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Korean 9th most useful language in the world: UN

Original article Chinese #2, Korean #9 According to a UN survey on the distribution and use of the world’s most important languages, the following languages make up the top ten:...

Video games surfing the Korean Wave

Right into Vietnam, in fact, as one reporter from free daily The Focus discovered. A boatload of Korean stars, films, and soap operas have hitched their ride on the Korean...

A Korean in Mexico

2006 Miss Korea pageant winner Lee Ha-nui is making waves in Mexico as a Miss Universe contender. This article, translated from the Munhwa Ilbo, gives a taste of her recent...

Walk more, pay less?

Recently the Hanguk Ilbo has been featuring ideas from readers and regular people on what could be done to make the subway system in Korea more user-friendly, and some of...

Soju, beer, and inflation, oh my!

The article translated here is on a subject no doubt near and dear to many of our readers’ hearts — the price of alcohol. Readers without experience of the intoxicating...