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How to Say ‘Hot’ in Korean

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Do you know how to order a hot americano at a cafe in Seoul yet? What about how to describe the temperature at the peak of summer? What about any other phrase for which you might need the word ‘hot’?

If your answer is ‘no’, or you find that you just don’t know, then this lesson on how to say ‘hot’ in Korean is perfect for you! Let’s get started, shall we?

 

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‘Hot’ in Korean

chinese hot pot

There are two main words you can use to describe ‘hot’ in Korean, depending on which you are talking about. Note that with these words some exceptions exist as well.

You may wish to use the verb 뜨겁다 (ddeugeobda) when the temperature of something, such as your hair curler or meal or coffee, is hot or even burning. This word can be used to describe other events and popular phenomenons to mean they are “cool” or “popular now”. The other word, 덥다 (deobda) is used especially to describe hot weather. It can also be used in a similar context as 뜨겁다, for example to describe hot water.

Sometimes you may also hear the word 따뜻하다 (daddeuthada) used in similar instances, but its meaning is more ‘warm’ rather than ‘hot’. With that said, it is important to note that while you might describe the coffee you just burnt your tongue on as 뜨거워요 (ddeugeowoyo) – the standard form of the verb 뜨겁다 – you would actually order your hot coffee using the verb 따뜻하다 at the coffee shop.

 

A word of caution about Romanization

While it is possible for you to study the words in this article simply by reading their romanized versions, it will come in handy for you to be able to read Hangeul if you ever wish to come to Korea. Hangeul is the Korean alphabet, and not difficult to learn. In fact, you can learn it in just 90 minutes.

After you’ve familiarized yourself with Hangeul, life in Korea will suddenly seem so much easier and the country won’t appear so foreign for you. So, if you’re serious about learning Korean, why not learn Hangeul today?

 

Sample Sentences

hot water spring

Standard:

커피가 뜨거워서 조심하세요 (kheophiga ddeugeoweoseo josimhaseyo)

Please be careful as the coffee is hot.

 

그 문제에 대한 논란이 뜨거워요 (geu munjee daehan nollani ddeugeowoyo)

That issue is being hotly debated.

 

왜 더운 물 안나와요? (wae deoun mul annawayo?)

Why is there no hot water?

 

Informal:

그 남자의 몸은 완전 뜨겁지 않을까? (geu namjae momeun wanjeon ddeugeobji aneulgga?)

Isn’t his body so hot?

 

오늘 몸이 덥네… (oneul momi deobne…)

I have a fever today.

 

오늘 날씨가 매우 더워! (oneul nalssiga maeu deowo!)

Today’s weather is extremely hot!

 

So now that you know how to say “hot” in Korean why don’t you ask your Korean friends if they won’t share a “hot” cup of tea with you! ^^

Do you have a word or phrase you’d like to know how to say in Korean? Let us know in the comments below and maybe our next article will be just what you’re looking for!

 

*Want more Korean phrases? Go to our Korean Phrases Page for a complete list!

 

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Ilbe and the Alt-Right: Fascism and Conservative Politics in South Korea

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On this episode of The Korea File podcast, host Andre Goulet and blogger Ask A Korean unpack the spy-ops and psy-ops that have informed more than a decade of alt-Right agitation in South Korea. Plus:

* a look into the anti-democratic overreach of the National Intelligence Service 
* a deep dive into the origins of Ilbe, Korea’s nihilistic proto-Reddit web forum and Breitbart predecessor
* an analysis of the diminished status of South Korea’s political right-wing today

And: three fundamental questions that establish first principles when talking about North Korea: 
1) May the North Korean state continue to exist? 
2) May the Kim Jong-un regime remain in power? 
3) Is war acceptable on the Korean peninsula?

Ask A Korean’s answer to all three questions is an emphatic ‘No’.

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Learn Korean Ep. 98: Korean Numbers Part 2 (Pure Korean)

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Keykat's always looking for something to do. I think she gets bored too much. Anyway today she decided to make some pretty paper hearts... for me! But wait, what did she make these hearts out of?

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More on Why I Don’t Think the North Koreans will Carry Real Costs/Risk for Unification

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Korea tensions1This is a local repost of something I wrote for the Lowy Institute in January. It is sort of a sequel to my last post. Across these two posts, my point is to argue that North Korea is basically a status quo state and won’t carry serious costs for unification.

I got a lot of heat on Twitter for suggesting this. Hawks were displeased. Josh Stanton particularly had a smart comeback.

