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    After all these language-learning challenges, we think youre ready to take it to the next level. Were moving on from basic Chinese phrases to Chinese idioms!

    Chinese idioms, more commonly known as cheng yu, are traditional Chinese sayings or expressions, usually consisting of four characters. Individual characters have different meanings, but when combined, the idioms result in a literal translation.

    There are thousands of cheng yu in the Chinese language, but weve narrowed it down to five that have been used in Taiwanese/Chinese dramas featured on Viki! See how some of these cheng yu are used in the dramas below and learn what they mean!

    Zhuan Ren Re Lei (赚人热泪) = “It brings people to tears

    If youre watching an immensely touching moment, and there are tears brimming from your eyes, this is the phrase that would describe you accurately. This scene in “Fall in Love With Me” shows Fu Bo (played by Chen Bo Zheng) watching a commercial that Tian Xing (played by Aaron Yan) filmed with OZ Company. The touching storyline has Fu Bo tearing and sniffing into a tissue. Tian Xing asks Fu Bo, “How was it?” and Fu Bo replies with It brings people to tears.

    San Fan Liang Ci (三番两次) = “So many times

    Did you ever need to repeat yourself two or three times before someone actually understood you? Thats the point that Lance (played by Kao Ying Hsuan) was trying to get across in “Fall in Love With Me,” where hes trying for the umpteenth time to convince Leo (played by Jack Li) to join his company. He says, “For the past two years, Ive invited you so many times to join Tian Ji Advertising.”

    Bao Dao Wei Lao (宝刀未老) = “Im still great at this age

    When questioned, an older person would respond with this phrase to defend himself or herself in all situations! In “Love Myself or You,” the boss of Figaro Cuisine invites his employees over to his house for a meal. They all praise his cooking, and the boss happily tells his wife, I'm still great at this age!”

    Shao An Wu Zao (稍安勿躁) = Take it easy

    Do you need to calm down and reassure a group of overly-excited people? Use this phrase! During the cooking competition in “Love Myself or You,” the judges take awhile to discuss the results and urge the eager contestants to take it easy.

    Ping Bai Wu Gu (平白无故) = If not

    Did someone make a statement without any proof, and you think it’s unfair? In “V Love,” Wan Jia (played by Xiao Yu Yu) questions Wei Wei (played by Li Xi Rui) on the gift given to her by Ding Yi (played by Zhang Bin Bin). Wan Jia thinks there might be something going on between them, saying “If not, why would he give you a flower?”

    Which phrase would you use the most? Let us know in the comments!

    Some titles on Viki are not available in certain regions of the world. But Qualified Contributors (QCs) can view and contribute to most titles. Read this blog post to learn how to become a QC.

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    • Currently on-air shows in the “On Air” section
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    The new sections on the website are still being tested and optimized so if they continue to change, don’t worry — the improvements are intended to help you enjoy the site even more!

    What are you waiting for? Check it out for yourself! :) 

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    In just a few days, all eyes will be on Los Angeles as it turns into North America’s biggest hallyu hotspot. With thousands of fans, music, dramas, food, fashion — not to mention appearances from the biggest names in K-pop and K-dramas — KCON 2014 really can’t get any better. To make sure you’re completely prepared for the big weekend, we’ve compiled a list of some of our own tried-and-tested tips to maximize your convention-going experience!

    Here’s some of the things you need to know in order to guarantee that your time at KCON 2014, held August 9-10 at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, is totally daebak.

    Do: Have a Plan of Action 

    We’re all about carpe diem, but when you have a literal plethora of things to do, see and hear like at KCON, being without an itinerary isn’t the best idea. Make a list of the workshops, special stages and panels (like the one Viki is hosting with Dramabeans and Sean Richard!) you want to check out and give yourself options.

    Viki’s KCON panel from last year with Sean Richard and Dramabeans 

    Don’t: Start a Fanwar a la Sung Shi Won in “Answer Me 1997

    Your favorite idols are probably friends, so you should be, too!  KCON’s all about sharing in the love of all things hallyu, so this is an awesome opportunity to strike up a convo with a fellow fan and revel in anything and everything K-pop, K-drama and beyond.

    Do: Run Through Some Vocal Warm-Ups

    There will be a lot of screaming, and yes, you will be one of those people. Just like one of my friends once told me, “If you didn’t lose your voice at the concert, you didn’t do it right.” But remember: self-control is key. Being consumed by your feels for hours on end doesn’t exactly make for a fun weekend.

    No shame – This would be you, too, if you saw Lee Seung Gi!

    Don’t: Be Afraid to Be a K-Pop Dance Machine!

    Marathon on every video until you’ve got all the moves down. Seriously — we want to see you perfect the ‘crab walk’ from Girls’ Generation’s “Gee,” the ‘hacky sack’ from “Genie,” and ‘ticking finger clock’ from IU’s “You and I.”

    Learn how to crab walk like a pro from Girls’ Generation

    Do: Practice Your Perfect Selca Pose

    We’re sure you have your go-to pose, but if you needed any more reason to practice, Eric Nam will be taking some selfies (known as selcas in Korean) with fans at the Viki booth (it’s true)! Need to step up your selfie game? Take cuesfrom some of the best in the business.

