눈치를 너무 많이 봐요

군집으로 살아가는 동물이라면 타자를 인식하지 않을 수 없다. 다만 현재 고민이 될 정도로 눈치를 많이 보는 상황이라면 위계나 서열을 과장되게 인식하고 매분, 매초 피해 의식을 느끼고 있을 가능성이 크다. “저 사람이 날 어떻게 볼까?” “혹시 날 이렇게 생각하면 어떡하지?” 사실은 본인이 우월감, 좀 더 정확히는 열등감으로 주변 사람들을 경멸하고 있다. 사회란 유기체적 먹이 사슬에서 생존하기 […]

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Making 100 Friends From All Over The World

Title Making 100 Friends From All Over The World Genre Travel documentary / Mockumentary / Documentary comedy Director Ungyu Yeo Profile Editor in Chief, Advice Columnist who runs a multilingual international independent magazine <GOTENSION> Based in Seoul, Korea. Bachelor of Arts in Department of Cinema Studies at Korea National University of Arts. He has visited […]

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외국인 친구 100명을 사귈 테다

제목 외국인 친구 100명을 사귈 테다 장르 여행 다큐멘터리 / 페이크 다큐멘터리 / 다큐멘터리 코미디 감독 여운규 소개 다국적 다국어 국제 독립 매거진 <GOTENSION> 편집장, 어드바이스 칼럼니스트. 한국예술종합학교 영상원 영상이론과 졸업. 세계 여행과 각국 문화 차이에 대해 지대한 관심을 두고 있으며, 현재까지 30여 개국 이상을 여행했다. 영화를 만들고 책을 쓴다. 로그 라인 운규는 답답한 한국 […]

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Global Gathering with Internationals

Introduction Hi, guys! I’m Ungyu, the Editor in Chief, Advice Columnist who runs a multilingual international independent magazine <GOTENSION> Based in Seoul, Korea. Bachelor of Arts in Department of Cinema Studies at Korea National University of Arts. I’ve been teaching Korean conversation to people from all over the world since 2016. Most of all, I’m […]

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Korean Lesson in English on Skype

Introduction Hi, guys! I’m Ungyu, the Editor in Chief, Advice Columnist who runs a multilingual international independent magazine <GOTENSION> Based in Seoul, Korea. Bachelor of Arts in Department of Cinema Studies at Korea National University of Arts. I’ve been teaching Korean conversation to people from all over the world since 2016. Most of all, I’m […]

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Korean Learner From London, the UK

_____ (으)로 가주세요 (ih-roh  gah-ju-seh-yo) — Please take me to _____ If you need a guiding hand, then this will be the phrase to use. You can quickly find people willing to direct you to where you need to go. This phrase can also be used to inform a taxi driver of your destination. (When the place name ends […]

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Korean Learner From the US

천천히 말씀해 주세요 (chun-chun-hee  mal-sseum-heh ju-seh-yo) — Please speak slowly Korean is a rather quickly-spoken language, especially when the speaker is quite emotional (Korean dramas, anyone?). Therefore, use this phrase to politely request a slow-down.

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I Love Water! Summer in Italy!

Summer has been my favorite season since I was young, even though spring is very good. But in summer, here in Italy you can go to the beach, or even on vacation, moreover the schools are closed, except for the universities, which close only in August, so I had an exam just today, fortunately it […]

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Korean Learner From New York, the US

잘 모르겠네요 (jal mo-reu-geht-neh-yo) — I don’t understand It’s highly likely that you won’t understand every word of Korean you hear, and it’s best to let whoever’s talking to you know that! Many will be kind enough to try and simplify their message for your comprehension.

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Korean Learners From Germany and the US

_____ 어디인지 아세요? (_____ uh-di-eehn-ji  ah-seh-yo?) — Do you know where _____ is? This will be critical anytime you need to locate anything. This phrase isn’t travel-specific, and can be used for most situations where you need to find a location (for example, you can use this phrase at a department store to find a specific shop).

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Korean Learner From China

길을 잃었어요 (gil-eul  ilh-uht-suh-yo) — I’m lost The phrase literally means “I lost my way” and will tell any native that you’ll need some navigation help. Follow up with something that will indicate where you’d like to go.

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Korean Learner From the US

왼쪽 (oen-jjok) / 오른쪽 (oh-reun-jjok) / 직진 (jik-jjin) — left / right / straight These are self-explanatory, and if you’re asking for directions, you’ll most definitely be hearing these words. Make sure you memorize them so you can at least pick up general directions.

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Korean Learner From Singapore

천만에요 (chun-mahn-eh-yo) — You’re welcome (formal) It’s not often that Koreans actually respond to a “Thank you” with a “You’re welcome,” but if you wish to be extra polite, then you can throw in this phrase. Normally, you can respond to thanks with a simple, humble 아닙니다 (ah-nib-nee-da), which means “It’s nothing.”

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