Talk To Me In Korean
The key to learning Korean is staying motivated enough to learn the language. At TalkToMeInKorean.com, we provide you free lessons, fun video shows, and a store section that will keep you motivated and meet your Korean learning needs.

Transcript and translation available on the site!

Direct download: In_Kyung-hwas_Mind_Apple.mp4
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For more information about the News In Korean series, please visit talktomeinkorean.com/newsinkorean

Improve your Korean reading and listening skills with news articles written in Korean! You will receive 6 news articles each week, all of which are read by native speakers at 3 different speeds. The news articles will be delivered to you digitally twice a week, via e-mail.

What You Will Get

Every Tuesday and Friday, you will receive an e-mail containing the news articles.
You will receive 3 short news articles each time. (6 articles a week!)
You can listen to each article at 3 different speeds. (Slow, Normal and Fast)
You can study the articles in depth with the accompanying e-book. (PDF and E-Pub)

Direct download: News_In_Korean_-_December_23_2014_Sample.mp3
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Direct download: News_In_Korean_-_December_16_2014_Sample.mp3
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Our friends at HelloTalk will give a free 3-month upgrade to the first 300 people to add Hyunwoo and Kyung-hwa on HelloTalk. You can download the app here: http://www.hellotalk.com/ 

 

Hyunwoo's ID: ever4one

Kyung-hwa's ID: wittygirlhaeri 

 

You can also practice speaking Korean with our 1:1 tutors on http://live.talktomeinkorean.com 

 

For more Korean lessons, http://talktomeinkorean.com/curriculum : ) Happy learning!!

Direct download: 3_Ways_To_Practice_Speaking_Korean_Online.mp4
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Direct download: 02_Car_Parts_Commentary_-_Korean_Vocabulary_Booster.mp3
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Direct download: 02_Car_Parts_-_Korean_Vocabulary_Booster.mp3
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Direct download: 01_Body_Parts_Commentary_-_Korean_Vocabulary_Booster.mp3
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Direct download: 01_Body_Parts_-_Korean_Vocabulary_Booster.mp3
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My Weekly Korean Vocabulary (book 2)

Direct download: My_Weekly_Korean_Vocabulary_book_2_.zip
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In this episode of How Do You Say This In Korean?, we are going to take a look at how to say "You cannot have it all." This expression can have a very broad meaning and the specific meaning can depend on the situation, but there is a phrase that you can say in Korean quite naturally. Watch the video lesson above to learn how to say that in Korean.

Direct download: How_Do_You_Say_You_cannot_have_it_all_In_Korean.mp4
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How would you say "Do you mind if I speak to you in Korean?" in Korean? Teacher 경화(Kyung-hwa) is going to explain it in detail in this video. Enjoy!

 

In this video series, "How Do You Say This In Korean," we choose one of your questions about how to say certain things in Korean and let you know not only how to say it, but also how the sentence is formed.

Direct download: How_Do_You_Say_-Do_you_mind_if_I_speak_to_you_in_Korean3F-_In_Korean3F.mp4
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This is a sample audio clip of the audio program available with the first episode video of Street Korean.

Welcome to our new series Street Korean! Even after studying a lot of Korean, when you finally arrive in Korea and walk around, you will notice a lot of words and expressions that you have NEVER learned before – and that’s not your fault. There is always a limit to what textbooks and most language courses can teach you especially when it comes to what you can see out in the streets – signs, product names, advertisements, etc.. So we are presenting to you this new series, Street Korean, featuring Jina Kim and Terris Brown. In the first episode, they went to 홍대 (Hongdae).

Direct download: Street_Korean_1_-_Sample.mp3
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Welcome to our new series Street Korean! Even after studying a lot of Korean, when you finally arrive in Korea and walk around, you will notice a lot of words and expressions that you have NEVER learned before – and that’s not your fault. There is always a limit to what textbooks and most language courses can teach you especially when it comes to what you can see out in the streets – signs, product names, advertisements, etc.. So we are presenting to you this new series, Street Korean, featuring Jina Kim and Terris Brown. In the first episode, they went to 홍대 (Hongdae).

Direct download: Street_Korean_Episode_1_-_Hongdae__-_Words_You_See_on_the_Streets_Low.mp4
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How would you say "I like your shirt" in Korean? Teacher 경화(Kyung-hwa) is going to explain it in detail in this video. Enjoy!

 

In this video series, "How Do You Say This In Korean," we choose one of your questions about how to say certain things in Korean and let you know not only how to say it, but also how the sentence is formed.

