Here are some top news stories from the past week tied to some Korean Vocabulary. We hope you enjoy learning a little Korean and maybe this will give you a useful conversation starter. For more information please click on the links and enjoy:

스페인 ( Sur / Pay / Ner ) – Spain: Spain recently won the 2011 Davis Cup, defeating Argentina 3-1 in the final.  SI Link

칠백 사십 구 ( Chil / Beak_ Sa / Ship_ Gu ) – 749: 749 is the number of days Tiger Woods had to wait before winning his latest title the Chevron World Challenge in California this weekend. The Telegraph Link

사치 (Sa / Chee ) – Luxury: Over $3.8million worth the sports cars were left spread across a highway in Japan this weekend.  BBC News Link

명예 ( Myeong  / Ye ) – Fame: Meryl Streep, along with pop singer Neil Diamond and 3 others received Kennedy Centre Honours this past weekend. Third Age Link

소방관 ( Sue / Bang / Gwang ) – Fire-fighter: Two Korean fire-fighters were killed on Saturday when they tried to put out a blaze at a furniture exhibition hall in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province. Korean Times Link

We hope you’ve learnt something new and come back soon.

(Modern Seoul Magazine)