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The Year of the Rat Posted by on Jan 28, 2020

Koreans have two New Year’s Days, but they only celebrate one. One is called 신정 (shin-jeong: New Year’s Day) and the other is 설날 (Seollal: Korean New Year’s Day), which is same as 구정 (goo-jeong: Lunar New Year’s Day). 설날 falls on a different date each year since it is based on the lunar calendar…

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How to Count Money in Korean (Part 1) Posted by on Jan 13, 2020

I once had a chance to live in Latin America for about a year. I was not fluent in Spanish at all, but I was able to get by since I Committed myself, right at the beginning, to learn Spanish numbers. Learning and understanding numbers is a crucial skill, especially if you live in a…

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How Koreans Celebrate Christmas Posted by on Jan 11, 2020

I personally have a couple of family members’ birthdays around Christmas, including mine. Ever since I moved to the USA, I sometimes feel my birthdays get neglected under holiday seasons. Although it wasn’t a big deal when I lived in Korea because Koreans celebrate Christmas in a different way. 성탄절 (seong-tan-jeol: Christmas) is a 공휴일…

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