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Understanding expressions 2

Understanding expressions : Are you good at playing basketball?/ Can you play basketball well?
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Prof.
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Ahn: Let’s practice more what we learned today. Joel, can you play basketball?
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Joel: Yes, I can play basketball. Prof.
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Ahn: Are you good at playing basketball?
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Joel: Yes, I am good at playing basketball. Prof.
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Ahn: I see. Anna, can you play basketball?
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Anna: Yes, I can play basketball too. Prof.
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Ahn: Are you good at playing basketball?
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Anna: No, I am not good at playing basketball. Prof.
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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.
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Ahn: Anna, can you do Yoga?
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Anna: Yes, I can do Yoga. Prof.
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Ahn: Ah, so are you good at doing Yoga?
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Anna: No, I am not good at doing Yoga. Prof.
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Ahn: Good. Now Anna and Joel, try to do it on your own.
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Joel: Anna, can you sing in Korean?
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Anna: Yes, I can sing in Korean.
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Joel: Ah, are you good at singing in Korean?
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Anna: Yes, I am good at singing in Korean. Prof.
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Ahn: Really? Try to sing once.
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Anna: Reall? (Singing♬) Prof.
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Ahn: Wow, you are good at singing in Korean, Anna. Everyone, you should also try to practice. I am good at singing in Korean.

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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