Speech Level and Honorifics System of South Korea

Yashi Priya, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh: The Korean system of speech levels and honorifics form a significant part of the communication in South Korea. Although it may depend on the closeness of the relationship among people, it majorly reflects the social status and age difference of the person or people being addressed since age and social status are considered important in conversations and everyday life in South Korea. This is why you’ll frequently hear Koreans ask your age when they first meet you as the use of informal speech or exemption of honorifics is frowned upon and considered very rude in Korean society.

5 YouTubers to Know About Korean Culture

Madhavi Sutar, Kolhapur, Maharashtra: If you love Korean culture, then I am sure you would also like to explore new and interesting stuff related to South Korea, be it through social media or blogs. A lot of us watch many YouTube videos as well. However, most of the time we face language barriers to understand them as we need subtitles or translations, but here are the five of my favourite YouTubers who can help you to know more about Korean culture in English.

Reasons for learning Korean through ‘Hangeul’ instead of Romanization

Aafreen Hossain, Delhi In my previous article, I talked about the reasons why learning the Korean language is worth it. Read here (if you haven’t already). In this article, I will be taking the discussion further, and tell you why learning Hangeul (The Korean alphabet) is your first step to learn the Korean language not…

Reasons why learning Korean Language is worth it!

Aafreen Hossain, Delhi: Learning a new language can be recreational and amusing to get rid of the monotony of life. What’s more interesting is that with this added skill, you might also add up a few bucks to your pocket, if you can actually make use of it. But the question arises, which language to start with?