I speak a very small level of Korean - enough to engage in commercial transactions (especially in restaurants) but not political theorizing. When we go to Korean restaurants, I try to use my 한글 so that I'm as clear as possible.
My husband and I don't eat meat. We do eat fish, but not shellfish - but no chicken, pork, beef or otherwise. (Insert quote from My Big Fat Greek Wedding
here.) Husband likes to order 돌솥 비빔밥 in Korean restaurants (as do I!) but the past few times we've done so, we end up with a dish containing ground beef, despite my protestations.
Here is what I say: 그는 고기를 먹지 않는다. I thought that would do it - AFAIK, it means, "he don't eat no meat."
Tell me what I'm saying wrong and what I should say to avoid this issue!
posted by mccn
on Apr 23, 2013 -
Watched a TV show yesterday about the Korean war. After watching my interest in the Korean war raised, I realised how little I actually knew. I'm keen to find further details about this conflict. Can anyone recommend any books about the conflict??, or any websites that are notable (I've read the Wiki page, but want to know more)
posted by maxmix
on Mar 18, 2013 -
I'm interested in Korean pop culture: K-pop, K-drama, K-film. I've seen previous questions about specific recommendations if music and movies. I am checking those out. There is so much material, I'm trying to get a broader perspective. [more inside]
posted by gimletbiggles
on Mar 12, 2013 -
My 3yo son memorized a song from a cartoon
on Youtube. He walks around the house singing it all day. We think the song might be Korean, but we're not sure. Is he using actual words or just making sounds? (apologies if this is wildly offensive, my wife and I are just curious).
posted by ColdChef
on Mar 1, 2013 -
What does this Korean localized WinXP error dialogue say and how can I fix it (optional). [more inside]
posted by roue
on Feb 6, 2013 -
Korean culture filter: Are you familiar with Korean culture from 30 years ago? Can you tell me if these experiences were normal in terms of the social culture at that time? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 27, 2012 -
Can you give me some resources and tips for improving fluency in a language I can speak, but not speak well? [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz
on Aug 27, 2012 -
I've been enjoying eating at restaurants in LA's Koreatown that cater to a mostly Korean crowd. Please help me figure out how eat politely, or at least not rudely. [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus
on Aug 25, 2012 -
I would like to offer some of the nicer hand-me-downs from my daughter's collection of clothes and toys to a friend in my department who has a daughter a few years younger. She and her husband are both Korean, and I want to make sure there is not a cultural issue that makes used things somehow weird or icky. [more inside]
posted by pantarei70
on Jul 28, 2012 -
CookingFilter: I've been making a bunch of Asian fusion dishes lately and I don't think I've ever been satisfied with a component crucial to my understanding of food: the cheese! [more inside]
posted by dubusadus
on Jul 3, 2012 -
Why are Korean (melo)dramas so obsessed with first love being your one, true love which can never be changed? [more inside]
posted by lesbiassparrow
on Jun 14, 2012 -
What are some recent (last ten year or so) Korean film that's worth watching? [more inside]
posted by Carius
on Jun 13, 2012 -
How do I get that soft, chewy consistency to the rice I make at home? I'm thinking about the consistency of the rice in bibimbap - or to get really specific, the rice at Astor Mediterranean
in Washington, DC. [more inside]
posted by lunasol
on Jun 11, 2012 -
Translation quickie (Korean): I have a cute card
; I'd like to know what it says before I do anything embarassing with it. Please & thanks.
posted by whatzit
on Mar 28, 2012 -
When I visited my brother in Korea, I fell in love with Maekgeolli. I liked the crisper, almost tart stuff, with more carbonation. Now I'm trying to buy it in Korean markets here in LA, and while they've got a lot of it, I can't seem to navigate the varieties. [more inside]
posted by klangklangston
on Jan 27, 2012 -
Help me find one of those Korean barbecue places where they let you cook your own food! (Downtown San Francisco) [more inside]
posted by ambulatorybird
on Jan 23, 2012 -
Are there any stores in the Toronto area that carry modern Korean clothes for men? Clothes like this
, the stuff that gets carried in the South Korean equivalents of H&M. Is there anywhere in the GTA to get these? [more inside]
posted by Jairus
on Nov 10, 2011 -
How can I order a gat
(a hat worn by ancient Korean scholars) and get it shipped to England? I'm in the US.
