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The Ultimate Guide To Naver Dictionary For Korean-to-English Translations & More

(Estimated reading time: 10 minutes) Tell me... What do you do when you see Korean words you don’t understand? Copy and paste the word into Google Translate, type in Google Search “안녕 meaning” or text...

[Grammar] ~(으)ㄹ 거다 vs ~(으)ㄹ게 vs ~겠다

(Estimated reading time: 8 minutes) It's been a very long time since my last blog post about grammar nuances (or about anything at all...) - the last one was ~(으)ㄹ 것 같다 VS ~(으)ㄴ/는 것 같다!...

Rounding up May 2017 and short update

It's been a long time since I last updated with anything and there's a good reason for that! Hear me out. I've been working Mondays to Fridays, having classes on Saturday and working on a...

[Weekly 10 Phrases] #10

(Estimated reading time: 3 minutes) 1. 아무것도 할 수 없네 (informal) - can't do anything at all A: 지금 소식을 기다릴 밖에 없어. B: 어휴, 우리가 아무것도 할 수 없네. A: We can only wait for the news now. B:...

[Weekly 10 Phrases] #9

(Estimated reading time: 3 minutes) 1. 사업이 불일듯하네 (informal) - business is flourishing A: 요즘 아빠가 너무 바빠. 저녁을 같이 먹는 시간도 없었어. B: 응, 엄마한테 들었는데 아빠의 사업이 불일듯하네. A: Dad is so busy these days. He...

[Weekly 10 Phrases] #8

(Estimated reading time: 3 minutes) 1. 해야하는 것보다 더 많이 하다 (informal) - to do more than (someone) should do A: 새로운 직원은 근무 성적이 어때? B: 좋아. 해야하는 것보다 더 많이 해서 좋아. A: How's the new employee's...

Study update #4 (Apr 2017) & current plans

(Estimated reading time: 2 minutes) Every month, I will highlight some interesting and sometimes new discoveries I made over the course of the month while studying Korean. As we approach the end of April 2017, I'm...

[Weekly 10 Phrases] #7

(Estimated reading time: 3 minutes) 1. 항상 곁에 있을게 (informal) - I will always be by your side A: 내 친구들이 날 떠나갈까봐. B: 걱정하지 마, 내가 항상 곁에 있을게. A: I'm afraid my friends will leave me. B:...

[Weekly 10 Phrases] #6

(Estimated reading time: 3 minutes) 1. 인기를 많이 끌어 (informal) - garner a lot of popularity A: 우리 자주 가는 카페는 인디 음악을 많이 들릴 수 있네. B: 응, 요즘에 여러 가지 인디 밴드가 인기를 많아 끌어. A:...

~(으)ㄹ 것 같다 VS ~(으)ㄴ/는 것 같다

(Estimated reading time: 7 minutes) ~(으)ㄹ/(으)ㄴ/는 것 같다 is probably one of the most used grammar particles in everyday conversations, business settings and basically everywhere! You would have heard this so much in dramas that...