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We've changed the format of this video lesson series to accommodate a more diverse level of Korean learners! In this week’s Describe This Picture lesson, Hyunwoo Sun describes a photo of a street using 3 main things that are happening in the picture. Learn some new Korean words and sentence structures by watching this video!

 

Main Situations

 

The street is not very crowded.

 

1. 거리에는 사람들이 많이 없어요.

2. 거리는 비교적 한산해요.

3. 거리가 별로 붐비지 않아요. 

 

On the road, it says “no-car street”.

 

1. 바닥에 "차없는 거리"라고 적혀 있어요.

2. 바닥에 "차없는 거리"라고 표시되어 있어요.

3. 바닥에 "차없는 거리"라고 쓰여져 있어요.

 

Someone has parked a red car by the roadside.

 

1. 빨간 자동차가 길 옆에 서 있어요.

2. 빨간 자동차가 길가에 주차되어 있어요.

3. 누군가 빨간 자동차를 길가에 대 놨어요.

 

감사합니다 ^_^

Direct download: Describe_This_Picture_-_No_Car_Zone.mp4
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm JST

How many times do you think you say "OF" in English every day? Probably dozens of times if not hundreds. Because you use "of" so much, we thought a lesson on how to express "of" in Korean would come in handy for you! Direct translation attempts between any two languages often fail, and the translation of "of" is no exception. So please listen carefully to the explanations and you will find yourself speaking Korean a bit more naturally! For more Korean lessons like this one, please visit http://talktomeinkorean.com: ) 감사합니다!

Direct download: How_to_say_22OF22_in_Korean_.mp4
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm JST

How many hours of sleep do you get every night? Some people think it is always better to get more sleep if they can, but the results from a research suggest that 8 hours of sleep is "too much". What do you think about this? In today's News In Korean article, you can study with this article as well as two other Korean articles recorded at three different speeds. If you want to receive regular updates, please visit http://talktomeinkorean.com/newsinkorean and subscribe!

Direct download: NIK_2015-03-27_-_Sample.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am JST

There are many different genres even within K-Pop. What type of Korean music do you like to listen to? In this episode of TTMIK Culture Ramblings, Stephanie and Hyunwoo talk about what kind of songs they like to listen to and which bands Hyunwoo used to listen to when he was younger. This is not a Korean language lesson, so just sit back and relax, join us in the conversation through comments!

Direct download: K-Pop_-_TTMIK_Culture_Ramblings.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm JST

Have you ever imagined how awesome it would be if your car could fly? Whenever you are stuck in traffic and can't move fast, it would be great if you could make your car take off vertically and fly away while everybody watches you in jealousy, wouldn't it? So far, it has only been the stuff of fantasy, but flying cars are reportedly in the making now, and that's the topic of one of our articles in News In Korean. You can receive regular updates as well as translations and word lists at http://talktomeinkorean.com/newsinkorean : )

Direct download: NIK_2015-03-24_-_Sample.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am JST

When was the last time you had some fun times at the beach? In this week's Describe This Picture lesson, Hyunwoo Sun describes a photo of a beach in 5 Korean sentences. Learn some new Korean words and sentence structures by watching this video!

 

Key Sentences

파도가 세게 치고 있어요.

= Strong waves are hitting the shore.

 

사람들이 신발을 안 신고 있어요.

= People are not wearing their shoes.

 

사람들의 그림자가 두 시 방향으로 져 있어요.

= Their shadows are cast in the two-o’clock direction.

 

모래사장 위에서 사람들이 비치 발리볼을 하고 있어요.

= On the sandy beach, people are playing volleyball.

 

날씨가 더운지 남자 두 사람은 셔츠를 벗었어요.

 

= Perhaps because the weather is hot, two people are shirtless.

