Category Archives: Korea News

Korean Language (한국어/조선말) Language Of {Kpop}

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Posted: Tuesday November 7, 2017 @2:10 a.m PST

The Korean language (한국어/조선말) is the official and national language of both Koreas: the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) and the Republic of Korea (South Korea), with different standardized official forms used in each territory. It is also one of the two official languages in the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture and Changbai Korean Autonomous County of the People’s Republic of China. Approximately 80 million people worldwide speak Korean. According to, Wikipedia


The core of the Korean vocabulary is made up of native Korean words. A significant proportion of the vocabulary, especially words that denote abstract ideas, are Sino-Korean wordseither

The exact proportion of Sino-Korean vocabulary is a matter of debate. Sohn (2001) stated 50–60%.[39] Later, the same author (2006, p. 5) gives an even higher estimate of 65%. Jeong Jae-do, one of the compilers of the dictionary Urimal Keun Sajeon, asserts that the proportion is not so high. He points out that Korean dictionaries compiled during the colonial period include many unused Sino-Korean words. In his estimation, the proportion of native Korean vocabulary in the Korean language might be as high as 70%. According to, Wikipedia.



10 Korean Phrases You Should Learn Before Visiting Korea

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Posted: Friday October 31, 2014 @ 6:16 p.m PST


Visiting Korea


1. 안녕하세요 (annyeonghaseyo) – Hello

The most basic thing you can say as a conversation starter is “hello.” Even if you don’t know how to strike up a full conversation with someone, it’s always useful to say hello when you’re entering a store or a restaurant.


2.  합니다 (joe-song-ham-ni-da) – Sorry

Not used to the way things work in Korea? In a rush and accidentally bump into someone? You can never go wrong with a simple “I’m sorry” if you’re ever stuck in an unfavorable situation.


3. 주세요 (ju-se-yo)  – Please/Please give me

When you’re asking someone in the store for something or ordering something on menu, say “juseyo” at the end of whatever you want and you’ll be sure to get it.


4. 반갑습니다 (ban-gap-sum-ni-da) – Nice to meet you

After striking up a conversation with someone after saying hello, it is polite to continue with, “nice to meet you” before you say anything else.


5. 잠시만요 (jam-shi-man-yo) – Give me a second/Hold on

Busy with a task while someone is bothering you to answer their question? To get them to stop talking for a moment tell them “jamshimanyo” which is equivalent to “hold on” or “give me a second.”


6. 감사합니다 (kam-sa-ham-ni-da) – Thank you

Just like in other countries, once someone does a favor for you, you must say “kamsahamnida” which is the formal method of saying “thank you.”


7.어디예요 (o-di-ye-yo) – Where is it

If you ever get lost in Korea and you’re looking for a specific place and you don’t know how to get there, don’t be afraid to ask someone where it is. Simple say the place or thing you are looking for, followed by “odiyeyo.” If you’re looking for Namsan Tower you would say “Namsan Tower + odiyeyo.”


8. 얼마예요(ol-ma-ye-yo) – How much is it

Similarly, if you’re looking to buy something but there’s no price tag on the object, simply say the name of the object followed by “olmayeyo” to ask how much it costs.


9. 이것 (i-geot) – This

When you don’t know how to read something on the menu but you like the picture that you see, you can still point out what you want. When you point out something specifically you say “i-geot” which means “this.”


10. 한국말 잘 못해요 (han-guk-mal jal mot-hae-yo) – My Korean isn’t very good.

Finally, if you ever feel like you will struggle to remember all these phrases, if someone approaches you to ask a question you can simply say, “han-guk-mal jal mot-hae-yo” which means “My Korean isn’t very good.” People in Korea study English in school so there is a chance that they will try to speak to in English instead.


Disgusting Evil Korean Man Slapping a High School Boy For No Apparent Reason {Video}

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Media: Koreaboo

Posted: Tuesday September 16, 2014 @6:23 p.m PST


A disgusting video of a Korean man slapping a high school boy has been going viral across Korea, for it’s shocking footage.

In the video, it’s clear that the man is slapping the student for no apparent reason. Starting from slapping him in the face, he begins to smack him back and forth as the video goes forth.

An unidentified person attempts to stop the man, but has a hard time due to the mans sheer force.

Check out the video below:


Song Gayeon “Roommate” Has Lost (13 lbs) In Two Weeks

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Source: Koreaboo – ReviewStar, HeraldPOP, SportsSeoul, SSTV

Media: Koreaboo – ReviewStar, HeraldPOP, SportsSeoul, SSTV

Posted: Wednesday August 13, 2014 @ 7:05 p.m PST


In preparation for the upcoming “ROAD FC 017” competition, “Roommate” Gayeon has revealed that she lost 6 kg (13 lbs) in two weeks!

