Hiking Gear – TTMIK Culture Ramblings

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Have you ever wondered why so many Korean middle-aged men and women wear the same hiking gear in the subway? Have you also noticed that the hiking fashion that they were is usually very expensive? In this episode of TTMIK Culture Ramblings, Stephanie and Hyunwoo talk about what seems to have become a part of the modern-day Korean culture now among middle-aged people – hiking gear.

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Ajumma – TTMIK Culture Ramblings

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In your opinion, how old should someone be to be safely considered an “ajumma”? Or does someone’s age NOT matter as much as the way in which someone behaves in making them an ajumma? Most women in their 30s or 40s will not want to be called an ajumma. That’s for sure. In this episode of TTMIK Culture Ramblings, Stephanie and Hyunwoo talked about the term ajumma and what they think are some characteristics of ajummas. This is not a Korean language lesson, so just sit back and relax, join us in the conversation through comments!

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Catch The Wave – 충분히 많이 먹었어요 + K-Pop Lyrics

Catch The Wave is a radio show that airs on Arirang Radio every day at 6PM KST, featuring many guests including Hyunwoo. On Fridays, Hyunwoo joins Adrien Lee, the host of the show, for the second half of the show at 7PM to introduce a useful Korean survival phrases, introduce a Korean song through its lyrics, play an audio clip sent in by a listener (which can be you!) and also answer some questions in real time. You can listen to the live shows as well as the recorded shows at http://arirangradio.com/catchthewave or watch recorded videos a couple week after each episode has been aired. This video is the recording of the show that aired on January 30, 2015. Enjoy!

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News In Korean – March 27, 2015 (Sample)

안녕하세요! 이번 주 News in Korean 샘플 뉴스 기사입니다.
How many hours of sleep do you get every night? Some people think it is always better to get more sleep if they can, but the results from a research suggest that 8 hours of sleep is “too much”. What do you think about this? In today’s News In Korean article, you can study with this article as well as two other Korean articles recorded at three different speeds. If you want to receive regular updates, please visit http://talktomeinkorean.com/newsinkorean and subscribe!

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