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Impeached South Korean President Posted by on Mar 15, 2017

Do you know what has been going on in South Korea recently? Why did South Korea become a hot potato in the media again? This week’s post is a follow-up of my last article,  A Crisis In Korean presidency. 박근혜 (Park Geun-hye) is a daughter of the third 대통령 (president), 박정희 (Park Chung-hee), and she became the first female…

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Best-selling Korean Novel: Please Look After Mom Posted by on Mar 8, 2017

Please Look After Mom, a novel by Kyung-Sook Shin, is available in both English and Korean. One of the most noteworthy novels among modern Korean literature, 엄마를 부탁해 (Please Look After Mom), has sold millions of copies and received worldwide attention. This책 (book) became the first Korean novel to make the New York Times 베스트셀러 (bestseller) list, was…

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Mysterious Korean Word: 우리 Posted by on Mar 1, 2017

Korean culture is more community focused, and this strong sense of collectivism is deeply permeated in the Korean language. If you study Korean, you will hear “ 우리_____” on a daily basis. Direct translation of “우리” is “we” or “our” in English. However, this is one of those Korean words you often do not want…

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Like or Don’t Like in Korean Posted by on Feb 22, 2017

Do you like studying Korean? Like or Don’t like can be used to express your interests or preferences in food, hobby, music, person, place, and thing. Knowing how to express your preferences would be a useful skill to communicate with Korean speakers. How would you answer these questions in Korean?: “What is your favorite Korean…

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Feeling Sick or Hurt??? Posted by on Feb 15, 2017

No one wants to get sick! However, when sicknesses take you by surprise, the following common expressions will help you to describe general aches and pains in Korean. If you are feeling sick and need to see a 약사 (pharmacist) or 의사 (doctor), how would you answer this question; 어디 아파요? (Where does it hurt?) in Korean?…

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