Modern Korean Short Stories : Birthday Party <생일 파티 >

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!

Birthday Party – 생일 파티

생일 파티

7월 8일은 수미 생일이에요. 올해 수미는 19살이에요. 

수미는 11월 수능 시험을 준비하고 있어요. 수미는 매일 공부해요. 수미는 학원을 안 다녀요.  수미는 혼자 공부하거나 친구들과 공부해요. 

열심히 공부하는 수미를 위해  부모님은 특별한 생일 파티를 해줄 생각이에요.

수미 아빠는 직접 케이크를 구웠어요. 수미가 좋아하는 치즈 케이크를 구웠어요. 수미 엄마는 파티 장소를 예쁘게 꾸몄어요. 수미 할머니는 미역국을 끓였어요.

수미는 부모님이 파티를 준비하고 있는지 전혀 알지 못했어요. 수미는  정말 행복했어요. 부모님과 할머니께 고마웠어요. 

수미는 친구들, 가족들과 맛있는 음식을 먹으며 행복한 시간을 보냈어요.

질문:

  1. 수미 부모님은 생일 파티에서 무엇을 준비하셨나요?
  2.  수미는 생일 파티에서 무엇을 먹었나요?

New Words

수능 – national college entrance exam

꾸미다 – v. decorate

Birthday Party

Su-mi’s birthday is in two weeks. Her parents want to make it a very special day.

Su-mi will be 18 years old. She will take her SATs in November. Su-mi has been studying every day. She does not go to any academies. She prefers to self-study or study with friends.

Her parents do not want Su-mi to be worried about the exams. They want to have a small party with friends and family. Su-mi likes to go to coffee shops and eat desserts.

Su-mi’s dad makes cakes. He will make Su-mi a cheese cake. Su-mi’s mum decorates restaurants. She will decorate Su-mi’s party.

Su-mi did not know about the birthday party. She was very happy to have a birthday party.

Her grandmother made her birthday soup, Miyeok-guk. 

She had lots of fun with her friends and family. She ate lots of delicious food. 

Questions:

  1. What do Su-Mi’s parents do?
  2.  What do you eat on your birthday?

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

1. 수미 부모님은 생일 파티에서 무엇을 준비하셨나요?

 2. 수미는 생일 파티에서 무엇을 먹었나요?

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