YouTube truly has something for everyone. That means you can utilize YouTube in Korean studies too. There are plenty of Korean learners who actually learned through videos on this site!
There are thousands of videos to watch on YouTube. There are free workout and wellness videos for those interested in exercising and living a healthy lifestyle, music videos from your favorite musicians, and even movies for rent. There are videos of cute animals and vlogs from daily lives to make up routines. And now, this website can even be a tool for language learning!
- 1 How to say “YouTube” in Korean
- 2 How can you use YouTube to learn Korean?
- 3 Is YouTube available in South Korea?
- 4 YouTube channels for learning Korean
- 5 What is the YouTube industry like in South Korea?
How to say “YouTube” in Korean
The Korean word for “YouTube” is 유튜브 (yutyubeu). So basically, the way to say it is the same as everywhere else in the world, just with Korean-style pronunciation. Below are some more words and phrases related to YouTube that may interest you!
Below are vocabulary words related to YouTube in Korean.
|(kontencheu jejakja)||Content creator|
|(yugeup huwongeum)||Paid sponsorship|
|(nonpyeong)||Review (of movies, books, etc.)|
We’ve listed some useful Korean phrases related to YouTube below.
(nan yutyubeureul bogo isseoyo.)
|I am watching YouTube.|
(jeil joahaneun yutyubeuchaeneoreun mwoyeyo?)
|What is your favorite YouTube channel?|
(goyangidongyeongsangeul bogihaneun geoseul joahaeyo.)
|I like to watch cat videos.
How can you use YouTube to learn Korean?
If you’re new to learning Korean with videos, here are some helpful tips for you.
Don’t forget to subscribe
Whichever YouTuber you want to follow, you’ll want to subscribe and also bookmark them to find them easier each time you log on. In addition, don’t forget to save your favorite video, or ones that feel especially difficult to remember, onto a playlist, so that you can keep returning to them quickly over time.
Focus on Korean-learning videos
Do not click on anything unrelated to the Korean language when you are in the middle of learning! It’s easy to get sidetracked and then forget what you were even doing. Although procrastinating is fun, utilizing these for your Korean learning journey can be a blast, as well!
K-dramas and K-pop can help you learn too
They may also be Korean songs or clips of dramas. You can even rent Korean movies like Train to Busan to become more familiar with the vocabulary directly on this site. Or, you can even watch the very trendy Korean mukbang (먹방, meokbang) videos to aid your Korean learning entertainingly.
Take advantage of the closed captioning option on the videos, as well. It still hasn’t been developed to a level that wouldn’t leave you scratching your head at points, but it can still be advantageous. Of course, you only need these if there already aren’t captions provided by the YouTubers themselves.
The site also offers the possibility to slow down the video speed, and playing with it may be helpful in listening to and understanding different Korean phrases.
Check the comment section
The comment section may prove to be helpful to you, too! Reading comments from other subscribers may give you a better understanding of the topic, and writing your comment in Korean can be a fun, practical practice in the Korean language. And, who knows, you may even find a friend to continue practicing Korean with!
Is YouTube available in South Korea?
Yes! YouTube is also a popular streaming platform in South Korea. The industry of making videos for YouTube is thriving in South Korea today. Although mukbangs are perhaps the best type of videos in Korea for gaining millions of viewers, fans, and subscribers, there are numerous different creators and styles of content out there.
YouTube channels for learning Korean
You can use this platform to learn different things and the Korean language is one of them! Here are some channels that can help you.
90 Day Korean YouTube channel
Our very own 90DayKorean channel is filled with interesting and important information on vocabulary and grammar patterns, taught to you in a detailed but quick fashion. Different topics and sections are presented as short clips, which will help you know things. There are videos for learning Korean words, helpful phrases, asking for someone’s name, and more about Korea and its language.
Other Korean learning channels on YouTube
In addition to the 90 Day Korean channel, here are more great resources for Korean Youtube videos, including the following:
- Korean Unnie 한국언니 – She makes educational content on the Korean language, but also a lot of other types of fun clips, including interviews with K-pop groups like KARD and SEVENTEEN.
- seemile Korean 씨마일 한국어 – Here, watching each video is almost like you were sitting in a Korean language class for real.
- Learn Korean with Kind Ms Kim – An especially helpful channel for preparing to take the TOPIK exam!
What is the YouTube industry like in South Korea?
As we briefly touched upon above, this industry is fruitful for Korean creators at the moment. Research states that famous YouTubers in South Korea make, on average, three times more per month in salary than the average salary in the country.
Thanks to brand sponsorship programs, especially for paid product placements in videos. It is a new line of work for people in Korea and wasn’t even considered taxable income until September 2019.
What are some of the most popular Korean YouTube channels?
Whether you want to support your Korean language learning or simply want to enjoy some clips for fun, following some popular and creative Korean channels will be the best of both worlds. Below we’ve listed a number of YouTubers popular in Korea right now.
Korean Mukbang YouTubers
DONA – a mukbang channel
Hamzy – perhaps one of the most popular mukbang channels
Korean Videos on Everyday Life
Boram Tube Vlog – a vlog featuring small clips of a cute little girl’s everyday life
With Kids – concentrates around a kid building toys together with his dad
Wassup Man – offers various videos, from daily vlogs to specific activities, and is perhaps one of the best YouTubers on this list that people watch when it comes to practicing Korean listening skills simultaneously
SeoeunStory – a kid taking the lead doing a bunch of different things, this time together with her mother
Korean Video on ASMR
Jane ASMR – not a whole lot of talking happens here, but it may be interesting if you want to experience more of ASMR
Korean Video on Beauty and Cosmetics
PONY Syndrome – an internationally famous beauty influencer
Dancing Korean YouTubers
Waveya 2011 – a channel full of stylish dance videos by a dance team of two sisters
Singing Korean YouTubers
Cute Korean Videos
Which types of Korea-related videos do you like to watch on YouTube, if any? Are you also interested in things like mukbang or video lessons? What is your favorite channel to follow, and were the ones on our list already familiar to you? Do you also have subscribers and viewers?
I hope watching some videos on YouTube will also help you learn more Korean – let us know in the comments if that is the case!