Skip to 0 minutes and 1 secondProf.

Skip to 0 minutes and 1 secondAhn: Hello, I am Ahn Jung Ho, and here with me are two students who are learning Korean. Prof.

Skip to 0 minutes and 9 secondsAhn: Hello!

Skip to 0 minutes and 10 secondsFemale student: Hello. Prof.

Skip to 0 minutes and 12 secondsAhn: What’s your name?

Skip to 0 minutes and 14 secondsAnna: My name is Anna.

Skip to 0 minutes and 15 secondsJoel: Hello, my name is Joel. Prof.

Skip to 0 minutes and 18 secondsAhn: Anna, where are you from?

Skip to 0 minutes and 22 secondsAnna: I’m from Russia. Prof.

Skip to 0 minutes and 24 secondsAhn: Joel, where are you from?

Skip to 0 minutes and 28 secondsJoel: I'm from the USA. Prof.

Skip to 0 minutes and 30 secondsAhn : I see. Anna, Joel, from now on let’s study Korean together.

Skip to 0 minutes and 37 secondsAnna/Joel: Yes, professor! Prof.

Skip to 0 minutes and 39 secondsAhn: Well, if you’re meeting someone for the first time and you want to know their name you can ask them “ Ireumi mwo yeyo?”. When answering you’ll just need to put the verb “-yeyo/-ieyo?” after your name. Also, when you want to ask about their nationality, you can ask “eoneu nara saram-ieyo”. When answering you’ll have to add “saram ieyo” after the name of your country. If your nationality is American you’ll have to say “miguk saram ieyo” and if it’s Russian you’ll have to say “Russia saram ieyo”. Anna and Joel, try to do it on your own.

Skip to 1 minute and 34 secondsJoel: What’s your name?

Skip to 1 minute and 35 secondsAnna: My name is Anna.

Skip to 1 minute and 37 secondsJoel: Anna, where are you from?

Skip to 1 minute and 39 secondsAnna: I’m from Russia.

Skip to 1 minute and 41 secondsAnna: What’s your name?

Skip to 1 minute and 43 secondsJoel: My name is Joel.

Skip to 1 minute and 44 secondsAnna: Joel, where are you from?

Skip to 1 minute and 47 secondsJoel: I’m from the USA. Prof.

Skip to 1 minute and 49 secondsAhn: Well done. Everyone, what is your name? Where are you from? Let’s study some more about how to tell others our names and nationalities.

Understanding expressions 1

Please follow the instructions with the educator.

If you’re meeting someone for the first time and you want to know their name you can ask them ‘이름이 뭐예요? (What’s your name?)’. When answering you’ll just need to put the verb (-이에요/-예요) after your name.

Example 1)

  • A : 이름이 뭐예요?

  • B : 저는 안나 예요.

If, when you want to ask about their nationality, you can ask ‘어느 나라 사람이에요?’. When answering you’ll have to add ‘사람이에요.’ after the name of your country.

Example 2)

  • A : 조엘 씨는 어느 나라 사람이에요?

  • B : 미국 사람이에요.

Let’s Practice Korean together.

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