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Top 10 Break-Up Lines in Korean

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1. I need to focus on my career.

나는 일에 집중해야 해. (Naneun ire jipjunghaeya hae)

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2. I’m just not ready for this kind of relationship.

난 그냥 이런 종류의 연애를 위한 준비가 안 됐어. (Nan geunyang ireon jongnyuui yeonaereul wihan junbiga an dwaesseo)

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3. I need my space.

내 공간이 필요해. (Nae gonggani piryohae)

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4. You deserve better.

너는 내게 과분한 사람이야. (Neoneun naege gwabunhan saramiya)

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5. Let’s just be friends.

우리 그냥 친구하자. 우리 그냥 친구하자. (Uri geunyang chinguhaja)

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6. I think we’re moving too fast.

우리 진도가 너무 빠른 것 같아. (Uri jindoga neomu ppareun geot gata)

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7. We should start seeing other people.

우리는 다른 사람을 만나기 시작해야 해. (Urineun dareun sarameul mannagi sijakaeya hae)

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8. I’m not good enough for you.

나는 너에게 충분하지 않아. (Naneun neoege chungbunhaji ana)

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9. It’s for the best.

이게 최선이야. (Ige choeseoniya)

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10. I just don’t love you anymore.

난 그냥 너를 더 이상 사랑하지 않아. (Nan geunyang neoreul deo isang saranghaji ana)

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    Top 15 Things to Do over Spring Break in Korean

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    There are a ton of things to do during Spring, and especially over Spring Break. If you still have no idea of what to do we compiled for you a list of 15 things to do! Whether you have money to spend or not for this season, this list is made for you for free!

    1. Learn Korean with KoreanClass101.com

    KoreanClass101.com으로 한국어를 배우세요 (KoreanClass101.comeuro hangugeoreul baeuseyo)

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    2. Party all night

    밤새 놀다 (Bamsae nolda)

    3. Go camping with friends

    친구들과 캠핑가다 (Chingudeulgwa kaempinggada)

    4. Read books

    책을 읽다 (Chaegeul ikda)

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    5. Go shopping

    쇼핑하러 가다 (Syopinghareo gada)

    6. Have a movie marathon

    영화 마라톤을 하다 (Yeonghwa maratoneul hada)

    7. Stay at home and relax

    집에 머물면서 휴식을 취하세요 (Jibe meomulmyeonseo hyusigeul chwihaseyo)

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    8. Go hiking

    하이킹을 가다 (Haikingeul gada)

    9. Finish homework early

    숙제를 일찍 마치다 (Sukjereul iljjik machida)

    10. Go to a concert

    콘서트를 가다 (Konseoteureul gada)

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    11. Travel abroad

    해외 여행을 하다 (Haeoe yeohaengeul hada)

    12. Play video games

    비디오 게임을 하다 (Bidio geimeul hada)

    13. Do volunteer work

    자원 봉사를 하다 (Jawon bongsareul hada)

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    14. Do an internship

    인턴십을 하다 (Inteonsibeul hada)

    15. Go on a road trip

    자동차 여행을 하다 (Jadongcha yeohaengeul hada)

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    10 Reasons to visit South Korea

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    For many Korean learners, traveling to South Korea is the main source of motivation.
    So, why not give you some other motivations for going to this country? Here our 10 reasons why you should visit South Korea!

    1. Eat authentic Korean Barbecue

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    2. The cafe culture

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    Cafes and little bakeries are everywhere in South Korea. They are meeting spots and people will stay there over coffee for hours before going elsewhere. The themed cafes are not to be missed as well!

    3. Cherry Blossoms

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    Just like its neighboring country Japan, Korea is also a country with natural beauty during the spring. There are many cherry festivals where you can enjoy strolling around and looking at the cherry trees.

    4. Go shopping

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    Korea’s got all these trendy stores that don’t exist in the United States, and its young people care a lot about fashion. The big department stores like Lotte and Hyundai are great for exploring, and the markets like Namdaemun and Dongdaemun are also must-visits.

    5. A land of beauty

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    According to Asian standards, Korea has the most handsome guys and most beautiful ladies. And Korean beauty is not limited to famous actors and actresses!

    6. Get tropical in Jeju

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    Jeju is a tropical island off the Southern Coast of the Korean Peninsula. It is known as the “Hawaii of Korea,” as it shares many of the same features such as a warm climate, beautiful beaches and tropical mountains.

