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  • 09/05/14--05:00: Learn Japanese With Viki!
  • Have you ever watched the cute high school romance between Kotoko and Naoki in “Mischievous Kiss: Love in TOKYO,” or perhaps real-life love stories in “Love Stories From Fukuoka” is more your style? Well, in either case, wouldn’t knowing a few words in Japanese multiply your enjoyment of the shows you love to watch?


    We break down and translate five great-to-know Japanese phrases below. Try practicing them with friends and you’ll be a pro soon enough!

    In “Tokyo Girls Update,” viewers are introduced to the latest trends in Japan culture, such as girl fashion, cosplay, anime and more! The show starts with MC Hikari Shiina introducing herself. She uses the simple greeting, “Hello, everyone.” No need to be shy – let’s wave hello back, too!


    After saying hello, Hikari Shiina usually starts the show by sharing her name, “I am Hikari Shiina.” 
    Tip: Don’t forget to replace Hikari Shiina with your own name! 


    In Episode 3 of “Tokyo Girls Update,” Hikari welcomes her friend, a model named Ai Matsumoto, as a guest to report on fashion while shopping together. They greet each other happily and Hikari says, “Long time no see.”


    Hikari and Ai visit a cosmetic store at “109,” a famous shopping mall that is popular among teenage girls in Tokyo. When they see all the different products, they can’t help but respond with “Kawaii” about everything. Can you count how many times “Kawaii” is used in Episode 3?


    In Episode 4 of “Tokyo Girls Update,” the four-member girl group “Silent Siren” is the guest accompanying Hikari as they go to a game center in Tokyo. This is their first time meeting, so Hikari is more formal and polite while greeting them. She looks forward to working together and says, “Thank you in advance.”


    Which phrase do you think you’ll use most often? Tell us in the comments!

    Remember to check out the language-learning topics in Discussions to chat with fellow community members on interesting topics, such as “Local Food and Drinks,” “Mistranslations” and “Words Learned From Dramas.”

    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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    Yoo In Na of ‘My Secret Hotel’ sends out her Chuseok greeting!

    Ah yes, the colors of the leaves are changing and the long summer days are drawing to a close. Instead of feeling gloomy about the chilly months ahead, it’s time to celebrate autumn and the harvest moon. Learn about the traditions of Chuseok in Korea and other Asian autumn festivals!

    Traditional mooncake with tea

    In China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, citizens celebrate the autumn festival with lanterns, mooncakes and plenty of delicious food! This festival is supposed to celebrate the end of the harvest, thanking the moon deities for a successful harvest and for many more to come. Families eat mooncakes – sweet lotus paste cakes filled with an egg – to symbolize unity and strength. Lanterns are lit as symbols of the festival and riddles are written on them so that others can try to guess the answers.

    Haagen-Dazs ice cream mooncakes

    Today, the festival is about family unity, and it is common for families and close friends to exchange extravagant boxes of mooncakes. Mooncakes are no longer a simple pastry filled with sweet lotus paste and egg; they can be made of ice cream, green tea, jelly or even chocolate! Lanterns are still lit in honor of the festival, but they have become increasingly extravagant, just like the mooncakes!

    Traditional songpyeon

    In South Korea, today is Chuseok, a celebration of autumn that is sometimes referred to as “Korean Thanksgiving.” The origins of the festival are a bit of a mystery, as some believe that the festival represented the ancient Kingdom of Silla’s victory over the kingdom of Baekje. Another story says the festival began when the Kingdom of Silla held a monthlong weaving contest between two teams, and that the losing team had to hold a feast in the winning team’s honor.

    Ancestral offerings during Chuseok

    No matter the origin of the festival, this is one of Korea’s biggest holidays, and families come together to pay respects to their ancestors and eat songpyeon. Songpyeon is a steamed rice cake filled with delicious fillings, such as sesame seeds, jujubes or honey. Sungpyeon is shaped like a half moon, which represents victory and a bright future in Korea. Families often gather together to eat them to wish their families a victorious and bright future.

    Check out some pics of your favorite stars celebrating the autumn festival below!

    TVXQ enjoying some songpyeon
    James Wen from ‘The Fierce Wife’ enjoys mooncake!
    Eric Nam of ‘After School Club’ wearing a hanbok
    Kim Bum of ‘V Love’ munches on some mooncake

    How do you celebrate autumn? Would you like to try mooncakes or songpyeon? 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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    See SISTAR strut their stuff on stage
    Did you miss out on going to LA K-Pop Festival this year? Really wished you could have seen CNBLUE, Infinite, SISTAR, 2PM or SHINee? Don’t worry, we’re giving away the newly released LA K-Pop Festival DVD! You’ll be able to watch your favorite K-pop groups all day, any time.

    No need to order and wait – we have them ready for you right now!

    Jun. K of 2PM is telling you to act fast! 
    We’re giving away these DVDs each day over the next week! That’s SO many chances for you to get your hands on this exclusive item! (Seriously, we have too many of these and we’re happy to send them to our wonderful users!)

    L of Infinite agrees that these DVDs are a hot item!

    There are two ways you can enter for a chance to own one of these awesome DVDs:

    1. Participate in our video scavenger hunt contest!
    • Entries are due by Monday, September 15, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time
      • To figure out what time this is where you live, use this website. 
    • Click here to answer our questionnaire and show off your K-pop knowledge!
    2. Follow us on Twitter or Instagram and tell us why you love K-pop!
    • For Twitter users: Tweet @Viki why you love K-pop using “#vikikpop”
    • For Instagram users: Tag us in a photo @Viki showing us why you love K-pop using “#vikikpop”
    • Make sure you’re following us, or you’re not eligible!
    Enter one, or both, to increase your likelihood of getting the DVD!

    K-pop lovers, fighting!

