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Skip to 0 minutes and 1 second Ahn: Let’s practice more what we learned today. Joel, can you play basketball?

Skip to 0 minutes and 8 seconds Joel: Yes, I can play basketball. Prof.

Skip to 0 minutes and 11 seconds Ahn: Are you good at playing basketball?

Skip to 0 minutes and 13 seconds Joel: Yes, I am good at playing basketball. Prof.

Skip to 0 minutes and 15 seconds Ahn: I see. Anna, can you play basketball?

Skip to 0 minutes and 19 seconds Anna: Yes, I can play basketball too. Prof.

Skip to 0 minutes and 22 seconds Ahn: Are you good at playing basketball?

Skip to 0 minutes and 25 seconds Anna: No, I am not good at playing basketball. Prof.

Skip to 0 minutes and 28 seconds Ahn: With these expressions, you can say how good you are at something. A person who has good skills in playing basketball can say “I am good at playing basketball”, but someone who can play basketball but is not so good at it should say “ I am not good at playing basketball.” So, should we practice some more? Prof.

Skip to 0 minutes and 52 seconds Ahn: Anna, can you do Yoga?

Skip to 0 minutes and 55 seconds Anna: Yes, I can do Yoga. Prof.

Skip to 0 minutes and 58 seconds Ahn: Ah, so are you good at doing Yoga?

Skip to 1 minute and 1 second Anna: No, I am not good at doing Yoga. Prof.

Skip to 1 minute and 4 seconds Ahn: Good. Now Anna and Joel, try to do it on your own.

Skip to 1 minute and 9 seconds Joel: Anna, can you sing in Korean?

Skip to 1 minute and 12 seconds Anna: Yes, I can sing in Korean.

Skip to 1 minute and 15 seconds Joel: Ah, are you good at singing in Korean?

Skip to 1 minute and 17 seconds Anna: Yes, I am good at singing in Korean. Prof.

Skip to 1 minute and 20 seconds Ahn: Really? Try to sing once.

Skip to 1 minute and 23 seconds Anna: Reall? (Singing♬) Prof.

Skip to 1 minute and 36 seconds Ahn: Wow, you are good at singing in Korean, Anna. Everyone, you should also try to practice. I am good at singing in Korean.

Understanding expressions 2

With these expressions ‘얼마나 잘해요?’ you can say how good you are at something.

For example, A person who has good skills in playing basketball can say ‘(저는) 농구를 잘해요.(I am good at playing basketball / I can play basketball)’, but someone who can play basketball but is not so good at it should say ‘(저는) 농구를 잘 못해요.(I am not good at playing basketball./ I cannot play basketball well.)’

Example)

  • A : 조엘 씨, 농구 를 할 수 있어요?

  • B : 네, 저는 농구 를 할 수 있어요.

  • A : 농구 를 잘해요?

  • B : 네, 저는 농구 를 잘해요. 안나 씨는 농구 를 할 수 있어요?

  • A : 네, 저도 농구 를 할 수 있어요.

  • B : 안나 씨는 농구 를 잘해요?

  • A : 아니요, 저는 농구 를 잘 못해요.

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