The “Darakwon Korean Readers” series is comprised of books that recompose classic Korean literary works to match the reading levels of students from beginner to advanced levels (A1~C2) so students can easily increase their Korean reading comprehension skills in a fun way. The first literary work in this series, “The Story of the Rabbit,” adapts a classic Korean novel about a rabbit and a turtle who represent various social classes of the Joseon Dynasty. As students enjoy reading this story, they can naturally become familiar with vocabulary words and expressions that are essential for the beginner level. In addition, through explanations about the historical background, students can understand the culture of that time period. Not only can students read the content, they can also listen to it by scanning QR codes to hear recordings of professional voice actors reading the story. Students can also use the English translations of the story and questions in the appendix at the end of the book to check their reading comprehension skills.
● Easy and fun reading of classic Korean tales adapted into modern Korean by level!
● Vocabulary words and expressions for reading comprehension allow easy reading without a dictionary!
● Use vivid recordings by professional Korean voice actors to improve your listening skills!
● Improve your Korean vocabulary skills and check the content you read using comprehension questions!
머리말 Preface 2
일러두기 How to Use This Book 4
작품 소개 Introduction to the Story 6
배경 어휘 Background Vocabulary 10
1 병에 걸린 용왕님 The Sick Dragon King 11
2 병을 고칠 수 있는 방법 The Way to Cure the Illness 13
3 신하들의 노력 The Efforts of the King’s Subjects 17
4 토끼를 만난 자라 The Turtle Meets the Rabbit 23
5 용궁으로 간 토끼 The Rabbit Goes to the Sea Palace 34
6 토끼의 간 The Rabbit’s Liver 44
내용 이해하기 Reading Comprehension 50
모범 답안 Answers 62
본문 번역 Text Translations 64