Water is taken for granted in everyday life in many parts of the world, but a lot of places are going through extreme droughts, including California in the USA. In one of the articles for today’s News In Korean delivery, we talk about the drought and countermeasures for it in California. You can listen to the sample news article recording right here, ready for you at normal speed. Receive regular updates and translation e-books by subscribing at talktomeinkorean.com/newsinkorean : )
So far, all of the paper books that the TalkToMeInKorean team has published are about the Korean language. We have a bunch of new books coming out this year on learning Korean, but our publishers would like to know if our listeners are also interested in learning more about the Korean culture and history through books. If we were to publish books on Korea’s culture and/or history, what kind of topics would you like to read about? And what kind of books (including Korean language reference books) would you like us to publish in the future? Please let us know in the comments!
What movie have you seen recently? Have you seen “Kingsman: The Secret Service”? In Korea, the movie has recorded over 6 million viewers and has a big influence on men’s fashion. More men are interested in suits and shoes because of the movie. You can listen to a sample article about that right here and if you want to get regular updates from News In Korean, you can sign up at http://talktomeinkorean.com/newsinkorean : )
Do you have a blog? If so, where do you host your blog and how do you get found by people? And just as importantly, where do you go if you want to find some good blogs? In Korea, there are a couple of websites that are by the majority of people who want to find information or good blogs, and they are usually called “portal websites”. Does your country have something like this too? In this episode of TTMIK Culture Ramblings, Hyunwoo and Stephanie talk about the Korean blogosphere.
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 March 27, 2015. Enjoy!
안녕하세요! 이번 주 News in Korean 샘플 뉴스 기사입니다. In your country, when people get married, who prepares the house for the married couple? Is it the couple themselves, or is it the parents that pay for it? In one of today’s News In Korean articles, we introduce how it differs from country to country. You can listen to the sample news article at normal speed here and also subscribe on our website to receive regular news updates along with translation and vocabulary list! http://talktomeinkorean.com/newsinkorean
Let’s describe another picture together in Korean! Thanks for all the great feedback about the format change in the last lesson. We are happy that you find this new format more useful. In this lesson, as well, we are going to introduce 5 relatively easy words and 5 difficult words, and then introduce 3 things that are happening in this photo and describe them in 3 different ways each. Wow. That’s going to be a LOT of Korean knowledge. Let’s get started right away!
It’s finally time for another International Cover video! This time, the song we will sing together is “헤어지지 못하는 여자, 떠나가지 못하는 남자” by 리쌍. You can watch the original music video here: http://goo.gl/CeyGBg
You probably will not be able to find how to say “friend request” in the English-Korean dictionary as well as other Facebook related phrases. 😉 In this video, teacher Kyung-hwa explains not only how they are written on the Facebook page, but also how Korean people usually say it in everyday situations. Enjoy!
Have you ever wondered why so many Korean middle-aged men and women wear the same hiking gear in the subway? Have you also noticed that the hiking fashion that they were is usually very expensive? In this episode of TTMIK Culture Ramblings, Stephanie and Hyunwoo talk about what seems to have become a part of the modern-day Korean culture now among middle-aged people – hiking gear.