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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.

Today we’re going to answer some questions we have received on twitter about your thoughts and worries. But wait a second…..who is that guy? What is he doing in our office? Oh, it’s just Billy from Go! Billy Korean. He’s going to answer your questions today, and boy does he do a good job! If you liked this video, be sure to check out his channel, Learn Korean with Go! Billy Korean: http://youtube.com/gobillykorean

Direct download: Korean_Q26A_-_Why_Is_Pronounced_as_5B_T_5D3F.mp4
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TTMIK Summer Sale 2017 (June 20 - July 4) 
 
We want to show you around Seoul and many other parts of Korea more often through videos, so we tried out this new format for a video, with our good friend Alex Sigrist. 
 
Listen to Alex's radio show on TBS eFM: 
 
Follow Alex's adventures on his YouTube channel:
Direct download: Walk_The_Talk_-_28Sang-Am29_Digital_Media_City.mp4
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💙 HOW TO GET A DISCOUNT DURING SUMMER SALE 🎈🎁 
Use the coupon code “2017summer” to get 10% off on anything!
Use the coupon code “2017summer20” to get 15% off on orders over $20.
 
Learn more about our summer sale here: 
 
Our video courses are 30% off! Use the coupon code “2017summer”!
 
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Do you want to know what our books look like on the inside? 

 

Direct download: TTMIK_Summer_Sale_201721_28up_to_3025_off29_1.mp4
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We are extremely grateful for all the love and support we have received over the years. When we first started the site, our only focus was to just help people learn Korean; we didn’t have any products to sell or advertise. And as we started publishing more and more lessons, many people wanted to help us through donations. So instead of just taking donations, we decided to also offer some perks. 
 
But we’ve now reached a point where we are creating enough revenue through the sales of our various products and services that it doesn’t “feel right” to receive donations on top of making profits. Hence this video. 
 
Thank you very much everyone who has supported us through donations over the years, and also through spreading the word about what we do. You are truly awesome.
 
We will continue working hard! 정말 감사합니다!
Direct download: THANK_YOU21_28We_will_stop_receiving_donations.29.mp4
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In today’s episode of Trending Topics In Korea, we talk in detail about what 꼰대(ggondae) is and a recent incident that occurred involving a certain Korean politician. The term 꼰대 generally refers to someone who is haughty and thinks that they are more important than other people, and they also have a big sense of entitlement. Traditionally, 꼰대 was usually older people, but these days people say that even some young people are like that, making themselves be called 젊은 꼰대 (young ggondae). 
 
GGONDAE SELF-CHECK
 
You are a GGONDAE if:
- When meeting someone new, checking their age comes first, and using informal language with anyone younger.
- You often tell stories of ”when I was your age…”
- You get offended at lower ranking co-workers who come in later than them.
- You look for the flaws in a lower ranking co-worker who is popular.
- You often talk about ties to high ranking officials, company executives, famous celebrities, etc.
- You are not annoyed by lower-ranking co-workers who don’t give you coffee or cigarettes automatically or don’t grill samgyeopsal at company dinners and eventually make you do things on your own.
- You tell lower ranking co-workers, who do a job in a new way, the “right” way to do the job.
- You tell people to freely express their opinion, but later you find yourself giving your answer first.
- You can call someone out on their clothes and greeting etiquettes, because it’s related to work.
- You can’t understand people who have to miss company outings or picnics because of personal circumstances.
Direct download: Are_You_a_GGONDAE3F_28and_what_is_it3F29_-_Trending_28ep_429.mp4
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How often do you order food delivery? A lot of countries have food delivery services, but it’s exceptionally convenient to order food on the phone or in an app in Korea. Kyeong-eun will tell you her story at a slow pace. You can also take our new video course with 6 stories in it and learn through detailed explanations! https://goo.gl/skQSU9 
 
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This video course is for beginner learners who want to improve their vocabulary and intermediate learners who want to improve their Korean listening/reading comprehension and understanding of complex sentence structures.
 
Inside the course, you will listen to 6 interesting stories that are told at a relatively slow pace, and then in each of the lesson videos that accompany the stories, all the sentences will be broken down and explained in detail.
 
▷▶︎ The topics for the stories ◀︎◁
Story 1: 김밥 - Gimbap (Picnic Food)
Story 2: 카페 - Cafe
Story 3: 학원 - Cram School
Story 4: 생일 - Birthday
Story 5: 배달 음식 - Food Delivery
Story 6: 유행 -Trends
 
The course contains 6 story videos in Korean (with Korean and English subtitles in closed captions), 6 lesson videos (about 30 minutes long each) and an e-book where you can read the complete set of transcripts and translations.
 
Take the course now here:
Direct download: Listening_Practice-food-delivery.mp4
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If you could, would you travel to space right now? What if you could only go and can’t come back, would you still go to space or to a different planet just for the unique experience? In this episode of Iyagi Season 2, you can listen to two native speakers talking in Korean about space travel. 
 
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Want to study further with this Iyagi episode? Get this e-book with full translations and vocabulary & grammar point lists!
Direct download: Iyagi_S2_3.mp3
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We answer these questions in today's Q&A video: 
- Why is -돌이 a nickname for guys and -순이 a nickname for girls?
- How are 녹화하다 and 촬영하다 different? 
- What is the difference between ㅐ and ㅔ in pronunciation? 
 
View all of the previous questions in one page:
 
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Thanks for watching and studying Korean with our lessons!
You can learn even more Korean on our website at http://talktomeinkorean.com 
and get our textbooks on our online bookstore at http://mykoreanstore.com
Direct download: Korean_Q26A_-_Pronunciation_Difference_Between_and_3F.mp4
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How do you say “I have a bad sense of direction.” in Korean? Teacher Kyung-hwa will introduce this very useful phrase to you in today’s video. You can watch more one-minute lessons here: http://talktomeinkorean.com/category/lessons/one-minute/

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Thanks for watching and studying Korean with our lessons!
You can learn even more Korean on our website at http://talktomeinkorean.com
and get our textbooks on our online bookstore at http://mykoreanstore.com
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Kyung-hwa
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Direct download: 1min-badsense-direction.mp4
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Are you perhaps watching this from a coffee shop? Many people like to work or study from a cafe these days maybe because they find it easier to concentrate there or because they need the caffeine kick. In this episode of Iyagi Season 2, you can listen to two native speakers talking about working from a coffee shop. 
 
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Want to study further with this Iyagi episode? Get this e-book with full translations and vocabulary & grammar point lists!
Direct download: Iyagi_S2_21.mp3
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