 

In order to submit your question, fill out this form:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dE5ERXRFQ3RadXBaUW9YVkprZTN3YkE6MQ#gid=0

 

 

Level 3 Lesson 21 / Linking verbs / -(으)ㄴ/는데

http://www.talktomeinkorean.com/category/lessons/level-3/page/5/

 

Level 3 Lesson 25 / verb ending / -네요

http://www.talktomeinkorean.com/lessons/level-3-lesson-25/#more-1517

Direct download: How_Do_You_Say_I_like_your_shirt_In_Korean.mp4
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Direct download: Ask_Hyojin_-_Family_Names_in_Korea.mp4
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How would you say "when I was young" in Korean? Teacher 경화(Kyung-hwa) is going to explain it in detail in this video. Enjoy!

In this video series, "How Do You Say This In Korean," we choose one of your questions about how to say certain things in Korean and let you know not only how to say it, but also how the sentence is formed.

Direct download: How_Do_You_Say_when_I_was_young_In_Korean.mp4
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Learn new Korean vocabulary words from everyday photos taken in Korea! What you can see in this photo is a ticket box/office.

Direct download: photo-vocabulary-14n.epub
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Máster del Hangeul

Direct download: Mster_del_Hangeul.zip
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Watch the part 1 of this video HERE

Did you enjoy the part 1 of Old Korea vs. New Korea video? :) We continued talking about Korea in the past and Korea these days. Enjoy the video and let us know how things have changed over the past few decades in your country!

Direct download: Ask_Hyojin_Old_Korea_vs._New_Korea_-_Part_2.mp4
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Learn new Korean vocabulary words from everyday photos taken in Korea! What you can see in this photo is a ticket box/office. 

Direct download: Photo_Vocabulary_14n.pdf
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Learn new Korean vocabulary words from everyday photos taken in Korea! What you can see in this photo is a ticket box/office. 

Direct download: ticket_office.mp3
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How would you say "Could you take a picture of us, please?" in Korean? Teacher 경화(Kyung-hwa) is going to explain it in detail in this video. Enjoy!

 

In this video series, "How Do You Say This In Korean," we choose one of your questions about how to say certain things in Korean and let you know not only how to say it, but also how the sentence is formed.

 

In order to submit your question, fill out this form:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dE5ERXRFQ3RadXBaUW9YVkprZTN3YkE6MQ#gid=0

 

Make your Korean sound more natural:

http://HaruKorean.com/

 

All previous episodes in this series can be found here:

http://www.talktomeinkorean.com/category/lessons/how-do-you-say-this/

 

 

감사합니다 ^__^

Direct download: How_Do_You_Say_Could_you_take_a_picture_of_us_please_In_Korean.mp4
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Learn new Korean vocabulary words from everyday photos taken in Korea! Here, we are looking at a photo of phone cases. 

To download an accompanying lesson PDF for free, visit here : http://www.talktomeinkorean.com/lessons/cellphonecases/

Direct download: Phone_Cases_.mp3
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Learn new Korean vocabulary words from everyday photos taken in Korea! Here, we are looking at a photo of phone cases. 

Direct download: photo-vocabulary-13n.epub
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Learn new Korean vocabulary words from everyday photos taken in Korea! Here, we are looking at a photo of phone cases. 

Direct download: Photo_Vocabulary_13n.pdf
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How long has it passed since you graduated from elementary school? Do you remember a lot of things from your elementary school days? In this episode of Iyagi, Hyojin and Kyung-hwa talked about elementary school. Listen in, compare elementary school life in Korea with what you experienced in your country, and let us know!

Direct download: Iyagi_148_TTMIK.pdf
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How long has it passed since you graduated from elementary school? Do you remember a lot of things from your elementary school days? In this episode of Iyagi, Hyojin and Kyung-hwa talked about elementary school. Listen in, compare elementary school life in Korea with what you experienced in your country, and let us know!

Direct download: Iyagi_148_-_elementary_school.mp3
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Do you find people with relatively small face more attractive? In Korea, usually, having a small face is considered to be more attractive than having a relatively large face. In this episode of TTMIK Culture Ramblings, Kyung-hwa and Stephanie talked about 'small face.'

Direct download: CultureRamblingsSmallFace.mp3
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Do you know what life was like when your parents were young or when your grandparents were young? Things have changed a lot in Korea in a very short time. Korea's compressed growth in economy caused massive changes in many different aspects in Korean people's lives.

