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The 생 in 인생 meaning comes from the Hanja which meaning is tied to life and living. You’ll find 생 in a lot of words; from a social life, birth, and even over to students!

 

Sino Korean Vocab; The 생 in 인생 Meaning

Again, I want to say don’t be scared off by Hanja and think you have to start memorizing Chinese characters along with Korean! I like making these lists so we can gain more insight and intuition in Korean, just knowing that 생 can be tied to life and living can help you guess what new words may mean. Just like in English when you hear “anti-something” you know that it is against or opposing.

Plus I find it fun sometimes to find the original meaning/origin of a word like 외국인 directly meaning “external country person” in the original Hanja. Anyway, let’s get into the Vocab!

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Learning as a kid would has become a more popular option for people I think, and it makes sense. Learn Korean like a child as the natives learned themselves and you can take advantage of simple media like children’s books, shows, movies, and more to progress with your Korean and strengthen your listening and reading skills!

Many children’s media is easily accessible too, with a lot of shows officially uploaded to YouTube for free so you don’t have to hunt down resources or pay for a specific subscription or platform.

 

Learn Korean like a Child with Korean Children's Shows! 2

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Romance season is here again so here is a little run down on Korean Valentine’s Day and associated dates with some cute and romantic vocab to win some hearts! Valentine’s Day in Korea is a bit different than what you may be used to so I’ll explain a bit too. Just quick I want to say a happy 1 year to koreanling as well~ Thank you for joining me on this; connecting and learning alongside me!

 

How do People Celebrate Korean Valentine's Day (+ Bonus Vocab & Phrases) (1)

How Do They Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Korea?

In Korea, Valentine’s is structured a bit interestingly and split into 2 parts. On Feb. 14th, it’s typical for women to give chocolate to their male partner or crush on Valentine’s Day. Next on White Day, a month later (March 14th), the men who received chocolates or gifts are supposed to give the women a gift.

 

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Back again with another quiz game for everyone! This time for beginner Korean learners it’s a game to help you memorize the Korean writing system- Hangul. Now this does work with Romanization (aka; converting one alphabet into another) and has no audio so it doesn’t help with memorizing the sounds and getting down how to speak Korean but it’s a great starting resource and an easy Hangul practice game to get into!

 

Hangul Study Game

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Expanding on past my Batchim post here, let’s get into why sometimes ㄱ/ㄷ/ㅂ pronunciation can sound like their more stressed heavier forms ㄲ/ㄸ/ㅃ depending on the word. It might seem not very clear but we can break it down and understand it much better.

 

ㄱㄷㅂ Pronunciation; Sometimes Sounds Like ㄲㄸㅃ 1

Why Can ㄱ/ㄷ/ㅂ Sometimes Sound Like ㄲ/ㄸ/ㅃ?

Simply put you’ll typically find the ㄱ/ㄷ/ㅂ pronunciation more stressed when they are preceded by or right after another consonant; except ㄴ/ㄹ/ㅁ/ㅇ/ㅎ. If you’ve been practicing speaking for a while you may notice you have picked up on this naturally with some common words.

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Let’s get into a quick Korean body vocab list from 머리부터 발끝까지 head to toe! This is expanding out on looks and appearance in Korean like my post with age, weight, hair, eye color, etc. over here. Again I’ll include some sentences in Korean with the new vocab to help you start putting some together yourself. So let’s start with body parts in Korean:

 

: body
신체: body (more formal, Sino-Korean (身體) 몸 which is native)
: back/behind
: front

 

 

 

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