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[Weekly 10 Phrases] #9

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(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...

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

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(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...

Rounding up May 2017 and short update

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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...

Interview with Hansen: “I Simply Liked Learning Korean”

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Learning a language is hard, especially when you are doing it by yourself. Today, I want to introduce our readers Hansen, a Korean learner from Indonesia. Just like many Korean learners, Hansen has learned...

How to change your mindset to learn Korean more effectively

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(Estimated reading time: 4.5 minutes) Have you ever wondered why some people learn faster than others? Most of us would think (at least initially) that people who learn faster seem to have some sort of talent...

[Weekly 10 Phrases] #5

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(Estimated reading time: 3 minutes) 1. 당장 대답해 (informal) - Reply me now A: 엄마 100,000원 줄 수 있을까? 사고 싶은 것이 있어. B: 100,000원? 무순 것을 사? 당장 대답해. A: Mum, can you give me 100,000KRW? I have something I want...

How to practice Korean listening: Tips and guide for Korean podcasts on Podbbang 팟빵

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I'm not sure about you but personally, reading and writing are a lot easier than listening and speaking. That's because reading and writing can be done with virtually almost any resource. Webtoons, Naver Blogs, news articles,...

Thoughts After 5 italki Lessons: Are italki Lessons Better Than Actual Classes?

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(Estimated reading time: 6 minutes) So, it's been a month since I started taking italki lessons and 5 lessons (4 with a female tutor and 1 with a male tutor) later, I decided to write...

~지만 VS ~(으)ㄴ/는데; Important rules and various uses

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There are many ways to express "but", "however", "though", basically an expression or conjunction to link two contrasting clauses. The most commonly used two expressions are probably ~지만 and ~(으)ㄴ/는데, therefore we'll explore the differences...

~어/아/여서 VS ~(으)니까 – Differences and important rules

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These two - ~어/아/여서 and ~(으)니까 - are probably two of the most commonly confused grammar expression. To be very honest, I'm not sure about the difference at times. I'll list some very important...