There was a song long ago (around 8-10 years) that I really liked. The song was only numbers in the title like 636 or something.
From what I can remember they were fairly unknown and had a male vocalist and was electronic. They music video was in a factory that made female cyborgs. Since it was so long ago my memory might be totally off.
Sorry if my description is really vague. I can answer any more questions if you guys need.
EDIT: It would have been closer to the 10 year mark. I remember listening to This song constantly around the same time. Now it might be that the song has totally fallen into obscurity because ilac (일락) was significantly more popular has also gone down that route.
Spaced repetition, everyday, for an hour. I don't think I have missed a day in 3 years.
Consistency has been the key here. I will note- this is roughly an hour per day of reviewing the words. I spend additional time reading materials(fiction books, textbooks, news articles, twitter etc) to find words I don’t know and make new flash cards based on those words. That is probably an addition hour per day.
After the first 2000 words or so- I started using Korean definitions for all my cards(got this tip from the Fluent Forever book). Initially this is extremely painful- but it’s been SO worth it. You dramatically improve your reading speed, comprehension and pronunciation this way(I ready aloud when I study).
This is the app I use to learn. I started with Anki 3 years ago and in the process of becoming obsessed with learning Korean vocabulary I created this app(iPhone only unfortunetily!). It’s very similar to Anki in te... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm getting rid of a bunch of my beginner Korean books and just want them to go to a good home. I'd just ask you to pay for shipping, unless you are in the NYC are and can arrange a pickup. All in good condition.
TTMIK Korean Verbs Guide VOL1&2
Ewha University Korean Level 1 Vol 2, includes CD
Korean Grammar in Use, includes CD
5 Children's folk and fairy tales: 1) 소녀와 나무꾼, 2) 해님 달님, 3) 토끼와 자라, 4) 백설 공주, 5) 인어공주
안녕하세요 여러분 가둘입니다~!
In Korea we use 'Initial consonants words' in texting a loot, because it is easy and convenient!
So in this video I would like to share ‘Top 7 useful Initial Consonants words’
Words you learn from the lesson [Pronunciations are in brackets]
Those are additional words from the comments. Thanks to all the people who shared~!
(I'm gonna make 'Part 2 video with more info' Thanks)
I recently got started learning Korean and just got to the numbers. I couldn't find a good resource to really drill them in, so I decided to make my own. Maybe some of you might find it useful as well.
Hope you like it :)
I've been learning the Korean alphabet for a couple of weeks now and can now actually read some words, like 안녕, and can try and phonetically say words I don't know, instead of just 'recognising' the word!
Anyway, that's kinda it. I just wanted to share! 잘가요!
Hello! TTTempting everyone! This is the Korean Grammar Doctor!
안녕하세요! TTTempting한 여러분. 한국어 문법 의사가 오랜만에 돌아왔습니다.
Many of my friends(native English speakers) say '맞아요!' in response to every remark I made, like when I say 'I went to 부산 last week and the whole city was really awesome', then they say "맞아요!" even though they have never been to 부산.
I found it weird. 맞아요 is used when someone is really sure that something is correct(the fact) OR someone agrees with you(agreement). They hadn't ever been to 부산, how could they agree on 'the fact?' The context of that the person had been to 부산 and thought that 부산 is awesome must precede before saying '맞아요.'
I have stayed confused for a long time, and recently, I found the English word 'right' has several meanings when it is used as an exclamation or a response, unlike the Korean expression '맞아요.'
So, I am going to explain why '맞아요' is not always 'right' and suggests Korean expressions.
According to Naver dictionary / Webs... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm actually surprised by how bad and demotivating it feels. I do put a lot of time and effort into studying Korean and I know that most Koreans don't say things like this, but it does make me think how many are thinking it without saying. I don't think I have the courage to talk any Korean aloud in a while.
I’m really curious about this! I think anyone who’s learning a foreign language has this experience when they tell people, so when you tell people (non-Korean speakers of course) you’re learning Korean and they ask you to say something in Korean, what do you say?
EDIT: i’m not looking for something to say!! this is just a discussion topic, i’m curious what YOU say!
