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Korean Daily Vocab

석류 = pomegranate

무회과 = fig

자몽 = grapefruit

대추 = date

용과 = dragon fruit

악어 = crocodile

공룡 = dinosaur

도마뱀붙이 = Gecko

도마뱀 = lizard

표범 = panther

코뿔소 = rhino

화산폭발 = volcanic eruption

산사태 = landslide

우박 = hailstorm

지진 = earthquake

돌사태 = rock slide

눈보라 = blizzard

뇌우 = thunderstorm

유성 충돌 = meteor impact

난민 = refugee

혹서 =  heath wave

기근 = famine

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Hello everyone! For today’s vocabulary, I’m going to show you guys the different body parts in Korean. Enjoy! :)

앞 - front
머리 - head
목 - neck
어깨 - shoulder
팔 - arm
가슴 - chest
겨드랑이 - armpit
배 - stomach / belly (not to be confused with pear - 배)

뒤 - behind / back
등 - back
옆구리 - side
허리 - hips / lower back / waist
팔꿈치 - elbow 

앞 - front
손 - hand
손가락 - fingers
손톱 - fingernail
손목 - wrist (directly: hand neck)

뒤 - behind / back
손바닥 - palm

다리 - leg
엉덩이 - butt
허벅지 - thighs
무릎 - knee
정강이 - shin
종아리 - calf
발목 - ankle (directly: foot neck
발 - foot

앞 - front 
발가락 - toes
발톱 - toenail
발등 - top of the foot

뒤 - behind / back
발바닥 - sole

Example Sentences:

1. (내) 머리가 아프다! - My head hurts!
2. 등을 긁어 주세요. - Please scratch my back.
3. 손가락 두개 - two fingers

As always, I hope this was helpful! If there is any confusion or questions, don’t hesitate to message me! I am always here to help :)

~ SK101

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실례합니다 - Excuse me 
예약하셨어요? - Did you make a reservation?
예약 했어요 - I have a reservation 
다섯 명이에요 - We have five people 
메뉴 좀 주세요 - Please give me the menu 
뭘 드릴까요? - What can i get you?
주문하시겠어요? - Would you like to order? 
이거 주세요 - Please give me this one 
제일 맛있는 갓을 추천해 주세요 - Please recommend me the most delicious thing 
김치 찌개 주세요 - Please give me kimchi stew
아이스 아메리카노 두 잔 주세요! - Two iced americanos please
조금 덜 맵게 해 주세요 - Please make it less spicy
조금 더 맵게 해 주세요 - Please make it more spicy
안 맵게 해 주세요 - Please make it not spicy
따뜻한 것으로  드릴까요 - Would you like it hot?
차가운 것으로  드릴까요 - Would you like it cold? 
사이즈는 어떻게 하시겠어요? - What size would you like?
어떤 사이즈로 드릴까요? - What size can I get you?
라지 사이즈요! - Large size!
테이크아웃 잔에 드릴까요? - Would you like it in a take-away cup?
아니요, 머그잔에 주세요 - No, I would like a mug
반찬 좀 더 주세요 - Please give me more side dishes
잘 먹겠습니다 - I will eat well 
잘 먹었습니다 - I ate well
영수증 필요하세요? - Would you like a receipt?

Another food post
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Day 2:

Not grammar or anything but a great idea for practicing. For those who use repetition to learn vocab -like writing it over and over. Instead of wasting a bunch of paper, use a small whiteboard.

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So today I learned that for adjectives you use 이/가 along with 있다.

있다 has many meanings but in today’s post it’s going to mean “to have”.


I have a book.

So ‘I’ is the subject and since both 저 (Formal I/me) and 나 (Informal) you would attach 는 to the end of either. I’m just use 나 for this case. And since book is 책 the ending particle would be 이, because 책 ends in a consonant.

So in the grammatical sense the sentence would be: I book have.

저는 책이 있다

[Also note that this phrase isn’t conjugated, because I’m not that far yet.]

