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What Is a Topic Marking Particle? Posted by on May 31, 2017

Have you ever wondered what the small words, 이/가, 은/는, or 을/를 in the Korean language mean? It is important to understand the concept of these Korean particles, although they have little or no meaning by themselves. In Korean sentences, subjects, objects, and topics are determined by these particles. In this post, we will explore…

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Interrogative Sentences in Korean Posted by on May 24, 2017

Do you remember this post “Like or Don’t Like in Korean?” We explored one of the simplest ways to form interrogative sentences in Korean. All you had to do was to add a question mark to a declarative sentence and raise the intonation at the end of the sentence. In this post, we will learn…

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한글: The Journey of the Korean Script Posted by on May 17, 2017

Did you know that a great place exists where you can travel back in time and learn about the inventor of the Korean script, 한글(Hangeul), and the history of 한글 for over 500 years? Last week I explored 국립한글박물관 (The National Hangeul Museum), which was opened on October 9, 2014. The Korean script, 한글  was invented…

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The Race to the Presidential Election Posted by on May 9, 2017

Election Day is just around the corner, and many South Korean voters are waiting in anticipation to elect their next resident of the 청와대 (Presidential Blue House). For several months, Korea has faced political crisis and challenges  due to 박근혜 (Park Geun-hye) who served the 18th presidential term in South Korea. She was officially removed from her presidency…

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What Is a Subject Marking Particle? Posted by on May 3, 2017

Have you ever wondered about the small words, 이/가, 은/는, or 을/를 in the Korean language? They are particles that mark a subject, topic, or object in a sentence. In this post, we will explore the subject markers, 이 and 가  in Korean. For examples, the particle “off” from the phrasal verb “call off (cancel)” has…

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