Korean Language Blog

Archive for January, 2015

Gyeongbokgung Video Tour Posted by on Jan 27, 2015

Take a video tour of the grandest of Seoul’s Five Grand Palaces – Gyeongbokgung. Once the home to the kings of the Joseon Dynasty, this palace was destroyed twice by the Japanese throughout history. Restoration began in 1987 and is ongoing, and it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Seoul.

Learn Korean “Have to…” Posted by on Jan 26, 2015

As you know that “Have to…” is high frequency pattern you need to know. There are two way to say this in Korean “- (해)야 되다/ (hae)ya dae da or ~(해)야 하다/(hae)ya ha da. I personally hear 되다 much more than 하다, but there is nothing wrong using 하다.   Please read examples below to understand…

Continue Reading

Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁) Posted by on Jan 21, 2015

One of the main tourist attractions in Seoul is Gyeongbokgung (경복궁), the former royal palace of the Kingdom of Joseon (조선). This great kingdom lasted from 1392 to 1897, with the palace being built early on in 1395 by King Taejo. Of the Five Grand Palaces built in Seoul during the Joseon period, this is…

Continue Reading

Learn Korean Progressive Tense Posted by on Jan 19, 2015

When people talk with their friend on the phone, they usually ask each other what they are doing. In the situation, you would need to use progressive tense which is “~ing Form/ ~고 있다/go it da/” Verb stem + 고 있다 is conjugated. For instance, to eat/먹다 + 고 있다 = 먹고 있다 -> I…

Continue Reading

Learn Korean Particles Posted by on Jan 12, 2015

에/ae and 에서/aeseo are most difficult Korean particle to classify for students. Students in the advanced level even get often confused, so do not be frustrated to learn this.   에 means usually “To”; I am going to Seoul/저는 서울에 가요/jeo nun seoul ae gay o. 에서 mean usually “at, in”, also one needs to do…

Continue Reading

Talking about Hobbies in Korean Posted by on Jan 5, 2015

What do you usually ask when you have a small talk with new people you meet for the first time? As I am Korean, I usually ask their hobby to make some common. I think it is great way to make a friend because there can be many kinds of topic and story. First of…

Continue Reading