Today, 18 May 2013, is the 33rd anniversary of the Kwangju Democratic Uprising (aka Kwangju Massacre) which occurred in Kwangju, Korea on 18 May 1980. Two years ago, I wrote this article about it, which I posted on my blog here among other places. If you are interested in understanding contemporary Korean history and society, you should definitely know about his important event.…See More
"Believe me when I say it is vitally important for serious study of the Korean language that you learn hangul (Korean writing) as completely and as early as possible. Do not put off learning the writing system. Even when it comes to simply speaking…"
"I told you this already, but I will say again, please ask me anything you want about Korean language, culture, history, etc. any time. I will be more than happy to help you learn whatever you want about it."
"Most importantly here, one of those words is a verb while the other is a noun. 미소 is a noun meaning smile and is most similar to the meaning of the word smile in English. It is the soundless expression of happiness or satisfaction on the face.
This is a letter I've been trying to put together for my grandmother, who doesn't speak English. I'm trying to learn Korean (about 4 months now) but can use some help.I had a friend translate it for me, but she doesn't have time to explain the whole translation. Can someone break it down so I know what it means? A word for word translation would really help me see the meaning of it. I understand the Korean characters and some basic vocabulary / verbs. But I have a hard time understanding…See More