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Archive for January, 2011

Seowon Posted by on Jan 31, 2011

There are many seowons in Korea. A seowon (서원) was a Confucian school that also served as a shrine to those who followed Confucius ideology. Here are some famous seowons in Korea. The Dosan Seowon (도산서원) was a famous Confucian academy. The Dosan Seowon was like a boarding school where students studied, ate and slept.…

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Beautiful Beaches! Posted by on Jan 27, 2011

Right now it’s the winter season in South Korea. Oh how I wish the spring season would come soon! Thinking of spring made me think of what I would do when the spring season rolls along. The first thing I would do is to go to as many Korean beaches as possible. Have any of…

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Traditional Korean Flutes Posted by on Jan 25, 2011

There are different types of traditional Korean flutes that are still enjoyed and played today. Let’s take a look at some of them: The Daegeum (대금) is a large and thick flute that is very hard to play. The Daegeum has a mechanism called a ‘buzzing membrane’ that gives this flute its special sound. The…

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Carrot Song Posted by on Jan 22, 2011

There is a cute Korean children’s song called 당근 쏭 (Carrot Song). The word 당근 is used as a pun in the song. 당근 can mean ‘carrot’ in Korean, but it can also mean ‘of course’ in Korean. Here is a video that you can sing along to: 나 보고싶니 (Do you miss me?) 당근…

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Korean Movies of 2010 Posted by on Jan 19, 2011

It’s still not too late to make the commitment to learn Korean! One way you can do this is by watching Korean movies. If you’re not yet comfortable with your listening skills, you can still enjoy watching Korean movies by making sure there are subtitles. That way, if you come across any words or phrases…

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