In this episode of Ask Hyojin, Hyojin and Hyunwoo sat down and talked about their childhoods and their parents' childhoods, and how things have been changing.

Enjoy the video and tell us about what things have changed in the last 50 years in your country. 

Direct download: Ask_Hyojin_Old_Korea_vs_New_Korea_-_Part_1.mp4
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How would you say "How can I address you?" in Korean? Teacher 경화(Kyung-hwa) is going to explain it in detail in this video. Enjoy!

 

In this video series, "How Do You Say This In Korean," we choose one of your questions about how to say certain things in Korean and let you know not only how to say it, but also how the sentence is formed.

 

In order to submit your question, fill out this form:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dE5ERXRFQ3RadXBaUW9YVkprZTN3YkE6MQ#gid=0

 

Make your Korean sound more natural:

http://HaruKorean.com/

 

All previous episodes in this series can be found here:

http://www.talktomeinkorean.com/category/lessons/how-do-you-say-this/

 

Level 2 Lesson 20 / have to, should, must / -아/어/여야 되다/하다

http://www.talktomeinkorean.com/lessons/level-2-lesson-20/#more-883

 

감사합니다 ^__^

Direct download: How_Do_You_Say_How_can_I_address_you_In_Korean.mp4
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How would you say "Congratulations on your wedding!" in Korean? Teacher 경화(Kyung-hwa) is going to explain it in detail in this video. Enjoy!

In this video series, "How Do You Say This In Korean," we choose one of your questions about how to say certain things in Korean and let you know not only how to say it, but also how the sentence is formed.

Direct download: How_Do_You_Say_Congratulations_on_your_wedding_In_Korean.mp4
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Did you enjoy our previous Konglish video with Hyojin and Ben? A lot of people asked about many other Konglish words, so here we have the part 2 of the Konglish video!

In this episode of Ask Hyojin, Hyojin is joined by Hyunwoo to explain some more Konglish words we didn't intorduced in the previous Konglish video.

Enjoy the video and let us know how many new Konglish words you learned through this video :)

Direct download: Ask_Hyojin_Konglish2.mp4
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How would you say "Who is that guy?" in Korean? Teacher 경화(Kyung-hwa) is going to explain it in detail in this video. Enjoy!

In this video series, "How Do You Say This In Korean," we choose one of your questions about how to say certain things in Korean and let you know not only how to say it, but also how the sentence is formed.

Direct download: How_Do_You_Say_Who_is_that_guy_In_Korean.mp4
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What is the first thing that comes into your mind when you hear the word, 태권도 (Taekwondo)? The white uniform? The belts with different colors? The Taekwondo moves? You will see a lot of 태권도 studios (태권도장) in Korea. Is there a 태권도 studio in your neighborhood too? In this episode of Iyagi, Hyunwoo and Hyojin talk about 태권도.

Direct download: Iyagi_147_PDF1.pdf
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What is the first thing that comes into your mind when you hear the word, 태권도 (Taekwondo)? The white uniform? The belts with different colors? The Taekwondo moves? You will see a lot of 태권도 studios (태권도장) in Korea. Is there a 태권도 studio in your neighborhood too? In this episode of Iyagi, Hyunwoo and Hyojin talk about 태권도.

Direct download: 147_-_1.epub
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What is the first thing that comes into your mind when you hear the word, 태권도 (Taekwondo)? The white uniform? The belts with different colors? The Taekwondo moves? You will see a lot of 태권도 studios (태권도장) in Korea. Is there a 태권도 studio in your neighborhood too? In this episode of Iyagi, Hyunwoo and Hyojin talk about 태권도.  

Direct download: 147-.mp3
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How would you say "I was in Korea for two weeks" in Korean? Teacher 경화(Kyung-hwa) is going to explain it in detail in this video. Enjoy!

In this video series, "How Do You Say This In Korean," we choose one of your questions about how to say certain things in Korean and let you know not only how to say it, but also how the sentence is formed.

Direct download: How_Do_You_Say_I_was_in_Korea_for_two_weeks_In_Korean.mp4
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Can you guess how Korean people would say "Thank you for taking good care of my little brother"? Teacher 경화(Kyung-hwa) is going to explain it in detail in this video. Enjoy!

In this video series, "How Do You Say This In Korean," we choose one of your questions about how to say certain things in Korean and let you know not only how to say it, but also how the sentence is formed.


Did you know that most Korean men must serve a certain amount of time in the military, mostly in their 20s? It's a big part of every Korean man's life that they can't avoid even if they tried.

