If you have a Korean friend, you might have heard about a smartphone application, 카카오톡 or 카톡.
In this Ask Hyojin epsiode, Hyojin and Keith explain what “카톡해요?” means, and talk about 카카오톡 and how Korean people use the app.
Do you have any other questions that you’d like to ask Hyojin? Let us know in the comments!
In our 7th Korean vocabulary with Pictures video, Kyeong-hwa introduces five words that you can find in the picture below. Enjoy the video and learn how to say cloud, shoe lace, real estate agency, electric cable and elbow in Korean!
Did you know that you are at least one year older in Korea?
Korea has a different age counting system and according to the “Korean age,” you become one or two year older in Korea.
In this Ask Hyojin episode, Hyojin and our special guest, Keith, explain how it works and how to calculate your Korean age.
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.
In our 6th Korean Vocabulary with Pictures video, Hyojin introduces five words that you can find in the picture below, where a man is making some vegetable pancakes. Enjoy the video and learn how to say vegetable pancake, window, ear, plastic bag and apron in Korean!