    Remember to show the ‘V sign’ for Viki like CNBLUE!

    Don’t: Update Your SNS Every 15 Minutes

    We know, it’s asking a lot, but we can guarantee that KCON will be 1,000X better when you’re living in the moment. So once you post that selfie with you and Eric Nam, put the phone back in your bag.

    Fight the urge! We believe in you :)

    Do: Dress to Impress!

    Whether it’s fandom swag that’s collecting in your room or the perfect cosplay outfit, KCON’s the place to rep your favorite artist and live out those hallyu-filled daydreams. This weekend’s all about enjoying yourself, so be comfortable and remember to slather on the sunscreen!  (Also, be sure to get some Viki swag at our booth to help you beat the heat!)

    Have any other pieces of advice for KCON attendees?  Let us know in the comments below!

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    Don’t pretend like the thought hasn’t crossed your mind! As you’re watching your favorite dramas, sometimes you can’t help but notice the plump, juicy and ever-so-kissable lips of some of your favorite stars!

    Who can top Kim Soo Hyun and Gianna Jun’s kissable lips?
    We want to hear from you! Which star has the most kissable lips in your opinion? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll publish the results in an upcoming blog!

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    Taiwanese hottie Jasper Liu turns 28 on August 12, and we’re excited to celebrate this happy occasion with him! With the recent success of “Love Myself or You,” it looks like this year will be the best one yet for his acting career. Here are five fun facts about this up-and-coming rising star that we bet you didn’t know!

    He’s Known for His Curly Hair

    Lovingly called the Village Chief of Broccoli Village by fans because his curly hair resembles broccoli, Jasper Liu’s curls have become his signature look. However, for his role in “Love Myself or You,” he ditched the look for a straighter hairdo seen below.

    He Has Really Cute Dimples!

    When he smiles, Jasper Liu has the power to melt women’s hearts. Honestly, who can resist a handsome man with dimples?

    He Loves Taking Selcas

    Selcas are self-camera pictures (selfies) that you take of yourself. What do you think about his skills – is he an expert? If you need to improve your selfie game, here are some tips from the pros!

    Playing around as Jasper Liu copies Puff Guo’s calendar pose

    He Started Out as a Model

    After signing a contract with EeLin Modeling Agency, Jasper Liu spent a few years strutting on the catwalk and posing for different designers. In 2011, he decided to cross over into acting with a supporting role in drama “In Time With You.”

    We’d say Jasper Liu has the perfect model’s body!

    His Cousin Also Is in the Entertainment Industry

    Jasper Liu’s cousin is a fellow actor named Xie Cheng Jun who has appeared in such dramas as “The Outsiders,” which also starred Ady An (from “Autumn’s Concerto”) and Michael Zhang (from “Ti Amo Chocolate”).

    Jasper Liu’s cousin, Xie Cheng Jun, also is an actor

    Happy 28th birthday to Jasper Liu! Which of these facts were you most surprised to learn? Let us know in the comments!

    Some titles on Viki are not available in certain regions of the world. But Qualified Contributors (QCs) can view and contribute to most titles. Read this blog post to learn how to become a QC. 

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    One of the most exciting debuts this summer is Nichkhun in his first leading role in the new Chinese drama One and a Half Summer! The American-born Thai-Chinese Nichkhun (of the Korean boy band 2PM) plays Zhang Hao, a Chinese-American who goes on a vacation to Greece to escape family pressures to marry. While there, he falls in love with the beautiful Luo Man (Xu Lu). But she disappears unexpectedly, and Hao decides to go to China to try to find her.

    To try to tracks down Luo Man, Zhang Hao enrolls at her university. When he finally meets up 
    with her, Zhang Hao discovers a very different girl than the one he met in Greece and that he has to compete for her affection with her male best friend, Xiu Qi (played by Jiang Jin Fu)

    Zhang Hao as played by Nichkhun 
    After keeping his feelings for Luo Man to himself throughout their friendship, Xiu Qi decides to confess to Luo Man after she confides in him about her feelings for Zhang Hao. Who will Luo Man choose — the handsome international student or her long-suffering best friend?

    Xiu Qi is the best friend who secretly loves Luo Man

    Watch the first episode below!

    Let us know in the comments below what you think of Nichkhun in his first leading role!

    Some titles on Viki are not available in certain regions of the world. But Qualified Contributors (QCs) can view and contribute to most titles. Read this blog post to learn how to become a QC.

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    Love the Viki characters? For a limited time only, you can download the FREE Viki & Friends sticker pack on the popular messaging app LINE (at this time, for users in North America only)! Stay tuned for extra special content and promotions, too!

    Heres a sneak peek and instructions for how to download the stickers (for mobile users, click here):

    1. Download the LINE app on your mobile device (if you already have the LINE app, scan QR code on the right) 

    2. Go to Sticker Shop --> Free Stickers --> Find “Viki & Friends”

    3. Click Add Friend 

    4. Click Download

    For the best experience, make sure to also download the Viki mobile app for easy access to exclusive content!

