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월요일 (wol-yoil) | [Word of the Day]

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Word:

  • 월요일 (wol-yoil) | Monday

i.e.,

  • 오늘은 월요일 입니다. (oneul-eun wol-yoil ibnida.) | “Today is Monday.”
  • 파티가 월요일에요? (patiga wol-yoil-eyo?) | “Is the party Monday?”
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부레 (Boole) | [Artist of the Week]

It’s not everyday I hear an underground artist that gives me those cool vibes with straight bars! Doesn’t hurt that he got a bit of a Nujabes vibe.

부레 (Boole) is one of the few old-school style underground hiphop artists right now in Korea. And even though I want him to get huge, I kinda want him to stay underground just a lil while longer before labels start trying to change his style.

If you haven’t heard of him before, check out his sample playlist below!

[Parental Advisory]

 

Days and Dates and Other Ways to Use Numbers pt. 3 | [Weekly Lesson #17]

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Okay, so I’m not sure if I told you guys that this was going to be a pretty long little part in the middle of the weekly lesson series but it is. Numbers are a big part of everyday conversation. We’re constantly talking about the time, how many, how much, etc. so it’s important to learn all this now.

Let’s get started!

Review:

Vocabulary:

  • 인분 | servings
  • 의  | possession

i.e.,

  • 삼 인분 | three servings
  • 삼 인분 의 케이크 | three servings of cake
  • 나는 일인분의 커피를 원한다. | I want a cup of coffee.

Today’s focus is going to be on age, like asking how old someone is or even expressing how old you are.

Grammar:

  • 몇 (myeoch) is an interrogative word (question word) that can be used to ask different types of questions like what time, how many, or age.
  • For this lesson, we will be focused on Native Korean numbers since we’re looking at numbers ranged from 20-90. (Numbers 1-100)
    • I’m not sure if I talked about this before but it’s important to note here:
    • Sino-Korean numbers
      • Usage:
        • age (세)
        • months (date)
        • temperature
        • telling time: minutes and seconds
        • money
        • phone numbers
        • any number over 100
    • Native-Korean numbers
      • Usage:
        • age (살)
        • telling time: hours
        • months (time length)
        • counters (people, objects, etc.)

Examples:

  • 몇 명을 싶니? | How many do you want?
    • 삼 인분 | three servings
  • 몇 살입니까? | How old are you?
    • 스물일곱 살입니다. | I am 27 years old.
  • 몇 시입니까? | What time is it?
    • 열두시입니다. | It is 12:00.
    • or written form: 12시입니다.
    • Time of day: 오후 12시입니다. | 12:00 p.m.

Alright so that’s it for this week!

평창 (PyeongChang)| “Am I Saying This Right?” [Word of the Day]

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If you’ve been following the olympics, you may be aware of the current controversy with media outlets choosing to mispronounce Pyeongchang, i.e., “NBC Insists On Saying ‘Pyeongchang’ Incorrectly Because ‘It’s Cleaner’. I noticed they were saying it wrong and it was like an instant reflex to correct them each and every time in my head. It started driving me a little crazy so I had to mute the tv.

Now if you’re following this blog then you either have an idea how to say it properly, learning how to say it properly or can actually say it properly.

So to end the week I am asking you guys, how do you pronounce Pyeongchang?