I have a group chat on Instagram full of beginning learners where we practice. I’m one of the few intermediate learners, and the creator.
Google classroom is free a program that many school teachers use to give different kinds of assignments to their students that join the “classroom”.
click here to go to google classroom .com Then click the + in the top right and enter the code “aa22ikt” to join my classroom.
So far, I’ve posted lesson one and a small vocabulary list, and also a vocab and grammar quiz. I’ll have a lesson test at the end of this week. The lesson is over basic conjugation and formal/informal speaking.
Id love if you can also dm my Instagram account, spicy.chicken.sandwich_15 if you have any questions, or if you’d like to be put in either an intermediate or beginner group chat to practice with others.
Edit: ok so no one is getting in the classroom anymore and I don’t know why. I’m so sorry for the inconvenience. I have... keep reading on reddit ➡
Title says it all! I sit at work for 8 hours at a desk every day and I thought why not listen to vocab on repeat to help me learn, I’m on IOS if that helps!
We've seen a lot of people study Korean by themselves online. We are very impressed by their passion and effort. Since we teach Korean at a Korean language school in Europe, we'd like to help you. We live stream Korean classes every Wednesday (12:30 CET) on Twitch. Feel free to join our channel.
We've only started a month ago and since then, we've covered; Hangul, how to say hello, how to introduce one's self, how to make requests, and how to buy items.
During the live stream, you can also join the Discord channel to practice speaking with us in real-time. We hope our live stream classes can help you study Korean more enjoyable.
I am a Korean-American living in Ireland (yes, that's 3-in-1!). I am a philatelist (= stamp collector), and enjoy hand-writing letters to people all over the world. Although I am fluent in Korean, I rarely have a chance to hand-write in Hangul, so I would love to exchange letters with you wherever you may be in the world. I think this would be a great opportunity for others to practice their Hangul writing too.
I don't plan on dedicating the exchanges as long-term pen-pal thing, so no pressure! I am happy with just a one-time exchange. Please use your favorite local stamp(s) to reply to my letter. If you're interested, please message me.
[Tips for Korean learners] -라는 / -라고 하는 are commonly used for 'which is called ~~'
Hello! TTTempting everyone! This is the Korean Grammar Doctor!
안녕하세요. 한국어 문법 의사입니다!
At the meetup, one of my friends took his turn to introduce multiple Nintendo devices which he used to play Pocketmon games, saying "저는 닌텐도로 포켓몬 게임을 해요."
However, in Korean language, 닌텐도 is a company name, not a device. So, other Korean members were confused and didn't know what he tried to say. We asked him to clarify his remark and he said that he played games with multiple 닌텐도 devices, especially 닌텐도 DS. Then, a lady member in her 50s didn't understand what 닌텐도 DS was.
Instantly and intuitively, I realized that lots of English speakers don't generally use -라고 하는 or 라는 to introduce something to other people which isn't very common or well-known.
I gave him advice that it is better to say '닌텐도 DS로 게임을 해요 OR 닌텐도 DS라는 게임기로 게임을 해요' in this context.
I assume that those at intermediate level or advanc... keep reading on reddit ➡
Can you recommend friendly apps that can take me baby steps to this language?
27yo Ph.D. student of English and sci-fi, looking to pick up Korean, as a decent amount of great SF is currently coming outside of the western canon. For someone already used to studying, who loves learning, is it possible to start working on Korean individually?
As well, any good workbooks out there?
In English, you usually start a letter with “dear (name)”. How do Koreans start their letters? Is there an accepted format?
I am new to learning Korean. I basically study online and watch a lot of Korean videos on youtube but I was wondering how I can improve my pronunciation and speak fluently. It's always good to have someone to speak to when you are learning a language right? or am I wrong? Any tip is much appreciated.
I’m half Korean, half white. I’ve always thought of myself myself as hapa, simply because all of my half-Japanese friends use that word to describe themselves. But now I’m wondering there’s a word in Korean which has an equivalent meaning?
[Tips for Korean learners] 'Being distracted ' is not always 산만하다!
