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  1. CSAT and SAT aren't too different. I published CSAT books and I have worked as an English teacher at a high school in South Korea. If you are talking about the subject 'English', there is no big difference between SAT and CSAT. However, your gf should memorize difficult English words if she wants to pass the exam and enter a great university. Many English speakers also cannot get 100 scores on CSAT, (but, i got 100 scores). Cheer up
  2. Pronounce of Korean alphabet we will start learning a very basic thing in Korean language. This is the very first thing that people should learn when they study Korean. Some of foreigners think that Korean has too many characters like Asian languages such Chinese and Japanese. However, it's really simple and formatted alphabet, which you can learn fast. The alphabet was invented in 1443 during the reign of the Great King Sejong. There are 14 basic consonants and 10 basic vowels. I will show you both Hangeul(Korean) and Romanization. First, there is 'Basic Consonants'. ㄱ (g/k), ㄴ(n), ㄷ(d/
  3. Learning Korean questions is important because its structure is used in everyday conversation. First we need to know what the role of Korean questions in the structure of the grammar. Korean questions usually start with Wh-questions like 'why, where, when, how...' Let's look at some words of Wh-quesions :party:: who = 누가? (nu ga?) when = 언제? (en jae?) where = 어디서? (eo thee sur?) what = 무엇을? (mu eos eur?) how = 어떻게? (eo tteoh ge?) why = 왜? (wae?) From now on, we will learn how to make Korean questions by using Wh-questions. When did you go there? = 언제 거기에 가셨나요? (en jae gar gi ae ga shet na
  4. Last time, we talked about Korean numbers & ordinal numbers. However, it’s important to know how to use these numbers differently. Today, we are going to talk about some counters. The Korean numbers change slightly when followed by a counter. For example, we use the word '명(Myeong, meaning is the number of people or a person)' when we count people. When we say "one person", we have to use the word "하나(Hana, meaning is One)". BUT, you have to change the word as "한(Han, meaning is one)", it shouldn't be "하나(Hana, meaning is One)". Therefore, the word will be "한 명(Han Myeong, meaning is o
  5. Let's learn "Korean numbers" Today we we'll learn two kinds of numbers in Korean language. One is "numbers(숫자:sut-ja)", the other is "ordinal numbers(서수:seo su)". Numbers are "one, two, three, four..." and ordinal numbers are "first, second, third, fourth...". When you want to talk about 'quantity', you have to use 'numbers' instead of 'ordinal numbers'.For example, when you buy 2 cookies to eat, you will use 'numbers' instead of 'ordinal numbers' (you won't say that i want second cookies) Let's find out the pronounce of Korean numbers English numbers Korean numbers [table][tr][td]Nu
  6. Basic Greetings and Conversation [ Korean ] Today, we will learn about basic greetings and conversation in Korean language. Here are some words and phrases that are useful in every day life. 안녕하세요 (Pronounce: an nyong ha sye yo, its meaning is "Hi") : It is the honorific language. 안녕 (Pronounce, its meaning is "Hi": an nyong): It is the familiar speech. 어떻게 지내세요? (Pronounce: ottok'ke ch nae sye yo?, its meaning is "how are you doing?): It's honorific language. 어떻게 지내? (Pronounce: ottok'ke ch nae?, its meaning is "how are you doing?): It is the familiar speech. 잘 지내요 (Pronounce: chal c
  7. Hello! Thank you for trying solving the problem 이나(LeeNa) comes next to the noun, 거나(Gurna) connects two verbs to each other. So the answer will be 거나(Gurna), thank you for your attendant.
  8. Today we will talk about how to use ‘or’ When we use or link two or more alternatives, we use ‘or’ in Korean sentences. Today, we will talk about the grammatical principles ‘~(이)나, and ~거나’, which mean “or” in Korean. However, we should know that they cannot be used interchangeably. We should know the differences between them. ‘~거나’ is attached to verbs, and ~(이)나 is attached to nouns. All we need to use is “or” as a separate word in English. However, we must attach ~(이)나 to the first noun when we want to say “or” in Korean. ~나 gets added to a noun ending in a vowel, but ~이나 gets added t
  9. English loanwords in Korean language I think that memorizing Korean words will be easier for people who study English or speak it. It is because a lot of Korean words that have derived from English. Even though Korean people don’t know the spellings of English words, they have written the pronunciation of English words by Hangeul. Today, we will look at various English loanwords in Korean! Let's look words at below 1. 하이힐 – ‘high heels’ - 'hi-heel' 2. 로맨틱 - 'Romantic' - 'Ro-man-tic' 3. 섹시 - 'Sexy' - 'Sex-e' 4. 쇼핑 - 'Shopping' - 'Shop-ping' 5. 스커트 - 'Skirt' - 'Skir-t' 6. 유니폼 - 'Uniform'
  10. What's the -은/는? -은/는 is used to express that a certain object is the topic of the sentence, and it is also used to express that an object is being compared to another. However, you have to know the differences between -은 and -는 when you speak Korean. In English, you don't need to use them because English is more like syntax. Let's start learning how to use them properly. -은 is used behind the noun that ends in consonants and -는 is used behind the noun that ends in vowels. (As you know, the vowels are 'a,e,i,o,u' ) For example, '이 책은 15000원 입니다 (This book is 15000won)'. The pronunciation o
  11. Online Language Learning Resources for Korean http://rki.kbs.co.kr/learn_korean/lessons/g_index.htm# -KBS runs this website. You can learn Korean in your native language. Announcers recorded the videos calmly and slowly, so it is easy to understand what they say. Pronunciation is written in English. I highly recommend you to study in this website :love: http://korean.sogang.ac.kr/ -This website run by the Sogang University in Korea. this website has various data to learn Korea, but the pronunciation in flash videos is too fast to understand. http://www.glokorean.org/ This is Global Korean
