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uxleah's avatar

Friendly Noob

Welcome!

Hi everyone, I''m Korean and I'm accepting questions.

Questions on Korean language
- Korean spelling/grammar check
- What's my name in Korean?
- How do you spell this in Korean?
- What does this say? (If it looks like a paragraph, I would like some compensation)
- etc

Questions on Korean culture
- Korean music
- Korean food
- Korean tradition
- Korean politics
- etc

Other questions
- Random questions about Korea
- About me
- etc.



I'm really excited to start this. Feel free to chat here!
Cb Lord's avatar

Shy Seeker

uxleah
whee
uever loved a american?u ever ate korean food xooked by mexicans?
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Interesting Genius

I am considering going to Korea this Summer. I am American and would like to not give a bad impression of Americans. What is important for me to know about Korean culture before I go? What are things I can do to be polite and make a good impression?
uxleah's avatar

Friendly Noob

CbLord
uxleah
whee
uever loved a american?u ever ate korean food xooked by mexicans?


My boyfriend is an American Korean so yes. And no! that would be interesting .
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Shy Seeker

uxleah
CbLord
uxleah
whee
uever loved a american?u ever ate korean food xooked by mexicans?


My boyfriend is an American Korean so yes. And no! that would be interesting .
i ate at a chibese place and they had mexicans cooking
uxleah's avatar

Friendly Noob

Psyxxy
I am considering going to Korea this Summer. I am American and would like to not give a bad impression of Americans. What is important for me to know about Korean culture before I go? What are things I can do to be polite and make a good impression?


Korea in summer! Awesome~~ You're gonna have good times in ice cream section in Korean supermarkets.


So here's a really good video/article to start off with: Eat your kimchi - Foreigners in Korea Hopefully it will tell you what to expect.
One major takeaway from the above article: "However, we do make it a point to try and speak Korean as much as we can, to compliment the meal (in Korean) when we visit new restaurants we like, and make an overall effort to be “Korean”."

Focusing on being polite and making a good impression, I'll talk more about some important Korean etiquette.

0. No shoes in the house! haha Bring a pair of slippers. Maybe two.

1. Don't sit in the elderly seats on the subway (+ pregnancy seats)
- respect for the elderly is a pretty big part in Korean culture, and plus, Korean old people can be scary to the foreigners so stay away~

2. Don't be loud in public places
- pretty basic thing, but being a foreigner and being loud can get you glares in Korea.

3. Accept and give any objects (food, pen, glass of water) with two hands
- be extra polite to the elderly (maybe bow a little)



* Eat your Kimchi has a lot of good advice on visiting Korea. Plus their videos are funny.

Hope this helped whee
uxleah's avatar

Friendly Noob

CbLord
uxleah
CbLord
uxleah
whee
uever loved a american?u ever ate korean food xooked by mexicans?


My boyfriend is an American Korean so yes. And no! that would be interesting .
i ate at a chibese place and they had mexicans cooking


EDIT!! My boyfriend is a Korean American! haha major typo there.
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Shy Fatcat

Hi there! I'm learning Korean and I'm having a little trouble trying to pronounce 어 and 의. Can you help me out a bit? ^^
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Friendly Noob

chocobeann
Hi there! I'm learning Korean and I'm having a little trouble trying to pronounce 어 and 의. Can you help me out a bit? ^^


"어" is pronounced "uh"
"더" is pronounced "duh"


Most of the times, "의" is pronounced like "이" = "ii" (Hawaii) or "ee" (eeyore)
"희망" = "Hee-Mang" = hope

However, when "의" is said after a noun in a sentence like "나 희망", it is often pronounced as "-eh" although "-ii" pronunciation is still acceptable.

so, 나의 희망 can be pronounce both as "Na-eh Hee-Mang" and "Na-ii Hee-Mang".
나의 희망 means My hope, btw.


Hope this helped whee
My name is Josh. What's my Korean name? Also, my friend is Korean. She's ultra pretty.
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Magical Shounen

Have you been to Korea? What's the weather like for all seasons?
I love trying out different foods from different cultures. What are some common dishes and street foods? smile
Oh I have seen images online where people write on locks and hook them onto a bridge or fence. What is the significance behind that?
Ahh last thing! Could you translate Theresa or something close to it?

/waits excitingly emotion_c8
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Beloved Prophet

안녕하세요. 3nodding

I think it's great what you're doing here. If I have questions, I'll be sure to ask them. When I'm more fluent in Korean, I hope you'll chat with me in your native language.

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~Seol Bi
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Shy Fatcat

uxleah


Oh really? I thought "어" was pronounced in between "oh" and "ah". :o

ah that makes so much sense! I've been looking all over for something that could help me with pronouncing "의" but couldn't find anything that was clear enough. This helped me out so much; thank you! emotion_yatta emotion_bigheart
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Friendly Noob

Jozh
My name is Josh. What's my Korean name? Also, my friend is Korean. She's ultra pretty.


I can't tell you your Korean name, but I can tell you how it's pronounced and spelled in Korean!

Josh = 조쉬

so is she the one in your signature? Yup she's ultra pretty!

whee

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