Few weeks in America makes you mix Korean and English? [Happy Together/2020.01.09]On January 11, 2020 by Raul Dinwiddie
In the beginning, Gain said, “Thank you.” That was the pronunciation. By the time we went back to Korea, she said, “Thank you.” She rolled her tongue a bit more. Did your English skills improve during your stay in the US? Back in the days, I enunciated each syllable. Now, I say, “Thank you.” You shouldn’t enunciate each syllable. (She shows off her English skills.) We weren’t the only ones. The staff members did the same. The vice president would go, “Girls, here is the thing.” (He rolled his tongue.) “Girls,” “we only have 30 minutes left.” In summary, both you and the staff members – became insufferable. / – Right. – Right? / – Seriously. The problem persisted even after we returned to Korea. – “What took you so long?” / – “Was there traffic?” – “Was there traffic?” / – “There was traffic.” “I was stuck in traffic.” If you do it too much, you will feel empty inside later on. (You will feel empty inside later on.) You will feel empty inside at home. Such tendencies ruin your Korean and English skills. – That’s right. / – One time, – we went shopping. / – Yes. I wanted to ask if there was a discount. – I said, “Discount.” / – “Discount.” – They didn’t understand. / – No. They didn’t understand. “Be generous and give me a discount.” (She ended up using a dialect.) – You spoke Korean. / – “Sale, sale.” “You didn’t apply the discount rate!” The salesperson said he will check. He came back outside and apologized for his mistake. He recalculated the total. – He understood in the end. / – I think her facial expressions and accent helped. One time, I needed a blanket on the plane. I did this and the flight attendant brought me hot water. I couldn’t think of the English word for “Blanket”. You know now. Blanket. I didn’t know the word at the time. I did this – and got hot water. / – You should have done this. You are right. I was too flustered. It was a foreign airline. They brought me hot water, so I drank it. (It’s a sad story.) It must have warmed you up. I really wanted a blanket. – You got hot water. / – I really wanted a blanket.