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Learn Korean with a legit Korean! My name is Ari Lee, born and raised in South Korea. With this weekly podcast, you'll get deep insights about my country and learn legit Korean, not textbook one. See you on every Wednesday! 안녕

The Legit Korean Ari Lee

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Learn Korean with a legit Korean! My name is Ari Lee, born and raised in South Korea. With this weekly podcast, you'll get deep insights about my country and learn legit Korean, not textbook one. See you on every Wednesday! 안녕

    Why Are Koreans so Skinny??

    Why Are Koreans so Skinny??

    In this episode, you'll hear about my 2 cents about why Koreans are skinny. After that, you'll learn some legit Korean expressions for praising/complimenting someone's beauty. They are,

    존예 freaking pretty
    존잘 freaking handsome
    여신이다 to be goddess
    남신이다 to be (male) god
    분위기 있다 to have a cool & attractive aura

    + 성격이 더럽다 to be grumpy/bad-tempered

    Learn legit Korean expressions with me & make your Korean sentences! See you every Wednesday, 안녕!

    Where to Find Me:

    Take a listening test for Kpop fans on thelegitkorean.com.
    Join a weekly voice chat on Discord.
    Send me your speaking assignment to my Instagram.

    Background Reading:

    14 reasons Korean women don't get fat
    Viral post about DiCaprio's girlfriend, Camila Morrone

    • 23 min
    Expressions for a Bad Relationship

    Expressions for a Bad Relationship

    In this episode, you'll hear about why there are so many corruption Kdramas. After that, you'll learn some legit Korean expressions for a bad relationship. They are,

    전화를 씹다 to ignore calls
    문자를 씹다 to ignore texts
    읽씹 read and ignored
    잠수타다 to ghost

    Practice Korean sentences by listening & repeating with me. See you every Wednesday, 안녕!

    Where to Find Me:

    Take a listening test for Kpop fans on thelegitkorean.com.
    Join a Korean dictation competition on my YouTube channel.
    Send me your speaking assignment to my Instagram.

    Background Reading:

    15 Shocking Ways Married People Found Out Their Spouse Was Cheating

    • 21 min
    Why Are Koreans so Good At Video Games?

    Why Are Koreans so Good At Video Games?

    In this episode, you'll hear about my 2 cents on 'Why are Koreans so good at video games?' along with a bit of interesting Korean history. After that, you'll learn how to say basic hospital sentences. They are,

    어디가 안 좋으세요? Where do you find uncomfortable?
    머리가 아파요 I have a headache.

    Practice Korean sentences by listening & repeating with me. See you every Wednesday, 안녕!

    Where to Find Me:

    Solve a Korean crossword puzzle on thelegitkorean.com.
    Join a Korean dictation competition on my YouTube channel.
    Send me your speaking assignment to my Instagram.

    Background Reading:

    More about Kim Dae-Jung, the former SK President & the only Korean to have won the Nobel Prize

    • 23 min
    The World's Plastic Surgery Capital?

    The World's Plastic Surgery Capital?

    In this episode, you'll hear about my answer to 'Is South Korea the world's plastic surgery capital?' and you'll learn how to say 'Did you watch Bang Bang Con?' and how to answer the question. The sentences are,

    방방콘 봤어요? Did you watch Bang Bang Con?
    네, 봤어요. 진짜 재밌었어요 Yes, I did. It was very fun.

    Practice Korean sentences by listening & repeating with me. See you every Wednesday, 안녕!

    Where to Find Me:

    Solve a Korean crossword puzzle on thelegitkorean.com.
    Join a Korean dictation competition on my YouTube channel.
    Send me your speaking assignment to my Instagram.

    • 20 min
    What April 16th Means For Koreans

    What April 16th Means For Koreans

    JOIN 2ND LIVE STREAMING TYPING BEE at 5:30 pm ET on April 18th on YouTube! In this episode, you'll hear about what April 16th means for Koreans and you'll learn how to make a savage joke in Korean with a viral award acceptance speech. The sentences are, 

    잘난 척하지 마세요 Don't be a snob.
    완전 속물이시네요 You're such a snob. 

    Practice Korean sentences by listening & repeating with me. See you every Wednesday, 안녕! 

    Where to Find Me: 

    Have A Cup of Korean and subscribe to my newsletter on thelegitkorean.com.
    Join the 2nd Typing Bee on April 18th on my YouTube channel.
    Send me your speaking assignment to my Instagram. 

    Background Links: 

    Watch Intention, the Sewol ferry disaster documentary film on Netflix
    Watch In The Absence, the short documentary film on YouTube
    15 Signs You're a Snob
    Watch Youn Yuh-Jung's accpatance speech on YouTube

    • 22 min
    Do Koreans Find Foreigners Attractive?

    Do Koreans Find Foreigners Attractive?

    In this episode, you'll hear about my answer to 'Do Korean find foreigners attractive?' and you'll learn how to ask & say the time in Korean. The sentences are,  

    몇 시예요? What time is it?
    열 두시 반이에요 It's half past twelve 

    Practice Korean sentences by listening & repeating with me. See you every Wednesday, 안녕!



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    Typing Bee happens here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfw_Ol9Cp-EGL8Xe-KN5HGw 

    Send me your speaking assignment to: https://www.instagram.com/legitkari/

    Korean numbers explained: https://www.90daykorean.com/korean-numbers/

    • 25 min

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jadygrey ,

Love this podcast! Creative fun way to learn!!

Ari Lee I love your podcast- it’s the best because I love kpop too and want to know what they say- I hope you will come back one day or let us know how you are getting on - you are inspirational and I love your English- I’m going to keep learning Korean xxx

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