Survival Korean (Instant Download Ebook)

Survival Korean

Cultural Guide and Essential Phrase Book

How to NOT Look like a FOOL
(even without perfect Korean)

Does this sound like you?

  • Don’t have many Korean friends?
  • Don’t speak perfect Korean?
  • Never lived in Korea before?
    (or New to Korea?)
  • Know a little about Korea, but still learning the culture?

If you’re traveling or living in Korea
Or just want to make Korean friends…

Make sure you…

  • Avoid Cultural Pitfalls
  • Save the Embarrassment
  • Know the Exact Words to Say and
  • Understand What’s Being Said to You
Yes, I Don’t Want to Look Like a Fool

Think living in Korea is easy?

I thought so…

I even knew how to speak some Korean

I was very familiar with the culture..

Heck, I even have some family in Korea!

Living in Korea would be a piece of cake, right?

Boy, was I dead wrong…

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“ I remember my very first day in Korea.”

All I said “Nice weather,” and I got the death stare from hell in return.
The very first day I moved to Korea, I was jet lagged and left my room at 7AM to get a cappuccino.
The cafe was just opening and the staff were preparing for the day, cleaning tables, mopping floors and washing windows.
I received my order and stepped outside to enjoy the sunlight when I saw a worker outside washing the windows.
Then I made a mistake that still haunts me to this day.
I casually said in Korean…
“Nice weather, huh?”
That’s it! A simple and innocent comment about the weather.
I grew up in America, where it’s common to have a brief conversation about the weather, sports,
the government. Strangers talk to each other all the time because why not??

“ I didn’t know but… Korea is very different! ”

She was caught off guard by my comment.
She looked around to see if I was talking to someone else.
She saw no one and realized I was talking to her.
She looked at me with alarm and fear…
took a few steps to the side…
and continued to wash the windows, kept me in the corner of her eye, and didn’t say a single word.
She didn’t have to say anything at all… her death stare from hell said it all:

“ Don’t talk to me RAPIST! ”

I never knew such an innocent comment could draw such a negative reaction.
It wasn’t a language thing… I spoke in Korean.
I’m sure I didn’t look like a rapist.
(Although I was probably a bit messy because of my jet lag).
Only later did I realize…
I stepped on a cultural landmine!
That’s the moment I learned having random conversation with strangers is uncommon in Korea
(especially for those who look Korean, like me and even more true for younger men and women).
I learned that lesson the hard way that day.
And it’s stuck with me till this day.

Luysa C

I Love It !

Very useful book with a lot of information
about Korean culture

that u can’t find in other textbooks.

Even if you can speak Korean...
know Korean culture...
or even have Korean family...

Living in Korea is a
Totally Different Beast

But it’s not just cultural lessons you’ll have to learn.
There are plenty of must-learn language lessons, too!
Or… you can learn the the hard way!

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Even Intensive Korean
Study Can’t Prepare You

When I first got to Korea, I decided to take Korean language courses.
I studied intensively.
5 hours every day.

I was making exponential progress!

But even with all that study, practice and immersion in Korean…

I would still get tripped up on the simplest words.

After a few months of living in Korea. It was clear…

There are tons of words and phrases that
you can never get from a Korean language course.

Take one of the first times I had gone to the convenience store in Korea as an example.
I went to buy drinks and snacks.
It was a bit too much to carry at home, and
I was standing in front of the clerk asking for a bag.

A simple plastic bag. That’s it.

I had asked for a 가방 (gabang)
which I had thought mean “bag.”

The clerk looked at me confused and said they didn’t sell bags.

Then I was confused…

We were at an impasse with both sides scratching out heads.

I decided it was time for some body language…
and I drew a plastic bag in the air.

This confused the clerk even more.

(Now that I think about it… he had every reason to be confused.
A plastic bag drawn in the air simply seems like a rectangle.)

Well… I was digging myself into this hole deeper and deeper.