In this episode of Ask Hyojin, Hyojin is joined by Hyunwoo, who has already finished his duty years ago, to talk about military service in Korea. Enjoy the video and let us know how the army works in your country.

Direct download: Ask_Hyojin_Military_Service_in_Korea.mp4
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Learn new Korean vocabulary words from everyday photos taken in Korea! Here, we are looking at a photo of a sign. You can listen to the free audio lesson below using the audio player embedded in this post, download the free mp3 file heredownload the free PDF here, or view the PDF online right here.

Direct download: Photo_Vocabulary_12.pdf
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Learn new Korean vocabulary words from everyday photos taken in Korea! Here, we are looking at a photo of a sign. You can listen to the free audio lesson below using the audio player embedded in this post, download the free mp3 file heredownload the free PDF here, or view the PDF online right here.

Direct download: photo_vocabulary_12.mp3
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Do you want to know how to request a song on a Korean radio show? Teacher 경화(Kyung-hwa) is going to introduce a few different ways to say it in this video. Enjoy!

Direct download: How_Do_You_Say_Please_play_K.Wills_song_I_Need_You_In_Korean.mp4
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When people think about living in Korea, a lot of people think of living in Seoul. Seoul is the biggest and probably the busiest city with the biggest population in Korea. More people bring more business, so there are more shops, cultural events, etc., which can be one of the many perks of living in Seoul compared to living in other parts of Korea. However, more people also mean more traffic and possibly more troubles. Some people prefer to live in Seoul and some prefer to choose other cities.

In this episode of Ask Hyojin, Hyojin is joined by Hyunwoo who was born and raised in Gwangju, and Janelle who is originally from the US and spent three years in Daejeon to talk about pros and cons of living outside of Seoul. Enjoy!

Direct download: Ask_Hyojin_Living_outside_of_Seoul_in_Korea.mp4
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Learn new Korean vocabulary words from everyday photos taken in Korea! In this lesson, you are looking at a photo of an island.

Direct download: photo_vocabulary_11_1.mp3
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Learn new Korean vocabulary words from everyday photos taken in Korea! In this lesson, you are looking at a photo of an island.

Direct download: Photo_Vocabulary_11e.pdf
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How would you say "Does this dish have nuts in it?" in Korean? Teacher 경화(Kyung-hwa) is going to explain it in detail in this video. Enjoy!

In this video series, "How Do You Say This In Korean," we choose one of your questions about how to say certain things in Korean and let you know not only how to say it, but also how the sentence is formed.

Direct download: How_Do_You_Say_Does_this_dish_have_nuts_in_it_In_Korean.mp4
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Hangeul Master WordAudio

Direct download: HangeulMaster_Audio.zip
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How would you say "Are you free this weekend?" in Korean? Teacher 경화(Kyung-hwa) is going to explain it in detail in this video. Enjoy!

In this video series, "How Do You Say This In Korean," we choose one of your questions about how to say certain things in Korean and let you know not only how to say it, but also how the sentence is formed.

Direct download: How_Do_You_Say_Are_you_free_this_weekend_In_Korean.mp4
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Can you guess how Korean people would say "I work at a school"? Teacher 경화(Kyung-hwa) is going to explain it in detail in this video. Enjoy!

Direct download: How_Do_You_Say_I_work_at_a_school_In_Korean.mp4
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Do you work out regularly? If so, what kind of exercise do you do? Or if not, what keeps you from working out? Other than the obvious fact that you can stay healthy, what can be possible benefits you can get from working out regularly? In this episode of TTMIK Culture Ramblings, Stephanie, Hyojin and Hyunwoo are joined by Alex (Alex's YouTube) to share their thoughts and experiences on this weeks topic, work out.

Direct download: Ramblings10.mp3
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Learn to replace words in certain sentence structure to create your own sentences with Sentence Building Drill series! In Sentence Building Drill lessons, you can train yourself to come up with Korean sentences comfortably and with confidence. Flexibility is key, so instead of just memorizing sentences, challenge yourself to mix and match different parts of these key sentences to learn to say what you want to say in Korean. Get started with this lesson right now and thanks for studying with us! 감사합니다~

Direct download: ttmik-l9l30.pdf
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Learn to replace words in certain sentence structure to create your own sentences with Sentence Building Drill series! In Sentence Building Drill lessons, you can train yourself to come up with Korean sentences comfortably and with confidence. Flexibility is key, so instead of just memorizing sentences, challenge yourself to mix and match different parts of these key sentences to learn to say what you want to say in Korean. Get started with this lesson right now and thanks for studying with us! 감사합니다~

