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With the weather warming up now, people are getting out in their gardens and starting planting. Personally, I really like gardens, while I don’t have the space for one at my current place I’d love to have one later and grow all sorts of veggies, fruit, and flowers! Right now I have some succulents and a small planter with green onions I get to use for cooking~

If gardening is also a hobby you like this Korean gardening vocabulary can help you. The best way to practice is to use Korean for something you enjoy of course, like talking about your flowers and plants! So with that, I’ll get into some general gardening terms and vocab, plus some common things people grow.

 

Korean Gardening Vocabulary

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Want to test your Korean speaking abilities? or just learn something to show off and impress people a bit? Saying a Korean tongue twister is a fun way to test out your Korean and take it lightheartedly because even native speakers mess up with these. So it’s okay if you misspeak or stumble through it a bit!

 

15 Korean Tongue Twister Games! 네가 그린 기린 그림

1. “네가 그린 기린 그림은 못 그린 기린 그림이고 내가 그린 기린 그림은 잘 그린 기린 그림이다.”

Translation: Your drawing of a giraffe is a poorly done drawing of a giraffe, but mine is a well-drawn drawing of a giraffe.

그림: drawing, painting
기린: giraffe

 

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When you are just starting out there are a lot of different beginner Korean mistakes that can catch you! Some of these mistakes can limit your learning and slow you down or make it harder and others can make it hard for you to communicate in Korean clearly.

 

Top Beginner Korean Mistakes! Not Learning Hangul!

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Kim is everywhere as a surname in Korea, Koreans named Kim make up millions of the population! It’s almost guaranteed that you have come across this name enough to wonder “Why are so many Koreans named Kim?”.

 

How Common is the Last Name Kim in Korea?

The percentage of Koreans named Kim in South Korea is around 20%, which ends up being above 10,000,000 people! While 20% is not the majority of people, that is a huge amount. Conversely, Smith (which is the classic American name) has around 2 million people with that last name. There is a saying that references how popular the surname Kim is similar to “like finding a needle in a haystack”

 

Why are so many Koreans named Kim_ - How Common is the Last Name Kim in Korea

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Let’s get into some quick vocab rundown of clothes in Korean. I’ll go through it all “머리부터 발끝까지” head to toe! Also with some terms and verbs to describe clothes, and sentences to tie it all together and help you start putting together some yourself.

 

Vocabulary for Clothes in Korean (1)

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Podcasts can make a great resource for learning Korean and practicing your listening no matter what level you are at! Using podcasts to learn Korean is a great option because you can do it while doing chores, menial tasks, on the bus or train, or in many other situations. If you are alone you can also have the added benefit of repeating what you hear back for extra speaking practice, not so fun to do on a full bus though haha.

 

Podcasts to Learn Korean for Beginners

Podcasts to Learn Korean for Beginners

First up for beginners, you’ll probably want simpler grammar and sentence structure or podcasts that are a mix of English and Korean. Some great options for beginner podcasts to learn Korean are:

 

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