    CNBLUE wishes you the best of luck!

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    We’re happy to see Kim Bum again on the small screen, but this time he has decided to take on the challenge of starring opposite Chinese actors and actresses in the new on-air drama “V Love”! After eight years in the business, Kim Bum has come a long way from playing a teenage boy to taking on more mature roles as an adult heartthrob. Follow us as we reminisce about Kim Bum’s path to stardom through his roles in popular dramas!

    So Yi Jung in ‘Boys Over Flowers

    This has become a K-drama classic after its explosive run in 2009. With so many cute flower boys, it makes complete sense! Kim Bum plays So Yi Jung, a skilled potter whose family owns the country’s largest art museum. A notorious playboy, he eventually stops his wayward ways after finding true love with Ga Eul (played by Kim So Eun), Jan Di’s best friend.



    Park Jin Sung in ‘That Winter, The Wind Blows

    In the role of Park Jin Sung, Kim Bum plays a troublemaker who follows his favorite hyung, Oh Soo (played by Jo In Sung). He is active and bright but has a temper. If someone hurts his family or the people he loves, Jin Sung won’t let the person get away with it. His biggest hope is to live happily with Oh Soo, Moon Hee Sun (played by Jung Eun Ji) and his family.


    Kim Tae Do in ‘Jung Yi, The Goddess of Fire

    As Kim Tae Do, Kim Bum’s character grows up with and cares for Jung Yi (played by Moon Geun Young) like a sister. He protects and hides her true identity as a woman in order for her to become a potter. He also helps his mom to operate an inn. With so many great gentlemanly qualities, we can understand how Moon Geun Young grew fond of Kim Bum on-set, blossoming into a real-life relationship that sadly ended in May.


    Ou Hui in ‘V Love

    Kim Bum switches it up this time by playing Ou Hui, an arrogant, wealthy restauranteur. After a chance meeting in a cafe that Wei Wei (played by Li Xi Rui) is working at, Ou Hui seems to show some interest in her. He falls for Wei Wei’s honest personality, but does she feel the same? See what happens starting from Episode 1!


    We can’t wait to see what the future holds for this young star. Which Kim Bum drama is your favorite? Share with us in the comments below!

    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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    The J-drama moment you’ve been waiting and asking for is finally here! The first episode of “Mischievous Kiss 2: Love in TOKYO” (the first episode is called "Mischievous Kiss 2: Love in Okinawa") is coming to Viki ... tomorrow! Make sure you favorite the Channel now so that you get an email when the episodes are uploaded! Further episodes will be coming later this year, on the same Channel.

    In “Mischievous Kiss 2,” the highly anticipated sequel to the 2013 J-drama “Mischievous Kiss: Love in TOKYO,” Yuki Furukawa and Miki Honaka return as Naoki and Kotoko, respectively, and they are now married. The series starts with a special preview episode called “Mischievous Kiss 2: Love in Okinawa” that follows the newlyweds on their honeymoon to the gorgeous tropic paradise of Okinawa. Can their relationship survive the pressures of their marriage and careers after they return home?

    In a recent interview, Yuki Furukawa said his character, Naoki, shows a more affectionate side this season. That means you could expect more kissing scenes! Even Miki Honoka mentioned that she likes the Naoki from season 2 more!

    You don’t want to miss this J-drama — there’s romance, comedy and amazingly beautiful sceneries that will leave you longing for your own tropical romance!

    Mischievous Kiss 2: Love in TOKYO” is available to worldwide audiences except a few select countries.


    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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    Get ready to party, because we’re celebrating the adorable Lee Jong Suk’s birthday! Born on September 14, 1989, Lee Jong Suk is turning 25 this year, and he’s done quite a bit in his short career — and there’s nothing he can’t do! But here are five fun facts that you may be surprised to learn about the birthday boy!


    He’s an Established Actor

    Lee Jong Suk appeared in his first drama, “Prosecutor Princess,” in 2010 but achieved break-out success in 2012 with his appearance in “School 2013” alongside superstar Kim Woo Bin. Since then, he’s had various cameos and leading roles, including his starring roles in “I Hear Your Voice” and “Doctor Stranger.”


    He Has a Hot Body

    There’s a reason why Lee Jong Suk is a model as well as an actor — he’s definitely got the body for it. Not only does he have a killer set of abs and a perfect smile, Lee Jong Suk towers over crowds at an impressive height of 185 cm (that’s 6’2” in case you don’t want to do the conversion)!


    He Knows How to Act Cute

    He’s known as an aegyo master and has admitted that he would probably perform a little aegyo for his future girlfriend once in awhile.


    He Has an Ideal Type

    Speaking of future girlfriends, Lee Jong Suk mentioned that his ideal woman is someone whom he can learn from — know anyone to recommend to him?


    He Loves Spending Time Alone

    Okay, maybe Lee Jong Suk won’t have a girlfriend anytime soon since he also admitted that he loves spending time at home alone, just watching TV. He’s even mentioned that he’ll have a conversation with his TV once in awhile to entertain himself.


    Let’s wish Lee Jong Suk a great birthday this year! How would you like to help him celebrate? Let us know in the comments below!


    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 lucky subber received a CD from Super Junior or EXO!

    During the last week of August, we invited Viki community members to subtitle as much as they could each day for a chance to receive a gift. The gifts were either Viki merchandise or a K-pop CD from Super Junior or EXO! And the winners are …

    The turnout was amazing! Some users even came close to reaching QC status within one day alone. Thank you to everyone that participated – we greatly appreciate the time and effort you set aside to contribute. Viki wouldn’t be the same without people like you!

    Today, we’re happy to recognize the top subtitlers and their respective languages!