With only 4 days left till her big debut competition, Song Gayeon has been buckling down. Planning on entering in the 47.5kg, she has been on a strict diet that reduces the fat in her body. On the 13th of August Gayeon revealed her diet meal plans, saying that she’s been eating a 9:7:3 proportions of carbohydrates, protein, and fat.



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Yoo Byungeun {Sewol Ferry Owner} Might Be Dead

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Source:Koreaboo –  Korea Herald

Media: Koreaboo –  Korea Herald

Posted: Monday July 21, 2014 @ 5:34 p.m PST


South Korea’s National Forensic Service is currently conducting a DNA test on a body, which is believed to belong to Sewol ferry owner, Yoo Byungeun.

Investigators revealed that the body was discovered on June 12th at a plum field, and is an approximate match to 73-year-old brother of the runaway owner. Yoo byungil, the older brother, was taken into custody for allegedly pocketing funds from affiliates of the ferry operating company.

The owner of the plum farm allegedly notified a police station of the body in early June, and although the body was delivered to a hospital, hair from the body was left on the field for over a month. Police were then unable to verify the identity due to heavy decay.

Some netizens have shown their displeasure at how the case is being handled due to police not securing the body immediately after being discovered in June.

Prosecutors, who issued another arrest warrant after the first expired on Monday, were allegedly only informed that the body discovered could be Yoo Byungeun afterwards.

Investigators also allegedly told the plum farm owner that the body seemed to be an ordinary homeless person.

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Jang Yoonjung and Do Kyunghwan & Baby To Leave KBS2’s “Superman is Back” August 20, 2014

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Source:Koreaboo –  TV Report

Media:Koreaboo –  TV Report

Posted:Wednesday July 16, 2014 @ 6:27 p.m PST


Jang Yoonjung and Do Kyunghwan will be leaving KBS2’s “Superman is Back” on the 10th of August.


According to a representative of the show, the couple have completed filming their 8 episodes for the show on the 16th, and thus their last episode will be aired on the 10th of August.

The couple’s sections during the show had shown the audience an glimpse of what it was like to be expecting a baby, in which the episode aired on the 6th of July even showed the audience how their first born child was born.

The sounds of Jang Yoonjung going through labor were all broadcast, in which her husband, Do Kyunghwan, was shown nervously waiting outside.

Upon hearing the nurse telling him to come in, Do Kyunghwan and Jang Yoonjung both cried tears of joy upon seeing their baby for the first time, thus deeply moving the audience.

With the audience having grown attached to the couple in this way, many netizens are sure to miss this couple and the moving episodes they have always aired.



“Infinity Challenge” {Korean Variety Program} July 12th at 6:25pm KST

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Source:Koreaboo – TVReport

Media: Koreaboo – TVReport

Posted: Wednesday July 9, 2014 @6:02 p.m PST


Yoo Jaesuk showed tears for the Korean Speed Festival (KSF) after being unable to complete the race.


For this upcoming broadcast of MBC’s popular variety program, “Infinity Challenge”, on the July 12th, it was revealed that the members showed tears during their racing debut.

In February, the “Infinity Challenge” members were challenged for a “Speed Racer” special. After practicing for 5 months, Yoo Jaesuk, Jung Joonha, No Hongchul, and Haha were chosen as the final members to appear at the KSF.

However, despite their strong intentions of wanting to do well during the race, the members could not show their true skills due to some unexpected accidents and incidents. Yoo Jaesuk showed extreme regret, with swollen eyes that reflected the tears he shed.

Make sure to watch this week’s episode of “Infinity Challenge”, which will be broadcasted on Saturday, July 12th at 6:25pm KST.


Baekhyun {Kpop EXO} Regarding His Relationship With Taeyeon {SNSD’s Leader}

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Media: Koreaboo

Posted: Sunday June 29, 2014 @ 8:05 a.m PST


Baekhyun finally spoke up regarding his relationship with SNSD’s leader Taeyeon.

Ever since it has been reported that EXO’s Baekhyun and SNSD’s Taeyeon have been dating, the majority of fans have responded negatively to the event.

The reason is not because the two are in a relationship, but because of their secret messaging through such social media as Instagram, when fans believed it was specifically for fan service.

From fans calling Baekhyun a traitor on ”Inkigayo” to Taeyeon approaching a fan to apologize through tears, some netizens have commented that SONEs’ and EXO fans’ behaviors are going too far.

Taeyeon has apologized via Instagram, and stayed true to her apologetic feelings even in public.

