Why learn Korean? – 7 Reasons to Learn This Magical Language

Have you ever asked yourself the question “Why learn Korean?” What is so special about this language? Among all the languages in the world, each of them cool and unique and quite possibly worthy of learning, why should you choose to study Korean?

In this article, we hope we can decidedly answer the question “Why learn Korean?” and hopefully give you the inspiration to continue your Korean language studies.

Let’s check out the reasons why you totally should learn Korean!

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Is Travel Photography Possible in Korea?

Let’s face it, 2020 was a terrible year. Many people such as myself have not only lost jobs, income, but family members as well. We are all hoping that this year heals those wounds and puts us on a better path. However, much of what happened last year is still currently happening with the only exception being a certain former U.S. President.

That means for travelers coming into Korea, it is still a no-go situation. At the moment, Korea is not issuing any tourist visas and that puts a serious damper on the travel market. It is even difficult for residents like myself to get in and out of Korea.

While the COVID numbers here in Korea may be dropping, it is not likely that we will see any changes with regards to travel and tourism in the near future. The Korean government is not exactly eager to open the flood gates just yet. So what can travelers do in the meantime?

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Pagyesa Temple – 파계사 (Dong-gu, Daegu)

The Historic Wontong-jeon Hall at Pagyesa Temple in Dong-gu, Daegu.

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Muwisa Temple – 무위사 (Gangjin, Jeollanam-do)

The Sermon of Seokgamoni-bul inside the Historic Geukrakbo-jeon Hall at Muwisa Temple in Gangjin, Jeollanam-do.

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Grading GOT7’s Korean – Mark

Fans of GOT7 will know that three of its members, Mark, Jackson, and BamBam, are not native Korean speakers. However, all three of them can speak Korean fluently, although each sound a bit different.

As a Korean teacher I’ll analyze each of them, starting with Mark. I’ll show you what he does well, how he could possibly get even better, and discuss some other things that I noticed about his Korean.

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Gayspeak: 미검출 (undetectable) 전파불가 (untransmissible)

While searching for an interesting article this week to translate, I stumbled upon an article in the Hankyoreh titled Gabriel Yun’s 20 years of fighting for human rights togeand HIV … Fighting and living together. The article is a retrospective on Gabriel Yun’s activism. It is a bit long for me to translate here, but there are some good vocabulary words that I thought I’d introduce. 

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Billy Go’s Beginner Korean Course | #84: Adding More Emotion

In this lesson we’ll finally learn how we can make our sentences a bit more expressing, by adding some emotion with verb endings.

The verb endings we’ll learn are the most commonly used ones, and are ~지/죠, ~나(요)/~가(요), ~네(요), and ~군(요).

We’re 84% finished with the course, and there will be a total of 100 episodes when it’s completed. Remember to start this series from the very beginning (really!) if you’re new, or else you might miss something important. This series goes in order, and everything in these lessons has been taught so that if you start from the beginning and practice you’ll be able to make it through all of these lessons on their own.

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