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Korean Dialogue for Beginners | Daily conversation

안녕하세요! I'm Koreanstudyjunkie and this lesson is a Korean dialogue for beginner level learners. The numbers represent person 1 and person 2. The grammar and vocabulary is broken down in this post.


1: 아까 뭐 하고 있었어요?

2: 심심해서 그림을 그리고 있었어요.

1: 그림을 자주 그려요?

2: 네, 저는 주로 인물을 그려요. 사람들의 다양한 모습을 그리는 것을 좋아해요.

1: 그럼 저도 그려 줄래요?

2: 네, 예쁘게 그려 줄게요.

Detailed Explanations For Everything

Sentence by Sentence Breakdown

*all sentences covered

아까 뭐 하고 있었어요?

아까 = a while ago

뭐 + 하다 = what to do

뭐해요/뭐하고 있어? = what are you doing?

뭐했어요/뭐하고 있었어요? = what were you doing?

고 있다 = present progressive (V-ing)

고 있었다 = past progressive

(was V-ing)

심심해서 그림을 그리고 있었어요.

심심하다 = to be bored

아/어/여/해서 = so; because

그림 = drawing, picture

그리다 = to draw

그림을 자주 그려요?

자주 = often

그리다 = 그려요

네, 저는 주로 인물을 그려요. 사람들의 다양한 모습을 그리는 것을 좋아해요.

주로 = usually

인물 = character


들 = plural particle

> makes a word plural

사람 = person

사람들 = people (more than one person)

의 = possessive particle

shows possession (my phone, his car, their school, etc.)

> adds ('s) example - nina('s) book

"사람들의 다양한 모습.."

The verb describes the noun in this sentence

다양하다 = various, different.

모습 = figure, appearances

다양한 모습 = various figures

What kind of figures?

> Various

사람들의 다양한 모습

People's various figures

Or various appearances[images] of people

-는 것 is attached to a verb to change a verb into a noun clause like ‘-ing’ or ‘to -‘.

것 = thing

그리는 것 = drawing; to draw; the act of drawing; the thing one draws

그리는 것을 좋아해요

= one likes drawing or one likes to draw


먹는 것을 좋아해요

= one likes to eat

그럼 저도 그려 줄래요?

그럼 = then

저 = me, i

도 = also

아/어/여 주다 = to give; to do for (someone)

ㄹ래(요) = suggesting something to someone, asking for a person's opinion

...그려 줄래요?

Can you draw (for me)..?

네, 예쁘게 그려 줄게요

네 = yes

예쁘다 = to be pretty

-게 = turns adjectives into adverbs

corresponds to "in a manner, so that.." or sometimes simply can add the "-ly"


빠르다 = to be fast, quick

빠르게 = quickly

but of course 빨리 is used most commonly instead of this word to mean the same thing

ㄹ게요 = express your intention to do something

> one will -V or one will do

그려 줄게요

I will draw

'예쁘게 그려 줄게요'

I will draw something [in a manner that is] pretty.

Vocabulary List 단어장:

아까 a while ago

뭐 what

하다 to do

심심하다 to be bored

그림 drawing; picture

그리다 to draw

자주 often

네 yes

저 me; i

주로 usually

인물 looks; features (the appearance of a person)

사람들 people

다양하다 various, diverse, different

모습 figure; appearance; looks

좋아하다 to like

그럼 if so; then

주다 to give


I hope you enjoyed this post and learned something new!

I created a dialogue workbook if you'd like more things like this where we introduce a dialogue and break down each part - in the workbook we also practice the grammar and there are vocabulary quizzes PLUS questions about the dialogues to test how much you understand. You can get the dialogue workbook HERE!

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