Iyagi #130 / 엄마의 잔소리 / Mom’s nagging / Natural talk in 100% Korean

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What does your mom usually nag you about? In this Iyagi episode, 석진 and 경화 talk about 엄마의 잔소리. Listen in and find out what Korean moms typically nag their children about.

You can listen to all the episodes in the Iyagi series by clicking here. If you have a topic that you want us to cover but we haven’t, please leave us comments and suggestions! Thank you! 감사합니다.

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TTMIK Books Are Here!

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Finally! We are very happy to share this news with you. We finally have our first TTMIK books in our hands now. Ever since we launched the website, TalkToMeInKorean.com, we have been working very hard everyday (sometimes even on weekends and holidays!) to continue creating useful and interesting learning material for Korean learners around the world.

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Level 8 Lesson 29 / Advanced Situational Expressions: When You Feel Happy

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Hello, everyone! In this Advanced Situational Expressions lesson, we are looking at various ways to say that you’re feeling good or happy about something. Whether you’re going on a vacation and want to say “I’m really excited!” or something went really well at work and you want to brag to all your co-workers about how good it is, you’ll learn how to say those things and more here!

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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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