Language for the Korean Classroom

Sometimes, when children talk during class or misbehave, being able to scold in Korean is useful. Often teachers will talk about themselves in third person. Thus in the below sentences when the word teacher is used it would normally apply to yourself (when scolding the child).

The polite forms are usually only used in group settings. Informal/banmal is used for individually or if you would like to convey your exasperation.

학교에서 쓰는 말 1 (Language Used in the Classroom 1)


The audio recording for these (courtesy of Rhinospike) is here.

1. 계속 떠들면 혼난다. If you keep talking you’ll be in trouble.

2. 수업 중에 떠들지 마라. Don’t talk in class.

3. 지금부터 떠들면 혼낼거다. From now if you keep on talking you’re in trouble.

4. 장난지지마 Don’t fool around.

5. 까불지마 Don’t mess with me.

6. 똑바로 앉아요! Sit straight!

7. 너 뒤에 나가서 서있어. Go behind the class and stand there.

8. 책들고 서있어 Stand up holding your book.

9. 낙서하지마 Don’t scribble on your desks.

10. 선생님한테 까불지마 Don’t fool with me.

학교 쓰는 말 2 (Language Used in Classroom 2)

The audio for these sentences (courtesy of Rhinospike) can be found here.

1. 안따라하는 친구는 혼자 시킬 겁니다! If you don’t repeat you’ll have to repeat alone.

2. 수업과 관련 없는 이야기 하지 마세요 Don’t talk about things not related to class during class.
수업과 관계없는 수다 떨지 마십시오.!!! Don’t talk about things not related to class during class.
수업에 관계 없는 수다 떨지마세요. Don’t talk about things not related to class during class.

3. 선생님이 얘기할 때 조용히 하세요. When the teacher is talking, please be quiet.
선생님이 얘기할 때 다른 얘기하지마십시오. When the teacher is talking, don’t talk about something else.

4. 자! 주목! Attention.
여기 보세요! Look here.

5. 허리를 펴세요! Sit up straight!

6. 떠들드는 친구는 혼난다. Those who chatter will be punished.

7. 어디 선생님이 얘기하는데 떠들고 그래? How dare you chat when the teacher is talking?
선생님이 얘기할때 어딜 다른 수다 떠냐? How dare you chat when the teacher is talking?

8. 공부하기 싫으면 왜 학교 왔니? If you don’t want to study why did you come to school?
너 왜 공부안하고 학교 오냐? Why did you come if you’re not studying?
공부를 안 하려면 왜 학교에 오는거니? If you aren’t here to study why did you come?

9. 학교가 친구들이랑 놀기만 하는 데야? Is school a place to play with your friends?
학교가 노는 곳이냐? Is school a playground?

10. 계속 떠들기만 할 거면 학교 오지 마! If you continue to talk don’t come to school!

11. 지금 선생님한테 반말하는거야? Are you talking impolitely (in banmal) to the teacher?
어디 감히 선생님한테 반말을 해! How dare you talk to the teacher impolitely (in banmal)?
부모님이 그렇게 가르쳐 주셨니? Did your parents teach you to act thus?
그렇게 엄마 아빠한테 배웠냐? Did you learn how to behave thus from your mother and father?

12. 어디 감히 선생님한테 그렇게 버릇없이 말하는거야? How dare you behave in such a reproachful way to your teacher?
너 지금 어디서 그렇게 선생님한테 버릇없이 말해? How dare you behave impolitely to your teacher?
선생님께 예의 없이 말하면 안 됩니다! Do not speak impolitely to your teacher.

13. 여러분, 이 학습지 다음에 또 사용할 꺼니까 버리면 안 돼요. Everyone, you will use this worksheet again laster so don’t throw it away.
여러분, 이 학습지 다음 수업에 또 사용할테니까 버리지마세요. Everyone, you will use this worksheet again next lesson so don’t throw it away.
여러분, 이 학습지 다음 시간에 또 사용할테니까 잘 보관하세요! Everyone, you will use this worksheet again next hour so don’t throw it away.

14. 파일에 넣어서 잘 보관하세요. Pleas put it away safely in your file.

15. 교재 안 가져 온 사람은 뒤에 나가서 있으세요. Students who don’t have their materials please go and stand in the back.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Scolding in the classroom « Acquiring Korean
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 02:19:24

  2. Mich Elle
    Jun 11, 2012 @ 15:32:16

    I didn’t know that Korean teachers will scold the same thing as my teachers lmao

    Reply

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