Classic Novel Title Translations

Many of you may have noticed that things don’t always translate exactly from English to Korean, or vice versa. As an Interpreting Major, I can tell you that interpretation and translation translates the concept, not the actual words. This can be easily seen in even just the titles of classic novels. I have a fewContinue reading “Classic Novel Title Translations”

Nathan Pyle ‘Strange Planet’ Korean Version + Translation + Grammar Breakdown

Literal trans: Has my existence stopped? Trickery! It has not. Alright we will have to take this in 2 parts. 내가 A combination of the informal you 나 (meaning ‘I’) and the topic particle -가. -이/가 is used to indicate the topic of a sentence. -이 for words ending in a consonant sound and -가Continue reading “Nathan Pyle ‘Strange Planet’ Korean Version + Translation + Grammar Breakdown”

Wuthering Heights Vocab Pull (Korean/한국어)

I adore Wuthering Heights. It isn’t a feel good book by any means, but its cathartic and engrossing as long as you aren’t one of those people who have to love and support a novel’s characters, because you definitely don’t love or even like these characters. But you read to see the horrific sequence ofContinue reading “Wuthering Heights Vocab Pull (Korean/한국어)”

Words Used for Monarchs in the Korean Silla Dynasty

The current Korean word for king is 왕, and this is the word that has been used most frequently throughout the dynasties. However, during the Silla Dynasty, the words used for ‘king’ changed over time. In the book Korean History in Maps, the author compiles a list of the monarchs who ruled in each time period.Continue reading “Words Used for Monarchs in the Korean Silla Dynasty”

Wuthering Heights Characters Names in 한글/Korean (Reading Practice)

Because why not. I figure this can be a short 한글 lesson (specifically regarding Konglish) and could make good reading practice for beginners. Konglish always trips me up. Wuthering Heights is my absolute favorite book. All the characters are awful and you don’t read it to support the characters; you read it to see whatContinue reading “Wuthering Heights Characters Names in 한글/Korean (Reading Practice)”

Korean Historical Eras

My information and images were pulled from a book called ‘Korean History in Maps‘. I recommend reading it! It fascinating and provided a good deal of information about the values, practices, and politics of different periods in Korea’s history. Old Joseon (7th century BC – 108 BC) Joseon was the first state to develop onContinue reading “Korean Historical Eras”