Learn Korean Words with K-Pop – Let It Go by Hyorin (SISTAR)

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안녕하세요, everyone~

How are you today? Have you recovered from your Lunar New Year/American Superbowl festivities? Are you at home because of a snow day? I hear the middle part of the United States is getting pummeled with snow right now! I hope everyone stays safe!

Speaking of snow, I recently saw the movie “Frozen” (known as “겨울 왕국” (Winter Kingdom) in Korean) and became totally OBSESSED with the soundtrack. I listen to the song “Let It Go” almost every day on my way to the office, so if you are ever in Seoul and see a crazy forienger dancing and singing loudly, that’s probably me :D

Although I listen to the English version of “Let It Go” by Idina Menzel a lot, I also really enjoy the K-pop version by Hyorin :D

Check out Hyorin’s version here:

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Level 9 Lesson 23 – -(으)면서

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Similar to the English term “while”,  -(으)면서 can be used to add onto an action verb to describe doing an action at the same time as another. It can also be used to contrast two actions or can be used with nouns and the -이다 verb, but the translation to English is not always going to be “while”. Check out more about this structure in this lesson!

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How Do You Say “I want new shoes.” In Korean?

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Can you guess how Korean people would say “I want new shoes”? 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.

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TTMIK Culture Ramblings – Lunar New Year

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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!)

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Level 9 Lesson 22 / Word builder 20 / 시 (示, 視)

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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!

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[Ask Hyojin] Smartphone applications in Korea

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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!

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