Now, a week later, Baekhyun too has spoken up to his fans.



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G.NA, Park Eunji, Kang Ye Bin {Korean Stars} Kang Ye Bin, Park Eunji and G.NA Best Breast, Leg shapes Perfect Abs

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Posted: Sunday May 25, 2014 @ 7:37 a.m PST



Kang Ye Bin, Park Eunji and G.NA unveiled their confident body pictorials.  Kang Ye Bin, Park Eunji and G.NA have been selected as the stars, who have the best breast, leg shapes along with perfect abs


EXO {Kpop} To Continue As 11 Members Without Kris

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Source:Koreaboo – Osen

Media: Koreaboo – Osen

Posted: May 21, 2014 @ 9:30 p.m PST


SM Entertainment has revealed that EXO will continue as a group of 11 at their first solo concert, “EXO FROM. EXOPLANET #1 – THE LOST PLANET”

In a statement to media, SM Entertainment revealed that EXO will be performing as 11, without Kris. Their concert starts in Seoul Olympic Gymnasium on May 23rd.

In the statement, SM Entertainment said, “The 11 members are trying their best to create a perfect concert to meet their fans’ anticipation. We promise  to bring the best performance and hope to satisfy expectations. We ask for your support and encouragement!”

When asked about Kris’s response to SM Entertainment requesting his return to Korea, the representative revealed, “Following the lawsuit, we have still not been able to get in contact with Kris and his lawyer has not responded to any request of [Kris] attendance. Because all aspects of the concert had to be suddenly adjusted to fit 11 members, everyone is in a difficult situation but are working their hardest.”

The 11 members of EXO have also released a video of them promoting their concert.


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Park Yoochun {JYJ} First Individual Fan Meeting June 4, 2014

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Source:Koreaboo – Osen

Media: Koreaboo – Osen

Posted: Wednesday May 14, 2014 @ 9:34 p.m PST



JYJ member and actor, Park Yoochun, will be having his first individual fan meeting on the 4th of June at Ilsan’s Kintex in celebration of his birthday.

Ticketing for the fan meeting began on the 14th through Interpark, however all seats were completely sold out within just 15 minutes.

Park Yoochun expressed that he had never been able to really interact with his fans ever since he started acting in several dramas, and thus holding a fan meeting with his fans and celebrating his birthday with them would be ideal.

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Source: Osen

Lee Minho and Park Shinhye {Lotte Duty Free} Public Appearance

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Source: KoreabooSports Donga

Media: Koreaboo – Sports Donga

Posted: Sunday April 20, 2014 @ 2:35 p.m PST



Despite recent cancellations of promotions and other public commitments from local celebrities in respect of the Sewol Ferry incident, Lee Minho and Park Shinhye decided to push through for the event organised by Lotte Duty Free.

On April 18th, a representative from Lotte Duty Free explained that they have decided to have continue with the commitment after holding a lengthy discussion with its respective agencies. The event continued as planned as majority of the guests were foreigners who have travel plans booked for South Korea. At least 10,000 foreign guests were scheduled to attend the event and sudden cancellations were inevitable.

However, to show respect for the mourning nation, Lotte Duty Free made changes to the program, allowing it to be more solemn.

Lotte Duty Free also cancelled two succeeding dates originally scheduled for the events and only held one set today.

South Korea is currently mourning for the 268 passengers who remain missing after a ferry capsized and sank off the shore of South Korea last Wednesday. Since then, most broadcasting agencies postponed the airing of various entertainment programs, whilst most celebrities cancelling most fan events, promotions and more.

Source: Sports Donga

“The Sewol Ship” Carrying Ansan’s Danwon High School Student Saddened By Everyone Including K-Pop

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Source: koreaboo

Posted: Wednesday April 16, 2014 @ 7:20 p.m PST



A truly devastating and horrible event has held the attention of everyone in Korea, including K-Pop.

The ‘Sewol’ ship, which had been carrying 459 people on board, with 358 of them being Ansan’s Danwon High School students on a camping trip to Jeju Island, hit a coral reef in the middle of the ocean, causing the ship to completely capsize within just 2 hours.

Currently, the death toll is at 5, in which 3 have been confirmed to be students on the camping trip. Approximately 280 people are still missing and only around 175 people have been saved.

Due to this deeply saddening event, almost every television program and film release event in Korea had been cancelled or delayed, as well as the schedules and special events of several K-Pop artists, as everyone is grieving and mourning for all the losses.

