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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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Easy Korean Phrases for the Restaurant

The last few posts have been fairly difficult, so I decided to draw up something easier for our beginning visitors. If you memorize the following easy phrases, you’ll be equipped to deal with the basics at any restaurant in Korea. As far as the romanization goes, I’m not using any particular system, just the spellings … 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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Korea.net Article

  There’s an article about me up on Korea.net.  I talked a lot about how I got started and what methods I used to learn Korean. Take a look if you’re interested. Clicking on the picture below will take you to the article.  

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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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Simple Prepositions and Position Words

Podcast 7: Simple Position Words in Korean This is going to be another basic-level post, so sorry in advance to all you Korean champs out there. Today we are going to take a look at how to express concepts like “above,” “below,” “next to,” “in front of” etc. in Korean.  Make sure you check out … 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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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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Korean Champ Podcast now on iTunes!

I finally got around to submitting our Korean Champ podcast to iTunes.  Now iTunes users can access the broadcast from any iOS device without visiting the site directly.  Downloading the podcast to your iPhone has the added feature of providing the written materials on screen.  When you’re listening to the show, just tap the screen … Continue reading »

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