TTMIK Culture Ramblings – Public Display of Affection

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Although it is not as uncommon as it once was, PDA (Public Display of Affection) in Korea is still not seen as much as it is other places in the world. PDA can also have a different meaning in Korea since hand-holding and linking arms with friends is seen more often than a couple holding hands or cuddling in public. Listen in as Hyojin, Kerri (expatkerri), and Stephanie chat about their experiences and thoughts on PDA in Korea.

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TTMIK Level 9 Lesson 26 – Advanced Idiomatic Expressions – 시간 (time)

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 In this Advanced Idiomatic Expressions lessons, we give you 12 phrases related to 시간 (time) that you can use when you want to say “I don’t have time”, “stop wasting time”, “do you have enough time?” and so on. The sentences in this series do not have word-by-word breakdown, but they do have an English translation. You can memorize these sentences and/or break them down on your own to review vocabulary and sentence structures. However you choose to study, make sure you come back and study with us every day! Have fun 🙂

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[Ask Hyojin] Being a Vegetarian in Korea – Kerri’s Experience

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Vegetarianism (채식 주의) is a relatively new concept for a lot of people in Korea. Even though it is changing and more and more people have learned about vegetarianism, there are still many people who think that only Buddhist monks are vegetarians. Since there are a lot of Korean foods are meat-based, you might think it’d be difficult to survive in Korea as a vegetarian. But, here, we have Kerri (expatkerri) who will share her experience in Korea as a vegetarian and teach you some important phrases you should know as a vegetarian as well as giving you some tips to help you!  Enjoy the video! 🙂

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How Do You Say “What is the filling inside mandu?” In Korean?

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How would you say “What is the filling inside mandu?” in Korean? 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 – Food

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When you travel to a foreign country, one of the first things you might do is eat! Food is one of the best ways to learn about a culture, even if you don’t know the language all that well. No matter where you go, there will be foods that are strange but super delicious, and some things that look great, but aren’t so tasty. Korea has so many different and interesting food choices that the learning experience is nearly never-ending no matter how long you have lived in Korea. Listen to Kerri (expatkerri), Hyojin, and Stephanie talk about some great and interesting food experiences they’ve had in Korea!

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Level 9 Lesson 25 – Advanced Situational Expressions: 길을 물어볼 때

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Have you ever gotten lost in Korea and had to ask someone for directions? Or have you ever been mistaken for someone who is from the area and got asked for directions? Either way, if you know some basic expressions with which you can give or ask for directions to a certain place, you can learn some more advanced expressions through this lesson! After listening to this lesson, be sure to practice by leaving comments or at our writing correction service, HaruKorean.com!

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