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Your K-Drama Guide: 22+ Korean Drama Series You Should Be Watching

  It's no secret that Koreans love their dramas. Every year, dozens of new dramas air on Korean television and are lapped up by fans both in Korea and around the world.  With so many great options to choose from, it can be hard to decide which ones to watch. Here, we've compiled a list of what we think are the best Korean drama TV series so far.  Which is the No. 1 Korean Drama? While there are many excellent Korean dramas, the No. 1 spot goes to "Boys Over Flowers." Here’s why:

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7 Reasons Why Learning Korean Isn't as Hard as You Think

Learning any new language can seem difficult at first. If you’re feeling apprehensive about learning Korean, these tips from Korean tutor Bryce J. can help... If you’re thinking about learning Korean, you might be feeling a little intimidated. After all, Korean has a reputation for being a difficult language to learn. But the truth is that Korean is no more difficult than any other language.  In fact, there are several reasons why learning Korean might even be easier than you thin

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Manga Madness: 8 Artists at Comic-Con

Great news for all you manga, comic book, and anime fans, the best artists and writers in the business will be featured guests this summer at Comic-Con International 2015 in downtown San Diego. Comic-Con International: San Diego is the year’s premiere event to promote comic books, films, artwork, science fiction literature, and more. What started as a single-day event in 1970, has turned into a four-day convention and one of the most highly-anticipated events of the year. In Comic-Con

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20 Surprising Facts About the Korean Language

Did you know that contrary to popular belief, the Korean language is not related to Japanese? In fact, it is a member of the Altaic family of languages, which also includes Turkish, Mongolian and Finnish. Or that there are over 80 dialects spoken in Korea?  Here are 20 more fascinating facts about this unique language. What is Special About Korean Language Facts? Learning a new language can be a daunting task, but it can also be incredibly rewarding. For anyone considering taking up

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4 Korean Wedding Traditions

Have you ever wondered about wedding traditions from other countries or cultures? Maybe you're learning Korean and it piqued your interest in worldly affairs. In this article, you'll learn about neat traditions practiced for Korean weddings... In Korea, traditional weddings are a very important and special event. There are many customs and traditions that are followed during a Korean wedding. Some of these include the bride and groom not seeing each other before the wedding, bowing to

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7 Benefits of Learning Korean

Kilito Chan / Moment / Getty Images When it comes to foreign language studies, most students choose to learn Spanish, French, or German before they even consider learning an Asian language. When they do think about Asian languages, they usually choose Chinese or Japanese first, and then maybe Korean as a distant third. This is unfortunate, because there are many great reasons you might want to consider learning Korean. There are many benefits to learning Korean, and if any of them resonat

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The Korean Future Tense Part 1 : Describing the Probable Future

As you progress in your Korean lessons, you will learn different ways to describe different events in the past, present, and future. Here's a look at the Korean future tense with Minneapolis, MN teacher Bryce J... In the Korean language, there are five future tenses to master.  In this post, we’ll give you a breakdown of the first method - something that is known as the probable future. How Many Future Tenses Are There in Korean? When you’re learning Korean, you might wonder

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Essential Korean Phrases for Dining Out

Eating authentic Korean cuisine and dining with locals is one sure way to learn about Korean culture. But it’s also a great way to quickly master the Korean language. After all, it gives you the opportunity to practice ordering, incorporating the words and phrases you already know, and picking up new vocabulary along the way.  If you’re traveling around Korea and eating in Korean restaurants, you’ll soon realize there are several different dining experiences. Some are sit-down eate

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15 Mouth-Watering Korean BBQ Dishes You Have to Try

Are you ready to taste some mouthwatering Korean BBQ recipes? This post has everything you need to know.  One of the best things about studying the Korean language is learning about different aspects of the culture. What better way to learn some Korean vocabulary than sampling some delicious Korean delicacies? Korean BBQ restaurants have table-top grills so guests can cook their own food at their tables. The food is delicious, and the table-top grills make for a fun group dining experie

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A Beginner's Guide to Korean Speech Levels

When you're learning Korean, you will be introduced to different Korean speech levels. Each Korean speech level is used to express a certain amount of respect or courtesy to the person or group you're addressing. Learn the different levels of speech with Korean teacher Bryce J.... What Are Korean Speech Levels? Korean speech levels are used to show respect and there is a certain order to how they are used like honorifics. If Korean speech levels are not used or used improperly, they can re

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