[Ask Hyojin] Country names in Korean

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Do you know how to spell and read your country’s name in Korean? Sometimes it is completely different from the original pronunciation in your own language or in English, and sometimes it is almost the same as the English name, but with Korean pronunciation. In this Ask Hyojin episode, Hyojin and Ben tell you how to read and spell some country names in Korean.

You can click HERE to see the list of all the country names in Korean if your country hasn’t been mentioned in the video :)

List of country names in Korean

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Learn Korean Words with K-pop – 노약자석 (Noyakjaseok) by Odebak and Fatdoo

K-pop: Odebak and fatdooHappy New Year, everyone! 새해 복 많이 받으세요~! Are you ready for all the great things 2014 has in store for you? I know I sure am! I’m also ready for warmer weather, but it’s only January, so I might have to wait a while for that…

Anyways! For this year’s first Learn Korean Words with K-Pop blog post, I’ve chosen a couple things from “노약자석” (Noyakgaseok) by 오대박 and 팻두 (Odebak and Fatdoo). 오대박 revealed to us that this song was actually inspired by our very first TTMIK Iyagi episode! How awesome is that?
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TTMIK Level 9 Lesson 19 – Advanced Situational Expressions: 오랜만에 만났을 때

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Welcome to another lesson in the Advanced Situational Expressions series. Throughout this series, we take a look at common situations and some of the advanced expressions you can use in each of them. In this Advanced Situational Expressions lesson, we are going to take a look at some expressions you can use or expect to hear when you meet someone after not seeing them for a long time.

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How NOT To Say “I want it” in Korean

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When learning a new language, it is both very natural and important to make a lot of mistakes along the way, and many of the mistakes come from direct translation attempts. From the lessons in the series How Not To Say It In Korean, you can learn about some of the most common mistakes among Korean learners and also how to say the same things more naturally and correctly.

In this lesson, you can learn how NOT to say “I want it” in Korean and learn a more correct and natural way to say it. To see all the lessons in this series, please [click here].

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Pre-order for My Weekly Korean Vocabulary (Book 1)

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In just 12 weeks you can develop a more robust vocabulary and speak Korean more fluently with the My Weekly Korean Vocabulary book!

[Pre-order here]

If you are tired of memorizing vocabulary and seeing very little progress, this book offers an alternative way to learn and apply Korean vocabulary words and sentences to your life at whatever level of Korean you are comfortable with so you actually learn the words rather than simply memorizing. Each day you have one new keyword, and built upon that keyword are 20 additional phrases and sentences that get progressively longer.

You can use this book as a 12-week study aid or as a reference book. Stash it in your backpack or purse to use a phrasebook when you’re traveling around Korea. It does not matter how to use this book or what your level of Korean is as long as you know how to read 한글 (Hangeul)! Whether you are a beginner or advanced Korean learner, everyone can benefit from using the My Weekly Korean Vocabulary book.

This book is based on the popular e-book series, “My Weekly Korean Vocabulary” [available here]. If you already got the e-books or were interested in getting them but also wanted them in a book format, don’t miss out on this pre-order opportunity!

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TTMIK Level 9 Lesson 18 – -(으)ㄹ까 보다

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In this lesson, we are looking at how -(으)ㄹ까 보다 is used in a sentence. As you’ve learned from Level 3 Lesson 4, when you add the ending -(으)ㄹ까 after a verb stem, it can express an assumption (e.g. 내일 비가 올까요? = Do you think it will rain tomorrow?). With  -(으)ㄹ까 보다, an assumption is also implied, but you can also express concern, the reason for a decision, or an inclination to do something.

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[Ask Hyojin] How much Konglish do you understand?

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How familiar are you with Konglish? A lot of Korean learners often find it difficult to spell or understand Konglish words.  However, when you learn Korean,  sometimes you hear some broken English expressions commonly used in Korean, or a foreign word pronounced like a Korean word. So, in this Ask Hyojin episode, Hyojin and Ben introduces some commonly used Konglish words and show you how to spell them as well.

Enjoy the video:D

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