Hello! TTTempting everyone! This is the Korean Grammar Doctor!
안녕하세요! 여러분! 한국어 문법 의사입니다.
Last week, my girlfriend wanted to describe a hectic day at work and said '오늘 너무 바빴어요. 저는 정말 산만했어요.' She wanted to say 'It was a hectic day. My mind was all over the place.' I intuitively found it a bit awkward to me, but I didn't know why. I have looked up some information to figure it out, and found the answer. I would like to share this with Korean learners.
산만하다 means '분위기나 태도가 어수선하거나 정리가 안 되어 질서가 없다.(One's mind or attitude being disoriented due to lack of order and consistency.)' Reading this definition, it seems fine to say '오늘 저는 정말 산만했어요.' but it is more commonly used to describe 1) ability and capability to concentrate, 2)temporarily lose ability and capability to concentrate for some reason, 3) lack of organization or arrangement of something, like writing and formation which have a better looking when it... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hello Reddit, my name is Kang Chol-hwan. For ten years I was a prisoner at Yodok political prison camp in North Korea. My family and I were sent there after my grandfather was accused of treason by the Kim regime.
5 years ago, I did a Q&A on Reddit about the living conditions in North Korea. In 2020, I've decided to do the same.
Since escaping North Korea, I have become a journalist, author, and human rights activist. I am the founder of the North Korea Strategy Center, an NGO whose goal is to advocate for free media and press in North Korea. We target North Koreans directly by sending external media such as movies, documentaries, and dramas inside the country. To learn more about NKSC please visit our website and like our Facebook page.
I have also started 2 Youtube Channels- 강철환TV and Aquariums of PyongYang, in Korean... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hello, all! I have a name (both first and last) that is generally hard to pronounce for speakers of other languages and even some English speakers. So, no matter what language I've learned, I have had to find myself an appropriate name in that language.
In French, I use a rough French transliteration of my name: Adeline
In German, I have few issues with my regular name.
In Chinese, my name is 施蕾. I really love my Chinese name the most and thought that that would be easiest to transliterate into Korean.
So, I've chosen the name 시화 for a Korean name. I tried to get the meaning and sound closest to the Chinese meaning and sound. Does this sound weird or have any strange connotations?
With North Korean accent?
I sort of want to test my skill and pronunciation by trying out a bit of Korean at a Korean restaurant. Do you think this will come off rude or show-offish? How could I be tactful in that situation?
EDIT: *speaking ^^
In case it saves someone the trouble, I put TTMIK’s vocabulary words into this Quizlet. Feel free to access. Also, if you’re wondering why there are only 496 flash cards, it’s because I combined 눈 and 쓰다 because of multiple meanings.
Dear redditors on this subreddit, As a Korean redditor, I really appreciate your interest to Korean language and culture. I can see that many redditors here often get confused with some grammar and spelling issues, and that's absolutely normal — even Korean people make some mistakes.
Mine has got to be 흐르다. It’s a beautiful word because it looks and sounds exactly like what it means.
Apparently, pronunciations have been diverging between South Korean and North American-raised Korean speakers in the pronunciation of words beginning with plain vs. aspirated stops, like ㅂ and ㅍ or ㄱ and ㅋ. While younger South Koreans have shifted to differentiating them only by pitch, with identical consonants, Korean-Americans and Korean-Canadians continue to maintain distinct pronunciations of the consonant themselves.
Have you noticed this? D... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm considering learning the language but it seems super intimidating. I see a lot of people here say that they learned korean by practicing with other korean speaking people but I do not know anybody who does. So is it impossible? If not, what do I do?
so, i've been trying to study/learn korean on my own now through the book active korean but i'm getting frustrated because I feel like i havent been retaining any of the information i'm learning. i can read in hangul just fine but i'm worried that i'm not actually memorizing anything and idk what to do :(
Found a Korean wallet in central London and looking to return to owner.
I’m hoping through translation of a business card he carries I can find him.
