The popularity of Korean Wava(hallyu), represented by Korean dramas and Korean music, is leading to the craze for learning Korean language, a report showed Tuesday.

The report released in June last year by the Modern Language Association of the United States showed that Korean was the first to be named in the top 10 list of foreign languages that U.S. university students learn the most. The number of Korean language students nearly doubled to 13,936 in 2016 from 7,146 in 2006. The increase rate reached 95 percent, the highest among the top 10 languages. The most learned languages were Spanish, French, German and Japanese. The American Association of Modern Languages analyzed that the popularity of Korean language has been the result of the growing popularity of K-pop and other Korean Wave among young Americans over the past decade.

The trend was not only continuing in the U.S. but around the world. In fact, the popularity of Korean language is also evidenced by the TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean), a test that foreigners take to evaluate their Korean language skills required to study and find employment in Korea. The number of applicants for the Korean language proficiency test in 2000 was only 4,850, but the number of applicants increased sharply to 264,842 last year, the report showed. The story is that interest in Korean goes beyond simple interest in hallyu, and plays a big role in employment and business.

[Source: JoongAng Ilbo] Korean is also popular in the States among U.S. college students, ranked 10th in foreign language class.

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. 𝐕𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐛𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐲: 어제 한국어를 가르쳤어요 = I taught Korean yesterday 어제 = Yesterday 한국어 = Korean (Language) 가르쳤어요 = Taught 𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐦𝐚𝐫 𝐏𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭: 𝐀𝐝𝐣/𝐕𝐞𝐫𝐛 —았어요/었어요 —았어요/었어요 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐝𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐦 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐛 𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐝𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐢𝐭 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐞. (For how to form present tense sentences using A/V—아요/어요 refer to our previous post) Base form➤Past tense 1. For verbs or adjective stem’s last vowels ending with ‘ㅏ’ or ‘ㅗ’, add 았어요. Example: 보다 (To see) ➤봤어요 (Saw) 가다(To go) ➤갔어요 (Went) 만나다 (To meet) ➤ 만났어요 (Met) 2. Verbs or adjectives ending with ‘하다’, 하다 becomes 했어요. Example: 공부하다(To study) ➤공부했어요 (Studied) 숙제하다(To do homework) ➤숙재했어요 (Did homework) 운동하다 (To exercise) ➤운동했어요 (Exercised) 3. In all other cases, add 었어요. Example: 먹다 (To eat) ➤먹었어요 (Ate) 가르치다(To teach) ➤가르쳤어요 (Taught) 기다리다(To wait) ➤기다렸어요 (Waited) Example sentences: 한국어를 공부했어요 = I studied Korean 친구를 만났어요 = I met my friend 영화를 봤어요 = I watched a movie 점심을 먹었어요 = I ate lunch 𝑸𝒖𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏: 어제 뭐 했어요? What did you do yesterday? Leave your answer in the comment section below!:)

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K-TOWN   SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT MOON JAE-IN CONGRATULATES BTS ON FIRST NO. 1 ALBUM

K-TOWN   BTS ON THEIR NOW-ACHIEVED BILLBOARD HOT 100 TOP 10 GOAL | BILLBOARD

It’s the first K-pop album to top the chart.

Korean boy band BTS debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with its latest effort, Love Yourself: Tear. It’s the first No. 1 for the seven-member group, and the first K-pop album to lead the tally. The set, which was released through BitHit Entertainment on May 18, launches with 135,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending May 24, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 100,000 were in traditional album sales.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new June 2-dated chart (where BTS bows at No. 1) will be posted in full on Billboard‘s websites on Wednesday, May 30 (one day later than normal, owed to the May 29 Memorial Day holiday in the U.S.).

Love Yourself: Tear’s first-week sum is a bit bigger than expected. On May 21, some industry forecasters predicted the album would bow with over 100,000 units. By May 24, that forecast grew to over 120,000.

[Quoted from Billboard]