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농악 – Nongak, community band music, dance and rituals in the Republic of Korea

농악 – Nongak, community band music, dance and rituals in the Republic of Korea

[Source: http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/RL/00717] – for more pictures, please visit UNESCO website. Description Weeding-rice-paddy Pungjang of Hwanggeum-ri, Damyang – People sing and play nongak to work in tune with others when seedling and weeding rice paddies. © 2007 by Kim Hyeo-jeong Nongak is a popular performing art derived from communal rites and rustic entertainments. It has evolved intoRead more about 농악 – Nongak, community band music, dance and rituals in the Republic of Korea[…]

[Learning Korean] 좋은 시간 보내세요!

[Learning Korean] 좋은 시간 보내세요!

좋은 시간 보내세요 [joh-oon shee-gahn boh-neh-seh-yoh]! 좋은 – [joh-oon] means “good” or “nice”; it’s an adjective, and this form is used only in front of noun, as a modifier. 시간 – [shee-gahn] means “time” or “hour” and it’s a noun. 보내세요 – [boh-neh-seh-yoh] means “to spend (time)” in predicative form. So, once these words areRead more about [Learning Korean] 좋은 시간 보내세요![…]

Gender Gap: US, Korea, China, Japan, and India

Gender Gap: US, Korea, China, Japan, and India

Korea Rep. (117) improved over 2013. Its overall rank, however, has decreased due to the introduction of Liberia in the ranking and due to bigger improvements mostly from Nepal and Qatar. Korea Rep. ranks below average (124th) on the Economic Participation and Opportunity subindex and 103rd on the Educational Attainment subindex. On Health and Survival,Read more about Gender Gap: US, Korea, China, Japan, and India[…]

[Learning Korean] 괜찮아요.

[Learning Korean] 괜찮아요.

괜찮아요. [gwen-chah-nah-yoh] – It’s (or I’m) okay. or It’s (I’m) all right. 괜찮습니다. [gwen-chahn-soom-nee-dah] – (a little more respectful version) 괜찮아요? [gwen-chah-nah-yoh?] – Is it okay? Are you okay? 괜찮습니까? [gwen-chahn-soom-nee-ggah?] – (a little more respectful version) “It’s okay.” in Korean language could be either an affirmative answer showing it’s or you’re really okay, or justRead more about [Learning Korean] 괜찮아요.[…]