Talk To Me In Korean

Talk To Me In Korean

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The key to learning Korean is staying motivated enough to learn the language. At TalkToMeInKorean.com, we provide you free lessons, fun video shows, and a store section that will keep you motivated and meet your Korean learning needs.

Episodes

Trying French Desserts at You Are Here Cafe (New Location!)  

If you remember from a few years ago, we announced the opening of the original "You Are Here Cafe" many years ago with our friends Simon and Martina (who are currently living in Japan), but now, the partnership has changed a lot and the coffee shop is now completely independently owned by our partner company (we’re not involved in the operation of the coffee shop in any way), and that’s actually great because they know how to run a good coffee shop and we know how to teach languages but not much about running a cafe. It’s now run by a company that sells Fair Trade products in Korea and all their desserts and drinks are freshly made in the house every day.

☕️ Location
The new location is inside the newly opened Pureugio (푸르지오) shopping mall where the new 교보문고 (Kyobo Bookstore) is at 합정역 (Hapjeong Station). You can see how to get there in this video!

☕️ Make sure you also check out their Instagram!   
http://instagram.com/youareherecafe

☕️ Language exchange meet-ups
They have regular language exchange meet-ups taking place every Monday and Friday at 7 p.m. so if you want to make friends and practice speaking in the language you are learning, simply go there and join the group!

One-Minute Korean: “No Offense."  

How do you say “No offense.” in Korean? Teacher Hyunwoo will introduce this very useful phrase to you in today’s video. You can watch more one-minute lessons here: http://talktomeinkorean.com/category/lessons/one-minute/

Korean Book Recommendation - Wide and Shallow Knowledge For Intelligent Conversations (지대넓얕) - 책 추천  

This is Kyung-hwa's third book recommendation. Today, she will introduce to you a book that will be great for people who want to read a book and also listen to a podcast that's related to the book. This is one of the most popular books in Korea in recent years and definitely a fun read! You can see all of her book recommendations in this category on our website: http://talktomeinkorean.com/category/lessons/recommendedbooks/

One-Stop Guide to Korean Particles - 은/는/이/가 (Subject & Topic Markers)  

If you're one of the millions of Korean learners who have struggled to understand exactly how the Korean particles 은, 는, 이 and 가 work, this will be a great one-stop guide for you! People who learn Korean as their mother tongue can distinguish their specific roles and various usages at a very young age, but for learners who study Korean as a foreign language, these topic/subject markers can be a bit tricky to understand.

Here's the gist of this video:
- 은 and 는 are "topic markers" and show you what the topic of the sentence is.
- 이 and 가 are "subject markers" and show you the direct subject of the verb that is being used in the sentence.
- 은/는 also shows contrast and change of scene/narrative.
- In compound sentences, such as "The movie I watched was fun.", you can see 은/는 and 이/가 being used together.

But for a better understanding, we recommend that you watch the full video (more than once if necessary) and pay close attention to the detailed examples.

You might also find our AUDIO LESSON (accompanied by a free PDF e-book) very useful:
http://talktomeinkorean.com/lessons/l1l9/

Korean Q&A - How to say “Talk To Me In Korean” in Korean?  

We answer these questions in today's Q&A video:  - How do you say “Talk To Me In Korean” in Korean?  - What does 샤샥 mean?  - What does 착각하지 마 mean?  - How do you say “When do you feel happy?"   View all of the previous questions in one page: http://talktomeinkorean.com/qna/ 

One-Minute Korean: "Get Over It."  

Learn how to say "Get over it." in Korean through this short one-minute lesson with teacher Seokjin! You can also read the text for the sentences introduced in this video on our website at: http://talktomeinkorean.com/category/lessons/one-minute/

Trending Topics In Korea - Episode 3 - Sexual Harassment Or Not?  

We sat down to discuss some current trending topics that a lot of Korean people are talking about these days while having lunch. If there’s any current issue that you’d like to hear our opinions and thoughts about, please let us know in the comments! This video has been subtitled in both Korean and English for your learning convenience! 

My First 500 Korean Words (New Vocabulary Book) - Pre-order Now!  

Pre-order your signed copy and get a limited-edition TTMIK postcard: https://mykoreanstore.com/products/first500words

This vocabulary book is perfect for beginner learners of the Korean language. It will introduce 500 of the most commonly used Korean words, but instead of just giving you a boring and arbitrary list of words, we have compiled them in groups so that we can give you more context for the words you will learn.

50 days x 10 words each day = 500 words

But that's not it. Each word is accompanied by many related words and expressions, so in the end you will be learning thousands of useful Korean expressions, in context. The book is expected to be officially published on May 15 and will be shipped out to you as soon as it becomes available, before we ship out regular orders.

Meet-Up Announcement! (May 12, 2017)  

Hey! Long time no meet-up! We haven’t had a proper meet-up in a while because we’ve been so busy, so we are very excited for this one! We will have a meet-up at 7 pm, on May 12 (Friday), 2017 at the new location of You Are Here Cafe. The new location is INSIDE the new Hapjeong Delight Square where the new Kyobo Bookstore just opened up.    - May 12, 2017 - 7 p.m.  - You Are Here Cafe (new location!) at Hapjeong Station (합정역)  - The cafe is inside the indoor shopping mall that’s connected to the subway station.    We don’t have ownership of You Are Here Cafe and we don’t make any profit out of the general sales at You Are Here Cafe : ) The cafe is now fully independently operated by our partner company, and we will only be providing them with our books so you can purchase them there and have occasional meet-ups at the venue. It’s a great place with lots of good desserts and beverages, so we hope you enjoy stopping by the place when you go to Kyobo Bookstore in Hapjeong or hang out in the Hongdae/Hapjeong area! 

