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Author Archives: Michael

Whose pyun are you on, anyway?

How’s everyone been? This is my first new post in two years! Gonna try a little harder from now on. Stay tuned! —————————————————————— There are a few ways of expressing the idea of “direction” in Korean: 방향, 방면, 쪽 etc., but the focus of today’s class will be words and phrases derived from the Chinese … Continue reading »

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New Korean Video: Ordering Coffee in Korean!

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New YouTube Channel!

Hi, everyone! Since I began making my videos on the Korean language, I’ve been posting them on my main YouTube channel, English in Korean. To make it easier for everyone to find the videos they’re looking for, I decided to make a new channel just for the Korean-learning videos. Here’s the link! YouTube.com/KoreanChamp

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Korean Vacation Part 2: Gangnam!

여행: vacation 대충대충: halfheartedly 강: river 남(쪽): south 하천, 도랑: stream, creek 북쪽: north 동쪽: east 서쪽: west 군중: a crowd 붐벼요: It’s crowded. 빵: bread 빵집: bakery 학원: a private institute 교통 신호: a traffic signal 축구: soccer (football) 응원해요: I’m cheering (for my team) 친구: friend 친구랑 산책해요: I’m taking a walk with … Continue reading »

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Korean Vacation Part 1!

Please subscribe to my free YouTube channel! English in Korean on YouTube Hi, everyone! I’m finally back! I’m kicking off a new series called “Korean Vacation,” in which we’ll explore cool places in Korea and learn easy Korean phrases along the way. I’m going to be posting new videos every 10 days from now on, … Continue reading »

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한국어 관용어 사전!

  제가 2010년부터 작업해온 ‘한국어 관용어 사전’이 드디어 서점에 나왔어요! 하지만 제가 가본 모든 서점에는 거의 숨겨놓은 것처럼 안 보이는 데 진열되어 있었어요 ㅎㅎ. 원래 한국어 배우는 외국인을 위해서 쓴 것이지만 한국 속담이나 관용 표현들을 영어로 어떻게 말하는지 궁금해하는 한국인한테도 많은 도움이 될 것 같아요. This is the “Dictionary of Korean Idioms” that I’ve been … Continue reading »

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Korean to the Nth Degree!

If you’ve been pounding away at Korean for more than for few months now, you’re probably already familiar with the Korean suffix “도.” It is equivalent to “degree” in English and is attached to the end of a number to express the temperature, as in “38도 (38 degrees)” etc. It is also the word used … Continue reading »

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Korean Hat Slang!

KChamp Podcast 12: Korean Hat Slang!   If you’re living in Korea, you’ve probably noticed the hats with clever bits of Korean written on them that started showing up in the major party districts about two years ago.  Since it’s never a good idea to wear a hat emblazoned with a phrase you can’t understand, … Continue reading »

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I’m an Extrovert!

KChamp Podcast 11: ‘I’m an Extrovert!’ in Korean When describing oneself in English, the traditional fallback terms are “extrovert” and “introvert” or their cousins, “sociable” and “antisocial.” Today we are going to take a look at how you can express those ideas in Korean. 1. Extrovert: 외향적인 사람 Extroverted: 외향적 예문 A: 새 직원을 뽑는다고 … Continue reading »

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Saying “It Depends” in Korean

If you’ve been working at Korean for more than a few weeks, I’m sure you’ve experienced the frustration of not being able to find an appropriate translation for a particular word or phrase. Sometimes it’s a Korean phrase that no one seems to be able to translate into English for you, and sometimes it’s an … Continue reading »

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