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  • I'm George, and today we're going to learn

  • various ways to use the verb to get.

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  • If you're wondering where I am,

  • I'm in Seoul, South Korea,

  • and I got here about two weeks ago,

  • so I'm going to show you some of the sights.

  • Get, in this context, means to arrive.

  • But be careful,

  • you always need to include the place after get.

  • For example, it's perfectly acceptable to say,

  • when did you arrive, but it's incorrect to say,

  • when did you get.

  • The correct sentence is when did you get here?

  • The first place that we're going to is Hongdae,

  • so I need to get the metro.

  • In this example,

  • get means to take public transportation.

  • For example, you can say, I get the bus to work,

  • or I got a taxi here.

  • But it sounds strange to say,

  • I got the bike here or I got the car here,

  • because these aren't modes of public transportation.

  • Instead, it sounds better to say,

  • I cycled here or I drove here.

  • While we're waiting for the metro,

  • let's look at the pronunciation of get.

  • If you listen to a native speaker,

  • you'll probably hear them say, geh.

  • This is the glottal T sound,

  • and you can find out more about this in my Glottal T,

  • Hard T video.

  • To pronounce get, start off by saying air.

  • Air.

  • Then cut that long air sound in your throat.

  • So you say, air, eh, eh, get.

  • And we're going to get the metro now.

  • This is Hongdae,

  • an area of Seoul known for its cafés,

  • restaurants, nightlife, and street performers.

  • Let's have a look.

  • After watching one of the dance performances,

  • I decided to busk myself.

  • But I didn't get any money.

  • In this example, get means to receive.

  • So you could say, what did you get for Christmas?

  • I got this fashionable coat.

  • This is Gwangjang Market, famous for its street food.

  • You can get fish,

  • fish-shaped bread, fishcakes, kimchi,

  • or an octopus.

  • But I decided to get the Korean pancake.

  • It's getting dark now, so it's time to party.

  • But not for me, I'm going home,

  • I'm having some warm milk and I'm going to bed.

  • However, to get isn't completely the same

  • as to become.

  • Get is used when we talk about things

  • that are changing.

  • For example, I could say, it's getting cold now,

  • so I'm going to put on my fashionable coat.

  • Let's have a quick review.

  • Get can mean to arrive.

  • I got here about two weeks ago.

  • To take public transportation.

  • And we're going to get the metro now.

  • To receive.

  • But I didn't get any money.

  • To buy.

  • I decided to get the Korean pancake.

  • And to become.

  • It's getting dark now, so it's time to party.

  • Just remember that get is more informal than its alternatives,

  • and it is more commonly used in spoken English.

  • That's all we have time for today.

  • If you enjoyed this lesson,

  • don't forget to like the video and to subscribe to the channel.

I'm George, and today we're going to learn

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