MERS – What’s Happening in South Korea?

A lot of people both in and outside of South Korea seem to be worried about the MERS (메르스: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus) situation in South Korea. Many people asked us if we could talk about this, so here’s a short video explaining what is happening in general. We tried not to include too much of our personal views and tried to just give you what we’ve observed and learned about. What are your thoughts about the current situation? Please let us know in the comment!

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News In Korean – June 12, 2015 (Sample)

Do you often start your day with morning coffee? Many researches are conducted on the effects that caffeine has on the human body, and in the research that we mention in one of today’s News In Korean articles, they found suitable hours for drinking coffee. You can listen to a sample audio recording right here and sign up to receive regular updates at talktomeinkorean.com/newsinkorean : )

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Hat – Seokjin – TTMIK Story Time

Have you bought anything related that you’d never bought before? Seokjin recently bought a kind of hat that he would normally never buy, and he seems to like it quite a lot. In today’s Story Time video, Seokjin tells us why he bought this hat. Watch this video to see how much you understand, and if you want to study with our detailed video lesson and e-books, you can subscribe for regular updates at http://talktomeinkorean.com/storytime : )

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Catch The Wave – 트렁크 좀 열어 주세요 + K-Pop Lyrics

Catch The Wave is a radio show that airs on Arirang Radio every day at 6PM KST, featuring many guests including Hyunwoo. On Fridays, Hyunwoo joins Adrien Lee, the host of the show, for the second half of the show at 7PM to introduce a useful Korean survival phrases, introduce a Korean song through its lyrics, play an audio clip sent in by a listener (which can be you!) and also answer some questions in real time. You can listen to the live shows as well as the recorded shows at http://arirangradio.com/catchthewave or watch recorded videos a couple week after each episode has been aired. This video is the recording of the show that aired on May 22, 2015. Enjoy!

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News In Korean – June 9, 2015 (Sample)

You probably know that chimpanzees are smart, but did you also know that they prefer cooked food over raw food? A research team did an experiment on them and found that chimpanzees also have the cognitive ability to understand the process of and the patience for cooking! You can listen to a sample audio recording right here and sign up to receive regular updates at talktomeinkorean.com/newsinkorean : )

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Traffic Congestion – Hyunwoo – TTMIK Story Time

Traffic can be pretty bad at times in almost any big city, and Seoul is no exception. On top of that, since people didn’t expect that there would be so many cars in the future when they were building most of the houses and roads many decades ago, there is hardly enough parking space for most cars. Hyunwoo talks about this in today’s Story Time video, and if you want to study with the full translation and receive regular updates, you can subscribe at http://talktomeinkorean.com/storytime : ) Watch this video to see how much you understand, and if you want to study with our detailed video lesson and e-books, you can subscribe for regular updates at http://talktomeinkorean.com/storytime : )

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Crossword Puzzle [Beginner Level] #2

Many of you liked our previous crossword puzzle, so here’s a new one! Crossword puzzles are a fun way to check your Korean vocabulary power and also learn some new words through the answers that you failed to get. Try solving this puzzle and tell us how well you did! We still don’t know how frequently or regularly we will be able to post these, but we will do our best to post them often, so please stay tuned!

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