How To Say Happy New Year in Korean

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Hello everyone! New Year has arrived. January is an important month for Koreans to say Happy New Year to each other. Some may visit their parents or relatives’ houses to say in person. Others would do so by sending out New Year Cards or texting messages. Today I will list various sentences that convey Happy New Year in Korean. The below sentences are adequate to use to those who are older than you are or to those you maintain formal relationships with. [caption id="attachment_9802" ...

Introducing Yourself In Korean

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Hello everyone! This article shows Korean sentences you can use when introducing yourself in Korean. These sentences are simple but will help you succinctly state your name, age, nationality, occupation etc. Please note that the below sentences are a formal form, which is the most appropriate to use to strangers in Korea or elders. When pronounced correctly, you will sound polite and educated. Flashcards https://quizlet.com/175476198/flashcards Press PLAY to practice your ...

October 9th is 한글날!

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Hello everyone, This Friday, October 9th is Hangeul Day in Korea. As you may know already, Hangeul is a unique Korean language writing system invented by King Sejong in 1442 A.D. The Korean government appointed October 9 as a national holiday to commemorate the establishment of Hangeul as well as to promote its scientific beauty to the world. Let me briefly explain the history of Hangeul’s invention. Prior to Hangeul, Korean ancestors wrote in Chinese letters but communicated in Korean. ...

Learning Text from the Dibo Sing Along Video

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Recently, we had the opportunity to do a video project with DramaFever, a video streaming website specifically for Korean programs. In this project, one of our Korean teachers here at Hills Learning, Paul Cho, teaches viewers basic Korean with the first episode of Dibo Sing Along Show. To learn more about Hills Learning's Korean classes, please visit our Korean class listing. Here's the text from the video that we produced: Counting There are two ways to count numbers in ...

How to say "I want to" in Korean -고 싶다

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Hi everyone! I would like to introduce the usage of ‘-고 싶다’ to all. This phrase is commonly used to express the desire of the subject. Adding ‘-고 싶다’ to the action verb gives it the meaning of “I want to ____.” See the examples below: 차를 마시고 싶다 – (I) want to drink a cup of tea 한국어를 배우고 싶다 – (I) want to learn the Korean Language 피자를 먹고 싶다 – (I) want to eat pizza With second person, the same meaning can be delivered in a question format. 차를 마시고 싶어요? - Do you want to drink a cup ...

How to say "I don't know you, you don't know me" in Korean

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I don't know you. - 나는 너를 모른다. 나는 당신을 모른다. You don't know me. - 너는 나를 모른다. 당신은 나를 모른다. I don't know you and you don't know me. - 나는 너를 모르고 너는 나를 모른다. 나는 당신을 모르고 당신은 나를 모른다.   **  너-'you' between close relationships, 당신-'you' between married couples or when used for general use 나-neutral expression of 'I' 저-humble expression of 'I'

Shopping in a Korean Bookstore - Useful Phrases and Korean Language Tips

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How to Shop In a Korean Bookstore In the center of Korean Town, New York City, there is a Korean bookstore called 고려 서적 (Koryo Books).  Since the 1970s, this place has provided Koreans with a variety of books and media items such as dramas, movies, music, CDs etc.  Due to the limited capacity, many customers often find that the materials they are looking for are not in stock, thereby, the store offers an option to place an order on site and pick it up in a few days.  Those who are ...

Learning Korean - Sentence Structure and Explaining Away the Difficult Particles

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My name is Minhee, a Korean teacher at Hills Learning, and I’ve found that some of my students when learning Korean have difficulty with particles. I’d like today to talk about Korean sentence structure and some of the most confusing particles, hopefully after reading this you’ll have a better understanding! At first, let’s discuss Korean sentence structure. Korean sentences consist of either a “subject + verb” or a “subject + object + verb.”  For example: -  캐럴이 와요[Carol-i wha-yo], ...