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Level 3

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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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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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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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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“I’ve got mad Korean skills, yo!”

Korean Champ Podcast 9: Bragging in Korean about your Korean   Originally Posted: July 4, 2011 In today’s lesson, we discuss Westerners’ favorite pastime: bragging about their Korean skills. Even nine years into my study of Korean, I still wouldn’t call myself “fluent” and honestly, I’m not even sure what that expression means.  Does it … Continue reading »

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할까 말까 하다 (I’m thinking about it)

Podcast 8 (I’m thinking about it) Originally posted: July 18, 2011 ____ 할까 말까 해요 BEGINNER This is an expression that — if my memory serves me correctly — is taught in Level 2. It is a handy way to say that you are trying to make your mind up between two different courses of … Continue reading »

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You’re pretty good at Korean for a ______ (치고는)

Podcast 5: You’re pretty ~ for a ~ (~치고는) (Medium) For a ~ (~치고는) If your looking to lay a compliment on your counterpart but are one of those people who thinks that outright praise must always be garnished with a dash of condescension, this is the perfect phrase for you! 외국인치고는 한국어 잘하네요. He’s … Continue reading »

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~는 것 같아요 (It seems like ____ )

Podcast 2: It Seems Like (Easy) For today’s lesson, we are going to be taking a look at a pattern in Korean that is probably most analogous to “it seems like ____ .”  If the verb tense is accordingly conjugated, the form can be used in the past, present and future tense, making it especially … Continue reading »

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