Modern Korean Short Stories : At the Bank <은행에서 >

Welcome to the Korean Modern Short Story series. You will see the English and the Korean translations. The English is not a literal translation of Korean but you’ll get the meaning of the texts. New Korean words are below. Look out for the questions below and be sure to write them in the comments!

At the Bank – 은행에서

은행에서

조이는 프랑스 사람이에요. 조이는 한 달 동안 한국에서 지내요. 조이는 한국에서 기술로 일해요. 조이는 한국 돈에 대해 잘 몰라요. 조이는 프랑스에 있는 가족들에 돈을 보내야 해요.

조이는 동료와 함께 은행에 가요. 한국은행은 먼저 대기 번호표 뽑아요.  조이와 동료는 기다려요. 조이와 동료는 은행 직원에게 통장을 만들고 싶다고 말했어요. 은행 직원은 통장을 만들어줬어요. 조이는 온라인 뱅킹도 신청했어요.  조이는 신청서서명했어요.  은행 직원은 아이디비밀번호를 다시 확인해달라고 했어요. 조이는 은행 직원이 꼼꼼히 설명해줘서 고마웠어요. 대기 번호표뽑고 기다리는 사람이 많았어요.  조이와 동료는 회사로 돌아왔어요.

질문

  1. 한국 화폐 단위는 무엇일까요?
  2. 조이는 한국에 온 지 얼마나 되었나요?

New Words

기술자 – n. engineer, technician

동료 – n. coworker

대기 번호표 – ticket number 

뽑아내다 – v. pull out

온라인 뱅킹도 – online banking

신청서 – n. application form

서명 – n. signature

아이디 – n. Identity (ID)

비밀번호 – password, pin number

확인 – n. check, verification

꼼꼼히 – adv. meticulously 

화폐 단위 – (lit) monetary unit, currency

At the Bank

Joey had been in Korea for a month. He was not familiar with the Korean currency. He was an engineer from France.  He needed to send money internationally. At lunch, he went to the bank with a coworker. 

The bank system is different in Korea. He took a ticket and sat down in the seating area. His number was called and his co-worker spoke to the cashier. The cashier was very helpful. She set up a bank account for Joey. She also set up online banking. He signed many documents. The cashier gave Jay the documents he needed. She gave him his bank card. Joey thanked the cashier. There were many people waiting in the seating area. They left the bank and went back to work. 

Questions 

  1. What’s the Korean currency called?
  2. How long has Joey been in Korea?

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1.  한국 화폐 단위는 무엇일까요?

2.  조이는 한국에 온 지 얼마나 되었나요?