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  • Learn Korean Ep. 101: More Than & Less Than (Comparatives)

    I found a cool Korean drum and wanted to show off my skills to Keykat... but she didn't seem too impressed. Maybe she thinks it's boring?

    안녕! "Comparatives" are a useful concept in Korean. You can use adverbs (such as 더 and 덜) to say that something is "more" or "less" than something else. This episode will cover how to do that, and give you some examples that you can use in your Korean too.

    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. You can move through them at your own pace, print them out and use them as a free workbook, or skim them for a quick review before or after watching a lesson.

    Check out the episode here!


  • Learn Korean Ep. 101: More Than & Less Than (Comparatives)

    I found a cool Korean drum and wanted to show off my skills to Keykat... but she didn't seem too impressed. Maybe she thinks it's boring?

    안녕! "Comparatives" are a useful concept in Korean. You can use adverbs (such as 더 and 덜) to say that something is "more" or "less" than something else. This episode will cover how to do that, and give you some examples that you can use in your Korean too.

    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. You can move through them at your own pace, print them out and use them as a free workbook, or skim them for a quick review before or after watching a lesson.

    Check out the episode here!


  • How To Say ‘China’ In Korean

    Besides South Korea and Japan, the other East Asian powerhouse that will often come up in conversations is none other than China. For that reason, among many others, we’re adding how to say the word ‘China’ to your expanding list of Korean vocabulary!

    Keep reading and you’ll finally learn how to say ‘China’ in Korean. Are you ready to learn a new word today? If so, then let’s go!

     

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

     


  • How to Learn Korean with K-Pop (and Korean Music)

    These days, more and more people around the world have started learning Korean.

    Why? There are many reasons. One of the most common reasons I hear is that they started learning Korean after becoming interested in K-Pop and Korean music. Personally, I'm super excited that so many more people are starting to learn Korean and becoming interested in Korea.

    No matter your reason for learning Korean, I want to support you in your journey. So I created this video as a guide for learning Korean through K-Pop. While I don't think that K-Pop is the best way to learn Korean, I also don't think it's useless either. There are ways to benefit from using Korean music when studying, which I'll talk about in this video.

    Check it out here~! And good luck in your studies!


  • How to Learn Korean with K-Pop (and Korean Music)

    These days, more and more people around the world have started learning Korean.

    Why? There are many reasons. One of the most common reasons I hear is that they started learning Korean after becoming interested in K-Pop and Korean music. Personally, I'm super excited that so many more people are starting to learn Korean and becoming interested in Korea.

    No matter your reason for learning Korean, I want to support you in your journey. So I created this video as a guide for learning Korean through K-Pop. While I don't think that K-Pop is the best way to learn Korean, I also don't think it's useless either. There are ways to benefit from using Korean music when studying, which I'll talk about in this video.

    Check it out here~! And good luck in your studies!


  • Suamsa Temple – 수암사 (Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do)

  • The New Zealand Wine Festival is Back – and Sold out in Seoul!


  • How To Say ‘Snow’ In Korean

    It’s winter again, and when you look out the window, you see white powdery flakes falling from the sky. You’re excited that it’s snowing and wish to tell your Korean friends all about it. But, you find yourself flinching. Perhaps you don’t yet know how to say ‘snow’ in Korean. Maybe you’ve forgotten what the word for snow in Korean is and need a refresher. Or maybe you just need reassurance that the word for ‘snow’ in Korean you think is correct is indeed the right one.

    Whatever reason brought you here, you’re in luck! In this lesson we will cover how to say ‘snow’ in Korean, let’s get to it!

     

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

     


  • JM Coffee Roasters

    Let’s start with the bakery because it is right there when you first walk through the doors.


  • Acid Test: All that Matters from All These North Korean Summits are the Concessions They Offer

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    This is a local re-post of a something I wrote a few weeks ago for The National Interest.

    Sorry, I don’t post as regularly here as I used to. I am super-busy. My TNI and Lowy author pages are the best place to find my stuff.


  • Korean Test Practice with Billy [Ep. 13] – Intermediate Korean (Listening Practice)

    Are you preparing for a Korean test? This series is designed for helping you to practice Korean test listening questions at various levels - from beginner to advanced.

    This week's episode is an intermediate level question.

    Send me requests for future videos! You can also check out videos sometimes a full week early on my Patreon page. Thanks for watching~!

    Don't read below if  you want to try the problem on your own first.

    Here is the listening example from the video:

    그럼 다음으로 이 작품에 대해서 설명하겠습니다. 이 작품은 2010년 익명으로 기증받은 작품으로 조선 후기의 작품으로 보이나 작가가 누구인지는 아쉽게도 알려지지는 않았습니다. 하지만 다양한 색상의 천연물감과 먹을 사용하였고, 시대를 반영한 인물들의 뛰어난 묘사를 통해 그 작품성을 인정받고 있는 그림입니다. 다음은 여기 이 도자기에 대해서 설명하겠습니다.

    Here's the English translation:


  • Korean Test Practice with Billy [Ep. 13] – Intermediate Korean (Listening Practice)

    Are you preparing for a Korean test? This series is designed for helping you to practice Korean test listening questions at various levels - from beginner to advanced.

    This week's episode is an intermediate level question.

    Send me requests for future videos! You can also check out videos sometimes a full week early on my Patreon page. Thanks for watching~!

    Don't read below if  you want to try the problem on your own first.

    Here is the listening example from the video:

    그럼 다음으로 이 작품에 대해서 설명하겠습니다. 이 작품은 2010년 익명으로 기증받은 작품으로 조선 후기의 작품으로 보이나 작가가 누구인지는 아쉽게도 알려지지는 않았습니다. 하지만 다양한 색상의 천연물감과 먹을 사용하였고, 시대를 반영한 인물들의 뛰어난 묘사를 통해 그 작품성을 인정받고 있는 그림입니다. 다음은 여기 이 도자기에 대해서 설명하겠습니다.

    Here's the English translation:


  • Golden Week in Fukuoka Japan

     

    While the world maybe fixated with places like Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto, one of my favourite places in Japan is Fukuoka. As a teacher in Korea, this was the city we used all travel to when we needed to renew our visas. That was until they changed the rule and forced everyone to get it done in their own country before coming to Korea. Those yearly trips had quite an effect on me. It was where I learned the ropes of photography with my late friend and mentor Dave Harvey and where I appreciated the different aspects of the Japanese culture in contrast to my 2nd home, Korea.


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