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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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Korean object markers are simple enough to get into and figure out as a beginner though there are some tricks to them too. The 을 and 를 particles are attached to words to show that it is the object of a sentence.

A simple example of what an object is could be: “I like coffee”, coffee is the object; the thing I am doing something to or in this case liking.

So in Korean, you would say “커피 좋아해” to denote that coffee is the object. In an example like this where the object is obvious and in casual conversation people can drop the 을/를, but that is the basics of it.

 

Korean Object Markers 을를

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All About Korean New Year

Goodbye to 2023 and hello to 2024! 2023 was quite eventful for me, I started Koreanling and I’m really so happy and thankful to see how much it has grown in under a year; thank you all for your support! I hope 2023 has been a good year for you and that 2024 can be even better.

In South Korea the focus for the Lunar New Year is family. With everyone gathering together, paying respects to the elders and ancestors, and of course eating good food! For 2024 the Lunar New Year is Feb. 10 but people gather for the day before and after as well to make it a 3 day celebration.

 

All About Korean New Year - fireworks

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Korean Winter Vocab

Now we’re in prime winter time! Cozying up by the fire with hot chocolate, going ice skating, making snowmen, and more. Where I am this winter there’s not as much snow as I’m used to so it doesn’t truly feel like winter yet haha. Anyway, here is some nice Korean winter vocab to get you ready for the season!

 

Korean Winter Vocab skating

겨울: winter
: snow
눈송이: snowflake
눈덩이: snowball

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Happy December! December is a big time for holidays and celebrations worldwide and Korea joins in- though the celebration in Korea is a bit different. South Korea also celebrates Christmas but instead of the traditional focus on family, the focus is more on romance similar to Valentines!

Korea already had big family celebrations like Chuseok and the Lunar New Year when Christmas was introduced by the west so it didn’t take off as a family event. While Christmas has a big focus on family, and especially making it magical for children, Koreans made it into a romantic celebration instead. Interestingly though, it is a national holiday; so unlike other couple-focused days, everyone gets the day off from work and school!

 

What is Christmas in Korea Like

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