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Genderlects in Korean

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in Learning Korean | 0 comments

Each language has various dialects, which are variations of the same language. These variations usually include vocabulary differences,...

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쿠데타 – Korean Pronunciation (Aspiration)

Posted by on Sep 20, 2013 in Learning Korean | 2 comments

As I’m sure most fans of K-pop know, G-Dragon recently came out with a few new songs, one of which is called “쿠데타” or...

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Expressing Reason (이유) in Korean

Posted by on Aug 16, 2013 in Featured, Learning Korean | 0 comments

There are many different ways to express reasons in Korean, and each of them has a slightly different feel and is used at a slightly...

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존댓말 (Polite) vs. 반말 (Informal) and Deferential Style

Posted by on Aug 2, 2013 in Korean Culture and Language, Learning Korean | 1 comment

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, Korean has many different styles and forms of speaking, which actually don’t exist in...

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사자성어 – Four Letter Proverbs

Posted by on Jul 5, 2013 in Featured, Korean Culture and Language, Learning Korean | 2 comments

Today I decided to teach something a little more tricky – 사자성어 – which are phrases in Korean that are four syllables long and...

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사투리 (Dialect)

Posted by on Jun 7, 2013 in Korean Culture and Language, Learning Korean | 0 comments

Today I’d like to talk about 사투리 or dialect, in Korea. As I am not Korean, I do not know everything there is to know about 사투리 and I...

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