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Let’s Have a Korean Conversation: Part 2 Posted by on Jul 11, 2013

We received many requests for a transcript of Let’s Have a Korean Conversation: Part 1. So that you can follow along with the podcast, and to better understand the Hangul/written text and proper pronunciation, Hyojin prepared a transcript with translations and transliterations.

Learning Korean with Social Media: Podcast Posted by on Nov 24, 2012

Learning Korean with Social Media: Podcast with Linda and Hyojin. Our previous blog post, “Learning Korean with Social Media”, listed useful Korean phrases and words alongside English translations. This follow-up post provides you with a 15-minute podcast, walking you through the various Korean pronunciations that we listed (see below). We’ll also chat about helpful background…

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Learning Korean with Social Media Posted by on Nov 13, 2012

Learning Korean can be very time consuming. But using social media can help you gather quick, useful words and phrases. If you don’t have time to read our blog, please come visit us on Facebook and Twitter. We have a “Korean word of the day”, which is incorporated into a useful sentence. By building your…

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The Importance of Being a Tiger— Tiger Motifs in Korean Art Posted by on Dec 23, 2011

A tiger 호랑이, or the transliteration “ho-rang-i”, is a significant motif in Korean culture, especially in the realm of folklore and folk paintings. 호랑이들 represent courage and pride; they are also a good luck symbol. Korean folk paintings, known collectively as 민화, or the transliteration, “minhwa” were the common people’s art formin the late Joseon…

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Korean Vocabulary Related To Family Part 2 Posted by on Nov 30, 2009

아내 – wife (humble) 마누라 – wife (humble) 부인 – wife (honorific) 남편 – husband 자기 – often used by newlyweds to each other 여보 – used by married couples to each other 당신 – often used by married couples (formal term) 아들 – used for your own son 아드님 – used for other people’s…

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Korean Vocabulary Related to Family Posted by on Nov 27, 2009

What you’ll notice about Korean vocabulary related to the family is that there may be more than one way to address someone depending on your rank, age, and relation to the person. Shall we take a look? 아버지 – father (polite) 아버님 – father (very polite) 아빠 – dad (informal) 어머니 – mother (polite) 어머님…

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Korean Words Derived from English Posted by on Sep 17, 2009

The following words are Korean words derived from English. See if you can figure out the English word from the pronunciation of the Korean word. 1. 카리스마 2. 볼펜 3. 카메라 4. 핸드백 5. 카드 6. 컴퓨터 7. 헤어 스타일 8. 테니스 9. 텔레비전 10. 프로그램 11. 커피 12. 헤드폰 13. 엑스레이 14. 노트북 15…

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