Life in Korea

Korean Alcohol: 7 Drinks You Need to Try!

When you think of Korea, what do you think of? K-Pop, kimchi, and Korean barbeque? What about alcohol? Korea is home to a wide variety of interesting (and delicious!) alcoholic concoctions that make enjoying a night out drinking with friends anything but boring.

Put down the beer, and read on for a list of must-try Korean alcoholic beverages that you should incorporate into your next evening out! Bottoms up!

 


Buddha’s Birthday in Korea

Ready for some spring celebration?

May is known in Korea as the month of holidays as it contains Children’s Day, Parent’s Day, Teacher’s Day, and Buddha’s birthday. However, out of these, only Children’s Day and Buddha’s birthday are national holidays, or ‘red days’ as they are known.

Today, we’ll tell you all about Buddha’s birthday!

When is Buddha’s Birthday in Korea

 When is Buddhas birthday in Korea


How to Say ‘Honey’ in Korean

If you have a Korean boyfriend or girlfriend, then you are going to want to call them by a special name. Terms of endearment can help you feel closer and show your feelings. In English, people often call their partners ‘honey’.

Today, we are going to learn how to say ‘honey’ in Korean. Learn the word for ‘honey’ and help make your relationship even better!

*Can’t read Korean yet? Click here to learn for free in about 60 minutes!

 


Top Korean Coffee Shops in Korea

Let’s talk coffee. Not only is it the magical elixir that somehow makes getting out of bed slightly less painful – it’s also one of the world’s most purchased beverages, and there is no shortage of coffee shops to get your daily fix!

Korea’s coffee scene has exploded over the last few years and shows no signs of slowing down. New cafes seem to open on a daily basis, and they all claim to have the best cup of coffee.

How do you know where to begin? Use this article to help you navigate the world of caffeine – whether you’re seeking the best latte, the frothiest cappuccino, or the boldest iced coffee, the shops below will certainly have something for you. Read on for our recommendations, and be sure to give us your feedback in the comments below!


Children’s Day in Korea

Everybody in Korea gets excited when they look at the calendar and notice that one of the days is written in red. These special ‘red days’ are national holidays, which means that salaried workers get a day off work and children get a day off school. One of the ‘red days’ in May is Children’s Day.


Candidly Kate: Feeling Seoul Unsettled

20160312_172836.jpg

It’s been two and a half weeks since I boarded the KTX and moved my life up to Seoul from Busan.  To say that the transition was a bumpy ride would be an understatement, but I’ve had a lot of support from my parents, my friends back home and in Busan, as well as new friends and colleagues (not to mention superiors) who have helped in many ways (most notably cracking the whip on my landlord to fix my water as well as getting me a sweet new armoire).


Why Did I Leave a Good Thing in Korea?

 


Korean Winter Food You Must Try

Have you had a chance to try Korean winter foods?

The Korean winter gets very cold, so staying in indoors is the way to go! Thankfully, that leaves plenty of time for cooking.

In order to make the winter more comfortable, Koreans have many tasty snacks and dishes that they like to eat during these cold few months.

We’ll fill you in so you can give some of these a try!

Note: If you can’t read the Korean alphabet yet, you can download a free guide to learn in 60 minutes here.

 

Winter Snacks & Street Food


Best Spring Korean Festivals in 2016

Spring is a great time of the year to explore Korea. The weather is warm and usually dry, and there are many Korean festivals to enjoy. That isn’t to say that the other three seasons don’t have any festivals. There are ice fishing festivals in winter, and many different festivals in fall, but some of the best festivals of the year are in spring. Here are some of the Korean festivals that you can visit during the springtime.

*Can’t read Korean yet? Click here to learn for free in about 60 minutes!

 


How to Say ‘Happy Birthday’ in Korean

One day that is special for everyone is his or her birthday. It’s an important day to celebrate, so make sure you mark your calendars!

But how do we say ‘Happy Birthday’ in Korean?

Not only will we explain that phrase, but we’ll also teach you the famous Happy Birthday song!

Let’s get to it.

*Can’t read Korean yet? Click here to learn for free in about 60 minutes!

 

‘Happy Birthday’ in Korean Explanation

First, let’s start with the word ‘birthday’ itself. ‘Birthday’ is one of those special Korean words that have an honorific version of the word, which is used when talking to people about generation (or more) older than you.

Some other nouns with this honorific form include ‘age’, and ‘house’. Some verbs with an honorific form include ‘to exist’, ‘to eat’, and ‘to sleep’.


Syndicate content
 

Koreabridge - RSS Feeds 
Features @koreabridge     Blogs  @koreablogs
Jobs @koreabridgejobs  Classifieds @kb_classifieds

Koreabridge - Facebook Group