My daughter has taught herself quite a lot of Korean through a) watching their soap operas, and b) a smartphone app for learning Hangul. I’ll have to show her the videos!
Korean soap operas are really popular in China too, but they’re also a bit of a running joke:
I think any language learner should find something in the culture that really interests them, which they can’t necessarily learn without knowing the language. Any east Asian country has fascinating elements of its traditional and present culture (as do other cultures, of course), so you’re learning much more than just the language.
I saw this clip yesterday - I think the context is that they were selling bad kimchi:
Nitpick: That’s not what obscurantist means. You want “obscure,” or possibly “outré.”
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