  12. A Korean website to improve the skill of Korean language http://www.howtostudykorean.com This website is very useful because you can not only learn Korean, but also can test your Korean skills. Let's look at the website carefully together. in Unit 0, it explains Korean Word Structure and Basic Letters. I know it's not easy to know the pronounce of Korean language. However, you have to try to memorize the sounds of basic Korean letters. ㅂ= b ㅈ= j ㄷ= d ㄱ= k ㅅ= s ㅁ= m ㄴ= n ㅎ= h ㅣ= i ㅏ= a ㅓ= eo (Romanized as “eo” but it sounds closer to “uh” in English) ㅡ= eu ㅜ= u ㅗ= o Next thing that you h
  13. How to read Korean I think many foreign people wonder how to combine Korean letters with one letter. Actually It's very easy and fun! You will enjoy knowing how to combine them. When you combine Korean letters, you also can create new meanings! :shy: Let's start! ㅅ This is a consonant and it's pronounced as 's'. Of course you can't read anything with just this one consonant, so here's a vowel to go with it: ㅏ This is the vowel a as in father. Now, in order to combine them into a Korean character, all you have to do is to try to fit them into an imaginary little square box. This is done
  14. Yes It has same pronounce with the English word. Some English words just have been copied because Korean people have imported many products from America and they haven't had no idea to change the names of products in Korean. For example, 립 (=lip) 스(=s) 틱(=tic). the word 립스틱 was written down by its English pronounce
  15. History of Korean flag Today, let's talk about the Korean flag. There are lots of beautiful flags in the world. However, i love the Korean flag very much. It's not just because i'm Korean. there is history in the Korean flag. King Gojong appointed Bak Yeoung-hyo as his ambassador to Japan in September 1882. While aboard ship heading for Japan, Bak drew a national flag with a taegeuk circle but included only four trigrams instead of eight, and started using the flag on the 25th of that month. he did not have formal instructions published at that time on how to make the flag. In fact, it wa
  16. "Oppa" has two meanings one is "an older brother :grin:" and the other is "a man that you love :shy:" (but the man should be older than you) hehe
  17. Do you know 2NE1? If you are interested in Korean idols, I think you know Big-bang and 2NE1. 2NE1 is the very famous Idol group in Korea. They became very famous in Korea as soon as they released their first album. Most of Korean female idols tried to look cute by wearing wigs or weird clothes. However, 2NE1 was very different and special. They showed how powerful they are, and haven’t ever tried to look cute like other young idol girls. Frankly, they're not pretty like others, but nice. You can see their confidence while they are singing on the stage. The members in 2NE1 are good at speaki
  18. Mine was Uma! In Korea, kids call their mom 엄마(Um-ma) i think it was hard for me to call her at first :shy:
  19. Do Korean people use honorific and informal languages? If you're an English speaker, you don't need to worry about whether you should use honorifics or talk roughly. (Of course, English speakers use the words; sir, ma'am.) It’s very important to know whether you should use honorifics or talk roughly in Korea. The honorific language is to show respect or honor to someone (e.g. to speak with modesty to your elders and betters.) On the contrary, informal language is to talk roughly (e.g. to talk to your friends or younger people) Therefore, when you say "I" in Korean language, you will worry
  20. I'm happy to know that you liked my post Next time, i will write more interesting posts !
  21. Let’s talk about a Korean song; “Gangnam Style”. I think many people already know about the song; Gangnam Style. The singer is PSY who is known well for a funny music video and dancing. We can learn about new Korean words through reading his song. First, I think you wonder about the Gangnam, which sounds very smooth. It’s a name of a location in South Korea. There are lots of high buildings, large chain stores, major companies, and fancy restaurants in Gangnam. Every price is very high in Gangnam, so the rich live in the area. People think PSY looks so funny because he doesn't look like a
  22. Korean language // Sentence patterns // Declarative, imperative, interrogative sentences Today, we are going to talk about the form of Korean language. There are declarative, imperative, and interrogative sentences in form of Korean language. If you understand the following explanation, you can make Korean sentences much easier than before. A declarative sentence in Korean language has a simple form, thus you can memorize it easily. For example, there is a sentence; ‘I like you’ in English. All you need to do is switching the order both ‘like’ and ‘you’ to make a Korean sentence. In other
  23. Interesting Features That You Should Know When You Learn Korean Learning Korean can be difficult at first. However, if you have a basic knowledge of Korean letters and memorize words, you will realize that it is very easy to make Korean sentences. You don't need to have formal knowledge of Korean language because you can freely speak Korean without knowing difficult grammar. When you learn and speak Korean, you really don’t need to care about Korean grammar too much. For example, a sentence in English; ‘I love you’. We need to write down ‘(subject) I’ and ‘(object) you’ to clarify the meani
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