How to Understand Your Korean Husband: the Secret to a Happy Marriage

Happy Married Life With Your Korean Husband

Happy Married Life With Your Korean Husband
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(They’re engaged!)

Want to know more about your Korean husband?

Being married takes a lot of work, even with someone from the same culture.

This post will share ways to get along with your Korean husband. ๐Ÿ™‚

Let’s find out

  • what to call your husband in Korean
  • pros and cons of Korean husbands
  • their expectations and fears
  • how to communicate better
  • what they celebrate
  • gift ideas

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How to Maintain a Happy Marriage With Your Korean Wife

How to Live a Happy Married Life With Your Korean Wife

How to Live a Happy Married Life With Your Korean Wife

Want to have a good relationship with your Korean wife?

Living a happy married life can be challenging, even with someone from the same culture.

I’m writing this post to help you get along with your Korean spouse. ๐Ÿ™‚

Let’s find out

  • what to call your wife in Korean
  • pros and cons of Korean wives
  • their expectations and fears
  • how to communicate better
  • what they celebrate
  • gift ideas

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Basic Korean Words and Phrases You Need to Know

Lingua Asia_Basic Korean Words and Phrases You Need to Know

Lingua Asia_Basic Korean Words and Phrases You Need to Know

Need to learn basic Korean quickly?

Here are answers to the most common questions English speakers have about Korean. They’ll help you communicate in any situation.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Say hello and goodbye
  • Ask for things politely
  • Introduce yourself and others
  • Make friends easily
  • Flirt in a non-creepy way
  • Express feelings and emotions naturally
  • Argue like a local
  • and so much more!

I’ve worked for 10 years as a translator, and can help you express yourself as an English speaker with Korean words you need to know.

Let’s get started!

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How to Win Over Your Korean In-laws on Every Occasion

How to Win Over Your Korean In-laws on Every Occasion

How to Win Over Your Korean In-laws on Every Occasion

Are you meeting your future or current Korean in-laws?

Either way, congratulations and welcome to the Korean family!

Korean in-laws can be stressful at times, but they’re full of jeong and will help you when you need it.

Meeting them can be nerve-racking, so I want to walk you through what to expect in each situation.

I’ll cover:

  • what to call your Korean in-laws
  • how to dress
  • what they’ll most likely say
  • what to say
  • what to bring as a gift
  • and more!

Let’s get into it!

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17 Korean Gift Ideas for each Holiday and Occasion [2022]

Lingua Asia_Korean Shopping Tips Perfect Gift Ideas

Need some cultural Korean gift ideas that are sure to please (or maybe something yourself ^^)?

This post will help you find the right gift for Koreans and anyone interested in their culture.

I grew up in South Korea and have been known to give a gift or two.

I’ll cover what to give in each situation by age group and gender.

Let’s get started!

Lingua Asia_Korean Shopping Tips Perfect Gift Ideas

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Korean Celebrations: How to Host Doljanchi (๋Œ์ž”์น˜) and What to Do as a Guest

Easy Korean Culture Doljanchi (๋Œ์ž”์น˜) Explained

Getting ready for your first doljanchi?

Make the most out of that special day with some tips from a doljanchi veteran!

This post includes:

  • what doljanchi is
  • reason for doljanchi ceremonies
  • doljabi
  • what to wear and bring as a gift
  • and more!

Doljanchi is a fun part of celebrating Korean heritage.

Find out why it’s so important!

Easy Korean Culture Doljanchi (๋Œ์ž”์น˜) Explained
Image: Studio Nabit

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Essential Korean Titles: What Hoobae (ํ›„๋ฐฐ) Means and How to Use it

Essential Korean Titles Hoobae (ํ›„๋ฐฐ) Explained by a Korean

Essential Korean Titles Hoobae (ํ›„๋ฐฐ) Explained by a Korean

Want to know what it’s like to be someone’s hoobae in South Korea? Not sure how to treat hoobae at work and school?

You’re in luck, I’ve been in both situations!

I’ll go over its meaning and give you cultural context here.

Find out how to use hoobae and the pros and cons of having one.

Let’s get started!

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Korean Celebrations: Hahm (ํ•จ) Explained

Lingua Asia_Korean Wedding Traditions Hahm (ํ•จ) Explained

Want to get double the Christmas and Birthday gifts this year?

Hahm is the quirky party that makes it happen!

I’ll explain:

  • definition of hahm
  • reason for hahm ceremonies
  • how it goes
  • and what’s inside a hahm box!

Hahm is more of nostalgia for Koreans, but some are keeping it alive and well.

Let’s find out more!

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Korean Shopping Tips: 25 One-of-a-kind Korean Gifts on Etsy

Korean Shopping Tips_One-of-a-kind Korean Gifts on Etsy

When you want to give a gift that’s sure to make an impression, Etsy is the place to go.

They have authentic items handmade by independent creators to wow any lover of Korean culture.

I checked out the entire Korean gift catalogue on Etsy and found the best ones.

Let the gift giving begin!

Korean Shopping Tips_One-of-a-kind Korean Gifts on Etsy
Hadong Tea Plantation, South Korea

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Korean Shopping Tips: 19 Stylish Korean Outfits and Modern Hanbok on Etsy

Korean Shopping Tips 15 Stylish Korean Outfits and Hanbok on Etsy

Want to make an impression without breaking the bank?

Korean fashion offers versatile outfits that are sure to turn heads.

For a timeless look, modern Korean hanbok can be worn on every occasion from Sunday brunch to Monday meetings at the office. Best of all, they wrap to fit your body, so anyone can wear one!

