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Part3. Lingving in Korea > Chapter 29. Traditional Holidays

Vocabulary
  • Vocabulary and Expressions
  • 명절[myeongjeol]Traditional holiday
  • 크다[keuda]Big
  • 작다[jakda]Small
  • 가장 큰 명절[gajang keun myeongjeol]The biggest traditional holiday
  • 설(날)[seol]New Year's
  • 추석[chuseok]Chuseok
  • 차례를 지내다[charyereul jinaeda]Hold a memorial service
  • 세배를 드리다[sebaereul deurida]To bow
  • 음력[eumnyeok]Chinese lunar calendar
  • 양력[yangnyeok]Western calendar
  • 특별한 음식[teukbyeoulhan eumsik]Special dishes/food
  • 집집마다[jipjjimmada]Every household
  • 떡국[tteokkuk]Tteok-guk(rice cake broth)
  • 서양[seoyang]Western
  • 동양[dong-yang]Eastern
  • 추수감사절[chusugamsajeol]Thanksgiving Day
  • 곡식[gokssik]Grains
  • 햇곡식[haetgokssik]New grains
  • 과일[gwail]Fruit
  • 햇과일[haetkkwail]New fruit
  • 송편[songpyeon]Songpyeon(rice cake)
  • 송편을 빚다[songpyeoneul bitta]To make Songpyeon
  • 반달[bandal]Half moon
  • 반달 모양의[bandal moyang-ui]Half-moon-shaped
  • [tteok]Rice cake
  • Six Continents
  • 1월[irwol]January
  • 2월[iwol]FebruaryV
  • 3월[samwol]March
  • 4월[sawol]April
  • 5월[owol]May
  • 6월[yuwol]June
  • 7월[chirwol]July
  • 8월[parwol]August
  • 9월[guwol]September
  • 10월[siwol]October
  • 11월[sibirwol]November
  • 12월[sibiwol]December
Dialog
Flash Dialog
  • Bill :
  • 한국의 가장 큰 명절은 언제예요?

    [Han-gugui gajang keun myeongjeoreun eonjeyeyo?]

    Which is the biggest Korean traditional holiday?

  • Cheolsu :
  • 설과 추석이에요. 설은 음력 1월 1일이고 추석은 음력 8월 15일이에요.

    [Seolgwa chuseogieyo. Seoreun eumnyeok irwol iril-igo chuseogeun eumnyeok parwol siboil-ieyo.]

    It's New Years and Chuseok. New Year’s is on the first day of January on the Chinese lunar calendar, and Chuseok is on August 15th of the Chinese lunar calendar.

  • Bill :
  • 설에는 무얼 하죠?

    [Seoreneun mueol hajyo?]

    What do you do for New Years?

  • Cheolsu :
  • 조상들께 차례를 지내고, 어른들께 세배를 드려요.

    [Josangdeulkke charyereul jinaego, eoreundeulkke sebaereul deuryeoyo.]

    We hold a memorial service for our ancestors and bow to the elderly family members.

  • Bill :
  • 설날에 먹는 특별한 음식이 있나요?

    [Seollare meongneun teukbyeolhan eumsigi innayo?]

    Are there any traditional dishes Koreans eat on New Year’s day?

  • Cheolsu :
  • 네. 집집마다 떡국을 먹어요.

    [Ne, jipjjimmada tteokkugeul meogeoyo.]

    Yes. Every household prepares and eats Tteokguk

  • Bill :
  • 추석은 어떤 명절이에요?

    [Chuseogeun eotteon myeongjeol-ieyo?]

    What kind of holiday is Chuseok?

  • Cheolsu :
  • 서양의 추수감사절과 비슷해요. 햇곡식으로 만든 음식과 햇과일로 차례를 지내요.

    [Seoyang-ui chusugamsajeolgwa biseutaeyo. Haetgokssigeuro mandeun eumsikkwa haetkkwaillo charyereul jinaeyo.]

    It's close to the American Thanksgiving. We do a special memorial service for our ancestors with new grains and fruit.

  • Bill :
  • 송편은 뭐예요?

    [Songpyeoneun mwoyeyo?]

    What is Songpyeon?

  • Cheolsu :
  • 추석에 빚어 먹는 반달 모양의 떡이에요.

    [Chuseoge bijeo meongneun bandanl moyang-ui tteogieyo.]

    It's a half-moon-shaped rice cake Koreans eat over Chuseok.

  • 새해 복 많이 받으세요.

    [Saehae bong mani badeuseyo.]

    Happy New Year.