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How to Say No in Korean

Now here is a simple word that you should know in any language. You don’t want to be caught in an awkward situation where you want to tell someone no, but don’t know how to.

Like many other phrases we’ve covered, there are formal and informal ways to say no in Korean as well as other variations.

Let’s start with the ones we covered in the infographic.

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How to Say Heart in Korean

How to Say Heart in Korean

How to Say Heart in Korean

One of the more confusing things for a beginner learning Korean is when they come across the many meanings for the word ‘heart’. In English the same word is used to describe the physical organ and things related to love and feelings of the mind.

However in Korean, these words can be broken down into three words that have a specific meaning.

Let’s talk about the first word in the infographic.

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How to Say Flower in Korean

flower in korean

flower in korean

The pronunciation of the word flower in Korean can be a little difficult for beginners. Usually the syllable ‘ㅊ’ sounds like a ‘ch’ sound. However, when it is in the final position of a word, it has a soft t sound. It’s a very abrupt t sound and sound similar to the Korean word for clothes ‘옷’.

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The Ultimate Korean Gift List: Best Gifts for Your Yourself, Friends and Family

Korean gifts

Korean gifts

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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Food

Korean Clothing/Wall Art/Stationery

  • Korean flag themed hats Amazon
  • Posters from the Dom & Hyo Store
  • Hangul Periodic Table Poster Amazon
  • Keyboard stickers for Hangul Amazon
  • This cool weekly and monthly planner Amazon
  • Kakao Friends gift set Amazon
  • Kakao friends slipper (Ryan) Amazon
  • Kakao Friends Ryan big stuffed doll Amazon
  • The Korean Flag to hang on a wall or outside Amazon

Traditional/Cultural/Cooking

Kdrama/Kpop

Learning Korean

Beauty/Cosmetics

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.

 

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Korean Flag Meaning: What do all the Symbols Mean?

Korean Flag Meaning

Korean Flag Meaning

The South Korean flag is probably one of the more immediately recognizable flags of the world. It has a very simple and easy to notice design. However, there are deeper meaning behind the colors and symbols on the flag.

The first things you might notice on the flag are the blue and red colors that make up the circle in the middle of the flag. Most of you might realize it looks like the commonly known yin/yang symbol and that’s because it is.

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How to Say Honey in Korean

How to Say Honey in Korean

How to Say Honey in Korean

Koreans are just like most people and when they are in romantic relationships, they like to use terms of endearment towards their sweethearts. There are many that they use (click on the previous link), but today, we’re going to focus on a specific one. Namely saying “honey” in Korean.

The terms 자기 and 여보 are used a lot in conversation between couples (you will hear it on drama a lot). For 자기, you can use this when you are dating or when you are married.

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