Direct download: ttmik_l9l30.mp3
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Every country and every culture has different wedding/marriage customs. However, no matter what country or culture you grew up in, getting married is probably one of the most important events in one's life. In Korea, for most people and families, getting married is considered to be an important event, not just for the two individuals directly invovled, but also for the two families. People in Korea often say that it's not just two people who become one when they marry, but it's two familes that become one big family. Today, in this episode of Ask Hyojin, Hyojin and Hyunwoo are talking about Korean wedding/marriage culture with Richard from Hallyuback. You can watch the part 1 of this video HERE :)

Direct download: korean_marriage.mp4
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Can you guess how Korean people would say "I would like to return this (item)"? Teacher 경화(Kyung-hwa) is going to explain it in detail in this video. Enjoy!

Direct download: How_Do_You_Say_I_would_like_to_return_this_item_In_Korean.mp4
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You don't necessarily need to speak the local language when you visit a foreign country, but even if you can speak just a little, your experience may be much better. In Korea, many Korean people will be pleasantly surprised and nicer to you even if you only know how to say "hello" or "thank you" in Korean. In this episode of TTMIK Culture Ramblings, Stephanie and Hyojin are joined by Alex (Alex's YouTube) to talk about what it's like to speak Korean in Korea as a foreigner.

Direct download: ttmik_culture_ramblings_8.mp3
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If you are curious how to pronounce PyeongChang, the host city for the 2018 Winter Olympics, here's our Korean Pronunciation Guide lesson on it!

평창 [pyeong-chang]

Direct download: Pronunciation_Guide_-_pyeongchang.mp4
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Learn new Korean vocabulary words from everyday photos taken in Korea! In this photo, you can see some colorful hand grips on a bus. 

Direct download: photo-vocab-10.mp3
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Learn new Korean vocabulary words from everyday photos taken in Korea! In this photo, you can see some colorful hand grips on a bus.

Direct download: Photo_Vocabulary_10-edited_1.pdf
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How would you say "Are you closed?" in Korean? Teacher 경화(Kyung-hwa) is going to explain it in detail in this video. Enjoy!

In this video series, "How Do You Say This In Korean," we choose one of your questions about how to say certain things in Korean and let you know not only how to say it, but also how the sentence is formed.

Direct download: How_Do_You_Say_Are_you_closed_In_Korean.mp4
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If you're stuck in traffic somewhere, what do you normally do? Get angry and pound your hands on the steering wheel while yelling at the car in front of you? Sing every track from the "Frozen" soundtrack at the top of your lungs to pass the time? Whatever you do, we challenge you to "let it go" and try studying Korean instead! In this lesson, we give you 13 phrases in Korean that you can use when you want to talk or ask about traffic. Study this lesson in the car, on the bus, or on a cramped subway to really make these sentences relate to your real life, which is one of the best ways to learn instead of just sitting down and memorizing! We hope you enjoy, and thanks for studying with us! :D

Direct download: TTMIK_Level_9_Lesson_29.mp3
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If you're stuck in traffic somewhere, what do you normally do? Get angry and pound your hands on the steering wheel while yelling at the car in front of you? Sing every track from the "Frozen" soundtrack at the top of your lungs to pass the time? Whatever you do, we challenge you to "let it go" and try studying Korean instead! In this lesson, we give you 13 phrases in Korean that you can use when you want to talk or ask about traffic. Study this lesson in the car, on the bus, or on a cramped subway to really make these sentences relate to your real life, which is one of the best ways to learn instead of just sitting down and memorizing! We hope you enjoy, and thanks for studying with us! :D

Direct download: ttmik-l9l29.pdf
Category:general -- posted at: 5:27pm JST

Every country and every culture has different wedding/marriage customs. However, no matter what country or culture you grew up in, getting married is probably one of the most important events in one's life. In Korea, for most people and families, getting married is considered to be an important event, not just for the two individuals directly invovled, but also for the two families. People in Korea often say that it's not just two people who become one when they marry, but it's two familes that become one big family. Today, in this episode of Ask Hyojin, Hyojin and Hyunwoo are talking about Korean wedding/marriage culture with Richard from Hallyuback. Part 2 of this video will be up soon, so stay tuned!

Direct download: Ask_Hyojin_Getting_Married_in_Korea_Part_1_of_2.mp4
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Can you guess how Korean people would say "Just kidding"? Teacher 경화(Kyung-hwa) is going to explain it in detail in this video. Enjoy!

