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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.

Can you guess how Korean people would say "I want new shoes"? Teacher 경화(Kyung-hwa) is going to explain it in detail in this video. Enjoy!

How Not To Say It in Korean - I Want: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGkEJobxPhk

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/

감사합니다 ^__^

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

The Lunar New Year holiday, known as설날(seol-lal) in Korean, is a major holiday in Korean culture. People travel back to their home towns to meet with family, eat delicious and special foods, and perform ancestral rites. In this episode of TTMIK Culture Ramblings, listen to Seokjin and Kyung-hwa talk about their 설날family traditions with Stephanie (and you!)

Direct download: ramblings-2-lunar-new-year.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am JST

Word Builder lessons are designed to help you understand how to expand your vocabulary by learning/understanding some common and basic building blocks of Korean words. The words and letters introduced through Word Builder lessons are not necessarily all Chinese characters, or 한자 [han-ja], and although many of them are based on Chinese characters, the meanings can be different from modern-day Chinese. Your goal, through these lessons, is to understand how words are formed and remember the keywords in Korean to expand your Korean vocabulary from there.  You certainly don’t have to memorize the Hanja characters, but if you want to, feel free!

Direct download: ttmik-l9l22.pdf
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am JST

Word Builder lessons are designed to help you understand how to expand your vocabulary by learning/understanding some common and basic building blocks of Korean words. The words and letters introduced through Word Builder lessons are not necessarily all Chinese characters, or 한자 [han-ja], and although many of them are based on Chinese characters, the meanings can be different from modern-day Chinese. Your goal, through these lessons, is to understand how words are formed and remember the keywords in Korean to expand your Korean vocabulary from there.  You certainly don’t have to memorize the Hanja characters, but if you want to, feel free!

Direct download: TTMIK-Level9Lesson22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am JST

Do you use a smartphone? In Korea, you can see many people on their smartphones on the street, in the bus, in the subway, etc. While different people use different types of smartphone applications, there are several very common apps that many Korean people use. In this episode of Ask Hyojin, joined by Ben, Hyojin talks about some of the most widely-used smartphone applications in Korea. Enjoy!

If you have any questions that you'd like Hyojin to answer in the next episode, leave them in the comment below! You can also browse through and watch all the episodes of Ask Hyojin here!

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

Learn new Korean vocabulary words from everyday photos taken in Korea! It's 공중전화 that you are looking at in this photo.

Direct download: Photo_Vocabulary_3.pdf
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am JST

Learn new Korean vocabulary words from everyday photos taken in Korea! It's 공중전화 that you are looking at in this photo. 

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

Can you guess how Korean people would say "Can you do me a favor?" 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

"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/

Make your Korean sound more natural:
http://HaruKorean.com/

감사합니다 ^__^

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

Welcome to our new audio series called“TTMIK Culture Ramblings”! In each episode, you will listen to a roundtable discussion, in English, between people who were born and raised in Korea and someone with a different perspective. These 100% real and unscripted laid-back conversations cover various topics related to Korea and Korean culture. If you have any topics that you’d like us to discuss, be sure to tell us in the episode’s comments section! 

In our very first episode, Hyunwoo, Hyojin, and Stephanie discuss“personal space” and how it is a relatively new concept in Korea. They also share past personal experiences while on the subway, bus, standing in line, or being in crowded places and how they react. Join us and learn more about Korean culture!

Direct download: TTMIK_Culture_Ramblings_-_1_-_Personal_Space.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am JST

This is an Advanced Idiomatic Expressions lesson related to 생각, “thought” or “idea”. In order to fully understand and use the expressions introduced in this series, it is essential that you understand the grammatical structure of the sentences. When you come across a grammar point that you are unfamiliar with, please go back and review the related TTMIK lessons.

Direct download: TTMIK-Level9Lesson21.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 빨대 in a glass!

Direct download: TTMIK-Photo-Vocabulary-Straw.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 빨대 in a glass!

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

This is an Advanced Idiomatic Expressions lesson related to 생각, “thought” or “idea”. In order to fully understand and use the expressions introduced in this series, it is essential that you understand the grammatical structure of the sentences. When you come across a grammar point that you are unfamiliar with, please go back and review the related TTMIK lessons.

Direct download: ttmik-l9l21.pdf
Category:general -- posted at: 6:41pm JST

Welcome to the 26th episode of "How Do You Say This in Korean?"! In this series, teacher 경화 (Kyung-hwa) is joined by a co-host of her choice twice a month to answer some listener questions. The questions we will be answering in this series are mainly about how to say certain things in Korean.