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Common 한국어 Verbs List

안녕하세요 여러분들! Welcome back to another 한국어 post. Today, I listed *quite* a few verbs (44 to be exact) that are super common, and that I use a lot. Let’s get in with the list! 가자!

가다 To go

가르치다 To teach

가지다 To have

갖다 To have

거짓말하다 To lie

걱정하다 To worry

걷다 To walk

고백하다 To confess

공부하다 To study

기다리다 To wait

기억하다 To remember

꿈꾸다 To dream

끝나다 To finish

나가다 To exit

내다 To pay

닫다 To close

대답하다 To answer

도와주다 To help

도착하다 To arrive

듣다 To hear

들어오다 To enter

마시다 To drink

만나다 To meet

만들다 To make

말하다 To talk/speak

먹다 To eat

모르다 To not know

묻다 To ask

물어보다 To ask

배우다 To learn

벗다 To undress, take off clothes

보내다 To send

보다 To see

빌리다 To borrow, lend

사다 To buy

사랑에 빠지다 To fall in love

사랑하다 To love

사용하다 To use

살다 To live

생각하다 To think

서두르다 To hurry, rush

소개하다 To introduce

쉬다 To rest

시작하다 To start

Okay! So here are some super useful, super common verbs. I hope you all are doing well and that this list can help you! 안녕!

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Ending Particles

So in Korean, I learned that they have ending particles to distinguish the subject and object. You may be thinking well the object comes after the subject so why do we need them. The answer is word order changes so if you distinguish the roles for each word order doesn’t matter.

Say, someone said “I hit my sister.” (Not the best example but it’s all I can come up with.) Well if you put the particles in and regardless of word order it will still mean “I hit my sister.” And not, “My sister hit me.” If that makes any sense.

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Update on where I am with learning Korean

So I fell out of the swing of studying because the resource I was using moved at too fast of a pace for me and confused me more than anything. And today I’m starting again, and I’m going to try a new source. So far so good, but it’s review so far. Fingers crossed I hope this website works.

Has anyone used before? Is it a good source?

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안녕, 여러분! In this vocab lesson, we’re going to learn about some house/apartment-related words and household items! Let’s begin!

Parts of the House/Apartment

  • Backyard = 뒷마당
  • Basement = 지하층
  • Ceiling = 천장
  • Door = 문
    • Back door = 뒷문
    • Front door = 현관문
    • Doorknob = 문의 손잡이
  • Elevator = 엘리베이터
  • Fire escape = 비상 계단
  • Front yard = 앞마당
  • Lobby = 로비
  • Mailbox = 우편함
  • Porch = 현관
  • Roof = 지붕
  • Staircase = 계단
  • Walls = 장벽
  • Window = 창문

Bathroom (화장실)

  • Bathtub = 욕조
  • Blow dryer = 헤어 드라이어
  • Hair conditioner = 헤어 컨디셔너
  • Shampoo = 샴푸
  • Sink = 싱크대
  • Soap = 비누
  • Toothbrush = 칫솔
  • Toothpaste = 치약
  • Towel = 수건

Bedroom (침실)

  • Bed = 침대
    • Comforter = 이불 (can also mean “blanket”)
    • Sheets = 시트
  • Bookcase = 책장
  • Bookshelf = 책꽂이
  • Closet = 벽장
    • Wardrobe = 옷장 
  • Desk = 책상
  • Pillow = 베개
    • Pillowcase = 베갯잇
  • Vanity = 화장대

Kitchen (부엌)

  • Bowls = 그릇
  • Cabinet =  캐비닛
  • Chopsticks = 젓가락
  • Coffee machine = 커피머신
  • Cups = 컵
  • Dishwasher = 식기 세척기
  • Fork = 포크
  • Garbage disposal = 쓰레기 처리기
  • Knife = 나이프
  • Microwave = 전자레인지
  • Oven = 오븐
  • Pantry = 식료품 저장실
  • Plates = 접시
  • Refrigerator = 냉장고 
    • Freezer = 냉동고
  • Spoon = 숟가락
  • Stove = 레인지
  • Toaster = 토스터