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    It’s easy to get caught up with watching only dramas on Viki, but did you know about our many K-pop-centric music and variety shows? To make sure you’re not missing out, we put together a list of recommended shows for different types of K-pop fans. Whether you’re new to K-pop or a long-time fan, there’s something here for everyone!

    To find out what shows should be on the top of your viewing list, let’s first assess what kind of K-pop fan you are. Keep reading to find out how to get your K-pop fix on Viki!

    You’re New to the Fandom

    The show for you:Pops in Seoul

    Pops in Seoul” features different exciting segments each day of the week! The segments include new music videos on Mondays, the latest K-pop news and a look back at past music on Tuesdays, up-and-coming stars on Wednesdays, an interview with top stars on Thursdays, and the top 20 songs of the week on Fridays. Airing since 1998, “Pops in Seoul,” is the No. 1 source of K-pop music and K-pop stars!

    New to K-pop? Watch ‘Pops in Seoul’!

    You’re Outgoing and Sociable

    The show for you: After School Club

    Unlike other music variety shows, “After School Club” allows international fans of K-pop music to interact directly with the artists through social media! Fans can join in on the live broadcasts through video chats on Google Hangouts, send in tweets, share comments on Facebook, ask questions, and even request their favorite music videos. The show is hosted by Eric Nam, the Korean American who rose to fame in “Birth of a Great Star 2.”

    Love the idea of connecting with celebs through social media? Watch ‘After School Club’!

    You’re a News Junkie

    The show for you: Showbiz Korea

    In convenient bite-sized clips, stay on top of South Korean entertainment industry news through this daily entertainment news show. The show is hosted by the cosmopolitan Adrien Lee, the Seoul-born, French-raised MC of a Korean father and French mother. Don’t miss this long-running entertainment news show!

    Want to stay up-to-date on Korean entertainment news? Try ‘Showbiz Korea’!

    You Like Singing and Dancing Along to Your Favorite Tunes

    The show for you: Simply K-Pop

    If you enjoy singing and dancing along to back-to-back performances, then this show is for you! Both top K-pop stars and rookie bands perform on the show, while they interact with the audience and offer an up-close and personal experience unlike any other music program. Eli of U-KISS hosts the show.

    Love jamming along to live performances? Watch ‘Simply K-Pop’!

    You Love Attending Concerts

    The show for you: WAPOP

    WAPOP” is an exciting live performance event geared toward international music fans visiting Korea. Held at Children’s Grand Park in Seoul, the event features exhilarating performances by the hottest K-pop artists, including Bangtan Boys, MBLAQ, 100%, Ailee, SPICA, GLAM, BTOB, AOA and NU’EST, as well as more traditional Korean music. Drop by the WAPOP hall if you’re in Korea! Concerts resume August 8 and are held every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.

    Crazy about concerts? Don’t miss ‘WAPOP’!

    You Love Making Videos

    The show for you: A Song For You Season 3

    A Song for You Season 3” is a global music request program hosted by Super Junior’s Kangin, f(x)’s Amber and BTOB’s Yook Sungjae. Music fans from all over the world can post videos of their stories and song requests on the show’s official Facebook page. Celebrity guests will read the stories and sing the requested songs!

    Want a chance to have your idol sing a song just for you? Check out ‘A Song for You Season 3’!
    We hope these shows help you find a new way to connect with K-pop! Have you seen any of these shows? Let us know what you think of them in the comments!

    Some titles on Viki are not available in certain regions of the world. But Qualified Contributors (QCs) can view and contribute to most titles. Read this blog post to learn how to become a QC.

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    Did you miss out on KCON 2014 and Viki’s exclusive Red Carpet event with “After School Club” host Eric Nam? No worries — we’ve got you covered!

    Catch up on all the Red Carpet interviews with your favorite K-pop and Hallyu stars — such as Girls’ Generation, IU, BTS, Yoo In Na, Lee Seung Gi, CNBlue and more — from the largest Korean pop culture gathering in North America, held August 9-10, 2014, in Los Angeles, on our KCON 2014 channel!

    Eric Nam hosted the Red Carpet for Viki TV

    Girls’ Generation returned to the U.S. to perform at KCON
    What are Girls’ Generation’s comeback plans? Find out in this exclusive interview!

    How has BTS (Bangtan Boys) enjoyed their stay in Los Angeles? See the guys discuss their experience in LA.

    These and many other exclusive interviews with all your favorite K-Pop groups and celebrities await you in our KCON 2014 channel, so be sure to check it out!

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    Manga fans and cosplayers, don’t miss “Tokyo Girls Update!” This Japanese show, hosted by fashion model Hikari Shiina, is a must-see for anyone interested in Japan’s pop and subculture.

    In the first two episodes, Hikari Shiina visits Comic Market 84, an event that’s happening again this weekend in Japan! Don’t miss this look at Japan’s comic book and cosplay culture, especially since the cosplayers are sexy, cute and downright impressive with so many of them wearing handmade costumes!