I'm looking to spend under $50 total. It doesn't have to be of the highest quality - it's a bit of a gag gift.
posted by ignignokt
on Nov 9, 2011 -
Which entertaining Korean-language podcasts intended for native speakers can best help a Korean-learner improve his listening skills? [more inside]
posted by colinmarshall
on Oct 4, 2011 -
In Korean, the words for 'mom' and 'dad', respectively, are umma and appa. In Hebrew (maybe other Semitic languages, too), they are ima and abba. Is there a link between Korean (maybe other east Asian languages?) and the Semitic languages?
posted by KingoftheWhales
on Sep 22, 2011 -
How can I actually learn to speak Korean? I have a few materials, but they're not hitting the spot for me. Or I need to do something else with them. [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied
on Sep 21, 2011 -
Longshot Music Filter: Please help me identify this (asian?) song from this short, poor quality recording. [more inside]
posted by forforf
on Sep 10, 2011 -
Recommend me a Korean speaking tattoo artist in NYC or nearby please? [more inside]
posted by Iteki
on Jun 18, 2011 -
I'd like to get some ready-made kimchi in a jar to enjoy at home but haven't been able to find a source - where can I buy a jar of kimchi in (central) London? [more inside]
posted by ChristopherS
on Mar 20, 2011 -
KoreanLanguageFilter: Would magnetic poetry work in Korean? I want to make a set as a Valentine's Day gift with Korean and English words. [more inside]
posted by dammitjim
on Feb 8, 2011 -
Recently, I saw "I Saw the Devil" and "The Man From Nowhere" and I loved both. What are some similar Korean movies with the same level of intensity?
posted by fizzzzzzzzzzzy
on Jan 31, 2011 -
My mom wants to play [the Korean card game] Go Stop online for free but doesn't have a KSSN. What are her options besides HeyKorea? [more inside]
posted by carpyful
on Jan 16, 2011 -
what does the text in this image
of a fat asian baby in a bee costume with a bucket say? bonus question: where is the image from?
posted by lia
on Jan 12, 2011 -
My father-in-law, who is 81, was stationed at Ft. Gordon in Georgia in 1951, as part of the signal corps. He has charged me with finding out anything I can about the segregated troops during the period. [more inside]
posted by mecran01
on Dec 31, 2010 -
I'm looking for resources that document the matching Korean grammar rules for Japanese grammar patterns and vice versa.
For example: ～ている = ~고 있다; は＝은・는, が＝이・가 (for the most part, right?) [more inside]
posted by qvinx
on Nov 19, 2010 -
Hi, I need some help identifying a song.
It was a slow Korean R&B song by a male solo artist. I don't remember much about it, I think there was a sole electric keyboard at the start playing a simple accompaniment. (not sure though)
I know it is vague, but if you post some songs, I will try to lead you into a more specific direction.
posted by bboylawson
on Sep 11, 2010 -
Please help me find similar pronunciations of profanity and non-profanity for my Korean class e.g., "beach" and "NSFW" [more inside]
posted by Knigel
on Aug 17, 2010 -
Who sings the K-pop song that's basically just a list of Korean foods (samgyeopsal, bossam, jjimgalbi, et al.) with the refrain of "Mashita, mashita" ("delicious, delicious")? [more inside]
posted by bardic
on Jun 24, 2010 -
Do you know of a decent free/cheap Korean-English/English-Korean offline dictionary for Mac OSX 10.6? [more inside]
posted by smorange
on Apr 24, 2010 -
My mom is nearing 60 and is thinking about going back to her home country to travel alone. I'm all for it but it also worries the heck out of me! I wonder if there are any "older" korean women travel groups that she might be able to hook up with...and what the pros/cons are. Are there any places out there that she should particularly stay away from? I could just be overprotective here... but would love to hear any input about solo/group traveling in / around korea and whether there are any travel groups for older women. :) TIA!!!
posted by Jujee
on Oct 26, 2009 -