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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