Learn Korean Today

Welcome to our new South Korean distance learning training blog.  Our goal is to provide support for our student backpack Korean journalists that want to create audio and video podcasts in Korean.

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Teacher Kyung-hwa answers questions by listeners about how to say certain things in Korean. Enjoy! http://TalkToMeInKorean.com

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Do you know how to wish someone a happy birthday? Yes, 생일 축하해요 is the phrase. How about other types of days? In English you can just put the word “Happy” in front of most occasions, but in Korean it is done slightly differently. Find out the different in this video lesson.

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In our 8th Korean vocabulary with Pictures video, Hyojin introduces five words that you can find in the picture below. Enjoy the video and learn how to say snow, winter, sign, motorcycle and grocery store in Korean!

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If you have a Korean friend, you might have heard about a smartphone application, 카카오톡 or 카톡.

In this Ask Hyojin epsiode, Hyojin and Keith explain what “카톡해요?” means, and talk about 카카오톡 and how Korean people use the app.

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How Do You Say This In Korean? – 15 Feb 2013

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In our 7th Korean vocabulary with Pictures video, Kyeong-hwa introduces five words that you can find in the picture below.

Enjoy the video and learn how to say cloud, shoe lace, real estate agency, electric cable and elbow in Korean!

구름[gu-reum] = cloud

신발끈[sin-bal-kkeun] = shoe lace

부동산[bu-dong-san] = real estate agency

전깃줄[jeon-git-jul] = electric cable

팔꿈치[pal-kkum-chi] = elbow

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“Did you know that you are at least one year older in Korea?

Korea has a different age counting system and according to the “”Korean age,”” you become one or two year older in Korea.

In this Ask Hyojin episode, Hyojin and our special guest, Keith, explains how it works and how to calculate your Korean age.”

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Learn how to correctly pronounce 설날!

설날 can refer to both the New Year’s Day in the Gregorian Calendar and the New Year’s Day in the lunar calendar. The recent trend is, however, that 설날 refers more often to the lunar new year’s day rather than January 1st in the Gregorian Calendar. The first day in the year in the Gregorian Calendar is often called 새해 첫날 [sae-hae cheot-nal] or just 1월 1일 [i-reol i-ril]. 설날, the lunar new year’s day, is one of the top two most important Korean traditional holidays. The exact date of 설날 in the Gregorian Calendar can change depending on the lunar calendar of the particular year, but it’s usually in February. The day before 설날, the 설날 day itself and the following day are a 3-day official holiday period.

To read more about 설날, please visit

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_New_Year

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In our 6th Korean Vocabulary with Pictures video, Hyojin introduces five words that you can find in the picture below, where a man is making some vegetable pancakes. Enjoy the video and learn how to say vegetable pancake, window, ear, plastic bag and apron in Korean!

전 [jeon] = vegetable pancake

앞치마 [ap-chi-ma] = apron

창문 [chang-mun] = window

귀 [gwi] = ear

비닐봉지 [bi-nil-bong-ji] = plastic bag

After watching the video, be sure to say all the words in the picture out loud and try to use them whenever you can!

If you want to study more Korean vocabulary, check out “My Weekly Korean Vocabulary” at MyKoreanStore.com!

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Learn how to correctly pronounce the name of 려욱 (ryeo-uk), a member of Super Junior. For more pronunciation guides and Korean lessons, visit http://TalkToMeInKorean.com : )

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Have you seen people eating seaweed soup on their birthdays in Korean dramas?

In this episode of “Ask Hyojin”, teacher Hyojin explains why Korean people eat seaweed soup (미역국) on their birthdays and talks about Korean birthday culture.

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Welcome back to another Korean Vocabulary with Pictures lesson! In this episode, Hyunwoo will help you learn some words we can find in a photo of teacher Seokjin. In this photo, you can see Seokjin is sitting on the bus, smiling. If there are other words that you’d like to know how to say in Korean, please let us know in the comments!

턱 [teok] = chin, jaw

볼 [bol] = cheek

어깨 [eo-kkae] = shoulder

광고 [gwang-go] = advertisement

손잡이 [son-ja-bi] = hand grip

After watching the video, be sure to say all the words in the picture out loud and try to use them whenever you can!

If you want to study more Korean vocabulary, check out “My Weekly Korean Vocabulary” at MyKoreanStore.com!

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