• Grammar

    Stroke Order

    While you are in this community, or if you go outside, you will be able to see many different Korean words. It will be extremely beneficial to write these down in order to retain the information in your head. With this lesson, we will be showing you how to write in Korean properly so that your learning experience can be easier! It took me a while, but I have found a diagram for you to follow. So grab a piece of paper, a pencil, and start practicing!

  • Grammar

    Syllable Structure

    Now that you know the basics of Hangul, let’s look at syllable structure.Unlike other writing systems, Hangul is written syllable by syllable, or by ‘blocks’. Take a look at the following: How many ‘blocks’ do you think there are in 안녕하세요? If you answered ‘5’, you are correct!Each of these ‘blocks’ is letters put together in syllables in order to make up one word: an-nyeong-ha-sae-yo. Syllables ALWAYS start with a consonant (C), which is then followed by a vowel(V):● C + V Examples: 가, 우, 네, 르, 캐 The two-character configuration is only the minimum amount of letters needed to create a ‘block’.● C + V + CThe last consonant…

  • Vocabulary

    Korean Words You NEED To Know

    Very often happen – especially at the beginning – to see a Korean drama and to hear some words but not to figure out what they mean.For this reason, I have drawn up a list of the most common terms that you should know if you are learning Korean. Ahjumma / 아줌마: an older woman, typically the age of a mother or an aunt but not your relative. Ahjusshi / 아줌씨: an old man, typically the age of a father or an uncle, but not your relative. “Aish!” / 아이씨: expression of frustration and irritation. Ani|Anyo / 아니|아니요: No. Annyeong / 안녕하세: “Hello” when you are near someone; “Goodbye” but informal. Annyeonghaseyo /…

  • Culture

    5 Awesome Facts About South Korea

    South Korea is a pretty awesome place. It has survived Japanese colonization, Soviet meddling and North Korean threats to become the world’s 12th-largest trading nation. South Korea produces the LG TVs, Hyundai cars and Samsung phones we use every day. K-Pop stars are taking over the world one YouTube video at a time and their films are receiving worldwide acclaim. However, there’s a lot more to South Korea than technology and Gangnam Style. Blood Type In South Korea, blood is a big deal. It doesn’t just deliver oxygen to the rest of your body—it determines your personality. People in South Korea are automatically stereotyped thanks to their blood type. There are positive and…

  • Culture

    Universities In South Korea

    South Korea is known as one of the four “Asian Tiger” economies, with an economy based on its fast-growing education, tech and tourism sectors. More and more students are choosing to study in South Korea, and the country has recently seen dramatic increases in foreign enrolments – from 11,000 in 2001 to more than 89,000 in 2011. The government has announced a plan to increase foreign enrolment to 200,000 by 2032 and is working hard to encourage even more students from America, Europe, and Asia to study abroad in South Korea. If you’re considering studying in South Korea, here below you can find the most popular university in South Korea! SEOUL…

  • Gastronomy

    Korean Ramen

    Difficulty: easy Duration: 10 minutes Low cost It is not the healthiest dish in the world, but surely the instant ramen is one of the fastest meals to make in Korean cuisine. In Italy, generally, the ramen is prepared by boiling the water, adding the sauce for the broth and then the noodles; in Korea things are a bit different because there are more ingredients that make the dish really tasty! (And even less healthy!) Ingredients 1 pack of instant ramen;2 cups of water;green onions;1 egg. Preparation Chop finely the green onions to use later as a dish seal.Pour the two cups of water in a pot, turn on the…

  • Tips

    How To Improve Your Korean Handwriting

    As beginners in learning Korean and their alphabet 한글, a lot of us struggle with the curse of blocky handwriting. There's no shame in it though, all of us have it at one point - even native Koreans! This is most probably due to the block structure of the writing system. However, as in any language - the more we practice the more we get lazy with our handwriting and we also adopt the letters to fit our writing flow better!

  • Gastronomy

    Kimbap: The Korean Sushi Roll

    Kimbap is one of the favorite foods of Koreans. Similar to sushi roll or Japanese maki it is very nutritious and handy for a quick meal. Obviously, it is also delicious. The meaning of the name of this dish is literal: Kim=seaweed bap=rice. It consists, in fact, in steamed rice with vegetables, eggs and meat rolled in a ‘sheet’ of dried seaweed and then all cut into disks to make it easier to eat.  There are various types, with different fillings and combinations: everyone can choose the one they like best or, as in my case, prepare the one that most inspires.  From the description, those who know a bit…