[Reading] 빨간 모자-1 Little red riding hood-1

옛날 옛날에 빨간 모자 망토를 좋아하는 아이가 있었어요. 사람들은 그 아이를 빨간 모자라고 불렀어요. 어느 날, 어머니가 빨간 모자에게 할머니께 음식을 갖다 드리라고 했어요. 어머니는 바구니를 주시면서 “숲에서 모르는 사람하고 절대 이야기하면 안 된다.”라고 말씀하셨어요.

빨간 모자가 할머니 집으로 가려고 숲으로 들어왔을 때 늑대가 빨간 모자를 봤어요. 늑대는 너무 배가 고파서 빨간 모자를 잡아 먹고 싶었어요. 늑대는 빨간 모자에게 말을 걸었어요. “빨간 모자야, 어디에 가니?”. 빨간 모자가 대답했어요. “할머니 댁에 음식을 갖다 드리러 가요.”

늑대는 빨간 모자가 도착하기 전에 할머니 집으로 갔어요. 늑대는 할머니를 옷장에 가둔 후에 할머니 옷을 입고 할머니 침대에 누웠어요.

New words>
빨간 모자: red hat
망토 : cape
-라고 부르다: called as –
갖다 드리다: honorific form for 갖다 주다 which means bring something for someone
-라고 하다: indirect speech for statement (click here to learn more)
바구니: basket
-(으)면서: while (click here to learn more)
숲: forest
절대: never
-(으)면 안 되다: shouldn’t (click here to learn more)
말씀하시다: honorific form for 말하다(click here to learn more about honorific)
-(으)려고 in 가려고: in order to (click here to learn more)
잡아 먹다: to catch and eat (for animals)
말을 걸다: to initiate a conversation
댁 : honorific form for 집 which means house
-(으)러 가다:  to go to do (click here to learn more)
도착하다: to arrive
-기 전에: before doing (click here to learn more)
옷장: closet
가두다: to lock up
눕다: to lay down (ㅂ irregualr : click here to learn more about ㅂ irregular)

 

[Reading] 토끼와 거북의 경주 The Tortoise and the Hare

토끼와 거북의 경주

옛날 옛날에 토끼와 거북이 살았어요. 토끼는 정말 빨랐어요. 하지만 거북은 아주 느렸어요. 어느 날, 토끼가 말했어요. “거북아, 나하고 경주할래? 내가 이길 수 있어!” 거북이 말했어요. “좋아.”

토끼와 거북은 경주를 시작했어요. 토끼는 아주 빨랐어요. 토끼가 뒤를 봤을 때 거북이 안 보였어요. 그래서 토끼는 나무 아래에서 잠을 잤어요.

거북은 천천히 갔어요. 한 시간쯤 후에 거북은 토끼를 봤어요. 토끼는 편안하게 자고 있었어요. 거북은 계속 갔어요.

거북이 먼저 도착했어요. 그때 토끼가 일어났어요. 토끼는 너무 부끄러웠어요. 거북이 말했어요. “토끼야, 너무 잘난 척하면 안 돼!”

Listen to this story(click here)

Grammar>

-았/었/했어요: past tense sentence ending
-은/는: topic particle
-이/가: subject particle
-을/를 : object particle
-에서: place particle
-와/과/하고: and (between nouns)
반말 : casual speech

New words>

옛날 옛날에: once upon a time
토끼: rabbit
거북(이): turtle
살(다): to live
정말: really
빠르(다): to be fast
하지만: but, even though
아주: very 
느리(다): to be slow
어느 날: one day
말하(다): to speak, talk, say
아 in 거북아: a name suffix for casual speech.(click here to learn more)
나: I, me
경주하(다): to have a race
-(으)ㄹ래(?): a sentence ending for suggestion 
내가: 내 is the same as 나, but it changes into 내 in front of the subject particle -가
이기(다): to win
-(으)ㄹ 수 있어요: can (click here to learn more)
좋(다): to be good
시작하(다): to start
뒤: behind, back
보(다): to watch
-(으)ㄹ 때: when —-
안: not
보이(다): to be seen
그래서: so—, therefore—
나무: tree
아래: under, bottom
잠을 자(다): to sleep
천천히: slowly
-쯤: about, around
후에: after
편안하게: comfortably
-고 있었어요: action in progress, -ing (click here to learn more)
계속: continuously 
먼저: first
도착하(다): to arrive
그때: at that time
일어나(다): to get up
너무: too, very
부끄럽(다): to feel ashamed
잘난 척하(다) : to show off oneself
-(으)면 안 돼요: shouldn’t (click here to learn more)

Hangeul 1 – Single Vowels

Korean Characters

Hangeul 1- 8 Single Vowels 

There are 40 characters in Korean, which are 21 vowels and 19 consonants.  The vowels can be divided to the single vowels and the double vowels.  There are 8 single vowels and 13 double vowels.

