외국에 나가서 살 때 첫날부터 꼭 필요한 표현들을 정리했습니다.
INTRODUCING YOURSELF 더욱 자연스러운 자기소개
Nice meeting you
Nice to meet you
It’s a pleasure
It’s such an honor
I’ve heard so much about you
(In college) I majored in _________ .
Whenever I have free time, I like to _______ . (Avoid overuse of the word “hobby.”)
I’m originally from ______ , but I grew up in _______ . (Avoid overuse of the word “hometown.”)
I moved to ______ when I started college. (Avoid the phrase “entered university.”)
After college, I settled down in _________ .
I’m still single. / I still haven’t gotten married.
I married my high school sweetheart. (Avoid use of the phrase “CC.”)
I got married when I was _____ .
He’s married to a KBS news anchor. (not, “married with someone”)
I’m not interested in ever getting married.
She’s married with children.
I have two younger brothers and an older sister.
I’m the oldest of three children.
I’m an only child.
Back in Korea I was a _______ .
Back in Korea I worked at a _______ .
When I lived in Korea I used to ______ .
Instead of using phrases like, “When I was a college student,” use, “Back in college” or “When I was in college.”
TALKING ABOUT KOREA 한국에 대해서 이야기할 때
Avoid overuse of the word “hometown”
Back home in Korea
Back in Korea
Back when I was in ______ ,
It’s probably snowing already back in Korea.
I bumped into one of my friends from back in Korea on the street yesterday.
Many tourists say that they enjoy the ______ in/of Korea.
Some of my favorite things about Korea are __________ .
One thing that I miss about Korea is ______ .
One thing that I don’t miss about Korea is the _______ .
When do you miss Korea the most?
Some of Seoul’s top tourist destinations are the palaces that date back hundreds of years and the broad array of museums.
Grabbing a bite to eat from the street-side food vendors is a favorite pastime of many Seoulites.
Going for an evening stroll along the banks of the Hangang, the river that bisects the city, is another must.
TALKING ABOUT YOUR LIFE ABROAD 외국 생활에 대해서 이야기할 때
I chose ______ because I heard it was _______ .
I’ve found the people here to be ______ .
I’ve found ______ to be very _______ .
How’s Toronto treating you?
How’s life abroad?
Is it a good fit?
What are some of the main differences you’ve noticed living abroad?
Did you experience culture shock when you first got here?
How long have you been living in Canada?
What brought you to Canada in the first place?
The large Korean community here has helped me feel right at home.
It’s been hard to make friends with non-Koreans here.
What are some good ways to meet people?