News In Korean – Comedy Club Charging Per Laughter

Every week, we deliver 6 short news articles written and recorded in Korean along with commentaries to those who subscribe to NEWS IN KOREAN [subscribe here]. But for those of you who just want to study with free lessons, we are publishing one of the articles for free on our website, recorded at normal speed. If you want to study with more articles and see the translation as well as vocabulary lists, check out the sample articles here [link].


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관객이 웃을 때마다 돈을 받는 코미디 클럽

웃음 한 번의 값은 얼마일까요? 스페인 바르셀로나의 한 코미디 클럽에서는 관객들이 한 번 웃을 때마다 돈을 받는 시스템을 실험 중이라고 합니다. 관객이 많이 웃으면 웃을수록 공연이 재미있 다는 뜻이 되기 때문에 돈을 더 많이 받는다고 하는데, 한 번 웃을 때마다 0.3 유로씩 책정이 되 고, 24 유로가 되면 더 이상 금액이 올라가지 않습니다. 이 극장에서는 의자에 얼굴 인식 소프트 웨어가 설치된 태블릿을 달아서, 관객들의 얼굴의 움직임을 파악합니다. 코미디 공연을 보러 오 는 사람들의 숫자가 줄어들어서 이러한 아이디어를 낸 것인데, 현재까지는 사람들이 내는 평균 관람료가 일반 티켓보다 6 유로 높아서, 긍정적인 결과가 나오고 있다고 합니다.

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How Do You Say “I look stupid, don’t I?” In Korean?

When you have obviously made a mistake, or when you are not very happy with your outfit of the day, maybe you will want to ask your friend “I look stupid, don’t I?” How do you say that in Korean? Teacher 경화 will introduce how to say that naturally in everyday Korean.

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. Do you have a particular sentence you want to know how to say in Korean? Ask Kyung-hwa to feature your sentence by filling out [this form]. Thank you for studying with us! 감사합니다.

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Describe This Picture: Winter Alley

Describe This Picture is a lesson series where you can learn new vocabulary words and expressions related to a photograph. Beginner-level learners can learn new words, and intermediate-level learners can pick up new ways to describe things!

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News In Korean – Sensitive Robotic Fingers

Every week, we deliver 6 short news articles written and recorded in Korean along with commentaries to those who subscribe to NEWS IN KOREAN [subscribe here]. But for those of you who just want to study with free lessons, we are publishing one of the articles for free on our website, recorded at normal speed. If you want to study with more articles and see the translation as well as vocabulary lists, check out the sample articles here [link].


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사람 손보다 100배 민감한 로봇 손가락

로봇 기술이 계속해서 발달하고 있지만, 아직까지는 로봇들의 움직임은 사람에 비해서 부자연스럽고 민첩하지 못합니다. 하지만 미국 메사추세츠 공과대학(MIT)의 연구진은 최근, 사람 손보다 훨씬 예민한 로봇 촉각센서를 개발했다고 밝혔습니다. 이번에 MIT에서 개발한 로봇 촉각센서는, 사물의 위치와 움직임을 빠른 속도로 파악해서 정확하게 미세한 조종을 할 수 있다고 합니다. 연구진에 따르면 이 센서를 이용하면 로봇의 손가락을 사람의 손가락보다 100배 예민하게 만들 수 있다고 합니다. 이번 연구를 통해서 로봇의 움직임이 훨씬 정교해지고 자연스러워질 수 있게 되었는데, 앞으로 다양한 분야에 활용될 수 있을 것으로 예상됩니다.

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How Do You Say “How long will you be here?” In Korean?

Let’s say you are hanging out with someone, and you’d like to talk to this person a little more, but you get a phone call and have to go back to your office to take care of an urgent matter. You might want to ask “How long will you be here?” and try to come back soon. Or if you meet someone who is traveling, you might also want to ask “For how long will you stay here?” Learn how to say “How long will you be here?” in Korean from 경화 선생님 with this video lesson.

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. Do you have a particular sentence you want to know how to say in Korean? Ask Kyung-hwa to feature your sentence by filling out [this form]. Thank you for studying with us! 감사합니다.

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