So let me try again. Yes, ideally the North Koreans want national unity. In fact, maximally, they may even want socialism. But that’s not what matters. What we care about is what they will sacrifice for, not their ideal wants. We’re looking for satisficing, not maximizing, behavior here.

So what are the North Koreans sacrificing for? Where are they carrying costs and taking risks? A couple obvious areas: 1. Nukes. 2. Luxury imports. Neither of these really advance a unification agenda. Nukes are a defensive weapon in practice, because of their extraordinary deterrent value. And all the counterfeiting, money in Chinese banks, and general sanctions-busting is either to smuggle in luxuries for elites or to promote the nuclear missile program. What North Korea is not doing is launching war-risking strategic provocations, no matter how much crazy stuff they say. (Why we listen much to North Korea when they lie and exaggerate so much never ceases to amaze me.)

Like all other states, they firstly want to survive, and they are in a pretty hostile neighborhood. Before we get carried away that nukes have empowered them to overrun the peninsula, let’s start with what we can prove: the elite their wants to hang on – because they don’t want to die on the run or in South Korean jails – and prosper – hence all the sanctions-running and criminality.

However I do agree with Josh, that the nukes open up a lot of opportunities to blackmail South Korea, bully it into semi-permanent subsidization of the North, and otherwise try to cow it. But that is not unification. It’s subsidization – endless, condition-less South Korean cash is what they want. Not unity.

The full essay follows the jump…


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Pusan National University

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Online Teaching: Self-Employment vs. Online Platforms

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“Online Teaching: The Answer?” So you’re teaching ESL abroad, and think to yourself, “I wish I made more money!” If you’re going to be teaching for only a year or two, have fun, drink lots of beer, and travel to some amazing places during your vacation. However, if you’re doing …

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Online Teaching: Self-Employment vs. Online Platforms

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“Online Teaching: The Answer?” So you’re teaching ESL abroad, and think to yourself, “I wish I made more money!” If you’re going to be teaching for only a year or two, have fun, drink lots of beer, and travel to some amazing places during your vacation. However, if you’re doing …

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Side Gigs for Teachers

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Side Gigs: The New Job Security

Are you ready to change your life by starting some side gigs? Then you’ll need to check out this book, “Side Gigs for Teachers: Ways to Actually Make Money.” You will learn how to make money in your spare time with practical, simple ideas. The good news is that just about anybody, especially teachers can do them.

An additional income stream that you control, apart from your day job is the new job security.

Don’t live in fear anymore about losing your teaching job. Or, about getting laid off. There is most definitely a better way which puts you in control of your own destiny. A little hustle and hard work now can result in some serious financial success later.

There are a number of books out there which focus on building your side hustle. However, none of them are specifically focused on teachers. We’ve considered the skills teachers have, and come up with the best side gigs ideas for you.

Active, and Passive Income Streams

All about Active Income Streams

The first part of the book is all about active income streams. This means that for each hour of work, you get one hour of pay. If you needed money yesterday, then this is the option you should consider. Or, if you’re worried about how to pay your phone bill next month, this consider getting your active income thing going on.

You can read all about transcription, online tutoring, officiating at weddings and 11 more equally awesome ideas. You’re sure to find one that will work for you. We guarantee that you’ll read at least one of them and think, “I can do that!”

All about Passive Income Streams

Passive income is where you do a lot of hard work up-front, but you can potentially earn money for years to come, with no additional work. It’s passive income magic, to say the least and if you don’t need the money immediately, it’s the best way to secure your financial future.

Some of the passive income streams talked about in detail include self-publishing on Amazon, building niche affiliate websites, setting up online courses, and four more equally good ideas.

About the Authors

Jackie Bolen and Jennifer Booker Smith met years ago while teaching English in South Korea. Since then, they’ve collaborated on more than 20 books for teachers of various kinds.

Jackie has since moved back to Canada, while Jennifer travels the world and can be found in a different country what seems like every month or two. Both of them are making a living off of the various side gigs they’re developed over the years. Jackie is a dedicated dividend stock investor, and niche site builder, while Jennifer is the guru of all things Teachers Pay Teachers and Pinterest.

The best part about the book is that you can learn from their mistakes. Heed their advice and you’ll be way further down the road than they were when they first started out.

Where to Buy Side Gigs for Teachers

If you’re ready to change your life, then you’re ready to get your copy of Side Gigs for Teachers: Ways to Actually Make Money. It’ll be the best few bucks you spend all year because it has the potential to turn into thousands.

You can find the book on Amazon, in both print and digital formats. The (cheaper) digital one can be read on any device (smartphone, tablet, Mac, or PC) by downloading the free Kindle reading app. Get your copy today, and get on the fast track to financial freedom.

