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This podcast is brought to you by Kay, a veteran Korean teacher and author of several Korean language books, including Korean Through Folktales, Essential Korean for Daily Conversation, and Online Learning Module for Advanced and Superior Korean. If you want to learn from a teacher who explains the nuances of the Korean language and its grammar, asks you questions, and practices with you with real-life examples, this podcast is for you. For more, study with our courses at essentialkorean.com, and if you have any questions, email us at contact@essentialkorean.com. See you next episode!

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This podcast is brought to you by Kay, a veteran Korean teacher and author of several Korean language books, including Korean Through Folktales, Essential Korean for Daily Conversation, and Online Learning Module for Advanced and Superior Korean. If you want to learn from a teacher who explains the nuances of the Korean language and its grammar, asks you questions, and practices with you with real-life examples, this podcast is for you. For more, study with our courses at essentialkorean.com, and if you have any questions, email us at contact@essentialkorean.com. See you next episode!

    Episode 32: How To Use Particle 에 l Part 1: Locational

    Episode 32: How To Use Particle 에 l Part 1: Locational

    Lesson Recap & Transcript

    In this episode, you’ll be introduced to the multi-use particle 에.  It has three primary functions: 
    1) existence, where 에 follows a place to indicate whether an object is present or absent; 2) temporal, where 에 follows a time expression, and 3) destination; where 에 indicates a place to which one is going or coming. 
    These functions  will be discussed in a 3-part series and, in this episode, Teacher Kay will explain the first usage.  Let's get started!

    • 22 min
    Episode 31: "How Do I Study Korean?"

    Episode 31: "How Do I Study Korean?"

    Lesson Recap & Transcript

    In this  episode, Teacher Kay will share her thoughts on  the single most asked question she's received  over the past year, which is "How do I study Korean?" 

    This is an excellent question to consider for beginners and advanced learners alike, as newer learners should consider ways to effectively and consistently study Korean, and more experienced students should look for ways to improve their existing routine. 
    You may gain a fresh perspective on the ways you study Korean and even the way you view the language. So head over to this episode and listen in! 

    • 16 min
    Episode 30.5: Korean Pop Music & the Language

    Episode 30.5: Korean Pop Music & the Language

    You'll find that the structure of this episode, Ep. 30.5, is a bit  different from what you are used to (that is if you're a regular listener of our podcast :)  It was recorded in the car, so the audio quality is not going to be amazing to say the least, but hopefully you’ll find something useful and educational. We also did some light post production editing just to make it easier to listen to, so you’ll hear some cuts here and there...
    You’ll hear two songs in the background. The first song is “그때 그 아인 Someday The Boy” from the K-drama, Itawon Class, aired in 2020; and the second song is “소리 Sound" from Mr. Sunshine, aired in 2018. (As of now, yes, both of these ARE available on Netflix! )
    The main points we wanted to get across through today’s episode were idiosyncrasies of the Korean language by examining semantics and pragmatics of K-pop lyrics: For example, the term 그대 or 당신 is translate as ‘you’ in English. They are however not part of daily conversation; rather mostly used in artistic or literary texts, evoking romantic emotions. This probably explains why you see these terms in Korean love songs so frequently. We also brought up a new speech style, called the plain style. It is used when presenting someone's own thoughts to oneself or talking to oneself. 
    Ok, with those pointers in mind, please enjoy the lesson! 

    • 10 min
    Episode 30: How To Use Particle 만

    Episode 30: How To Use Particle 만

    Lesson Recap & Transcript

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    In this episode, you'll learn how to utilize the particle 만,  the 'exclusive particle,' while reviewing some of the other particles we've learned so far.

    *Featured Song >
    Title: 말이야  I'm saying  (2013)
    Artist: Yi Hong Gee 이홍기
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omH47UeVMu8

    • 19 min
    Episode 29: When NOT To Use Particle 을/를 (Part 2 of 을/를!)

    Episode 29: When NOT To Use Particle 을/를 (Part 2 of 을/를!)

    Lesson Recap & Transcript

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    In this episode,  we will learn about when NOT to use the Korean object particle 을/를 with situational examples. This is going to be a short and sweet episode, but with indispensable grammar rules :) 

    • 12 min
    Episode 28: How To Use The Object Particle 을/를

    Episode 28: How To Use The Object Particle 을/를

    Lesson Recap & Transcript

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    In this episode,  we will learn how to use the Korean object particle 을/를 and compare it with other particles we've learned. 
    And,  we will hear a part of the song 잊을게 I'll Forget You by Yoon Do Hyun, and see how the 을/를  particle is used in action!

    *Featured Song >
    Title: 잊을게 I'll Forget You  (2003)
    Artist: YB & Yoon Do Hyun
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwNxxRBobFE

    • 21 min

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