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Korean Lesson 88, Let’s Talk About Fruit (과일 에대햐더 말하자), Part 1

There are several subjects we could discuss that we talk about everyday, but don’t even think about it. We need to talk about these subject to make your vocabulary in Korean larger. When I lived in Korea, I kept a running list of words all the time, even after I began having conversations. I kept my list of words on my night stand, and every evening, I drilled myself on the words on my nightstand. A problem that English speakers have when we try to speak an oriental language is that they developed clear across the world from us, and not only the alphabet and grammar are different, but with the basic vocabulary, the words are not similar at all. If we speak a language from Europe, even if the words are not exactly the same, we can often recognize a word in a foreign language because it is similar, but in an oriental language, we don’t have the basis to do that as English speakers. That is, unless they are words that have come into being lately. An example of this would be: 한드 폰 (handu pon), and that is their rendition of “cell phone.” The 한드 (handu) part means “hand,” and the 폰 (pon) part is “phone.” The have no “f” sound in Korean, so they either use “b” or “p” as a substitution. Another word from English is 컴퓨터 (keompyooteo) which means “computer.” As you can see, these are modern words, but basic words about basic topics that have been around forever are the ones that are very different.

Vocabulary and Grammar: 과일 (kwa-eel) = fruit//사과 (sahgwah) = apple, apples// 미국의 (meegook oo-ee) = American, the possessive adjective// 미국 (meegook) = America// 유럽 (yooreob) = Europe// 유럽의 (yooreob oo-ee) = European, the possessive adjective// 활씬 (whalsheen) = much// 보다 (bohdah) = than// 활씬 켜요 (whalsheen kyeoyo) = much bigger//파이 (pah-ee) = pie// 사과 파이 (sahgwah pah-ee) = apple pie// 중대 해요 (chungdeh heyo) = is, are, am important/// 매우 (meh-oo) = very//나무 (nahmoo) = tree// 자라요 (jahrahyo) = grow, grows//포도 (bohdoh) = grapes, grape// 덩굴 (deongool) = vine//루마니아 (roomahnee-ah) = Romania// 포도주 (bohdohjoo) = wine// 만들어요 (mahnduleoyo) = make, makes//많은 (mahnun) = many// 바나나 (bahnahnah) = banana// 나이지기아 (nah-eejeeree-ah) = Nigeria//모들 (mohdun) = all, every//길 (keel or geel) = road, street// 길거리 (keelkeoree) = street corner// 사다 (sahdah) = buy// 사요 (sah-yo) = buy, buys// 살 수 있어요 (sahl soo eesseoyo) = can buy//사람해요 (sahrahng heyo) = love, loves// 오랜지 (ohrenjee) = orange, oranges//제주도 (jehjoo doh) = Jeju island, the Korean Hawaii//모로코 (Mohrohkoh) = Morocco//살았을때 (sahlassulddeh) = when I lived// 마당 (mahdahng) = yard//자갓어요 (jahrahsseoyo) = grew// 캐리포니아 (keleeponee-ah) = California// 프로리다 (purooreedah) = Florida//

한국의 사과는 미국 과 유럽 의 사과보다 활씬 켜요. (hangook oo-ee sahgwah nun meeguk kwa yureob oo-ee bodah whalsheen kyeoyo)

미국에서 사과 파이는 매우 중대해요. (meegook ehse sahgwah pah-ee nun meh-oo chungdeh heyo)

사과는 나무에서 자라요. (sahgha nun nahmoo ehseo jahrahyo)

포도가 덩굴에서 자라요  (pohdoh gah deongul ehseo jahrahyo) 
루마니아에서 포도는 매우 중대해요. (roomahnee-ah ehseo pohdoh nun me-oo chungdeheyo) 
루마니아에서 집에 포도로 포도주를 만들어요.  (roomahnee-ah ehseo jeeb eh pohdoh roh pohdohjoo lul manduldoyo)

루마니아에서 포도는 우리의 마당에서 자랐어요. (roomahnee-ah ehseo pohdoh nun ooree oo-ee mahdahng ehseo jahrahsseoyo)

많은 바나나는 나이지리아에서 자라요. (mahnun bahbahnah nun nah-ee-jeeree-ah ehseo jahrahyo)

나이지리아의 모든 길거리에서 바나나를 살 수 있어요. (nah-eejeeree-ah oo-ee mohdun keelkeoree ehseo banahnah lul sahl soo eesseoyo)

나는 바나나 파이를 사랑 해요. (nahnun bahnahnah pah-eelul sarang heyo) 

나이지리아에서 바나바는 우리의 친구의 마당에서 자랐어요. (Nah-eejeereeah ehseo bahnahnah nun ooree oo-ee cheengoo oo-ee mahdahng ehseo jahrahsseoyo)  

한국 에서 오랜지는 미우 중대 해요. (hangook ehseo ohrenjeenun meh-oo joongdeh heyo)

한국 에서 오랜지는 제주도에서 자라요. (hangook ehseo ohrenjeenun jehjoo doh ehseo jahrahyo)

내가 모로코에 살았을때 오랜지는 우리 의 마당에 자랐어요. (negah mohrohkoh eh sahlahssulddeh ohrenjeenun ooree oo-ee mahdahnd jahrahsseoyo)

미국에서 오랜지는 캘리포니아 와 프로리다에 자라요. (meegook ehseo ohrenjee nun kelreepohnee-ah wha puroreedah ej jahrahyo)

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