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Tagged With: Korean phrases

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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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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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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Describing Different Personality Types

Here is a collection of Korean phrases useful for depicting the cast of characters that surrounds us every day. If you learn these idioms, you’ll be equipped to describe everyone — from a country bumpkin to a miserly friend. None of these are especially hard, so if you’re anywhere beyond the basic levels, you should … Continue reading »

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Korean for a Pick-up Artist

This is the script I wrote up for Street Korean a few weeks ago. 작업 걸다: to hit on A: 어제 공원에 혼자 앉아서 책 보고 있는데 어떤 여자가 옆에 앉아도 되냐고 하더라. B: 정말? 여자가 먼저 작업 거는 건 드문 일인데. 번호 따다: to get someone’s number A: 왜 그렇게 기분이 좋아 보여? B: … Continue reading »

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Five Head-related Idioms

This video is almost entirely in Korean, but for advanced learners, I think it’s a good opportunity to learn some useful idioms.  I’m also going to be covering this on my segment on TBS eFM this Friday morning at 10:30.  Tune in if you’re interested. 주제: ‘머리’에 관련된 표현 1. 머리를 쓰다: to use one’s head … Continue reading »

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More Explosive Korean Slang!

In the last round of Explosive Korean Slang, we took a look at some phrases that started with the double consonant, ㅃ . Today we continue on with the series, only this time we’ll be studying idioms and colloquial expressions that start with ㄸ . When pronouncing these letters, the important thing to remember is … Continue reading »

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Saying Your Age

I know I’ve already been over this a few times, but I just want to reiterate that this site will eventually be focused on intermediate to advanced Korean language learning. For the time being, however, I don’t have enough of a visitor base to narrow the content to a certain niche. If there are any … 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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학교에 관한 상급 단어들 (Advanced School Vocab)

  Podcast 6: Advanced School Vocab. (Hard) In today’s lesson, we’ll be taking a look at words related to school life. At first blush, you may, from the topic, assume that this is going to be an easy post, but I guarantee these ain’t your beginner’s school words. I suppose at some point I’d better … Continue reading »

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