Modern Korean Short Stories : Company Dinner <νšŒμ‹ >

Welcome to the Korean Modern Short Story series.Β You will see theΒ 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.Β Look out for the questions below and be sure to write them in the comments!

Company Dinner – νšŒμ‹

νšŒμ‹

μ΄λ²ˆμ—λŠ” ν•œκ΅­ νšŒμ‚¬ λ¬Έν™”λ₯Ό μ†Œκ°œν• κ²Œμš”.

ν•œκ΅­ μ‚¬λžŒλ“€μ€ 퇴근 ν›„ 직μž₯ μ‚¬λžŒλ“€κ³Ό ν•¨κ»˜ λ°₯을 λ¨Ήμ–΄μš”. “νšŒμ‹“이라고 ν•΄μš”. νšŒμ‹μ€ μ„œλ‘œ μΉœν•΄μ§ˆ 수 μžˆλŠ” 쒋은 μ‹œκ°„μ΄μ—μš”.

직μž₯ μ‚¬λžŒλ“€ μž…μ‚¬, 퇴사 그리고 ν”„λ‘œμ νŠΈκ°€ λλ‚˜λ©΄ νšŒμ‹μ„ ν•΄μš”.

νšŒμ‹μ€ λͺ¨λ“  직원이 λͺ¨μ—¬μš”. κ³ κΈ‰ μ‹λ‹Ήμ—μ„œ νšŒμ‹ν•΄μš”. λ§›μžˆλŠ” μŒμ‹μ„ λ¨Ήμ–΄μš”. μ²˜μŒμ—λŠ” 저녁 식사λ₯Ό ν•΄μš”. 저녁 식사λ₯Ό ν•˜κ³  λ…Έλž˜λ°©μ„ κ°€μš”. μ–΄λ–€ μ‚¬λžŒλ“€μ€ λ…Έλž˜λ°©μ„ κ°”λ‹€κ°€ μΉ΄νŽ˜μ— 가기도 ν•΄μš”.

질문

  1. νšŒμ‚¬λ“€μ€ νšŒμ‹μ„ μ™œ ν• κΉŒμš”?
  2. νšŒμ‹μ€ μ–Έμ œ ν• κΉŒμš”?

New Words

νšŒμ‹ – n. company dinner

μž…μ‚¬ – n. entering a company

퇴사 – n. resigning from a company

ν”„λ‘œμ νŠΈ – n. project

Company Dinner

This episode is about the work culture in Korea.

In Korea, it is common for companies to eat and drink together after work. This is called β€œhweshik”. Company dinners are to build better relationships in a team or company.Β 

There are a few reasons why companies have a hweshik:Β 

  1. When employees join the company
  2. When employees leave the companyΒ 
  3. When a project is finishedΒ 

These company dinners are planned by staff and usually, all staff attend. The restaurant is usually an expensive one. The food is very delicious. Sometimes, there are rounds. The first round is the dinner and drinks. The second round can be desserts, singing rooms, or more drinks. There can be more rounds but it depends on who wants to attend.Β 

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QuestionsΒ 

Why do companies have company dinners?

What are the reasons for company dinners?

Watch a short video on this topic from our YouTube Channel

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

1. νšŒμ‚¬λ“€μ€ νšŒμ‹μ„ μ™œ ν• κΉŒμš”?

2. νšŒμ‹μ€ μ–Έμ œ ν• κΉŒμš”?

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