Tag Archives: Korean summer

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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Korean Summer Delicacies I Miss the Most (part 2) Posted by on Aug 27, 2019

As I promised you from part 1, I am going to share two more Korean 여름 (yeu-rum: summer)  별미 (byul-mee) with a 재미있는 (jae-mee-it-nun: funny) story. Although I need to give you a small lesson about 이열치열 (ee-yul-chi-yul: fight fire with fire or like cures like. ) before I introduce you the first delicacy. 이열치열…

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Malbok: The Final 10 Days of Summer Posted by on Aug 16, 2016

The beginning of the end for any summer in Korea starts with malbok (말복), the first of the final 10 hot days as defined by Korean tradition and the lunar calendar. And this summer in Korea, which has been a sweltering, record-breaking one, makes malbok that much more special. Across South Korea, that moment will…

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