Korean 101

[Korean 101] Have you eaten?

  Have you eaten? 식사 하셨나요? Shiksa ha-shyeon-nayo?     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] Where is the nearest subway station?

  Where is the nearest subway station? 제일 가까운 전철역이 어디인가요? Je-il ga-kka-un jeon-cheol-yeok-i eo-di-in-gayo?     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!…

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[Korean 101] Can I have more ~?

  Can I have more ~? / Please give me some more ~. ~ 좀 더 주세요. ~ jom deoh juseyo.   Example 1 – Please give me some more kimchi. 김치 좀 더 주세요. Kimchi jom deoh juseyo. Example 2 – Please give me some more water. 물 좀 더 주세요. Mul jom deoh juseyo.   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…

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[Korean 101] It’s raining a lot.

– KOREAN OF THE DAY –   It’s raining a lot. 비가 많이 오네요. Bee-ga ma-nee o-ne-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…

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[Korean 101] Where can I find a restroom?

– KOREAN OF THE DAY –   Where can I find a restroom? Where is the bathroom? 화장실 어디 있어요? Hwa-jang-shil Uh-dee Eee-ssuh-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…

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[Korean 101] The weather is nice.

– KOREAN OF THE DAY –   The weather is nice.   날씨가 좋아요. (Nal-sshi-ga jo-ah-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…

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Celebrating Seollal!

Seollal (Lunar New Year; first day of the lunar calendar) is one of the most celebrated national holidays in Korea. While many observe Sinjeong (Solar New Year; January 1 of the Gregorian/Western calendar), Koreans also celebrate Seollal, which usually lasts for three days (the day of, the day before, and the day after). This year, Seollal falls on February 5 of the Gregorian calendar. More than just a holiday to mark the beginning of a new year, Seollal is truly a special occasion for Korean people. Not only is it a time for…

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Korean 101 – I like Korean food.

– Korean of the Day – I like Korean food. (저는) 한국 음식 좋아합니다. (저는) 한국 음식 좋아해요. (Jeo-neun Hanguk eum-shik joa-ham-nida.) (Jeo-eun Hanguk eum-shik joa-heyo.) 저는 (jeoneun) is a polite way of saying ‘I’ in Korean where you are putting yourself in a lower position than the person you’re speaking to. Among strangers, elders or in a business environment it is advised you use ‘저는’ instead of ‘나는’. 나 should almost only be used with friends and family. Korean 101 is a part of the Arts & Crafts Korea…

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Korean 101 – The weather is cold.

– Korean of the Day – The weather is cold. 날씨가 춥습니다. 날씨가 추워요. (Nal-sshi-ga choop-seum-nida.) (Nal-sshi-ga choo-weo-yo.) A simple everyday statement talking about the weather. 🙂 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…

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Celebrating Hangul Day!

Today (October 9) is Hangul Day in Korea! Hangul Day is a national holiday in Korea celebrating the invention and proclamation of Hangul, the Korean alphabet. Before the invention of the Korean writing system, Koreans mainly used Chinese characters as well as a very old native phonetic writing system. But, this was a problem for the lower class people who weren’t as privileged as the upper class in receiving proper education. The Chinese writing system had very many characters and also it was different to the native phonetic writing system…

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