Etsy has a surprising amount of handcrafted Korean clothes by independent creators.

I checked out the entire Korean outfit catalog for the hidden gems.

Find out which ones made the cut!

Korean Shopping Tips 15 Stylish Korean Outfits and Hanbok on Etsy

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Korean Celebrations: Coming-of-Age Day (์„ฑ๋…„์˜ ๋‚ )

Korean Celebrations Coming of Age Day (์„ฑ๋…„์˜ ๋‚ )

Coming-of-age day is a big event that not many outside Korea know about.

I’m going to explain how to celebrate it right.

Use these tips to fully enjoy your college life and make that once-in-a-lifetime event more special!

I’ll cover:

  • what coming-of-age day is
  • why being 20 years old so important in Korea
  • which gift to give
  • and more!

Let’s find out more!

Korean Celebrations Coming of Age Day (์„ฑ๋…„์˜ ๋‚ )

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Korean Celebrations: How Koreans Celebrate Hwangap (ํ™˜๊ฐ‘)

Korean Celebrations How Koreans Celebrate Hwangap (ํ™˜๊ฐ‘)

Want to do something special for your parent’s 60th birthday?

Make the most out of that once-in-a-lifetime event with some tips from a hwangap veteran!

I’ll cover:

  • definition of hwangap
  • reason for hwangap party
  • gift ideas
  • what to wear
  • and more!

Hwangap janchi is a fun part of celebrating Korean heritage.

I’ve been through two of them. Here’s how they went!

Korean Celebrations How Koreans Celebrate Hwangap (ํ™˜๊ฐ‘)

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19 Hot Korean Male Models You Need in Your Life

19 Hot Korean Male Models You Need to Know

19 Hot Korean Male Models You Need to Know

Former Basketball players and rappers, and a superhero group, Korean male models come from all walks of life. Many of them are making moves into acting or fashion design as well, so they’re more than just a pretty face.

Here are the top 19 Korean male models and:

  • their Instagram ID
  • agency
  • and why they’re popular

Let’s get started!

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Korean Teas You Need to Try and How to Make them

Korean Teas You Need to Try and How to Make them

Looking for the perfect Korean tea for you or a friend?

This blog post covers all you need to know including:

  • Why they’re unique
  • History of tea in Korea
  • The best types

I’ve been drinking Korean teas since I was born, and recently did a green tea plantation tour all across the country.

Here’s what I’ve learned!

Korean Teas You Need to Try and How to Make them

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How to Treat Your Dongsaeng (๋™์ƒ) Right: Explained by a Korean

Dongsaeng Explained by a Korean

This post explains the word dongsaeng from a Korean perspective.

It covers:

  • definition of dongsaeng
  • how to use it in different situations
  • pros and cons of being dongsaeng
  • pros and cons of having dongsaeng
  • and more

I have a lot of experience being dongsaeng since I’m the youngest in my family.

Let’s get started!

Dongsaeng Explained by a Korean

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How to Use Oppa (์˜ค๋น ) Like a Korean: The Complete Meaning Guide

Oppa Explained by a Korean

Oppa Explained by a Korean

Oppa is the chameleon of Korean words. You can call the same guy oppa and the meaning changes based on your relationship.

You’ve heard women scream “oppa” in K-dramas and Psy rap it in Gangnam Style.

This guide explains what oppa means in each situation and how to use it.

After reading this post, you’ll be able to use oppa properly, and also have a deeper understanding of Korean culture.

We also cover:

  • what oppa does for you
  • what church oppa style is
  • how to tell if a girl has an “oppa oppa” or just an oppa
  • and more!

I grew up with an actual oppa and met many throughout my life.

Let’s get into it!

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21 Famous Korean Female Models You Need to See to Believe

Lingua Asia_Famous Korean Female Models You Need to See to Believe

Lingua Asia_Famous Korean Female Models You Need to See to Believe

Glitz, glamour and sometimes tragedy, Korean female models are some of the most popular in Asia.

With appearances in Vogue and ad campaigns with famous brands like D&G, Louis Vuitton and Chanel, they’re making waves all over the place.

Here are the top 21 Korean female models from the past 25 years and:

  • their Instagram ID
  • agency
  • why they’re popular

Let’s get started!

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Working in Korea: Job Titles Explained by a Korean

korean job titles

This post covers the most common Korean job titles and their duties.

It will show you how to find out:

  • who is important
  • how to address them
  • where they rank in the chain of command

We also explain how long it takes to get promoted to each role.

Let’s get to it!

korean job titles
Understanding Korean job titles can make or break your first impression

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Top 29 Korean Apps you Need to Try [2022]

The Top 29 Korean Apps

This post covers popular apps and websites you can use in South Korea.

I use them to discover cute cafes, get deals on hotels and find discounts on Airpods in Korea. Once you’ve tried these apps, you won’t be able to live without them.

Iโ€™ve categorized them by travel, living, health and entertainment.

Letโ€™s check them out!

The Top 29 Korean Apps

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The Complete Guide to Korean Business Fashion and Stylish Office Outfits [2022]

Guide-to-Korean-Business-Fashion

Koreans take that “clothes make the man” saying to the next level. The style of outfits you wear at work can actually shape your destiny.

This post covers everything you need to know about Korean office fashion and dress codes.

I’ll explain which outfits are appropriate for men and women and what to avoid.

I learned about dress codes during my first corporate gig in South Korea.

Let’s dive right in!

The Complete Guide to Korean Business Fashion

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