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An Illustrated Guide to Korean

An Illustrated Guide to Korean
  • Author : Chad Meyer and Kim Moon-jung
  • Publisher : Seoul Selection
  • Pub. Date : Sep 2013
  • Cover : Soft Cover
  • Dimensions (in inches) : 6.02 x 8.27 x 0.51
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN : 9781624120138

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  • Contents

     

    FOREWORD

    A Note Regarding the Korean Romanization Method

     

    1. Essential Expressions

    First Meetings & Introductions

    Everyday Greetings

    Gratitude & Apologies

    Accepting & Rejecting

    Comprehension & Asking Again

    Feelings

    Talking on the Phone

     

    2. SMALL TALK & MAKING FRIENDS

    Overview: Tenses

    Describe Yourself

    Getting to Know Each Other

    Small Talk

    Making Plans

    *Illustrated Dictionary: Countries, Nationalities, Family

    *Fun and Practical Korean Culture Tips: Slang & Colloquialisms

     

    3. ASKING FOR DIRECTIONS & USING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

    Overview: Public Transportation System

    Asking for Directions

    Buses & Taxis

    Subways & Trains

    Airports & Air Travel

    *Illustrated Dictionary: Directions, Subways, Trains, Air Travel

    *Fun and Practical Korean Culture Tips: T-money Card & Proxy Driver

     

    4. FOOD & RESTAURANTS

    Overview: Places to Eat & Eating Etiquette

    Arriving at the Restaurant & Ordering Food

    Making Complaints & Paying the Bill

    Coffee Shops & Teahouses

    Making Reservations & Ordering Takeout

    *Dictionary with Photos: Korean Food

    *Illustrated Dictionary: Coffee & Korean Tea

    *Fun and Practical Korean Culture Tips: Street Food

     

    5. PREPARING FOR LIFE IN KOREA

    Overview: Your Alien Registration Card

    Renting a House

    Banking & Foreign Exchange

    Credit Cards

    Signing Up for a Cellphone

    *Illustrated Dictionary:

    Kinds of Houses, Renting a House, Banking, Foreign Exchange, Credit Cards, Cellphones, Utility Payments

    *Fun and Practical Korean Culture Tips: Gosiwon

     

    6. ENTERTAINMENT & LEISURE

    Overview: Five Things to Do Before Leaving Korea

    Movies & Performances

    Singing Rooms

    Going for a Drink & Drinking Etiquette

    Gyms

    Taking a Vacation

    Tours

    *Illustrated Dictionary: Movie Theaters, Singing Rooms, Gyms,

    Vacation, Hiking, Winter Sports, Liquor

    *Fun and Practical Korean Culture Tips: Public Bath & Jjimjilbangs

     

    7. SHOPPING

    Overview: Types of Shops & Basic Expressions

    Shopping

    At the Cash Register

    Exchanges & Refunds

    *Illustrated Dictionary: General Shopping, Clothing, Accessories,

    Shoes, Groceries, Receipts

    *Fun and Practical Korean Culture Tips: Delivery Service

     

    8. AT THE WORKPLACE

    Overview: Work Visas

    Daily Conversations in the Office

    Office Work

    Excuses & Apologies

    Occupations

    *Illustrated Dictionary: Occupations, Seniority, Departments

    *Fun and Practical Korean Culture Tips: Weddings & Funerals

     

    9. PLACES

    Overview: Types of Places & Basic Expressions

    Hospitals & Pharmacies

    Police Stations

    Hair Salons & Barbershops

    Laundry & Alterations

    Hotels

    *Illustrated Dictionary: Parts of the Body, Symptoms,

    Taking Medicine, Hair Salons, Barbershops, Hairstyles

    *Fun and Practical Korean Culture Tips: Fortunetellers

     

    10. DRIVING

    Overview: Driver’s License

    Gas Station & Car Repairs

    Parking

    Car Accidents & Car Insurance

     

    *Illustrated Dictionary:

    Road, Car Parts, Gas Station, Auto Repair Shop, Parking

    *Fun and Practical Korean Culture Tips: Passenger Seating & Street Parking

     

  • Press Release
  • Chad Meyer is an American with BS degrees in computer science, electrical engineering, and math, as well as several years’ experience teaching in the New York area. Kim Moon-jung is a Korean who majored in art before going to study graphic design in the US, where she also worked for a newspaper. Chad and Moon-jung fell in love and got married, and following a number of visits to Korea, they ended up relocating to Seoul in 2007.

    Chad’s deep interest in Korean culture led him to contribute articles about Korean food to the English-language daily the Korea Times. Since 2008, Chad and Moon-jung have been writing the Easy to Learn Korean series for the Korea Times. The series features easy and useful Korean expressions that can be put to use in one’s everyday life, charming illustrations that aid comprehension, and interesting tips about Korean culture, making it one of the paper’s most popular sections. Now, the series is being published in book form under the title An Illustrated Guide to Korean: Essential Words and Phrases, ideal for foreigners looking for an easier, more entertaining way to learn Korean. This book organizes material from the series into themes and adds even more fascinating tips about Korean culture.

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