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[Ask Hyojin] Family Names in Korea

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이름이 뭐예요? What’s your name?

When you introduce yourself and your name, do you say your family name first or given name first? In this episode of Ask Hyojin, Hyojin is joined by Hyunwoo to talk about family names in Korea. Learn how family names in Korea work, what kind of family names are most common, etc. with 안효진 선생님 (Hyojin An) and 선현우 선생님 (Hyunwoo Sun)!  🙂

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[Ask Hyojin] Old Korea vs. New Korea – Part. 1

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Do you know what life was like when your parents were young or when your grandparents were young? Things have changed a lot in Korea in a very short time. Korea’s compressed growth in economy caused massive changes in many different aspects in Korean people’s lives.

In this episode of Ask Hyojin, Hyojin and Hyunwoo sat down and talked about their childhoods and their parents’ childhoods, and how things have been changing.

Enjoy the video and tell us about what things have changed in the last 50 years in your country. 

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[Ask Hyojin] How much Konglish do you understand? – Part 2

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Did you enjoy our previous Konglish video with Hyojin and Ben? A lot of people asked about many other Konglish words, so here we have the part 2 of the Konglish video!

In this episode of Ask Hyojin, Hyojin is joined by Hyunwoo to explain some more Konglish words we didn’t intorduced in the previous Konglish video.

Enjoy the video and let us know how many new Konglish words you learned through this video 🙂

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[Ask Hyojin] Military Service in Korea

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Did you know that most Korean men must serve a certain amount of time in the military mostly in their 20s? It’s a big part of every Korean man’s life that they can’t avoid even if they tried.

In this episode of Ask Hyojin, Hyojin is joined by Hyunwoo, who has already finished his duty years ago, to talk about military service in Korea. Enjoy the video and let us know how the army works in your country.

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[Ask Hyojin] Living outside of Seoul in Korea

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When people think about living in Korea, a lot of people think of living in Seoul. Seoul is the biggest and probably the busiest city with the biggest population in Korea. More people bring more business, so there are more shops, cultural events, etc., which can be one of the many perks of living in Seoul compared to living in other parts of Korea. However, more people also mean more traffic and possibly more troubles. Some people prefer to live in Seoul and some prefer to choose other cities.

In this episode of Ask Hyojin, Hyojin is joined by Hyunwoo who was born and raised in Gwangju, and Janelle who is originally from the US and spent three years in Daejeon to talk about pros and cons of living outside of Seoul. Enjoy!

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[Ask Hyojin] Getting Married in Korea (Part 2 of 2)

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Every country and every culture has different wedding/marriage customs. However, no matter what country or culture you grew up in, getting married is probably one of the most important events in one’s life. In Korea, for most people and families, getting married is considered to be an important event, not just for the two individuals directly invovled, but also for the two families. People in Korea often say that it’s not just two people who become one when they marry, but it’s two familes that become one big family. Today, in this episode of Ask Hyojin, Hyojin and Hyunwoo are talking about Korean wedding/marriage culture with Richard from Hallyuback. You can watch the part 1 of this video HERE 🙂
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[Ask Hyojin] Getting Married in Korea (Part 1 of 2)

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Every country and every culture has different wedding/marriage customs. However, no matter what country or culture you grew up in, getting married is probably one of the most important events in one’s life. In Korea, for most people and families, getting married is considered to be an important event, not just for the two individuals directly invovled, but also for the two families. People in Korea often say that it’s not just two people who become one when they marry, but it’s two familes that become one big family. Today, in this episode of Ask Hyojin, Hyojin and Hyunwoo are talking about Korean wedding/marriage culture with Richard from Hallyuback.

Part 2 of the lesson is here : http://tinyurl.com/nz7uv87
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[Ask Hyojin] Being Black in Korea – Charly’s Experience

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We get a lot of questions from ‘black people (We used the term black for the reason we talked about in the video ^^) ‘ asking if it’s safe to come to Korea.  So, to answer that question, we invited Charly (CharlyCheer), who is a English teacher in Korea, and asked her to share her stories. We can’t say everyone has the same/similar experience as Charly but we hope this video can help many people if they are debating whether or not to come to Korea 🙂  Enjoy!

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[Ask Hyojin] Being a Vegetarian in Korea – Kerri’s Experience

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Vegetarianism (채식 주의) is a relatively new concept for a lot of people in Korea. Even though it is changing and more and more people have learned about vegetarianism, there are still many people who think that only Buddhist monks are vegetarians. Since there are a lot of Korean foods are meat-based, you might think it’d be difficult to survive in Korea as a vegetarian. But, here, we have Kerri (expatkerri) who will share her experience in Korea as a vegetarian and teach you some important phrases you should know as a vegetarian as well as giving you some tips to help you!  Enjoy the video! 🙂

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