Most Viewed Posts (this month)

  • ‘Don’t forget your chopsticks’ (Global Living Magazine)

    Thanks to Alison Cavatore at Global Living Magazine for publishing this piece on her worldwide expat resource site. In the article, I share my (two!) experiences of having surgery in South Korean hospitals. Enjoy!


    Don’t forget your chopsticks

    An American expat goes under the knife in South Korea, after backing out eight years ago

    By John Dunphy

    The distance between one’s gallbladder and their right knee is not very far from a big picture perspective. But, the circumstances that brought me to a South Korean surgeon’s table in 2018 are perhaps wider than the years between it and my first attempt at going under the knife eight years ago in The Land of Morning Calm.


  • Korean FAQ – How to Use 달라고 and 주라고

    Every now and again I'm asked how to use 달라고 and 주라고.

    There are already several explanations you can find if you search around, but I noticed some of them were a big vague or didn't get to the heart of the issue.

    These Korean FAQ episodes are uploaded once every week, so if you have any questions of your own let me know~!

    The post Korean FAQ – How to Use 달라고 and 주라고 appeared first on Learn Korean with GO! Billy Korean.


  • Korean Billy’s Tips for Learning Korean | A Glass with Billys

    If you've ever searched for "Billy Korean" when trying to find my videos, you might've stumbled upon another channel called "Korean Billy." Actually, his channel is likely more popular than mine, because he's a Korean who teaches various British English dialects. His videos are also pretty funny.

    I've followed his channel since it was new, and I thought it was interesting how he was not only able to learn English (impressive by itself) but also learn several different dialects, and teach those dialects. Fortunately he also heard about my channel, so we were able to meet up together in Seoul and chat.

    Billy shared some of his personal tips for learning a foreign language, and we also talked about whether learning dialects helps with learning one's target language or not. If you haven't seen his videos already, definitely check them out too.


  • What Do Koreans Think of Foreigners Who Speak Korean?

    You're studying Korean, right? What do Koreans think about you? I wanted to ask them how Koreans feel when they hear you're trying to learn their language - whether you can speak it or not.

    I filmed a series of interviews this summer in Korea, and asked several questions to people. I've since been compiling them into separate videos, and there are about 2 more left for this series. Next year I'll go again and film some more. Speaking of which, is there somewhere you'd like me to go to film my next series of interviews? I've done the past 2 at 광화문 (that's why everyone's wearing 한복s), and I've done one in 홍대.

    Enjoy the video!


  • Asking Koreans Their Favorite Korean Food

    가장 좋아하는 음식이 뭐예요? What's your favorite food? I asked this question to a few dozen Koreans this summer and was surprised to hear so many of the "cliche" Korean foods I know. There's really a reason why those foods are mentioned so often, and it's because they're delicious.

    What's your favorite Korean food? Mine is 순대, but a runner-up would be 갈비.

    The post Asking Koreans Their Favorite Korean Food appeared first on Learn Korean with GO! Billy Korean.


  • Korean FAQ – How to Pronounce ㄹ

    The first video in my new series, "Korean FAQ." I'm going from one upload per week to TWO UPLOADS PER WEEK starting this week.

    Feel free to ask me if you have any questions of your own. I'll try to make videos on all of the topics that I frequently get asked, so if multiple people request the same topic I'd like to cover it. These videos will be posted once a week for the time being. In the future I might change the series' format or do something else, but I'd like to keep doing two uploads per week because it ensures that I can always have at least one Korean lesson posted every week. Regular uploads will continue as usual.


  • Po Tid: Harry Potter Themed Cafe in Busan

    Hello everyone, I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I think you can understand what will be the content of my blog today reading the title! But I have a surprise for you and that is, I made a whole video about my experience of visiting this wonderful cafe! This is a must visit place in Busan for Harry Potter fans. Although I heard during the weekend the place is super crowded, but we were really lucky and managed us a table. Check my full vlog for details!

    -Munira Chowdhury, 17/09/2018


  • K-Drama Words and Phrases: Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bokjoo

    At 90 Day Korean, it’s no surprise that we love all things Korean and Korean dramas are no exception! We’re big fans of studying Korean but also doing it in a fun and interesting way. Whether it’s studying with television, music, or movies, learning through a medium you enjoy is a surefire way to learn Korean fast! So for that reason, we’re going to start an article series of some of our favorite dramas and words you can look for to supplement your Korean studies while you watch.

