Two quick Memrise tips to boost vocabulary learning

Two quick Memrise tips to boost vocabulary learning

These are two simple tips I discovered while using Memrise to learn Korean vocabulary, which I think make learning a language with Memrise more effective: Mistype things on purpose. Yes, you read that right. See, Memrise is driven by an algorithm. This algorithm works on a principle of spaced repetition – if you input the word…

Korean notebooks for writing Chinese characters

Korean notebooks for writing Chinese characters are probably one of the most uniquely Korean things, due to the special relationship between Hanja and Hangul. → Do you need to learn Hanja to know Korean I’ve always loved Korean stationery, even without realizing it’s Korean. And sometimes even without realizing what it’s for. When I first bought these Korean…

Fun learning – Korean calligraphy in gold

Learning a language, especially perhaps a language like Korean, can be disheartening at times. → How to learn Korean language For a while you feel like you are making progress. You put in a lot of effort, your vocabulary is slowly increasing, you finally grasp that one grammar rule that puzzled you for months and then… you get…

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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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How to learn Korean vocabulary faster

Whether we love learning Korean language or are required to learn it without much consideration to our preference, we all want to do it quickly. After all, time is limited, but maybe even more important, at least when our confidence is concerned, are doubts that riddle us if we don’t learn as fast as is…

Korean calligraphy featured

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

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…

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Which is your favorite Kpop song?

Next up in my list of articles about learning Korean language is one on learning Korean vocabulary. I have many tips I would like to share with you, and one of those is to use what interests you and what you are passionate about to introduce new Korean words into your learning. You will learn a…

Plan for learning Korean language

Plan for learning Korean language

I’ve been planning and organizing my Korean language learning for years now. When I first started learning Korean I thought I just needed to memorize the words, learn the rules for forming sentences and that would be it. Then, when I proudly stood in front of Kimchi Man and spat out a sentence in Korean…

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South Korean flag infographic

South Korean flag consists of four black trigrams and um-yang (음양) symbol called taegeuk in Korean (태극)  lying on a white background. The meaning of elements of Korean flag are explained in the infographic: Click on the image to see the South Korean flag infographics in larger size.       You might also like: What…

How to send mail to Korea

How to send mail to Korea

Get tips for sending mail to Korea, find out about Korean address system, how to send packages and envelopes, and see examples of proper addressing. My fingers were trembling with excitement as I pried opened the package. The package that had been sitting on his desk in Korea just a few days ago. Now it…

Korean emoticons

Korean emoticons can make chatting and texting with your Korean friends a lot more fun and genuine. Also called Korean smileys, they are similar to other East Asian emoticons, with the exception that Korean emoticons use Hangul letters like ㅂ, ㅇ, and ㅅ. Below you can find Korean emoticons list with translations. The cute picture…

How to Learn Korean by Yourself

Depending on what your first language is, Korean language can be quite a challenge to master. That’s why if you’re studying on your own it’s best to use as many different angles of attack as possible. This will ensure you cover all the neccessary bases – grammar, vocabulary, listening, speaking, correct pronunciation… Also, the advantage…

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Handmade dolls wearing Hanbok

When Kimchi Man is in Korea and we are apart we send each other packages to feel closer. That way we have something to look forward to even though when we are missing each other like crazy. I usually send him candy and snacks that he can’t find in Korea and he does the same for me.…

I love you in Korean

Korean Love Expressions

Korean flash cards with Hangul, pronunciation and meaning – all about love! Learn how to say I love you in Korean, I miss you in Korean, boyfriend in Korean, and much more! Since it was such a success on our Tumblr blog we decided to post it here, on our main blog, as well. In…

How to learn Hangul

Hangul = 한글 is a South Korean writing system. If you are trying to learn Hangul you might also look for alternate spelling “Hangeul”, which is the Korean writing standard that the South Korean government uses and encourages people to use, called the Revised Romanization of Korean. However, spelling it as “Hangul” is still much more common.…

Korean keyboard layout typing Hangul on computer

Type Korean

If you have been wondering how to input Hangul into your computer, phone or tablet here is a simple guide for typing Korean letters. First we will give you all the steps you need to properly set up your device to type Korean alphabet and then explain how to type Hangul. The good news is, you don’t really need…