VIDEO| Speakin’ Korean lesson: My battery is dying

VIDEO| Speakin’ Korean lesson: My battery is dying

by ChiHon Kim
Stripes Korea

While traveling or even in your everyday life, there is nothing quite as annoying as a low cellphone battery. Finding a place to charge up when you’re out and about is a difficult one.

When you want to tell someone “My battery is dying,” you can say “je hyu-dae-pon bae-teo-ri-ga geo-ui eop-seo-yo.” If your cell phone ran out of battery, you can use this. “Je hyu-dae-pon bae-teo-ri-ga da na-ga-sseo-yo.”

If you need to find your nearest charging location, you can use this. “Eo-di-e-seo hyu-dae-pon chung-jeon-eul hal su i-sseo-yo?” Which means: “Where can I charge my cell phone?”

“My cell phone battery is dying.” (My battery's almost dead.)
=제 휴대폰 배터리가 거의 없어요.  je hyu-dae-pon bae-teo-ri-ga geo-ui eop-seo-yo.
(je 제 = my (formal), hyudaepon 휴대폰 = cell phone, geo-ui eop-seo-yo 거의 없어요 = low)

“My phone ran out of battery.” (My phone died)
= 제 휴대폰 배터리가 다 나갔어요. je hyu-dae-pon bae-teo-ri-ga da na-ga-sseo-yo.
(je 제 = my (formal), hyudaepon 휴대폰 = cell phone, danagasseoyo 다 나갔어요 = run out of)

“Where can I charge my cell phone?”
= 어디에서 휴대폰 충전을 할 수 있나요? Eo-di-e-seo hyu-dae-pon chung-jeon-eul hal su in-na-yo?
 (Eodieseo 어디에서 = where, hyudaepon 휴대폰 = cell phone, chung-jeon 충전 = charging, hal su in-na-yo, 할 수 있나요 = Can I)

Stay safe and keep an eye out for the next Speakin’ Korean lesson.

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