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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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Dom & Hyo Try Korean Food Episode #2: We Try 옛날통닭!

We really enjoyed eating this and Hyo enjoyed torturing me with the chicken radish. Check out the vid and subscribe if you haven’t already!

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Dom & Hyo Try Korean Food Episode #1: 녹두죽 (Mung Bean Porridge)

So this is the first episode in our new series in which we venture to try every Korean food possible (from our Korean food poster). First up is the lesser known 녹두죽.

We headed out in our neighborhood to 본죽 which is a popular Korean chain restaurant for 죽 (Korean rice porridge). It was also Hyo’s first time trying it. So how did we like it? Check out the video.

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How to Say Good Luck in Korean

How to Say Good Luck in Korean

How to Say Good Luck in Korean

These are the common and casual ways of what roughly translates to good luck in Korean. Some Korean books explain these really well. You have probably heard “화이팅” (also sometime 파이팅/fighting) on dramas or just around your Korean friends. The other two are also very common and used among close people and friends.

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Making Words Cute or Casual in Korean

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These ways of making Korean words casual or cute is very common and used by lots of people. You may have seen some of your Korean friends using these and been confused…well now you know! Try using some of these yourself. And Happy Hangul Day! We have also written them below. If you want to study even more and improve your Korean, check out our ebooks over at the Dom & Hyo Store.

Adding “ㅇ” as the final consonant:

Why? = 왜? (wae) –> 왱? (waeng)

Yes = 네 (ne) –> 넹 (neng)

Pretty = 이쁘다 (i-ppeu-da) –> 이쁘당 (i-ppeu-dang)

Adding “ㅁ” or “음”

No = 아니야 (a-ni-ya) –> 아니얌 (a-ni-yam)

Older man (to women) = 오빠야 (o-ppa-yam) –> 오빠얌 (o-ppa-yam)

Good = 좋아요 (jo-a-yo) –> 좋아염 (jo-a-yeom)

 

 

 

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Life in Korea: 11 Differences Between North & South Korea

Differences between north and south korea

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