    This year’s Comic Market 84 (aka Comike or Comiket) will be held August 15-17 at the Tokyo Big Site. It’s the biggest Otaku festival in Japan, famous for its cosplayers and dojinshi (self-published manga). Check out last year’s event in Tokyo Girls Update to get a taste for what to expect at the exciting event!

    Hikari Shiina, host of Tokyo Girls Update

    Some titles on Viki are not available in certain regions of the world. But Qualified Contributors (QCs) can view and contribute to most titles. Read this blog post to learn how to become a QC.

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    In the past, we’ve highlighted “7 Guys Who Shouldn’t Wear Shirts.” We think it’s time to show the same love for the ladies with our list of the top 10 Asian Bagel Girls!

    A “Bagel Girl” is a Korean term used to describe female celebrities with a glamorous body and a baby face. This nickname is meant to compliment women who have an “S-line,” or a curvy figure, while also having an adorable, cute face.

    So while we’re all trying to get all the enjoyment possible out of the remaining days of summer, let these actresses and singers with their beach-ready bodies inspire the rest of us to aspire to become Bagel Girls — or just admire them from afar!

    Here are our picks for the 10 Hottest Asian Bagel Girls that prove looking good is a combination of good luck and hard work. See if you agree with our list!

    Puff Guo

    While usually known for being cute, the Taiwanese star turns up the sexy while striking a pose that shows off all her best features! If you’re looking for more Puff Guo, watch her in “Just You,” “Love Myself or You” and “We Got Married Global Edition Season 2.” She did win Viki’s #WorldCup2014 celebrity bracket, so it’s pretty obvious you love her just as much as we do.

    Bianca Bai

    Bianca Bai started her career as a model before becoming an actress. With nicknames such as “Angel’s face” and “Devil’s body,” Bianca Bai proves she deserves these monikers! See how the Taiwanese beauty compares to co-stars like Ethan Ruan in “Fated to Love You” since her height is almost 5’8”!

    Shin Se Kyung

    Shin Se Kyung first made her debut at the age of 8 when she was featured on the cover of Seo Taiji’s solo album. Since then, Shin Se Kyung has appeared in dramas ranging from historical (“The Great Queen Seon Deok” and “A Tree With Deep Roots”) to more romantic (“Fashion King” and “When a Man Loves”). Regardless of the role she plays, Shin Se Kyung’s captivating looks always shine through.

    Do you think Shin Se Kyung could be the next sexy queen? Check below and let us know!

    Park Shin Hye

    She’s been working in the industry since age 13, but Park Shin Hye is all grown up now. She no longer is a young girl but a gorgeous woman with the body to prove it. Her acting career also has blossomed over the years from starring roles in “You’re Beautiful” and “Heartstrings” to “Flower Boy Next Door” and “Heirs.” With looks like these, we’re happy to have Park Shin Hye continue to mature into more demanding roles!


    In May 2013, Clara became an overnight sensation online when she threw the ceremonial first pitch at a professional baseball game in Korea wearing skin-tight leggings. Her new sex symbol status soon landed her several roles and cameos in shows such as “Emergency Couple,” “Goddess of Marriage,” and the current hit “Fated to Love You.”

    Watch Clara dance around in a swimsuit in the commercial below.

    Shin Min Ah

    She obviously knows how to work her “assets” as a model for Calvin Klein, but Shin Min Ah also is an established actress appearing in dramas such as “My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho” and “Arang and the Magistrate” as well as movies (“A Million”). Shin Min Ah is one of the most in-demand and highest-paid female celebrities for commercial deals, and we can see why with her perfect combination of cute and sexy.


    Spending her early years as a competitive swimmer, Uee is now known by the nickname “Honey Thighs.” Not just another pretty face, Uee has worked hard on developing her acting skills with roles in the dramas “You’re Beautiful,” “The Great Queen Seon Deok” and “Golden Rainbow.” She even joined the variety show “Barefoot Friends” to hone her comedic chops. Cheers to this triple threat — dancer, singer and actress!

    Catch her hot dance moves at the 21:45 mark with K-pop girl group “After School” below!

    Min Hyo Rin

    A popular choice to star in music videos (she’s already been in 10!), Min Hyo Rin also has made a name for herself on the small screen with cameos and supporting roles in “Romance Town,” “Dr. Champ” and “Triple.” Doesn’t it feel like her smoldering stare can see right through you?

    Yoo In Na

    A relative latecomer after debuting at the age of 27, Yoo In Na is quickly making up for lost time with her speedy rise in the industry. Roles in popular K-dramas “My Love From the Star,” “The Greatest Love,” and “Queen In Hyun’s Man” have definitely confirmed her star status. Yoo In Na was even invited to this year’s KCON 2014 in Los Angeles to promote her new beauty show!

    See Yoo In Na’s interview with Eric Nam on the Red Carpet at KCON 2014 below!

    Tia Li

    Puff’s fellow girl group member also makes our list of Bagel Girls! Tia Li started modeling at age 16, but it’s only been in the past few years that her popularity has rapidly increased, landing her a starring role opposite flower boy Aaron Yan in “Fall in Love With Me.” This is just the beginning as she continues her meteoric rise as a celebrity!

