Category: Trivia

What does Nuna means?

Let’s talk about nuna. Nuna is younger man call his older female friends or between the relationship younger boyfriend call their older girlfriend. So like a younger girl friend call their older boyfriend oppa in Korea, younger man call their older boyfriend nuna. It sounds so cute, too!

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Why do Korean people get circumcised?

Why do Korean people get circumcised?

Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin from the male penis. It is a surgical procedure that removes the gray section in the picture below.   The majority of Korean men get circumcised More than 90% of Korean men get circumcised. So when foreign men go to a sauna [...]

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Korean loves smartphone

Korean loves smartphone

Nowadays the majority of Korean people use smartphones equipped with 4G. Since people do a lot of things with their phones, you can easily see Korean people holding their phones at subway stations or bus stops. And it is all thanks to the fast internet speed. Wherever you go in Korea, [...]

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Korean girl blowing nose

Korean girl blowing nose

Korean people consider it rude to blow their noses in front of others. So when they do have to blow their noses they usually go to the bathroom or to a place without any other people. In a situation where its uncomfortable to blow their noses, Korean people just hold [...]

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How to make Korean Friends

Step 1. First, strike up a conversation. Korean people really like foreigners. There are a lot of Korean people who want to make foreign friends. Just go for it! Even If you start up a conversation on the street using awkward Korean, you can still easily make friends. The easiest [...]

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Steve Miller Interview : Who is Qi(氣)ranger?

Steve Miller Interview : Who is Qi(氣)ranger?

Steve Miller might be the second famous foreign blogger in Korea. He was born in Arizona, and lived in Kyeonggido, Korea. He teaches English to university students. At first, he was called Bruce Willis because he looks like him, but now, students called him ‘Professor X’ after the X-Men. He [...]

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Korean always say “No. I’m okay.”

Korean always say “No. I’m okay.”

Even though Korean people may like something, every now and then they have the tendency to pretend that they don’t Let’s take a look at some examples. Here, we have a group of friends who are working on a school assignment.  

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Korean boyfriend is porter

Korean boyfriend is porter

There’s something you can often see when you walk on the streets in Korea. That is, guys carrying girls’ purses. Why on earth do Korean guys carry girls’ purses?

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Koreans love toilet paper

Koreans love toilet paper

Many foreigners are surprised by Korean toilet paper. Let’s see why. Westerner usually use toilet paper just in the toilet, but Koreans use it for everyday life. So foreigner are surprised to see toilet paper on living room tables in Korea.

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What Does ‘Daughter Stupid’ in Korean Mean?

What Does ‘Daughter Stupid’ in Korean Mean?

There is a word ‘daughter stupid’ in Korea. It is a new coinage that means a daddy who loves his daughter so much. Korean men are somewhat curt than Western men, but express great affection to their daughters. They spend countless hours for their daughters, and upload the pictures and [...]

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Woman in men’s room

Woman in men’s room

Here is normal Korean toilet. A man come to the toilet for do his needs. When he do his needs, suddenly one woman come to the toilet toughly. Men who doing their needs are surprised. Is it very disconcerted? It’s common situation in Korea.

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Why Do Koreans Say ‘빨리빨리(Bbali Bbali ; Quickly Quickly)’ So Often?

Why Do Koreans Say ‘빨리빨리(Bbali Bbali ; Quickly Quickly)’ So Often?

It is traditionally said that foreigners learn ‘bbali bbali(quickly quickly)’ next to ‘hello’ and ‘thank you’ when they learn Korean language. It shows the character of Koreans that move fast, get everything done in a short time, and can’t stand dragging. So, since when Koreans began to live so ‘quickly [...]

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Soccer games in the army (hierarchy)

Soccer games in the army (hierarchy)

There is a joke in Korea in the following. Soccer in the army is a memory that Korean men would never forget. Often called ‘combat soccer’, this type of soccer has the following characteristics. You should play no matter what. If you say you don’t want to play, your boss [...]

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Why do Koreans take off their shoes at home?

Why do Koreans take off their shoes at home?

Korea uses a unique heating system, which the floor gets heated by the boiler. Although it takes longer than the Western-style heater, with this system, the whole house gets warm evenly and the floor also gets warm. This is the reason why Koreans do not wear shoes at home. This [...]

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The reason that Koreans win all the games in StarCraft II competition

The reason that Koreans win all the games in StarCraft II competition

In the biggest game competition, called WCS StarCraft II, Koreans take the first, the second, and the third place. Issac Won(startale) holds the first place, Hyunwoo Jang(prime) the second place, and Yunjong Jung(SKT T1) the third place. Many Koreans are generally good at games; especially there is no one to [...]

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How can Korean women play golf so well?

How can Korean women play golf so well?

Korean women golf is well-known worldwide. Seri Pak won 25 games from LPGA and her name was placed on the hall of fame. Jiyai Shin was ranked at the top in the 2009 season prize money. In addition, we have 6 Korean rookies of the year award for 15 years [...]

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Are Korean, Japanese and Chinese languages similar?

Are Korean, Japanese and Chinese languages similar?

They are not similar. Korean language belongs to language isolate. Therefore, it is not similar very much to Chinese or Japanese. Because the western languages have plenty of similarity each other, if we study one western language out of them, it is convenient to study another western language. But Korean, [...]

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