Episode 36: ~지 말다 Negative Commands!
안녕ㅇㅇㅇㅇㅇㅇㅇㅇㅇ 친구들~! I still feel bad about posting last week's blog super late so I'm going to post this one super early :D Hope you guys don't mind ㅋㅋㅋ Last week we went over how to make commands in Korean but we never discussed how to tell people NOT to do something, which is also a command, however, in Korean it is constructed a little differently. ~지 말다: In order to construct a negative command in Korean we need to add ~지 말다 to the stem of a verb like this: 운동하지 말다 자지 말다 먹지
Episode 33: Original meaning of ~줄 알다!
안녕하세용~~~~~~ I’m pretty sure I’ve vaguely mentioned that I will be going back home for two weeks to finally have a bit of summer vacation. So I am writing this blog post from the balcony of my mom’s apartment right outside of the beach with a bowl of refreshing watermelon and the sound of the sea accompanying me :3 it’s OK guys, don’t be jealous. I haven’t left London the entire summer! Last week we learnt a new and interesting concept of ~줄 아랐다 where it indicates that what yo
Episode 25: Direct Modifying with Verbs and Adjectives!
안녕하세용 여러분~!! Please excuse my raspy voice and blocked nose; I've been ill with a cold and fever since Monday. I'm pretty sure I've mentioned feeling ill in my Website Launch video and everything went pretty much downhill from there. I've been bedridden the whole week :/ But I'm not going to be a Debbie-downer and think negatively about it because I got to rest and have my boyfriend take care of me, which was kinda nice :3 Also I'm not going to let this stupid cold stop me fro
HiNative: Global Q&A Language Exchange App Review!
안녕하세용~! This week I decided to review a very useful app, which can help you get comfortable with not only Korean but many other languages! This app is called HiNative and it is a global Q&A language exchange service available in over 120 languages! Overall I was very satisfied with this app and I'm quite certain I'll be using it in the future when it comes to deciphering slang words or obscure phrases. *Apparently the ticket feature is only available for those who purchase th
~Weekly Korean~ Episode 21: 받침 Explained
안녕하세용~! I'm so so sorry for abandoning YouTube for like 2 weeks... or maybe even 3 weeks....... :O Second year of university proved to be much harder than I thought and I really had to get my mind out of everything, lock myself in my room and focus focus focus! Being the perfectionist I am, I just have to give it my 100%, which all you students should do too because studying is fun! :D (Yes, I'm that one weird nerdy person who loves to study) As for what we'll be covering tod
Episode 20: Pronouncing Tricky Consonants!
학생들 안녕하세요! 잘 공부했어용? We've reached yet another milestone!!! Our 20th episode learning together!! I'm so excited even though it's almost midnight and I'm falling asleep :3 Useful Info: I divide consonants into 3 groups in my mind for convenience- the double consonants, the 'regular' consonants, and the 'soft' consonants. Soft consonants- ㅋ (k), ㅍ (p), ㅌ (t), ㅊ (ch) I call them soft because they will only have a this soft/airy pronunciation and will always sound the same in ever
Episode 14: Basic Future Tense
학생들 안녕~! 마가리타입니당! Sorry for being away for so long but now I'm back and ready to delve into the beautiful world of Korean conjugation :D And this week we'll be discussing future tense, which will conclude our lessons on basic verb and adjective conjugation. So let's gooooooo! HOW TO CONJUGATE? 1. Verb + (으)ㄹ 거예요 --> Simply describes a fact that will happen in the future 나는 내일에 영화를 볼거예요 - I will watch a movie tomorrow. 다음 주 학교에 갈거예요 - Next week I will go to school. 2. Verb + (
Episode 11: Truly Useful Korean Phrases
안녕 친구들~! 마가리타입니당! Sorry for not uploading this video yesterday but I started working part time recently in addition to studying in university so gaaah I barely have any free time :/ As for what we'll be discussing in the video, 'useful phrases' is a very extensive concept because some phrases that may seem useful to one person will be useless for another. Also I don't count phrases like 'Hello', 'Goodbye' or 'My name is' as useful. They are basic but not useful. To me, useful
Episode 10: 이/가 vs. 는/은 Subject Marking Particles
안녕하세요! 마가리타입니당~! :) Last week I promised you guys to make a video specifically focusing on the 이/가 particle because it can get quite confusing for Korean learners, considering how it is a unique feature of Korean language that not many other languages have (we definitely don't have these in English). So this week I decided to discuss the 이/가 particle as a subject marker and compare it with the 는/은 subject marker so that their difference can be clear. 이/가 AS A SUBJECT MARKER B
Episode 9: Sentence Structure and Particles
안녕 친구들~! I am currently sitting at a lecture, spending my time productively and uploading this video on YouTube (KIDS, do NOT follow my example and pay attention during class! ^^). As for what we're discussing this week, sentence structure is one of the hardest aspects of Korean language for foreigners, especially English speakers, The English sentence structure is an exact opposite of Korean and that is hard to get used to at first. DON'T WORRY though! I will try and help yo