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A Night in a Korean Bathhouse Posted by on Apr 29, 2015

On both of my visits to South Korea, one of the highlights was spending a night in a traditional Korean bathhouse. Known as jimjilbang (찜질방), these are extremely popular with people of all ages and they represent an important aspect of Korean culture. Unlike spas back home in the States where you’re totally secluded, a…

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Learn Korean “Only” #2 Posted by on Apr 27, 2015

Today you will learn second way to say “Only/뿐/bboon” in Korean “Noun + 뿐이다/Verb stem + ㄹ/을 뿐이다”. This is not high frequency when Korean speak, but it is useful to know for your other skills such a reading or listening.   Please see some examples to understand how to use it. 주머니에 천원뿐이다/ I have…

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Learn Korean “Only” #1 Posted by on Apr 20, 2015

Most foreigners who learn “Only” in Korea learn as a 만/man, but there are other ways to say “Only” in Korean. Let’s learn how to use 만 first. To use man, you need to memorize “noun +만” or “ Verb stem+기만 하다”. As you read my blog before, 기 is making Verb to noun. As…

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This, That, and That in Korean Posted by on Apr 13, 2015

Today you will learn how to say “This/이/E, That(1)/그/gu, and That(2)/저/jeo” in Korean. As you can guess these are related to distance from listener and speaker. Simply, this is closest from the speaker, and that(1) is little far from the speaker or close to the listener, and the last that(2) is using as when something…

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Learn Korean “Verb+음/ㅁ”- Nominalization #3 Posted by on Apr 6, 2015

This is the last way to change from verb to noun. As I said last two week, you have to know the way of change from verb to noun because Korean uses verb as a noun a lot. When they change from verb to noun, they remove 다 and then add 음/ㅁ to make noun…

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