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Farewell: So Long for Now! Posted by on Nov 8, 2018

It is time for me to say a fond farewell to everyone. It has been a great privilege to share my passion and knowledge about the Korean language and culture with you. I am sad to depart from this position, but I decided to focus on my academic journey for a while. It is time…

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The Homogeneous Culture in South Korea in Evolving Posted by on Nov 7, 2018

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If I remember correctly, most people in Korea didn’t want to standout. I once thought this common desire to blend in could encourage people to think and behave similarly. ,. However, I am not quite sure about this thought anymore.When I grew up in Korea, following the 유행( Yoo- Hang, trend) was something everybody did…

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Two Koreas’ Demilitarization Efforts          Posted by on Oct 31, 2018

During the year 2018, North and South Korean leaders held multiple summits and have reshaped their relationship. Two Koreas are making great progress in reducing the tension and building a peaceful relationship between them. For over seven decades, 북한 (North Korea) and 남한 (South Korea) maintained the 휴전선 (armistice line), which also refers to the 군사분계선 (military demarcation line). Instead…

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Striking Fall Foliage in South Korea Posted by on Oct 24, 2018

Korea has four distinctive seasons, and fall is such a pleasant time to enjoy outdoor scenery throughout the country. Striking fall foliage contrasts with bright fall sky that is saturated with deep blue color. Along with gorgeous fall leaves and sky, cool and fresh air draw in countless people to outdoors to explore the fall…

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A Possessive Particle in Korean Posted by on Oct 17, 2018

Have you ever wondered how to express a possessive form of a noun in the Korean language? This post is about the function of “-의” in Korean. In the English language, adding an “apostrophe + s” or “apostrophe” to a 명사 (noun) is one of the frequently used ways to indicate 관계 (relation) or 소유 (ownership)   of something…

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