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Archive for August, 2018

2 Ways to Say, “Don’t…” in Korean Posted by on Aug 29, 2018

I often talk to a group of friends who lived in foreign countries and enjoy listening to their experiences of living abroad. Over the years, I learned that one of the survival phrases they learned quickly was “Don’t…” in different languages. I believe learning how to say, “Don’t…” in Korean will become useful when you…

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Korean Wedding Ducks: Symbol of Fidelity and Love Posted by on Aug 22, 2018

Last Saturday, one of my friends asked me about the significance of the Korean wedding ducks. While I shared the meaning and some of my fond stories relating to the wedding ducks with her, I thought you might be interested in learning the history and symbolism of Korean wedding ducks. Symbol of Fidelity Incorporating a…

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For a Good Hairday: Hairstyle Related Expressions in Korean. Posted by on Aug 15, 2018

Do you have an old picture that is hidden in your drawer due to a bad hair day? Are you expecting a good hairday but worried about how to ask your hairdresser to style your hair in Korean? I hope this post will be helpful for you to have a better hairday when you are…

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Tetraphobia: Fear of the Number 4 in South Korea Posted by on Aug 8, 2018

Do you know what tetraphobia means? It means ‘fear of four’ in Greek: a combination of the Greek words tetra (the number 4) and phobia (fear). You might be shocked to find that tetraphobia is fairly common throughout the many Asian countries such as, China Japan, and Korea. 4자 기피 (Tetraphobia: Fear of the Number Four) During…

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What Does “Kwangbokjeol” Mean in Korean Posted by on Aug 1, 2018

Pretty soon, the streets around the country will be flooded with Korean flags, since one of the important holidays in Korea is around the corner. What is 광복절[kwang-bok-jeol]? 광복절  is a 국경일 (national holiday) that have celebrated on August 15thof every year. Direct translation of 광복절  means “the light restoration day.” It is the day that Koreans have celebrated…

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