I’ve always known the basics, I can read but not understand, I understand quite a bit of what people say, but don’t have it engrained into my brain, so I’m usually not able to come up with it on my own, I will only recognize it when i hear it. I’m starting to watch a lot of dramas and use Duolingo. I am also practicing daily with my family who are all native speakers. Over time will this be enough to become fluent?
안녕하세요. 가둘 입니다.
Have you guys heard ‘Military service is mandatory in South Korea?’
(to the constant threat posed by neighboring North Korea, since the two countries are still technically at war. The Korean War of 1950-1953 ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty)
In this video I talk about my experience in Korea army(2009~2011)
You will learn useful Korean words while watching~!
English is my second language and I'm pretty fluent in it, when I'm speaking in English with somebody who is not really that good at it, I make grammar mistakes on propose and use very simple words in hoping they can understand me better, I've been learning and living in Korea for 8 months and I feel like koreans don't do this at all, they will speak full complex sentences fully knowing you barely speak Korean.
I will like to know your opinions on this ( This is not a rant against Korean people or something like that, I'm just curious)
Last night I had my first interaction in Korean and it was super scary and exciting at the same time. It was at a small Korean restaurant and after I said "감사합니다" the waiter thought I was Korean (I'm Chinese/Vietnamese so it's a reasonable assumption I guess) and we talked briefly. There aren't many Koreans where I live so I don't have too many opportunities to practice speaking in person. One of my fears is if people assumed I was Korean and started speaking over my head. That would be kind of embarassing, but that's part of the learning experience I suppose.
I was in Los Angeles Korea town about a month ago and I was trying to practice my Korean on one of the waitresses. Then another waitress came by to tell me that I shouldn't learn Korean from that waitress because she is from North Korean and they don't speak "proper" Korean. Then the owner overheard our conversation and made it a point to come to our table to tell us that that's not true - it's the same language with different accent. She did emphasize that some English words that are adopted in modern South Korean language might not be understood by North Koreans- but that's not a great barrier. One just needs to take a second to explain the word and they're good. So who is right? When I watch youtube video of North Koreans in South Korea, they don't seem to have any problem speaking to each other. Seriously, they both sound Korean to me. I get that accent might be different - just like somebody from Texas and Colorado would not sound the same. But they definitely wouldn'... keep reading on reddit ➡
I am currently a college student in the USA who is in his second sequence of Korean (KOR 102). In a little over a month, I will be giving a speech that is completely in Korean and by memory.
Is this a reasonable assignment for a student who is only in his second semester of Korean? I ask this because at the moment, I am having many difficulties directly translating this speech into Korean.
For reference, my class uses Integrated Korean Beginning 2: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0824883314/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Here is my speech in mostly English:
>I know what some of you may be thinking. 그러나안사실여요. My parents did not force me to learn an instrument at an early age. It is unfortunate that I started to play the violin at a relatively late age in 5th grade (age 10). I really wished that my parents started signing me up for music l... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hello, I'm currently thinking of learning Korean since it's really similar to my mother tounge (Japanese) in terms of grammar. I'm currently wondering how phonetic Korean is. Forexample, if I were to pronounce English words letter by letter it would sound completely different, but with Japanese I can pronounce it letter by letter and not sound weird.
Pretty self explanatory.
Recently I’ve started training speaking and I noticed sometimes my brain just can’t remember words I normally would. What’s the most problematic part of speaking for you?
I'm Korean who was born and raised in Canada. Korean was my first language but once I started school English became my primary language. Im 22 now and ive forgotten so much! I can understand about 90% of what is said to me, I can't spell, I can read but don't fully understand what the words mean, and I have a pretty hard accent now :/
I don't know how to talk to people in a casual manner, the way you would a friend. I was only taught the formal way, like how you would speak to someone older than you. I'd like to relearn the formal way but I have no idea where to start. Any suggestions? Any resources? How often should I study? I live with my mom and she only speaks korean to me, i've been making a conscious effort to only speak korean back but its embarrassing haha
I've been trying to practice reading small comic strips and news articles in Korean. I'm getting hung up on this character.
I can't for the life of me read it or know what characters make it up. What is this composed of?
EDIT: Thanks guys I found my study partner! If you guys are still looking for a study buddy feel free to message other people who also commented!