Living room (거실 )

  • Sofa = 소파  
  • Television = 텔레비전
    • Remote control = 리모콘


  • Air conditioner = 에어컨
  • Chair = 의자
  • Fire extinguisher = 소화기
  • Furniture = 가구
  • Table = 탁자
  • Keys = 열쇠
  • Laundry = 빨래 
    • Clothes dryer = 빨래 건조대
    • Laundry basket = 세탁 바구니
    • Laundry detergent = 세제
    • Washing machine = 세탁기
  • Lamp = 램프
  • Mirror = 거울
  • Trash bin = 쓰레기통


  • To clean = 청소하다
  • To cook = 요리하다
  • To do laundry = 빨래를 하다
  • To do the dishes = 설거지를 하다
  • To lock the door = 문을 잠그다
    • To unlock the door = 문을 열다 (can also mean “to open the door”)
  • To make the bed = 침대를 정리하다
  • To throw out trash = 쓰레기를 버리다
  • To turn the TV on = 텔레비전를 켜다
    • To turn the TV off = 텔레비전를 끄다

That’s about it for this list! Be sure to ask any questions if you have any! See you in the next lesson! 안녕!

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대체하다 - To replace

드시다 - To eat/drink (polite version of 먹다/마시다)

좁다 - To be narrow

독서하다 - To read books

귀족 - Nobility

생신 - Birthday (polite version of 생일)

위험하다 - To be dangerous

로션 - Lotion

우표 - Stamp

어둠 - Darkness

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Hi, I’m Admin Gyu. Today I’m gonna introduce some old-sayings and four-character idioms frequently used in Korea today. Learning old-sayings and four-character Chinese idioms is really important to Korean people because we use lots of phrases like these in our daily conversation. (+Korean students have to study hard on these old sayings because it comes out in the Korean SAT) 

Sayings(=proverbs) is a short sentence that people often quote, which gives advice or tells you something about life. And four charcter Chinese idioms are similar to old-sayings but it is a little bit different. It consists of four Chinese characters(Hanja). 

You may think Chinese idioms are not Korean because they are technically ‘Chinese’. But since Korea borrowed the Chinese characters in the past(before King Sejong invented 한글), we use loads of Chinese words that were developed during the past (A common phenomenon found in some East Asian countries. In fact, the majority of Korean words can be written in Chinese characters. Some students memorize the Chinese version of the words because Hanja symbolizes the meaning, while Hangeul symbolizes the sound. So if we know the Chinese version, it’s easier to know the meaning of the word. However, Chinese characters are VERY complicated and hard.) 

So when we study Korean as a young student, we also learn lots of Chinese characters to learn increase our vocabulary. And one way to learn Chinese character easily is to learn through the four-character Chinese idioms (사자성어). Many of them shows Korea/China’s history or culture so studying them also helps you understand history! If you want to study more about Korea’s traditional culture or history or have a more natural conversation, these will help you increase your Korean skill!

Keep reading

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These tips are from more than 1 person so feel free to choose the ones that you think work best for you. The tips are from people that i’ve talked to so far.

How to start?

  • learn the writing system/alphabet/pronunciation
  • listen to music/shows to get used to the language
  • research facts about the language
  • research good resources 
  • play on duolingo and see if you like/can handle the language
  • make a study guide
  • decide your approach, digital notes or paper notes? with notes or immersion? etc.

