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Korean numbers

Continue from Learn Korean Lesson 8, today we will learn some Korean numbers in order to continue our Learn Korean lessons. Korean numbers are different from Chinese numbers as well as English numbers one, two, three etc, etc.. In Korea, there are two sets of numbers, namely, the original Korean numbers system and Chinese derived numbers which are a bit more complicated..

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Why do Korean use family titles to refer to non-family?

There are many types of Korean culture to learn, today, we will learn about why do Korean use family titles like 할아버지 to refer to non-family. As if it isn’t enough that you have to worry about speaking a foreign language, in Korea, you constantly have to struggle with what to call people. As a foreigner, you may be forgiven for small mistakes as long as you don’t keep making them! In Korean, you must never call someone older than yourself by his or her name. Rather, you must call …

Korean cuisine »

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Korean Cuisine: Japchae

Japchae is one of the Famous Korean Food in Korea which made by the Korean transparent noodles, it’s just like the Chinese noodles but it is more thick and smooth in taste. A lot of Korean like to take Japchae together with Kimchi, did you try that before? Here will have the Japchae making recipe, after u try it, together with Kimchi making recipe i post before, you will get Japchae Kimchi.
Japchae
So, what are you waiting for? want to know how it taste? go and prepare the ingredients and there …

Travel to Korea »

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Travel to Korea: What is there to see in Seoul?

Seoul, South Korea’s capital city, is home to over 20% of it’s population, with as many different sights and sounds as there are many Koreans. If you like to shop, don’t miss Namdaemun Market, Dongdaemun Market, and Myongdong. For details of these three Korean traditional markets view Korean Traditional Markets.
What is there to see in Seoul?
There are two special feature of Korean traditional markets – Enuri ( discount ) culture and Deom ( more ) culture. Practice the art of barganing in Namdaemun’s more traditional style market, and join herds …

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Korean Ondol

Foreigners who have had the opportunity to visit Korean homes have probably sat on the floor with their shoes off. This lifestyle of using the floor more than tables and chairs originates from ondol, the unique traditional heating system of Korea.
Korean Ondol
Ondol is the heating method that funnels the heat from a fireplace and spreads it under the floor. Ondol also means a room or floor that has the ondol system. Ondol is especially good and efficient for Koreans who use it in their sitting and sleeping areas. However, there …

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Korean Culture: Have you heard the phrases our country and our house?

In Korea, You have  probably noticed that Korean always use the term우리 (our) such as 우리 나라 (our country), 우리 회사 (our company), 우리 집 (our house), 우리 남평 (lit, our husband), 우리 엄마 (our mother) etc. Even though it is same as English word – our but it has many more meaning in Korean. It is not because everyone has multiple personality disorder or that there is joint ownership of everything!
Have you heard the phrases our country and our house?
The use of 우리 emphasizes community over individuality. In daily …

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Korean Bang

A room, bang in Korean, is a space provided as a living quarter within a house. But, in Korea bang does not mean merely a room where we live. It also can mean a commercially-run space where you have to pay for using the room for indoor recreation. You may have noticed signs for XXBang on the streets in Korea.
Well, let me introduce you few famous Bangs in Korea.

Korean Norae Bang

The most well-known is the singing room call Norae Bang. Korean people like to sing. They often go to …

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Why do Koreans ask each other’s age upon first meeting?

We have learn that Meeting A Korean For The First Time and Greetings in Korea. You may be taken aback if you are a Westerner and you see Koreans abruptly ask each other’s age upon first meeting. If you are not accustomed to this practice, your inclination may be to firmly reply, “That’s none of your business!” But in Korean, the reason for asking is to decide what level of speech to use with one another. The way one person speaks to another depends on whether the other person …

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Greetings in Korea

In Korea people bow when they greet one another and say 안녕하세요?, which means Hello or How do you do?. This is one of the Korean Basic Conversation. Let’s learn the Korean way of greetings. You may go to Meeting a Korean For The First Time for more.

1. Let your hands down to the side of your legs.
2. Lower your head with your eyes down.
3. Bend slightly to make a bow.

In old times Koreans made big bows when greeting. Nowadays big bows are made mostly on ceremonial occasions such as …

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Meeting A Korean For The First Time

In Korean, the word YOU is almost never used between two people, particularly in their first meeting. If you look up you in English-Korean dictionary, you will find the word 당신/너, but to use this term to a stranger would be considered highly discourteous. You have all probably felt, upon meeting someone new, perplexed about what to call him or her. View Greeting in Korea to learn the way to greet one another.
Meeting A Korean For The First Time

In Korea, people are addressed by titles based on age and position, …