    Which Bagel Girl is your favorite? Share with us in the comments, or tell us who we should have included on the list!

    Some titles on Viki are not available in certain regions of the world. But Qualified Contributors (QCs) can view and contribute to most titles. Read this blog post to learn how to become a QC. 

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    ¿Te encantan los personajes de Viki? ¡Por tiempo limitado, puedes descargar el paquete de stickers de Viki y sus Amigos GRATIS en la popular aplicación de mensajes instantáneos LINE! Manténte al tanto de nuestro contenido especial y otras promociones.

    A continuación te damos un vistazo e instrucciones para que descargues los stickers (para usuarios de móvil, haz clic aquí)

    1. Descarga la aplicación de LINE en tu dispositivo móvil (si ya tienes la app de LINE, escanea el código QR en la parte derecha).
    2. Ve a la Tienda de Stickers --> Stickers Gratis --> Encuentra “Viki y sus Amigos”
    3. Haz clic en “Agregar Amigo”
    4. Haz clic en “Descargar”

    !Para una mejor experiencia, asegúrate de descargar la app de Viki, para acceso más fácil a nuestro contenido exclusivo!

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    Are you ready for KARA’s comeback? So are we! In fact, we’re so excited about the revamped Korean girl group’s return that we’ve created a music video scavenger hunt of the new song just for Viki fans! We know that you’ve probably watched the “MAMMA MIA” teaser at least twice already, so why not watch it again and get ready to receive some prizes?

    What are we giving away, you ask? Just a few posters and CDs signed by the wonderful ladies of KARA!

    Ready for a chance to get one of these signed items? Of course you are!

    First, you might want to watch the “MAMMA MIA” music video a few times to become familiar with the super-catchy new release!

    Then, click here to enter our KARA “MAMMA MIA” Video Scavenger Hunt by answering the eight questions on the form. You must answer all eight questions to be eligible to receive the specially signed KARA posters!

    Entries are due by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on August 27, 2014.

    Good luck!

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    It’s been quite a while since our last Language-Learning Challenge, so we’re happy to have another one ready for you to continue earning points for a chance to receive free books from Tuttle Publishing!

    Picture from user mag11, who chose Chinese for Beginners
    for the first Tuttle book giveaway

    The questions below feature Chinese, Thai, Korean and Spanish — the four languages we’ve covered so far. You can submit your answers in this survey.

    Combined: True or False?

    1. In Episode 6 of “It’s Okay, That’s Love,” Jae Yeol (played by Jo In Sung) is driving with Gang Woo (played by EXO’s D.O.) and says, “진짜 매력 있거든 (“Jin jja mae ryuk it guh deun.”),” when talking about Hae Soo (played by Gong Hyo Jin).

    Did he mean to say, “She is really full of charms”? True or False

    *Hint: Check the 23:50 mark in Episode 6 of “It’s Okay, That’s Love.”

    2. In Episode 3 of “One and A Half Summer,” Hao (played by 2PM’s Nichkhun) reminisces about the time when he was in Greece with Luo Man (played by Xu Lu) and shared, “这里是我爸妈度蜜月的地方 (“Zhe shi wo ba ma du mi yue de di fang”).”

    Did he mean to say, “This is where my parents went for their honeymoon”? True or False

    *Hint: Check the 4:02 mark in Episode 3 of “One and A Half Summer.”

    3. In the movie “Siyama: Village of Warriors,” Ana (played by Thitima Maliwan) comments about a past historical era to Gift (played by Nattanun Jantarawetch), “มันตั้งสองร้อยปีกว่ามาเเล้ว” (“Mun thung song roi bee gwa mar laew”).

    Did she mean to say, “It was over 100 years ago”? True or False

    *Hint: Check the 19:50 mark in the Thai movie “Siyama: Village of Warriors.”

    4. In Episode 1 of “My Sweet, Fat Valentina,” Valentina (played by Natalia Streignard) is called over by her friends to watch her cousin, Orestes (played by Juan Pablo Raba), appear on television during an interview. He states, “Un beso para ti, mi amor (“Un be-so pa-ra ti, mi a-mor”).”

    Did he mean to say, “A kiss for love”? True or False

    *Hint: Check the 8:26 mark in Episode 1 of “My Sweet, Fat Valentina.”

    Good luck and we hope you answer them all correctly! Let’s keep the conversation going in the Language Learning category of Discussions! Interact with fellow community members on interesting topics such as Basic words or sentences in your language, Recommended resources/tools/websites to get started, and What languages do you already know or want to learn?

    Remember to try out the One-Liner tool to test your skills on writing and editing in different languages! Also, if you haven’t participated in our challenges before, here’s your chance to catch up now:

    Language-Learning Challenge #1: True or False
    Language-Learning Challenge #2: One Liners
    Language-Learning Challenge #3: Round-Up Quiz

    Some titles on Viki are not available in certain regions of the world. But Qualified Contributors (QCs) can view and contribute to most titles. Read this blog post to learn how to become a QC. 