We are going to learn the single vowels in this page.

* Single vowels
You should not move your mouth or tongue while you are pronouncing single vowels. 

1) ㅏ  ‘a’ as in ‘father’, ‘spa’
[Click here to watch a video for ㅏ]

2) ㅓ ‘awe’ as in ‘awesome’ and ‘au’ as in ‘August’
[Click here to watch a video for ㅓ]

3) ㅗ ‘o’ as in ‘ghost’, ‘sofa’, however you shouldn’t move your mouth shape.
[Click here to watch a video for ㅗ]

4) ㅜ ‘oo’ as in ‘zoo’, ‘too’. You should make your lips as a round shape. 
[Click here to watch a video for ㅜ]

5) ㅡ There is no pronunciation in English that is similar to this, however you can think of an extremely freezing day, you can make this sound 🙂
[Click here to watch a video for ㅡ]

6) ㅣ’e’ as in ‘me’, ‘see’
[Click here to watch a video for ㅣ]

7-8) ㅔ/ㅐ ‘에’ is similar to ‘e’ as in ‘set, bed’ and ‘애’ is similar to ‘a’ as in ‘dad’, ‘bat’. But many Koreans don’t recognize the difference.
[Click here to watch a video for ㅔ and ㅐ]

 

Hangeul 2 – Double vowels

2)  double vowels

1)ㅑ ‘ya’ : single vowel ‘ㅣ’ and single vowel ‘ㅏ’ combined

2)ㅕ ‘yeo’ : single vowel ‘ㅣ’ and single vowel ‘ㅓ’ combined

3) ㅛ ‘yo’: single vowel ‘ㅣ’ and single vowel ‘ㅗ’ combined

4) ㅠ ‘ yu’ : single vowel ‘ㅣ’ and single vowel ‘ㅜ’ combined

5-6) ㅖ/ㅒ’ye’ : single vowel ‘ㅣ’ and single vowel ‘ㅔ/ㅐ’ combined

7) ㅘ ‘wa’ : single vowel ‘ㅗ’ and single vowel ‘ㅏ’ combined

8) ㅝ’wo’ : single vowel ‘ㅜ’ and single vowel ‘ㅓ’ combined

9-10) ㅙ / ㅞ ‘wae’, ‘we’ : single vowel ‘ㅗ’ and single vowel ‘ㅐ’ combined, single vowel ‘ㅜ’ and single vowel ‘ㅔ’ combined

11) ㅚ’oe’ :It was originally a single vowel, but many people recently read this as a double vowel like ‘ㅙ/ㅞ’

12) ㅟ ‘wi’ : single vowel ㅜ’ and single vowel ‘ㅣ’ combined

13) ㅢ’eui’ : single vowel ‘ㅡ’ and single vowel ‘ㅣ’ combined

Hangeul 6 – Consonants (Aspirated, Strong air)

Hangeul 6 – Consonants (Aspirated, Strong air)

These four consonants are similar to the consonants that we have learned in Hangeul 4 – Consonants(Relax, less air), however these have a lot of air when you make sounds.

15) ㅋ ‘k’

With the video, you can practice ‘카, 커, 코, 쿠, 크, 키, 케, 캐’

 

16) ㅌ ‘t’


With the video, you can practice ‘타, 터, 토, 투, 트, 티, 테, 태’

17) ㅍ ‘p’


With the video, you can practice ‘파, 퍼, 포, 푸, 프, 피, 페, 패’

18) ㅊ ‘ch’


With the video, you can practice ‘차, 처, 초, 추, 츠, 치, 체, 채’

Vocabulary flash cards for ‘ㅋ’ ‘ㅌ’ ‘ㅍ’ ‘ㅊ’ -> http://quizlet.com/28340673/hangul4-flash-cards/

You can practice these sounds with the consonants(relax and less air) with these videos below.
* ‘ㄱ’ and ‘ㅋ’

* ‘ㄷ’ and ‘ㅌ’

* ‘ㅂ’ and ‘ㅍ’

* ‘ㅈ’ and ‘ㅊ’