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Korean online shopping sites with international shipping

Trustworthy Korean online shopping sites are a lifeline for those who yearn for newest Korean fashion, cosmetics, clothes, or something a bit more traditional like Korean food, books, stationery and crafts – but don’t live in Korea or close to a Korean community. Since I’ve spent last four years struggling with finding reliable Korean stores with…

How to add Korean keyboard to Windows 10

How to change keyboard language in Windows 10 to Korean

Here is the simplest way to add Korean keyboard on Windows 10. (Click here to see how to enable Korean keyboard in older Windows) All you need is the keyboard you are already using and a device running Windows 10. You don’t need to buy any additional computer keyboards nor do you need special software. Korean keyboard…

Best Korean pronunciation books

Best Korean pronunciation books

After a few years of going through several textbooks I have made my list of the best Korean pronunciation books. Korean pronunciation is central in learning how to speak Korean language properly. No matter how well you know grammar and how many words you’ve memorized, if you can’t understand and be understood you will be…

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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…