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Happy Black Day (Singles Day)!

There are three unofficial “love” holidays on the 14th of the last three months:
2/14 – Valentine’s Day – guys receive gifts
3/14 – White Day – girls receive gifts (Japan and Korea)
4/14 – Black Day – single people buy black-bean noodles to celebrate/cry about their single hood (Korea-only)

블랙데이 beullaek-dei – Black Day
짜장면 jjajang-myeon – Korean-style (Chinese) black bean noodles

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2NE1- Come Back Home Vocabulary

The queens, 2NE1, tell us to “Come Back Home” with their new song and mv. If you have yet to listen to it, I highly recommend it; and if you have already listened to it, I highly recommend listening to it again^^

  • 떠나다(ddeonada): to leave, to depart
  • 향기(hyanggi): scent, smell
  • 거짓말(geojitmal): lie
  • 갇히다(gathida): to be trapped, to be locked away
  • 세상(sesang): world
  • 여전히(yeojeonhi): still
  • 버리다(beorida):to throw away, to throw out
  • 숨소리(sumsori): breath
  • 끝(kkeut): end
  • 내려오다(naeryeooda): to come down, to descend

Hi Everyone! I’m planning on making a K-Pop MV Vocabulary post. ;3; Any suggestions?

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letstteok-korean:

#004: Markers: - 에서, 까지 & 부터

Covers over the markers: 에서, 까지 & 부터

Also has a little bit of “grammar” in it.

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Anonymous said: Is there a difference between 정말요 and 진짜로 or are they used interchangeably?

Hi! Both 정말 and 진짜 can be used interchangeably (I’m ignoring the endings, but 요 makes it a sentence/declaration while 로 is a particle that deals with direction)~ They both can mean ‘really’, but 진짜 also means ‘real’. 

Examples:

  • 뵙게 되서 정말/진짜 기뻐요! (Boepge doeseo jeongmal/jinjja gippeoyo! ) I’m really glad to see you!
  • 그 가방은 진짜 골동품이에요. (Geu gabangeun jinjja goldongpumieyo.): That bag is a genuine antique.

So while both 진짜 and 정말 can be used to express ‘really,’ only 진짜 can be used to express ‘real’ or ‘genuine.’ Hope this helps!^^

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Cafes of Seoul

Seoul is home to a wide variety of cafes. From dog cafes to camping cafes- Seoul has them all! Here’s a list of (in my opinion) some of Seoul’s coolest cafes.

  • Dog Cafes- Enjoy your drinks and treats surrounded by man’s best friend! Come hang out with cute puppies for a small price.
  • Studying Cafes- Although studying isn’t my favorite past time, these modern studying cafes give ample work space and a quiet atmosphere to maximize the amount of enjoyment you can have studying~
  • Hanbok Cafes- Come dress up in pretty Hanboks! Plus, for a little extra, you can have stylists come and dress your hair and take pictures for you!
  • Camping Cafes- Visitors can enjoy camping without leaving the comforts of the city with Camping Cafes! People can eat in tents and eat food from grills- it’s as if you were actually camping!
  • Charlie Brown Cafes- South Korea has a chain of Charlie Brown Cafes where you can meet your childhood cartoon friends. The cafe has themed food as well~
  • Hello Kitty Cafes- The Hello Kitty Cafe is one of the most well-known cafes in Seoul. Much like the Charlie Brown Cafes, the Hello Kitty Cafe is full of Hello Kitty themed drinks and foods!
  • Cat Cafes- For cat people, you should make sure to take a trek to a Cat Cafe! These cafes are typically more quiet, but you still get to spend lots of time with your favorite feline friends~
  • Board Game Cafes- Come sit down at a Board Game Cafe and order up a game of your choosing! Just like a restaurant, visitors look through a menu to choose a game. Once your game is delivered, customers can enjoy drinks and snacks as you play the day away!
fyeahkorea:

Expo Bridge at night in Daejeon, South Korea

fyeahkorea:

Expo Bridge at night in Daejeon, South Korea

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새해 복 많이 받으세요! (Saehae bok mani badeuseyo): Happy New Year! Here’s some vocabulary especially for Korean New Year~

  • 설날(seollal): Lunar New Year’s Day
  • 불꽃(bulkkoch): Fireworks
  • 폭죽(pokjuk): Firecrackers
  • 식사(siksa): Dinner
  • 가족(gajok): Family
  • 띠(ddi): Chinese Zodiac
  • 축하하다(chukhahada): To celebrate
  • 음악(eumak): music
  • 세배(sebae): New Year’s bow
  • 세뱃돈(sebaedon): New Year’s money
  • 한복(hanbok): Traditional Korean clothing
  • 방문하다(bangmunhada): To visit
  • 기도하다(gidohada): To pray
  • 떡국(tteokguk): Traditional soup with sliced rice cakes
  • 고향(gohyang): Hometown

I hope everyone has a year full of good fortunes!^^

Anonymous said: Could you make/do you have a master post of all the particles you've explained? I feel like those are the key to understanding korean. That's what I'm missing.

Hi! All of the particles I have made posts about are here, and I will update it as I continue to write about them~

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Hello everyone! Long time, no see~ Today I’m going to explain how to use some new particles.

Noun에서 Noun까지 (Noun-eseo Noun-kkaji)

This expression is used to show a shift in location (Like saying ‘I’m going from school to the park’). It basically means, “..from…to..”.

Examples:

  • 여기에서 학교까지 멀어요? (yeogi-eseo hakgyo-kkaji meoloyo?): Is it far from here to school?
  • 서울에서 부산까지 갔어요. (Seoul-eseo Busan-kkaji gasseoyo.): I went from Seoul to Busan.

Noun부터 Noun까지 (Noun-buteo Noun-kkaji)

This expression is used to show a shift in time (Like saying ‘I’m working from 9AM until 5PM’). It basically means, “…from…until…”.

Examples:

  • 점심시간은 오후 1시부터 2시까지입니다. (Jeomsimsigan-eun ohu 1si-buteo 2si-kkajibnida.): Lunch time is from 1 P.M. until 2 P.M.
  • 오전 9시부터 오후 5시까지 일해요. (ojeon 9si-buteo ohu 5si-kkaji ilhaeyo.): I work from 9 A.M. until 5 P.M.

Pretty easy right? Keep studying everyone!^^

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