Ever since I jumped back into studying Korean, I have tried lots of different resources, found one that works best for me, found a study partner, and have been consistently sticking to a schedule.
The study system that worked for us was the "how to study Korean" lessons. I bought all the lessons so I can have the full PDF in order to print it out and I binded it into a study book.
She is no longer able to study with me, and we were splitting chapters because she was to busy to do entire chapters so we only got to chapter 3.
I would still consider myself very much at the beginner level, with a very low vocabulary, and am looking for a study partner at a beginner level as well.
I would email you the book, let you get the chapter 3 (22pages), and we would continue studying together from there, over video chat, and preferably entire chapte... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm currently 17 years old. I moved to the US from a young age, but Korean is my first language. Obviously, living in the US and barely using Korean means my Korean is way behind my English. I'm not sure exactly how to describe my Korean level, but reading and writing is hard since I never do that, but speaking and listening is better.
I feel like my main problem is vocabulary, although I'm not for sure if that is my problem. I can watch Korean videos and somewhat understand it since I know the grammar, but I just don't know a lot of the words.
How would you recommend improving? I'm a little less concerned about my writing ability, but I'd definitely like to be able to understand more Korean speaking. Also, is there a way to test my current skill so that maybe I can exactly see what I need to improve in?
I have read tons of NEGATIVE posts / comments regarding 'learning Korean with Korean spouses.'
-The most plots are the same:
It's a common question: If I'm a beginning Korean learner who wants to start learning Korean today online and for free, what do I do? As we know, apps aren't quite as good for Korean yet as they are for, say, French. So what are the best resources to start learning Korean as an absolute beginner? This article has four. They are J. Eisenberg's, seemile, let's speak, and HTSK. What does everyone else think?
I see a lot of people recommend the harvest moon games for people learning Japanese, since apparently despite being dialogue heavy in some places they are quite simple to understand, unlike longer complicated RPGs.
I have the new Friends of Mineral Town game and it has Korean language support, and I’m wondering if it’s a reasonable goal to aim to be able to play the game in Korean by the end of the year? I’m about A2 level proficient after studying for 3 months. I realize language learning is not a linear process but I’m trying to set some realistic and motivating tangible goals. “I want to be fluent in Korean” isn’t a workable goal for me since I need a way to measure said fluency.
How do you say and write both in hangul and romanized the word Korean as in a person and not the language?
Sorry for not following the rules before! :( I added more details, hope this is enough! :)
[Korean Urban Dictionary] (https://youtu.be/gf2QJvuK4LU)
I'm making Korean Urban Dictionary series, and it's a series that will show you hilarious expressions Koreans (especially youngsters) use.
This video will show you 4 Korean expressions you can use when you encounter extremely cute things. 1 of them is the most commonly used, and the rest are expressions from Korean K-POP community, but I've seen my non-Kpop friends using these expressions as well, so I think it's starting to get more widely accepted among youngsters thesedays.
Ive heard this is a pretty good way of maybe getting used to reading and learning simple words? but idk where to find good ones
I’m really interested and want to start learning Korean, but I don’t know which service to use. Which one do you recommend I use?
I’ve learned that each block has to start with a consonant so if the block needs to start with a vowel then you put a ㅇ in front of the vowel. However in the phrases 안녕, the second block starts with a second ㄴ instead of a ㅇ. What is the purpose of having one block end with an ㄴ and the next one also start with an ㄴ instead of an ㅇ? Thanks in advance for the help!
Have you guys heard the movie ‘Parasite’ won FOUR awards in Oscar awards?
I’m so so happy that I decided to make a lesson with famous lines from the movie~!
There might be a spoiler of the movie. So if you haven’t watched, it would be better to watch the movie first~!
Words you learn from the lesson
I've been studying Korean for about 14 months now. Starting about maybe 6 months ago there are times where I'll be listening to the teachers talking in Korean or listening to a news segment and the stuff that I'm listening to feels like I'm listening to it in English (my 모국어). The kicker here is, I don't understand what I'm listening to it, at least not 100%.
