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 …

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 …

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 …

6 Smart Korean Flashcard Apps for Your Smartphone

“Study.” Back in the days of homework, mystery meat lunches and gum-bottomed desks, that 5-letter word was enough to make our anxiety peak. After all, it always seemed like there was just too much material to cover. “How can …