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    Kim Hyun Joong, massively popular Korean drama star and idol of “Boys Over Flowers” and “Playful Kiss” and more recently “Inspiring Generation,” was accused of repeated assaults against his girlfriend of more than two years, according to news reports released yesterday.

    According to the report filed by Kim’s girlfriend and covered by news outlets, the domestic violence occurred between May and July of this year. The report claims she sustained serious injuries, including bruising to her face, chest, arms and hips, as well as broken ribs that required six weeks of medical treatment.

    The police are currently investigating the allegations. Kim is still planning to perform at his concert in Thailand on August 24 as part of his world tour, which kicked off earlier this summer.

    Kim Hyun Joong

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    Until the end of August, you can put your subtitling skills to the test for a chance to receive Viki merchandise, or even a K-pop CD from hot boy groups Super Junior or EXO!

    Every day between August 24 and August 31, a gift will be given to the person who writes the most subtitles for that day. Better yet, you can even win on multiple days! Follow the instructions below to be eligible to receive a gift.


    • Once a day, submit the number of subtitles you wrote that day in this form. Remember that you can subtitle in any language.
      • Submissions must be made by 11:59 p.m. PDT (Pacific Daylight Time) each day. 
      • To figure out what time that is where you live, use this website.
      • Check your PMs on Viki as we’ll contact the top subtitler each day there by the end of the next day. 

      Gifts for Subtitling

      One lucky person will get to choose between a CD from K-pop groups Super Junior or EXO. The other daily winners will receive surprise Viki gifts, such as pens, stickers and more. We’ll be giving away something different each day!

      Remember, you can win on multiple days so submit your subtitling numbers every day!

      New to Subtitling? Get Started!

      • Navigate to a video and get started. You can practice on an English-language news video. Don’t speak another language? Don’t worry – you can caption them in English!
      • Ready to subtitle a full-length movie or TV series episode? Use the Project Finder to search for videos that need subtitles. Again, subtitles can be in any language to be eligible for the gifts!
      • Where can you find your subtitle count? You can see how many subtitles you’ve written on your profile. Check the total number of subtitles you started the day with and calculate the difference at the end of the day. 

      Note: Popular movies or on-air TV shows are managed by volunteer Channel Teams, and only team members are allowed to subtitle those videos. If you want to join a team, just contact the Channel Manager!

      Read our Subtitling FAQs to learn everything you need to know about subtitling. If you need assistance, please visit the Viki Help Center

      Good luck and happy subtitling!

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      Happy Birthday to Lee Sungyeol from hot K-pop group Infinite, who was born on August 27, 1991!

      The singer and actor has increased in popularity with his starring role in the current drama “Hi! School: Love On,” and we don’t see his popularity waning anytime soon.

      Pictured with fellow Infinite member, Woohyun,
      on the set of ‘Hi! School: Love On

      If you want to find out more about this flower boy, read below for five fun facts about the birthday boy that we bet you didn’t know!

      He Is 6 Feet Tall

      Sungyeol’s innocent looks may fool you, but his height makes him stand out onscreen and while performing on stage.

      His Aunt Also Is in the Entertainment Industry

      Yoon Yoo Sun is an actress who has appeared in many popular dramas, including “Wonderful Days,” “Good Doctor,” “Jang Ok Jeong, Lives in Love” and “Marry Me, Mary!” She’s definitely a veteran sunbae since she has acted in more than 40 dramas since 1995!

      Yoon Yoo Sun looking beautiful at age 45

      His Nickname Is Gingiva Prince

      Whenever he smiles, his gingiva, or gums, can be seen and this is the reason for Sungyeol’s nickname. We think he looks handsome no matter what. Don’t you agree? 

      He Knows His Ideal Type of Girl

      Sungyeol has said in the past that he likes girls who are easy-going and cute. He’s looking for someone who doesn’t pretend to be anything but herself. Sadly, the reason why he doesn’t currently have a girlfriend is that he’s an idol. 

      He Was the Last Member to Join K-Pop Group Infinite

      Sungyeol’s position in the group may only be as a vocalist, but this hasn’t stopped him from working hard to make Infinite into the massively well-known group it is now. The group has come far from its humble beginnings in 2010 to its best-selling albums in 2013.   

      Catch Infinite’s recent music comeback on “SBS Inki Gayo” at the 57:47 mark with its latest hit song, “Back.”

      Which fact were you most surprised to learn? Tell us in the comments and wish a happy birthday to Lee Sungyeol!

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      Viki now has a selection of premium Indian videos, ranging from the Golden Age of Bollywood to the hottest new releases! Our extensive new library includes movies from top production houses like Balaji and Rajshri as well!

      Feeling a little clueless about Bollywood? No worries, we’ve got you covered! 

      Wait  why IS it called Bollywood?

      The term “Bollywood” was created by combining the words “Hollywood” and “Bombay” (now known as Mumbai). Hence, “Bollywood” was born!

      Did Bollywood ever have a Golden Age like Hollywood?

      But of course! The films produced between the 1940s and 1960s are regarded by film critics to be the most critically acclaimed cinematic period for Bollywood.

