Korean Culture and Language - Q&A

Are Korean and Japanese related languages?

Anyone who's studied a little bit of Korean and a little bit of Japanese might tell you, "Korean and Japanese seem so similar!"

After all, many of the words can sound similar to each other. For example, the Korean word for "promise" is 약속 ("yak-sok") and the Japanese word is 約束 ("yaku-soku"). And there are thousands of more words that sound similar between the two languages.

In addition, lots of the grammar seems similar (such as particles). For example, the Korean particle 에 ("e") can mean "to" a location, and the Japanese particle へ ("e") can also mean "to" a location.

There seems to be so many similarities, but are the languages truly related? Find out in this week's new special episode right here!

Feel free to send in your own questions and they might be featured in an upcoming video.

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