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KOREAN Easy Peasy

간 무한한 공머 저너 로!

korean for beginners


Introduction

Learning a foreign language requires a lot of patience and determination. It takes a long time to be able to speak a new language well. How great would it be if we could acquire a different language with just a push of a button? This book is based on an animated movie called ‘Toy Story 3’ by Pixar. In it, Buzz Lightyear accidently changes to Spanish mode. For this book, I imagined that Buzz switched to Korean mode to help Woody court a Korean Barbie. There are also fun activities including colouring pages and a picture puzzle to make the learning fun and exciting.


Woody

Buzz Lightyear

Korean Barbie

Hamm Rex Mrs. Potato Head

Mr. Potato Head

Jessie

Bullseye


한국에서 새로 온 바비를 봤어. [HanGukESeo SaeRo On BarBiReur BwassEo]

너무 이뻐서 숨도 못쉬겠더라고! [NeoMu IPPeoSeo SumDo MotSwiGetDeoRaGo]

I saw a new Barbie who is Korean. She took my breath away because she is so gorgeous!

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너 그 애한테 관심 있구나? [Neo Geu AeHanTe GwanSimItGuNa]

내가 지금 당장 갈께. [NaeGa JiGeum DangJang GalKKe]

You are interested in her, aren’t you? I’m coming now.

보다 [BoDa] See 한국인 [HangukIn] Korean 숨 [Sum] Breath 매력적 [MaeRyeokJeok] Gorgeous 관심 [GwanSim] Interest 지금 [JiGeum] Now

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무한한 공간 저 너머로! [MuHanHan GongGan Jeo NeuMeuRo]

To infinity... and beyond!

알았어. [AlAssEo]

자 이제, 한국어 공부하자. [Ja IJe HanGukEo GongBu HaJa]

Okay. Let’s learn Korean. 8


빨리 와! 한시가 급하다고. [PPalRiWa] [HanSiGa GeubHaDaGo]

한국어로 고백하고 싶단 말이야. [HanGukEoRo GoBaekHaGo SipDan MarIYa]

Come quickly! Time is precious. I want to ask her out in Korean.

무한한 [MuHanHan] Infinity 빨리 [PPalRi] Quickly 한국어 [HanGukEo] Korean 구하다 [GuHaDa] Ask

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Hanguel Korean alphabet is called Hangeul in Korean.

The alphabet: Consonants The Korean alphabet has ten basic consonants and nine variations of these. In English, certain pairs of consonants, like p/b, t/d, s/z, and k/g, have a pronunciation that differ mostly in whether they are voiced or voiceless. Korean consonants do not have that same distinction, but rather differ according to whether they are “plain (ㄱ, ㄴ, ㄷ, ㄹ, ㅁ, ㅂ, ㅅ, ㅇ, ㅈ, and ㅎ)”, “aspirated (ㅋ, ㅌ, ㅍ, and ㅊ)”, or “tense (ㄲ, ㄸ, ㅃ, ㅆ, and ㅉ)”. Here are the consonants with their pronunciation.

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Hangeul is written: 한 (han) ㅎ(h) + ㅏ(a) + ㄴ(n) 글(geul)ㄱ(g) + ㅡ(eu) + ㄹ(l)

The alphabet: Vowels There are 21 letters used to represent vowels: six basic vowels (ㅏ, ㅓ, ㅗ, ㅜ, ㅡ, ㅣ), nine combinations of those six basic vowels (which originally were all pronounced as diphthongs), and six vowels with an extra short dash representing the initial y [j] sound. Here are then main vowels with their pronunciation.

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Body Parts

머리 [MuLi]

귀 [Gwi]

눈 [Nun]

코 [Ko]

입 [Ip]

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Head Ear Eye

Nose

Lips

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Emotions

슬픈 [SeulPeun]

외로움 [OeRoUn]

성난 [SeongNan]

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Sad

Lonely

Angry


즐거운 [JeulGeoUn]

사랑에 빠진 [SaRangE PPaJin]

겁먹은 [GeopMeokEun]

Happy

In Love

Terrified

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Emotions

사이가 좋은 [SaIGa JohEun]

배고픈 [BaeGoPeun]

추운 [CHuUn]

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Friendly

Hungry

Cold


적대적인 [JeokDaeJeoKIn]

배가 부른 [BaeGa BuReun]

더운 [DeoUn]

Unfriendly

Full

Hot

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Picture Puzzle

모자

[MoJa]

a piece of clothing that you wear on your head

화살표

[HwaSalPyo]

used for showing people which direction to go in

[CHaek]

that may contain a story

농구공

[NongGuGong]

the ball used in the game of basketball

텔레비전 [TelLaeViJeon]

a piece of electrical equipment with a screen

[San]

a large pile or amount of something

사람

[SaRam]

an individual human

구름

[GuReum]

a mass of water vapour that floats in the sky

[KKoch]

the coloured part of a plant

공룡

[GongRyong]

a large reptile which lived in prehistoric times

자동차

[JaDongCHa]

a road vehicle for one driver and a few passengers

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Hat, Arrow, Book, Basketball, Television, Mountain, Person, Cloud, Flower, Dinosaur, Car

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아직 잘 모르겠어 어려워... [AhJik Jal MoLeuGetEo EoLyoWo]

I don’t know much about it yet. So difficult...

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엇, 저기 누가 온다! [Eot JeoGi NuGaOnDa]

Oh, Someone just coming!

알다 [AlDa] Know 아직 [AJik] Yet 온다 [OnDa] Coming

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헉 [Heok]

Wow

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