Tag: korean

Pop Stars Use Isolation to Learn (and Teach) Languages

Cuban-American singer, songwriter, and actress Camila Cabello is teaching her boyfriend, Shawn Mendes to speak Spanish during their self-isolation period. In return, the Canadian singer, songwriter, and model is giving Cabello guitar lessons, while they sit out the quarantine period in Miami, Florida. Posting a picture on Instagram of...

Korean Royal Code

The new crown prince of Korea, tech entrepreneur Andrew Lee, a Korean-American, owes his royal title to a plan to create a free coding school for Koreans, inspired by the story of how his ancestor, King Sejong the Great (1397–1450), profoundly impacted Korea’s history by creating Hangeul,...

K-pop Inspires Korean Learners

For the first time ever, the No 1 album in the U.S. features lyrics sung mostly in Korean. Love Yourself: Tear by K-pop group BTS clinched the No 1 spot last month, surprising many industry analysts. Priscilla Kim, director of the Korean Cultural Center in New York, which offers language courses, told The Guardian that, among younger students, K-pop has...

Bridging the North and South Korean Language Divide

Cheil Worldwide has launched a mobile app called “Univoca: South Korean-North Korean Translator," to help North Korean defectors in South Korea easily communicate in their new environment. The app automatically translates between the North and South Korean dialects and is heavily marketed towards teenagers who are struggling with cultural differences. One North Korean teen defector who wished to remain...

Levi’s Book of Barnyard Animals / Korean

Levi's Book of Barnyard Animals Levi's Book of Barnyard Animals presents 21 different animals of the barnyard -- bull, cat, chicken, cow, dog, donkey, duck, fox, goat, goose, horse, mouse, owl, pig, rabbit, rat, rooster, sheep, skunk, squirrel, and turkey. The following list of words are Korean (Hangug-ui), in page order with the book. Ori 오리 Dak 닭 Soodak 수탉 Chilmyunjo 칠 면 조 Guwee 거위 Gae 개 Go...
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