I am a Japanese Korean

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.


Download audio file (japanesekorean.mp3)

japanesekorean
at John W

Mark: Ok so. You. So. Misun. You were born in Japan. Is that right?
Misun: Mm. (Yes)
Mark: Where were you born?
Misun: I was born in Osaka.
Mark: In Osaka. In Osaka City?
Misun: Yes.
Mark: How old are you now?
Misun: I am twenty.
Mark: And your mother and father; were they born in Japan?
Misun: Yes, they were.
Mark: In Osaka?
Misun: My father was born in Osaka but my mother was born in Hyogo.
Mark: Uh-huh and excuse me.
(Interruption from third person)
Mark: (to another person) Can you talk to me later? I am doing something now.
(to Misun) ahm so your father was born in Osaka but your mother was born in Hyogo. Where were your mother’s parents born?
Misun: My mother’s father was born in Korea and my grandfather was born in Korea.
Mark: Where in Korea?
Misun: Is it “Cheju-do“?
Mark: Ah the island.
Misun: Yeah.
Mark: Ok ok. How about your mothers parents; where were they born?
Misun: Ah no my fathers parents were born in Cheju-do. But my mother’s father was also born in Cheju-do. But my mother’s father was born in Japan.
Mark: In Hyogo?
Misun: I don’t know.
Mark: Are your grandparents alive?
Misun: (Japanese pause word) Only two grandmothers.
Mark: Right Ok. Do you have a Japanese passport?
Misun: No, I don’t. I don’t have.
Mark: Do you have a Japanese name?
Misun: Family name; I have.
Mark: Can you get a Japanese passport?
Misun: I can(t?). (can? cannot?)
Mark: So you have a Korean passport.
Misun: I have.
Mark: If you …if you change your Korean name and make (a) total(ly) Japanese name, can you get a Japanese passport? Is it possible? Do you know?
Misun: I don’t know.
Mark: Ok. Good. Thanks.

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks

5 Responses to “I am a Japanese Korean”

Read below or add a comment...

  1. Love it. I am in search of this data. Wonderful details I most certainly will return to find out more regarding the Lentil soup Diet plan.

  2. yaya says:

    my respond to the questions

    1. She was born in Osaka.
    2. She is twenty
    3. Yup, definitely.
    4. Her father’s parent was born in cheju-do. But her mother’s father born in japan.
    5. It’s in Korea.
    6. Actually it is a volcanic island. Jeju is the largest island in Korea. In, short the view at there was totally amazing. It is the place for a serenity.
    7. Yes, she have.
    8. No, she doesn’t.

  3. Mark White says:

    1. Where was Misun born?
    2. How old is she now?
    3. Were her mother and father born in Japan?
    4. Where were her grandparents born?
    5. Where is Cheju Island?
    6. What can you find out about Cheju Island on the internet?
    7. Does Misun have a Korean passport?
    8. Does she have a Japanese passport?

Trackbacks

  1. […] around and he collected specimens of pine trees from North America and South America and Europe and Asia and Africa and the Pacific Islands and all the different countries […]

  2. […] Japan and Korea Share and Enjoy: Tags: Bilinguals, Japanese […]



Leave A Comment...

*