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Tagged With: hard Korean

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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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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It’s useless!

-어/아 보았자(봤자): Even if you _____ it’s not going to _____ / It’s no use to ____ This is the perfect pattern to use when you want to tell someone that the suggested course of action is unlikely to yield any positive results and they’d be better off not doing it at all. It suggests … Continue reading »

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How to “Play” Instruments in Korean

Podcast 10: ‘Playing’ Instruments in Korean OK, it’s finally time for one of those higher-level posts I’ve been promising to write for the last year. Somewhere around Level 2, you probably started learn the Korean pronunciations for western instruments. Later on, you may have learned the words for the different families of instruments, e.g., winds, … Continue reading »

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