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December 3, 2013
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How to Give Directions in Korea (Taxis)

Street addresses in Korea are super confusing, even to cabbies who spend all day roaming the streets. Ask any Korean on the street how to get to your destination, and you'll get confused looks. So rather than using addresses, most people in Seoul use landmarks to describe their locations.
October 23, 2013
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Need Inspiration? 26 Wise Korean Proverbs to Change Yourself

Koreans have been educated to live by wise words by their ancestors and teachers. But these wise words are applicable to anyone in the world. If you need a bit of inspiration in life, check out these 26 wise Korean proverbs. After you read all of them, tell us which proverb is most applicable to your life in the comments!
July 24, 2013
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How to Make Korean Style Ramyun Noodles

Considering the dirt cheap price and ease of making, it’s no surprise to see ramyun stocked in most Korean households. The methods and ingredients people use can vary greatly, but either way you can’t really mess up ramyun. If you do, put out the fire in the kitchen and take a gander at this list.
April 8, 2013
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Make Sure You’re Not Totally Clueless in Korea (눈치, nunchi)!

In Korean, there's a really useful and common phrase that's used to describe those really clueless friends you have. And we want to make sure that you're not THAT friend. Make sure you're not totally clueless in Korea... or at least... learn how to say it in Korean :)
April 2, 2013
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What it Means to Be Oppa, Unnie, Hyung, Noona (Older in Korea)

Depending on where you're from, the saying "age ain't nothing but a number" might ring true. But in Korea, it's a BIG number. Knowing someone's age will instantly let people know where they stand on the super hierarchical Korean respect scale. Instantly, they'll know how to act, how to speak and how to listen.
October 18, 2012
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How to “Sound” Korean :D

Every language has sounds that have meanings, and of course Korean does too! So if you're learning Korean and want to "sound" Korean, you can do it without even knowing any new words! Watch this video for some very Korean sounds that will make you sound very, very Korean.