    Sunday, August 24deak_lidia, Hungarian
    Monday,  August 25QueenSena, French
    Tuesday, August 26eszter_molnar, Hungarian
    Wednesday, August 27thiscindy, Danish
    Thursday, August 28eszter_molnar, Hungarian
    Friday, August 29szandra, Hungarian
    Saturday, August 30zano_v, Vietnamese
    Sunday, August 31szandra, Hungarian

    If you missed out on this sub-a-thon or want another chance to receive a gift, don’t worry! There will be another opportunity soon. Maybe even at the end of this month so stay tuned! ;)


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    Anderson Estrella

    Viki fans come in all forms from every region of the globe – and in all age groups. Anderson “Andy” Estrella is a 19-year-old native of New York City and says the Korean and Japanese dramas on Viki have helped contribute to his language learning.


    Andy is a 4/C Midshipman (student), a freshman at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He is pursuing a degree in Political Science-International Relations with a minor in Japanese – and he credits his exposure to Korean and Japanese dramas on Viki for his educational goals.


    Andy first discovered Viki earlier this year when he was browsing titles on Netflix and came across the Korean drama “A Gentleman’s Dignity.” Immediately, Andy was hooked. That first drama led to many more Korean dramas and then Japanese dramas, which then evolved into an interest in learning the Korean and Japanese languages and cultures.


    “My friends find it odd that a Hispanic male from New York City understands Korean and Japanese with limited proficiency,” Andy says. “I am grateful to Viki for helping me build my language proficiency. I use Viki for my language studies because I sometimes watch the dramas without subtitles to synchronize the images with sound in order to familiarize myself with the context and usage of the words. Then I watch it with subtitles in order to have a better understanding.”


    Korean, Japanese and the German he studied at a local college while in high school are just a few of the languages Andy wants to master. With his multilingual capabilities, Andy hopes to become a valuable asset to the U.S. Navy and give back for all that has been given to him. During his four years at the U.S. Naval Academy, Andy plans to apply for exchange programs abroad, specifically Japan, but he is open to any programs that will further develop him into a well-rounded individual.


    “I really want to participate in any exchange program because I want to experience new cultural environments,” Andy says. “With the importance of international trade, regional expertise and language proficiency are as important as any arsenal in the U.S. Navy. The economic and strategic significance of our relationship with our trading partners make it important to be proficient in foreign languages.”


    With his life dedicated to his academic and military training, Andy says it’s hard to find the time to keep up with all the dramas that he loves. He’s not afraid to admit that his favorite genre is Romance and Action/Adventure, with recent favorite dramas including “A Cunning Single Lady,” “You’re All Surrounded,” “Doctor Stranger,” “My Love From the Star” and “Hotel King.”


    “There are 24 hours in a day, six of which I spend sleeping,” Andy says. “This means, in reality, I have 18 hours. While at the Academy, I am very limited in time and have countless tasks and objectives to complete within that time frame. So on leave (break), I catch up to my dramas and apply what I learned.”


    Andy has formed a very clear idea how he wants to use his newfound interest in Asian cultures in his future career.


    “I am particularly interested in using my skills and knowledge to assist the U.S. Navy to the best of my ability,” Andy says. “My main goal is to be a productive operator in our international arena by being knowledgeable about the world resource endowments, trade movements and patterns, and the world’s diverse economic, political and social system (specifically in Asia). These are all essential information when interacting and cooperating with the citizens and representatives of vast nations that, as a future U.S. Naval Officer, I will inevitably encounter.” 


    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 loved Kim Woo Bin as a mysterious transfer student in “School 2013” and as a rich, bad boy in “Heirs.” Now you can see the hottest young actor in Korea as a ruthless gangster in his latest film, “Friend 2: The Legacy.” The DVD was released today, and thanks to CJ Entertainment, we have THREE DVDs to give away to Viki fans!

    For a chance to own one of these awesome DVDs, just follow the three easy steps below:

    1. LIKE Asian Movies n More on Facebook
    2. Follow us on Twitter or Instagram and tell us or show us what you like about Kim Woo Bin
      • For Twitter users: Tweet @Viki why you’re a fan of Kim Woo Bin using “#vikigiveaway”
      • For Instagram users: Tag @Viki in a photo showing us your favorite Kim Woo Bin scene using “#vikigiveaway”
      • Make sure you’re following us, or you’re not eligible!
    3. Fill out this form with your contact information.

    The deadline to enter is Tuesday, Sep 23, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, and the lucky recipients will be contacted on Wednesday, Sep 24, by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. If you’re one of the three lucky recipients, you must leave a review of the movie on the “Friend 2: The Legacy” DVD page on Amazon.


    Exploring the relationships of fathers and sons, “Friend 2: The Legacy” delivers an enlightening sequel to a film that was declared an immediate classic and hard-boiled coda to an iconic gangster film that changed the meaning of the word “Friend” in Korea. Watch the trailer below!




    Enjoy the giveaway, and let us know what you think of the film 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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    Gong Hyo Jin and Cha Seung Won in ‘The Greatest Love

    Love is a wonderful thing, and we should all be lucky enough to experience it and have it in our lives! Love comes in all forms, but if you live in the K-drama world, this ranges from sympathetic love for your dead girlfriend’s younger sister (see the upcoming “She’s So Lovable” starring Rain) to angry love for your selfish ex-husband/current boss (see “Cunning Single Lady”). Read on to learn about five other unusual types of love that can only be found in Korean dramas!

    Emotionally Scarred Love

    In “It’s Okay, That’s Love,” Ji Hae Soo (played by Gong Hyo Jin) and Jang Jae Yeol (played by Jo In Sung) are highly successful professionals personally dealing with deep-rooted emotional scars. Hae Soo witnessed her mother’s secret affair as a child, so she struggles with affection and physical intimacy with her boyfriends. Meanwhile, Jae Yeol grew up with an abusive stepfather, who died unexpectedly, and his older brother was sent to jail for the crime.

