Korea Insights

Commemorating the 102nd Anniversary of the March 1st Movement!

This year marks the 102nd anniversary of the March 1st (Independence) Movement, known as “Samil-jeol” (삼일절) in Korean (which literally means “Three-One Movement”) as well as the establishment of Korea’s provisional government in 1919 during the Japanese occupation. Please take a few minutes to read an excerpt from Wikipedia regarding this historic day for Koreans. You can find the original here. (Image credit: HKKA Korean Language School.)   March 1st Movement The March 1st Movement was one of the earliest public displays of Korean resistance during the rule of Korea…

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Events Store News

[Event] Get a freebie with your stationery order!

In celebration of our new stationery products, we’re having an event this month offering various freebies depending on the size of your order! Some of these freebies include NEW merchandise just fresh in! Order $25 or more – Get the following freebie(s) worth $3.50 in retail value! [Iconic] Mild Gel Pen Order $50 or more – Get the following freebie(s) worth $7.50 in retail value! [Iconic] Mild Gel Pen Traditional Motif Metal Bookmark Order $75 or more – Get the following freebie(s) worth $12 in retail value! [Iconic] Mild Gel…

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Events Store News

2020 Annual X-mas Holiday Sale! Click to find out how you can get 15% off!

Dear Customers, 2020 has been a very unusual year for everyone but we can still find a way to celebrate the holiday season! We are offering 15% off our merchandise so you can get that something special for your family and friends. Simply copy the code below and enter it in your cart and click APPLY COUPON before checking out!   15off2020xmas   Terms & Conditions of Use Not available in conjunction with other coupons Not applicable to certain categories: Clearance, Food, National Museum of Korea, Sale and Wrap Your…

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Events Store News

[Classic Story] October Freebie Event!

Interested in our Classic Story products? Refer below to get freebies with your purchase for the month of October! Purchase $25 or more – Get a FREE Classic Story My Mini Notebook! Sample Image Purchase $50 or more – Get a FREE Classic Story My Mini Notebook + Memo Block! Sample Image AND Purchase $100 or more – Get a FREE Classic Story My Mini Notebook + Memo Block + Postcard Tin! Sample Image AND AND Terms & Conditions – Applies only to the merchandise total. – Design of freebie…

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Korea Insights

[October 9] Celebrating Hangeul Day!

On October 9, South Koreans celebrate Hangeul Day to commemorate the invention and promulgation of Hangeul, the Korean writing system, by King Sejong. Korea is known to be the only country in the world that has a holiday for its writing system. “Indeed, legendary University of Chicago linguist James McCawley was famous for holding Hangul Day celebrations every year and for championing the holiday as an international celebration for linguists. In an interview shortly before his death in 1999, McCawely noted that “Hangul is the most ingeniously devised writing system…

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[PLEASE READ] Korean Thanksgiving Holiday Shipping

Dear Customers, South Korea will be celebrating the CHUSEOK (Korean Thanksgiving) holiday from September 30 (Wed) ~ October 4 (Sun), Korea Time. Please refer to the following details before you place your order.   Last Order for Standard Merchandise – September 23 (Korea Time) All standard orders placed by this date will be shipped out before the holiday. If a product is unavailable making it impossible to ship before the holiday, we will contact you.   Last Order for ‘Ordered Upon Request’ Merchandise – September 21 (Korea Time) Special ‘ordered…

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Korean 101

[Korean 101] It’s hot.

  It’s/I’m hot. 더워요. Deo-weo-yo.     Korean 101 is a part of the Arts & Crafts Korea website for customers interested in learning the Korean language. We won’t be able to offer in-depth language courses (please inquire with your local language institute for this!), but do plan to post simple and useful phrases that can be used in everyday life. We hope you find this section useful and feel free to comment with what you’d like to see posted! Please understand that we cannot respond to language-related questions.

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Korean 101

[Korean 101] I’m hungry.

  (I’m) hungry. 배고파(요). Bae-go-pa(yo).   If you’re speaking to a stranger, someone older or someone to whom you need to show respect then ‘yo’ is added at the end. If you’re speaking to friends or family, you can omit ‘yo’. (But, to elders such as grandparents, the honorific form is used to ‘yo’ should be added.)   Korean 101 is a part of the Arts & Crafts Korea website for customers interested in learning the Korean language. We won’t be able to offer in-depth language courses (please inquire with…

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Korean 101

[Korean 101] Summer has come.

  Summer has come. 여름이 왔네요. Yeo-reum-i wan-neyo.     Korean 101 is a part of the Arts & Crafts Korea website for customers interested in learning the Korean language. We won’t be able to offer in-depth language courses (please inquire with your local language institute for this!), but do plan to post simple and useful phrases that can be used in everyday life. We hope you find this section useful and feel free to comment with what you’d like to see posted! Please understand that we cannot respond to…

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Korean 101

[Korean 101] I miss you.

  I miss you. 보고 싶어. Bogo-shi-peo. As expression like “I miss you” would be said only to those you are close to, there is no need to add 요(yo) to show respect.     Korean 101 is a part of the Arts & Crafts Korea website for customers interested in learning the Korean language. We won’t be able to offer in-depth language courses (please inquire with your local language institute for this!), but do plan to post simple and useful phrases that can be used in everyday life. We…

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