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North Koreans Defecting: Not Simply a Better Life Posted by on Oct 31, 2015

The number of North Korean defectors has been increasing, most notably with the recent report that 20 diplomats, including high ranking army officer, defected to South Korea.  However, not all North Koreans living in South Korea and China or even the United States have a rosy life once they leave.  And some North Koreans find…

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A Practical Guide for a Trip to Korea Posted by on Oct 30, 2015

There’s the DMZ, the Blue House (청와대), the temples, and monuments.  You could (maybe should) do that.  But when planning a trip to South Korea, no one would blame you if you wandered among the neon, snacking at street food stands.  Or if explored alleyways and followed the locals for samgyupsal (쌈겹살) or into hofs (호프)…

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Progressive Tense “Ing” Posted by on Oct 26, 2015

This is one of useful expressions what you are doing now. Grammar point is “V. S. +고 있다/go it da/ ing”. Please read some example and then make your own sentences. To go –가다 가고 있다 – 가고 있어요 집에 가고 있어요/I am going home. To eat – 먹다 먹고 있다 – 먹고 있어요 밥을…

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“To” and “From” a Time and a Location Posted by on Oct 19, 2015

“To” and “From” a Time It is important how to let other people know the schedules such a “This meeting will be from 1 o’clock to 5 o’clock”. 부터 is from (Time and location), and까지 is until and (up) to. This phrase very high frequency, so it is valuable to learn. Please read examples below…

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Seoul, Gangnam, and the Best Partying Spots in Korea Posted by on Oct 16, 2015

Seoul (서울), the massive capital of Korea, and its trendy Gangnam (강남) neighborhood, is more (and better) than PSY galloping through it. The city hosts some of Korea’s best universities and has a large expatriate community, not to mention nighttime roaming from the contentious American military presence. So there is no shortage of people looking…

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