Lesson 81 (Intermediate 2 Lesson 8)

We started with the video script for Chapter 8.

Then, we did revision on Quizlet for the sentence set. Each person took turns to answer (translate) one card from English to Korean. It’s actually pretty clear by how the rest answered that they didn’t study the set. I have added (since 2 weeks ago?) a Quizlet revision to do before the lesson each week, so it’s an extra thing apart from Anki.

After that, we went to the textbook. Started on page 166 (the fourth grammar point, V-다가).

I think the teacher missed out page 165, because last week I started to put one of my many spare Book Depository bookmarks in the textbook to mark the last page, and I’d left it there. Plus page 165 looks unfamiliar. We had done the textbook until page 164 last week because we started with the textbook, and only learnt the third grammar point V-(으)려면 later on.

From all the activities, I will just hazard a guess and say that the oral test will at least have one question (if not more) about giving directions. The practices we did today were all for directions on foot, but there’s one for a vehicle in the textbook too.

Culture Note

We talked about this, but we did not read the passage (just like for Chapter 7).

Many of the street names in Korea end in 로 (路, “road”). Some others end with 길 (“road”).

The book gave some examples, like 세중대로 and 충무로. These are roads named after famous people.

Of course, even someone as unculturally informed as myself is aware of King Sejong the Great, so the first road name was ok. When I first saw the second one, all I could think of was the webtoon I am reading, and the subway station that also bears that name (that appeared in said webtoon).

The discussion question was whether the roads in our country are named after people. Honestly, there are a lot (even the road I live on), but the fact is that most people (myself included) do not know who these people are.


Nothing really new, which is what I have come to expect…

When the final consonant sound [ㄱ] is followed by the initial consonants ‘ㄴ, ㅁ’, then [ㄱ] is prounounced as [ㅇ].


  1. 한국말[한궁말]
  2. 읽는[잉는]
  3. 한옥마을[하농마을]

Related rules were covered in:

  • Lesson 31
    • When the final consonant sound [ㅂ] is followed by a syllable that begins with ‘ㄴ, ㅁ’, then [ㅂ] is prounounced as [ㅁ].
  • Lesson 58
    • When the final consonant sounds [ㄱ, ㄷ, ㅂ] are followed by ‘ㄴ’ , they are pronounced as [ㅇ, ㄴ, ㅁ].
  • Lesson 65
    • When the final consonant sound [ㅂ] is followed by the initial consonants ‘ㄴ, ㅁ’, then [ㅂ] is prounounced as [ㅁ].


Chapter 7

Korean English Notes
고백하다 to confess
사인 sign, signature, autograph
길바닥 street, road
최근 여행 recent trip
출퇴근 시간 rush hour 출근 시간 + 퇴근 시간
오피스텔 officetel A portmanteau of “office” and “hotel”. In Korea, it refers a multi-purpose building with residential and commercial units. This is a type of studio apartment or studio flat.
엘리베이터 elevator, lift
약도 rough map

Chapter 8

Note that we did not finish going through the new words due to insufficient time this lesson.

Korean English Notes
감정 emotion
기분 mood 오늘 기분이 어때요?
기분이 좋다 to feel good
기분이 나쁘다 to feel unhappy
기쁘다 to be glad
슬프다 to be sad
즐겁다 to be joyful/enjoyable
외롭다 to be lonely
창피하다 to be embarrassed/embarrassing Spoken, some people say [챙피] but 창피 is correct.
당황하다 to be flustered (唐慌)
속상하다 to feel upset 숙 = insides/heart; 상하다 = to go bad (food). Literally, your insides go bad. Situations such as when you fail a test after studying hard, or you lost something.
답답하다 to be frustrated
고구마 sweet potato As a slang, used to describe a frustrating plot. It’s the stuck feeling you get when you eat sweet potato. See this site (KR) and Namu Wiki (KR)
사이다 Sprite As a slang, it’s describing a refreshing plot. The opposite of frustrating.
긴장되다 to be nervous
걱정되다 to be worried If you are worried about something: 저는 N이/가 걱정해요.
화(가) 나다 to be angry Just the feeling, there is no observable action.
화(를) 내다 to get angry; to lose one’s temper The anger can be seen because of some spoken words or actions.
짜증(이) 나다 to be annoyed Just the feeling, there is no observable action
짜증(을) 내다 to show irritation
고장(이) 나다 to break down
고장(을) 내다 to break
생각이 나다 to come into one's mind
퇴원하다 to be discharged from the hospital
입원하다 to be hospitalized; to be admitted to a hospital
스트레스를 받다 to get stress
스트레스를 풀다 to release stress 풀다 implies something was stuck. 코를 풀다 = to blow one’s nose; 문제를 풀다 = to solve a problem


  • Textbook Chapter 8, p. 171–172 (Reading & Writing)
  • Quizlet Chapter 8 word set


  • Students: 4 out of 5 (the only guy left in the class wasn’t here; think he had work)
  • Breakout room activities: Yes. Got 2 different people for the 2 activities.

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