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Hi, everybody!
Do you know what monsters Korean people are scared of? In this lesson, you'll learn about three scary monsters in South Korea.
Let’s start with the most popular monster.
[slowly] 구미호
It means nine-tailed fox.
A nine-tailed fox can transform into a young woman.
A truly demonic trickster, the kumiho has the sole goal of seducing a man to marry her so she can consume his heart. Kumihos can live up to 1,000 years.
That sounds pretty scary, right?
You might have heard about the next monster. The next one is...
[slowly] 도깨비
It can be translated as goblin in English.
This fierce-looking goblin can be either good or evil. The dokkaebi wishes to live among humans and often makes their presence known. They're sometimes innocent and playful but can also bring pests and misfortune.
Okay. Here's the last monster.
[slowly] 물귀신
Have you heard of this monster? This is the water ghost.
This is the ghosts of those who died by drowning or suicide.
These sad and lonely ghosts haunt watery and wet places. They are known to grab swimmers by the ankles and sometimes cause their deaths.
Let's wrap up this lesson by recapping what we've learned. Listen to the names of each monster and repeat after me.
nine-tailed fox
* beep
* beep
water ghost
* beep
Well done! [pause]
Did you know there is a holiday to honor the dead in South Korea?
Chuseok, celebrated on August 15th of the lunar calendar, is the South Korean equivalent of Halloween. It's a time of ancestral remembrance, during which families visit ancestral tombs with gifts.
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