Does anyone else have this experience? It would make more sense to feel this way if I understood 90-100% of what I'm listening to, but sometimes I feel this way even if I understand less than 50%.
I lost my bestfriend of 19 years to the opioid epidemic last Friday. Her only tattoo was breathe on her right wrist so I am planning on getting breathe in Korean after her funeral. Her and my husband are both quarter Korean so this is why I want it translated but looking it up there’s like a ton. .. so it would be like the verb breathe - to take in air. Just wanna be sure I am right because I don’t wanna get the wrong thing tattooed lol. thank you regardless.
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I have a great interest in language learning, but the problem is i have a bad speech impediment, making many Korean words very difficult to pronounce. i love the idea of being able to at least read and write it, and wondering how difficult it would be to learn it without speaking it. thanks in advance!
I am a native Korean speaker living Gangnam, Seoul and was wondering if anyone wants to practice Korean which i am willing to help.
I’ve been always interested in learning languages so if you can help me with English(advanced) or Vietnamese(beginner), we can help each other.
I’ve tried language exchange meetups and it was kinda awkward lol. Preferably someone around my age so we could be friends as well
Me: 35 female
Edit: The real title is "[Tips for Korean learners] 완료 and 완성. How are they different?" Sorry for confusion
Hello! TTTempting everyone! This is the Korean Grammar Doctor!
안녕하세요! 여러분! 한국어 문법 의사입니다!
One day, my girlfriend and I talked about my to-do list. I just finished an assessment of fulfillment of my plans, and my girlfriend asked me '(계획 세운 것 중에) 몇 퍼센트 완성했어요?' I said that 완료 was a correct word for her sentence, but she didn't know the difference between 완성 and 완료. I started to look up information for explanation and I would like to share it with you TTTempting people.
완성 and 완료 are translated as the same word: completion. However, they have different connotations.
완성 puts a focus on the result / outcome / fruition. it is interchangeable with '만들었다 OR 다 ~~ verb +ㅆ다.'
작품을 완성했다. = 작품을 만들었다.
소설을 완성했다. = 소설을 다 썼다.
발표에 쓸 PPT를 완성했다. = PPT를 만들었다.
노래 1곡을 완성했다 = 노래 1곡을 다 지었다. / 노래 1곡을 만들었다.
완성도: 어떤 일이나 예술 작품 등이 질적인 면에서 이루어진 정도.
A l... keep reading on reddit ➡
A chinese friend gave me a chinese name that I really liked, so I thought if I could possibly turn it into a korean name as well. The chinese name is 叶雅静 and it's 葉雅靜 when turned into traditional chinese. And the image is the results I got when looking for the hanja characters on naver
I am a very slow learner it can take me a couple weeks to a month to memorize something simple, I memorized the alphabet a lot of korean words, but when I get frustrated I quit for a month or 2 and get back to it and repeat, I use memrise but keep getting bored I want to learn grammar, I am jealous of my 2 sisters cause they are fluent in 2 languages. And korean is a very fun language to speak and listen to, I am trying out these courses on audible and hoping that will help.
I'm Korean and when I watch Hollywood movies, I sometimes hear Korean language.
So I found some Hollywood stars who spoke Korean in the movie.
The movie 'Black Panther' was filmed in Busan, Korea,
so, one of the main actresses, Lupita Nyong'o, tried to speak Korean in this movie.
Her Korean pronunciation was really great,
especially, when she said '아잉~', it was just like native Korean.
Funny thing was she spoke better Korean than (fake)Korean actress.
You know, many Asian actors/actresses who acts Korean role in Hollywood movies,
usually they are not even Korean(some of them are Korean-American, Chinese, Taiwanese etc..)
and they don't know how to speak Korean.
This movie was really popular in Korea because Jim Carrey speaks Korean in the movie.
His Korean line was quite long (about 2~3 minutes)
and I don't say his Korean is as good as Lupita Nyong'o,
but I think he practiced Korean so hard and he acted the way Koreans talk... keep reading on reddit ➡
I am an ex-native Korean speaker wanting to develop my Korean Language skills.
