다는,다고,라는,라고,자고,냐고 Indirect speech

When we want to quote someone or reference something that you heard/said/read/etc or a fact that you know, then you have to conjugate the verb a special way in Korean, by using (이)라는,(이)라고 for nouns, and (ㄴ/는)다는,(ㄴ/는)다고 for verbs. N + (이)라고 하다 N + (이)라고 + 말하다/듣다/읽다/쓰다 N + (이)래요 1. To say that… Continue reading 다는,다고,라는,라고,자고,냐고 Indirect speech

Graduating Address

Here’s a speech by Erica Goldson, an American student who provides an insightful topic which I think fits the current mood of American society. Allow me to quote: There is a story of a young, but earnest Zen student who approached his teacher, and asked the Master, “If I work very hard and diligently, how… Continue reading Graduating Address