Eating alone vs. together in Korea - Culture Talk
Exclaiming and talking to yourself with -다 in Korean
WHILE: -으면서 vs. -은 채
좋아하다 vs. 마음에 들다 (= to like)
Emphasize your point with “-다고요”
Why 오다 and 가다 are different from the English “come” and “go”
Mentioning a Korean name followed by -아, -야, -이
What does 모습 really mean?
How to list multiple actions in Korean
When Your First Name Is Not Used In Korea
17 different ways to say “to look/watch” in Korean
What do 갑질 and 갑이다 mean?
힘들다 vs. 어렵다 vs. 피곤하다 ( Are you using them correctly?)
Natural Korean Pronunciation through Assimilation (합니다 & 함니다)
Common Spelling Mistakes by Korean Speakers
다니다 vs. 가다 (= to go)
Common Spelling Mistakes by Korean Speakers (Part. 2)
뭐 / 무슨 / 어떤 / 어느 – Which one to use?
5 ways to say “STAY” in Korean
How to read scores and grades in Korean
Difference between 하면 (if) and 한다면 (if)
If you can’t say 당신, how do you say YOU in Korean?
추천하다 vs. 권하다 (Do you know the difference?)
할 수 있다 vs. 할 줄 알다 (Do you know the difference?)
한 번 and 한번 are different? (Korean spacing rules)
Why is “coconut” 코코넛, not 코코넡?
좀 and 조금 are not the same?
How to say “WHAT IF?” in Korean
Why say 여보세요 when answering the phone?
What does 웃음기 mean?
What is 급식체?
Want (원하다 vs -고 싶다)
ㄷ vs. ㄹ (pronunciation difference)
Many ways to say ‘YOURSELF in Korean
How do you say ‘or’ in Korean?
감사합니다 vs 고마워요
What does -는 셈이다 mean?
What is 막?
“When” and When to Use It (때 vs. 언제)
To Hate, 미워하다 vs. 싫다
How is 안 and 속 different? (Both mean “inside”)
Many Meanings Of 그냥
How To Say “Fake News” in Korean?
“여러분” vs. Everybody
쌤 [ssaem]? 선생님 [seon-saeng-nim]?
“WWW” and “dot com” in Korean?
Why do people say 잘 보고 가요 on my Instagram posts?
The “-음” and ”-ㅁ” Sentence Ending
니가 [ni-ga] vs. 네가 [ne-ga] – How are they different?
Why Is ㅅ Pronounced as [ T ]?
Pronunciation Difference Between ㅐ and ㅔ?
How to say “Talk To Me In Korean” in Korean?
How To Pronounce “않”
Understanding, Honorifics, Shall We? & Want To
Being Late, Dirt, Land & Good Post
In Love, Older Brother’s Wife, Sitting, Ride
Dessert, Loneliness, Difference & Big Nose?
Seeing a Doctor, Korean Friends & Saying Hi
Nice profile, Double past tense & Locals
Profile Picture, YOU, Titles & For Here
Tattoo, Wisdom Tooth, Phone Call & Sleepy
Pros & Cons, Plural Form, Ph.D., & Talking To Children
Forget, Favorite & Fingers Crossed
Fortunately, Episodes, In A Hurry & Full Of Confidence
Pretty, Roger, Helpful, And I Don’t know
Suddenly, Today, Tired & Good luck
Spelling, Guest & Professor
Family Name “Choi”, Again, Anywhere
Military Salute, Follow Me & Eat More
Change Clothes, Dust, and Refrigerator
Embarrassing, Knives, and Growing Up
Falling in love, Underground, and Fasting
Dating, Shopping, And Joking
Tattoo, Handstand, and Kakao Talk
Self, TV Episodes, and School
Hello From [Country Name]
Subtitles, Professor, BRRR, and More
Why do Koreans often use other people’s social titles rather than their personal names?
Have you ever wondered why Koreans use social titles even among close family members, calling someone “so-and-so’s father” instead of saying their first name? This phenomenon can be found in other cultures, too, but perhaps this happens more frequently in Korean.
There are three possible reasons for this:
1) Literally saying “you” can be more tricky and awkward in Korean if you are speaking formal language.
2) Just using the same title over and over again in many sentences in a row doesn’t bother most people.
3) To an extent, It shows on what the relationship is based and where it was formed.