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Most Common Mistakes by Native Koreans (Part 1) Posted by on Jan 12, 2019

I once had to take a Korean language test for work. The test aimed to evaluate my grammar skills in written Korean. I did fine in Korean classes in school, so I blindly thought that I should pass the test. However, I failed the test. I was little embarrassed to tell anyone because I have…

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Korean Food That Brings People Together Posted by on Dec 28, 2018

This statement might sound inaccurate to some skilled cooks out there, but I believe most Korean food 손이 많이 간다.(sohn-ee-mani-ganh-dah: is a painstaking task). As effortful as it may be to prepare, Korean food has the power to bring people together. I will introduce you some of my favorite Korean food that you can enjoy…

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What is Jeong? Posted by on Dec 5, 2018

If you are studying Korean, I bet you have heard about “정(Jeong: affection, attachment, goodwill etc.)”. The concept of 정 is a topic that you will eventually come across while learning Korean. When you type 정 in a dictionary, it lists words like ‘affection’ or ‘attachment’, but can 정 simply be reduced to one word?…

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Is reunification happening in the Korean Peninsula? Posted by on Nov 21, 2018

Is 통일(Tong-il: reunification) happening in 한반도(Han-ban-do: the Korean Peninsula)? When I was around 10 years old, I remember I got really scared after listening to the news. The news was about the immediate possibility of invasion by 북한 (Book-han: North Korea). The news showed people frantically stocking up on canned food and 라면(Rah-men: an instant…

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Farewell: So Long for Now! Posted by on Nov 8, 2018

It is time for me to say a fond farewell to everyone. It has been a great privilege to share my passion and knowledge about the Korean language and culture with you. I am sad to depart from this position, but I decided to focus on my academic journey for a while. It is time…

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