 

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Side Gigs for Teachers

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side-gigs-for-teachers

Side Gigs: The New Job Security

Are you ready to change your life by starting some side gigs? Then you’ll need to check out this book, “Side Gigs for Teachers: Ways to Actually Make Money.” You will learn how to make money in your spare time with practical, simple ideas. The good news is that just about anybody, especially teachers can do them.

An additional income stream that you control, apart from your day job is the new job security.

Don’t live in fear anymore about losing your teaching job. Or, about getting laid off. There is most definitely a better way which puts you in control of your own destiny. A little hustle and hard work now can result in some serious financial success later.

There are a number of books out there which focus on building your side hustle. However, none of them are specifically focused on teachers. We’ve considered the skills teachers have, and come up with the best side gigs ideas for you.

Active, and Passive Income Streams

All about Active Income Streams

The first part of the book is all about active income streams. This means that for each hour of work, you get one hour of pay. If you needed money yesterday, then this is the option you should consider. Or, if you’re worried about how to pay your phone bill next month, this consider getting your active income thing going on.

You can read all about transcription, online tutoring, officiating at weddings and 11 more equally awesome ideas. You’re sure to find one that will work for you. We guarantee that you’ll read at least one of them and think, “I can do that!”

All about Passive Income Streams

Passive income is where you do a lot of hard work up-front, but you can potentially earn money for years to come, with no additional work. It’s passive income magic, to say the least and if you don’t need the money immediately, it’s the best way to secure your financial future.

Some of the passive income streams talked about in detail include self-publishing on Amazon, building niche affiliate websites, setting up online courses, and four more equally good ideas.

About the Authors

Jackie Bolen and Jennifer Booker Smith met years ago while teaching English in South Korea. Since then, they’ve collaborated on more than 20 books for teachers of various kinds.

Jackie has since moved back to Canada, while Jennifer travels the world and can be found in a different country what seems like every month or two. Both of them are making a living off of the various side gigs they’re developed over the years. Jackie is a dedicated dividend stock investor, and niche site builder, while Jennifer is the guru of all things Teachers Pay Teachers and Pinterest.

The best part about the book is that you can learn from their mistakes. Heed their advice and you’ll be way further down the road than they were when they first started out.

Where to Buy Side Gigs for Teachers

If you’re ready to change your life, then you’re ready to get your copy of Side Gigs for Teachers: Ways to Actually Make Money. It’ll be the best few bucks you spend all year because it has the potential to turn into thousands.

You can find the book on Amazon, in both print and digital formats. The (cheaper) digital one can be read on any device (smartphone, tablet, Mac, or PC) by downloading the free Kindle reading app. Get your copy today, and get on the fast track to financial freedom.

 

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Side Gigs for Teachers: Ways to Actually Make Money

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side-gigs

Side Gigs for Teachers: Ways to Actually Make Money is the book you’ll need to check out if you want to make some money in your spare time. And let’s face it, when you’re teaching English in Korea, especially at a university (5 months vacation!), or public school (desk-warming), you have an abundance of free time.

Admittedly, I wasted my first few years in Korea doing almost nothing of substance with my vacation time. It’s one of my life regrets.

However, I pulled it together in the last few and kicked it into high gear by investing in the stock market, building websites, and writing books. It was kind of a fun hobby back then, but it’s now become my full-time job here in Canada. My side gigs are going strong, and I feel optimistic that I may never have to get a “real” job for the rest of my life. See all my projects at my personal website: www.jackiebolen.com.

Building income streams that I control is my new job security.

Don’t Waste your Time in South Korea

I’ve mentioned before that if you’re going to teach in South Korea, you shouldn’t waste your time. Not that teaching there is a waste of time, I mean that you should make the most of your time there.

If you want to be a teacher for a while, get certified. If you want to be a computer programmer when you go back to your home country, start learning now. Or perhaps you want to be an entrepreneur? Start doing what you can now so you don’t have to start at ground zero later.

Side Gigs for Teachers: What’s it’s All About

If you want to get started earning some extra money in your spare time, then you’ll need to check out this book. You’ll learn about:

Building Active Income Streams

For active income, one hour of work equals one hour of pay. If you need extra money now, these are the side gigs you’ll need to focus on. In the book, we talk about tutoring, working as a virtual assistant, copywriting, officiating weddings, and 10 more ideas.

There are quick start guides and checklists so you can these income streams off the ground quickly. Most importantly, you can start making money in as little as a week.

