I’ve been living in Korea for a little over 7 years now and I often get asked by friends and family to bring them back Korean gifts when I visit home during the vacations. My mom loves the green tea and although I’m not really into Kpop or dramas hardcore, some of my friends are and I’ll bring them back a poster or trinket of some sort. I also have several friends who love the variety of snacks and instant noodles.
However, some of you may not have friends or family in Korea or you may not be going anytime soon, so I’ve made a list of some of my favorite things that you can find online or at your local Korean mart to satisfy that need.
Most of these can be found on Amazon and some on other great sites. So without further ado, let’s get started!
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Korean Clothing/Wall Art/Stationery
So as you can see, there is lots of variety to cater to all tastes. If you find something unique that you don’t see here, just shoot us an email and we will add it asap.
When Hyo and I met, we did tons of traveling around Korea and to some places around the states. We’ve been a bit busier lately and trying to save money so we haven’t been able to go as many places as we had been able to in the past.
I learned quite a bit of travel vocabulary from her and it was a quick way to learn some useful terms.
If you’re going be be traveling in Korea, these are some useful terms you can use and recognize on signs or when trying to communicate with someone. This is only part one, so look forward to another post soon.
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If you love milk, why not learn how to say it in Korean so you can ask a friend for some? The word for milk is 우유 (u-yu). Really easy to remember right? If you need a bit of help, just remember that the first syllable sounds a lot like “moo”.
Korea has lots of flavors of milk that you can find at the supermarkets (like most places across the world). For example:
There are two ways to say sun in Korean.
The first way is the most common and simple way:
Hey! That’s what it sounds like. You will hear this version in daily conversation so if you want to refer to the sun, use this word. It is also the pure Korean version of the word sun.
The word for tiger in Korean is very similar to the word for cat, 고양이 (go-yang-i).
The animal itself has a lot of cultural importance and history in the country. If you watched the Olympics in Pyeongchang this, year, you saw that the mascot was a white tiger.
White tiger in Korean = 백호 (baek-ho)
Big fan of Korean dramas and movies? Kpop? You’ve likely seen a lot of kissing scenes with all the shows that revolve around romance.
If you are a big fan of these, then you probably already know the words for kiss in Korean. For those of you that don’t, we are gonna teach you the two main words for kiss, and some phrases that are related to these words.
Here is another basic animal word for you today.
Sticking with the farm animals once again this week (last week we told you how to say chicken in Korean language) and talking about the word for pig.
If you’ve been in Korea for any period of time, you would know how popular pork dishes are here (sorry vegans and vegetarians!).
You probably can’t go more than a few blocks without seeing a restaurant that serves pork.
So as it says above, the word for pig in Korean is 돼지. You can use this word when talking about the actual animal.