 

Direct download: Describe_This_Picture-_Beach_Volleyball.mp4
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm JST

What do you think about parents letting their kids be run around and be loud in a restaurant or cafe? Acceptable because they are kids? Or unacceptable because they are infringing upon other customers' rights? There are more and more businesses in Korea that do not allow kids to enter. We have a sample news article that you can listen to in today's News In Korean post! You can get regular updates with translations at talktomeinkorean.com/newsinkorean

Direct download: NIK_2015-03-20_-_Sample.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm JST

Surprisingly, we haven't covered how to say "to make an appointment" in Korean in How Do You Say This In Korean series before. Well, it's about time! This week, Kyung-hwa explains how to say "to make an appointment" in Korean, when to use it, and even how you can sound polite or formal. 

Direct download: HDY41.mp4
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30am JST

One thing you will notice when you visit Korea is that there are coffee shops everywhere. According to a recent survey, Koreans consume coffee more frequently than rice. Where does this come from? Why are there so many coffee shops and why do Koreans always meet people at a cafe? In this episode of TTMIK Culture Ramblings, Stephanie and Hyunwoo talk about coffee culture in Korea.

Direct download: Coffee_Culture_in_Korea_-_TTMIK_Culture_Ramblings.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm JST

안녕하세요! 이번 주 News in Korean 샘플 뉴스 기사입니다.
They say eating an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but according to an article introduced in today's News In Korean, there are certain times during the day when eating an apple is good for your health. You can listen to today's sample article read for you by Kyunghwa Sun. You can receive regular updates and translations by subscribing to News In Korean at http://talktomeinkorean.com/newsinkorean/ Thank you!

Direct download: NIK_2015-03-17_-_1_-_Sample.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm JST

Describe This Picture is a lesson series where you can learn new vocabulary words and expressions related to a photograph. Beginner-level learners can learn new words, and intermediate-level learners can pick up new ways to describe things!

Key Sentences

지하철 안에 사람이 별로 없어요.

= There are not many people in the subway.

 

오른 편에는 한 남자가 앉아 있고 귀에는 이어폰을 꽂고 있어요.

= On the right side, a man is sitting, and he has earphones in his ears.

 

가운데에 보이는 문 옆에 소화기가 있어요.

= Next to the door that can be seen in the middle, there is a fire extinguisher.

 

손잡이들이 길게 늘어서 있지만, 잡고 있는 사람은 한 명도 없어요.

= There are hand straps lined up, but no one is holding on to them.

 

이 지하철의 종착역은 수서역이에요.

= The final station of this train is Suseo Station.

Direct download: Describe_This_Picture-_Earphones_In_Your_Ears_.mp4
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm JST

안녕하세요! 이번 주 News in Korean 샘플 뉴스 기사입니다.
It is said that there will be eyes staring at you whenver you go across the road. Don't worry they are not from stalkers. :) Seoul Metropolitan City government will paint eyes on the road surface to draw attention of pedestrians and call attention to safety. We have an article prepared for you in Korean. You can receive regular updates by subscribing to News In Korean at http://talktomeinkorean.com/newsinkorean/ Thank you!

Direct download: NIK_2015-03-13-1-Sample.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm JST

Weather in Korea – TTMIK Culture Ramblings

We often get questions from people about when is the best and worst season to visit Korea. While there is no "bad" time to visit Korea, we do recommend that you visit Korea either during Spring or Autumn, because you have the mildest weather during those seasons. But these days Spring and Autumn seem to be becoming shorter and shorter, leaving us with longer Summer and Winter year after year. What is the weather like in general where you live? In this episode of TTMIK Culture Ramblings, Stephanie and Hyunwoo talk about how Koreans react to and cope with various seasons.

Direct download: Weather_in_Korea_-_TTMIK_Culture_Ramblings.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:02pm JST

안녕하세요! 이번 주 News in Korean 샘플 뉴스 기사입니다. Do you mind eating by yourself in a restaurant or does it not bother you? In Korea, some university students reportedly look for "meal mates", with whom they can eat together in order to feel less lonely and make new friends. We have an article prepared for you in Korean, ready for you Kyung-hwa Sun. You can receive regular updates by subscribing to News In Korean at http://talktomeinkorean.com/newsinkorean/ Thank you!

