How 반말 Works – Casual/Informal Language in Korean

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As you may already be familiar with it, there are mainly two politeness levels in Korean: 반말 [ban-mal] and 존댓말 [jon-daet-mal]. There are various types and levels within 반말 and 존댓말, but very broadly, 반말 refers to casual and informal language, whereas 존댓말 refers to formal and polite language. At first, when you are strangers, you start off with 존댓말, but depending on how well you know the other person and how old you are in comparison with the other person, you might start using 반말. But due to exposure to many K-pop songs, Korean dramas and movies, where you can see a lot of 반말 sentences without much contextual clues, We find that many Korean learners seem to overuse 반말.

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Kyung-hwa Learns to Bake Fruit Tart (ft. 달셰프) – 과일 타르트 만들기

Kyunghwa Learns to Bake Tart

We recently hosted a dessert flea market at our You Are Here cafe in collaboration with a well-known online dessert community, the ‘달셰프’ team. The week before that, teacher 경화 joined them in their 3-hour live show where she learned how to make some delicious fruit tart. Here’s a glimpse of what went on during the live show.

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In Hyunwoo’s Mind: B-boying – 비보잉에 대한 현우의 생각

여러분은 어떤 취미를 갖고 있으세요? 나라에 따라서 사람들이 흔히 즐기는 취미도 다를 것 같습니다. 이번 비디오에서는 현우 선생님이, 자신이 가장 좋아하는 취미인 비보잉에 대해서 이야기를 해 줄 거예요. 재미있게 봐 주세요! In this video lesson, teacher Hyunwoo talks about his thoughts and experiences related to b-boying, aka breakdancing.

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TTMIK Goes Bowling – 볼링장에 다녀왔어요!

여러분은 볼링 치러 가면 점수가 보통 몇 점 정도 나오나요? What is your average score in a bowling game? We are quite bad at it… in fact, we are terrible at bowling, but we still enjoyed having a nice friendly game among the three of us and we also enjoyed filming this for you! We hope you enjoy studying with this video! You can get the e-book containing a full transcript, translation, and vocab list on our store: http://goo.gl/o7VD7I 감사합니다!

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News In Korean – January 13, 2015 (Sample)

안녕하세요! 이번 주의 샘플 뉴스 기사입니다. Listen to and study with a sample News In Korean audio track about which books were the most popular among library-goers in the year of 2014. News In Korean is a monthly subscription service that delivers 6 short news articles each week, each of them recorded at three different speeds, complete with transcripts, translations and vocabulary lists. You can learn more about it at http://talktomeinkorean.com/newsinkorean. 한국어 뉴스를 들으면서 정보도 접하고, 새로운 표현들도 배워 보세요!

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Catch The Wave – 보통 어떻게 해야 돼요? + K-Pop Lyrics

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 January 2, 2015. Enjoy!

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Catch The Wave – 제가 뭐라고 부르면 될까요? + K-Pop Lyrics

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 December 26, 2014. Enjoy!

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