    Somehow, these two emotional wrecks learn how to heal each other’s scars. I guess crazy + crazy = normal? Do you think their relationship can overcome all the craziness?



    ‘Noona’ Love

    Recently, a hot trend in dramas has been “noona” romances, the Korean word for “older sister” that is used to refer to relationships between an older woman and a younger man. If you don’t believe us, “A Witch’s Romance,” “I Need Romance 3” and “Secret Love Affair” are just a few recent examples. In “King of High School,” Lee Min Seok (played by Seo In Guk) is an average high schooler who suddenly replaces his look-a-like older brother at his new job. His office “noona,” Jung Soo Young (played by Lee Ha Na), shows him how to navigate the adult world, and he soon falls in love with her.

    What happens when Soo Young discovers the truth about Min Seok? Will this noona romance last?



    Contract Love

    Some women may dream of finding a handsome guy with a stable job and warm family. While this is certainly true for Joo Jang Mi (played by Han Groo), it’s the complete opposite for Gong Gi Tae (played by Yeon Woo Jin), a certified bachelor who is determined to stay single. It’s the classic fake relationship plot in “Marriage, Not Dating” when Gi Tae introduces Jang Mi to his family as his future wife to get them off his back about settling down.

    We know how their story ends, but aren’t you curious how her fiery, honest personality wins over the heart of this arrogant, non-committal man?



    Mythical Love

    First, it was an alien and an overly dramatic actress in “My Love From the Star.” Now, it’s a mermaid and an unemployed man in “Surplus Princess.” We enjoy seeing writers starting to branch out from the status quo and explore more unique romantic storylines! The tricky part for Kim Ha Ni (played by Jo Bo Ah) is that to remain a human, she must find her true love within 100 days.

    Do you think Ha Ni will succeed, or will she be sent back to her underwater life? If you were a fan of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” then we suggest you give this drama a chance!



    Forbidden Royal Love

    We’re familiar with seeing Jung Yong Hwa as the charismatic leader of K-pop boy band CNBLUE, but did you know that he actually made his debut as Kang Shin Woo in the popular drama “You’re Beautiful”? Now, he’s returned to the small screen again in “The Three Musketeers,” playing Park Dal Hyang, a royal warrior guard dedicated to protecting the Crown Prince (played by Lee Jin Wook). There’s just one catch – the Crown Princess is his first love that he can’t seem to forget.

    Does she share the same feelings? Will their innocent past love become a forbidden palace romance?


    Which type of love is your favorite? What other types of love do you think should be added to the list? Share with us 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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    Aleksey Shklyaev は大事な任務を負っています。Viki はそんな彼の任務の遂行のお手伝いをしています。彼のミッションとは、Berykton Ludという世界中の翻訳家の集まりのリーダーとして、ほとんど知られていないロシアの方言であるウドムルト語の保存をすることです。

    ウドムルト語は、旧ソビエト連邦時代に55万人ほどが話していた方言です。残念ながら、この言語はロシア政府からの支援がもらえず、今では、ウドムルト語で書かれた本はほんの数冊しか残っていません。またウドムルト語でのテレビ放送も1日数時間のみとなってしまいました。
    Aleksey氏のグループには、モスクワ、イタリア、フィンランド、エストニアなどを拠点とする技術者、科学者、医者や学生などが参加しています。彼のグループは、ウドムルトの文化を継承するために、ウドムルト語をVikiの字幕言語リストに追加してくれるように依頼してきたのです。Berykton Ludの他にも10以上の組織が、同じように豊かな文化、言語そして歴史の継承を目的として、Vikiに働きかけてきています。
    本日、Vikiとその親会社の楽天は、Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languagesと提携して、新しく絶滅危機・新興言語プログラムというプログラムを立ち上げました。このプログラムで、絶滅の危機にある言語を、コミュニティが保存また再活性化することができるように支援していきたいと思っています。Living Tongues チャンネルでは、VikiのパートナーであるLiving Tongues Institute for Endangered Languagesの素晴らしい活動についてもっと読むことができます。
    現在、ウドムルト語は、Vikiの字幕言語リストに追加されています。ウドムルト語のような絶滅が危惧されている言語は、Vikiで見ることができる200言語の25パーセントにあたります。
    Aleksey氏のグループはVikiを見つけたとき、とても興奮したそうです。すでにVikiがライセンスを取得済みの映画やテレビ番組は、ウドムルト語の翻訳者の素晴らしい土台となったからです。そうやって、ウドムルト語は地球上のたくさんの人に知られる機会が与えられたのです。「協力作業にもってこいです。」とAleksey氏は語ります。


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    Aleksey Shklyaev tiene una misión – y Viki le esta ayudando a conseguirla. El es el líder de una comunidad internacional de traductores mejor conocidos como los Berykton Lud, quienes tienen cómo misión ayudar a desarrollar y conservar vivo un dialecto Ruso poco conocido llamado Udmurt.

    Udmurt es un dialecto hablado por tan solo 550,000 personas en la ex Unión Soviética. El idioma no está avalado por el gobierno Ruso, y por lo mismo, existen muy pocos libros y tan sólo 2 horas diarias de programación en televisión disponibles en el lenguaje Udmurt.

    Con el fin de conservar vivo el Udmurt, el grupo de traductores de Aleksey – sabios tecnólogos, científicos, periodistas, doctores y estudiantes con sede en Moscú, Italia, Finlandia, Estonia, y otros países – contactaron a Viki para agregar el idioma Udmurt a la lista creciente de subtítulos para traducir. Además de Berykton Lud, cerca de una docena de organizaciones se han puesto en contacto con Viki en los dos últimos años, con la meta de preservar sus idiomas, y por ende, su rica historia cultural.

