Street Korean Episode 2 – Sinchon (신촌(1/2)) – Words You See on the Streets

Welcome to our new series Street Korean! Even after studying a lot of Korean, when you finally arrive in Korea and walk around, you will notice a lot of words and expressions that you have NEVER learned before – and that’s not your fault. There is always a limit to what textbooks and most language courses can teach you especially when it comes to what you can see out in the streets – signs, product names, advertisements, etc..

In this episode of Street Korean, Jina Kim and Terris Brown went to 신촌 (Sinchon).

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How Do You Say “Do you mind if I speak to you in Korean?” In Korean?

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Have you ever wanted to speak to someone in Korean but you did not quite know how to ask that politely because you felt like the other person wanted to speak in English or another language? Well, you can at least try letting the other person know that you are interested in speaking in Korean, and to do that, you need to know how to say “Do you mind if I speak to you in Korean?”

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Korean Onomatopoeia – 한국어 의성어

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I chanced upon this info graphic on Korean onomatopoeia over at Dom & Hyo, and I found it really interesting, so I decided to I pick some words and phrases from the list to share with all of you!

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Street Korean Episode 1 – Hongdae (홍대) – Words You See on the Streets

Welcome to our new series Street Korean! Even after studying a lot of Korean, when you finally arrive in Korea and walk around, you will notice a lot of words and expressions that you have NEVER learned before – and that’s not your fault. There is always a limit to what textbooks and most language courses can teach you especially when it comes to what you can see out in the streets – signs, product names, advertisements, etc.. So we are presenting to you this new series, Street Korean, featuring Jina Kim and Terris Brown. In the first episode, they went to 홍대 (Hongdae).

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Learn Korean Words with K-Pop – 썸(Some) – Junggigo and Soyu from SISTAR ft. Lil Boi of Geeks

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Hello everyone! How has your day been?

The song for today’s lesson in learning Korean words from K-pop is…썸(Some) by Junggigo and Soyu from girl group SISTAR, featuring Lil Boi from Geeks!

The song was a big hit in Korea when it was released, and I heard it playing on the streets almost everywhere I went in Seoul during the period that it was promoted – it was THAT popular. 

The word ‘썸’ is used colloquially to describe the complicated love relations between a man and a woman. ‘썸’ is a shortened form of ‘썸씽’(something), which kind of describes the vague and murky relationship between a man and a woman that are NOT a couple, but seem to be slightly more than friends.

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