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“Hello” and “Hi” in Korean Posted by on Sep 19, 2018

Do you know how to greet someone in Korean? Learning how to say “hello” in Korean would be a great way to initiate conversation with Korean speakers. In this post, I will introduce you to three different ways to greet someone in Korean. Unlike 영어 (English), 한국어 (the Korean language) does not have separate 인사 (greetings) for 아침 (morning)…

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K-Pop, SHINee’s Countless Posted by on Sep 13, 2018

Have you listend to SHINee’s new release, “Countless” recently? If you enjoy listening to K-pop, you might find yourself bobbing your head and tapping your feet in time with this song. One of the global K-pop boy bands, SHINee’s new song, “Countless” has the groovy beat and a tropical house tune that will give great…

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North and South Koreas: Two Koreas’ Dialects Posted by on Sep 5, 2018

A South Korean delegation visited Pyongyang, North Korea, and the letter from South Korean President Moon was delivered to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The Korean officials did not provide much information regarding the meeting; it will be interesting to hear the details about the meeting on Thursday. Differences in the North and South Korean…

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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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