A : 지현 씨, 이건 뭐예요?
Jihyun, what is that?
[Chihyon ssi, igon mwoyeyo?]
B : MP3예요. 음악을 들을려고 샀어요.
It’s an MP3 player. I bought it to listen to music.
[MP-3 yeyo. Umagul tururyogo sat-soyo]
A : 음악을 많이 들으세요?
Do you listen to music often?
[Umagul mani turuseyo?]
B : 네, 음악을 들으면 마음이 편해져서요.
Yes, Because listening to music calms me down.
[Ne, umagul turumyon maumi pyonhaejyosoyo]
A : 어떤 음악을 좋아하세요?
What type of music do you like?
[Otton umagul choahaseyo?]
B : 전 주로 클래식을 들어요.
I usually listen to classical music.
[Chon churo classic-ul turoyo]
“What type of ~ do you like?” is an expression used to inquire about people hobbies or leisure time activities; it used to find out about the type of 음악(music)[umak], 영화(movies)[yongwha], 스포츠(sports)[supochu], 노래(songs)[norae], 책(books)[chaek], etc. people like. For Koreans, it may be somewhat difficult for them to initiate a conversation but once they get going, they love to talk. Koreans value conversations because it the best way to find out what they have in common and network to create tightly knit communities. We hope you find many opportunities to have conversations in Korean.