Learn Korean Words with K-Pop – 썸(Some) – Junggigo and Soyu from SISTAR ft. Lil Boi of Geeks

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Hello everyone! How has your day been?

The song for today’s lesson in learning Korean words from K-pop is…썸(Some) by Junggigo and Soyu from girl group SISTAR, featuring Lil Boi from Geeks!

The song was a big hit in Korea when it was released, and I heard it playing on the streets almost everywhere I went in Seoul during the period that it was promoted – it was THAT popular. 

The word ‘썸’ is used colloquially to describe the complicated love relations between a man and a woman. ‘썸’ is a shortened form of ‘썸씽’(something), which kind of describes the vague and murky relationship between a man and a woman that are NOT a couple, but seem to be slightly more than friends.

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K-pop: Odebak and fatdoo

Picture this – sitting along a street, eating and drinking in a tent using a cardboard box as a table. The air is thick with the sound of merriment and the smell of hot, freshly made street food. Behind you, many others are also gathered around cardboard boxes, talking and laughing with their friends.

This is a typical university school festival in Korea, also known as ‘대동제’ (Daedongjae).

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International Cover #5 Announcement

Do you like listening to Korean songs? Good! Do you also like to sing Korean songs? Even better! We have another International Cover collaboration coming up soon. We have made four videos in this series so far and every time we do this, more and more people participate so it is becoming more fun each time! The song we have chosen this time is 혼자가 아닌 나 by 서영은.

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K-Word Showdown: Differences between similar Korean words

We are very happy to introduce K-Word Showdown to you all! It is our brand-new audio program that is designed to help you understand the subtle yet important differences between similar or related Korean words and expressions. We have received a lot of questions about the differences between word pairs like 지금/이제, 그립다/보고 싶다, 지루해요/심심해요, and 피곤해요/힘들어요. So we have compiled 30 such pairs of words that can be used incorrectly if you do not fully understand the differences.

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