    7. Cultural heritage

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    South Korea is a land with a long history. It is home to eleven UNESCO World Heritage sites. It has lots of palaces which are so big that you just have to discover what is hiding inside.

    8. Great nightlife

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    In Seoul in particular, whether you like to kick back and enjoy a beer with some friends, or dance at a nightclub, the city has something for you. Seoul is a city that may shine even brighter at night than during the daytime. Gangnam and Hongdae are very popular nightlife areas that are worth seeing.

    9. The subway

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    The stations are also clean and easy to navigate; both the stations and trains have high-speed WiFi that doesn’t stop working even when everybody is using their phone. Some subway stations have big markets that are worth exploring for the cheap clothes and atmosphere too.

    10. It’s K-Pop’s country-of-origin

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    No matter you think, K-Pop has a significant impact on Asian teenagers. Whether they are girls or boys, everybody has their idols. And one last reason everybody knows K-Pop: Oppa Gangnam Style!

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    Top 10 phrases you never want to hear in Korean

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    1. 나 오늘 너 줄 돈 없는데。- I don’t have your money today.

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    2. 너 때문이 아니야, 내 탓이야 - It’s not you, it’s me.

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    3. 너 요새 살쪘어?。- Have you gained weight recently?

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    4. 너 흰머리 있어. 너。- You have a grey hair.

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    5. 당신 해고야。- You are fired.

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    6. 말했잖아。- I told you.

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    7. 보내주신 이력서는 잘 받았습니다. 하지만 지원하신 자리는 이미 충원되었습니다。 - Thank you for your resume. However, the position has been filled.

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    8. 우리 이제 각자 다른 사람을 찾아보는 게 어떨까。- We should see other people.

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    9. 우리 얘기 좀 하자. - We need to talk.

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    10. 나이 들어 보여。- You look older than your actual age.

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    얼마 동안 한국어를 공부했습니까? Do you know how to answer this question?

    Do you know how to answer this question?

    얼마 동안 (eolma dongan): how long

    Here’s how to ask how long someone’s been studying Korean in Korean:

    • 얼마 동안 한국어를 공부했습니까? How long have you been studying Korean?

    Here are the ways to answer the question.

    • 한 달 동안 공부했습니다. I’ve studied for 1 month.
    • 이 년 동안 공부했습니다. I have studied for 2 years.
    • 반년 동안 공부했습니다. I have studied for half a year.

    How long have you been studying Korean?

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    Do you know what “wallet” is in Korean?

    Learn Korean words about things that you can find in your wallet!

    지갑 (jigap): wallet

    Here are some words picked by Jae:

    1. 주민등록증 (identification card)
    2. 운전면허증 (driver’s license)
    3. 현금 (cash)

    Do you know what to say when you’ve lost your wallet?
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    P.S. Get Your Daily Dose of Korean with 1-Minute Mini-Lessons
    The Daily Dose of Korean is a Calendar that gives you new, 1-minute lessons every day. Why? Because learning a little every day is easy, strengthens your habits and motivation and you improve your Korean over time. Lessons range from culture and holidays to grammar, slang, phrases and more. Find it in the Korean Resources menu or in the Quick Links menu on your Dashboard.

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    How to Learn Hangul with KoreanClass101.com!

    So, you want to learn Hangul, huh?

    Well you’ve come to the right place! KoreanClass101.com is proud to present our newest video series, Hana Hana Hangul! With Hana Hana Hangul, you’ll learn Hangul in the fastest, easiest and most fun way possible.

    But wait, let’s rewind a little. What is Hangul? If you’re brand new to the Korean language, you’ve probably come across the native alphabet of the Korean language, Hangul. Compared to other languages like Chinese and Japanese, learning how to read and write Hangul is easy! Hangul is composed of 24 consonant and vowel letters. Together, these letters form blocks of text that can be easily read (and written!) with a little help from your friends here at KoreanClass101.

    In Korean, hana hana means “Step-by-Step”. And in this 20-lesson video series, that’s exactly how you’ll learn Hangul. Our host, Amy, will break down each character and sound for you so that you can read the Korean lyrics of your favorite K-pop song or write a letter to your new friend in Seoul!

    Take a look at lesson 1:

    How to Learn Hangul with KoreanClass101.com!

    You can find the first 8 lessons of Hana Hana Hangul for free online on the KoreanClass101 YouTube Channel. The complete 20-lesson series will be on KoreanClass101.com and available for all Basic and Premium subscribers.

