Catch The Wave – 이거 반으로 잘라 주세요 + 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 9, 2015. Enjoy!

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News In Korean – January 20, 2015 (Sample)

안녕하세요! 이번 주의 샘플 뉴스 기사입니다. Listen to and study with a sample News In Korean audio track about many local citizens complaining about not getting the same kind of discounts that foreign tourists are getting. News In Korean is a monthly subscription service that delivers 6 short news articles each week, each of them recorded at three different speeds, complete with transcripts, translations and vocabulary lists. You can learn more about it at http://talktomeinkorean.com/newsinkorean. 한국어 뉴스를 들으면서 정보도 접하고, 새로운 표현들도 배워 보세요!

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Chat with us LIVE on Hello Talk (January 23, 2015)

HelloTalk-Live-Chat

여러분은 한국어 연습을 어떻게 하고 있으세요? How are you practicing your Korean skills? One of the best ways to practice and improve any language is to talk with native speakers. One way to do that is through our 1:1 speaking sessions on TTMIK Live, and another great way to find language exchange partners is through the Hello Talk app. We really like the app and we love using it ourselves, so we wanted to organize a session where we can talk to our TTMIK students in real time.

So we are going to be online on the Hello Talk app this Friday, from 1PM to 3PM. That’s January 23, 2015 in Korean Standard Time (GMT + 9). Please join us during those hours and talk to us in Korean! You can ask us questions that you’ve had for a while (about anything!), or practice speaking (using the voice message function) with us!

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How 반말 Works – Casual/Informal Language in Korean

banmal

As you may already be familiar with it, there are mainly two politeness levels in Korean: 반말 [ban-mal] and 존댓말 [jon-daet-mal]. There are various types and levels within 반말 and 존댓말, but very broadly, 반말 refers to casual and informal language, whereas 존댓말 refers to formal and polite language. At first, when you are strangers, you start off with 존댓말, but depending on how well you know the other person and how old you are in comparison with the other person, you might start using 반말. But due to exposure to many K-pop songs, Korean dramas and movies, where you can see a lot of 반말 sentences without much contextual clues, We find that many Korean learners seem to overuse 반말.

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Kyung-hwa Learns to Bake Fruit Tart (ft. 달셰프) – 과일 타르트 만들기

Kyunghwa Learns to Bake Tart

We recently hosted a dessert flea market at our You Are Here cafe in collaboration with a well-known online dessert community, the ‘달셰프’ team. The week before that, teacher 경화 joined them in their 3-hour live show where she learned how to make some delicious fruit tart. Here’s a glimpse of what went on during the live show.

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