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  • Seongdong OmijaCha Aug 31
    History/Culture
    I saw many of videos that Koreans help Foreigners a lot. Is that real or fake?
    • Admin · Aug 31
      Most Koreans are friendly because of a cultural trait known as “jeong.” The best English translation is “compassion”, but it’s so much more than that. If you get lost, you’re sure to run into Koreans who will be glad to help you.
    • Admin · Aug 31
      Most Koreans are friendly because of a cultural trait known as “jeong.” The best English translation is “compassion”, but it’s so much more than that. If you get lost, you’re sure to run into Koreans who will be glad to help you.
  • Dobong HobakJeon Aug 31
    Life/Living
    I am solo traveler, and I would like to know how safe is South Korea. Is it safe to walk around at night also?
    • Admin · Aug 31
      South Korea is a very safe country. Even if you leave your personal belongings like a laptop or a cellphone unattended in a café, Koreans don’t care and won’t try to steal anything. There are many videos on YouTube that show this. But this isn’t the case 100% of the time, so don’t just leave your things anywhere. Also, watch out for drunk people in the streets at night!
    • Admin · Aug 31
      South Korea is a very safe country. Even if you leave your personal belongings like a laptop or a cellphone unattended in a café, Koreans don’t care and won’t try to steal anything. There are many videos on YouTube that show this. But this isn’t the case 100% of the time, so don’t just leave your things anywhere. Also, watch out for drunk people in the streets at night!

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  • Yangcheon Bossam Sep 16
    Korean
    I recently started studying Korean and I found out some words are different in K-dramas. I haven't heard about Jin.. (Something) when you say "have a dinner" to grandpa or grandma. How can I say it?
    • Admin · Sep 16
      Honorifics are words you use in Korean when you talk to people older than you or of higher rank. Some words should be changed to turn them into honorifics. For example, “밥 먹었어 (bap meogeosseo)?” can be changed as “식사 하셨어요 (siksa hasyeosseoyo)?” or "진지 잡수셨어요 (jinji japsusyeosseoyo)?”. As you can see, “-요 (yo)” is the most common honorific suffix. Even if 식사, 진지, and 밥 all have same meaning, they are all used differently.
    • Admin · Sep 16
      Honorifics are words you use in Korean when you talk to people older than you or of higher rank. Some words should be changed to turn them into honorifics. For example, “밥 먹었어 (bap meogeosseo)?” can be changed as “식사 하셨어요 (siksa hasyeosseoyo)?” or "진지 잡수셨어요 (jinji japsusyeosseoyo)?”. As you can see, “-요 (yo)” is the most common honorific suffix. Even if 식사, 진지, and 밥 all have same meaning, they are all used differently.
    • Yangcheon Bossam · Sep 16
      Then if I don't know about his or her age, what will be proper between “식사 하셨어요 (siksa hasyeosseoyo)?” or "진지 잡수셨어요 (jinji japsusyeosseoyo)?”.
    • Gangnam GarlicChicken · Sep 16
      I think in that case, “식사 하셨어요 (siksa hasyeosseoyo)?” is more proper. We can use this sentence in the business situation also.
  • Songpa Kimchijeon Sep 01
    Food/Travel
    Is it safe to travel to Korea during the pandemic?
    • Admin · Sep 02
      If you really want to visit, you will benefit from Korea's top-class health infrastructure. Hand sanitizer can be found anywhere, and all establishments record visitors via QR code. You will also be isolated for 2 weeks when you arrive. But we think the safest option is to just stay home and spend time with your adorable pets!
    • Admin · Sep 02
      If you really want to visit, you will benefit from Korea's top-class health infrastructure. Hand sanitizer can be found anywhere, and all establishments record visitors via QR code. You will also be isolated for 2 weeks when you arrive. But we think the safest option is to just stay home and spend time with your adorable pets!
    • Gangnam GarlicChicken · Sep 16
      Everywhere has hand sanitizer and almost 99% of Koreans wear a mask.
  • Songpa Ssambap Sep 01
    Korean
    I have one friend from Busan(or Pusan), he speaks a little bit different from my girlfriend who's from Seoul. Is there any website or tutoring program where I can learn Korean in the Busan dialect? I want to speak like a dude in a Korean gangster movie.
    • Admin · Sep 02
      The Busan dialect has a notably stronger intonation than Seoul's or anywhere else's. Getting that strong tone right is key to speaking like a stereotypical Korean gangster. A few words are also quite different to standard Korean. Go to YouTube and check out "The World of Dave", who has a video about different Korean dialects. You may also like the Korean drama "응답하라 1997 (Reply 1997)", which is set in Busan, so you can learn the authentic local sound.