      Alright, alright, thats very nice and all, but who’s famous in Bollywood?

      Shah Rukh Khan
      Shah Rukh Khan rose to fame with Pardes, later earning a nomination for Best Actor at Filmfare (the Hindi version of the Academy Awards), but he’s also ranked among the 50 most powerful people in the world by Newsweek. And if that’s not enough, Khan also earns more money than Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp! Say what?!

      Aishwarya Rai
      Aishwarya Rai is heralded as one of the most beautiful women in the world, being nominated as Miss World in 1999. She also is well known for her humanitarian work, supporting causes to help fight HIV/AIDS, cruelty against animals and cleft palettes. On top of ALL of that, she’s a celebrated actress, starring in films such as Khakee,” “Action Replayyand Taal.

      Amitabh Bachchan
      Amitabh Bachchan has won numerous acting awards for Black and starred in the Bollywood equivalent of “The Godfather,” known as Sarkar. Bachhan also has starred in the blockbuster hit Shootout at Lokhandwala. As added testament to Bachchans popularity, in 2000, he was the first living Asian to get a wax figure at the world famous Madame Tussaud’s London!

      Dilip Kumar
      Reigning as one of the greatest actors from the Golden Age, Dilip Kumar can be viewed as one of Bollywood’s greatest. His films include Karma and Saudagar, and all of his hard work has paid off! Kumar holds a Guinness World Record for the most awards won by an Indian Actor. Talk about popularity!

      Awesome! But with so many videos available, where should I start?

      Need some action in your life? Then try watching Once Upon a Time in Mumbai, which tells the tale of Sultan and his rise to power in the murky underbelly of Mumbai during the 1970s. This movie pays tribute to the golden age of Bollywood with some of Bollywoods most popular stars  plus theres a sequel if you want even more action! But if you need even more explosions, try Shootout at Lokhandwala” — based on the true story of five criminals, 286 policemen and a six-hour standoff between them!

      And once you’re done watching giant explosions and shootouts, try some more dramatic titles, such as “Shor in the City,” which tells three different stories in parallel about the challenges of surviving in the big city of Mumbai. Or try “Kahaani,” a story about a woman who comes to Mumbai to search for her missing husband but only finds dead-end clues.

      Ready to branch out into Bollywood? Then let’s get watching!

      Note: Subtitle creation is not available on Bollywood titles yet, but will be in a few weeks. Stay tuned and we'll let you know when the subtitling tools are ready for you to use!

      Some titles on Viki are not available in certain regions of the world. But Qualified Contributors (QCs) can view and contribute to most titles. Read this blog post to learn how to become a QC.

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      Kissing is on the minds of many drama fans lately! A “Showbiz Korea” news clip that aired this week highlighted “Unique Kisses From Dramas & Music Videos.” See the great news clip below that highlights the most memorable kissing scenes from “Secret Garden,” “King of High School,” “It’s Okay, That’s Love,” “My Love From the Star” and “Love Rain.”

      And keep reading to find out which top stars you think have the most kissable lips!

      Last month, we asked you to let us know which stars you thought have the most kissable lips. And you didn’t hold back in letting us know your favorites. We couldn’t include every name that was given to us, but we tried to include the top 12 stars that you felt have the most kissable lips. See if you agree with other Viki fans!

      Lee Min Ho

      There’s no denying that no other Asian actor working today can make fans swoon quite like Lee Min Ho. You can’t get enough of this actor — or his kissable lips! See the hottest smackers in town in “Heirs” “The Great Doctor (aka Faith),” “City Hunter,” “Personal Taste” and “Boys Over Flowers”!

      Kim Soo Hyun

      Ever since “My Love From the Star” made this young actor into a major star, you can’t get enough of Kim Soo Hyun and his chiseled good looks. Don’t miss his sweet, juicy lips in “Dream High” and “The Moon Embracing the Sun” also!


      Bae Sue Ji — better known by her stage name Suzy (of the Korean girl group miss A) — was ranked No. 14 on a recent list of the 100 most beautiful faces. So it’s no wonder that many of you think she has one of the most kissable lips in Asia! See this stunning beauty in her roles in “Gu Family Book,” “Dream High” and “Big.”

      Lee Dong Wook

      Lee Dong Wook knows how to play strong, yet vulnerable, characters in “Hotel King,” “Wild Romance,” “Scent of a Woman” and “Partner.” But you also seem to be preoccupied by those shapely lips of his!

      Jun Ji Hyun (Gianna Jun)

      Jun Ji Hyun rose to stardom after her film “My Sassy Girl” became the highest-grossing comedy of 2001, but her role in the 2014 drama “My Love From the Star” escalated her to superstardom, with fans causing a worldwide shortage of the lipstick color she wore in the drama! You also can enjoy those beautifully polished lips in “White Valentine.”

      Lee Jong Suk

      When Lee Jong Suk is going through emotional distress in his roles in “Doctor Stranger,” “I Hear Your Voice” and “School 2013,” you just want to kiss those big, soft lips and make it all better!

