Asking Personal Questions in English

Teacher: Robin    Runtime: 6:13     Series: Beginner 2      icon-heart Donate     

This greetings video will teach some good personal questions you can ask someone you meet.  It also warns you about some rude questions you shouldn’t ask a stranger.
이 인사관련 동영상은 여러분이 만나는 누군가에게 물을 수 있는 몇 가지 좋은 개인적인 질문들을 가르쳐 줍니다. 또한 여러분이 낯선 사람에게 물어서는 안 되는 몇 가지 무례한 질문도 알려줍니다.
[Part 1]

Hello everyone.

In this video, we are going to talk about personal question.

Ok…

Now, you have to be very careful asking someone personal questions.

Ok, if you ask them too soon…ok…maybe you don’t know each other very well, yet, and you ask the questions too soon, they might be a little bit upset or angry.

You got to be careful asking these questions.

Make sure you’re friendly.

Now, the first one I’m going to start with…

“How old are you?” Ok…

As we know in Korea…it’s very important to know about age.

So, when you meet someone for the first time, uhhh, you want to know their age…how old they are.

But, again, this is kind of a personal question, so it shouldn’t be one of the first questions. Ok…

You should talk alittle bit with the person and then when you feel the time is right, or it’s ok, then ask this question.

Ok…

Don’t ask this question too soon.

Anyway, let’s take a look at the question.

“How old are you?”

“How old are you?”

“How old are you?”

And…some of my students say, “my old is twenty-two.”

“My old is twenty-two.”

Of course, this is bad grammar.

You cannot say, “my old is twenty-two.”

That’s wrong.

“I’m twenty-two years old.”

Ok, this is a full sentence.

“How old are you?”

“I’m twenty-two years old.”

Uhhh, probably your teacher taught you this way.

But, this is kind of childish.

“How old are you?”

“I’m twenty-two years old.” Ok..

As an adult, uhhh, we’re probably goign to say it a little bit quicker.

We’re going to say this:

“How old are you?”

“I’m twenty-two.” Ok…

So, this is…the best way.

The easiest way…and the most common way. Ok…

“How old are you?”

“I’m twenty-two.”

Use this.

This is ok, but this is better.

And certainly, never use this.

Alright, let’s move on to the next question.

2:21 [Part 2]

ok, that’s our next question.

Very personal, private question.

Again, don’t say it too soon.

“Do you have a boyfriend?”

“Do you have a girlfriend?”

Ok…

Depends who you’re talking to.

“Do you have a boyfriend?”

“Do you have a girlfriend?”

Ok, you want to know.

This is a “Do you…?” question.

“Do you…?”

So the answer’s very easy.

“Yes, I do.”

“No, I don’t.”

“Do you have a boyfriend?”

“Yes, I do.”

“Do you have a girlfriend?”

“Yes, I do.”

“Do you have a boyfriend?”

“No, I don’t.”

“Do you have a girlfriend?”

“No, I don’t.”

Alright…

Be sure to use ‘a’.

Don’t say, “Do you have boyfriend?”

Ok, this is very important.

“Do you have a boyfriend?”

Alright…

“Do you have a girlfriend?”

“Do you have boyfriend?”

“Do you have a girlfriend?”

Alright, again…little bit personal question.

Don’t ask it too soon.

Let’s move on to the next question.

3:32 [Part 3]

The next question is a fun question to ask someone.

“What’s your blood type?”

“What’s your blood…?”, this is pronounced, “blood”.

That’s your 비…blood.

“What’s your blood type?” Ok…

Very easy to answer.

“What’s your blood type?”

“It’s ‘A’.”

“It’s ‘B’.”

“It’s ‘AB’.”

“It’s ‘O’.”

“What’s your blood type?”

Alright…

What do you think my blood type is?

Well, my blood type is…not ‘B’…not ‘A’…not ‘O’.

“It’s ‘AB’.”

Yes, that’s my blood type.

So, I understand ‘AB’ means genius or psycho…uhhh…hmmm…which one am I?

Well, anyway, it’s a fun question to ask someone, but make sure you know that person well.

Last move on to the last question.

4:25 [Part 4]

Here’s the last question I want to talk about in this video.

Well, first, look at this question.

“What’s your hobby?”

Ok, that’s an ok question, “What’s your hobby?” ,but in my opinion, thsi question is stupid.

Ok, so, I’m going to say that’s a stupid question to ask.

Don’t ask that question.

“What’s your hobby?”

Instead, this is a better question.

Ok…and this is more common.

“What do you do in your free time?”

“What do you do in your free time?”

Ok, so that’s better than asking, “What’s your hobby?”

That’s kind of old style.

This is more common.

Better.

“What do you do…? What do you do…in your free time?” Alright…

Very easy to answer.

“I like to…”, and then you would put a verb. Ok…

“I like to play computer games.”

“I like to shop.”

“I like to exercise.”

“I like to go meet my friends.”

“I like to chat on the internet.”

“I like to drink soju.”

ok…very easy to answer.

“What do you do in your free time?”

“Hey, what do you do in your free time?”

“I like to study English.”

Alright…

So, we learned a few personal questions in this video.

They’re good questions to ask…to get to know someone and some of them are very fun.

But, again, they’re personal questions, so, ahhh, be careful when asking the questions because the person maybe doesn’t want to answer these questions.

Alright, so that’s it.

See you next video.

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