Check out JustKiddingFilms' Channel: http://www.youtube.com/JustKiddingFilms

In this video series, "How Do You Say This In Korean," we choose one of your questions about how to say certain things in Korean and let you know not only how to say it, but also how the sentence is formed.

Direct download: How_Do_You_Say_Just_kidding_In_Korean.mp4
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How would you say "What is your favorite video game?" in Korean? Teacher 경화(Kyung-hwa) is going to explain it in detail in this video. Enjoy!

Direct download: How_Do_You_Say_What_is_your_favorite_video_game_In_Korean.mp4
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am JST

Where do you usually shop for clothes? Have you ever purchased clothes in a foreign country? Was it difficult to find the right size? Korea can be a shopping paradise for some, as there are cheap markets all over the place. However, for others it can be a nightmare, as finding the right size can be very difficult.  In this episode of TTMIK Culture Ramblings, Charly (charlycheer), Stephanie and Hyojin talk about buying clothes. Enjoy!

Direct download: TTMIK_culture_ramblings_7.mp3
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In Korean, in order to say something like "if I have to eat cold french fries, I'd rather not eat" or "if I am buying a suit, I might as well buy a matching tie", using the structure -(으)ㄹ 바에 is the easiest way to make your point clear. -(으)ㄹ 바에 is used to indicate that a second option is much better than the first (not eating is better than eating cold french fries), but it can also mean "as long as you are doing + V". Listen to this lesson and read the PDF to find out more about how to use -(으)ㄹ 바에.

Direct download: ttmik-l9l28.pdf
Category:general -- posted at: 4:58pm JST

In Korean, in order to say something like "if I have to eat cold french fries, I'd rather not eat" or "if I am buying a suit, I might as well buy a matching tie", using the structure -(으)ㄹ 바에 is the easiest way to make your point clear. -(으)ㄹ 바에 is used to indicate that a second option is much better than the first (not eating is better than eating cold french fries), but it can also mean "as long as you are doing + V". Listen to this lesson and read the PDF to find out more about how to use -(으)ㄹ 바에.

Direct download: TTMIK_Level_9_Lesson_28.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:54pm JST

We get a lot of questions from 'black people (We used the term black for the reason we talked about in the video ^^) ' asking if it's safe to come to Korea.  So, to answer that question, we invited Charly (CharlyCheer), who is a English teacher in Korea, and asked her to share her stories. We can't say everyone has the same/similar experience as Charly but we hope this video can help many people if they are debating whether or not to come to Korea :)  Enjoy!

Direct download: Ask_Hyojin_Being_Black_in_Korea_-_Charlys_Experience.mp4
Category:general -- posted at: 4:43pm JST

Learn new Korean vocabulary words from everyday photos taken in Korea! In this photo, you can see some metal chopsticks.

Direct download: Photo_Vocabulary_9.pdf
Category:general -- posted at: 3:59pm JST

Learn new Korean vocabulary words from everyday photos taken in Korea! In this photo, you can see some metal chopsticks. 

Direct download: photo_vocabulary_9.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:58pm JST

How would you say "Can I pay with credit card?" in Korean? Teacher 경화(Kyung-hwa) is going to explain it in detail in this video. Enjoy!

Direct download: How_Do_You_Say_Can_I_pay_with_credit_card_In_Korean.mp4
Category:general -- posted at: 5:44pm JST

  If you are tired of memorizing vocabulary and seeing very little progress, this book offers an alternative way to learn and apply Korean vocabulary words and sentences to your life at whatever level of Korean you are comfortable with so you actually learn the words rather than simply memorizing. Each day you have one new keyword, and built upon that keyword are 20 additional phrases and sentences that get progressively longer.

Direct download: My_Weekly_Korean_Vocabulary_book_1.zip
Category:general -- posted at: 3:06pm JST

 

It’s time to learn another very cool grammar point that will help you enrich your Korean conversations! In this lesson, we are looking at the verb ending -더니. In general, you can use -더니 when you are describing what happened in relation to your discovery of a fact.

Direct download: ttmik_level_9_lesson_27.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am JST

It’s time to learn another very cool grammar point that will help you enrich your Korean conversations! In this lesson, we are looking at the verb ending -더니. In general, you can use -더니 when you are describing what happened in relation to your discovery of a fact.

