1/12/2020 Transcript for Learn Korean with Sudajaengi Podcast Season 1 Episode 1. Listen to the episode on Anchor, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or wherever else you get your podstuff. These transcripts are meant to help Korean language learners learn actual Korean words and grammar in conversation. These transcriptions and translations take time to make and edit. I appreciate your support and hope you find my resources helpful in your language learning journey! 새해가 왔습니다!! It’s a new year! 새해복 많이 받으세요!! Happy New Year! 2021년 드디어 다가왔구나~~ 2021 has finally come~ 열어분은 올해 많이 기대해셨죠? Are you guys looking forward to … Continue reading 새해 결심 – Make resolutions that fit your life
This February I applied for and got into Middlebury Institute for a Master’s degree in Interpretation and Translation in Korean. I wanted to share my application experience for the select few who might be interested in applying! But before we get into it, a short disclaimer, I (sadly) won’t be attending this year due to COVID-19 so I’ve deferred my admittance (apparently something they never do) to next fall 2021. See me in Monterey then! While I do discuss the Korean-English exam, this exam structure and study plan also applies to other languages as well. Best of luck on your … Continue reading An Insider’s Look on the Middlebury Institute Language and Skills Test
Hey everyone! This is all but a new venture for me and I would love all the help I can get! If you’re a freelance writer/marketer what’s your advice on someone just starting out in the field? I’m moving to Temecula, CA soon so I will be posting up flyers for possible business in and around the city. I wanted feedback on the poster (likes/dislikes/anything to add or take out?) I would love any and all feedback as I embark on this new (and slightly daunting) journey. Best to you all! -Linh Continue reading Trying out Freelancing, thoughts?
03.13.2019 | Reporter Kim Yoon Gu | Yonhap News See the original YNA article here. Chinese Go Genius, Ke Jie, receives special admittance to Qingdao University College of Business Management (Beijing=Yonhap News) Special Reporter Kim Yoon Goo Chinese genius Go player Ke Jie, who has competed against Google’s Deepmind AI, Alpha Go, has received a special admittance to the renowned Qingdao University. According to Chinese news outlets on the 13th, the General Administration of Sport released their recommendation list of special college admittance for outstanding sports players. Ke Jie’s name was included. 21 year old Ke Jie was accepted to … Continue reading Korean news: Special Admissions for college. Thoughts?
Check out the original MBC News article here! Reporter Yeo Hong Gyu President Trump was acquitted by the U.S. Senate during his final impeachment trial over the Ukrainian scandal. Trump, who was mired by the impeachment trials, has gotten a … Continue reading Korean news: Trump acquitted in Senate impeachment trial, sees boost in reelection bid
02.03.2020 Do I only amount to this much? What can I REALLY do? I wasn’t born talented nor do I even remember what I learned in school. What am I even doing…These were my thoughts today. Yes, that’s what I … Continue reading <100 word series #2
Check out the original YTN article here Big supermarkets see lull in business as customers do their grocery shopping online Dietary supplement sales take markets by surprise after New Years’ Sharp increase of 3.3 million shipments means continuous delivery delays and cutoffs As the news continues to roll in on the coronavirus, the number of people shopping in supermarkets has declined. They’re flocking to the online stores to do their grocery shopping. Orders are flooding delivery services and some are continuously being delayed or even denied. Park So Jeong reports. [Reporter] We can’t see any masks or hand sanitizers in … Continue reading Korean News: Shoppers “not going to the grocery”…Meanwhile, online shopping “skyrockets” in a shipping frenzy
To practice my Korean, I will be translating Korean news articles into English! Check out the original news article here. [Expansion of the human coronavirus] Foreigners barred from leaving Hubei, China Chinese ports of entry last year Port (20) – … Continue reading Korean News: [Korean government] makes an all-Chinese arrivals hall and plans to suspend Chinese tourist visas
It’s been two months and ~300 pages since I’ve started this crazy trip. Who is actually going to read the entire dictionary?? Well I did. I finished step 1 (marking up all the words I know) and step 2 (marking … Continue reading Hardcore: Studying the Dictionary
Only a true nerd would study from the dictionary… Continue reading Language Study 2: Learning like Lemon isn’t for the weak of heart
I took the TOPIK Test for the 2nd time this past weekend in Chuncheon and I’m feeling hopefully optimistic about it. Maybe I’ll get a 6 this time? Anyways, for those of you who don’t know, the TOPIK is the Test of Proficiency in Korean, or the Korean Language Proficiency Test. In Korea, they often host it 5 times a year all over the country but in other countries, it’s mostly once a year at an embassy. Back at home I could only take it in San Francisco (or drive all the way down to LA). Anyways, I took the … Continue reading Before you Take the Topik Test
Back when phrase books and Duolingo were non-existed, there lived the dictionary… Continue reading Language Study: Learn like Lemon (Memorize the dictionary?!)
