Looking for a Mr. Kim in Seoul: A Guide to Korean Expressions

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Master Communications, Inc., Sep 1, 2007 - Korean language - 256 pages
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Contents

Preface
5
Introduction
6
Notes on Romanization
7
Pronunciation Guide
8
Rice is Everything
9
Anatomical Terms
27
Characters
39
Tough Talk
57
Family Matters
139
Luck Dreams and Superstitions
157
Borrowed from Buddhism
171
Proverbs as Propaganda
179
Behavioral Patterns
189
Wisdom
211
Korean Index
227
English Index
238

Money Talks
71
Borrowed from Chinese
79
Slang and Seoul
99
Animal Kingdom
117
Hancha Chinese Character Index
253
Korean Government Romanization
254
Sources
255
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About the author (2007)

Sang-Hun Choe, along with Charles J. Hanley and Martha Mendoza, was awarded the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for breaking the No Gun Ri story. Choe is an Associated Press reporter in South Korea.

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