Terrible Disaster in Korea

Posted on 21. Apr, 2014 by in Uncategorized

Terrible Disaster in Korea

Last week, there was one of biggest disasters in Korea which was ferry sinking (여객선 침몰/Yeo gaek sun chim mol/). Many rescuers are still trying to rescue about 230 missing passengers, but strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered rescuers. There were 475 people aboard, and some of the frantic parents of the 325 student passengers who’d been heading to Jeju island for a four-day trip gathered at Danwon High School in Ansan, which is near Seoul, and in Mokpo, in the south of the country, not far from where the ferry slipped beneath the surface until only the blue-tipped, forward edge of the keel was visible.

I respectfully express my condolences.

Let’s learn how to ask help in Korean. Help me is “도와주세요/do wa ju sae yo/.

“Photo from marc falardeau on flickr.com”

When you travel in Korea, you want to know what part of Korea you are going to be in. So, when you have an emergency situation, you can call Korean police and let them know where your emergency situation is.

In the video below, the woman asks, “Do you want me to help you or not?/도와줘요 말아요?/Do wa jeo yo mal a yo?”  The guy says, “도와주세요/do wa jo sae yo/please help.” Listen carefully, so you can follow his correct pronunciation.

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Famous actor in Korea – Song Kang-ho

Posted on 14. Apr, 2014 by in Uncategorized

Famous actor in Korea – Song Kang-ho

Song Kang-ho is one of the best actors in Korea, and he is main actor in “변호인/Attorney.”  He is acting as Song Woo-seok has no clients, connections, or even a college degree, but his eye for business and appetite for money turn him into one of the most successful lawyers in town. But right at the peak of his success, a local teenager is falsely accused of a crime, then beaten and tortured while waiting … Morein jail. Shocked by these conditions, Song changes the course of his life, and takes on the case no one else will. This story is based on true events. It is in Korea’s road to democracy in 1980. The picture below is irrelevant to the movie, but
Song Kang-ho is in the post.

 

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The video below is preview of “Attorney” with English subtitle.   At the end of video, he says, “국가란 국민입니다/gug ka ran gug min im ni da/ The nation is the people.” It is the most famous line from the movie because governmental authority committed violation of human right at that time.  If you can watch the movie, it will be a good chance to learn Korean language and history.

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Famous Singer in Korea – Kim Jong-kook

Posted on 07. Apr, 2014 by in Uncategorized

Famous Singer in Korea – Kim Jong-kook

Kim Jong-kook is a South Korean singer and TV personality. He was initially part of the Korean duo Turbo, later pursuing a successful career as a solo artist. One of his most famous songs is “One Man.” Through the song, he became a successful solo artist. He is also famous as a muscleman. He said that he loves weight training and does a three hours workout every day. He was a member of TV show “X-man” and he got lots of Korean and Asian fans through the TV show.

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The video below is one of most famous games calls “Of course”; Kim Jon-kook and a guy are asking difficult questions each other and they have to answer only “Of course”. If they answer something else, they will lose. The video has English subtitle. Enjoy!

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