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“And” in Korean #2 Posted by on Aug 31, 2015

Today you will finish to learn “And” in Korean which are “고” and “그리고”.  First, “고” is after verb stem and it doesn’t matter whether it is past or present tense. Please see examples below. To eat 먹다 – 먹고/ To ate 먹었다 – 먹었고 To sleep 자다 – 자고 / 잤고 To see 보다 – 보고 /…

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“And” in Korean #1 Posted by on Aug 24, 2015

In English, there is only one way to say “And”, but in Korean there are a few of them. Today you will learn connecting words which are 와/과, 하고, and (이)랑.  You can use the 와 after a vowel ending and use 과 after a consonant ending, ex: I ate peaches and apples/ 나는 복숭아와 사과를…

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Pig’s Feet: A Korean Culinary Must Posted by on Aug 22, 2015

One must not be shy when entering into Korean cuisine–or alleyways for that matter.  A walk down a neon-lit street or back-alley full of steam will most likely show tanks with unknown seafood piled upon each other, a full pig’s head, and a wooden block of steamed intestine and blood sausage.  But one of the best…

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Korean Film Essentials: A Guide Pt. 2 Posted by on Aug 21, 2015

Korean film is still on its upswing, and from a film or movie-going experience, from Seoul to Cannes, it is not merely a string of hits.  Three Korean movie directors are at the forefront of the movement.  What makes Korean film punch above its weight internationally? If it is not his actual films, then it…

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Negative Form of Korean Indirect Quotation Posted by on Aug 17, 2015

As I mentioned from previous blog, there are four types of Korean indirect quotation which are statement, suggestion, command, and question. Today you will learn how to say the negative form of four indirect quotations. Please read four types of negative form below. Statement: She said, “I like him”. 그녀가 그를 좋아한다고 했어요 or 그녀가 그를…

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Korean Film Essentials: A Guide Pt. 1 Posted by on Aug 15, 2015

A trio of Koreans, essential to the Korean film industry, were the first to make a splash with financial support from a major Hollywood film studio in 2010.  In their first film together since, The Chaser (추격자, 2008), Director Na Hong-jin (나홍진), actors Kim Yoon-seok (김윤섹) and Ha Jeong-woo (하정우) reunited in The Yellow Sea (황해).  The film—the first Korean…

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Abbreviation of Korean Indirect Quotation Posted by on Aug 10, 2015

From the last five weeks, you have learned Korean indirection quotations which are very important, but hard to memorize. I will go over quickly as your review. So, there are four Korean indirection quotations which are statements (다고, 라고), propose (자고), question (냐고), command (라고), and at the end you should add 말했어요. For instance…

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