Skip to 0 minutes and 0 secondsProf.

Skip to 0 minutes and 0 secondsAhn: Hello, I am Ahn Jung Ho and, today too, there are two students here with me to learn Korean.

Skip to 0 minutes and 9 secondsAnna: Hello, I am Anna.

Skip to 0 minutes and 11 secondsJoel: Hello, I am Joel. Prof.

Skip to 0 minutes and 15 secondsAhn: Anna, can you swim?

Skip to 0 minutes and 17 secondsAnna: Yes, I can swim. Professor Ahn, can you swim? Prof.

Skip to 0 minutes and 22 secondsAhn: No, I cannot swim. Well then, the expression “Hal su isseoyo” is used here to talk about things you´re capable of doing. So when talking about being able to swim “ you should say “Suyeong hal su isseoyo”. On the contrary, when saying that you cannot swim, it will be “suyeongeul mot haeyo” Now, should we practice some more using other words? Anna and Joel, try to do it on your own.

Skip to 0 minutes and 58 secondsAnna: Joel, can you play baseball?

Skip to 1 minute and 1 secondJoel: No, I cannot play baseball. Professor Ahn, can you play baseball? Prof.

Skip to 1 minute and 6 secondsAhn: Yes, I can play baseball. Hmm, Anna, can you do Yoga?

Skip to 1 minute and 14 secondsAnna: Yes I can do Yoga. Joel, can you do Yoga?

Skip to 1 minute and 20 secondsJoel: No, I cannot do Yoga. What about you Prof. Ahn? Prof.

Skip to 1 minute and 25 secondsAhn: Ah, me too. I cannot do Yoga.

Skip to 1 minute and 28 secondsSo, until now we’ve practiced our lesson using these hobbies: swimming, baseball, and yoga. Let´s learn a few more words to practice today´s expressions.

Understanding expressions 1

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The expression ‘할 수 있어요.’ is used here to talk about things you´re capable of doing. So when talking about being able to swim you should say ‘수영을 할 수 있어요.’ On the contrary, when saying that you cannot swim, it will be ‘수영을 못해요.’

Example)

  • A: 안나 씨는 수영 을 할 수 있어요?

  • B : 네, 저는 수영 을 할 수 있어요.

  • B : 조엘 씨는 야구 를 할 수 있어요?

  • A: 아니요, 저는 야구 를 못해요.

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