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Topik Essay: Beginner’s Level 10회

In order to get better at writing in Korean, I’ve decided to answer all of the previous Topik essay topics starting from the 10th test and working my way up to the current test. I usually write all of my essays in English first and then translate them to Korean. While it can not be translated exactly, I do like to keep as much as possible the same. The reason for this is because there are often many different ways to say the same thing, but I want to be able to say the exact  same thing.

I will first upload my essay written in English, and then through my Youtube channel, I will translate it into Korean. If you would like to try your hand at it, you can translated my English essay into your own Korean words and then tune it to check and see how right you (and I) were. All essays will first be checked by my tutor to ensure correctness. So, without further ado:

주제: 여러분은 여행을 좋아합니까? 특별히 좋아하는 장소가 있습니까? 왜 그 장소를 좋아합니까?

(Topic: Do you like to travel? Is there a special place that you like? Why do you like that place?)

This is what I wrote:

I really like to travel. I have traveled to three countries. Last year I traveled to Canada. When I was in elementary school, I traveled to Mexico. This year we traveled to the Bahamas. My favorite place is the Bahamas. In the Bahamas, the weather is warm and the sky is clear. The food is different but delicious. We stayed at a hotel near the beach. Everyday we played at the beach and swam. At night we ate delicious food while listening to music. I was able to relax a lot. When we returned home, I was in a good mood. So my favorite place is the Bahamas.

 

I will be uploading a video translating this essay tomorrow May 17th (South Korean time). I will have it up before noon, but if something unexpected happens, it will definitely be posted before the end of the day. Stay tuned!

 

—Charm

 

p.s. If you would like me to translate an essay you have written, just sent it to me via the ‘Submit an Essay‘ tab. All of the topics will move in sequential order (11th, 12th etc) so send me any essay and I will use it. 

note: this essay is a fabrication. I actually dislike traveling, despite living abroad. 

By Charm

I am an American 20-something living in South Korea teaching English to Koreans of all ages and teaching Korean to myself. You can find my journey on hangullove.com

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