Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that this year's Winter Olympics are being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
For starters, you've probably been pronouncing Pyeongchang wrong. You may be saying "Pee-yon-chang" or even "Pee-yon-chung." Those are both incorrect. It's actually "Pee-yong-chong." Surprised? Don't worry; you're not the only one.
Many people see Korean words and pronounce them more closely to how Mandarin Chinese would sound because the romanticized-spellings of words look similar. However, Korean is a language all its own.
Many Olympians and fans attending this year's Games may not know how to say simple phrases in Korean like "Hello," "Please" or "Thank you," but it's easy to learn a few everyday phrases as the video above explains. And that's helpful for all us, no matter if you plan to binge-watch the Games from home or, better yet, if you get the urge to book a last-minute flight to South Korea to watch the Olympics in person.