Unit 4: Stage 4 Task 1

Talking About Your Relatives

Family photo (female subject)

Family photo (father's side)

 

 

 

Family photo (mother's side)

 

예 (Example):

제임스: 이 분은 누구예요?
학생 [you]: 우리 외할아버지예요.
선생님: 우리 외할아버지예요.

Family photo pointing out grandfather on mother's side
 
 
* Notice that 우리, meaning "our," is attached to 외할아버지 in the answer: "It's my maternal grandfather." Koreans tend to use 우리 more often than meaning "my" to indicate the first person singular and plural possessive. As an extreme example from contemporary spoken Korean, a woman often refers to her husband as 우리 남편 instead of 제 남편, and her son 우리 아들 instead of 제 아들. Here, 우리 외할아버지 actually means "my maternal grandfather." This feature of Korean language also seems to reflect the collectivism underlying Korean culture. In this drill, make sure to answer using 우리. "The only exception to this usage is with 동생. When you say "my younger sibling," you can say "제 동생" or "내 동생" instead of "우리 동생." Likewise, you can say "제 여동생" or "내 여동생" and "제 남동생" or "내 남동생."
 

Family photo of mother's side pointing out the two aunts1.
2. Family photo pointing out the father
 
Family photo pointing out sister.3.
4. Family photo pointing out younger brother and sister
 
Family photo of father's side pointing out older uncle 5.
6. Family photo of father's side pointing out the two aunts
 
Family photo of father's side pointing out grandmother 7.
8. Family photo pointing out older brother
 
Familyh photo of mother's side pointing out the uncles 9.
10. Family photo of father's side pointing out the unmarried uncle
 

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