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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 Korean people name their children?

How Korean people name their children?

Foreign people often regard Korean names to be very unique. Many people share the same last name, and their first names are very shot. So it is usually hard for foreigners to pronounce and remember Korean names. 1. last names are passed down from fathers to their children. When parents [...]

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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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Michael Aronson Interview : The famous foreign youtube user in Korea

Michael Aronson Interview : The famous foreign youtube user in Korea

Maybe Michael Aronson(마익흘) is a famous foreign youtube user in Korea. He is an M/V producer who makes variety parody M/Vs. Many Korean people celebrate his M/Vs. His first M/V of Korea is The Kim Yu-Na Song. He gained popularity from the Seoul Subway M/V. He said that the New [...]

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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 are high tempered

Koreans are high tempered

Korean people always seem to be busy. It is well known that Korean people like to do things at a fast pace. They’re always saying “Hurry! Hurry!” Here, you can see this side of Korean people.

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Visit Gyeongju If You Travel to Korea

Visit Gyeongju If You Travel to Korea

Gyeongju was the capital of Silla, which was the country that lasted the longest among the kingdoms in Korea. Therefore, Gyeongju has numerous remains. If you want to see the remains of Korea, there is no other place better than Gyeongju. Let’s see where to look around in Gyeongju. First, [...]

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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 “OUR honey” mean in Korea?

What does “OUR honey” mean in Korea?

When referring to their family, company, school, etc… Koreans don’t use MY, they use OUR. They call OUR mom, OUR home, OUR company, OUR school. So don’t say My mom, My home. Why?

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What Meaning Do the Figures and Pictures in Bills in Korea Have?

What Meaning Do the Figures and Pictures in Bills in Korea Have?

Bills in Korea have a strong oriental impression. Thus, Westerners like them as they are prettier. Then, let’s find out what meaning the pictures in the bills have.   1,000 won bill: Gyeomjae Jeongseon and Toegye Lee Hwang The picture in the 1,000 won bill is ‘Gyesangjeonggeodo’ of Jeongseon, who [...]

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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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Korean drinking etiquette

Korean drinking etiquette

Koreans like alcohol. So Korea has a very developed variety of drinking etiquette. Let’s look at Korean drinking etiquette and how it depends on who is drinking.

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Unique Baseball Cheering Culture in Korea

Unique Baseball Cheering Culture in Korea

The most popular sports event in Korea is baseball. Yes, ten million people come out to streets during the World Cup, but, at other times, baseball is the most popular. As you may guess from the street cheering during the World Cup in Korea, the cheering culture of Korea is [...]

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Get-Together in Korea

Get-Together in Korea

Korea has a peculiar culture named get-together. It is an official drinking party between team members about once a month in a company. In a small company, everyone in the company gather in this drinking party. Why hate drinking with colleagues? Because it’s tough. First, it does not end with [...]

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Korea’s Santiago, Olle in Jeju

Korea’s Santiago, Olle in Jeju

There is a walking trip road named ‘Camino de Santiago’ of about 800 km in the northern part of Spain. It is a road numerous people from around the world visit each year for various reasons. It is well known for that Paulo Coelho found the meaning of life and [...]

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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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How to use chopsticks

How to use chopsticks

Koreans use a spoon and chopsticks when they eat. However, chopsticks are sometimes difficult for foreigners to use. We will explain to you how to handle chopsticks.  

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