In this lesson, you'll learn how to answer that all important question that you'll be asked frequently – 어디 사람이에요? - Where are you from?
Whether you're Brazilian or French, this lesson on nationalities in Korean will prepare you for that question and help you ask them in return.
This time we'll be going over the second way of talking about where you're from, and nationalities in Korean.
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저는 영국 사람이에요
jeoneun yeongguk salam-ieyo
No matter how good your pronunciation is, most people in Korea will know you're not a native speaker. As such, this is one of the first questions someone new you meet will ask you. You can answer this simply with the country you're from – 저는 영국에서 왔어요 (I'm from England). But you can also answer by using the nationality form 저는 영국 사람이에요 (I'm English).
저는 …에서 왔어요.
Jeoneun …e-seo wasseoyo.
I'm from… [country]
저는 영국에서 왔어요
Jeoneun yeongguk-e-seo wasseoyo.
I'm from England.
Thats it for this lesson.
Here are a few recommended Korean lessons to try next!
Anyoung hee gaseyo!
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