Tag Archives: Korean Drama

How to hide long comments in Dramabeans

My blog started for the sole reason that I am a person who tends to write long letters instead of short bursts like Twitter.  So I did not want to burden the Dramabeans Open Thread with my long posts.  Now, … Continue reading

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Hyde, Jekyll, Me 하이드 지킬, 나

Hyde, Jekyll, and Me is a Korean drama by SBS. The director of Wonderland and a circus performer clash and spark in this romance. If you have ever thought the person you were falling in love with seems like he … Continue reading

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KDrama: Mr Baek 미스터 백

Some more flashcards from Mr Baek episode 11.

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KDrama: Mr Baek 미스터 백

Below are some more flashcards from Mr. Baek.  What I am trying to do is associate the written word with sounds I have heard in Korean dramas. You probably know more Korean than you realize just by watching KDramas.  So … Continue reading

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KDrama: Mr Baek 미스터 백

From episode 3

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Dramabeans, I love you girls!

Sorry, I am just having a gushy fan moment.  The lovely ladies javabeans and girlfriday are the best. Read about them in Dramabeans Duo article.  Still my favorite community of Korean drama watchers.

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KDrama: My Name is Kim Sam Soon

Korean drama “내 이름은 김삼순” (My Lovely Sam Soon) can be used as tool for practicing listening skills.  To match the sounds I know from hearing them on dramas to their spellings, I made some flashcards. In a sentence, MNIKSS … Continue reading

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Listening to My Lovely Sam Soon

Jin Heon torments me by leaning in an inch from Sam Soon lips … then doesn’t kiss her. Ah, Kdramas, the big tease! My brain struggles.  Is “come out” one of the verbs I know? That doesn’t sound like 나오다. Off … Continue reading

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Hand in Hand & Abnormal Summit

Abnormal Summit 비정상회담 is a television program in South Korea. The show features a panel of eleven non-Korean men, living in Korea, who debate on various topics and “Korean culture, through the eyes of a foreigner.” Funny and thought provoking, I … Continue reading

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Why study Korean if you aren’t going to watch KDramas?

Tutor told me to watch an hour a day of KDrama.  Well, if you insist …

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Actress demo, not learning

I stumbled across an actress who used a scene from “Secret Garden” to demonstrate her acting.  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t08bl1Nb7c8)  It never occurred to me that I could practice Korean by memorizing a dialog from a drama.  What a cool “not learning” activity!  Forget … Continue reading

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Tragic tale of disempowerment

Chulmoon told me that in the mid 1970’s, Korean government did not accept criticism even in literature.  At that time, most of the writers who dared to criticize were even taken to jail.  A book written in 1978, Dwarf ‘난장이가 쏘아 … Continue reading

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Subtitles to Flashcards

I knew it had to exist.  The programmer in me knew that if there was software that can create subtitles, and if there are fans out there who are studying the language, that someone would create a tool to take … Continue reading

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Drama Fever will hold Award Ceremony in NYC on May 1st

I’m just crazy enough that I have bought tickets and will be attending the DF Awards ceremony to catch a glimpse of some Asian actors. Anyone else going?

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sakura

Q.  일본인은 벚꽃을 무엇이라고 불려요? A. ‘사쿠라’라고 불려요 sakura       In a Skype session, my Korean language exchange partner encouraged me to write everything in Korean.  Eyes go wide.  Panic.  Doesn’t he realize I can’t even form sentences yet? … Continue reading

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