    Hoy, Viki y Rakuten se han aliado con el Instituto “Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages” para lanzar nuestro nuevo Programa de Lenguas en Peligro de extinción. Juntos, vamos a documentar lenguas en que estén sufriendo este riesgo, y asistiremos a ciertas comunidades para mantener y revitalizar el conocimiento de sus lenguas nativas. Visita el canal Living Tongues en Viki para conocer más sobre el maravilloso trabajo de esta organización.

    Udmurt es hoy uno de los 200 idiomas soportados por Viki, 25 por ciento de los cuales están en peligro de extinción.

    Cuando el grupo de Aleksey descubrió Viki por primera vez, los miembros se fascinaron. Con películas y programas de TV ya licenciados, Viki ofrece una plataforma sencilla para que el grupo trabaje en sus traducciones a Udmurt, y puedan así exponer el idioma a más personas alrededor del mundo. “Esta es una idea genial para cooperar” dijo Aleksey.



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    Aleksey Shklyaev is on a mission — and Viki is helping him to achieve it. He heads up a worldwide community of translators known as the Berykton Lud whose members’ mission is to help develop and keep a little-known dialect spoken in Russia known as Udmurtalive.

    Udmurt is spoken by only about 550,000 people in the former Soviet Union. The language is not fully supported by the Russian government, and there are very few books and only about two hours of daily television programming available in the Udmurt language.

    In order to keep the Udmurt culture alive, Aleksey’s translating group — comprising technologists, scientists, journalists, doctors and students based in Moscow, Italy, Finland, Estonia and other countries — contacted Viki to add the Udmurt language to our growing list of languages for translated subtitles. In addition to the Berykton Lud, nearly a dozen organizations have contacted Viki in the last two years with the goal of preserving their languages and, by extension, their rich cultural histories.

    Today, Viki and its parent company, Rakuten, have partnered with the Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages to launch our new Endangered and Emerging Languages ProgramTogether, we’ll document endangered languages and assist communities with maintaining and revitalizing knowledge of their native tongues. Visit the Living Tongues channel on Viki to find out more about the organization’s amazing work.

    Udmurt is now one of about 200 languages that Viki currently supports, 25 percent of which are now considered endangered or emerging languages.

    When Aleksey’s group first discovered Viki, the members were thrilled. With its already licensed films and television shows, Viki provides an easy platform for the translating group to work on its Udmurt translations and expose the Udmurt language to more people around the globe. “It’s very good for cooperation,” Aleksey said.


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    Are you sad that “Fated to Love You” already ended? Miss seeing Gun and Mi Young onscreen? We do, too!

    Here’s your chance to relive the best moments from the widely popular drama! Check out our list of the top eight memorable moments from “Fated to Love You.”

    Episode 1: First Meeting


    While practicing his proposal to longtime ballerina girlfriend, Gun (played by Jang Hyuk) runs into Mi Young (played by Jang Na Ra) for the first time. They bump into each other after tripping on bouncy balls spilled on the ground. In the chaos, the engagement ring rolls away into a dog pen and next to a scary, sleeping Rottweiler. Mi Young impresses Gun with her speedy running skills when the dog wakes up and they get chased.

    Does Gun ever get his ring back?

    Episode 2: Mi Young’s Makeover


    In Macau, Mi Young discovers her “boyfriend” in bed with another woman. Instead of apologizing, Byung Chul (played by Kim Young Hoon) criticizes her for being pitiful and easy to forget. Gun comes to the rescue to swoop Mi Young away to the beauty salon for a makeover so that her outer beauty can match her inner beauty. They link arms while walking into the casino, where Gun shows off his poker skills to teach Byung Chul a lesson.

    Will Mi Young and Gun meet again after returning to Seoul?

    Episode 9: Group Photo Shoot


    Gun hires artist Daniel (played by Choi Jin Hyuk) for a collaboration with his company. During the promotional photo shoot, male jealousy takes over when Gun finds out that Mi Young and Daniel are close friends. The trio take photos together, and the two men battle over showing their affection for Mi Young.

    Who ends up winning the battle for Mi Young’s heart?

    Episode 12: Car Accident


    Mi Young mistakenly believes that Gun wants to move forward with the divorce contract. Emotionally drained and crushed after receiving this news from Gun’s jealous former girlfriend, Se Ra (played by Wang Ji Won), Mi Young doesn’t pay attention when crossing the street and gets into a car accident. At the hospital, the doctor breaks the sad news that Mi Young has miscarried the baby.

    How do Mi Young and Gun cope in the aftermath of this tragedy?

    Episode 13: Return as Ellie Kim


    Mi Young accepts Daniel’s offer to mend her broken heart in Paris, where she can develop her craft and enroll in art school. Three years later, she returns for her exhibition as famous artist Ellie Kim. She’s no longer the mousy pushover we met in Episode 1 but has blossomed into a beautiful, confident woman!

    Could romantic feelings have sparked between Daniel and Ellie during their time overseas?

    Episode 13: Dog Poop Art Piece


    Gun learns that Mi Young is back in Seoul and secretly attends her art exhibition. He’s drawn by one piece of a young girl making the snail sign, which was an inside joke between him and Mi Young. He immediately inquires about buying the painting and won’t accept no for an answer.

    Does Gun successfully acquire the painting?

    Episode 20: Second Wedding



    Who doesn’t love a happy ending? We’re all suckers for it! Gun and Mi Young overcome their past issues to find love again. The wedding is full of joy and happiness with their closest friends and family members in attendance to celebrate the special occasion. Gun and Mi Young promise each other that even if death separates them, they will be together forever.

    What happens next in their fairy tale life?