      Park Shin Hye

      Park Shin Hye became the the most envied woman when she shared kissing scenes with Lee Min Ho in the 2014 drama “Heirs.” Maybe that’s why you voted for her as a star with one of the most kissable lips! Check out those luscious smoochers in “Flower Boy Next Door,” “You’re Beautiful,” “Heartstrings” and “Kimcheed Radish”!

      Song Joong Ki

      Bet you didn’t know that this young actor is a former speed skating athlete and very academically accomplished! But Song Joong Ki also published a health and beauty book for men in 2013, so he knows how to take care of his gorgeous lips! See the proof in “Innocent Man,” “Sungkyunkwan Scandal,” “A Tree With Deep Roots,” “Obstetrics and Gynecology Doctors (aka OBGYN)” and “Triple”!

      Lee Seung Gi

      One of the most successful singer-turned-actors, Lee Seung Gi has demonstrated star power in his many drama roles. See those heart-melting lips in “You’re All Surrounded,” “Gu Family Book,” “The King 2 Hearts,” “My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho,” “Shining Inheritance” and as an MC for the variety show “Strong Heart.”

      Chris Wu

      The Taiwanese actor made his film debut in “Fragile in Love” in 2007 and his television debut in 2009 in the drama “Autumn’s Concerto.” Ever since then, Chris Wu has been melting hearts and gaining fans with this talents and those full, pouty lips! See them in action in the recently ended drama “Rock ‘n’ Road,” as well as “What Is Love” and “Inborn Pair.”

      Park Yoochun

      Park Yoochun commands respect as both an idol singer and serious actor who has shown his versatility in his roles in “Three Days,” “Rooftop Prince,” “Miss Ripley,” “Sungkyunkwan Scandal” and “I Miss You.” But you respect those lips, too!

      Sunny of Girls’ Generation

      The multitalented singer, dancer, radio personality, MC, model and actress has what you fans describe as kissable “duck lips.” See her many talents and those duck lips in Episode 165 and Episode 166 of “Strong Heart” and Episode 39 of “Running Man”!

      Thanks to all of you who wrote in with your picks for your favorite kissable lips!

      Some titles on Viki are not available in certain regions of the world. But Qualified Contributors (QCs) can view and contribute to most titles. Read this blog post to learn how to become a QC.

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      You’ve all heard of the popular saying, “Age is just a number.” Well, these three young, up-and-coming stars — Park Hyung Shik, Seo Kang Joon and Nam Ji Hyun— indeed prove that true talent defies age!

      If you haven’t heard of these hot new stars, you should commit their names to memory now! They’ve already been making a name for themselves in the entertainment industry, and soon enough, you’re sure to hear comparisons about their acting ability with their respected sunbaes.

      In the new Korean drama “What Happens to My Family,” we follow the daily lives of a chaotic family. However, this isn’t just another typical weekend drama — the patriarch of this family decides to sue his adult children for being undutiful! Cha Bong Soon (played by Yoo Dong Geun) is fed up with their selfish behavior and wants to teach them a lesson. Find out about what other craziness happens in this hilarious video recap!

      Cha Dal Bong (played by Park Hyung Shik) is the youngest son and will be caught up in a love triangle with Kang Seo Wool (played by Nam Ji Hyun) and Yoon Eun Ho (played by Seo Kang Joon). She’s a lucky girl to have these two cuties fight over her! Jealous? YES!

      Seo Kang Joon (left) and Park Hyung Shik (right)

      Here’s your chance to learn more about these young rising Korean stars:

      Park Hyung Shik

      Park Hyung Shik debuted in 2010 with the K-pop boy group ZE:A, but it’s easy to get lost in the mix among eight other members. For him, the rise to fame came thanks to appearances in the reality/variety show “Real Men” and dramas such as the massive hit “Heirs” and “Nine: 9 Times Time Travel.” He even won the Best Male Newcomer in a Variety Show Award in 2013. Congratulations, Hyung Shik!

      Seo Kang Joon

      Seo Kang Joon is the new kid on the K-drama scene, having only been around for about a year. He appeared in “The Suspicious Housemaid,” but it was really his first supporting role in “Cunning Single Lady” that put him on the map. You might be surprised to learn that this timid flower boy is actually the leader of 5urprise, a five-member acting group set to branch out into music, commercials and variety shows. Don’t look too closely — his dreamy, light brown eyes make it hard for fans to resist him!  

      Nam Ji Hyun

      Nam Ji Hyun is the most veteran of the three actors because she has been acting since childhood with roles in “East of Eden” and “The Great Queen Seon Deok.” She’s even a three-time winner of the Special Child Actress Award. With her recent portrayal as the young Yoon Soo Wan in the widely popular drama “Angel Eyes,” Nam Ji Hyun is slowly making the transition into more adult roles. She grows more beautiful every day, and we’re excited to see what comes next!

      You don’t want to miss this fun new drama, so catch up on all the action starting with Episode 1 below!

      Who are you most looking forward to seeing in “What Happens to My Family”? Let us know in the comments!

      Some titles on Viki are not available in certain regions of the world. But Qualified Contributors (QCs) can view and contribute to most titles. Read this blog post to learn how to become a QC. 

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