Korea is a country known for their culture, Korean pop (k-pop) songs and drama (k-drama). Learning how to speak Korean to even further understand the culture is not as difficult as it seems. The Korean alphabet, or “Hangul”, consists of 14 consonants and 10 vowels, that can be learned in a few minutes!
The way people address each other is heavily influenced by their relationships with one another and the social context. It is trickier in some cultures to find the correct honorific to use to address someone than in others. We will focus on Korean honorifics in this article by specifically looking at the honorific Oppa. Using Oppa can be a little confusing. It literally translates to “older brother” but now is used in different ways
Birthdays are important days because they allow everyone a time to feel special and see how much their loved ones appreciate them. As such, many cultures, including Koreans, celebrate birthdays with fun traditions that help bonds families and cultures together.
Every single day, each and every one of us live by some kind of schedule. Whether it’s to keep track of appointments, to get our daily tasks done or even to squeeze in an unexpected emergency situation. Learning how to tell time in Korean has the exact same benefits.
Saranghaeyo is the respectful and polite way to say “I love you” in Korean. This is how you would usually tell your parents and teachers that you love them and also to express gratitude for what they do. To say “ I love you” in Korean is not as straightforward as in Western Culture.