The Winter Olympic Games is a major international sporting event that celebrates sports played in the ice and snow. It happens every four years and has been happening since 1924. This February, the 23rd Winter Olympics are taking place in Pyeongchang province in South Korea. Korea is famous for K-pop, barbecue and amazing technology. But it’s also famous for the Korean language - a unique language that has few linguistic relations. Around 80 million people worldwide speak Korean.
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The Winter Olympics are a great way to find out a bit more about Korean culture, and get your first start with the Korean language. To help you, we’ve put together a survival kit of Korean for the Olympics. Whether you’re travelling to Pyeongchang yourself, or just planning to make a new Korean friend on Tandem, these phrases are sure to be invaluable! Because Korean uses Hangul script, we’ve also included the Latin transliteration.
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