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  • Binge-worthy: The Halloween Edition

    Tomorrow is Halloween, which is one of my favorite holidays, even though I hate the whole costume/party aspect of it. I enjoy the spookier stuff and have been indulging since the beginning of the month, which may have contributed to me being more paranoid than usual when something creepy happened about a week ago.


  • 8 Interesting Ways to Stay Warm This Winter

    Korea is a country of four seasons. It has a gorgeous spring with so many different kinds of flowers in full bloom, including everyone’s favorite: cherry blossoms. It has a hot and humid summer that is at its best at the beginning and end of the season. It also has a short fall, during which the leaves turn into beautiful rustic colors all around the country. And finally, it has a winter that is cold and dry, and sometimes snowy as well.

    And because winter in Korea does get cold, it’s important to know just how to get through it without freezing. Maybe even take a little enjoyment by finding ways to stay warm. Even if you come from a colder region, the difference in climate, and the way the buildings here are built and heated, just may come as a surprise to you. But if you read this post, you’ll absolutely be prepared to take on your next winter in Korea!

     


  • Korean FAQ – 안 vs 못 | Negative Verbs

    I've often heard 안 and 못 misused by Korean learners - especially 안. And while it's simple to just say "안 means doesn't and 못 means can't" this explanation doesn't fully cover why people make this error to begin with. I'll also talk about how to use each one, as well as what Pure Korean verbs are.

    Feel free to leave your own suggestions for future Korean FAQ videos or any new video here or in the video's comment section.

    The post Korean FAQ – 안 vs 못 | Negative Verbs appeared first on Learn Korean with GO! Billy Korean.


  • How To Say ‘Kitchen’ In Korean

    What kind of a house or an apartment do you live in? How many rooms does it have? How would you describe each room? Better yet, do you know how to name and describe each of the rooms in Korean yet?

    Today we will learn how to say kitchen in Korean. Now, we are not psychics, we don’t know exactly what your kitchen looks like! However, what we can do is to help you getting started describing the kitchen in your home. Perhaps even kitchen’s in other people’s homes, or restaurants! Let’s get learning!

     

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  • Getting Around in Korea

    Whether you are in Korea just to visit or living here, knowing how to get around is very important. Not just how to get around within the borders of the big cities like Seoul and Busan, but also how to get from Seoul to Busan, and vice versa, or how to get to the more remote areas. And not only that, but you’ll also want to have the knowledge of how to adjust your Korea travel during the peak seasons, which are usually the biggest national holidays.


  • Korean FAQ – What Does 빠른 년생 Mean?

    Before watching the video, try to guess what the term 빠른 년생 means (unless you already know). Got it? Okay, let's continue.

    This is a concept not well explained in textbooks (even my own) because it's an older system no longer in use. However despite it being retired (and technically no longer even legal), it's still a term that's used in Korea by Koreans - especially older Koreans. You might encounter this term used if you spend time living in Korea, and if you're a Korean then you'll have to be able to use it yourself.

    While this system caused a lot of problems in Korea and is now gone, hopefully you'll be able to better understand what it was and why they got rid of it.


  • How do you deal with loneliness while teaching abroad?

    If you teach English abroad in China, Korea, Japan or wherever chances are at some point you may feel lonely.

    It's normal. 

    It's also normal at first to feel completely excited about a place. But give it a few months and that excitement will likely wear off. Teaching English abroad is not the same as traveling abroad.

    When you travel you can pick up and go when you get bored. There's novelty and that keeps things exciting and fresh.

    But again that wears off. Here's an example from someone's post on Reddit.

    TJFRS says:


  • Silk Worm CHALLENGE in Korea | 번데기 도전

    Why would anyone ever want to eat silk worm pupae? Well, I'll tell you.

    Silk worm pupae - known as 번데기 - were once an insanely popular Korean snack for both young and old. They're a cheap source of protein, and despite their appearance (worms? bugs?) taste pretty... well, edible.

    During the Korean War and after, protein was scarce as it was being used for the military. Regular citizens didn't have many reliable and affordable sources of protein, so they turned to silk worm pupae. Well, not quite. Silk worm pupae were already a popular snack in Korea well before the Korean War (silk worms were originally brought over to Korea from China), but the Korean War helped popularize them and increase their demand in Korea. It was that necessity for cheap, edible, and reliable protein that drove the snack into becoming how famous it is even today.


  • Korean FAQ – Learning Korean Through Japanese

    There are many people who became interested in Korean after first being interested in Japanese (myself included) and vice versa. The two countries are neighbors and share thousands of years of history together. But despite that, the two languages are unrelated. Still, they share lots of similarities, and that leads many people to want to study both of them at the same time.

    So let's talk about that. Why do Korean and Japanese seem so similar, if they're actually unrelated? Is it beneficial to learn both at the same time? What sorts of pitfalls should you avoid if you want to try this?

    If you have any experiences learning both, post them in the comments too.


  • What Is Korean Fashion?

    What do Milan, Paris, New York, London and Tokyo have in common? All of them are among the leading cities when it comes to fashion. But these days, more fashion hubs are forming all over the world to challenge those cities. Among them is South Korea’s capital, Seoul. It hosts a wildly popular fashion week twice a year. Its designers are gaining more and more worldwide exposure and as for the general public in Seoul and elsewhere in Korea? They are known for their impeccable fashion sense in everyday life, both men and women. Shall we take a closer look at what Korean fashion is like?

     

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  • Repat Dating Diaries: Oh no – I’ve been on this date before!

    Cold, Quiet, Dry Winter Months

    It’s been seven months since my return from the land of morning calm (Korea, dweebs). In that time I’ve tried to date as much as possible, if only to provide you lovely Seouls with fresh content so you can feel better about your lives as we go into the cold, winter months.


  • Learn Korean Aegyo from Koreans | 애교

    This summer in Korea I stopped dozens of Koreans on the street and asked them several questions (7 to be specific). These became 7 separate videos. This is the final question I asked them - "Show me your Aegyo!"

    How can Aegyo (애교) even be translated into English? This one's tricky. It means how charming a person is, like when someone acts cute toward someone else (such as when they want something). It also just means acting cute in general. "Charm?" I can't think of a great way to translate Aegyo, so I'll just keep saying Aegyo.

    So I asked Koreans to show off their Aegyo to the camera, telling them to invite people around the world to visit Korea. Here's what they did.


  • How To Say ‘Bedroom’ In Korean

    Today we will continue on the topic of learning the names of different rooms in your home in Korean. Did you already go through the lessons for ‘kitchen’ and ‘bathroom’? Can you guess what we will learn to say in Korean today? That’s right! We will learn how to say ‘bedroom’ in Korean! After all, just like a kitchen and a bathroom, every home has one! Of course, in a studio – called a one room in Korea – it may not be separate from the kitchen and the living area, but today you will learn how to describe that, too!

     

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