Unit 5: Lessons 101 – 125

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In this lesson, you will learn some common abbreviations that are commonly used in Korean speech (and in writing when speech is represented through quoting). In addition, you will learn the most common internet abbreviations and slang terms that you can use in texts and messaging.

 

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In this lesson, you will learn more ways to abbreviate Korean sentences. In the previous lesson, you learned about common ways that Korean people shorten their sentences in messaging or when talking on the internet. In this lesson, you will learn how to abbreviate conjugations of quoted sentences.

 

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In this lesson, you will learn a variety of smaller grammatical principles that are similar to grammatical principles you have learned previously. I will use this lesson to introduce you to: 한 and 약, ~(으)므로, 전반에, and 당하다.

 

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In this lesson, we will revisit the particle ~는/은. Yes, the same particle that you have been using in every one of your Korean sentences since you started learning Korean. In this lesson, you will learn how to apply ~는/은 to more complicated scenarios.

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The title of this lesson is: Grammatical principles that I can’t believe I haven’t taught you yet – and I better teach them to you now before we get too deep into more difficult grammatical principles in Unit 5. In this lesson, you will learn a variety of smaller grammatical principles that you absolutely need to know to be able to speak/read/understand Korean.

 

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In this lesson, you will learn how to add ~든지 to the end of a clause. Although this grammatical principle has a fairly straightforward meaning across the board, it can be used in a bunch of different ways.

 

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The purpose of this lesson is to familiarize you with these grammatical principles when they are combined with ~도. Sometimes, the meaning that is created by combining ~도 with another grammatical principle is just the sum of their individual meanings. However, sometimes their meaning can be slightly – or very – different.

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In this lesson, you will learn the meaning of a grammatical principle that, by this point, you have probably noticed a few times in your Korean studies. Have you ever seen words in the past tense conjugated with an additional “었”? As in, 했었다 instead of 했다? In this lesson, we will look at the meaning of this additional “었”.

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Lessons 101 – 108 Mini Test
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In this lesson, you will learn a difficult grammatical principle that is very common in speech. Here, you will learn how to attach ~는가 보다 (or ~나 봐, or ~나 보네) to the end of a sentence to express that something might be the case.

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In this lesson, you will learn how to use 어쩔 수 없다 and its various forms in sentences. Though not quite a grammatical principle (it’s more of a word combined with “~ㄹ/을 수 없다” it’s usage is fairly common and quite difficult – enough to warrant me to write a lesson about it.

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In this lesson, you will learn how to add ~(이)라도 to nouns. Though this grammatical principle looks similar to (and sometimes even translates similarly to) ~더라도 (which you learned in Lesson 99), ~(이)라도 is in fact a separate grammatical principle with a separate usage and meaning.

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In this lesson, you will learn how to use 편, both as a noun and as a grammatical principle to make your sentences softer and more humble.

 

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In this lesson, you will learn how to use 길 as a noun that can replace 것 in the ~는 것 principle. Don’t be confused! This grammatical principle isn’t describing a road. It has a special meaning that we can study as a separate grammatical principle.

 

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In this lesson, you will learn another noun that is often described by ~는 것 to form a grammatical principle. In this lesson, you will learn how to use ~는 김에.

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In this lesson, you will learn about a grammatical principle that looks like it has an entirely different meaning and purpose than it actually does. I remember when I saw ~ㄹ/을걸 for the first time, I said to myself “Oh, I can probably guess what that means!” Boy was I wrong. Let me teach it to you.

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In this Lesson, you will learn about the grammatical principle “채”, which I’m sure you have come across by this point. 채 is another noun that can be used as the noun in the ~는 것 principle that takes on a special meaning. In this lesson, you will learn how it can be used.

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Lessons 109 – 116 Mini Test
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In this lesson, you will be introduced to the grammatical principle ~더~ and the meaning it creates in a sentence. You will apply your knowledge of –더- by combining it with another grammatical principle to create ~던가.

 

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In this lesson, you will continue to learn about ~더~. Specifically, you will learn about ~더라~, which is a common ending to a sentence.

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In this lesson, we will finish with our group of lessons about ~더~. Specifically, in this lesson, you will learn how to use ~더~ in combination with ~(으)니 (Lesson 81) to connect two clauses. The construction ~더니 is very similar to other clause connectors like ~아/어서, ~(으)니(까) and ~기 때문에, but as always there are some specific usages you should know about.

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In this lesson, you will learn how to connect two clauses with ~다니, which will be your first real introduction into the world of compounded quoted grammatical principles – which is a term I just made up off the top of my head.

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In this lesson, you will learn how to connect two clauses by using the grammatical principle ~다 보면. The grammar within this principle is actually the addition of a few different grammar concepts piled together, but its meaning is simple enough to describe in a short lesson.

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In this lesson, you will learn another grammatical principle that requires the addition of “보다” between two clauses. Specifically, you will learn how to use ~다 보니 to connect two clauses.

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In this lesson, you will continue to learn about grammatical principles that contain “보다”. In this lesson, you will specifically learn about the grammatical principle: ~아/어 보니까.

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In this lesson, you will learn how to use the grammatical principle ~ㄹ/을 만하다 to indicate that something is worth doing or possible. In doing so, you will see how these types of sentences can also be expressed using the word 가치.

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In this lesson, you will learn a Korean grammatical principle that you can use to make your Korean sound extra sassy! You can use ~ㄴ/는다니까 when you are a little bit annoyed at somebody, and what to show your frustration.

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Lessons 117 – 125 Mini Test
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Unit 5 Test
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