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The Chronicles of Coronavirus in Korea Posted by on Mar 5, 2020

January 2020 I was planning to fly back to Korea in March to see my family and friends. I was excited about this trip because it has been a while since I visited Korea. I have been missing authentic Korean food. I had a list of Korean food I wanted to try.  Most of all…

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How to Count Age in Korean (Part 2) Posted by on Feb 11, 2020

As I promised last month, I am committed to teach you how to count age in Korean this time. As you know Korean has two numerical systems. One is the Sino Korean system and the other is the native Korean system. Sino Korean system is used for dates, money, addresses, phone numbers, and minutes and…

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Korean Expressions to Describe Weather (part 1) Posted by on Sep 5, 2019

When I was studying English in Australia, I was very intrigued by the cultural habit of engaging in small talk with strangers. To me, this was something both foreign and welcoming. Back then, I wasn’t shy about making mistakes in speaking English, but the practice of making small talk itself was something which pushed me…

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Most Common Mistakes by Korean Natives – Part 2 Posted by on Feb 26, 2019

Since we talked about common mistakes made by Koreans in January, we are going to look at more frequent mistakes. Pay close attention to each word I am going to use as examples below since they are mistakes made in written Korean rather than in spoke Korean. I did my best to explain, but I…

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A Possessive Particle in Korean Posted by on Oct 17, 2018

Have you ever wondered how to express a possessive form of a noun in the Korean language? This post is about the function of “-의” in Korean. In the English language, adding an “apostrophe + s” or “apostrophe” to a 명사 (noun) is one of the frequently used ways to indicate 관계 (relation) or 소유 (ownership)   of something…

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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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“And” in Korean Posted by on Jun 27, 2018

Do you know how to say ‘and’ in Korean? There are several ways to say ‘and’ in Korean. In this post, we will focus on “-하고,” which is one of the most commonly used forms of ‘and’ in Korean. These are three examples of ‘and’ that you can use in Korean when you combine two…

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