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Archive for June, 2017

Navigating South Korea’s Roadway Signs Posted by on Jun 28, 2017

Whether you are navigating through the streets of South Korea on foot or using transportation, you will encounter many signs that guide and warn pedestrians and drivers throughout the country. Many of them provide instant communication for both Korean and English speakers, however, there are also signs that appear only in Korean. Are you ready…

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The Addictive Korean Snack, 떡볶이 Posted by on Jun 21, 2017

Have you ever tried the Korean snack called 떡볶이? A chewy rice cake dish covered with a spicy and sweet flavored sauce, it is one of the most beloved snacks for people of all ages in Korea. Since I was a little kid, 떡볶이  has been one of my favorite Korean snacks. My friends and…

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What is 콩글리시 (Konglish)? Posted by on Jun 14, 2017

Have you ever heard a word 핸드폰  that sounded like an English word, but found yourself scratching your head in confusion? In this post, we will explore a list of  콩글리시  words that are used often by native Korean speakers. The Korean language consists of these three main components: pure Korean words, Sino-Korean words, and loanwords.…

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Baffled by Idiomatic Expressions? Posted by on Jun 7, 2017

Have you ever scratched your head in confusion due to certain expressions in Korean, even though you knew all the words in the expressions? In this post, we will explore some idiomatic expressions that are often used by native Korean speakers. When I first heard the expression “I will take a rain check” in English, I…

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