데 그날 비왔어요 ㅠㅠ 우산 또 안가져가고 …… 그쪽 에 예쁜 곳이 많이 들어봤지만 길이 몰랐어 안 재미 있는 곳 이 안 찾았어요 ㅠㅠ

    • –> “대학로 한 번 가 봤어요. 근데 그날 비 왔어요. 우산도 안 가져가고… 그쪽에 예쁜 곳이 많이 있다고 들었지만, 길을 몰라서, 재미있는 곳을 못 찾았어요.”

      다음에 대학로에 갈 기회가 생기면, 그때는 날씨가 좋기를 바래요!! 대학로에 맛있는 식당, 좋은 카페 정말 많아요~

  • Michelle

    I love this video. Please make more of these videos! Awesome work!

  • Corinna

    very interesting!

    I have 2 questions regarding some expressions in the video.
    1. what is the meaning of using 는데 as the ending? 그런 적 없는데.
    그런 적 없어요. what is the difference?
    2. 죠 – 근데 어떡하죠? what is the difference if I say 근데 어떡해요.

    Thanks in advance…. 🙂

    • Thanks for the questions 🙂

      1) 그런 적 없는데’s -는데 indicates that the speaker is raising a question like “I’ve never done that… (and why are you saying something like that / and why do you think so?)” – It’s like a lingering thought after the sentence is over.

      2) 근데 어떡하죠? and 근데 어떡해요? are almost the same, but by saying 지요 (=죠) you are asking for a solution or an answer that you and the other speaker will both agree on 🙂

  • Gerard

    안녕하세요! 이 강의는 위대하다 🙂

  • Melinda

    Like all of you, I, too, love this website. I’m so happy I found it! I work with a Korean company and have found it necessary to learn at least SOME Korean in order to communicate with people who don’t know much English. I have really searched for a good way to learn, and this really is the best method I have found so far. My coworker and I listen to the lessons at work. (My boss allows this because he has recently expressed an interest in having us learn some Korean. In fact he has been helping us label everything in the office. Everything is currently covered in yellow sticky notes with the Korean words. I’m sure visitors are quite confused when they come to our office!) But this site and our sticky notes have been great for learning. I am only on lesson 9 so far, but I intend on going through all of them! It is a shame there’s not a site like this for every language! It would really help me with my Japanese as well!

  • “값이도 착하고…” ㅋㅋㅋ 짱!
    재미있게 봤어요^^ 고마워!

  • This is my favorite video so far 😛 Seok Jin is funny!

    Question though, what is 있잖아요 and how is it used? I always hear it.

  • tonokaas

    lol i tried to read to subtitles
    but it’s to fast for me : (

    i understand what they say though (for 50 %)

    • Wow. If you understand the 50%, then I can say you’re good at Korean. ^^

      몇 번씩 보다보면, 더 많이 이해하게 될 거예요.

  • 안녕하세요!

    I can’t express how thankful I am for the existence of this site! You guys really perform an amazing job and this new session (for me it’s new, I’m still in level 02 – lesson 09 one month later :P) shows how dedicate you are. I watched this video for three times, the first one to read the subtitles along with the conversation, which is not easy, but I can tell I’m improving my hangul reading ^^. The second one to pay attention in the beautiful landscapes Seul has. And the third one to admire 경은 and 석진 reactions and expressions, you guys are really awesome! XD

    Best regards from a Brazilian student living in France who is deeply in love with Korean language, culture and friends I made in here in La Rochelle.

    감사합니다!

    • Thanks so much for enjoying the video. We try to say Korean naturally so I am sure our sayings will be the one you will listen when you come to Korea. : )

  • Hunter Lind

    Where is the PDF for this one?

  • Phuong Nguyen

    this is so helpful guys. 정말감사합니다~!