Direct download: ttmik-l9l27.pdf
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am JST

Learn new Korean vocabulary words from everyday photos taken in Korea! You are now looking at a photo of some delicious-looking boiled eggs. 

Direct download: Photo_Vocabulary_8.pdf
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am JST

Learn new Korean vocabulary words from everyday photos taken in Korea! You are now looking at a photo of some delicious-looking boiled eggs

Direct download: ttmik-photo-8.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am JST

Can you guess how Korean people would say "It depends on the situation."? Teacher 경화(Kyung-hwa) is going to explain it in detail in this video. Enjoy!

In this video series, "How Do You Say This In Korean," we choose one of your questions about how to say certain things in Korean and let you know not only how to say it, but also how the sentence is formed.

Direct download: How_Do_You_Say_It_depends_on_the_situation_In_Korean.mp4
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am JST

Although it is not as uncommon as it once was, PDA (Public Display of Affection) in Korea is still not seen as much as it is other places in the world. PDA can also have a different meaning in Korea since hand-holding and linking arms with friends is seen more often than a couple holding hands or cuddling in public. Listen in as Hyojin, Kerri, and Stephanie chat about their experiences and thoughts on PDA in Korea.

Direct download: ramblings6-new.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am JST

In this Advanced Idiomatic Expressions lessons, we give you 12 phrases related to 시간 (time) that you can use when you want to say "I don't have time", "stop wasting time", "do you have enough time?" and so on. The sentences in this series do not have word-by-word breakdown, but they do have an English translation. You can memorize these sentences and/or break them down on your own to review vocabulary and sentence structures. However you choose to study, make sure you come back and study with us every day! Have fun :)

Direct download: TTMIK-Level9Lesson26.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am JST

In this Advanced Idiomatic Expressions lessons, we give you 12 phrases related to 시간 (time) that you can use when you want to say "I don't have time", "stop wasting time", "do you have enough time?" and so on. The sentences in this series do not have word-by-word breakdown, but they do have an English translation. You can memorize these sentences and/or break them down on your own to review vocabulary and sentence structures. However you choose to study, make sure you come back and study with us every day! Have fun :)

Direct download: ttmik-l9l26.pdf
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am JST

Vegetarianism (채식 주의) is a relatively new concept for a lot of people in Korea. Even though it is changing and more and more people have learned about vegetarianism, there are still many people who think that only Buddhist monks are vegetarians. Since there are a lot of Korean foods are meat-based, you might think it'd be difficult to survive in Korea as a vegetarian. But, here, we have Kerri (expatkerri) who will share her experience in Korea as a vegetarain and teach you some important phrases you should know as a vegetarian as well as giving you some tips to help you!  Enjoy the video! :) 

Direct download: Ask_Hyojin_Being_a_vegetarian_in_Korea_-_Kerris_experience.mp4
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am JST

Learn new Korean vocabulary words from everyday photos taken in Korea! For this week's episode, you are looking at the sea in the photo.

Direct download: ttmik-photo-7.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am JST

Learn new Korean vocabulary words from everyday photos taken in Korea! For this week's episode, you are looking at the sea in the photo.

Direct download: Photo_Vocabulary_7.pdf
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am JST

How would you say "What is the filling inside mandu?" in Korean? Teacher 경화(Kyung-hwa) is going to explain it in detail in this video. Enjoy!

 

In this video series, "How Do You Say This In Korean," we choose one of your questions about how to say certain things in Korean and let you know not only how to say it, but also how the sentence is formed.

 

In order to submit your question, fill out this form:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dE5ERXRFQ3RadXBaUW9YVkprZTN3YkE6MQ#gid=0

 

Make your Korean sound more natural:

http://HaruKorean.com/

 

All the previous episodes are here:

http://www.talktomeinkorean.com/category/lessons/how-do-you-say-this/

 

감사합니다 ^__^

Direct download: How_Do_You_Say_What_is_the_filling_inside_mandu_In_Korean.mp4
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am JST

When you travel to a foreign country, one of the first things you might do is eat! Food is one of the best ways to learn about a culture, even if you don't know the language all that well. No matter where you go, there will be foods that are strange but super delicious, and some things that look great, but aren't so tasty. Korea has so many different and interesting food choices that the learning experience is nearly never-ending no matter how long you have lived in Korea. Listen to Kerri (expatkerri), Hyojin, and Stephanie talk about some great and interesting food experiences they've had in Korea!

