The Lunar New Year holiday, known as설날(seol-lal) in Korean, is a major holiday in Korean culture. People travel back to their home towns to meet with family, eat delicious and special foods, and perform ancestral rites. In this episode of TTMIK Culture Ramblings, listen to Seokjin and Kyung-hwa talk about their 설날family traditions with Stephanie (and you!)
Word Builder lessons are designed to help you understand how to expand your vocabulary by learning/understanding some common and basic building blocks of Korean words. The words and letters introduced through Word Builder lessons are not necessarily all Chinese characters, or 한자 [han-ja], and although many of them are based on Chinese characters, the meanings can be different from modern-day Chinese. Your goal, through these lessons, is to understand how words are formed and remember the keywords in Korean to expand your Korean vocabulary from there. You certainly don’t have to memorize the Hanja characters, but if you want to, feel free!
Do you use a smartphone? In Korea, you can see many people on their smartphones on the street, in the bus, in the subway, etc. While different people use different types of smartphone applications, there are several very common apps that many Korean people use. In this episode of Ask Hyojin, joined by Ben, Hyojin talks about some of the most widely-used smartphone applications in Korea. Enjoy!
Learn new Korean vocabulary words from everyday photos taken in Korea! It’s 공중전화 that you are looking at in this photo. 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.
Can you guess how Korean people would say “Can you do me a favor?” 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.