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한글: The Journey of the Korean Script Posted by on May 17, 2017

Did you know that a great place exists where you can travel back in time and learn about the inventor of the Korean script, 한글(Hangeul), and the history of 한글 for over 500 years? Last week I explored 국립한글박물관 (National Hangeul Museum), which was opened on October 9, 2014. The Korean script, 한글  was invented by…

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The Race to the Presidential Election Posted by on May 9, 2017

Election Day is just around the corner, and many South Korean voters are waiting in anticipation to elect their next resident of the 청와대 (Presidential Blue House). For several months, Korea has faced political crisis and challenges  due to 박근혜 (Park Geun-hye) who served the 18th presidential term in South Korea. She was officially removed from her presidency…

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What Is a Subject Marking Particle? Posted by on May 3, 2017

Have you ever wondered about the small words, 이/가, 은/는, or 을/를 in the Korean language? They are particles that mark a subject, topic, or object in a sentence. In this post, we will explore the subject markers, 이 and 가  in Korean. For examples, the particle “off” from the phrasal verb “call off (cancel)” has…

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Spring Flowers and Their Vibrant Colors Posted by on Apr 26, 2017

Spring in Korea generally starts in March and lasts until May. Due to its mild and warm weather, spring is a great time to explore many different attractions and enjoy the vibrant spring blossoms all over the country. Korea has four distinctive seasons. 봄 (spring), 여름 (spring), 가을 (fall) , and 겨울 (winter), and each…

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없어요: Existence and Possession in Korean #2 Posted by on Apr 19, 2017

Last week I introduced the Korean word “있어요” which is used to indicate that you have something or someone in Korean. Additionally, “있어요” is used to describe the existence or location of something or someone. In the second post of the series, we will explore this Korean word, “없어요”, which is the opposite meaning of…

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