Learn Korean Words with K-Pop – 누난 너무 예뻐(Replay) by SHINee

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Dear K-Pop fans, especially SHINee fans:

We’ve heard your requests loud and clear! This week, we thought about covering the latest SHINee song, “Sherlock”, but unfortunately, it turned out to be quite tricky to find useful expressions in the lyrics to use in everyday conversations. Perhaps this is because the theme of the song is a character from a novel, but the lyrics are a bit deceptive and impractical to use in conversation. In fact, we’ve found that most of SHINee’s songs have similar lyrics.

To still give you some SHINee, we went back to 4 years ago and chose to dissect their debut song, “누나 너무 예뻐.” As far as we remember, this song stood out on so many levels and was a perfect choice to help introduce SHINee to the world. The music, the choreography, the styles of the 5 handsome guys who can sing and dance……….

Okay! That’s enough fangirling! Let’s cut to the chase! :-)

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Korean Vocabulary with Pictures – #3 (Roof, Alley, Korean-style House, Wall, Mailbox)

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In our 3rd Korean Vocabulary with Pictures video, we are going to take a look at some items that you can see ask you walk the alleys of some residential areas in Seoul. If there are words that you’d like to know and we didn’t cover here in this picture, please let us know! Thank you for watching!

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[Ask Hyojin] What is “대한민국”?

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Do you know the name of Korea in Korean? Yes, it’s 한국. But did you know that there’s another way to call Korea in Korean? 대한민국 is a more formal name of Korea. If you are talking about Korea in a rather formal situation, how about calling it 대한민국 instead of calling it 한국? Or, you can also hear this name when people cheer for the Korean national team at sport matches such as the World Cup or the Olympics.

Do you have any other questions that you’d like to ask Hyojin? Let us know in the comments!

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Iyagi #128 / 체벌 / Corporal punishment / Natural talk in 100% Korean

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Are you in favor of corporal punishment? In this Iyagi episode, 석진 and 경화 talk about 체벌. Corporal punishment was banned in Korean schools a few years ago, but it was used extensively before then. Listen in and find out what memories they have of corporal punishment.

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Korean Vocabulary with Pictures – #2 (Pencil vase, Eye brow, Bookshelf, Necklace, Desk)

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In our 2nd Korean Vocabulary with Pictures video, we’ve identified five nouns that can be found in and around an office. These items can also be found elsewhere, but we just happened to take a picture of Hyojin sitting at her desk in the TTMIK office for this particular lesson. Enjoy the video and please leave us some comments! We love hearing from you :)

In this video lesson, Kyeonghwa explains how the five words introduced in the picture below are pronounced.

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