Lesson 1 - 제1과
Text & Vocabulary



Each lesson consists of one or more texts, either dialogues or short stories, with increasing difficulty to match students' progress. In the first lesson, John, an Australian student, meets Kim Tae-ho, a Korean student in Seoul.




김태호:안녕하세요. 김태호이에요.
존:안녕하세요. 저는 이에요.
김태호:호주 사람이에요?
존:, 호주 사람이에요.
김태호 씨는 한국 사람이에요?
김태호:네, 저는 한국 사람이에요.




First person pronounI
-는/ -은 Thematic particle-는 is used after an open syllable (ending with a vowel)
-은 is used after a closed syllable (ending with a consonant)
김태호Personal nameKim Tae-ho (can be written in hanja, for instance: 金太浩)
Personal nameJohn
-씨Honorific suffixIt is placed after a name (corresponds vaguely to Mr., Mrs., Miss)
호주Place nameAustralia (hanja: 濠州)
한국Place nameSouth Korea (hanja: 韓國)
사람NounPerson. Indicates citizenship when following a country name. For example, 한국 사람 meaning South Korean
Affirmative adverbYes
-이에요Nominal suffixEquivalent to the English verb "to be"