The Next Step

  • study grammar
  • learn basic words/phrases
  • find songs that you listen to daily
  • read about the country
  • play online games like memrise, quizlet, anki, clozemaster etc.
  • review constantly what you’ve learned
  • make a schedule
  • learn vocabulary


  • flashcards
  • memrise
  • wordbrewery
  • anki
  • duolingo
  • reading
  • write texts with the new words
  • mindmaps
  • write them on sticky notes and place them around the house
  • FunEasyLearn
  • TinyCards
  • learn words from lists of words from the internet
  • pod101/class101
  • learn with phrasebooks/books.dictionary
  • talk with yourself/others and look up the unknown words that you need
  • make vocab lists
  • learn words per category
  • immerse and learn like a kid
  • learn new words when you encounter them

How to memorize


  • take digital/paper notes
  • don’t take notes
  • take notes on a whiteboard
  • learn with duolingo (the site has grammar explanations, the app doesn’t)
  • babbel
  • busuu
  • attend a class
  • watch videos on youtube about grammar
  • immerse and don’t learn with books
  • write texts
  • mindmaps
  • quizlet/memrise/anki courses that present grammar formulas
  • reading
  • study by explaining to others what you’ve learned before
  • make posts on tumblr


  • watch documentaries/movies
  • talk to natives
  • read books/magazines
  • research a bit daily
  • look up facts
  • learn basic stuff like well-known poems

How to deal with a plateau

  • learn more vocabulary
  • wait patiently
  • master the grammar you know/new grammar/all grammar
  • immerse yourself
  • set a period of time where you speak just in your target language
  • force yourself to think in the language
  • change the settings of your phone/social media

How to overcome if you hit a plateau

When you deal with difficulties

  • ask on HiNative your question
  • ask on tumblr through an ask/a post
  • talk with a native
  • find an article 
  • research the problem on google and look for solutions
  • find videos on youtube
  • ask on the forum from duolingo
  • ask a teacher

How to revise

  • don’t
  • re-read your notes/papers
  • solve tests online on each theme/concept
  • review with apps like memrise, quizlet, anki etc.
  • write texts
  • make lists with what you remember
  • teach others
  • make tests when you learn and solve them when you revise

Everyone has their own method of learning/studying so you need to experience for a while before seeing what works best for you.

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괜찮다 - Alright, Okay

화나다 - Angry

짜증나다 - Annoyed

나쁘다 - Bad

아름답다 - Beautiful

크다 - Big

쓰다 - Bitter

심심하다 - Bored

지루하다 - Boring, Dull

씩씩하다 - Brave

싸다 - Cheap

싸늘하다 - Chilly, Frosty

통통하다 - Chubby

깨끗하다 - Clean

흐리다 - Cloudy

춥다 - Cold (Weather)

차갑다 - Cold, Icy, Chilly (Touch, objects)

편하다 - Comfortable

편리하다 - Convenient

시원하다 - Cool, Refreshing

귀엽다 - Cute

축축하다 - Damp, Clammy, Wet

습하다 - Damp, Humid, Moist

맛있다 - Delicious, Tasty

다르다 - Different

어렵다 - Difficult

더럽다 - Dirty

건조하다 - Dry

이르다 - Early

쉽다 - Easy

당황하다 - Embarrassed 

비어 있다 - Empty

비싸다 - Expensive

빠르다 - Fast

뚱뚱하다 - Fat, Overweight

기름지다 - Fatty, Greasy, Oily

적다 - Few, Little

신선하다 - Fresh

가득하다 - Full, Crammed

젖다 - Get wet, Damp

기쁘다 - Glad, Happy

잘생기다 - Good looking

착하다 - Good-natured, Nice

좋다 - Good, Fine

행복하다 - Happy

딱딱하다 - Hard, Stiff

건강하다 - Healthy

높다 - High

뜨겁다 - Hot (Touch, objects)

덥다 - Hot (Weather)

배가 고프다 - Hungry

불편하다 - Inconvenient 

재미있다 - Interesting, Fun

복잡하다 - Jammed, Crowed

늦다 - Late

적다 - Less

많다 - Lots, Many

시끄럽다 - Loud, Noisy

비열하다 - Mean, Nasty

촉촉하다 - Moist

좁다 - Narrow

새롭다 - New, Fresh

재미없다 - Not interesting, Not fun, Boring

맛없다 - Not tasty

오래되다 - Old (Objects)

