>> 까다롭다: FUSSY

Watching Korean variety shows has become one of my fav past times. And I’m convinced Infinity Challenge and Happy Together (and everything Jaesuk is in) is my favorite. GOD YOO! *BOWS*

Today I picked up a new word, watching Happy Together, feat Hyori and her friends. In the late night cafeteria segment, the guests have brought out delicious dishes to share, but it seems to not to be good enough for our picky Myeongsu – Jaesuk team.

Picky.

(See its usage: 01:02:43)

Jaesuk: “이제 조금..좀 까다로워진 네,진짜.. 조금 그래요.”

까다롭다.

Definition (fr Naver) 1)

(성미·취향 등이) particular (about) , fussy (about) , fastidious ,difficult , (informal) picky , (informal) choosy

Eg: 그녀는 식성이 까다롭다

She‘s particular[fussyfastidiousabout food예문 발음듣기

Definition (fr Daum) 2)

[복잡하다] complicated; complex; intricate;

[어렵다] difficult; hard;

[성가시다]troublesome; vexing; delicate.

까다로운 문제
a knotty[complicated] problem; a hard nut to crack.발음 듣기
no reason whatsoever why i switched dictionaries. just grabbed whichever dictionary tab was closer. #random
PS: If you haven’t already fallen to your knees and thanked KBS for their GENEROUS  show uploads, please do so!

추석! Chuseok!

 

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Also known as Korean Thanksgiving (한가위), similar to the Chinese Mid Autumn Festival. It’s a 3 day affair in Korea, and works like our Chinese New Year where families gather together and eat a lot and play games and eat some more.. but alas, our mid autumn festival is only a 1 day event for Singapore :< Boo to the max.

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THE ORIGINAL KIND. I ONLY LOVE THESE. 헉 Even the look of these babies I’m salivating like a dog.. OMG yummmmmmmm.

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The snow skin ones are usually the ones with fancier tastes. They are colourful as heck.

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The fancier kind of moon cakes (There’s even green tea, lychee, chocolate, hello kitty shaped, minion shaped, and [probably a PSY shaped one haha])

But in Singapore we get the 맛있는 moon cakes! I love the brown skin ones with the yolks in them, but I heard each moon cake has an extravagant amount of calories. It goes anywhere from 80-560 calories. I try to keep my calories within 1100-1200 range, and that shit alone is like half my entire day’s worth. But I love these so much I rather eat this than chocs.. (No, i don’t count calories religiously, but I’ve gotten more aware about the PAIN OF LOSING JUST 100 calories through exercises.. ‘Excess = pain’ has been seared into my head :< )

 

Oh I derailed. 

 

Anyways, I just wanted to post a short, set phrase for 한가위 that I just learnt! It’s

“더도말고 덜도말고 늘한가위 같아라~”

 

더: more

덜: less

늘: always

같아: same

 

Putting them together: “Don’t talk (wish) for more or less, just always be like Chuseok!”

Can someone explain to me why this is what people say though? 🙂

[Apply Now] The 18th Book Review Lucky Draw Begins.

OH MY GOD. THIS. THIS WILL HELP ME TREMENDOUSLY. I’ve been looking and hoping for an intermediate guidebook since I wanna try for TOPIK sometime next year.. Even considering going to Korea to see if they have good ones, but this seems just what I need!

twoChois

안녕하세요-

다들 잘 지내셨나요?

한국은 추석 연휴라 시내가 한산해요.

아무튼,

오늘부터 진행되는 열여덟 번째 Lucky Draw도 많은 관심 부탁드려요- >_<

The book is suitable for intermediate learners who are preparing for TOPIK exam.

This book is all written in Korean and contains problem sets for TOPIK.

Book Info.

