Korean body language is something that textbooks and classes normally don't teach you as a beginner. I remember making several mistakes with body language in Korea, without even knowing what I'd done wrong until after. So I made a simple guide of some of the most common hand symbols and body language for you to memorize and practice.
Did I miss any? Which ones are you the best/worst at? Let me know~!
One thing that many young Koreans, especially those living in Seoul, enjoy doing on their weekends is to go dancing. Whether in a dance group or at a night club, it’s a popular past-time with young Koreans, and there are even many high school dance troops you can spot practicing in any out of the way place with a large reflection in Seoul.
Not only that, but both boys and girls in Korea also love to rent out studios with their friends for some dance practice together. It is probably no surprise to anyone that the citizens of a country with a pop industry that relies largely on fun choreography, are also wildly interested in dancing themselves.
What do you think is the best way to learn Korean?
In my 13+ years of learning Korean (more if you count my previous languages), I've found - like many other people have - that immersion is the best method. However, immersion might not always be possible for most people, especially those who have busy schedules. So what can be done about that?
I talk about this topic and others in this week's Korean FAQ episode. What do you think? Do you agree or disagree? Let me know your opinions or experiences learning through immersion.
There are many differences between spoken and written Korean - that is the Korean you'll actually hear Koreans using, and the Korean you might see written somewhere. They're the same language, but there are some fundamental differences that can make the two difficult. In order to master reading, writing, speaking and listening, you'll have to understand these major differences.
These differences include word order, grammar forms used and conjugations, verb endings, as well as vocabulary, phrases, and more. Did I miss anything? Let me know in the comments~
If you are living or traveling to South Korea, here are some rules and advice that you should know before launching your drone. This advice not only comes from the actual websites but from my own personal experience as well. Often you are going to find sites that have just copied and pasted the general drone rules for Korea and only reflect on part of the experience.
Basically, Trump blew Hanoi, because he is lazy and poor negotiator. He has no empathy, so he cannot put himself in another’s shoes. Nor does he read, so he has no idea what the issues really are. He isn’t preparing for these meetings. He is throwing them together as he goes. So he walks into them unprepared with little fallback when he doesn’t get his way. Both Singapore and Hanoi failed along the same lines. Trump is 0-2, because he’s winging it.
Cinemagraphs are great for ads and promotions, but it is always a challenge blending in your text or logo into a cinemagraph. Dues to the way that we currently create cinemagraphs, having test that may bleed over onto the masked out move areas, just didn’t look that good as you would still have to cut away parts. It just doesn’t look good.
For an idea of the old way, check the video below and excuse the lame joke at the beginning. At any rate, you had really only one option and that was to export the top image and add text away from the moving parts of the cinemagraph and then import into cinemagraph pro.
This abridged video clocks in at just over 17 minutes - much less than the full live stream which went over 2 hours. We talked about Korean numbers - both Sino-Korean and Pure Korean - as well as counters and how to count things in Korean.
Maybe in the future I'll do a follow up lesson about more counters, but the ones mentioned in the live stream were some of the most commonly used ones and should be good enough for a first-time learner.
How about today we truly put the ‘fun’ in learning Korean by learning how to say ‘fun’ in Korean? How much fun do you think that will be? By the time we’re done you’ll be able to tell all your Korean friends about ‘fun’ things you like to do. Or tell us by letting us know in the comments at the end of this post – in Korean of course!
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Full Disclosure: I am terrible at cleaning my camera. I abuse my camera and I shouldn’t. However, I recently got really sick of removing the dust spots from my images in Lightroom. I also was too lazy to take my camera to the service centre to have it cleaned.
Like any photographer, I have all the tools that come with any new camera purchase. You know what I am talking about. We all have the cleaning cloths, the blowers, the brushes, the blower-brush combo, the wipes, and the tissues. However, the first major issue what that I never used them unless it was really nasty. The other ws the fact that I can’t use any of these to clean my sensor.