This past weekend I went to Geumseonsa 금선사 Temple in Korea. It’s a 30-minute bus ride and 15-minute walk from 경복궁 Gyeongbok Palace. This is my third time there, having offered to volunteer my interpreting/translation services and general assistance to … Continue reading Lessons from a monk
Working on my writing There are several ways I practice my writing. Besides every day text conversations with my friends through KakaoTalk, I also text with some people on HelloTalk, an app through which you can meet friends all over … Continue reading Study Update 3 |공부 업데이트
Today’s update is on: Listening! Recently, I’ve given up on watching Korean news (too boring and too fast and too much jargon) and taken up Korean Ted Talks! 요새 한국 뉴스를 포기했고 (내용이 재미 없고 속도 너무 빠르고 은어 너무 … Continue reading Study Update 2|공부 업데이트
Stop studying at home all the time! Continue reading Study Tip: Change Your Study Spot!
How do you overcome a road block? After 4 years of sticking with Korean, I discover what keeps me going. Continue reading 한국어 어려운 점 | The hardships of Korean
An original story more or less based on my part-time job at a teahouse in a college town! Continue reading Short Story : Teahouse Regulars
There are three questions you need to know the answer to in order to get your life to where you want to be. They are: What do you want? Do you want a big house? A middle-income job? To be … Continue reading Life Questions
3 Simple Steps to Stop Procrastination NOW Continue reading Procrastination Declaration: 3 Simple Steps to Stop Sucking
Learning a language can be as easy as opening an app. Here are the 5 apps I use to live Korean everyday. Continue reading I use these apps to live Korean
How do you start your morning? Get into the right frame of mind and learn a language at the same time with this daily habit of mine. Continue reading A Daily Habit
Between 1950 to 1953, the Korean War ravaged North and South Korea, splitting two nations apart, injuring 2 million civilians and soldiers, and leaving over 2 million dead. What is the background behind the devastating war and what effect did it have on the Korean people? I asked my friend Shinyeong to share with me the history and legacy of the War in this week’s podcast episode, “The Korean War.” While talking about the destruction caused by the war, Shinyeong shared with me a surprising group of agents who played a part in helping South Korea. The Christian missionaries. Christianity … Continue reading The Korean War
Check out the original Chosun Media article here! 2.25.2020 “There were times when I even came out of the recording room alone, crying after working on our latest album. We’re not extraordinary people or anything like that. We’re just so … Continue reading Living as BTS is always a fight against loneliness
2.16.2020 Shin Na Ri | Donga Ilbo Check out the original Donga Ilbo article here! TOP: Minister of Health and Welfare, Park Neung Hoo, at a briefing on the afternoon of the 16th at the Central Government Complex in Jongro … Continue reading Korean news: Korean government announces “Japanese cruise passengers to return to the country”
Check out the original MoneyToday article by Reporter Kim Seong Eun here! 15 minutes. Those 15 long and short minutes have an entirely different meaning to Amazon’s CEO and largest shareholder, Jeff Bezos, and his workers. On the 5th, the … Continue reading Korean news: What is 15 minutes worth to CEO Bezos and his employees?