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Korean Honorific Posted by on Dec 31, 2014

Koreans use the honorific when they speak to stranger or older than themselves. Using the honorific is very important in Korea because it can be very rude without using the honorific. I am sure that you can use your foreigner card for a while, but it will not work for everyone in Korea. To give…

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10 Aweosme Things to Do in Seoul Posted by on Dec 29, 2014

Seoul is far and away the biggest city in South Korea, and it’s the cultural, political, and educational center of the country. Just about everyone visiting the ROK ends up here at some point in their trip, and for good reason. It’s a vibrant city that blends traditional and modern aspects of life in Korea…

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Korean Phrases Using “When” Posted by on Dec 22, 2014

“When” is AV~(으)ㄹ 때/ddae in Korean and it is very high frequency and useful conjunction you must know when you learn Korean language. As you use “When” a lot in your language, Koreans use it a lot as well. Let’s be familiar how to use it by reading examples below. Vocabulary: attend/다니다/da ni da, eat/먹다/moek…

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A Day of Parks and Museums in Seoul Posted by on Dec 10, 2014

Sure, the big city is exciting, but sometimes you just want to find a place to escape and relax. Cue some of Seoul’s best parks – Hangang and Namsan. In between chilling out in the parks, learn a bit about Korean history and culture at the National Museum and the War Memorial. 여의도 Yeouido island…

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Shopping Vocab in Korean Posted by on Dec 8, 2014

Do you like to go to shopping? Many males do not like to go to shopping, but if they live by themselves just like me, they have to go to grocery shopping at least once a week.   Especially, when people go to travel in other countries, they do more shopping.  Do you want to practice…

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Korean Names: Many Kims, One ‘Dear Leader’ Posted by on Dec 4, 2014

The New York Times recently reported that North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, has continued the North Korean leader tradition of keeping his Korean first name his, and his only. The unknown number of Jong-un’s (정은), a common name for both genders, of North Korea must choose a new name. But not the Kims.  A move…

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