King Sejong the Great

The Korean Alphabet and Language

Hangeul is the Korean alphabet and language. In the past, the Korean people used Chinese characters because they did not have their own alphabet. Chinese was hard to learn so most people could not read or write. King Sejong the Great worried about this. He wanted to help his people so he made Hangeul... Read more»


Korean Traditional Clothing

Traditional Clothing

Korea's traditional clothing is called hanbok. Hanbok consists of a top and bottom. Men wear a jacket and pants. The jacket is called jeogori and the pants... Read more»


Kimchi Soup

Korean Food Culture, Kimchi

You cannot discuss the Korean tradition diet without mentioning fermentation. Fermented foods and drinks such as wine, cheese and yogurt are of relative importance in Western society, but to Koreans... Read more»


Korean Holidays

Korean Traditional Holidays

Seollal and Chuseok are the two biggest traditional holidays in Korea. Falling on the first day of the lunar new year, Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day) is mainly an occasion for praying for peace and prosperity... Read more»


Korean National Flag

Korean National Flag

The Korean national flag is called Taegeukgi. The Taegeukgi consists of a white background with the taegeuk circle in the center surrounded by four different trigrams, one in each corner. The white background of the flag... Read more»


Do's and Don'ts in Korea

Do's and Don'ts in Korea

Do learn about Korea, its people, its culture and its history as much as you can, before you actually go there... Read more»


Writing Korean Tutorial

Writing Korean

Before you begin learning the Korean language, you should take some time to learn writing Korean. Hangeul has 24 letters. It consists of 14 consonants and 10 vowels. These consonants and vowels are similar to those in the English alphabet like b, f, t and a, e, i, o, u. Hangeul is easy to learn because... Read more»


Korean Grammar

Korean Grammar

One of the main purpose of this site is to provide free Korean Grammar lessons to non-Korean speakers... Read more»


Korean Traditional Houses

Korean Traditional Houses

Korean people in the past lived in giwajib or a chogajip. A giwajib is a tile-roofed house and a chogajip is a straw-roofed... Read more»


Korean Useful Phrases

Korean Phrases

A collection of useful Korean phrases to help travelers learn and speak the Korean language. Each phrase has 3 components: English phrase, translation in Korean, and pronunciation in Romanized characters... Read more»


Map of South Korea

Map of South Korea

Do you know where South Korea is located? Many of you may already know that Korea is in Asia. Let me tell you its exact location. Korea is in northeastern Asia. Korea lies between China and Japan... Read more»


Working Hours in Korea

Working Hours in Korea

The official working hours are from 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. This is strictly observed in government offices. However some Korean companies start at 8:30 A.M. and close at 6:30 P.M. Most private offices, and all government establishments are open on Saturday morning... Read more»





Korean Vocabulary

Korean Vocabulary

For those of you who really wish to learn the Korean language, you need to learn more Korean words... Read more»



Korean Currency

Korean Currency

Every country has its own currency, which means it has its own money. The Korean currency is called won. There are four kinds of paper bills and six kinds of coins in Korea... Read more»


How to used Chopsticks

How to Used Chopsticks

There are two sticks to hold. Make sure that the sticks are on equal levels when you hold them. First, hold one stick in the soft spot between your thumb and the forefinger. Then hold the second... Read more»