Modern Seoul Magazine wants to help you learn some Korean Vocabulary by linking them to some of this week’s news headlines from both here in Korea and elsewhere.
폭발 (pog/bal) – Explosion: There was an explosion in a car wash located in Suwon this past weekend which killed 3 people. Miami Herald Link
비(bee) – Rain: It has been announced that kpop star Rain will be joining the Army next month but only after a farewell tour. Forbes Online Link
투표 (too/pyo) – Vote: Today is a historic day for Women in Saudi Arabia as they have been given the right to vote. BBC News Link
고양이 (go/jang/ee) – Cat: The “Andrew Lloyd Webber” musical Cats will be coming to Seoul towards the end of this year. Korean Times Link
은행 (ern/haeng) – Bank: Seven savings banks had their operations suspended due to capital shortages. This also lead to the suicide of one of the banks presidents. Yonhap News
I hope you’ve learnt something new and check back next week for another lesson.
(Modern Seoul Magazine)