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Skip to 0 minutes and 1 secondProf.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Skip to 0 minutes and 28 secondsAhn: 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 secondsAhn: Anna, can you do Yoga?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Skip to 1 minute and 36 secondsAhn: 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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