Traveling to Korea with K-quarantine during the COVID-19 Pandemic [2020]

Traveling to Korea with K-quarantine during the COVID-19 Pandemic [2020]


This post will show you what it’s like entering South Korea in 2020.

I experienced this in September and thought I should share the process.

Let’s check it out!

Traveling to Korea with K-quarantine during the COVID-19 Pandemic [2020]

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19 Super Addictive Korean Snacks You Need in Your Life

19 Super Addictive Korean Snacks You Need in Your Life


Here are the snacks that Koreans are addicted to.

They’re the ones I grew up eating and crave whenever I’m overseas.

These are the best classic, sweet & salty, ”healthy” and trendy Korean snacks.

Let’s check them out!

19 Super Addictive Korean Snacks You Need in Your Life

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55 Trendy Korean Slang Words You Need to Know in 2020

55 Trendy Korean Slang Words You Need to Know in 2020


Here are the newest expressions guaranteed to impress your Korean friends.

Some of them are a little inside, so we made sure to explain them clearly.

I started with my favorites and the most common slang first.

Let’s check them out!

55 Trendy Korean Slang Words You Need to Know in 2020

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Here Are the Funniest Animal Sounds and More in Korean Onomatopoeia

Here Are the Funniest Animal Sounds and More in Korean Onomatopoeia


Today I want to about how different animals sound in Korean vs English.

I love comparing onomatopoeia (의성어) because they’re so funny in other languages.

This post also covers objects and people sounds that don’t exist in English.

Let’s check them out!

Funniest Animal Sounds and More in Korean Onomatopoeia

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The Top 6 Korean Shopping Apps [2020]

The Top 6 Korean Shopping Apps [2020]


Looking to get your shopping fix in Korea without leaving the house?

Want to know which apps to use?

Shopping, apps and speed are kind of important in Korea. It’s only natural that there’s some amazing shopping apps with convenience and fast delivery on another level.

Here are the 6 most popular ones in Korea.

We’ll also go over which are used by each generation.

Let’s dive right in!

The Top 6 Korean Shopping Apps

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The Complete Guide to Korean Translation Service 2020

The Complete Guide to Korean Translation Service 2020


Looking for the best Korean translation service?

Need a reliable Korean translation company to work with long-term?

Finding reliable Korean and English translation services is hard. 

This guide covers everything you need to know about finding the right service provider.

What to Expect from Korean Translation Service

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Translation, Localization and Transcreation in Plain English

Translation, Localization and Transcreation in Plain English


Not sure what the differences are between Translation, Localization and Transcreation?

Don’t worry, you’re not alone!

I’ve been working in translation for 10 years and I still get them confused. So, I made a handy guide to help you figure out which one you need.

Translation, Localization and Transcreation in Plain English

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Everything You Need to Know about Modern Hanbok

Everything You Need to Know about Modern Hanbok


Hanbok is a traditional Korean outfit that’s been around for centuries.

After watching Blackpink’s new release, I was fascinated by how beautiful and modern hanbok can be.

Even though I’m Korean, I didn’t know much about hanbok, so I did some research.

Here’s what I found out!

Everything You Need to Know about Modern Hanbok
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The Complete Guide to Korean Duty Free 2020

The Complete Guide to Korean Duty Free 2020


Ready to go on a duty-free shopping-spree in Korea?

Want to save money too?

Korean duty free shopping is on another level. 

Incheon Airport consistently wins awards for their duty free stores. You can find almost everything at a decent price.

Many K-beauty brands even create exclusive items for duty-free. 

The Complete Guide to Korean Duty Free 2020

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32 Ways to Sound like a Korean in 2020 (Feat. Kakao Emoticons)

32 Ways to Sound like a Korean in 2020 (Feat. Kakao Emoticons)


Want to know the latest Korean expressions?

The Korean language evolves at a lightning pace. Staying current can make life a lot more fun as an expat or a Korean language learner.

Here are the most frequently used expressions in Korean.

I used Kakao emoticons to better illustrate the emotions behind these expressions.

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The Top 8 Korean Translation Apps – Tested by a Korean

The Top 8 Korean Translation Apps – Tested by a Korean


This article compares the top 8 Korean translation apps using the same phrases.

A native Korean translator with 10 years of experience conducted the tests.

We’ll also reveal which one’s the best and unique features of each.

Let’s get to it!

Top 8 Korean Translation Apps - Reviewed by a Korean

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The Complete Guide to Korean Wedding Traditions

The Complete Guide to Korean Wedding Traditions


Want to know more about Korean wedding traditions?

Traditional Korean weddings are colorful and festive events.

Whether you’re not sure what to expect at the ceremony, or you want to include Korean traditions in your wedding, this guide has you covered. 

Let’s dive right in!

The Complete Guide to Korean Wedding Traditions

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How to Find the Best Korean Translation Company in 2020

How to Find the Best Korean Translation Company in 2020


Overwhelmed by the number of Korean translation companies?

Translation is estimated to be a 50 billion dollar industry in 2020.

There are thousands of translation companies in the world.

Most tackle every language under the sun.

Like going to a restaurant with a 10 page menu, they do everything, but nothing great.

That’s because they don’t specialize in one language pair and outsource to the lowest bidder. This makes sense given their high fixed costs, including office space, employees, advertising, etc.

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Everything You Need to Know about Korean Gift Culture

Everything You Need to Know about Korean Gift Culture


Interested in Korean gifts?

Want to know what Koreans give on each holiday or occasion?

Korean love being festive. And that means giving lots of gifts as well. There are even gifts for business situations.

Here’s a complete guide to Korean gift culture. It covers what to give in each situation to different age groups and genders.

Korean Gift Culture

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Forehead Thermometer Made in Korea Helps Diagnose Coronavirus

Forehead Thermometer Made in Korea Helps Diagnose Coronavirus


Korea has had an exceptional response to the Coronavirus.

In late February, South Korea was home to the most COVID-19 patients of any country not named China.

Now, they have one of the lowest per capita mortality rates in the world.

Read moreForehead Thermometer Made in Korea Helps Diagnose Coronavirus

21 Interesting, Funny and Tragic Translation Errors

21 Interesting, Funny and Tragic Translation Errors


Translation is an after-thought for most businesses.

We get it.

Slick company mousepads and employee trips to Disneyworld are a priority, while communicating with customers takes a backseat.

To be fair, it’s not easy to find a good translation company.

Rather than get preachy about how bad translation will ruin your business, here are some amusing and tragic examples of when it goes wrong.

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