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Korean Poem Posted by on Feb 28, 2011

In recent years, there has been much scholarly research on Korean poetry written by Korean poets. One famous Korean female poet was the famed courtesan Hwang Jin Yi (황진이). This is a poem written by Hwang Jin Yi. 靑山裏碧溪水 (청산리벽계수) [청산리 벽계수야] Honorable Byuk Kye Soo 莫誇易移去 (막과이이거) [수이 감을 자랑 마라] Do not boast…

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Milk Song Posted by on Feb 27, 2011

This is a cute Korean children’s song encouraging Korean kids to drink milk! By the end of the song, you’ll know how to say the word for milk in Korean, which is 우유. 앗싸 앗싸 Yeah Yeah 앗싸 앗싸Yeah Yeah 우유 좋아 좋아 ! I like, I like milk! 1)  이른 아침에 눈을 떠 (앗싸앗싸)…

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Korean Shopping Malls Posted by on Feb 26, 2011

South Korea is becoming more and more modernized. Part of that modernization can be seen in the elaborate and luxurious shopping malls of Korea. For example Shinsegae (신세계) is a large shopping mall with many department stores. Shinsegae literally means “New World” in Korean. Shinsegae is much like a smaller version of a town square…

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Korean Dogs Posted by on Feb 24, 2011

Do you like dogs? I myself do, and if you feel the same, let me tell you about some common dog breeds in Korea. Sapsal Gae(삽살개), which in English means Sapsal Dog, have been in Korea since the Silla era (57 BC – 935 AD). They are known to be furry and come in various…

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Most Populated Cities in Korea Posted by on Feb 17, 2011

If you’re wondering where to find the location with the most people in South Korea, than you’ll probably want to go to the top three populated cities in South Korea. Going to a populated city has its benefits. In a populated city, you’re more likely to find better transportation options and interesting places to hang…

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Hong Gildong Posted by on Feb 14, 2011

Hong Gildong (홍길동) is Korea’s version of Robin Hood. Hong Gildong is a story that was written in the 16th-17th century. It’s a story about a man named Hong Gildong that steals from the rich and gives the stolen goods to the poor. The story of Hong Gildong describes the ideal qualities of a leader…

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Happy Birthday to You! Posted by on Feb 9, 2011

If you have a friend’s birthday coming up, this song may be useful to learn! It’s a Happy Birthday song in Korean: (3x) 생일축하합니다 (sengil chukha hapnida) 지구에서우주에서 (jiguesuh ujuesuh) 제일사랑합니다 (jeil saranghapnida) 꽃보다더곱게 (ggotboda duh gopge) 별보다더밝게 (byulboda duh balkge) 사자보다용감하게 (sajaboda yonggamhage) 해피버스데이투유 (hepi buhsudei tuyu) (2x) 생일 축하합니다 (sengil chukha hapnida) 꽃다운내…

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