Direct download: NIK_2015-03-10_-_Sample.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30pm JST

Describe This Picture is a lesson series where you can learn new vocabulary words and expressions related to a photograph. Beginner-level learners can learn new words, and intermediate-level learners can pick up new ways to describe things!

Key Sentences

이곳은 6호선 지하철을 탈 수 있는 지하철역이에요.
= This is a subway station where you can take subway line number 6.

에스컬레이터 왼쪽에 앉을 수 있는 공간이 있어요.
= On the left side of the escalator, there is a space where people can sit.

화장실 표시 옆에 물품 보관소가 있어요.
= Next to the restroom sign, there are lockers.

친구로 보이는 두 사람이 걸어가고 있는데 두 사람 모두 가방을 맸어요.
= Two people who seem to be friends are walking and both of them are wearing bags.

앉아 있는 세 사람 모두 휴대폰을 보고 있는 것 같아요.
= All three people who are sitting seem to be looking at their cellphone.

Direct download: Describe_This_Picture-_Subway_and_Smartphones.mp4
Category:general -- posted at: 12:01pm JST

안녕하세요! 이번 주 News in Korean 샘플 뉴스 기사입니다. Listen to this week's sample News in Korean audio track about peanuts, which are said to lower deaths by cardiovascular diseases by 17-21%. News In Korean is a monthly subscription service that delivers 6 short news articles each week, each of them recorded at three different speeds, complete with transcripts, translations and vocabulary lists. You can learn more about it at http://talktomeinkorean.com/newsinkorean. 한국어 뉴스를 들으면서 정보도 접하고, 새로운 표현들도 배워 보세요!

Direct download: NIK_2015-03-06_-_Sample.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:40pm JST

Have you ever been to a hair slaon in Korea? Did you manage to tell the hairdresser exactly what you want to do with your hair? This week, Scott from the Philippines wanted to know how to say "Please do my hair so that it suits the shape of my face" in Korean, and teacher 경화 explains how to say it in Korean with a detailed explanation.


How hospitable are people in your country in general? Are there certain tendencies you can see? If you have been to Korea before, what were some interesting things you have witnessed in Korea related to hospitality? In this episode of TTMIK Culture Ramblings, Stephanie and Hyunwoo discuss how hospitable people in Korea are and if not, what could be some reasons. What we say in these recordings are very personal opinions, but we hope our thoughts and experiences can give you something to think about and discuss. Please let us know what kind of experiences you have had in Korea before!

Direct download: Hospitality_in_Korea_-_TTMIK_Culture_Ramblings.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:59pm JST

Describe This Picture is a lesson series where you can learn new vocabulary words and expressions related to a photograph. Beginner-level learners can learn new words, and intermediate-level learners can pick up new ways to describe things!

 

Key Sentences

바닷가에 갈매기들이 많이 있어요.
= There are many seagulls on the beach.

갈매기들이 과자를 먹으려고 몰려들고 있어요.
= Seagulls are flocking to eat the snacks.

새들이 과자를 먹으려고 입을 크게 벌리고 있어요.
= Birds are opening their mouths open to eat the snacks.

갈매기들 중 한 마리가 과자를 입에 물었어요.
= One of the seagulls has put a snack in its beak.

모래사장에 사람들이 별로 많지 않고, 아마 날씨가 추운 것 같아요.
= There are not so many people on the beach, and the weather is probably cold.

Direct download: Describe_This_Picture-_Seagulls.mp4
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30pm JST

안녕하세요! 이번 주의 샘플 뉴스 기사입니다. Listen to and study with a sample News In Korean audio track about many local citizens complaining about not getting the same kind of discounts that foreign tourists are getting. News In Korean is a monthly subscription service that delivers 6 short news articles each week, each of them recorded at three different speeds, complete with transcripts, translations and vocabulary lists. You can learn more about it at http://talktomeinkorean.com/newsinkorean. 한국어 뉴스를 들으면서 정보도 접하고, 새로운 표현들도 배워 보세요!

Direct download: NIK_2015-03-03_-_Sample.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:19pm JST