    Episode 20: Honeymoon Déjà Vu



    Marital bliss is short lived when everyone is plotting for a honeymoon baby! To recreate the magical moment that started it all, Secretary Tak (played by Choi Dae Chul) and Yong (played by Choi Wook Shik) are on a secret mission to make sure that Gun and Mi Young’s honeymoon is a success. Again, when they wake up the next morning, Gun and Mi Young can’t remember anything that happened.

    Is a honeymoon baby in the cards for Gun and Mi Young?


    The Korean version of “Fated to Love You” was definitely a huge hit among fans. It might be over, but you can still catch all the action from the beginning with Episode 1! Hopefully, we’ll see the two Jangs (Jang Hyuk and Jang Na Ra) reunited onscreen again soon.

    Which drama moment was your favorite from “Fated to Love You”? Tell us in the comments!

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    ‘Tazza: The Hidden Card’ hits theaters in the U.S. and Canada on September 26!

    This Friday, you can catch the United States premiere of the highly anticipated new Korean crime-thriller film “Tazza: The Hidden Card,” starring T.O.P, Shin Se Kyung and Kim Yoon Seok, in select theaters. Here’s your chance to get free tickets to watch the exciting new film!

    We’re sending 10 lucky Qualified Contributors (QCs) to watch “Tazza: The Hidden Card”! Qualified Contributors are the dedicated volunteer subtitlers and segmenters who bring you the best translations for your dramas and movies every day on Viki. We’re always looking for cool new ways to show our appreciation to our QCs: Learn How to Subtitle and you can become a QC, too!

    If you want to watch “Tazza: The Hidden Card,” find showtimes in your area. The suspenseful film is about a man who becomes very successful in the world of high-stakes gambling but is forced to run for his life when he is made the scapegoat of a deal gone wrong by dangerous card sharks and con artists.

    This movie ticket giveaway is sponsored by CJ Entertainment. To hear about more cool movie showings and events, visit the CJ Entertainment Facebook page.

    QCs may enter the giveaway by filling out this form. Entries will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, September 25.

    Winners will be contacted via PM by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, September 26. Good luck and thank you to all of our QCs for all your hard work!


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    While watching your favorite drama, have you ever wished you could travel to the same places? Well, here is your chance to travel along with the popular recent drama “It’s Okay, That’s Love”!

    In Episode 8 of “It’s Okay, That’s Love,” Hae Soo (played by Gong Hyo Jin) and Jae Yeol (played by Jo In Sung) make a last-minute decision to go to Okinawa, Japan, for the weekend. Luckily, they could use English most of the time, but wouldn’t knowing some helpful phrases in Japanese have been much easier? We think so!

    Here are six Japanese phrases that will help you to survive in Okinawa — or any other part of Japan — on your next trip there.

    How to Say Hello



    “Hello, good morning.”
    “Hello” – こんにちは (Kon-ni-chi-wa)
    “Good morning” –おはようございます (O-ha-yo go-zai-masu)

    This is the standard greeting that is always a great way to start the day. The words are different in every language, but the meaning stays the same. Say it with a smile, and you’ll get one in return!

    How to Get a Room


    “Excuse me, I was wondering if you have any other rooms. Two rooms please.”
    “Excuse me” – すみません (Su-mi-ma sen)
    “I was wondering if you have any other rooms” – 他の 部屋 は ありますか (Ho-ka-no he-ya wa ari-masu-ka)
    “Two rooms” – 2部屋 (Fu-ta he-ya)
    “Please” – お願いします (O-ne-gai shi-masu)

    Upon arrival at the hotel in Okinawa, Hae Soo discovers that Jae Yeol only booked one overly luxurious room. She asks the staff if there is another available, which starts their long search in both the same hotel and at other places for a room fitting her much lower budget. She won’t rest until they’re in two separate rooms at a reasonable price!

    How to Pick Up a Guy/Girl


    “You’re just my style.”
    “You are” – なたは (Ana-ta-wa)
    “My” – 私の (Wa-ta-shi no)
    “Type” – タイプです (Type de-su)

    Note: In this case, it is more common to say “type” instead of “style” in Japanese

    Jae Yeol and Hae Soo are the perfect match as they both admit to being each other’s style, or type. They’ve both never met someone quite like the other. Jae Yeol even confesses his love!

    Check out their hot makeout session at the beach below!



    How to Ask for the Bill


    “Excuse me, bill please.”
    “Excuse me” – すみません (Su-mi-ma sen)
    “Bill” – 会計 を (Kai-kei wo)
    “Please” – お願いします (O-ne-gai shi-masu)

    Hae Soo is concerned about paying for everything equally with Jae Yeol during their trip. Before the check comes for their meal, she asks the waiter for “dutch pay,” which means splitting the bill in half.

    How to Respond to Someone Waiting for You


    “Okay, I’ll be right down. Thank you.”
    “Okay” – わかりました (Wa-ka-ri mash-i-ta)
    “I’ll be right down” – 今 うかがいます (Ima uka-gai-masu)
    “Thank you” – ありがとうございます(A-ri-ga-tou go-zai masu)

    Hae Soo calls the hotel staff about the availability of another room. She learns there is one and responds that she’ll be downstairs right away in order to get the key. Little does she know that the room is still a little too grand for her liking.

    How to Ask the Price of Something


    “Is it really 24,000 yen?”
    “Is it” – それは (So-re-wa)
    “Really” – 本当に (Hon-to-ni)
    “24,000 yen” – 24,000円 ですか (Ni-man yon sen en desu ka)

    The happy couple enjoy a fun date and end up painting little lion dogs called Shisha. Hae Soo is starting to loosen up, but we suspect she’s still shocked after learning how much the hotel room originally booked by Jae Yeol cost – for that amount, we would be, too!

    Note: $1 USD = 109 yen; 24,000 yen = $221 USD

    Which Japanese phrase do you think is most useful? Tell us and share other helpful phrases that you think we should know in the comments below!