And I was getting nowhere.

My cheeks were already red at that point
and I decided to duck out of this awkward situation.

I ran out of there embarrassed!

(The next day my coworker explained that gabang (가방) meant book bag, or hand bang. And what I should have asked for was a 봉투 (bongtu), which is the word used for plastic bag.)

Nick Anderson

Just re-located to Seoul and…
it’s is exactly what I was looking for

I’m a foreign service officer who has just re-located to Korea on
an emergency assignment so I haven’t had the benefit of a year’s
worth of intensive language training. However, ‘Survival Korean’
has been a lifesaver, focusing on the exact language and cultural
knowledge which I needed immediately after arriving.
From using taxis, to ordering meals, ‘Survival Korean’ has
provided the specific phrases which are essential to getting
around. The book is thorough, covering all aspects of life from
shopping to dating and much, much more. I highly recommend it.

Cultural and Language Fumbles
Are VERY embarrassing…

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Here’s a few easily avoidable mistakes you can make in Korea…

  • Sitting and waiting for 20 minutes for a waiter
    (you’re not supposed to)
  • Getting ripped off by taxi drivers countless times
    (you can prevent that)
  • Being scared to call for food delivery for fear of what to say
    (you only need 1 easy phrase)
  • Getting yelled at by elder Koreans for sitting in the wrong seats
    (you don’t want to learn this one the hard way)

But you can avoid all this with…

Korean Survival Phrases

Cultural Guide and Essential Phrase Book

Korean Survival Phrases is a 219-page book
designed for travelers, residents
and those who want to understand Korean culture

Part travel phrase book and part cultural guide,
you’ll get decades of experiences to
save you the embarrassment and to
prepare you for all the cultural pitfalls.

We’ve gone through all the first-hand embarrassment
so you don’t have to go through the hard lessons.

With Survival Phrases…
you’ll know exactly what to say in the
situations you most need them.

You’ll also discover tips on how to navigate
Korean culture without offending anyone.

You’ll be guided step-by-step on how to avoid the cultural pitfalls, so you

don’t look like a culturally insensitive jerk
or…
don’t look like a fool drawing rectangles in the air

This 219 page ebook is divided into easy to navigate sections, so you can read it
through for all the tips, or you can skip to specific situations whenever you find yourself
in a jam.

With Survival Phrases, you’ll have confidence in:

  • Knowing what to say exactly when ordering in restaurants
    (and discovering the surprising cultural differences at restaurants in Korea)
  • Ensuring you can get home with easy-to-learn phrases
    (and what to say if you ever do get lost)
  • Never get ripped off by taxi drivers
    (and knowing exactly what to do if you ever do)
  • Avoiding awkward cultural mistakes when on a date
  • Knowing how to get food delivery 24/7
    (and understanding what they’ll ask you)
  • Understanding the cultural pitfalls at work
    (for both classroom and business settings)
  • Knowing the must-know everyday words
    (that you’ll never learn in a language course)
  • Setting up your daily life with must know information on banking, package deliveries, mobile phone, haircuts
    (and understanding how they’re different in Korea)
  • Emergencies, pulling out this guide that can be lifesaver in medical emergencies (Hospital, Pharmacy)

Whitney R

Excellent book. Exactly what I needed!

I wish we’d had this book when we went to Korea a few years ago.
It’s totally worth it for the travel and directions section, which not
only tells you how to ask for directions, it also tells you how to
understand the response! It’s also got lots of useful and
interesting cultural tidbits in it…making this book well worth
getting for casual travellers and more serious learners!

Download the digital book, so you can carry it around and
access it easily whenever you need.

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Keith
Keith

Keith Kim is a Korean-American who has been living in Korea for almost a decade. Being in a unique position as both a Korean and a non-Korean, he’s put all his experience and knowledge for surviving in Korea in Survival Korean . Read it to learn how you can survive in Korea.
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