Language and Culture

  • "Do you want to expand your Korean language with real life, conversational expressions? Do you want to sound more natural when you talk with people who speak Korean? If so, you've come to the right place! You can learn and practice everyday expressions with Ms. Kiki in this channel. Can't wait to meet you every WEDNESDAY& SATURDAY with new videos"
  • "Hi, this is the channel where I will help you learn Korean and culture with a lot of fun! Thank you! 감사합니다^^"
  • "This is a channel for studying Korean expressions actually used by Korean people. I've opened this channel to teach Korean language that is not covered in Korean textbooks and classes. I hope my video will be very helpful to many learners studying Korean abroad."
  • "Your go-to channel for Korean language tips, culture, lifestyle, stories, and more!"
  • 'Let’s talk about literally translating Korean; it needs to stop. But there are ways to fix this. In this video I talk about some of the pitfalls of literal translations, such as overusing particles (저는, 나는, 저의), translating “you” (당신) and “he” or “she” (그 and 그녀), how to translate idioms, how to translate grammar and vocabulary, and increasing exposure to Korean.'
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  • "The headline statistics are, admittedly,  impressive. According to South Korea’s Catholic Pastoral Institute, Church membership in the country rose by 48.6 per cent between 1999 and 2018; Suwon diocese reports a phenomenal hike of 89.1 per cent. Altogether 5,866,510 South Koreans identify as Catholics – that’s 11.1 per cent of the population – and all during a period when Protestant expansion has become sluggish."
  • "Hello everyone! Welcome to my channel!  I will be uploading videos of me playing various genres of music with ‘haegeum’. Haegeum is Korean traditional musical instrument. Video will be uploaded twice a week."
  • “Baebaengi-gut is a song that was sang most often in the Hwanghae and Pyeongan regions in what is now North Korea. It is also called 'seodo pansori,' which means the pansori of the western region, since a lone singer tells a long story in the pansori format. The story of Baebaengi is an amusing one that involves unrequited love and the calling of a dead spirit and even possession.”
  • "The initial foray into YouTube eventually led Mina Oh away from a career in architecture to make hundreds of language videos, along with Korean food and travel videos. The timing was right, as an even larger swath of the world’s netizens was about to be seduced by the Hallyu, a term that refers to the influential wave of Korean pop culture. Fans who enjoyed k-pop, Korean TV dramas, and film naturally wanted to learn Hangul, the Korean l..
  • "I met a surprising number of interesting people on my 2010 visit to North Korea, the most memorable of whom was probably South Korean pastor Han Sang-ryeol. Han, a Presbyterian pastor and reunification activist who had been staying at the Yanggakdo Hotel, the same as my group. One of my friends noticed an elderly Asian man dressed in simple clothes, and suspected it was Han, who had snuck into the North on June 12 that year."
  • "A foreign accent is when someone speaks a second language with the rules of their first language, and one of the most persistent and well-studied foreign-accent features is a lack of L/R contrast among native Japanese speakers learning English. However, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese  are completely different languages that each handle L-sound and R-sounds differently. In this episode of Vox Observatory, we take a look at each languag..
  • "How similar are Korean and Japanese? In today’s episode, we’re comparing some of the similarities between two popular East Asian languages, Japanese and Korean, with Sato, a Japanese speaker, and Seoyeon, a Korean speaker challenging each other with a list of words and sentences. If you have any questions, suggestions or feedback, please reach us on Instagram."
  • "The similarities found between Korean and Tamil is a subject that many people are unaware of. In fact, a proposed language family called Dravido-Koreanic, or Dravido-Koreo-Japonic, links the living or proto-Dravidian languages to Korean and in some cases to Japanese. In this video, Ellen (Korean speaker) and Visha (Tamil speaker) demonstrate some of the commonalities between the two languages with a list of words and sentences."
  • 'Koreans have a culturally specific, ultra-distilled form of rage so potent that some believe one can literally die from it. The Korean word for this rage is han, which is basically the racial memory of thousands of years of being invaded and put-upon. The disease caused by han is called “hwa-byung,” which translates to “anger illness.” It is an actual, fatal, medically recognized condition. Colloquially, I’ve heard han called ..
  • "To those who’ve passed through Seoul, you might be thinking: piss off a Korean? That’s easy… I saw them fighting on the streets. [But] to truly make a Korean reach deep inside himself, ignore societal rules, and want to pummel you takes some knowledge of Korean culture and history."
  • "Retaining the inner peace within, no matter what happens in the outer world- is what Buddhism has always taught us. The situation is always in our control if we choose peace over pain and that is the first step to understanding self, and others. Delving deep into the Buddhist culture, one will understand that how the age-old tradition and practices are beneficial for mind, body, and soul. Such is this 1,700-year-old Korean practice of Sag..
  • "Though gugak, traditional Korean music, is often considered an unchanging art form from the past, various gugak acts and institutions are working on revitalizing the genre to make it more relatable to today’s audiences. Strong prejudices against gugak exist -- namely, that it is boring and difficult to listen to. Despite those negative preconceptions, more gugak musicians are taking up the challenge of introducing gugak in an audience-f..
  • "South Korea’s traditional dances, along with its chronicled history, have developed over a long period -- including the Joseon era -- and are highly visible today. To be specific, they began with shamanistic rituals around 5,000 years ago and have been a big part of the nation’s culture ever since. Likewise, age-old traditional dance has endured several wars and invasions from occupying powers that threatened to wipe it out from the c..
  • "King Sejong Institute Foundation is making the days when everyone dreams of Korean language and Korean culture. King Sejong Institute Foundation is a public institution under the influence of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in order to manage overseas Korean Language education and to extend Korean culture. It introduces Korean and Korean culture to foreigners and is working to make their interests in Korea develop into their bette..

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