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Korean Numbers 1 – 20 Posted by on Oct 24, 2012

If you’re new to Korean, we’ve created this simple table of Korean numbers from 1 to 20 just for you, including Sino Korean, native Korean, and Hanja. We’ve also included a video with voice pronunciation. Listen to it a few times, and make sure to practice saying the words out loud too; this will really help…

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Our YouTube Winner: Rafiqahsari (Gyeongbok Palace) Posted by on May 25, 2010

First off, we’d like to thank all of you who submitted videos regarding exotic Korean customs. We really enjoyed reading all of your insightful comments on our Facebook page. The cultural practices you all mentioned — from the Korean BBQ to eccentric bridal piggybacks — were very enlightening. Without further adieu, our video winner is…

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Korean Pronunciation for English Words Posted by on May 22, 2008

I’ll have fries with that! “French fries 주세요 juseyo,” I said to the cashier at 버거 킹 beogeo king. Her only response was a confused look. I repeated myself. She tried to follow my line of vision to locate what I was looking at on the overhead menu. It was written in Korean, so I…

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Hwaiting: ‘Fighting’ Posted by on May 22, 2008

Far from a battle cry, 화이팅 hwaiting is a commonly used word of encouragement, as well as a cheer. I’m told it made its way into Korean from its obvious English origin via the Japanese—and hence the unusual pronunciation. Language purists insist that it should be spelled 파이팅 paiting to reflect a closer approximation to…

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