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Archive for July, 2018

“Cheer Up” in Korean Posted by on Jul 25, 2018

Everybody is fighting for something! Do you know how to say “cheer up” in Korean to your family members, friends, or co-workers? Do you have a good strategy to de-stress, encourage, or motivate yourself or others? I enjoy starting my day with a hot cup of black coffee and good music. This 15-20 minutes of…

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Beat the Heat with Korean Neangmyeon Posted by on Jul 18, 2018

Is there any special food that you eat to beat the heat in the summer? How about boosting your appetite with refreshing Korean style cold noodle, Neangmyeon? What is 냉면 (Neangmyeon)? 냉면 (nyeangmyeon) is one of the noodle dishes of Korean cuisine: ‘냉 (neang) ’ means cold and ‘면 (myeon)’ means noodle. 냉면  is made…

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Oppa, Unni, Hyung, and Noona: Age isn’t just a number in Korea Posted by on Jul 11, 2018

If you are a big fan of K-pops, K-movies, and K-dramas, you often hear the following nouns by themselves or coming after someone’s name. : 오빠(oppa), 언니(unni), 형(hyung), and 누나(noona). Do you know what they mean? Have you ever found yourself scratching your head because you are being asked this somewhat private question, “몇 살이에요? (How old…

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Vacations in South Korea: Gangwon-do Posted by on Jul 4, 2018

Do you prefer spending your summer vacation in the mountains or at the beach? Many South Korean people enjoy their summer vacations in mid July and August. They will be attracted to populous destinations all over the country. Many Koreans, especially who live in Seoul (the capital of South Korea), will travel outside of the…

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