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Re: Koreans who overuse the phrase "Of course!"
« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2018, 09:24:04 AM »
Because they translate things weird here. I don't understand who makes these translations. Yet, correcting them does nothing cause they won't believe you for some reason. Like "cheer up." In my students book video, there was a race and at the finish line all the people were chanting "cheer up cheer up!" it was so weird, I almost laughed.

Fourth grade.. I had the same video up yesterday.  My CoT had to explain that it should be more like "fighting" or "good for you!" because the rabbit crossed the finish line. 

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Re: Koreans who overuse the phrase "Of course!"
« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2018, 01:06:05 PM »
I'm actually posting from a friend's account, but I saw this and had to contribute...

Koreans who overuse the phrase, "I heard..."

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Re: Koreans who overuse the phrase "Of course!"
« Reply #22 on: November 23, 2018, 01:53:33 PM »
I'm actually posting from a friend's account, but I saw this and had to contribute...

Koreans who overuse the phrase, "I heard..."

I don't think it is that they overuse the phase so much as that they over-gossip.
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Re: Koreans who overuse the phrase "Of course!"
« Reply #23 on: November 23, 2018, 08:58:26 PM »
Just.

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Re: Koreans who overuse the phrase "Of course!"
« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2018, 01:34:29 PM »

CEO


This is supposed to apply to the leaders of multinational companies and large corporations, not the chief bottle washer in mom'n pops startup hogwon.

 

Catch my drift?

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Re: Koreans who overuse the phrase "Of course!"
« Reply #25 on: November 24, 2018, 03:03:50 PM »

CEO


This is supposed to apply to the leaders of multinational companies and large corporations, not the chief bottle washer in mom'n pops startup hogwon.

 

Yes. I always ask to talk to the Operations Director, because I dont need to take their valuable time.

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Re: Koreans who overuse the phrase "Of course!"
« Reply #26 on: November 24, 2018, 04:23:18 PM »
"Delicious"
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Re: Koreans who overuse the phrase "Of course!"
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Re: Koreans who overuse the phrase "Of course!"
« Reply #28 on: November 24, 2018, 09:27:05 PM »
"Delicious"
"very delicious"

Halmae Sundaeguk is delicious.

It's a national chain with, like, 300 locations. It's fine. Jesus. It's fine to like sundaeguk, I love it. But Halmae is not delicious.

Not tasting bad doesn't mean delicious.
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Re: Koreans who overuse the phrase "Of course!"
« Reply #29 on: November 24, 2018, 10:31:39 PM »
"Delicious"
"very delicious"

Halmae Sundaeguk is delicious.

It's a national chain with, like, 300 locations. It's fine. Jesus. It's fine to like sundaeguk, I love it. But Halmae is not delicious.

Not tasting bad doesn't mean delicious.


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Re: Koreans who overuse the phrase "Of course!"
« Reply #30 on: November 25, 2018, 06:33:04 AM »
"Delicious"
"very delicious"

Halmae Sundaeguk is delicious.

It's a national chain with, like, 300 locations. It's fine. Jesus. It's fine to like sundaeguk, I love it. But Halmae is not delicious.

Not tasting bad doesn't mean delicious.


Ah, really, it is very many delicious.
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Re: Koreans who overuse the phrase "Of course!"
« Reply #31 on: November 25, 2018, 02:04:40 PM »
It's tasty. (It tastes good.)
It's yummy. (It tastes very good.)
It's delicious. (It tastes great.)

This is the basic scale I teach every class. Rice by itself is not delicious. Maybe it tastes good if you like the feeling in your mouth ( texture - a high level word i dont teach). But no one ever goes "Mmmmm this white rice! Mmmmmm."(with kimchi or fried with stuff, yeah, but by itself no one feels white rice is delicious.)
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Re: Koreans who overuse the phrase "Of course!"
« Reply #32 on: November 25, 2018, 02:13:08 PM »
It's tasty. (It tastes good.)
It's yummy. (It tastes very good.)
It's delicious. (It tastes great.)

This is the basic scale I teach every class. Rice by itself is not delicious. Maybe it tastes good if you like the feeling in your mouth ( texture - a high level word i dont teach). But no one ever goes "Mmmmm this white rice! Mmmmmm."(with kimchi or fried with stuff, yeah, but by itself no one feels white rice is delicious.)
You might want to add Its good, as a polite answer that does not mean anything.

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Re: Koreans who overuse the phrase "Of course!"
« Reply #33 on: November 25, 2018, 03:52:25 PM »
You might want to add Its good, as a polite answer that does not mean anything.
For elementary? I haven't.

But for middle school students I sometimes have taught "It's nice. Thanks." as a polite way of saying nothing much if you don't like something someone gave you.

I teach everyone the English hollow expression: "It's fine."/"I'm fine." Which MEANS nothing if followed by a full stop/period. It means just I DONT WANT TO TALK about it.

I teach "I'm fine." as a way to not talk to strangers on the bus if you don't want to.

"Fine, thanks." and "Fine. How about you?" are different and can help conversations.

I sometimes have them google images ""I'm fine." and they see the miserable unhappy people saying it.

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Re: Koreans who overuse the phrase "Of course!"
« Reply #34 on: November 25, 2018, 05:01:58 PM »
You might want to add Its good, as a polite answer that does not mean anything.
For elementary? I haven't.

But for middle school students I sometimes have taught "It's nice. Thanks." as a polite way of saying nothing much if you don't like something someone gave you.

I teach everyone the English hollow expression: "It's fine."/"I'm fine." Which MEANS nothing if followed by a full stop/period. It means just I DONT WANT TO TALK about it.

I teach "I'm fine." as a way to not talk to strangers on the bus if you don't want to.

"Fine, thanks." and "Fine. How about you?" are different and can help conversations.

I sometimes have them google images ""I'm fine." and they see the miserable unhappy people saying it.

You can get into the intricacies of "fine".

Wife "fine" means "You know d_nmed well I'm not happy about it".
Bro "fine" means "nothing wrong at all!"

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Re: Koreans who overuse the phrase "Of course!"
« Reply #35 on: November 26, 2018, 07:46:18 AM »
I don't find that one quite overused in my area. The one that needs to change imo is "I'm fine, thank you and you?" whenever I ask "How are you?"

There are a billion ways you can answer that question, but they somehow learn the longest most convoluted answer  :huh:
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Re: Koreans who overuse the phrase "Of course!"
« Reply #36 on: November 26, 2018, 09:19:58 AM »
I like to teach "so" and "really" as substitutes for "very".

I think it sounds more natural, emotive and less robotic.

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Re: Koreans who overuse the phrase "Of course!"
« Reply #37 on: November 28, 2018, 07:43:43 PM »
Foreigners who overuse the phrase "hang gook oh jyal moht heee yo"

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Re: Koreans who overuse the phrase "Of course!"
« Reply #38 on: December 17, 2018, 10:19:36 AM »
'Campus'

This word is supposed to apply to institutes of higher learning only. Yet Koreans use it to label everything from apartment complexes  to hogwon branches
Catch my drift?

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Re: Koreans who overuse the phrase "Of course!"
« Reply #39 on: December 17, 2018, 10:31:36 AM »
Foreigners who overuse the phrase "hang gook oh jyal moht heee yo"

That's quite a reasonable thing to say to let someone know you can't speak Korean well isn't it?

Or are you annoyed at foreigners for not being able to speak Korean?