Author Archive | aromiekim

Terrific Honorifics! How to Add Titular Flair to Your Korean


Titles definitely add flair to any name.

In the English-speaking world, it feels special and formal on the occasions when someone makes the effort to call us something fancy like “sir” or “ma’am.”

Using words like this is a way …

Hangul Home Row: Tips and Tools for Korean Typing Practice


Typing is indeed an art.

An art that can easily impress others when honed for speed and precision.

But one kind of keyboard is not like another.

Though you may consider yourself a proficient typist in your native or current …

The Korean Accent Guide: Learning the Rhythm and Rhyme


Feeling stuck in your efforts to speak Korean?

Despite having already garnered a good chunk of Korean vocabulary in your studies?

There are few things quite as awkward as knowing exactly what to say in a foreign language, only …

How to Order Food in Korean: The Hungry Learner’s Guide


When learning a new language and culture, one of the most intriguing things to explore is its take on food.

And if you know anything about the world of Korean cuisine, you’ll know that the spread can be …

10 Lively Korean Idioms to Help You Sound Like a Native


You might be watching Korean dramas, listening to K-Pop or actually traveling in Korea.

And you might have noticed that one or two phrases you hear sound… odd.

Maybe you can pick the phrase apart and understand it …

40+ Korean Phrases You’ll Need for Smooth Travel


You’ve got your travel bags, your passport and your nose for adventure.

But you might be missing something very crucial for your upcoming trip to Korea: an arsenal of handy Korean phrases.

Don’t worry, you don’t need to be …

Your Ticket to Fluency: 7 Korean Immersion Programs for the Adventurous Learner


You know that amazing taste a meal can get from gochujang paste?

It’s sweet, it’s spicy and it seems to add a whole extra dimension of flavor to the food it’s in.

Without it, your plate of meat or …