Newsstand Sept 26th

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)