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~(으)ㄹ 것 같다 VS ~(으)ㄴ/는 것 같다

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(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...

[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 do I know if I need a Korean teacher or tutor?

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(Estimated reading time: 10 minutes) This is probably one of the most burning questions most Korean learners would have, especially those just starting out or reaching a plateau in their Korean proficiency. I'm going to share...

[Weekly 10 Phrases] #4

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(Estimated reading time: 3 minutes) This week's 10 phrases are taken from my italki lessons, Daehan lessons, reading Webtoons, and just from my daily studying! Hope these will help you! Enjoy. 1. 이 순간을 소중하게 생각해 (informal)...

What I’ve been studying update #3 | Korean Studying Resources (Mar 2017)

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(Estimated reading time: 6 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 March 2017, I'm...

Content creators on FB & YT that produce videos with Korean subtitles

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(Estimated reading time: 4 minutes) I'm not sure about you all but watching Korean videos with Korean subtitles (not just Korean dramas) is one of my favourite ways of expanding my vocabulary and discovering new...

~고 있다 VS ~어/아/여 있다 – Important differences and uses

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(Estimated reading time: 7 minutes) Most Korean learners wouldn't be able to tell you the difference (myself included!) but there are very distinct differences and situations where only either can be used. In this blog post,...

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...

What I’ve been studying update #2 | Korean Studying Resources (Feb 2017)

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(Estimated reading time: 6 minutes) As we approach the end of the month, I'm here to give some updates on what I've been studying in February 2017! If you haven't checked out last month's, please...

~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...