Reading Practice ~ New Year’s Day

가: 언니, 안녕 하세요? 오래 만이에요.
나: 안녕? 잘 지냈어요?
가: 너무 열심히 공부를 하지만 잘 지내요. 언니도요?
나: 네, 저도 잘 지냈어요. 설날에 뭐 했어요?
가: 가족과 같이 떡국을 만들고 먹었어요. 새해 인사가 늦었죠? 새해 복 많이 받으세요. 언니는, 설날에 뭐 했어요?
나: 특별한 것이 없었어요. 올 해는 특별한 계획 있어요?
가: 다시 한국에 갈 거예요. 언니는요?
나: 결혼 해야 해요! 꼭꼭꼭!
가: 언니, 파이팅!

Did you understand?

가: Eonni, hello. It’s been a long time.
나: Hi. Have you been well?
가: I’ve been studying hard, but I’m ok. And you Eonni?
나: Yes, I’ve been good too. What did you do for New Year’s Day?
가: I cooked and ate Ddeokduk with my family. Have I not yet given you a New Year’s greeting? Happy New Year. Eonni, what did you do for New Year’s Day?
나: I didn’t do anything special. Do you have special plans for the coming year?
가: I’m going to Korea again. And you Eonni?
나: I must get married! GgokGgokGgok!
가: Eonni, fighting!

Grammar & Vocabulary Points
너무 열심히 공부를 하지만 잘 지내요. —  A/V+지만 ~ But
결혼 해야 해요! — Have to, should, must ~ V+아/어/야 돼요
꼭꼭꼭 — 꼭 means certainly, surely, so 꼭 repeated is like ‘I must I must I must!’ (possibly aegyo?)
파이팅 — Fighting! [Go for it!], also spelt 화이팅

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