예쁘다 - Pretty

조용하다 - Quiet

슬프다 - Sad

짜다 - Salty

같다 - Same

무섭다 - Scary

날카롭다, 뾰족하다 - Sharp, Pointed

수줍다 - Shy

아프다 - Sick, Painful

비슷하다 - Similar

깡마르다 - Skinny

졸리다 - Sleepy

날씬하다 - Slim, Slender

미끄럽다 - Slippery

느리다 - Slow

작다 - Small

똑똑하다 - Smart, Clever

부드럽다 - Soft

말랑하다 - Soft, Tender, Ripe

시다, 시큼하다 - Sour

맵다 - Spicy

강하다 - Strong

튼튼하다 - Strong, Sturdy

멍청하다 - Stupid, Foolish

놀라다 - Surprised

달다, 달콤하다 - Sweet

목이 마르다 - Thirsty

피곤하다 - Tired, Exhausted 

못생기다 - Ugly

불편하다 - Uncomfortable

급하다 - Urgent

따뜻하다 - Warm

약하다 - Week, Feeble

이상하다 - Weird, Strange

넓다 - Wide, Broad

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Some Advice

Here are some things I have learned from trying to learn foreign languages.

1.) Don’t think that it will be easy, because it won’t be. And just because you catch on to one section quickly doesn’t mean you will others. Learning a language is a challenge, accept it and see it as one you will over come.

2.) You won’t catch on over night so don’t try to cram information. Languages take time and that was a big lesson for me.

3.) Some days you just need a break. Your brain is a muscle, and it needs its rest also. So on those days instead of learning new info, review information.

4.) Don’t be a perfectionist. You’re not going to ace everything, sometimes you just need to fail to learn. And don’t be embarrassed to mess up, it happens and that’s how you learn.

5.) Don’t be afraid to seek out help. There’s no harm in asking questions. I used to dread asking questions, because I thought it would make me look dumb. But I learned that I was dumb for not asking questions, and put myself through misery because I couldn’t grasp material.

6.) Have a separate note book for vocab. Like list your vocab in your note book that you keep grammar notes in but have a separate one just to study vocab it helps.

7.) If you’re not having fun learning the language you’re trying to learn, then don’t keep pushing yourself to do it. (Unless of course it’s some requirement for school or work.) Because if you’re trying to learn for fun and not having fun, then why continue? Try another language.

8.) Write words in mults of 3 on scratch paper on one side write it in your target language and think of it in your native and flip it over and do the opposite.

9.) GOOGLE TRANSLATE IS NOT YOUR FRIEND. It’s okay, when your trying to figure out single words, you should still check it with other sources though. But for full sentences its a no-no. It doesn’t use grammar and people will know.

Heres the stuff I’ve learned by failing. Before Korean, I tried learning German and Latin. I failed at both and I quite because I was too hard on myself for not grasping information and I wasn’t consistent with my studying. So these are somethings I want people to learn sooner rather than later.

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New tip I learned today

Okay, so this is going to sound strange but it helped me. When your trying to learn the alphabet to a new language use names. I’m going to use korean in the examples because thats my target language. So take a name, like Gabby. Then you change it phonetically for example Ga-bi. Okay now what makes the closest to a g sound in korean? ㄱ. A? ㅏ put them together and you have your first character 가. Next whats the closest to a b? ㅂ. And an i/ee sound? ㅣ. Put those together and you have 비. Now all together you have 가비.

Why this works, because your taking the symbols, putting sounds with them along with a personal connotation, to make it stick.

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  • write 1 or 2 sentences to sum up your day
  • learn 5 new words
  • listen to a song
  • watch short video
  • conjugate a verb
  • read and attempt to say out loud a tongue twister
  • count from 1 to 100
  • sing the alphabet
  • read a page in a book
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