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    That’s a Negative

    In this lesson, the speakers answer questions in the negative. 


    Grammar Point #1 - Making negative statements - anida - 아니다 (anida)

    • The negative copula is 아니다 (anida). This means “to not be.” This is not a conjugation of the affirmative copula 이다 (ida),but is an independent word. In this lesson, the negative copula 아니다 (anida).

    Construction 

    • Just as most Korean verbs are conjugated, -다 (-da) is removed from 아니다 (anida) to get 아니 (ani), which is the verb stem of this word. 아니 + ㅂ니다 = 아닙니다 ani + mnida = animnida (verb stem + formal simple present tense conjugation = “am/is/are not̶ ;)
    • Here is an example of a negative statement:
      • “저는 학생이 아닙니다.” (jeon-eun hakseng animnida) “I am not a student.”
    • It is important to remember that to make negative sentences, you use the following sentence structure
      • Noun 1는(은) Noun2 가(이) 아닙니다.  (Noun1-neun(eun) Noun2-ga(i) animnida.)

    Grammar Point #2 - Using the subject marker - i/ga - “이/가”

    • In this particular context, because the verb 아니다 (anida) is used, we use “이/가” (i/ga), the subject marker. This is because, generally speaking, they are part of a set. In most situations 아니다 (anida) is used, 이/가 (i/ga) is used as well. 이/가 (i/ga) marks what the topic is not. Also, it is used when introducing the subject for the first time during a conversation or discussion, among many other uses.
    • It is important to remember 가 (ga) is used when it is affixed to a word ending in a vowel. 배우가 아닙니다 (baeuga animnida) - 가 (ga) is attached to 배우 (baeu). ‘ㅜ’ (u) is a vowel and is what immediately precedes the subject marker (in this case 가).

    Catch their attention in Korean!

    Did you know that Korea attracts over 6.4 million foreign visitors every year? And the numbers are on the rise! As the number of people from other countries visiting Korea is increasing, so is the number of foreigners in Korea who speak Korean.
    And you have a strong interest in speaking Korean and hopefully, practicing your skills with the locals, and have been studying diligently and following all our tips,

    But this does not guarantee that a store owner or the bus driver you want to talk to won’t be surprised when you speak Korean. What does this lead to? More often than not, if you just spit our a phrase you learned by heart and expect the other person to have understood you, sadly, you may be disappointed that that they actually didn’t understand you! But don’t worry, the reason they don’t undestand you  is most likely because they simply did not expect you to speak Korean in the first place. So ir you are in Korea, and have experienced this before, it may be a good idea to say a word or two in Korean to call their attention to you, and  let them know that you are going to say something in Korean (and not catch them cold!).

    Try using 저기요 (jeogiyo) which translates to ‘Excuse me!’ in English. When they give you this look of “Wow, this person is speaking Korean!”, it is time for you to surprise them even more with the phrases that you have mastered!

    A Few Simple Questions

    In today’s lesson we’ll go over how to ask someone a few simple questions.

    Vocabulary

    • 네 ( yes )
    • 아니오 (no)
    • 도 (too, also)
    • 회사원 (office worker)

    Grammar Focus

    • The Formal Interrogative - -ㅂ/습니까?
      • This construction is used to ask a question in a formal level of politeness. It attaches to verbs as a final sentence ending. -ㅂ/습니까 (-m/seumnikka) can be attached to any verb to form a present tense question with that verb. This conjugation is in the formal politeness level and is used for very formal situations.

    Formulating Yes-or-No Questions

    • The formal interrogative sentence ending is -ㅂ/습니까? (m/seumnikka?) and attaches to the end of verbs.
      • “Noun 1는(은) Noun 2입니다.” This sentence structure is using the formal present conjugation of the copula.
      • “Noun 1는(은) Noun 2입니까?” Replacing “다” (da) of “입니다” (imnida) with “까” (kka), changes the statement into a question:

    The Augmentative Particle -도 

    • -도 (-do) is a particle used to indicate that something that has previously been stated also holds true for the item currently under discussion. It corresponds with the English words “also” or “too.”
      • Noun + 도 = Noun, too.
        • 저는 학생입니다. (jeo-neun hakseng-imnida) (I am a student.)
        • 저 도 학생입니다. (jeo-do hakseng-imnida) (I am also a student.)