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Ten Easy Korean Phrases

Podcast 3: Ten Easy Phrases (Easy) It turns out that more than 80 percent of the people who visit this site are still in the very elementary levels of Korean, so I will continue to offer lessons for beginners from time to time.  I am really not a big fan of Romanizing the Korean alphabet, … Continue reading »

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The Korean Alphabet

Yeah, I know, this site is supposed to be for advanced learners, but I’ve found that a lot of visitors are still in the beginning stages of their Korean-language odyssey. I can’t just leave this sizable group high and dry, so I’ll do a few posts on elementary Korean from time to time. This post … Continue reading »

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‘비켜 주세요’ (Please step aside)

Today’s lesson is a little bit on the elementary side, but I’m sure even advanced learners will be able to find something of use. The video has some harder expressions too. When you are trapped behind a wall of people on the starboard side of Line 2 and it turns out that, alas, the port-side … Continue reading »

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약국에 갈 때 (A Visit to the Pharmacy)

I thought it might be helpful for everyone if I shared some useful vocab for use when visiting the pharmacy.   First off, if you’ve been in Korea for more than a few weeks, you’ve probably already noticed that Koreans are a little more strict about adhering to the “take this on a full stomach” … Continue reading »

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Easily Confused Place Names

There’s a limited amount of pronunciation information I can provide in text format, but here’s a little. If you’re already in an advanced class, you probably aren’t still having much trouble with this, but in this lecture we discuss some difficult pronunciations in Korean. One of the hardest for beginners is differentiating the vowel sounds … Continue reading »

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