Korean Language Blog

Archive for December, 2010

Kpop Acts of 2010 Posted by on Dec 31, 2010

Lots of Kpop groups released their new albums in 2010. Let’s take a look at some of the more popular Kpop acts of 2010 : Super Junior (슈퍼주니어) released their fourth album “Bonamana”. 2010 was a big year for Super Junior. The Chinese member of the group Han Geung quit the group and Kang In…

Continue Reading

National Parks Posted by on Dec 29, 2010

If you like nature, hiking and smelling the fresh outdoors, then you’ll probably like some of the national parks of South Korea. Gaya Mountain National Park (가야산국립공원) is a great hiking destination. The slopes are relatively gentle, so even hiking amateurs can join. The Park is located in an isolated area; so much of the…

Continue Reading

Christianity and Koreans Posted by on Dec 25, 2010

To put it mildly, relations between South and North Korea are very frosty. Recently, the South Korean military decided to light a Christmas tree where the North Koreans could see the tree. At the very top of the tree is a bright cross. The North Koreans are upset about the lighting of the tree and…

Continue Reading

Korean Festivals in December Posted by on Dec 21, 2010

There are some major Korean festivals in the month of December.  Let’s take a look at some : Starting from December 17th, the Yeongdong Dried Persimmon Festival will be held in Yeondong County (영동군). Yeongdong Country is known for its persimmons. If you want to know more about how useful and important persimmons are, go…

Continue Reading

Korean Lullaby Posted by on Dec 17, 2010

Here is a Korean lullaby that is soothing, comforting and fun to listen to. As for putting a fussy baby to sleep, I’m afraid I can’t guarantee that! Chorus : 멍멍개야 짖지마라 (mong mong geya jitjimara) (Hey doggie, don’t bark) 우리아기 잘도잔다 (uri agi jaldo janda) (Our baby sleeps so well)  꼬꼬닭아 울지마라 (ggoggo dakah…

Continue Reading

Traditional Korean Dancing Posted by on Dec 14, 2010

Traditional Korean dances vary in style and intricacy. For more on Korean dances, try this article https://blogs.transparent.com/korean/korean-dances/ and this article https://blogs.transparent.com/korean/traditional-korean-dances/. In the mean time, here are three more different styles of Korean dance : The Bukcheong sajanoreum (북청사자놀음) dance is a lion dance to ward off evil spirits. It’s thought that lions have the…

Continue Reading

Korea’s Treasured Artisans Posted by on Dec 10, 2010

There are some intangible cultural skills that are treasured among the Korean people. These skills are no longer widespread and only a few talented people have the knowledge to possess these particular skills. Many of these skills were once utilized in Korea’s past, but have become obsolete with industrialization. Here are a few of these…

Continue Reading

Older posts