Complete_TOPIK_Intermediate_cover__32432_1364363173_1280_1280

Complete Guide to the TOPIK_Intermediate
Author : Seoul Korean Language Academy Book page : 224 pages Supplement : 2 Audio CDs

ISBN: 9788959958139(8959958131) Size: 182×257 mm

‘Complete Guide to the TOPIK_Intermediate’ aims to be a perfect preparation book for the TOPIK tests for the intermediate level, which is, a proper standardization of Korean language principles. This book is focused on understanding of the TOPIK through sections divided by question type and receives in-depth explanations of questions from previous TOPIK tests. The book consists of Part 1, 2, and 3 in the order of expression (vocabulary & grammar, writing) and comprehension (listening and…

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BLOOD TYPE – 혈액형

血「ち」について話しましょう~今日のレッスンは血液型「けつえきがた」。あなたの血液型なんでしょう?

나는 A형 이다.

Let’s talk about blood types. What’s yours? I’m A. Do you know about blood types? Koreans, like Japanese people, believe that blood types can tell to a certain extent and account for some of your behaviour and mannerisms. Biological vs socialization vs personal preference. Why do people work so hard to explain why certain behave in a certain manner? Personally, I don’t think you can explain biologically how blood type relates to personality changes, especially with something as subtle as personality and preferences, but a little superstition can be pretty fun.

Blood type may not be directly translated to 피 타이프. BOO. that would make memorizing so much easier. But 혈액형 has a hanja = 血液型  (Xie yi xing) <– if you read chinese, it’s slightly easier? Not really? okay, i didn’t think so either. 😛

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How about Horlick(s) Hyung? Much easier, but just remember it’s hyeol-ek and not actually horlicks. Hahahah

Being a true blue 귀찮니스 (a lethargic, lazy slob who finds everything troublesome), i’m too lazy to actually write up nice long post about blood types. Instead I will lift off people’s hard work and credit them. (No, actually, this post is really interesting, just click to read it on another tab or something)

http://globalvoicesonline.org/2011/08/16/south-korea-blood-type-personality-theory-how-it-works/

According to the theory, people’s ABO blood type is predictive of their personality, temperament, and compatibility with others. The adjectives which best describe the traits of each blood type are as follow: Type A is considerate but shy, B is creative but whimsical, O is sociable but unorganized and AB is rational but calculating.

Looks interesting. Let’s look in detail. I’m A. as for the accuracy of it… I wrote this post unplanned.. hmm… yeah.. the outcome of the situation, MUST BE IN MY FAVOR OF COURSE. nvm if it’s not fair. … Um.. Emotions? People can tell when I’m pissed.

Heh. I guess you can kinda guess how accurate this is going to be.

http://whatsmybloodtype.org/character.html

Personality Characteristics
Type A
 Presence of mind, serious, patient, calm & cool;
• Coherent character, can be relied on & trusted, but stubborn;
• Plan everything out beforehand, and carry out tasks with seriousness and consistency;
• Try to be fair and find the ideal outcome to any situation;
• Tend to keep themselves separate from others, especially those who don’t share their opinions;
• Tend to try and keep their emotions and thoughts hidden from others, and share them only when comfortable.

 

Type B
• Tend to be exceedingly curious about everything;
• Are easily vexed and grow exasperated if things don’t go the way they want them to go;
• Usually have a strong drive to be the best at whatever they set their mind to doing; however, they also tend to neglect other tasks for the sake of whatever they are focusing on;
• Have a hard time multi-tasking;
• Tend to be loners, and keep themselves isolated from others;

 

Type AB
• Usually gentle and emotionally sensative;
• Are very empathetic and careful when dealing with other people, taking care to consider the other point of view;
• Easily become lost in thought;
• Are sometimes looked at as having 2 personalities, because they tend to keep their true selves hidden from strangers;
• They have many friends, but also require time alone.

 

Type O
• Are usually the “cheerleader” of the group;
•Tend to be more followers than leaders, accepting whatever the plan is and going alone with it without protest;
• Very generous and kindhearted;
• Generally well-liked by most people;
• Very flexible, and adapt easily to change;
• They are easily influenced by others, as well as perceived authorities, such as television personalities;
•Generally trustworthy, but can sometimes make mistakes due to lapses of focus.

