Tomeka 'stetter (tomeka04) wrote in linguaphiles,
Tomeka 'stetter

Lurker who asks a question?

A Breif Introduction-
My name's Tomeka... I'm a native US English speaker, though I've picked it up from all over - so I can't say for sure if it's more US-southern, western, or miswest, with a strange tendacy to try and mix in more UK.
I took a couple years of French in high school, and very briefly lived in Japan - and while I'm comfortable reading both - responding back tends to be difficult for me. I'm currently taking spanish (required for my collage) and while I've passed the first course with high marks, I don't feel I've actually retained any of it.


I've been lurking around here for a few months, and recently can across a question - and I'm hoping y'all might be able to help, perhaps?

I'm writing a short piece where a young man tries (badly) to impress a young korean girl. I want him to say something along the lines of "Greetings and Sautations, my good lady. It's a pleasure to be graced with your presence this day." He is normally a bit wordy, and fancies himself to be a lady's man (i doubt this will ever happen, but we'll see....)

For one, I'd like to know how this is SUPPOSE to be said, and then was hoping for a more testbook translation (you know - correct, but stiff and awkward to a native speaker)

The problem is - I know NOTHING on the korean lanugage or its honourifics and such. Haven't studied a single word, and am not sure where to start .... >.>

Well, that's my first post.... I hope it's okay....

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