Should I Study Hanja?

WHAT IS HANJA Before Korea had a writing system, they used Chinese characters. This is why it is usually scientific/educational type words that have a native Korean AND a Chinese based word. The Chinese based word is used in science/school/more formal type contexts while the native Korean word is most often used in a typicalContinue reading “Should I Study Hanja?”

Christmas Day 크리스마스 날

크리스마스 christmas 메리 크리스마스 merry christmas!  크리스마스 트리christmas tree  별star 흐리다to be cloudy 선물 gift / present 크리스마스 트리 아래에 선물을 놓다to put a present under the tree 선물을 받다 to receive a gift  선물을 주다 to give a gift 선물을 풀다to open/unwrap a gift(풀다 is to untie/unwind/undo) 선물 포장지 wrapping paper(literal “gift wrapping”. 포장지 is a wrapper. 사탕 포장지 isContinue reading “Christmas Day 크리스마스 날”

Grammar Conjugation Practice (Beginner 1)

This exercise isn’t to practice the grammar itself, but to practice how to conjugate it with the different verbs/nouns. This exercise covers 아/어서, 으면, 의, 은/는, 이/가, and 을/를 Properly combine the given word with the grammar point: Conjugate using past, present, and future tenses when applicable (not all grammar points utilize the 3 tenses)Continue reading “Grammar Conjugation Practice (Beginner 1)”

Right Brained or Left Brained?

우 and 좌 are chinese based words우-> 右 (오른쪽) -> right side좌-> 左 (왼쪽) -> left side 우 뇌 right brain좌 뇌 left brain 검사test 시력검사 vision test 우세안 검사eye dominance test 뇌타입 테스트brain type test 우(좌)뇌형right(left) brained 왼(오른)손잡이left(right) handed 왼(오른)눈잡이left(right) eye is dominant 왼(오른)발잡이left (right) foot is dominant (They say “foot” instead of “leg”Continue reading “Right Brained or Left Brained?”

Temperature in Korean

Koreans (and everyone else except Americans ?) use Celsius instead of Fahrenheit How to Read the Numbers: Decimals are read like we do in English. The number before the decimal is read as a whole number. The numbers after the decimal are read individually. Read using SINO KOREAN numbers (일 이 삼). The decimal isContinue reading “Temperature in Korean”

Winter Weather Vocab

진눈깨비Sleet 진눈깨비가 오다For sleet to come 진눈깨비가 내리다For sleet to fall 눈이 오다For snow to come 눈이 쌓이다For snow to pile up(means it is sticking to the ground) 눈이 내리다For snow to fall 눈송이Snowflake 눈보라Blizzard 눈보라 몰아치다For a blizzard to strike 폭설Heavy snow fall 폭설이 내리다For heavy snow to fall 첫눈1st snowfall 첫눈 오다For theContinue reading “Winter Weather Vocab”

Magic Vocab Set

수리수리 마수리 abracadabra 마술 magic (real world magic) 마술사 magician (real world) 마정석, 마석, 마수석, 코어, 정수 Something (typically a stone) that increases a mages power / enhances magic. “The terminology is different per author” (from this naver answer) 마법 fairytale type of magic 마법사 wizard, witch, mage, sorcerer etc 마녀 witch (magic woman) 지팡이Continue reading “Magic Vocab Set”

Sending Love

This was originally made for SF9 Amino regarding their participation in Kingdom. ☆~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~☆ IM ROOTING FOR YOU (GROUP)! There are several ways you can express your love and support, we will talk about 3! ☆~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~☆ 1) (name) 화이팅 / 파이팅 화이팅 / 파이팅 are konglish for “fighting”. It is a word of encouragement that someoneContinue reading “Sending Love”

Say Speaking

sayspeaking.com is a website that offers korean tutoring. In my opinion it is too pricy, but overall I had a good experience. I am pleased to see that they fixed the website so it now works on portrait mode. The tutoring sessions last for 55 minutes and are done by video call. The tutor typesContinue reading “Say Speaking”

Preventing the Virus

Learning with Tiktok (Group: OnlyOneOf Fandom lyOn) 1) Wear a mask 예방하다 to prevent 마스크 face mask -> this is the kind of mask you use for health purposes while 가면 is more like a halloween or other kind of mask 착용하다 to wear (a formal word used for anything you wear. In casual situationsContinue reading “Preventing the Virus”