So what’s the point of me posting this? You might get mad at me at my half assed style of blogging but..

I followed this Blood Type A bot on twitter. 그리고 새로운 단어를 배웠어요.  (You can search twitter for your blood type!)

I learnt a new word for ‘jaywalking’:

CAN YOU FIND IT?

무단횡단! In short, 무단 is like ‘without notice’, 횡단 is like ‘crossing the road’. Crossing the road without notice, haphazardly..

This little Blood Type Botty’s tweeting to say that we should all observe the rules, and not jay walk at pedestrian crossing.  I think BloodType A bot will live happily in Japan. The traffic system in Japan is so accurate, buses, trains arrived at the exact time down to the minute written at the bus stops and laws are strictly observed.

Unlike singapore, whose info system tells me my bus is gonna  arrive in 5 minutes, when in reality it’s like 15.. OTL

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*Unnecessary but obligatory disclaimer: I’m not ACTUALLY that lazy (자기 자랑 타임: I actually am doing exercises with strength lately! AM SO PROUD OF MYSELF. SLOB IS ACTUALLY TRAINING), its just I’m at work, and this is considered .. um. 월급루팡 =.=

[Apply Now] The 17th Korean Study Book Review Lucky Draw Begins.

Heard plenty of good things about twochois, and initially hesitated about joining, but decided I would! Basic grammar foundation is one of my weaker points, along with writing, a workbook would do me plenty of help!

twoChois

안녕하세요-

다들 잘 지내셨나요?

제16 회 Lucky Draw에 많은 관심을 보내주셔서 감사합니다.

서울은 완연한 가을 날씨입니다.

어제, 오늘 가을비가 내리고 있어요.

오늘부터 진행되는 열일곱 번째 Lucky Draw도 많은 관심 부탁드려요- >_<

This book is suitable for upper elementary level learners who has Sogang Korean 2A Student’s book.

We’ve been thinking whether it is right or wrong only giving workbook but we decided to try.

Please remind that student’s book is not included.

Book Info.

서강한국어 2A workbook

[서강 한국어] New Sogang Korean 2A Workbook

274 Pages | 188*254mm ㅣ Textbook + CD

This new Sogang Korean series is an updated version of its predecessor with the following changes:

– new Grammar textbook
– Information on social and cultural context updated and modernized
– New illustrations and more effective layout
– Complete guide for Korean language learning, covering grammar, reading, speaking, listening and writing

The objective of this book is to assist readers to improve…

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BATANG씨 누구세요?

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BELATED POST. Hehe

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Doesn’t Batang sound all exotic like some south east asian Batam holiday? Batang.

 

B . A . T . A . N . G

 

Aesthetically not quite as pleasing as C H O C O L A T E but still a strong contender? What am I talking about?? Batang! Batangbatangbatang..

 

This is probably not Batang. This is probably… oh this is Museo. But Batang

BatangSample_5337 Batang

 

Why batang?

Just something that randomly caught my eye. I always imagined Batang to be that kid in the back of the class who says nothing and looks plain. That’s because I wasn’t introduced into the land of Korean font yet. In Korean it’s really pretty!

 

What does Batang mean? From Naver:

결혼 생활의 바탕은 신뢰와 존경이다

The foundation[basisof a marriage is trust and respect.예문 발음듣기

그 영화는 실화에 바탕을 두고 있다

The movie is based on a true story예문 발음듣기

그녀는 검정 바탕에 꽃무늬가 있는 치마를 입고 있었다

She was wearing a black skirt with a floral pattern예문 발음듣기

  • 3.(타고난 성질) nature   

그는 바탕이 좋은 사람이다

He is a man of good nature예문 발음듣기

그가 바탕이 나쁜 사람은 아니다

He is not a bad person at heart예문 발음듣기

Mr Batang is someone who has a honest nature, someone brought up with good foundation despite a humble background. Although he looks plain among his english pals, he’s fluent and skilled in Korean!

Hopefully you will make friends with Batang ssi and use him often while writing in Korean!