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  • 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.


  • 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!


  • ‘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 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.


  • 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.


  • 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!

     


  • 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.


  • Muryangsa Temple – 무량사 (Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do)

  • How To Say ‘Left’ In Korean

    The more you can express yourself in Korean while staying in Korea, the better. Though many Koreans can speak English well, it is a definite advantage to be able to communicate with them in their native language. Besides ordering at a restaurant or shopping at a store, one of the most integral things to learn just may be asking and receiving directions.

    While we can easily access directions and maps online and offline these days, sometimes you will simply find yourself lost. In these instances, it’s good to know how to ask for directions from a local, and how to understand their responses.


  • Toronto Gym Alternatives for Busy Fitness Buffs


  • Korean School System + Renting School Uniforms | Glass with Billy

    By now most of you probably know about my friend Jinyoung, since she's appeared in several videos over the past 4 years.

    I've known about Hanbok rentals since I first visited Korea, but I never knew you could also rent school uniforms in Korea - until last year when I decided to search.

    We found a place in Hongdae that had rentals, and it was easy to get to and fun to try. It definitely isn't something that most Koreans are aware of, and I can't imagine any tourists going there.

    The total cost was about 30,000 for both of ours, since we returned it the same day. They also offer packages to rent them for several days, but we just wanted to take some fun photos with them.


  • K-Drama Words and Phrases: Strong Girl Bong-soon

    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 2017 hit drama 힘쎈여자 도봉순 (himssen-yeoja dobongsun) or in English, “Strong Girl Bong-soon”. Let’s get started!

     


  • Dating in Toronto: Are Local Men Commitment-Phobes?

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    Dating in Toronto: Are Women Too Intimidating?

    Now that I’m back in Toronto I’m trying to assess the dating pool from the outside looking in.  While I’m more focused on finding a job than a date (current job ✓, new job August 20th ✓), my gal pals are on the prowl.  I’ve returned from Korea to find I only have a handful of single male friends.  It seems like I have more single female friends in my a


  • Hyunwoo’s Tips for Setting Language Goals [TTMIK] | Glass with Billy

    Everyone has their own goals for learning Korean. Whenever I meet someone who tells me they're also learning Korean, the first thing I ask them is about their goals. Usually they'll either want to learn how to speak comfortably in the language, or just learn a few phrases to use with someone close to them. I think goals are important for learning languages, but some goals can be ineffective or even hurt your progress. Specifically I wanted to share my opinions together with Hyunwoo from "Talk To Me In Korean" and get his advice on setting goals.

    Goals are an important topic that aren't often discussed when learning Korean, so I wanted to get to the bottom of it and hopefully learn something new in the process. And I did.

    Why are you learning Korean? What are your goals?

    Check out Hyunwoo at the “Talk To Me In Korean” YouTube channel.


  • Live Korean Classes + Membership Announcement

    Thanks for being a follower of my content and Korean lessons. Today I have a special announcement, that I'll be starting live Korean classes on YouTube.

    These will be completely free, interactive, and will be a chance for you to practice and ask questions about what you're learning.

    My very first class will be this Saturday (late morning or early afternoon), but the date/time could change depending on what fits most people's schedules.

    I've also begun channel memberships through YouTube. This is another way to support me (separate from Patreon or other methods) that's directly through YouTube. You'll get badges for your name, and special emotes that only members can use in the chat. You'll also get special member-only posts in the Community tab of my channel (outtakes, polls, and more content).


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