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12 Ways to Say Thank You and You’re Welcome in Korean

thank you in korean

“Thank you” is one of the first things you learn to say as a kid.

It’s also one of the first things you tend to learn when starting a new language.

And there’s no question as to why that’s …

Short & Sweet: A Quick Guide to Korean Text Slang for the Modern Learner

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Do you remember the first time you encountered slang in a text message?

Probably not, because for those of us in the digital know-how, it has become so ingrained in our lives that typing out the LOLs and IDKs …

Talking About Family in Korean: Essential Vocabulary, Titles and Cultural Norms

family in korean

With big families, it’s always a struggle to remember everyone’s name.

Now, imagine having to remember not just their names, but the specific designated title for who they are within the family.

Of course, we have our “brother-in-law” and “second …

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 …