To prepare for the upcoming 2018 Pyeongchang winter olympics, South Korea is investing in both infrastructure & athletes, with one sport in particular making headlines for its addition of foreign-born players.
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This week's new video is a "Korean Phrases" episode. This series is for learning quick idioms and phrases in Korean. Lately, it's mostly been a series for learning about 사자성어 ("4 character idioms"). These types of idioms (mostly) originally come from China and the Chinese language, but are still useful to know in Korean as well. And this week we'll learn about the idiom 자화자찬.
Even if you don't use any of these idioms in this series when speaking, you might find them written in books, or hear someone use them when speaking.
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BACK in March 2017, the Tory MP for Mid-Derbyshire Pauline Latham incurred the wrath of the media when, during a House of Commons debate on Syrian refugees in Greece and Italy, she said that we should stop being “so sentimental” about child refugees fleeing to and stranded in Europe.
Tens of thousands of unaccompanied refugee kids are stranded in Europe (Image skanked from here)
A selection of this week’s news and commentary on Korean culture
I must admit feeling very spoiled reading this recent WSJ piece about the difficulty (read: ‘virtual impossibility’) of wiring the rural United States for broadband. The problem of course boils down to too few customers spread over too large an area, which, barring some massive infrastructure spending initiative, makes laying the requisite amount of fiber optic cable unprofitable.