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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Review: How to Speak K-POP by Jungho Park

How to Speak K-POP 
by Jungho Park

Thanks so much to the author for this delightful copy!

Wouldn't it be amazing if you could understand what your favorite Kpop idol says to you or the jokes from your favorite Korean drama on Netflix?

How to Speak KPOP is all about helping you to understand Korean words from the pop culture without getting into too much Korean grammar or any boring language textbook type of study.

Here is the truth.

Korean language and KPOP language are two very different things.

Korean pop culture has an exceptionally unique language and it still evolves further as the K-POP, K-Drama, and K-Movies have been expanding to other countries and beloved by other language speakers. Some KPOP words wouldn't be easy for even a native Korean speaker to even guess what they mean. That's because it requires a deep understanding of the cultural background first before anything else.

How to Speak KPOP is the most straightforward guide book to learn Korean words from Korean dramas, movies, and pop culture. It uniquely combines the most popular Korean slang words and trendy phrases that cannot be found in the ordinary Korean language textbook. And it will give you a full explanation of the cultural background of the word and help you to understand why it is being used like that. This book will give you a fun and easy way to learn the most popular Korean words one by one.

It will also help you to know how the word is pronounced with the Romanized alphabets. Please don't forget to read and say a word from the examples. The examples are thoughtfully picked to sound just like a native and a true KPOP fan who knows what KPOP language is all about. Try out words you learned to your Korean friend or write a fan letter with them to your favorite idol star.

They will be pleasantly surprised. Learning a foreign language is very rewarding, and learning a cultural background even opens your eyes and heart to a whole new experience. You will get both from this book!

My Review:

K-POP and Kdramas are all the rage these days. Does it make me a bad Korean if I'm not into it all? 🤣 I certainly do understand the obsession though and honestly love seeing people get so excited and posting about them on social media.  And if you ever wanted to get a quick study of the Korean language, this is such a fun book to do it with.

When I was little, my mom sent me to "Korean school" after my regular school.  It was just a few of us in the basement of the Korean church learning Korean songs and learning how to read and write the language.  As a typical kid, I grumbled about it - who wants more school after school, right?  But as I've gotten older I've appreciated the fact that I've retained so much of it and omg, this book was like taking a trip down memory lane but then ALSO learning MORE.  By the time I was done, I felt my Korean accent coming back and was honestly just SO HAPPY.  Giddy, even. It's really hard to explain but by the time it was done, I was thanking my mother in my head for making me go to so much damn school. ❤

For everyone who has asked me to help them learn Korean, I present to you HOW TO SPEAK K-POP! And for those big fans out there, you're going to want to get your hands on this.


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