Content Creator Goes Viral By Making Learning Korean Fun

“Soju juseyo!”

Koreader is a popular online content creator (@koreader_ on social media) specializing in teaching Korean. His goal is to make learning Korean simple and easy.

He has nearly 600K followers on Instagram and 765.5K followers on TikTok. Koreader’s videos are short and concise as he holds up a whiteboard to teach a Korean phrase. He includes the English meaning, the hangul, and romanization. What really makes Koreader stand out from other Korean teachers? Instead of speaking, he teaches it rhythmically as he’s singing, so it’ll get stuck in your head like a catchy song!

Koreaders’ videos amass hundreds of thousands to millions of views! Two of his most popular uploads are “hurt” 아파요 (apayo) and “please” 주세요 (juseyo) with 10.2M and 12.8M views on TikTok, and 18M and 4.8M views on Instagram, respectively.

The comment section on Instagram is often filled with GIFs of dancing. Are we learning or having a dance party?

The sound from Koreader’s “please” 주세요 (juseyo) lesson has additionally become a viral trend on TikTok, as there are 2,568 uses of it in other videos at the time of writing.

Netizens are confessing that it’s so catchy it’s stuck in their head or that they fear they might end up in Korea, singing instead of speaking to people!

@hadziloja

주세요 주세요 주세요 #한구어 #korean #learningkorean #korea #learninglanguages #polyglot #한국어공부 #CapCut

♬ 오리지널 사운드 – Koreader🇰🇷 – Koreader🇰🇷

@_korea_addict

I’m obsessed with this #korean #southkorea #fyp #CapCut

♬ 오리지널 사운드 – Koreader🇰🇷 – Koreader🇰🇷

@hoemgirl

i follow him even tho im fluent LOL

♬ 오리지널 사운드 – Koreader🇰🇷 – Koreader🇰🇷

Some might argue that Koreader is helping us learn Korean more than Duolingo!