Building Passive Income Streams

The second part of the book focuses on building passive income streams. This means that you do a lot of work up-front, but can keep earning money years down the road. In the book, we talk about teaching online courses, building a niche website (this is the niche website I’m personally working on these days), investing in the stock market, and four more ideas.

There are also quick-start guides and checklists to help you get started off the right way. We’ve already made the mistakes, so you don’t have to!

About the Authors

Both Jennifer Booker Smith and myself are making a living off of what was once our side gigs. We met in Korea way back, and have now collaborated together on around 20 books. This is a great source of passive income—it’s a ton of work up-front to write a book, but you can keep earning money for years down the road.

Besides the books, we both have other side hustles going on. I develop Amazon affiliate niche sites, as well as invest in dividend paying stocks, and through peer lending. Jennifer is the guru of all things tutoring, Teachers Pay Teachers, and Pinterest.

Who knows what the future will hold! We’re always on the lookout for additional ways to diversify our income streams.

Where to Buy Side Gigs for Teachers: Ways to Actually Make Money

So, this sounds like the book for you? If you’re serious about improving your life by getting your side gig on, then it probably is. You can find the book on Amazon, in both digital and print formats.

The (cheaper!) electronic version can be read on any device. You just have to download the free Kindle reading app. It’ll be the best few bucks you spend all year, because it has the potential to turn into thousands.

If you don’t love it, get in touch and I’ll PayPal you your money back.

Check out Side Gigs for Teachers today:

 

 

side-gigs

Side Gigs for Teachers: Ways to Actually Make Money is the book you’ll need to check out if you want to make some money in your spare time. And let’s face it, when you’re teaching English in Korea, especially at a university (5 months vacation!), or public school (desk-warming), you have an abundance of free time.

Admittedly, I wasted my first few years in Korea doing almost nothing of substance with my vacation time. It’s one of my life regrets.

However, I pulled it together in the last few and kicked it into high gear by investing in the stock market, building websites, and writing books. It was kind of a fun hobby back then, but it’s now become my full-time job here in Canada. My side gigs are going strong, and I feel optimistic that I may never have to get a “real” job for the rest of my life. See all my projects at my personal website: www.jackiebolen.com.

Building income streams that I control is my new job security.

Don’t Waste your Time in South Korea

I’ve mentioned before that if you’re going to teach in South Korea, you shouldn’t waste your time. Not that teaching there is a waste of time, I mean that you should make the most of your time there.

If you want to be a teacher for a while, get certified. If you want to be a computer programmer when you go back to your home country, start learning now. Or perhaps you want to be an entrepreneur? Start doing what you can now so you don’t have to start at ground zero later.

Side Gigs for Teachers: What’s it’s All About

If you want to get started earning some extra money in your spare time, then you’ll need to check out this book. You’ll learn about:

Building Active Income Streams

For active income, one hour of work equals one hour of pay. If you need extra money now, these are the side gigs you’ll need to focus on. In the book, we talk about tutoring, working as a virtual assistant, copywriting, officiating weddings, and 10 more ideas.

There are quick start guides and checklists so you can these income streams off the ground quickly. Most importantly, you can start making money in as little as a week.

Building Passive Income Streams

The second part of the book focuses on building passive income streams. This means that you do a lot of work up-front, but can keep earning money years down the road. In the book, we talk about teaching online courses, building a niche website (this is the niche website I’m personally working on these days), investing in the stock market, and four more ideas.

There are also quick-start guides and checklists to help you get started off the right way. We’ve already made the mistakes, so you don’t have to!

About the Authors

Both Jennifer Booker Smith and myself are making a living off of what was once our side gigs. We met in Korea way back, and have now collaborated together on around 20 books. This is a great source of passive income—it’s a ton of work up-front to write a book, but you can keep earning money for years down the road.

Besides the books, we both have other side hustles going on. I develop Amazon affiliate niche sites, as well as invest in dividend paying stocks, and through peer lending. Jennifer is the guru of all things tutoring, Teachers Pay Teachers, and Pinterest.

Who knows what the future will hold! We’re always on the lookout for additional ways to diversify our income streams.

Where to Buy Side Gigs for Teachers: Ways to Actually Make Money

So, this sounds like the book for you? If you’re serious about improving your life by getting your side gig on, then it probably is. You can find the book on Amazon, in both digital and print formats.

The (cheaper!) electronic version can be read on any device. You just have to download the free Kindle reading app. It’ll be the best few bucks you spend all year, because it has the potential to turn into thousands.

If you don’t love it, get in touch and I’ll PayPal you your money back.

Check out Side Gigs for Teachers today:

 


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