How often do you make a promise by crossing your little finger with the other person’s little finger? In Korea, there are a few variations that people (especially children) use to be a little more playful when making pinky promises, and we are introducing a few of them in this video lesson.
What kind of 선물(presents) do you like to receive on your 생일(birthday)? In today’s TTMIK Story Time video, Kyeong-eun talks about the kind of presents that she likes to receive from friends on her birthday. Watch this video to see how much you understand, and if you want to study with our detailed video lesson and e-books, you can subscribe for regular updates at http://talktomeinkorean.com/storytime : )
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 May 29, 2015. Enjoy!
It’s time again to upgrade your Korean skills with news articles! If you could set a world record, what would it be? A woman in the USA decided to cross the Pacific Ocean by rowing a boat! Find out what kind of challenge is waiting for her through one of the articles in today’s News In Korean post. You can listen to a sample audio recording right here and sign up to receive regular updates at talktomeinkorean.com/newsinkorean : )
How do you laugh? And how do you write that laughter in your language? There are dozens of words that describe the sounds of people laughing, and we introduce some of the most commonly used ones in this video. Please remember that people DO NOT actually make the same sounds as the words when they laugh, but they are just representations of the sounds in written form, in comic books and in TV show subtitles, etc.
This is an edited highlights video from the Live Korean Q&A session broadcast earlier today. The original broadcast was over an hour long, so we trimmed it down to just 8 minutes. We plan to do these live Q&A sessions as often as we can, and we will announce the schedule for the week on our website. We answer questions from the comments posted on YouTube during the live chat, comments on our website, on Twitter as well as through the language exchange app Hello Talk. (Download the app at http://hellotalk.com and add Hyunwoo with his ID “ever4one”.)
Do you like video games? A lot of people play games on their mobile devices these days, buy a couple of decades ago, game arcades were very popular. In today’s Story Time, Seokjin talks about his memories from his childhood about video game arcades. Watch this video to see how much you understand, and if you want to study with our detailed video lesson and e-books, you can subscribe for regular updates at http://talktomeinkorean.com/storytime : )
A lot of people both in and outside of South Korea seem to be worried about the MERS (메르스: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus) situation in South Korea. Many people asked us if we could talk about this, so here’s a short video explaining what is happening in general. We tried not to include too much of our personal views and tried to just give you what we’ve observed and learned about. What are your thoughts about the current situation? Please let us know in the comment!
Do you often start your day with morning coffee? Many researches are conducted on the effects that caffeine has on the human body, and in the research that we mention in one of today’s News In Korean articles, they found suitable hours for drinking coffee. You can listen to a sample audio recording right here and sign up to receive regular updates at talktomeinkorean.com/newsinkorean : )
Have you bought anything related that you’d never bought before? Seokjin recently bought a kind of hat that he would normally never buy, and he seems to like it quite a lot. In today’s Story Time video, Seokjin tells us why he bought this hat. Watch this video to see how much you understand, and if you want to study with our detailed video lesson and e-books, you can subscribe for regular updates at http://talktomeinkorean.com/storytime : )