TTMIK Culture Ramblings – Buying Clothes

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Where do you usually shop for clothes? Have you ever purchased clothes in a foreign country? Was it difficult to find the right size? Korea can be a shopping paradise for some, as there are cheap markets all over the place. However, for others it can be a nightmare, as finding the right size can be very difficult.  In this episode of TTMIK Culture Ramblings, Charly (charlycheer), Stephanie and Hyojin talk about buying clothes. Enjoy!

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TTMIK Level 9 Lesson 28 – -(으)ㄹ 바에

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In Korean, in order to say something like “if I have to eat cold french fries, I’d rather not eat” or “if I am buying a suit, I might as well buy a matching tie”, using the structure -(으)ㄹ 바에 is the easiest way to make your point clear. -(으)ㄹ 바에 is used to indicate that a second option is much better than the first (not eating is better than eating cold french fries), but it can also mean “as long as you are doing + V”. Listen to this lesson and read the PDF to find out more about how to use -(으)ㄹ 바에.

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[Ask Hyojin] Being Black in Korea – Charly’s Experience

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We get a lot of questions from ‘black people (We used the term black for the reason we talked about in the video ^^) ‘ asking if it’s safe to come to Korea.  So, to answer that question, we invited Charly (CharlyCheer), who is a English teacher in Korea, and asked her to share her stories. We can’t say everyone has the same/similar experience as Charly but we hope this video can help many people if they are debating whether or not to come to Korea :)  Enjoy!

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