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Archive for December, 2016

Don’t Go to Sleep on New Year’s Eve Posted by on Dec 28, 2016

Try to stay up on New Year’s Eve, otherwise your eyebrows will turn white next morning. 새해 복 많이 받으세요! (Happy New Year!)  Why stay up on New Year’s Eve? As a child, I remember trying so hard to stay awake on New Year’s Eve. My grandma and mother used to tell me, “If you…

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Brrr! Winter in Seoul, South Korea Posted by on Dec 21, 2016

What is winter like in Seoul, South Korea? Why don’t we explore the winter weather, wardrobe, and related vocabulary? 감기 조심하세요! (Be careful not to catch a cold!) This is a common expression that Korean people use during the winter months. What is the winter weather like in Seoul, South Korea? South Korea has four…

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A Crisis In Korean Presidency Posted by on Dec 14, 2016

What is going on in Korea? Why are tens of thousands of Korean citizens taking to the streets and protesting for their president Park Geun-Hye’s resignation? Recently, many of my friends and family members have asked me why millions of angry Korean 시민들(citizens) are asking for their 대통령(president), Park Geun-Hye’s 탄핵(impeachment)? I will give you…

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Decoding Korean Slang & Colloquial Expressions #2 Posted by on Dec 7, 2016

Last week I introduced Korean 속어 (slang) & 구어 표현 (colloquial expressions) to you. In the second post of the series, you will be able to explore the usage of some of them while you enjoy 3 popular Korean TV shows. Do you remember the following expression from my last post? ♦대박나다 : to be very awesome…

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