    So heat up your popcorn and grab a pencil because we’re starting with the 2016 hit drama 역도요정 김복주 (Yeokdo Yojeong Kim Bokjoo) or in English, “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bokjoo“. Let’s get started!

     


  • K-Drama Words and Phrases: I Can Hear Your Voice

    At 90 Day Korean, it’s no surprise that we love all things Korean and Korean dramas are no exception! We’re big fans of studying Korean but also doing it in a fun and interesting way. Whether it’s studying with television, music, or movies, learning through a medium you enjoy is a surefire way to learn Korean fast! So for that reason, we’re going to start an article series of some of our favorite dramas and words you can look for to supplement your Korean studies while you watch.

    So heat up your popcorn and grab a pencil because we’re reviewing the 2013 hit drama 너의 목소리가 들려 (Neoui Moksoriga Deullyeo) or in English, “I Can Hear Your Voice“. Let’s get started!


  • K-Drama Words and Phrases: Dr. Romantic

    At 90 Day Korean, we love Korean dramas so why not use them in your studies? We’re big fans of studying Korean but also doing it in a fun and interesting way. Whether it’s studying with television, music, or movies, learning through a medium you enjoy is a surefire way to learn Korean fast! So for that reason, we’re going to start an article series of some of our favorite dramas and words you can look for to supplement your Korean studies while you watch.

    So get comfy and grab a pen and pad because we’re reviewing the 2016 hit drama 낭만닥터 김사부 (Nangman deokteo Kim sabu) or in English, “Dr. Romantic“. Let’s get started!


  • Learn Korean Ep. 102: Since doing (은/ㄴ지 되다)

    Today's Episode: Jinyoung is still scared of Keykat, understandably after the last time they met. But can she avoid her and Billy at the arcade?

    Hey everyone! 안녕! This is partially a beginner level lesson, but also an intermediate level lesson (sorta), and goes over a lot of information regarding how you can say "since doing." I wanted to cover this topic simply, so it took a while longer to make this video than I'd originally intended. If you have suggestions for future videos, be sure to let me know!

    Remember that there are free extended PDFs available for every "Learn Korean" episode (at the bottom of each post) that contain additional information or examples not covered in the video. You can move through them at your own leisure, print them out and use them as a free workbook, or skim through them for a quick review before or after watching a "Learn Korean" lesson.


  • How To Say ‘Different’ In Korean

    Perhaps one reason why you’ve ended up in Korea – or are currently planning for your trip there – is because you’re tired of everything in your life being the same. Seeing the same streets every day, eating the same foods every week, going to the same clothing stores every month. Sometimes you simply want to be somewhere new and different, trying something new and different.

    To follow that theme, today is the perfect day to learn how to say different in Korean! What makes this lesson even better and more special is that the word ‘different’ just so happens to be a rarer word to be taught!

     

    *Ready to learn Korean yet? Click here to learn about our 90 Day Korean learning program!

     


  • Korean FAQ – Object Marker for Locations (학교에 가다 vs 학교를 가다)

    Here's a topic I don't see discussed much - when and how can the Object Marker (을/를) be used with locations?

    We all know how the particles 에 or (으)로 are normally used to show where motion is going, and can mean "to." But did you know that the Object Marker can also have a similar usage? It does... but only in certain cases. While I don't recommend using the Object Marker to mark your locations when speaking Korean, there are a few cases where it's accepted and even common, and I'll show some of those in this video.

    Since switching to two video uploads per week, I created this "Korean FAQ" series to be posted once a week as an additional supplement to your regular Korean studies. In the future I'd like to introduce more types of videos to upload each week, for more variety.

    Your comments, feedback, and suggestions are always appreciated.


  • Quitting your job in Korea (A little known loophole with your E-2 visa)

    I am not advising that you do this and this is not for everyone, but I am just telling it like it is. If you are considering quitting your job or if you have been fired from your job teaching English in Korea then you have a few options.

    If you are trying to quit your job and would like to transfer to another job then you will probably need a letter of release from your employer.

    But I am not going to go into that with this post. You can read more about that here.

    In this post I am just going to tell you about the loophole. 

    Here it is.


  • Candidly Cartier – Hit Back: Be Your Own Best Boss

     


 

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