ethnicity: south korean


South Korean soldiers in the Vietnam War,

The Vietnam War is traditionally viewed as an American War, and while US forces made up the bulk of foreign personnel in Vietnam, the Vietnam War was actually a coalition effort, with troops from Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, and The Philippines. Interestingly, few people know that South Korea not only participated in the war, but provided the most troops of any other nation next to the US.  From 1964 to 1973, South Korean continually maintained a force of 50,000 soldiers, marines, and sailors in South Vietnam. During the war, South Korean soldiers gained a reputation as being the best of the war, feared by both the Vietcong and North Vietnamese Army alike. Only volunteers were used for service in Vietnam, and only the best troops the South Vietnamese military had to offer were accepted for service. Throughout the war the South Korean military claimed 41,000 kills.  

An example of the South Korean’s balls of steel is best exemplified by the action of Feb 14th - 15th, 1967  near the village of Trah Bin Dong in Quang Ngai province. Their a company of the 2nd South Korean Marine Division prepared a trap for the Vietcong using themselves as bait.  After setting up an oval shaped camp, the South Koreans came under attack by two Vietcong regiments.  The South Korean’s fought fiercely, then fell back, tricking the Vietcong into believing they were in retreat.  In reality the retreat was a faint as the Korean marines reformed their lines and platoons hidden in reserve attacked from the rear, completely encircling the Vietcong.  The marines then fixed bayonets and finished the Vietcong in close quarter combat, killing 100 and forcing the rest to surrender.

The South Koreans were also noted as generally being better insurgency fighters than the Americans or other western forces, mostly because Korean culture had more in common with Vietnamese culture than say western culture. Thus South Korean soldiers tended to work better with South Vietnamese and native forces. However, South Korean conduct during the war was far from perfect, and the South Koreans gained a reputation for committing some of the cruelest atrocities during the war. Some of that reputation is hype created by the South Koreans themselves, but some of it is true, and South Korean records show that the military was responsible for at least 8,000 civilian deaths.

During the Vietnam War around 320,000 South Koreans would serve, with 5,099 being killed and around 11,000 wounded.

Lv 3/4 표현:  이건 여태까지 중에서 제일 ㅇㅇㅇ 이다/ 이건 여태까지 (동사)해 본 것 중에서 제일 ㅇㅇㅇ 이다.

ㅇㅇHello everyone I am back with a blog post. Sorry I was late just I was so busy studying and preparing for graduation in school.

Today’s expression is : 이건 여태까지 중에서 제일 ㅇㅇㅇ이다 and 이건 여태까지 V해 본 것중에서 제일 ㅇㅇㅇ 이다.

This expression is used to express when out  of all the experiences you have had this is the most ~~ 

Example Sentences:

이건 여태까지 중에서 제일 어려운 문제네요.

This is the most difficult question ever 

이건 여태까지 풀어 본 것 중에서 제일 어려운 문제예요

.This has to be one of the most difficult questions i have ever had to solve.

이건 여태까지 먹어 본 것중에서 제일 맛있는 음식이네요

This has to be one of the most delicious food I have ever tasted~

이건 여태까지 본 것 중에 가장 감동적인 영화다.

This is the most touching movie i have ever seen.

by adding verb then V 본 것  it is highlighting that you have done something before like this but this is something new.


여태까지 - Until now/  지금까지라는 표현과 비슷한 말이다.

중에서 -  Amongst /  등급, 수준, 차례 따위에서 가운데

문제를  풀다 -  To solve a question (on a test) /  책의 저자ㆍ내용ㆍ체재ㆍ출판 연월일 따위에 대해 대략적으로 설명하다.

김동적이다 -   arousing feelings of sympathy or gratitude / 크게 느끼어 마음이 움직이는 것 또는 그런 것.

My Favorite KPOP Songs of 2017 So Far

I can’t believe we’ve reached the halfway point of 2017! This year seems to be going by so quickly. For a halfway done with the year post, I thought it would be fun to list my favorite KPOP songs thus far. Leave a comment letting me know your favorites of 2017 so far.

Also, sorry most of these songs are recent but nothing at the beginning of the year really stuck with me.

Monsta X - Shine Forever

Monsta X - Beautiful

K.A.R.D - Don’t Recall

GOT7 - Never Ever

GOT7 - Paradise

Seventeen - Don’t Wanna Cry

Seventeen - Highlight

BTS - Spring Day

SF9 - Easy Love

A.C.E - Cactus

AOORA - Smooth (Trophy Cat Remix)
Lv3/4 표현: 그건 ~(동사)할 때 쓰는 것이다 - That is/ This is used for when~

Today we will be looking at the expression 이건/그건 ~(동사)할 때 쓰는 것이다.

The title is there as it says so let me put some more examples.

이건 수업 메모를 적어낼 때 쓰는 공책이야/이예요

This note book is used for when I write down my class notes.

그건 화장실 청소할 때 쓰는 거야 /거예요.

That is used for when cleaning bathrooms