    Remember to keep the conversation going in the Language Learning category of Discussions! Check out interesting topics, such as Basic words or sentences in your language, Local food and drinks, and Words and phrases learned from watching dramas.

    Also, if you haven’t participated in our language-learning challenges before, you can catch up and start earning points towards cool gifts:

    Language-Learning Challenge #1: True or False
    Language-Learning Challenge #2: One Liners
    Language-Learning Challenge #3: Round-Up Quiz
    Language-Learning Challenge #4: Combined True or False

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    Get excited — the seasons are changing and great new TV shows and movies are coming to the fall lineup. We know you’re all busy people (who isn’t, right?), so we’re making it really easy to help you figure out what you should watch next!

    G-Dragon can’t wait for these new dramas, too!

    Follow our list of 10 dramas and movies you should see this fall. With the weather turning colder, it’s the perfect time to snuggle under a warm blanket and have a video marathon of new fall shows and popular past shows!

    If you liked George Hu in “Love Around,watch him in “Love Cheque Charge.


    George Hu is switching it up this time by starring opposite newbie actress Yuan Ai Fei instead of Annie Chen. Would you ever promise to marry a stranger just to stop her from crying after a break-up? If he looks like George Hu, then yes, please!


    If you liked Puff Guo in “Just You,” watch her in “Love Myself or You.















    Puff Guo is on a roll after her first role in “Inborn Pair.” The in-trend Taiwanese actress is so great at portraying realistic on-screen chemistry that it doesn’t matter who her partner is — including Aaron Yan in “Just You” and Jasper Liu in “Love Myself or You.”

    If you liked Lee Dong Wook in “Hotel King, watch him in “Iron Man.


    Lee Dong Wook isn’t taking any break — immediately following up his role in “Hotel King” with “Iron Man.” We don’t mind seeing more of his handsome face and charismatic acting skills. See what happens in this supernatural action drama!

    If you liked Mario Maurer in “The Dog, watch him in “To Each a Flower.





    Thai-Chinese-German actor Mario Maurer started his career as a model at the young age of 16 and has slowly made a name for himself, mostly in films with a few dramas here and there. He even won “Best Film Actor” at the Top Awards 2010 ceremony. Check out what all the buzz is about now!

    If you liked the music in “Rock ‘n’ Road,” watch “She’s So Lovable.


    Just as the storyline in “Rock ‘n’ Road” was about a music producer who gets back on his feet after hard times, Rain’s comeback on the small screen explores the same theme. However, you may be more interested in watching his hot idol co-stars Krystal from f(x) or L and Hoya from Infinite!

    If you liked “Mischievous Kiss: Love in TOKYO,” watch “Mischievous Kiss 2: Love in TOKYO.




    This series starring Miki Honoka and Yuki Furukawa is the fifth drama adaptation of the original Japanese manga, “Itazura Na Kiss.” A special episode was recently released following the newlywed couple on their honeymoon in Okinawa, Japan. Get excited for the second season premiering later this year!

    If you liked the Korean version of “Fated to Love You,” watch the original Taiwanese “Fated to Love You.” 




    Sparks were flying for the Jang duo (Jang Hyuk and Jang Na Ra who played Gun and Mi Young, respectively) in the Korean version of “Fated to Love You.” If you liked the just-ended series as much as we did, you should see how it all started with the original Taiwanese drama!

    If you liked the history in “A Tree With Deep Roots,” watch “Secret Door.







    Han Suk Kyu stars in another historical drama with “Secret Door.” We do admit that the look does suit him well! Watch as the truth unfolds behind the mysterious death of Crown Prince Sado (played by Lee Je Hoon), which was ordered by his father, King Yeong Jo (played by Han Suk Kyu).

    If you liked Marlene Favela in “Wild Cat,” watch her in “Passion of the Heart.






    Marlene Favela is a telenovela queen as a veteran actress with 15 years of experience. In “Passion of the Heart,” will she be able to open up to love after being emotionally scarred from a past relationship?

    If you like high school shows like Hi! School: Love On, watch “Sixteen.


    High school can be a confusing time as everyone tries to figure out their identity. If you’ve been watching Woo Hyun (from K-pop boy group Infinite) in “Hi! School: Love On,” we think you’ll enjoy one of our new Bollywood films, “Sixteen”! It has all the things you want — tension, romance and comedy.   


    Which show are you most looking forward to watching? Tell us in the comments!

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    September is such a popular month that we had to group all our favorite celebrities together to wish one big “Happy Birthday”! Did you know that the following stars all have September birthdays?

    If you’re born in this month, then your zodiac sign is either Virgo or Libra. People born from September 1 to 22 are Virgo, a sign known for being understanding, caring and compassionate. Those born from September 23 to 30 are Libra, a sign identified as being organized and peaceful. 

    Check out which stars are born in September below and see if they’re a Virgo or Libra!

    September 5 — Mandy Wei, Cyndi Wang and B1A4’s Baro


    Mandy Wei only debuted five years ago, but her rise in the industry has been fast! She’s currently starring as the lead actress in “I Do 2.” Her past drama appearances include “Deja Vu” and “Love, Now.”


    Cyndi Wang started out as a singer after signing with Avex Taiwan in 2003. She successfully branched out into acting with roles in “Second Life,” “Heaven’s Wedding Gown” and “Smiling Pasta.”


    Baro is B1A4’s rapping cutie, but lately he’s received critical acclaim for his acting in “God’s Gift – 14 Days” and “Reply 1994.” Fun fact: While still a trainee, Baro asked TVXQ’s Yunho for an autograph and the message said, “Let’s meet on stage in the future!” Two years later, Baro met Yunho on his debut day and Yunho remembered him. How awesome, right?

