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  • Product Photography Experiment

    With the Coronavirus running rampant around the country, it was advised that people stay in and avoid going out as much as they can. Being a landscape and travel photographer, this is not a good time. Getting out is part of the job. However, this down time allows me to experiment with different styles of photography.

  • Sarcasm in Korean

    Today we’ll teach you how to say sarcasm in Korean. We’ll also introduce you to how Koreans use sarcasm to help you understand and use sarcasm when you visit Korea. So then, let’s get learning!

    Illustration of a red headed girl winking

    “Sarcasm” in Korean

    There are three words that mean sarcasm in Korean. These words are:

    빈정거림 (binjeonggeorim)

  • LTW: Corona-19 virus hits South Korea hard


    S.Korea suddenly turned into "Land of Morning Virus'. Since the first Corona 19 case on Jan 20, it took nearly a month to reach 51 cases until Feb 18. The cases then doubled in one day to 104, with the first death on Feb 19, and have been increasing exponentially with 3,150 cases and 17 fatalities as of Feb 29. Nearly 85% of the cases centered around Daegu, 323km(201mi) Southeast of Seoul, that have 5.4 million people with high concentration of large auto suppliers. No auto suppliers have been shutdown yet because of the virus, but Hyundai had to stop its No.2 plant in Ulsan that produce Santafe, Pallisade and Genesis G80 SUV because of one paint shop employee with virus. Over 71 countries have placed either total ban or some control of Koreans entering their countries.

  • How to say “Long time no see” in Korean

    Long time no see! It’s been awhile since we last taught you how to say something in Korean, but today we’re back! So it’s only appropriate that today we teach you how to say “long time no see” in Korean.

    Can't read Korean yet? Click here to learn for free in about 90 minutes!

    Illustration of a person on a segway being greeted by a couple and their dog

  • KR husband x SG Wife's short trip to Suwon

  • Korean FAQ

    Got a burning Korean question that you can’t seem to find the answer for? Look no further with our Korean FAQ! You can ask us any questions related to the Korean language or South Korean culture and life and we’ll do our best to answer. Ask us questions in the comments or email us at contact@90daykorean.com.

    We’ll update this post regularly, so be sure to check back for the latest question and answers. Let’s get answering!

  • Nothing's Really Real Podcast: (Ep 70) Now It's Dark Movie Podcast

    In this longest episode I’ve released to date, I do a cross-over show with two of my favorite podcaster friends: Mike and Tim from the Now It’s Dark Movie Podcast. These guys have a very professional and smart movie podcast where they discuss, critique and analyze all aspects of film. In this cross-over episode, which will air on their channel as well as mine, we drink and debate movies … for three hours. It’s great. I love it.
    More specifically, we have a Nothing’s Really Real elimination tournament to decide what is the most undeniably good movie.

  • Korean Terms of Endearment

    Do you know Korean terms of endearment for your loved one? In Korea, it’s quite common for people to use words like “honey” and “babe” to refer to your significant other, rather than using their name.

    So if you’re learning Korean, married to a Korean, or just want fun words to tease your friends with, let’s learn some Korean terms of endearment.

    Illustration of couple embracing next to a tree with hearts for leaves

  • Film Camera Shopping in Seoul

    I remember when I first started into photography back in university. My dad gave me his old pentax spotmatic f to use for my first photography course. I was a little embarrassed as the other students had newer cameras that seemed so much cooler than mine. Little did I know that 20 years later that same camera would be a hot item on the streets of Seoul.

    I have to admit that I have purchased most of my film cameras from Ebay or through the various camera groups that I am in on facebook. However, when I saw my friend Noe Alonzo’s video on YouTube, it got me thinking. So I decided to head up to Seoul to see what I could find.

  • Fruits, Nuts, Vegetables in Korean

    Planning to shop for groceries or visit a street market in Korea? Then you need to learn these important foods and fruits in Korean!

    Check through this lesson for the language you need to learn. And don’t forget the example sentences at the end!

    various illustrations of fruit

    Nuts in Korean

    견과 (gyeongwa) = nut

    아몬드 (amondeu) = almond

    땅콩 (ttangkong) = peanut

    호도 (hodo) = walnut

    밤 (bam) = chestnut

    잣 (jat) = pine nuts

  • Gyeongju Travel Photography Guide

    Without a doubt, Gyeongju is one of the best places to visit in Korea. It has an amazing assortment of history, an emerging trendy area, an impressive resort area, and it is a vibrant city as well. I am lucky enough to live quite close to this amazing city and I will help you find the best locations to shoot.

    The Most Popular Spots

    Gyeongju is often called the “open-air museum” or something to that effect. The reason being is that there are so many historic sites in one area. It is actually quite impressive when you think about it. You can walk to many of the areas as well. Here are a few of my favourite places to photograph.

  • InterCity Bus Numbers & Terminal Information

    InterCity Bus Numbers & Terminal Information

    Bus Time Tables
    **Updated 1-24-20 -- If you click KOBUS English you can enter in your destination information to obtain bus availability and time tables.

  • Animals in Korean

    Dogs, cats, snakes, horses, what do all these words have in common? They’re all animals! It’s fun to talk about your favorite wildlife when you learn Korean. So let’s boost our vocabulary and learn the words for all the different creatures in the Korean language.

    We’ve made it easy by putting together a list and some examples. So let’s start the lesson!

    various wild animals

  • Luminar 4: Is It Worth It?

    There are a lot of programs and plugins out there that many swear by or even swear at. When Adobe moved to the subscription model, there were people swearing up a storm. Some moved on to free software like Gimp others looked for an equally powerful replacement. The trouble is that up until now there has not really been a decent editor that could do all the things that Lightroom can do and still be affordable.

  • Korean Particles for Everyday Use

    You may be new to the concept, but particles are a part of Korean that are used every day. In fact, these Korean particles are found in nearly every sentence you’ll hear, if not all!

    But it’s important to learn how to use them correctly. We’ll cover Korean particles for everyday use that you should learn to become a pro Korean speaker.

    multi-ethnic kids reading books at a table

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