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Archive for May, 2020

Proper Titles for Your Family Members in Korean Posted by on May 27, 2020

호칭 (ho-ching: appellation) is important in Korean. I believe knowing the proper 호칭 is important because of the very nature of Korean language and culture. Korean language has 존댓말 (jon-dat-mahl: the honorific, the form of Korean language). Knowing 호칭 can guide you on how you should use 존댓말. Respecting the elderly or anyone who should receive…

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Korean Movie That Talks About Korean Woman’s Life in Korea Posted by on May 19, 2020

I often talk to a group of friends that I’ve known and grown up with since middle school. Except for myself and one other friend, all of them are working moms. A couple of years ago, my friends were talking about a book called 82년생 김지영 (Kim Ji-young: Born 1982). They were raving about how…

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Korean Expressions That Might Save Your Hair in Korea Posted by on May 12, 2020

Can you imagine how many people are wanting to see their hairdresser during this quarantine period? Before I started traveling, I used to go to one favorite hairdresser for several years. He was a quiet man, but I always was happy with his skills. I often miss him whenever I have to risk my hair…

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