    • Admin · Sep 02
      The Busan dialect has a notably stronger intonation than Seoul's or anywhere else's. Getting that strong tone right is key to speaking like a stereotypical Korean gangster. A few words are also quite different to standard Korean. Go to YouTube and check out "The World of Dave", who has a video about different Korean dialects. You may also like the Korean drama "응답하라 1997 (Reply 1997)", which is set in Busan, so you can learn the authentic local sound.
  • Guro Beondegi Aug 31
    Food/Travel
    Last time, When I saw videos regarding to Korean food, there are so many dishes were served! Do I have to pay extra tip to server?
    • Admin · Aug 31
      Korea has no tip culture. In fact, it is considered rude to tip, so don’t insist. All you need to pay for is your meal. Most of the side dishes come with "Free Refills". If you want to make it sure, please ask to waitress or waiter.
    • Admin · Aug 31
      Korea has no tip culture. In fact, it is considered rude to tip, so don’t insist. All you need to pay for is your meal. Most of the side dishes come with "Free Refills". If you want to make it sure, please ask to waitress or waiter.
  • Seongdong OmijaCha Aug 31
    History/Culture
    I saw many of videos that Koreans help Foreigners a lot. Is that real or fake?
    • Admin · Aug 31
      Most Koreans are friendly because of a cultural trait known as “jeong.” The best English translation is “compassion”, but it’s so much more than that. If you get lost, you’re sure to run into Koreans who will be glad to help you.
    • Admin · Aug 31
      Most Koreans are friendly because of a cultural trait known as “jeong.” The best English translation is “compassion”, but it’s so much more than that. If you get lost, you’re sure to run into Koreans who will be glad to help you.
  • Dobong HobakJeon Aug 31
    Life/Living
    I am solo traveler, and I would like to know how safe is South Korea. Is it safe to walk around at night also?
    • Admin · Aug 31
      South Korea is a very safe country. Even if you leave your personal belongings like a laptop or a cellphone unattended in a café, Koreans don’t care and won’t try to steal anything. There are many videos on YouTube that show this. But this isn’t the case 100% of the time, so don’t just leave your things anywhere. Also, watch out for drunk people in the streets at night!
    • Admin · Aug 31
      South Korea is a very safe country. Even if you leave your personal belongings like a laptop or a cellphone unattended in a café, Koreans don’t care and won’t try to steal anything. There are many videos on YouTube that show this. But this isn’t the case 100% of the time, so don’t just leave your things anywhere. Also, watch out for drunk people in the streets at night!
  • Seongdong OmijaCha Aug 27
    Invest/Business/Job
    After I went to Korea as exchange students, I decided to work in Korea for several years. I heard most of the jobs are closed because of the COVID virus. But normally what kind of work is open to foreigners?
    • Admin · Sep 02
      Normally, if you are from an English-speaking country, you can have a career as an English teacher. Because English is mandatory in school and gives one a huge boost for promotion at work, there are many private academies (hagwon) and classes that are open to both students and working adults. Or if you have a funny and outgoing personality, consider becoming a YouTuber or a broadcaster.
    • Admin · Sep 02
      Normally, if you are from an English-speaking country, you can have a career as an English teacher. Because English is mandatory in school and gives one a huge boost for promotion at work, there are many private academies (hagwon) and classes that are open to both students and working adults. Or if you have a funny and outgoing personality, consider becoming a YouTuber or a broadcaster.
    • Gangnam GarlicChicken · Sep 16
      English teacher is universal job, however, these days lots of Korean broadcasting company invite foreigners to new TV program. Or you can be a model of some cosmetics shop and shoot the viral marketing video :) I hope that you can find a good job in Korea :)
  • Gangnam GarlicChicken Aug 27
    Food/Travel
    I heard that there is some nice streets covered with cherry blossoms in Korea. Where is it? And when I can see them?
    • Admin · Aug 27
      In Seoul, the Han River is the best place to enjoy the cherry blossom festival during March to April, although it can get very crowded. If you plan to visit Gyeongsangnamdo (South Gyeongsang Province), you can join the large cherry blossom festival there from the last week of March to first week of April.
    • Admin · Aug 27
      In Seoul, the Han River is the best place to enjoy the cherry blossom festival during March to April, although it can get very crowded. If you plan to visit Gyeongsangnamdo (South Gyeongsang Province), you can join the large cherry blossom festival there from the last week of March to first week of April.
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