How do you say “I caught the flu bug, so I need to see a doctor later.” in Korean?

= 독감 걸려서 이따가 병원 가 봐야겠어요. [do-kkam geol-lyeo-seo i-tta-ga byeong-won ga bwa-ya-ge-sseo-yo.]

How do you say “Which day of the week is best for you? (Meaning which day shall we meet?)”in Korean?

= 무슨 요일이 좋아요? [mu-seun yo-i-ri jo-a-yo?]

How do you say “When others see you go out, please do not tell them that you are going to go with me.” in Korean?

= 다른 사람이 너 나가는 거 보면, 나랑 같이 어디 간다고 얘기하지 마. [da-reun sa-ra-mi neo na-ga-neun geo bo-myeon, na-rang ga-chi eo-di gan-da-go yae-gi-ha-ji ma.]

or 다른 사람이 너 나가는 거 보면, 나 만나러 간다고 얘기하지 마. [da-reun sa-ra-mi neo na-ga-neun geo bo-myeon, na man-na-reo gan-da-go yae-gi-ha-ji ma.]

How do you say “What is your favourit Drama?” in Korean?

= 제일 재밌게 본 드라마가/드라마는 뭐예요? [je-il jae-mit-ge bon deu-ra-ma-ga/deu-ra-ma-neun mwo-ye-yo?]

How do you say “Oh~ I see." or "I understand.” in Korean?

= [casual] 그렇구나. [geu-reo-ku-na.]

[polite] 그렇군요. [geu-reo-kun-nyo.]

Direct download: HDYSTIK_26.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am JST

In this series, we focus on how you can use the grammatical rules and expressions that you have previously learned to train yourself to comfortably make Korean sentences.  

We will start off with THREE key sentences and practice changing different parts of these sentences so that you don’t end up simply memorizing the same three sentences. We want you to be able to be as flexible as possible when making Korean sentences.

Direct download: ttmik-l9l20.pdf
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am JST

In this series, we focus on how you can use the grammatical rules and expressions that you have previously learned to train yourself to comfortably make Korean sentences.  

We will start off with THREE key sentences and practice changing different parts of these sentences so that you don’t end up simply memorizing the same three sentences. We want you to be able to be as flexible as possible when making Korean sentences.

Direct download: TTMIK-Level9Lesson20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am JST

Do you know how to spell and read your country's name in Korean? Sometimes it is completely different from the original pronunciation in your own language or in English, and sometimes it is almost the same as the English name, but with Korean pronunciation. In this Ask Hyojin episode, Hyojin and Ben tell you how to read and spell some country names in Korean.

You can click HERE to see the list of all the country names in Korean if your country hasn't been mentioned in the video :)

List of country names in Korean

Direct download: ask_hyojin_country_names.mp4
Category:general -- posted at: 11:51am JST

Welcome to another lesson in the Advanced Situational Expressions series. Throughout this series, we take a look at common situations and some of the advanced expressions you can use in each of them. In this Advanced Situational Expressions lesson, we are going to take a look at some expressions you can use or expect to hear when you meet someone after not seeing them for a long time.

Direct download: TTMIK-Level9Lesson19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am JST

When learning a new language, it is both very natural and important to make a lot of mistakes along the way, and many of the mistakes come from direct translation attempts. From the lessons in the series How Not To Say It In Korean, you can learn about some of the most common mistakes among Korean learners and also how to say the same things more naturally and correctly.

In this lesson, you can learn how NOT to say “I want it” in Korean and learn a more correct and natural way to say it.

Direct download: TTMIK-HowNotToSayIt-I-want-it.pdf
Category:general -- posted at: 7:42pm JST

Welcome to another lesson in the Advanced Situational Expressions series. Throughout this series, we take a look at common situations and some of the advanced expressions you can use in each of them. In this Advanced Situational Expressions lesson, we are going to take a look at some expressions you can use or expect to hear when you meet someone after not seeing them for a long time.

Direct download: ttmik-l9l19.pdf
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am JST

Direct download: TTMIK-Photo-Vocabulary-Handmade-Noodles.pdf
Category:general -- posted at: 11:14am JST

Learn new vocabulary words with this photo! You can see all the lessons in this category here: http://www.talktomeinkorean.com/category/lessons/photovocabulary/

Thank you for studying Korean with us!

Direct download: TTMIK_Photo_Vocabulary_-_Handmade_Noodles.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:46am JST