Monday, February 11, 2013

Studying language tip - use google image search

When online dictionary fails. Use google image search. That is what i've been doing lately.
See, this way you get some visuals and how the word is used in the captions.
Also, sometimes slangs are not recognised in dictionaries. If you run it through google, you might find that a word is an internet slang. Or some sort of abbreviated word that Koreans have coined up for easy use sake. Try it. It gives you context and helps with remembering vocabs you don't have a feel for.

Side cute story: My friend was telling me how her friend who've come from Korea messaged her 'wayd' to her. She assumed people will figure that it's 'what are you doing' since it's commonly used enough. 

Saturday, January 5, 2013

[Buzz] 궁금해요? 궁금하면~ 500원

I like adapting punchlines/buzz words i see on tv, and turning it into a joke and all with my friends. 
So, it seems i also enjoy picking up on others doing the same on Korean tv.
It's so me.. ahahaa
Anyways, "궁금해요? 궁금하면~ 500원" translates to "Curious? If you want to know~ 500 wons"
which is pretty much the equivalent of "50c and i'll tell you". 

Whoever's subbing this show... thanks for all the background info.
I'm learning Korean through Teen Top and you ^^

Monday, September 17, 2012

Simsimi - The robot app SHINee Jonghyun plays with! Also a language learning tool?

I've been meaning to blog about this app i've come across recently. The screenshot above was tweeted by Jonghyun from Shinee last night. Looks like he's having fun with the app too =) [Flirting with a robot lol]

Anyways you can download the app on to your smartphone, otherwise you can play with it online here

Simsimi is basically a little chicken(?) robot that learns different languages, through us users who teaches it how to responds. 
(It's a robot because it's not a person at the other end responding to you in live time) 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Surpassing 10 000 views on this blog

joi sia

Monday, August 20, 2012


I was looking for a picture of this:
A subway station in Korea

....but i ended up reading a Ghost story/comic about the station

Follow the link. The comic is in English. The only concern is that the setting is based on a real subway station. A quite pretty looking subway station...