Skip to 0 minutes and 1 secondProf.Ahn: We’ve already practiced how to talk about something we tried on in a clothes shop, haven’t we? So, shall we practice another request we could do? Let’s practice it. I’m the clerk. How is it?

Skip to 0 minutes and 20 secondsJoel: The pants are too small. Do you have a bigger size?

Skip to 0 minutes and 25 secondsProf.Ahn: Then try wearing these.

Skip to 0 minutes and 32 secondsYes, when clothes are too small you can say ‘deo k’eun kot eobseoyo?”, it’s an expression you can use to request clothes bigger than the one you had. When the clerks hears your request they will answer “Keurom igol ibeo boseyo” while handing you another one. Then let’s practice some more. This time you two try to practice on your own. Joel, try to do the role of the clerk.

Skip to 1 minute and 6 secondsJoel: How is it?

Skip to 1 minute and 9 secondsAnna: The skirt is too long. Do you have a smaller size?

Skip to 1 minute and 13 secondsJoel: Then try wearing this. Prof.

Skip to 1 minute and 17 secondsAhn: Good. This time Anna, try to do the role of the clerk.

Skip to 1 minute and 22 secondsAnna: How is it?

Skip to 1 minute and 24 secondsJoel: The T-shirt is too big. Do you have a smaller size?

Skip to 1 minute and 28 secondsAnna: Then try wearing this.

Skip to 1 minute and 31 secondsProf.Ahn: Well done. Everyone, try to practice one more time. ‘’teo k’eun kot eobseoyo?’’

Understanding expressions 2

When clothes are too small you can say ‘더 큰 것 없어요?’, it’s an expression you can use to request clothes bigger than the one you had.

When the clerks hears your request they will answer ‘그럼 이걸 입어 보세요.’ while handing you another one.

Example 1)

  • A : 어떠세요?

  • B : 치마가 조금(좀) 길어요. 더 짧은 것 없어요?

  • A : 그럼 이걸 입어 보세요.

Example 2)

  • A : 어떠세요?

  • B : 티셔츠가 조금(좀) 커요. 더 작은 것 없어요?

  • A : 그럼 이걸 입어 보세요.

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