    September 9 — Jung Il Woo


    Even with his military enlistment planned for next year (we’re sad to see him leave!), Jung Il Woo is busy doing as many projects as possible until then. He currently stars in the thrilling historical action drama “The Night Watchman.” As he gets older, his acting also has become more mature and we hope the experience of military service will add more depth to his future roles! Which of his dramas have you enjoyed watching the most — “Golden Rainbow,” “The Moon Embracing the Sun” or “Flower Boy Ramyun Shop”?

    September 11 – Leroy Young


    With his ‘The Way We Were’ co-star Ruby Lin
    Leroy Young can speak English? Yes! He graduated with a degree in information systems from the University of California at Irvine. He’s definitely easy on the eyes with a perfect smile complimented by hot dimples, but he can actually act, too! See his acting skills put to the test in “The Way We Were,” “Two Fathers,” “Love Forward,” and “Marry Me.”

    September 16 — Amy Poehler and Lee Jin Wook



    Amy Poehler is respected for her comedic chops and memorable sayings. One of her life quotes is “Sometimes painful things can teach us lessons that we didn’t think we needed to know.” Well, enough with the seriousness — keep the laughs coming by catching her in “Parks and Recreation Season 1” and “Season 2”!


    Lee Jin Wook got his start as a print model for Panasonic in 2003 before transitioning into acting the following year. He’s best known for his leading role in “Nine: 9 Times Time Travel,” which had the same writer and director as “The Three Musketeers.” Fun fact: Lee Jin Wook recently broke up with Gong Hyo Jin (from “It’s Okay, That’s Love”) after dating since May!

    September 19 — Saki Fukuda and David Zepeda


    Saki Fukuda is a veteran actress with 10 years in the industry, but she’s only turning 24! In her young career, she’s already received a Japan Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Watch Saki in “The Tragedy of W” and judge for yourself how well her acting has developed over the years.


    Can you believe hunky telenovela actor David Zepeda is turning 41? We think the native Mexican doesn’t look a day over 30. If you’re looking for more skin, see David in “Trapped”!

    September 25 — Hyun Bin


    We couldn’t possibly leave out Hyun Bin! The Korean actor is known worldwide for his leading roles in such popular dramas as “My Name Is Kim Sam Soon,” “Secret Garden” and “Worlds Within.” His relationship with Song Hye Gyo didn’t work out, so he’s still on the market, ladies! 

    Let’s wish a big Happy Birthday to all these September babies!

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    Random women always ask me to take photos with them,
    as was the case here in Tiananmen Square in Beijing in 2012!

    Hi, everyone! My name is Arif (arif), and I’m a new Community Team member at Viki. I was born in the United States but from moving around and having family from across the globe, I’ve become a fan of everything from Bollywood to Anime. As a language student (I speak English, Urdu, Hindi, Arabic, Spanish and French) and a TV fanatic, I’m excited to be working with Viki’s incredible subtitling community.

    Some of the shows I’m watching right now are “You’re All Surrounded,” “The World of Narue” and “Black Jack,” but I could definitely use suggestions on what to watch next! I would love to get to know everyone, so please feel free to message me!


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    Jessica’s celebrity skyrocketed after starring in 2012’s ‘Wild Romance 

    The world of K-pop girl groups was shattered just a little in the past 24 hours when it was announced that Jessica has been dropped from Girls’ Generation following several hours of social media frenzy.

    It all started yesterday morning when Jessica, one of Girls’ Generation’s nine members — but possibly the most high-profile — posted on Weibo, a Twitter-like service based in China:
    “I was excited about our upcoming fan events only to shockingly be informed by my company and 8 others that as of today, I’m no longer a member. I’m devastated — my priority and love is to serve as a member of GG, but for no justifiable reason, I am being forced out.” 


    Initial speculation centered around whether Jessica’s Weibo account had been hacked. But several hours later, SM Entertainment released an official statement that confirmed that Jessica will no longer be a part of Girls’ Generation moving forward. It also provided additional information about her departure that disputed Jessica’s self-depiction as “being forced out” of the group.

    In the statement, SM Entertainment claims that Jessica informed the agency last spring that she intended to end her involvement with Girls’ Generation after one more album to pursue other personal projects. She then started her fashion label, Blanc Group, supposedly without securing the agency’s approval. When negotiations broke down between the agency and Jessica over “differences in priorities and interest,” the agency said it had “no choice but to pull up Girls’ Generation’s activities as 8 members earlier than planned.” But while they were discussing how best to announce the news, the statement said Jessica jumped the gun and “posted her words early this morning.”

    The statement also said that Jessica is still under contract with SM Entertainment, and the agency will continue to support her “individual activities.”

    The news is so momentous for K-pop that even The Wall Street Journal covered the news with the headline “K-Pop Earthquake: Girls’ Generation Member Jessica Jung Ousted.”

    The iconic K-pop girl group will continue with only 8 members
    Girls’ Generation was first formed by SM Entertainment in 2007 and is now considered one of the most popular and recognized K-pop girl groups. With Jessica’s departure, the remaining eight members are Taeyeon, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona and Seohyun.

    Born in San Francisco, California, Jessica and her famous sister, Krystal of f(x) — who is currently starring in the popular drama “She’s So Lovable” with Rain — were both scouted by SM Entertainment in a mall while on vacation in South Korea at the age of 11. After seven years of training, Jessica was chosen to be a member of Girls’ Generation. Since then, Jessica has released several solo songs and branched out into modeling and acting — most notably in the musical theater production of “Legally Blonde” and in the popular 2012 K-drama “Wild Romance.” Earlier this year, Jessica and Krystal starred in their own reality show that followed the famous siblings in their daily, glamorous lives.

    It also has been widely reported that Jessica plans to wed Tyler Kwon, a man she has been rumored to be dating for many years. Kwon is chairman and CEO of Coridel Group in New York.


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