Top 20 free attractions in Paris City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise…Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a very cheap date. Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic French market, let yourself be seduced by our top 20 must-sees. They are all are completely gratuit, letting you save the euros for the really important stuff: wine, cheese and a flashing Eiffel Tower keyring you’ll regret the minute you return home. 1. Festooned with gargoyles and gothic touches, this imposing Parisian icon is essential for every visitor. 2. Window-shopping (or lécher les vitrines to the locals) is a great way to take an indulgent peek at objets d’art and wild curiosities you’d never actually buy. 3. A lift to the peak of the Eiffel Tower can squeeze the budget at €13.40 per ticket, but luckily the views below are just as stunning. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Image by OliverN5 9. 10. 11.
How to speak Korean for free Learning to speak Korean is fun and very easy. Korean Alphabet: It looks funky, but the Talking Korean Alphabet is actually easier than English. NEW: Korean Alphabet Hangul Rap Video As with any language, before the alphabet, it's best to learn some useful words and phrases. Games: Learn Korean by making mistakes! Even if you speak no Korean at all, surprise yourself with these games. If you're a teacher in Korea, your students might like the original versions of these games. Come back a few days later for another go, and when you put yourself in a situation where you have to speak Korean you'll find the words pop out almost automatically! Hints & Tips Here are my hints & tips to get really good at Korean - and have fun doing it! Copyright 2013 GenkiKorean.com Produced by Richard Graham Voice recordings / Korean Language by Jihyun Kim. I designed this website because I wanted to learn to speak Korean myself. Keep checking back for more and if you like the site, please tell your friends. Enjoy!
Virtual Korean Keyboard (한국어 키보드) Click or type it... Copy it... And paste it... Done! Tweet in KoreanGoogle in Korean This keyboard is based on the Dubeolsik layout. Virtual Hanja Keyboard - Yale IMEHanja to Hangul converter Virtual Korean Keyboard enables you to easily type Korean online without installing Korean keyboard. Clicking the Esc key on the Korean keyboard layout above will toggle the mouse input between virtual QWERTY keyboard and virtual Korean keyboard. To type 건반 press ㄱ(r) ㅓ(j) ㄴ(s) ㅂ(q) ㅏ(k) and ㄴ(s). Comments Greetings in Korean How many greetings in Korean do you know? “Anyoung haseyo” (hello) is a good start, but let’s try a few more. After this free audio lesson you’ll know some expressions to use at different times of the day, and for casual and formal occasions. Listen to the native speakers greeting each other, and then go ahead and practice saying each phrase aloud. It’s important to get the basics right, and the Korean people you meet will really appreciate your efforts. As in every other language, in Korean, what you say and do to greet people depends on the time of the day, the occasion and the person you’re greeting.
Korean alphabet, pronunciation and language Korean is spoken by about 63 million people in South Korea, North Korea, China, Japan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Russia. The relationship between Korean and other languages is not known for sure, though some linguists believe it to be a member of the Altaic family of languages. Grammatically Korean is very similar to Japanese and about 70% of its vocabulary comes from Chinese. Origins of writing in Korea Chinese writing has been known in Korea for over 2,000 years. The Idu system used a combination of Chinese characters together with special symbols to indicate Korean verb endings and other grammatical markers, and was used to in official and private documents for many centuries. The Koreans borrowed a huge number of Chinese words, gave Korean readings and/or meanings to some of the Chinese characters and also invented about 150 new characters, most of which are rare or used mainly for personal or place names. Notable features of Hangeul The Hangeul alphabet (한글) Consonants (자음/子音) Download
The World’s Most Underrated Destinations How popular a country is as a travel destination has as much to do with image as it has to do with how interesting a place is to visit or how accessible or affordable it is. Some simply want to go somewhere because it looks nice, while others are drawn to specific locations – whether it’s Tuscany, India, or Mauritius – as the image presented by these destinations fits their own personal aspirations. While popular tourist magnets, such as Australia or New Zealand, excel at self promotion, other equally deserving destinations fare less well in the image stakes; they may be a little of the beaten track, have suffered from poor leadership, or simply have failed to sufficiently promote their own attractions. Planning a trip around these destinations Wanna add these underrated destinations to your trip? Uzbekistan The three great Silk Road cities of Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva are architecturally outstanding, incredibly atmospheric, and great value for money. Taiwan Tunisia Georgia and Armenia
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The Korean Language This is a very basic introduction to the Korean language. It should help you a little at the beginning of your time in Korea, but you should definitely seek out real instruction if you wish to continue. If you are interested in learning Korean, there will be many opportunities available to you. You can ask the Korean staff at your school and see if they know anyone who would be interested in a language exchange of sorts (you learning Korean and your teacher practicing and learning English). You can also check at the university -- they usually offer a beginner and intermediate course for foreigners, which has had some very good reviews (it is usually offered at around 300,000 won for 6 hrs/wk, for one semester). The Alphabet At present, there are 40 letters/characters in the Korean alphabet. There are 14 consonants: * the ㅅ character has an 's' or 'sh' sound when used at the beginning of a group of characters but sounds like a 't' when used at the end of a group of characters (ㅏ+ o = 아 )
Learn the Korean Alphabet - The Live in Asia Blog |The Live in Asia Blog The Korean alphabet has 14 consonants, 10 vowels, and 11 diphthongs (sounds created by combining two vowels, such as the “oi” in “boil”). Use the charts and videos below to master the sounds of the Korean alphabet. Or, Click Here to check out the Web’s Hottest premium Korean language program. Over 800,000 people have used this breakthrough system to master a second language–quickly and easily. Update: Right now they are offering their special “Korean Survival Kit” (a $79 product) for free!. What’s the big deal with Rocket Chinese? 800,000 satisfied customers! Sign up for your free, no-obligation 6 Day Trial and see how well Rocket Korean works for you! YES! This is a private and fully protected mailing list. After signing up you will be redirected to Rocket Languages to learn more about how Rocket Korean can work for you!! Over the next 6 days you’ll be able to see just how well the Rocket Korean Premium course works for you! You’ll be amazed at how much Korean you know after just a few days!
A Classic Round the World Trip Part of what we love about indie travel is doing the abnormal. Getting outside the box of the typical one and two week vacation. In today’s article, we break down a RTW trip that hits up some of the most popular destinations for long-term travelers – South America, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, and India. Why you should take this trip Pros With the exception of New Zealand, every other region is extremely cheap to visit (<$35USD/day per person).It gives travelers a wide variety of culture, food, and weather (though variety of weather can be looked at as both a positive and negative).Outdoors? Cons Why this route? When people start planning a RTW trip, choosing the route is typically the most difficult thing to do. Sign up today for Plan Your RTW Trip in 30 Days and start receiving email lesson plans tomorrow – it’s free! This itinerary is a similar one to our RTW trip in 2008-2009. The world is a huge place, and most people’s travel wish list is a mile long (and constantly growing). Packing
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