Tag Archives: Vocabulary
Let’s Have a Korean Conversation: Part 2 Posted by Linda 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.
Hwaiting: ‘Fighting’ Posted by Transparent Language 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…