Learning Useful Expressions

Posted on 22. Sep, 2014 by in Uncategorized

Usually after you learned greeting in Korean, the next step would be asking something “what is (it)/뭐예요/meo ae yo.” Through this question, you will memorize many kinds of words because you need to answer.  I usually teach loan words first, so my students can get used to Korean sound value.  For instance, It is a TV/티비예요/ti bi ae yo/, it is a computer/컴퓨터예요/ceom pue ter ae yo/, it is a monitor/모니터예요/mo ni ter ae yo.

Grammar point for 예요/이에요

Noun + 예요 is Noun to be: TV예요/it is TV.

You need to use 이에요 when there is ending consonant: it is a cup/컵이에요/cup e ae yo. “ㅂ” is ending consonant in cup/컵. So, you need to use 이에요 instead of 예요.


Let’s learn one more thing here: job/career is 직업/jic eop. 직업이 뭐예요?/what is your job/ jic eop e meo ae yo/.

경찰이에요/(I) am a police officer/kyung chal e ae yo/

회사원이에요/(I) am a company man/hae sa won e ae yo/

선생님이에요/(I) am a teacher/seon saeng nim e ae yo/

“Photo from by Mike Chen aka Full Time Taekwondo Dad



Learning Useful Expressions

Posted on 15. Sep, 2014 by in Uncategorized

One of the best ways to learn a foreign language is using authentic materials such as Korean drama, TV show, radio, magazine, etc. Also, many Koreans try to watch some American drama to learn English because they can see and learn a variety of expressions.  If you watch brand new Korean dramas, you also can learn new words (slang).  Through watching drama, you can learn when you can say some specific phrases in the right time, but also you can remember the phrases longer than just learning by text. There are many kinds of free Korean TV drama and shows on YouTube you can watch in English, I also think that you may have some DVDs with subtitles in Korean and English. I want to introduce famous Korean drama by the video below.  I hope that this helps you have some encouragement to learn about Korea culture and language.  If you want, please choose one Korean drama for yourself to learn Korean!

There are today useful expressions you can learn. Enjoy to study!

아니요, 잠깐만 기다리세요/a ni yo, jam kan man gee da li sae yo/no, please give me a moment

네, 먼저 가세요/nae, meon joe ka sae yo/yes, please go first

뒤따라 갈게요/dui dda la ga gi yo/I will go after you

“Photo from by El Freddy  on flickr.com”

Culture Difference

Posted on 08. Sep, 2014 by in Uncategorized

Today video is talking about Korean culture difference by two Canadians who have been living there for more than five years.  They are talking about how much they are used to Korea naturally.  For example, they are used to eat Korean food, so they feel different when they eat their own country food.  There are a few valuable topics for you and who are planning to live in Korea for work or study abroad.  Please enjoy watch the video and study some useful expressions related to the video.


정말 재미있어요/jung mal jae me it eo yo/ it is really funny

좋아해요/ jo a hae yo/I like (it, you)

너무 짜요/neo mu jja yo/ it is too salty

멋있어요/ meot it eo yo/ — it can be “you are good looking” or “you are wonderful (neat)”

싸우지 마세요/ssa woo ji ma sae yo/please don’t fight


“Photo from by KOREA.NET – Official page of the Republic of Korea on flickr.com”


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