Author: Hyunwoo Sun (선현우)

How NOT To Say “I want it” in Korean

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When learning a new language, it is both very natural and important to make a lot of mistakes along the way, and many of the mistakes come from direct translation attempts. From the lessons in the series How Not To Say It In Korean, you can learn about some of the most common mistakes among Korean learners and also how to say the same things more naturally and correctly.

In this lesson, you can learn how NOT to say “I want it” in Korean and learn a more correct and natural way to say it. To see all the lessons in this series, please [click here].

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Here’s our video from the 2013 Korea Content Awards ceremony last week

We posted last week that we got an award from the Korean government for our Korean language education activities, more specifically, from the Korean Prime Minister. We wrote about it in more detail in last week’s blog post, and we finally finished editing our video footage from the award ceremony. We hope you enjoy the video and thank you once again for your love and support! The subtitles are available in both English and Korean, so be sure to turn on the captions to see them. 감사합니다!

Hangeul Master: Korean Writing System Guide (+ Handwriting Reading)

Have you ever had a hard time trying to read someone’s handwriting in Korean? We certainly have, even as native Korean speakers! There are no formal rules for handwriting in Korean, therefore everybody can have a different style, making it difficult for people studying Korean to read what’s written in handwriting. So! We are working on this book that will teach how to read and write in Korean (for absolute beginners who don’t know any Korean at all) as well as teach how to read even the most incomprehensible handwriting written by someone running on a treadmill.

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[Ask Hyojin] Korean Slang Words (Part 2/2)

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How familiar are you with Korean slang words? While using too much slang can make you sound a bit too informal, knowing some Korean slang can come in handy when watching Korean dramas or talking to younger Korean friends. We have selected for you 20 different Korean slang, most of which are shortened words that are widely used these days. In this episode of Ask Hyojin, Hoyjin and Hyunwoo will not only explain what each word means, but also tell you how often they personally use them in their daily lives. This video is part 2 of the Korean Slang Words video. Thanks for watching! You can click here to go watch part 1🙂

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