Welcome to the fifth Korean lesson about gender. This time we will view a list of people, feminine and masculine, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of expressions in Korean to help you practice your daily phrases. To hear the pronunciation, just click on the sound icon.
In general, gender is used to distinguish between male and female, sometimes referred to as masculine and feminine. For example: my son and daughter are students the noun [son] is masculine, while [daughter] is feminine. The following examples use gender in different ways and places to demonstrate their behavior.
|Grammar + Rules - Korean + Pronunciation|
|my son is a student|
[masculine + noun] 제 아들은 학생입니다
[je adeu-reun haksaengimnida]
|her daughter is a student|
[feminine + noun] 그녀의 딸은 학생입니다
[keunyeoye tta-reun haksaengimnida]
|he has a tall brother|
[adjective + masculine] 그의 형제는 키가 큽니다
[keuye hyeongje-neun gi-ga keumnida]
|she has a tall sister|
[adjective + feminine] 그녀의 자매는 키가 큽니다
[keunyeoye jamae-neun gi-ga keumnida]
|his brothers are young|
[plural masculine + adjective] 그의 형제는 (나이가) 어립니다
[keuye hyeongje-neun (na-i-ga) eorimnida]
|his sisters are young|
[plural feminine + adjective] 그녀의 자매는 (나이가) 어립니다
[keunyeoye jamae-neun (na-i-ga) eorimnida]
The list below will probably provide more clarification. These are family members (males and females). I think it would be wise to memorize them as part of your important vocabulary list.
Now it's time to practice expressions used in daily conversations. If you're a beginner in learning Korean, then the phrases below are something you would want to know.
|English - Korean - Pronunciation|
|What do you mean? 무슨 말씀입니까? [museun mal-sseumimnikka?]|
|I don't understand 이해가 되지 않습니다 [ihae-ga dweh-ji anhseumnida]|
|I don't know 모르겠습니다 [moreugessseumnida]|
|What is that called in Korean? 한국어로는 무엇이라고 합니까? [hankugeoroneun mu-eoshira-go hamnikka?]|
|What is this? 이것은 무엇입니까? [ikeoteun mu-eoshimnikka?]|
|What does that word mean in English? 영어로는 무슨 의미입니까? [yeongeoroneun museun yimiimnikka?]|
|Sorry (if you made a mistake) 죄송합니다 [jwehsong-hamnida]|
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