TTMIK Culture Ramblings – Speaking Korean in Korea as a Foreigner

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You don’t necessarily need to speak the local language when you visit a foreign country, but even if you can speak just a little, your experience may be much better. In Korea, many Korean people will be pleasantly surprised and nicer to you even if you only know how to say “hello” or “thank you” in Korean. In this episode of TTMIK Culture Ramblings, Stephanie and Hyojin are joined by Alex (Alex’s YouTube) to talk about what it’s like to speak Korean in Korea as a foreigner.

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[Korean Pronunciation Guide] 평창 [pyeong-chang]

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If you are curious how to pronounce PyeongChang, the host city for the 2018 Winter Olympics, here’s our Korean Pronunciation Guide lesson on it!

평창 [pyeong-chang]

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Photo Vocabulary – 손잡이

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Learn new Korean vocabulary words from everyday photos taken in Korea! In this photo, you can see some colorful hand grips on a bus. You can listen to the free audio lesson below using the audio player embedded in this post, download the free mp3 file here, download the free PDF here, or view the PDF online right here.

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Meet up with the TTMIK team!

Let’s meet up! 여러분~ 만나요 :) If you are living in or visiting Korea, we are going to have a meet-up at 홍익 어린이 공원 a.k.a 홍대 놀이터 (Hong-ik Children’s Park or Hong-ik Free Park, near Hong-ik univeristy) at 2PM on April 19, 2014.

All the TTMIK teachers will be there as well as some other YouTubers you might be watching:)

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How do you say “Are you closed? (When asking a restaurant owner)” in Korean?

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How would you say “Are you closed?” in Korean? Teacher 경화(Kyung-hwa) is going to explain it in detail in this video. Enjoy!

In this video series, “How Do You Say This In Korean,” we choose one of your questions about how to say certain things in Korean and let you know not only how to say it, but also how the sentence is formed.

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