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Hi, I'm Ari Lee, your friendly source of the latest Korean news/trends/culture and language! This podcast is a narrated version of my weekly newsletter. Hear me on every Friday, 안녕!

The Legit Korean Ari Lee

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 26 Ratings

Hi, I'm Ari Lee, your friendly source of the latest Korean news/trends/culture and language! This podcast is a narrated version of my weekly newsletter. Hear me on every Friday, 안녕!

    Let K-Pop Idols Date and Talk About It

    Let K-Pop Idols Date and Talk About It

    In this episode, you'll hear my case for K-Pop idols' dating, learn Korean sentences with a K-Drama, Crash Landing on You, and a simple & not-spicy tteokbokki recipe.

    This podcast is a narrated version of my weekly email newsletter, The Legit Korean. Read this week's newsletter here

    Subscribe to The Legit Korean newsletter and get it delivered to your inbox :D

    *TLK is taking a break next week. See you in two weeks!

    • 15 min
    Military Service, Tteokbokki Aglio e Olio

    Military Service, Tteokbokki Aglio e Olio

    In this episode, you'll hear about a new military K-Drama, a love that is in your DNA, a super-easy Korean food recipe and others!

    This podcast is a narrated version of my weekly email newsletter, The Legit Korean. Read this week's newsletter here

    Subscribe to The Legit Korean newsletter and get it delivered to your inbox :D

    *TLK is taking a break next week. See you in two weeks!

    • 12 min
    Vaccine, Married Idol Case, Tofu Mandu

    Vaccine, Married Idol Case, Tofu Mandu

    The first episode of The Legit Korean Season 3! Now this podcast is the narrated version of my weekly email newsletter, The Legit Korean (same name :D). In this episode, you will hear about the latest news about vaccination, a new married idol case, and extreme weather in SK. You'll also practice three Korean sentences with me.

    You can read this week's newsletter here

    Subscribe to The Legit Korean newsletter 

    • 13 min
    Is South Korea Safe?

    Is South Korea Safe?

    My new weekly Korean lesson/culture email newsletter, The Legit Korean, will be launching on August 27th. This podcast will be the spoken version of the newsletter from now. It means you can read and listen to my podcast. It'll help you understand/practice Korean language and culture better. Subscribe to it on thelegitkorean.com!

    On this episode,

    There are people who are worried about visiting my country because of the relationship between two Koreas. I talk about how much South Korea is safe to live and visit. After that, you'll learn 3 basic expressions about our smartphone (online) life including,

    스마트폰 하고 있었어 I was using/playing with my smartphone.
    셀카 올렸어 I uploaded a selfie.
    댓글 달았어 I left a comment.
    악플 a malicious comment

    Learn legit Korean expressions with me & make your own sentences! Meet me on August 27th, 안녕!

    Where to Find Me:

    Join LegitKon on thelegitkorean.com
    Send me your speaking assignment to my Instagram.

    • 22 min
    If You Need Motivation, Say These Three Korean Sentences!

    If You Need Motivation, Say These Three Korean Sentences!

    LegitKon has arrived! Solve 50 questions to test your Korean skills and compete for the honor of your city and your stan :D It's free! Visit my website, thelegitkorean.com

    On today's episode,

    South Korea is famous for being very good at archery. We won 23 of the 34 gold medals since 1984. 2020 Tokyo Olympics was no exception, we won 4 out of 5 gold medals. You'll (briefly;) hear about why Koreans are so good at archery and a recent hair-style controversy of a female Korean archer.

    After that, you'll learn 3 sentences that will give you motivation to overcome any difficulty in your life, For example,

    해 보자, 후회 없이 Let's do this, leaving no regrets
    의심하지마 Don't doubt (yourself)
    끝 The end

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

    Where to Find Me:

    Join LegitKon on thelegitkorean.com
    Send me your speaking assignment to my Instagram.

    Background reading & watching:

    South Korea's Golden Archers

    • 20 min
    About Korean Olympians

    About Korean Olympians

    LegitKon August is coming! Solve 50 questions to test your Korean skills and compete for the honor of your city and your stan :D It'll open on August 1st on my website, thelegitkorean.com

    In this episode, you'll learn a little bit about Korean Olympians including gold medal rewards and then, you'll learn how to be a sports reporter and report how many medals your country won so far. For example,

    한국은 지금까지 금메달 세 개, 은메달 영 개, 동메달 네 개를 땄어요. So far, South Korea won three gold medals, zero silver medals, and four bronze medals.

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

    Where to Find Me:

    Join LegitKon August on thelegitkorean.com
    Join my Discord community.
    Send me your speaking/writing assignment to my Instagram.

    Background reading & watching:

    This Guy Changed His Tinder Location To The Olympic Village, And Now All Of TikTok Is Following Suit
    Watch Yuna Kim's Olympics champion figure skating

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Lianne222222 ,

Wonderful podcast

I enjoy this podcast a lot! Thank you for teaching us about Korean language and culture.

ladymime ,

My Favorite

I started becoming interested in South Korea three years ago, after a friend suggested watching dramas while I was recovering from my first surgery for breast cancer. I have always loved languages, culture, and travel, but have never even considered Korea or Korean. While I appreciate some structure, Ari Lee’s podcast manages to blend an established format with unexpected topics. In each episode I get to learn a little bit about South Korea, a little bit about South Koreans and the host, and a little language. The podcasts aren’t so lengthy that my mind wanders, and The Legit Korean leaves me smiling by the end. I can find how to introduce myself anywhere, but who else is going to teach us how to curse in the target language? Ari Lee, you are the real MVP! 멋있어요!

WHATSmyid#12 ,

Great podcast Ari Lee

I really love this podcast. Unfortunately I don’t think it’s still on.
You’re my Korean best friend in my head!😃

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