Modern Korean Short Stories : At the Bookstore <서점에서>

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 Bookstore – 서점에서

서점에서

친구들은 온라인으로 책을 사요. 친구들은 말해요: “서점에 가는 것보다 더 편리하다고 해요”. 저도 같은 생각이에요. 하지만 가끔 서점에 가는 것도 좋아요. 책만 봐도 기분이 좋아요. 책 냄새가 좋아요. 예쁜 책 표지가 좋아요.

친구들과 함께 서점에 가면 재미있어요. 우리들은 서로 책을 추천해요. 가끔 책을 많이 사서 돈을 많이 써요. 방금 연애 소설책을 읽었어요. 지루했어요. 새로운 소설책을 사고 싶어요. 공포 소설책을 살까 고민이에요.

질문

1. 여러분은 서점에서 책을 사나요?  아니면 온라인으로 책을 사나요?

2. 어떤 소설을 좋아하나요?

New Words

온라인 – n. online

표지 – n. (book) cover

추천 – n. recommendation

연애 – n. romance

소설책 – n. novel

공포 – n. fear/horror

At the Bookstore 

Some of my friends only buy their books online. They say: “it’s more convenient than going to the bookstore.” I agree but sometimes it’s nice to go to the bookstore. I like to feel the book before I buy it. I like the smell of bookstores. I like to look at the different colours from the book covers. 

It is fun to go to the bookstore because I can go with friends. My friends recommend books they have read. Sometimes, I see many books and spend too much money. 

I finished reading a romance novel. It was boring. Now, I want to buy a new novel. I think I will buy a horror novel.  

Questions

Do you prefer bookstores or buying books online?

What is your favourite genre?

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Now it’s your turn! Leave your responses in the comments below!

1.  여러분은 서점에서 책을 사나요?  아니면 온라인으로 책을 사나요?

 2. 어떤 소설을 좋아하나요?

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