Korean for K-Pop and K-Drama Fans (9780804853705)

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Tuttle Publishing
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full-color illustrations throughout
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5 1/2 X 8

A super-cute, full-color pheasebook covering all situations you are likely to encounter in Korea!

Essential phrases for every situation — whether watching your favorite K-drama series, catching up on the latest K-Pop news, hanging out with your friends, dealing with your boss, posting on social media, meeting the love of your life or recovering from a broken heart.

Each chapter presents a range of short conversations of the type you might have with a friend, with vocabulary lists and key grammar tips. Each conversation is presented in Korean Hangul script as well as romanized Korean and English. Online audio recordings by native speakers make it easy to practice the conversations and improve your Korean pronunciation!

Korean for K-Pop and K-Drama Fans is packed with language that you actually use in real life. Fun and useful phrases include:
  • Pandora's new song is an All-Kill!
  • She's so awesomely charismatic
  • I got a ton of followers on my YouTube channel
  • Online shopping is my downfall
  • I drank 5 bomb shots
  • I acted like a total idiot
  • U so cute!
  • You and your girlfriend are just so cringe!
  • Is there something going on between Jiyoung and Junha?
  • Your new jeans are fantabulous!
  • You dumb-ass
  • OMG, no way!
  • My hubby's on a biz trip

Whether you're looking to expand your knowledge of Korean, or just a K-pop and K-drama fan, this book contains a treasure trove of useful language.

About the Author:
Soohee Kim received her Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Washington, where she taught Korean language, culture and linguistics for 17 years. She enjoys learning new languages, some of which include Lushootseed and Italian. She is the author of Korean Flash Cards and the lead author of the Korean textbooks You Speak Korean!; Easy Korean; and Korean Hangul for Beginners

Emily Curtis holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics and an Ed.D. from the University of Washington. She teaches courses in general linguistics, phonology and morphology at Western Washington University and is a consultant in intercultural communication and language pedagogy. Her research interests are in phonology, heritage language and metalinguistic awareness. She has studied French, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish and Lushootseed and is the co-author of the Korean textbook series You Speak Korean! as well as Easy Korean and Korean Hangul for Beginners.