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Korean Culture and Travel

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Korean Music

In K-Pop, do the artists use a specific honorific?

1 reply - Last post by Rocket-Languages -
Apr 9, 2017

Korean Music

What are some popular songs in Korea? Who are the most popular singers? What kind of music are Koreans listening to?

6 replies - Last post by Marmar -
Feb 27, 2016

Korean Tutor : Facts about Korean military

Hello everyone! Today, I want to talk about Korean military. Some people may ask why talk about military in Korean language website? However, it is very important part of Korean culture.  All Korean male, except for few special exceptions, have to serve in the military for about two...

2 replies - Last post by Alexander Petsch -
Dec 31, 2015

Korean Tutor : You have to be Polite!!!!

Hello guys, Today, I want to talk about some misconception that foreigners have about Korean culture.  I actually ran into someone today who is learning Korean, and I shared few words with her in Korean, and this problem came up.  AGE is quite a big deal in Korea, and I absolutely...

1 reply - Last post by Rocket-L202 -
Dec 7, 2015

Korean Tutor : How to get a room

Hello guys,  Today I want to talk about how to get place to stay in Korea,  I want to clarify that there is a special form rent in Korea (that does not exist in western culture and most of Asian culture even) Obviously there is a 'monthly rent' or called 월세. However, most of the...

1 reply - Last post by Rocket-L202 -
Dec 7, 2015

Korean Tutor : Proper use of Honorific or Respect(In terms of culture)

Hello guys,  Today I will post about proper way of using honorifics I will refer to 'Language and Culture' 1.5~1.6 lessons to clarify some things, so please check the lesson when you are reading this post.  First I want to address 씨 and 님 (Mr/Mrs) In the lesson, there is an...

0 replies - Last post by Kiyun-Rocket-Korean-Tutor -
Oct 31, 2015

Korean Tutor: Very useful tips on Korean internet!

Hello guys! I will talk about some really good internet tips to use when you dealing with anything related to Korea! 1. Search Engines There are just two major search engines in Korea. a) Naver b) Daum Naver pretty much dominates the Korean search engine market, but Daum have few features...

0 replies - Last post by Kiyun-Rocket-Korean-Tutor -
Oct 30, 2015

Places to visit before going to Korea

What if where you live there are no Korean speakers?

9 replies - Last post by Jeremy V -
Oct 10, 2015

Korean Tutor: Recommended Korean Entertainment Shows

Hi guys!  Since many people are interested in Korean shows, I put few lists for the shows I like. Let me know if you want to know more! 무한도전(Infinite Challenge) – MBC Undoubtedly one of most famous entertainment show in Korea shown in channel MBC. They do variety of things, and...

4 replies - Last post by Kiyun-Rocket-Korean-Tutor -
Sep 26, 2015

Learning Korean Culture and Travel Through Shows

What Korean shows do you watch? Do you want to visit certain places because of the show? I really like watching the show Running Man. Aside from the hilarious interactions, fun games, and famous guests, I find that it can be quite informational, especially if you want to learn more about Korean...

13 replies - Last post by Kiyun-Rocket-Korean-Tutor -
Sep 13, 2015

Clarification on Honorifics and Politeness

Hi guys!   I wanted to make some tips on Honorifics!   First, some people make mistake of using Honorifics to oneself   EX: A is older than B A: 전 밥을 드셧어요. (I ate[hon])   This is wrong. Even if you are older than the person you are talking to, it is wrong to use...

0 replies - Last post by Kiyun-Rocket-Korean-Tutor -
Sep 6, 2015

Packing for February Until June!

I am traveling to Seoul for a semester abroad! I know that it is Winter in February and I heard it gets pretty cold, and then by June it is hot and humid. I am limiting myself to one carry on and one suitcase. I am concerned about what to bring, because I heard something about deodorant...

9 replies - Last post by Keith-H36 -
Nov 17, 2014

Korean language

Hi How can i learn about Korean culture?? where can i find information about it??

4 replies - Last post by maha266 -
Nov 10, 2014

levelsd of respect

I am very confused with the levels of respect, with the examples of the same ones, and on the completions of honorific and not honorific. They might explain to me clearer on the meaning of the completions and since they are changing according to his level of respect.

2 replies - Last post by zachariah-i -
Jan 15, 2014

Femenine and Masculine Speech

Hi, I just wanted to know if there exists a form of speech only for male or females? In Japanese I know they have feminine and masculine speech and since Japanese grammar is similar to Korean, I wonder if this is the same in Korean too. Thanks

4 replies - Last post by sujung-lee -
Jan 23, 2013

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