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10 best ways to learn Korean vocabulary, part 2

Five of the ten top ideas for discovering and learning new Korean words and phrases were listed in the Part 1: 10 best ways to learn Korean vocabulary where I suggested online learning tools like Memrise, vocabulary videos, books, magazines and online comics. Here is the second part, with the other five ideas: 10 best ways to…

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Korean calligraphy

Korean calligraphy is an art of writing Hangul and Hanja. Unlike Western calligraphy, which is written with a rigid instrument, traditional Korean calligraphy is created with a soft and flexible brush. With the characteristic strokes which change in broadness and speed, on a usually white sheet of paper, its general appearance reminds of other East Asian…

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‘K-POP Now!: The Korean Music Revolution’ book review

That K-pop is an unstoppable force is proved by the fact that I’m here, reviewing a book that covers it inside and out, despite (sort of) successfully navigating around it for the better part of last four years. Admittedly, being obsessed with Korea and remaining ignorant of K-pop is a pointless endeavor and one you…

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‘Elementary Korean’ textbook review

I already mentioned I like trying out Korean textbooks in an endless search for one that suits me the best. You can imagine my pleasant surprise when publisher Tuttle offered to send two books pertaining to Korea for me to review – one of which was the Second Edition of ‘Elementary Korean’, a textbook for beginner learners of…

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10 best ways to learn Korean vocabulary, part 1

Learning even the basic vocabulary of Korean language can, and usually does, take years, so it makes sense to carefully choose which words to learn first. After all, what use is it that you know how to name all the bones in human body in Korean when you can’t even greet someone yet (unless you’re…