Direct download: ramblings5.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am JST

 

Have you ever gotten lost in Korea and had to ask someone for directions? Or have you ever been mistaken for someone who is from the area and got asked for directions? Either way, if you know some basic expressions with which you can give or ask for directions to a certain place, you can learn some more advanced expressions through this lesson! After listening to this lesson, be sure to practice by leaving comments or at our writing correction service, HaruKorean.com!

Direct download: TTMIK-Level9Lesson25.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am JST

 

Have you ever gotten lost in Korea and had to ask someone for directions? Or have you ever been mistaken for someone who is from the area and got asked for directions? Either way, if you know some basic expressions with which you can give or ask for directions to a certain place, you can learn some more advanced expressions through this lesson! After listening to this lesson, be sure to practice by leaving comments or at our writing correction service, HaruKorean.com!

Direct download: ttmik-l9l25revised.pdf
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am JST

If you live in a big city, dealing with traffic and crazy drivers can be hectic. If you drive, are you a crazy driver?

Direct download: ramblings-4-driving.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am JST

If you are familiar with the structure -(으)면서, which was introduced in the previous lesson, it is easy to guess what  -(ㄴ/는)다면서(요) and -(이)라면서(요) mean. 

Direct download: TTMIK-Level9Lesson24.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30am JST

If you are familiar with the structure -(으)면서, which was introduced in the previous lesson, it is easy to guess what  -(ㄴ/는)다면서(요) and -(이)라면서(요) mean. 

Direct download: ttmik-l9l24.pdf
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am JST

If you are curious how to pronounce the name of Yoon Suk-min, a baseball player in Korea, here's our Korean Pronunciation Guide lesson on it!

윤석민 [yun-seok-min/yun-seong-min]

Direct download: Korean_Pronunciation_Guide_-_Sukmin_Baseball_Player.mp4
Category: -- posted at: 9:50am JST

In this episode of Ask Hyojin, Keith shares his experience in Korea as a Korean-American. We can't say he can speak for all Korean-Americans, but we hope this video can give you some ideas as to what life in Korea would be like as a Korean-American! :)

Direct download: Ask_Hyojin_-_Keiths_Experience_as_a_Korean-American.mp4
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am JST

Learn new Korean vocabulary words from everyday photos taken in Korea! Here, you can see a photo of some colorful wristwatches(손목 시계).

Direct download: ttmik-photo-5.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am JST

Learn new Korean vocabulary words from everyday photos taken in Korea! Here, you can see a photo of some colorful wristwatches(손목 시계).

Direct download: Photo_Vocabulary_5.pdf
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am JST

How would you say "I can speak Korean a little bit." in Korean? Teacher 경화(Kyung-hwa) is going to explain it in detail in this video. Enjoy!

In this video series, "How Do You Say This In Korean," we choose one of your questions about how to say certain things in Korean and let you know not only how to say it, but also how the sentence is formed.

In order to submit your question, fill out this form:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dE5ERXRFQ3RadXBaUW9YVkprZTN3YkE6MQ#gid=0

Make your Korean sound more natural:

http://HaruKorean.com/

"How Do You Say This In Korean" used to be an audio series. 

The previous audio episodes are here:

http://www.talktomeinkorean.com/category/lessons/how-do-you-say-this/

감사합니다 ^__^

Direct download: How_Do_You_Say_I_can_speak_Korean_a_little_bit._In_Korean.mp4
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am JST

TTMIK description: Do you often eat alone when you are out in public? Do you feel like other people are judging you and it makes you feel awkward? In this episode of TTMIK Culture Ramblings, Hyojin, Hyunwoo, and Stephanie talk about their experiences of eating alone in Korea and the United States.

Direct download: TTMIK_Culture_Ramblings_-_3_-_Eating_Alone.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am JST

The structure -(으)면서 can be translated to English as "while", and similarly to the usage of “while” in English, -(으)면서 has a few different usages in Korean depending on the context. 

Direct download: TTMIK-Level9Lesson23.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am JST

The structure -(으)면서 can be translated to English as "while", and similarly to the usage of “while” in English, -(으)면서 has a few different usages in Korean depending on the context. 

Direct download: ttmik-l9l23.pdf
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am JST

Learn new Korean vocabulary words from everyday photos taken in Korea! In this photo, you can see a lot of 옷 (clothes) in a 옷 가게(clothes shop)  

Direct download: ttmik-photo-4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am JST

Learn new Korean vocabulary words from everyday photos taken in Korea! In this photo, you can see a lot of 옷(clothes) in a 옷 가게(clothes shop). 

Direct download: Photo_Vocabulary_4.pdf
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am JST