Every week, we deliver 6 short news articles written and recorded in Korean along with commentaries to those who subscribe to NEWS IN KOREAN [subscribe here]. But for those of you who just want to study with free lessons, we are publishing one of the articles for free on our website, recorded at normal speed. If you want to study with more articles and see the translation as well as vocabulary lists, check out the sample articles here [link].
This Week’s Featured Article
사람 손보다 100배 민감한 로봇 손가락
로봇 기술이 계속해서 발달하고 있지만, 아직까지는 로봇들의 움직임은 사람에 비해서 부자연스럽고 민첩하지 못합니다. 하지만 미국 메사추세츠 공과대학(MIT)의 연구진은 최근, 사람 손보다 훨씬 예민한 로봇 촉각센서를 개발했다고 밝혔습니다. 이번에 MIT에서 개발한 로봇 촉각센서는, 사물의 위치와 움직임을 빠른 속도로 파악해서 정확하게 미세한 조종을 할 수 있다고 합니다. 연구진에 따르면 이 센서를 이용하면 로봇의 손가락을 사람의 손가락보다 100배 예민하게 만들 수 있다고 합니다. 이번 연구를 통해서 로봇의 움직임이 훨씬 정교해지고 자연스러워질 수 있게 되었는데, 앞으로 다양한 분야에 활용될 수 있을 것으로 예상됩니다.
Let’s say you are hanging out with someone, and you’d like to talk to this person a little more, but you get a phone call and have to go back to your office to take care of an urgent matter. You might want to ask “How long will you be here?” and try to come back soon. Or if you meet someone who is traveling, you might also want to ask “For how long will you stay here?” Learn how to say “How long will you be here?” in Korean from 경화 선생님 with this video lesson.
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. Do you have a particular sentence you want to know how to say in Korean? Ask Kyung-hwa to feature your sentence by filling out [this form]. Thank you for studying with us! 감사합니다.
Happy Hangeul Day 2014! Today is 한글날 (Hangeul Day), the official birthday of the writing system of the Korean language. To celebrate 한글날, we have prepared a fun giveaway, so have fun participating and enjoy the free audio program that we will be giving away!!
How to participate
1. Write your name in Hangeul and post it as a photo reply! 2. You can post it here in the comment for this post or on our Facebook page. 3. Or you can also post it on Twitter or Instagram and mention us so that we can see your name written in Korean.
What we are giving away (to everybody who participates):
Audio program that teaches you – Top 10 Korean Travel Phrases – 10 Fun Korean Slang Expressions
We’ll be looking forward to all your handwritings!! Have a great Hangeul Day! 여러분의 많은 참여 기다릴게요~!
Thank you to EVERYBODY who participated by submitting a photo of their names in beautifully handwritten Korean! We promised that we would give everybody who participated an audio program, so we did reach out to everybody, but since there were so many people who participated, we’ll post the link right here so you can access it simply by entering the password.
For everyone who is looking for more reading and listening material, we are now offering news articles written and recorded in Korean. We will publish and deliver 6 short news articles in Korean, recorded at 3 different speeds, and also publish 1 free article each week here on our website. If you are looking to expand your vocabulary and better understand how sentences are formed in Korean, please check out the SAMPLE ARTICLES and subscribe!
Describe This Picture is a lesson series where you can learn new vocabulary words and expressions related to a photograph. Beginner-level learners can learn new words, and intermediate-level learners can pick up new ways to describe things!