South Koreans Getting Killed

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Posted: Sunday April 13, 2014 @ 2:14 p.m PST


“The ROK government will keep working closely with the Philippine side in this regard,” said Cho in a press briefing held in Seoul last Thursday. A transcript of his remarks was posted in the official South Korean foreign ministry website.

The 21-year-old female South Korean college student was found dead Tuesday after being abducted in Pasay City on March 3 while on her way to meet a friend. Her decomposing body was reportedly found in the hideout of her abductors.

On April 6, a 45-year-old South Korean businessman was fatally shot while eating dinner with his family at an outdoor restaurant in Angeles City by an unknown gunman who escaped on a motorcycle.

Last February, a 65-year-old Korean tourist was also fatally shot in Angeles City by unidentified assailants. That same month, a South Korean was found dead on a highway near Benguet.

Last year, 12 Koreans were killed but no suspects have been taken into custody.

Since 2009, there have been 40 Koreans killed in the Philippines. Between 2009 and 2013, 44 percent of some 160 murder cases of Korean nationals abroad occurred in the Philippines, according to the foreign ministry.

“The Philippine’s criminal system is weak, and, without exception, the number of crimes and killings of visitors is rising for Chinese, Japanese and Americans alike. Each visitor should stay vigilant,” the ministry said.

Kim Sungryung Would Like To Date Lee Min Ho

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Source: Koreaboo – Osen


Posted: Wednesday March 19, 2014 @ 9:18 p.m PST





Actress Kim Sungryung was asked on SBS’s “One Night of TV Entertainment” which male actor was closest to her ideal type of man.

She answered that she would like to date Lee Minho, but marry Hyun Bin. She also revealed a funny episode she had with Hyun Bin, where she jokingly attempted the “foam kiss” scene from the drama “Secret Garden”.

Instead of drinking cuppaccino and getting the foam on her upper lip, she tried it with beer. Seeing Kim Sungryung with beer foam on her upper lip, Hyun Bin had apparently laughed a lot.

Who is the Korean actor that is closest to your description of your ideal partner?

Source: Osen

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NS Yoon-G “Yasisi” {“Erotic” or “Loud”} April 1, 2014

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Media: Koreaboo

Posted: Tuesday March 18, 2014 @ 5:00 a.m PST



On March 18th, it was announced that she will be coming back with a new mini-album tentatively named “Yasisi” on April 1st, followed by full-scale promotions.

On the said teaser photo, Yoon-G was featured in a white bathing suit, showing off her dazzling and fit appearance.

The title track “Yasisi” which means “Erotic” or “Loud”  is described to be retro, hiphop track with some Latin music influences, blending well with her distinct vocal skills. It was produced by Duble Sidekick.


Source: NSpirit_Yoonji and SportsDonga

B1A4 “What’s Going On?”

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Media Credit: Koreaboo

Posted: Thursday May 9, 2013 @ 5:27 p.m PST



After digitally releasing their 4th mini-album, “What’s Going On?”  B1A4 has just revealed the music video for the title track of the same name.

Tthe music video takes on a funky theme displaying the individual members in sealed rooms with the video transitioning between the members spying on a blossoming romance, eventually disrupting the couple’s date.

Ju Hyun Mi To Perform Saturday June 29, 2013

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Source: Cache Creek Entertainment

Media Credit: Credit Creek

Posted: Monday April 29, 2013 @ 1: 39 p.m PST





Ju Hyun Mi

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4MINUTE 포미닛 (K-Pop) New Album Set To Be Released April 25, 2013

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Media Credit: Koreaboo – Wikipedia

Posted: Monday April 22, 2013 @2:51 p.m PST




4Minute 1


On April 19th, Cube Entertainment updated their Twitter account and revealed the third set of concept images for 4minute’s comeback. 4minute was featured spelling their own names through five different group shots. A caption “What’s Your Name?” were included in the said update.

Meanwhile, the agency also added a video clip with the “What’s Your Name” theme which featured the comedians from Gag Concert.



Kim Hyun-a (Vocals)

Kim Hyun‑a

Ga-yoon (Lead vocalist)


Lead vocalist
Nam Ji-hyun (Backing Vocals)

Nam Ji‑hyun

Backing Vocals
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Lee Hyori Vogue Korea’s Fashion Film and New Song To Be Released May 1, 2013

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Media Credit: Koreaboo

Posted: Friday April 19, 2013 5:51 p.m PST




Lee Hyori is set to be revealing her new track through Vogue Korea’s fashion film.

On April 19th, Vogue Korea released three exclusive shots from their recent photoshoot with Lee Hyori and stated that the singer will be releasing her new track through a fashion film.

Vogue Korea’s fashion film and new song will be released through their official homepage and Youtube channel on May 1st.

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