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Archive for August, 2009

Taekwondo Posted by on Aug 31, 2009

I think everyone knows this, but just to be sure, Taekwondo (태권도) is a Korean martial art. Just for your information, Kung Fu is a Chinese martial art and Karate is a Japanese martial art. Since this is a Korean blog, I’m going to be discussing Taekwondo (태권도). 태 = means to strike with your…

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Korean Pancakes Posted by on Aug 26, 2009

Korean pancakes are not really pancakes in the American sense. However, they are round, flat, and made of batter. 파전 – is a pancake made of green onions. The green onions are sliced into long strips. Then they are mixed in a batter of flour and eggs, with a little salt. The 파전 is fried…

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사자성어 Posted by on Aug 22, 2009

A 사자성어 is a proverb consisting of four letter Chinese characters. Today’s 사자성어 is going to be 出嫁外人, pronounced as 출가외인. This character 出 means ‘to leave, exit’. 嫁 = married. 外 = outside. 人 = person. Altogether, this proverb is saying that a person who is married is basically someone who has left her…

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Gwanghwamun and Gyungbokgung Posted by on Aug 19, 2009

This month, Gwanghwamun (광화문) plaza was unveiled to the public after years of construction. Gwanghwamun (광화문) plaza is located in Seoul (서울), the capital city of South Korea. The plaza is a popular place for the natives because it has a huge water fountain. In the sweltering summer, the kids try to run past all…

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Directional Particles Continued Posted by on Aug 16, 2009

Today I’ll teach you how to say ‘from ___ to ____’. All you have to do is learn the particles that mean ‘from’ and ‘to’ in Korean, and insert whatever location or place in the blanks. As an example, let’s pick two locations: Seoul and Jejudo. Let’s first learn how to say, ‘from Seoul’. In…

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Directional Particles Posted by on Aug 13, 2009

On March eleventh and March fifteenth, I did a post on directional particles. I’ll do a little review of those posts in this post. If you want, you can look back at those posts and read them for more depth into the directional particles. The post on March eleventh talked about using uro (으로) and…

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Simple Sentences Part 2 Posted by on Aug 10, 2009

I discussed the subject marking particle and the conjugation of simple verbs in the present tense in the deferential polite. Today I’ll show you how to conjugate simple verbs in the standard polite form. I’ll be using the subject marking particle, so this should be a good review of the last post. Let’s say you…

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