Talk to me in Korean: Lessons 8 – 14

Let’s continue learning Korean with Talk to me in Korean (TTMIK)

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Lesson 8: It’s not… 아니에요


Anieyo can also be used to mean ‘You’re welcome’ and is more commonly used that chonmanayo (listed as You’re welcome in many phrasebooks)

Lesson 9: Topic/ Subject marking particles 은, 는, 이, 가


I was really glad to see these here as was feeling a little frustrated at some of the example sentences from previous videos as they left out these particles and were therefore technically grammatically incorrect. When learning a new language it can be easy to memorize something incorrectly which can be difficult to correct even if you later attain an advanced level in this language. I have experienced this in both Italian (pronunciation) and Japanese (mistaken vocabulary word).

I related these particles to the particles in Japanese which helped my understanding a lot!

However I think a lot of practice and repetition will be needed before I am confident in using these particles.


 Lesson 10: Have/ Don’t have/ There is/ isn’t 있어요, 없어요



Lesson 11: Please give me 주세요


I have never tried bulgogi but after hearing people talk about it in Korean dramas and hearing it mentioned by lots of other people I think I will be ordering this the next time I am in a Korean restaurant!


Lesson 12: It’s delicious / It tastes awful/ Thank you for the food 맛있어요, 맛없어요, 잘 먹겠습니다, 잘 먹었습니다

The last lesson got me started thinking about yummy Korean food so Lesson 12 came at a good time – just got to earn this, then head out for some yummy food!



Lesson 13: I want to -고 싶어요



Lesson 14: What do you want to do? / 뭐 하고 싶어요?


What do you think? Do you feel that you’ve learned a lot?

I really like the way these podcasts break everything down into simple chunks and explain what each bit means. This makes learning Korean feel quite manageable and less intimidating than I had feared. There are 25 lessons in Level 1 so more than halfway through the first level and feel like I have learned and / consolidated some really useful phrases. Onward and upward!

Thank you to Talk to me in Korean (TTMIK)



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