Author: Kyeong-eun Choi

Catch The Wave (15 March 2013) / 발목 잡다, 사랑이 식다

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Every Friday at 6 PM (KST), you can listen to Hyunwoo and Adrien LIVE on the radio at ArirangRadio.com/CatchTheWave to learn new Korean expressions and listen to fun recordings sent in by listeners of both Catch The Wave and TalkToMeInKorean around the world. This week, however, Hyojin had to fill in for Hyunwoo since he was not feeling well. Hope you enjoy watching the videos!

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[Ask Hyojin] Why do Korean people always ask your blood type?

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Did you know that your blood type can tell you something about your personality? You might not belive this, but it is a very popular concept here in korea. In Korea, people believe that there are specific personality traits associated with a perosons blood type. In this Ask Hyojin Episode, Hyojin and Terris explain why Korean people like to ask other people about their blood types, and the qualities that are associated with each blood type based on this concept.

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[Korean Pronunciation Guide] 설날 [seol-lal]

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Learn how to correctly pronounce 설날!
설날 can refer to both the New Year’s Day in the Gregorian Calendar and the New Year’s Day in the lunar calendar. The recent trend is, however, that 설날 refers more often to the lunar new year’s day rather than January 1st in the Gregorian Calendar. The first day in the year in the Gregorian Calendar is often called 새해 첫날 [sae-hae cheot-nal] or just 1월 1일 [i-reol i-ril]. 설날, the lunar new year’s day, is one of the top two most important Korean traditional holidays. The exact date of 설날 in the Gregorian Calendar can change depending on the lunar calendar of the particular year, but it’s usually in February. The day before 설날, the 설날 day itself and the following day are a 3-day official holiday period.

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