The weather seems to be improving (finally) and spring could be on the horizon, but for now why not sit back, relax and check out some of the past weeks top news stories with some Korean Vocabulary. For more information please click on the links and enjoy:

영웅 ( Yeong / Ung ) – Hero: Nelson Mandela has been admitted to a Johannesburg hospital with abdominal ailment, we wish him a full and quick recovery. CNN Online Link

가장 긴 ( Ga / Jang / Gin ) – Longest: This week saw a strange new record, the longest word ever used in the UK house of commons with 29 letters, floccinaucinihilipilification (I don’t know the translation) which means “actual habit of estimating is worthless”. BBC News Link

오스카상 ( Oh / Sur / Ka / Sang ) – Oscars: The eyes of the movie world will be on LA this Sunday as the Academy Awards come to town. The silent movie the artist is favourite to walk away with the biggest haul. LA Times Link

권투 선수 ( Gwan / Tu – Son / Su ) – Fighter: The UFC returns to Japan for the first time in 12 years for UFC144 in Saitama with Edgar vs. Henderson the highlight bout. MMA Junkie Link

우즈 베키스탄 (Ouz / Bae / Ki / Ser / Tan) – Uzbekistan: Korea today beat Uzbekistan 4-2 in a football friendly at the Jeonju World Cup Stadium. Goals came from Lee Dong-Gook & Kim Chi-Woo who each scored twice. Good luck vs. Kuwait next week. Korean Times Link

Thank you for checking out the latest news with Korean. I hope you’ve learnt something new and please come back soon.

(Modern Seoul Magazine)