Listening Practice In Slow Korean - Birthday Food (생일에 먹는 음식!) [한국어 초급 듣기]  

Improve your Korean listening skills with stories that are told to you a bit slowly! In this video, teacher Kyeong-eun talks about something that everyone in Korea eats on their birthday - 미역국(seaweed soup)!

Our Favorite Lines from BLONOTE by Tablo (타블로 블로노트)  

Blonote by Tablo is available on our online store through official collaboration with the book’s publisher: https://mykoreanstore.com/products/blonote

And even if you already have Blonote, you can still get our vocab e-book for free from the product page!

Read more about the book and get your copy here: https://mykoreanstore.com/products/blonote

One-Minute Korean: I'm between jobs. [TalkToMeInKorean]  

In this video series, we introduce useful Korean words and phrases through compact one-minute lessons.

Subscribe to our newsletter to receive updates about our books and discount coupons! http://eepurl.com/xaFFH

Learn how to read and write in Korean
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/hangeul

Our online bookstore
http://mykoreanstore.com

Other social media links
http://twitter.com/ttmik
http://instagram.com/ttmik
http://facebook.com/talktomeinkorean

* TTMIK Teachers on Instagram and get to know them better!
Kyeong-eun http://instagram.com/kyeongeunchoi
Kyung-hwa http://instagram.com/wittygirlhaeri
Seokjin http://instagram.com/seokjin82
Jooyeon http://instagram.com/pillarlotus
Hyunwoo http://instagram.com/ever4one

Employees Do Boss’s Makeup - K-Pop Idol Edition (Terrible Idea…)  

To celebrate the fact that we have possibly the BEST and NICEST boss in the world, we asked him if we could hurt his ego by doing K-Pop idol makeup on his gracious and beautiful face. Being the most philanthropic person on the team, Hyunwoo kindly accepted the challenge, thinking that it would be a few gentle brushstrokes on his cheeks. Hope you enjoy!!

 

Written by Hyunwoo Sun

Trending Topics In Korea - Episode 2 - Fine Dust & Racism  

We sat down to discuss some current trending topics that a lot of Korean people are talking about these days while having lunch. If there’s any current issue that you’d like to hear our opinions and thoughts about, please let us know in the comments! This video has been subtitled in both Korean and English for your learning convenience! 

Common Sentence Endings In Korean  

In this video lesson, teacher Hyunwoo introduces some sentence endings that you can commonly see Korean people use in day-to-day conversations and explains the meaning in each of them.

The sentence endings introduced in this video lesson are:
-요
-ㅂ니다
-(으/느)ㄴ 것 같아요
-(으)ㄹ 수도 있어요
-죠 or -지요
-(으/느)ㄴ데요
-네요
-세요

Must-Know Words In Korean about Types Of Friends (친구 유형)  

We all have various kinds of friends around us, and sometimes we attach certain adjectives to our friends. While it may not be the best thing to do to “label” and categorize people, but it will be a fun exercise and learning experience to go through some words that you can use to describe people and their characteristics! 

Trending Topics In Korea - Episode 1 - Sponge Cake Controversy  

We sat down to discuss some current trending topics that a lot of Korean people are talking about these days while having lunch. If there’s any current issue that you’d like to hear our opinions and thoughts about, please let us know in the comments! This video has been subtitled in both Korean and English for your learning convenience!

Listening Practice In Slow Korean - Kimbap: Picnic Food (소풍 가면 먹는 음식: 김밥) [한국어 초급 듣기]  

Improve your Korean listening skills with stories that are told to you a bit slowly! In this video, teacher Kyeong-eun talks about one of the most common picnic foods in Korea - Gimbap (김밥)!

K-Pop Song Recommendation - Cute & Adorable  
In today’s video, teacher Seokjin introduces three (rather) old K-Pop songs that were popular back in the day and are still very good to listen to.   내 얘길 들어 봐 by Papaya 내 남자친구에게 by 핑클  엄마야 by 신승훈 

 

One-Minute Korean: I'm looking forward to it. [TalkToMeInKorean]  

In this video series, we introduce useful Korean words and phrases through compact one-minute lessons.

Subscribe to our newsletter to receive updates about our books and discount coupons! http://eepurl.com/xaFFH

Learn how to read and write in Korean
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/hangeul

Our online bookstore
http://mykoreanstore.com

Other social media links
http://twitter.com/ttmik
http://instagram.com/ttmik
http://facebook.com/talktomeinkorean

* TTMIK Teachers on Instagram and get to know them better!
Kyeong-eun http://instagram.com/kyeongeunchoi
Kyung-hwa http://instagram.com/wittygirlhaeri
Seokjin http://instagram.com/seokjin82
Jooyeon http://instagram.com/pillarlotus
Hyunwoo http://instagram.com/ever4one

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