Category Archives: Korean Culture

How to say 'family' in Korean

How to Say ‘Family’ in Korean

When introducing yourself or when making small talk, often the topic of ‘family’ comes up. Learn how to say family in Korean, and you will be able to talk about an extra topic when you meet somebody for the first time. *Ready to learn Korean yet? Click here to learn about our 90 Day Korean…

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Fun Things to Do in Korea

While Seoul is the biggest and most vibrant city in Republic of Korea, the fun things to do in Korea that are available for you aren’t limited to just the capital area. We have an article focused entirely on the fun things to do in Seoul, and although some of them might appear in this…

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Korean Age: All About Age in Korea

Korean Age: All About Age in Korea

Age in Korea is very important. Far more important than it is in Europe or the USA. Often the first question that people ask is ‘How old are you?’ Age is important not just for things like whether you are old enough to buy cigarettes and alcohol, but for a whole variety of social interactions…

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Fun Movie Theaters in Seoul

People all over the world love to visit the movie theater every so often to see the newest blockbuster or the drama their favorite actor is starring in. Who doesn’t love the thrill that comes from watching a movie on a screen much bigger than the TV at home, and with loud sound effects? The…

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drinking culture in korea

Drinking Culture in Korea

If you’ve ever been to Korea as an adult, either as a student or as a worker, you probably noticed right away how much Koreans drink. In fact, it’s been statistically proven that Koreans drink more than people in any other country in Asia! You might have also noticed how difficult it seems to escape…

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Fun Things to Do in Seoul

Fun Things to Do in Seoul

Even if you’ve already been in Seoul for a while, or are currently planning your first or second trip there, it’s hard to run out of fun things to do in Seoul. But the problem is that if you go online and search the topic, especially if you are new to the country and the…

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The Best Bibimbap in Seoul

One of the first dishes everyone gets to know in Korean cuisine always seems to be bibimbap (비빔밥), especially if you have yet to visit Korea. That’s no surprise, since it’s also one of the most famous dishes among the Koreans. The word bibimbap means ‘mixed rice’, which it accordingly stands for. 비비다 = to mix…

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The Best Winter Korean Festivals 2016-2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The days are getting shorter, the air is crisp and icy, and 2016 is quickly coming to a close (already!). There’s something special about winter – something about the change in seasons brings families together and builds a general sense of excitement about the next year and…

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Seoul shopping

Seoul Shopping: 6 Great Spots

If you have the opportunity to vacation in Seoul in the near future, you should jump on it! Seoul is an amazing city full of culture, art, some of the best food you’ll ever eat, and TONS of shopping. Shopping in a new city is always fun and exciting because you can pick up unique…

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Is South Korea Safe? What Everyone is Wondering

The world is a big place, and it can be tough staying up to date with the most current knowledge about where it’s safe to travel and explore. The news is full of crazy stories about beautiful places, and it can be difficult to decide whether or not you should check out that country you’ve…

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