hey, you guys. it’s been a minute! as per usual, heheh. but guess what, i am restarting my blog and youtube channel! (yay!) this week i’ll be making a video with Stacy Austin aka @stacylaughs about our experiences living in Korea. it’ll be interesting because even though she has popped back over to the U.S. and come back again, she came to Korea when i did in 2010.
Keykat's always hogging the internet to herself. How am I supposed to do my super important work when she's watching videos all day on her small cell phone? Well, now I took away her cell phone, so the internet should be a bit faster. It's only fair, right?
This episode will cover more about honorific speech - specifically "humble speech." We'll talk about humble verbs (such as 드리다 and 뵈다) as well as humble particles (such as 께, 께서, and 께서는).
Remember that there are free extended PDFs available for every "Learn Korean" episode (at the bottom of this post), and each contains additional information or examples not covered in the video.
Whether you’re planning a trip to visit Korea or you’re planning to relocate to Korea on a more permanent basis, you’re about to experience a fun and exciting culture that is extremely warm and welcoming to newcomers. That being said, there may be some cultural differences depending on where you’re coming from, especially in social arenas like making friends and going on dates.
CHU-EO-TANG (추어탕) is soup made from mudfish. Mudfish are small, long fish that smell a bit. But I'm no stranger to eating fish, so when I heard that visitors to Korea often avoid eating it, I decided I had to give it a try.
I went together with my friend 소영 to try it for our first time. You can get it as either ground or whole mudfish. For this video, we tried the ground-up mudfish soup. Next time I'll definitely get the whole mudfish in my soup. And you eat it together with other toppings such as chives and ground perilla seeds. I'd recommend giving it a try, as long as you like fish. It does have a nice fishy flavor which some people could dislike - but that I love.
This is a repost of an essay I wrote for the Lowy Institute recently on the travel ban preventing Americans from going to North Korea as of September 1 this year. The picture is the US State Department mailer to this effect from a few days ago on my iPhone.
There are a million reasons to learn the Korean language — it gives you access to a whole new world of amazing movies and music, it will allow you to travel through Korea and be able to speak to the interesting people you meet, and as a bonus, you’ll also be able to understand what you’re ordering the next time you’re in a Korean restaurant.
While these are some of the most popular reasons to begin studying the Korean language, there’s one very valid reason that is less talked about, and it’s that learning Korean will help you if you’re interested in dating a Korean guy!