I know by now you’ve probably seen almost every single kdrama, movie… anything you can think to watch. But what about documentaries?
If you have Netflix and haven’t seen this yet, I found this really cool documentary that talks about the history and something we all love in any country… Food!! Haha but not just any food, the famous street food that we see in just about every vlogs from Korea or in movies and dramas and the food all looks soooooo good! Ever wondered about how the food gets made or the history behind it?
Also, this came out last year so if you have seen it then comment below and tell us what part of it you liked, learned or what foods you would want to try!
I was curious so I checked out the documentary, Street Food: Asia. I watched the episode that focused on Korean food and let me tell you, it was really eye-opening for me. I learned so much and I was really able to get a better appreciation of all the hardwork that goes into making those delicious meals and snacks we see all the time.
If you haven’t seen it, check it out! I couldn’t find it on YouTube but I did find this which is one of the highlighted places in the documentary.
Also, for language learning purposes, this documentary is perfect for listening practice. The Korean spoken in the documentary is very common speech. It’s what you could use in everyday conversations. A lot of times, with documentaries, the problem is that the speech can be way too formal or just not natural in conversation but that’s not the case here. So if you’re looking for something practice listening with, check out this documentary.
Before I start, I want to start this post by saying I know it’s a tough time right now and there’s a lot of transitioning happening for a lot of us. It’s very sad and scary that in the time from my last post until now the world feels like it flipped upside down because of COVID-19. So to those of you who are afraid or those of you who are anxious about everything going on, just remember that we are all in this together. We will get through this together! Please reach out to trusted friends and family or even, if you can, professionally to deal with all of this if you need to. None of this is normal. None of it is fair. But we will get through this and we will do it together.
To those of you reading this who have lost friends/family/loved ones in death because of the virus, my heart is with you. I’m so incredibly sorry for you loss. Please stay strong. And please reach out to others as well, be it family, friends, or professionally too if you can.
Let’s be strong together! Let’s lean on each other. Let’s speak compassionately and consolingly to others. And let’s remember that we are not in this alone.
Because it’s been so stressful, as many of you who are in university or even in grade school and high school know, classes have been switched to online. It’s an extreme adjustment especially for those of us who were in the middle of the semester. However, I want to keep at least one thing normal in your life so I will continue to post. I won’t be able to do so as frequently as before but I will post at least twice a week!
To start, I found a video to transition back into regular posting… and since it’s friday. I went on YouTube and this popped up in my recommendations. TTMK was one of the major sources I used when I first learning Korean so it’s one of my go-to places still whenever I stumble across something I don’t quite understand or something new.
Even though it’s not a new topic, sentence building takes a lot of practice and this video is super helpful. Even I found it helpful and I’ve been practicing Korean for like 5+ years now.
Check it out below!
Okay, so we’re moving on to the next word on the list. This one is pretty simple. This word is a counter. Meaning, it’s attached to a number to count a specific thing. This is done with people (명), animals (마리), objects (개) and other things.
Today we’ll just focus on this one. But, if you want to learn more about the use of counters, click here to see or if you’re more of a visual learner and want to see a video on it, click here.
Okay, let’s get started!
인분 (inbun) | “servings”
- 3(삼) 인분 (sam inbun) | 3 servings
- 3 인분의 밥 (sam inbun-ui bab) | 3 servings of rice
- 11(십일) 인분 (shib-il inbun) | 10 servings
- 11 인분의 우유 (shib-il inbun-ui uyu) | 10 servings of milk
Now I know it’s a possibility that you’ve learned about this or heard about this the other way which is 우유 11 인분 (uyu shib-il inbun) and what I will say to that is, I’ve heard that way as well. I’ve been doing some research on which way is the right way to say it and since I see it being said both ways, I’m going to say that it doesn’t matter. However, that is subject to change the more I learn.
Okay, so that’s it!
Annnnddd!! I found a 먹방 (meogbang) or commonly known as “mukbang” completely in Korean for you guys where she uses this in the video. It does have English subtitles so you can turn them on if you need help following along.
Please also check out other videos on her channel especially if you like watching 먹방 videos but also trying to learn Korean.
Okay so I was just scrolling through YouTube today when I ran across this video. Normally, I kinda just watch them and then move on to find some more new music but I noticed something about this video that I really wanted to share with you guys.
Maybe you’ve been searching for ways to practice reading in Korean or even working on your listening but the things you’ve been finding aren’t all that interesting or maybe they’re not something you would use in everyday speech. Well, this is a video I thought would be helpful.
Sometimes I find makeup tutorials like this and share them when I find them because for the beauty gurus that follow me but also want to practice Korean, it’s super helpful! And this is no different, especially if you’re a fan of iKON.
The video is completely in Korean but it has built-in subtitles, that are in Korean to help you follow along if you’re working on listening and/or reading. To help you out some for words you may not understand, just click the CC button for English translation. This video is also subtitled in Japanese so you can switch to that translation as well.
Try to watch it first without the subtitles and then go back again with the CC on and see how much you understood!