What Do Koreans Think of Foreigners Who Speak Korean?

You're studying Korean, right? What do Koreans think about you? I wanted to ask them how Koreans feel when they hear you're trying to learn their language - whether you...

Asking Koreans Their Favorite Korean Food

가장 좋아하는 음식이 뭐예요? What's your favorite food? I asked this question to a few dozen Koreans this summer and was surprised to hear so many of the "cliche" Korean...

Do You Need HANJA to Speak Korean? + Interview with Koreans

HANJA (한자) are Chinese characters that are occasionally used today in the Korean language. Originally, over 60% of the Korean language comes from Chinese characters. You can find them in...

Asking Koreans if Korean is Difficult to Learn | 한국어가 배우기 어려운 이유

As an English speaker, Korean is considered to be one of the most difficult languages to learn. Anyone who's studied Korean can tell you this: it takes a lot of...

Asking Koreans Why People Learn Korean | 외국인들이 한국어를 배우는 이유

So many more people are learning Korean these days than ten years ago. When I first started learning Korean, it wasn't popular at all, and I had no other friends...