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Archive for November, 2008

Thank You Posted by on Nov 27, 2008

In honor of Thanksgiving Day, today’s post will focus on how to say ‘thank you’ in Korean.  In addition to that we’ll go over some related phrases that may serve useful on this special day. The first word everyone should know is kam-sa-hap-ni-da (감사합니다).  Kam-sa-hap-ni-da (감사합니다) means ‘thank you’ in Korean.  It’s also a formal way to…

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Kam (감) Posted by on Nov 26, 2008

What are some of your favorite fruits?  Do you like strawberries, apples, oranges?  One type of fruit that is highly sought after by the Korean people is kam (감).  Kams (감) are persimmons.  Persimmons are orange in color and have a chalky sweet taste.  A persimmon is a fruit with so many uses.  Let’s take…

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Social Interaction Posted by on Nov 25, 2008

Are you worried about making a fool of yourself in front of a Korean family?  Have you been invited to eat a meal in a Korean household?  If so, I have some tips to help you so that your visit goes smoothly. Before you arrive at the house make sure you have a small gift ready.  The…

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Hanbok (한복) Posted by on Nov 24, 2008

For special occasions and other formal events it’s not unusual to see Korean people wear a hanbok (한복).  For women, a hanbok (한복) consists of a fluffy skirt called a chima (치마) and a jogori (저거리), which is a short jacket with long sleeves.  The collar of the jogori (저거리) is v-necked and lined with…

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Korean Greetings Posted by on Nov 23, 2008

Hello everyone!  Today we’re going to learn some important Korean greetings.  The most basic and frequently used greeting is an-nyung-ha-se-yo (안녕하세요).  An-nyung-ha-se-yo (안녕하세요) means hello.  You might be surprised to know that there is no separate greeting for good morning, good afternoon or good evening.  Whether it’s the morning, afternoon or evening, you just use…

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Top 3 Korean Rice Cakes Posted by on Nov 22, 2008

여러분 안녕하세요!  (yorobun an-nyung-ha-se-yo)  여러분 = everyone.  안녕하세요 = hello.  Hello everyone!  Today’s post will be a top three countdown from my third favorite to my number one favorite rice cake of all time.  We will count down in Sino-Korean numbers and introduce my favorite rice cakes at the same time. Coming in 삼 (sam) 등…

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Korean Proverb of the Day Posted by on Nov 21, 2008

Every month starting from this month I plan on creating a monthly series of Korean proverbs.  This Korean proverbs series will help you understand the Korean culture and language a little better each time you learn a new proverb.  Hopefully you’ll look forward to this series and learn from it as well. Today’s proverb is “두 손에…

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