Progress, my friends, Progress! (Studying the Korean Language)

Last night I texted my mom: Guess what, the most amazing thing just happened!! She responded right away: What. She probably thought something actually amazing had happened, as opposed to what really had. I was watching the latest episode of 연애의 발견 (a Korean drama) and the subtitles cut out in the middle, but I still understood almost […]

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한국말 (the Korean Language) – Levels of Communication

One of the challenging parts about learning Korean is learning the levels of formality. I’m not used to thinking of people in different levels of hierarchy. Yesterday my Korean friend asked me, “Why do you keep using 존댓말 (formal speech) with me?” I was like, “I can’t help it! I always forget! Why? Did I use […]

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