I was born in South Korea but moved overseas when I was quite young. While I can speak Korean with my parents, having lived overseas for nearly 20 years with only a single two-week trip back to Korea, my Korean language skills (especially reading and writing) has deteriorated considerably.
What is the best way for me to learn Korean? I can't seem to find the right level to learn. Beginner courses seem to basic while intermediate and advanced courses seem too difficult or too easy.
Does any ex-Korean natives have any advice?
Hello! i’m trying to start learn Korean because i will be going to Korea in a year ( hopefully when the virus is gone). is there any free apps (iPhone) that i can use to help me learn Korean?
So, my background... I spent more than 7 years living in Korea, I completed KIIP program (귀화용) and I managed to pass level 4 on TOPIK exam. Most of the time I prefer to study Korean on my own using textbooks. But my problem is that I cannot say anything meaningful without thinking for too long.
Most of "Korean interaction" I get is from convenience stores or restaurants. My coworkers prefer to use English and all my Korean friends are fluent in English too. None of them want to use Korean with me. I guess I take too long to reply to any of their questions and I make too many mistakes.
I understand everything people say, but I find it extremely difficult to form a sentence without thinking. I have to write it in my head and then say it out loud.
At this point, I don't really know how to start speaking Korean. Do you have any advice? Is there any good textbook with sample conversations?
Any korean graded readers out there? Will love to improve my reading skills.
I sent an inquiry to Daum about how to verify my real name as a foreigner and got an email back with this portion:
현재 국내 통신사에 가입된 휴대폰이 없더라도
재외공관 방문 후 공인인증서를 발급받으실 수 있습니다.
공인인증서를 발급받으신 후 아래의 민간 업체 중
원하시는 곳 선택 후 아이핀(I-PIN) 발급을 시도해 보시기 바랍니다.
From what I can make out, they're telling me that if I don't have a Korean phone number, I have to get an I-PIN instead? Did I understand correctly? Can foreigners even get an I-PIN?
안녕하세요 여러분 가둘입니다. 'New Coronavirus' is such a big problem nowadays.
In this video I talked about the situation in Korea and how to prevent it. You will also learn Korean words through it too. Hope it gets better soon and let's pray for all the people who suffer from it.
- Words you learn from the lesson
I've searched for a bit and an unable to find anything similar to the Japanese Tangoristo app. Just wondering if anyone knows anything similar or to do the same thing for Android or even iOS.
I was a semi finalist for the Critical Language Scholarship for Korean but because of the spread of the coronavirus in Korea, they decided to suspend the program. I applied for the Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship just in case and got an email yesterday that I received it! Still, due to conditions in Korea, I am unable to go this summer :((( but I can use the funding for domestic study so I am wondering: other than Middlebury, are there any 6 week+ summer programs/courses in the U.S. that teach high intermediate/low advanced? For reference ,I am finishing up third year Korean at my university this coming spring quarter.
I really want to get an even better grip of the language and I'm really sad about the cancellation of CLS as I worked really hard to show my dedication to the language. If you know any resources, I'd greatly appreciate it!
In my experience, I feel like practically all Koreans are very enthusiastic about foreigners speaking a LITTLE Korean. When you can say a few phrases and make some simple sentences you are seen as cute, charming, friendly, etc.
But, I noticed as I moved beyond intermediate and began doing some translation work and having real conversations and maintaining work / personal relationships entirely in Korean the dynamic with new people shifted. Like I said, it became really polarizing.
When I spoke Korean people either loved it and I got positive feedback galore and people instantly warmed up to me OR... on the other end of the spectrum a few people had extremely negative reactions and even got offended, like my use of Korean was something suspicious or an attack on their English skills or something. A good number of times I have been aggressively told things like:
- Just speak in English
- You sound like a talking dog (he was nice enough to tell me this in Korean lol)
- The Korean... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’m learning Korean in preparation for a year long traveling work group. Me and 99 other Americans are traveling with a group of 200 Korean professionals around the world and I’d love to be able to interact and speak with most of them in Korean.
The main issue is that we will only be in Korea for about 2-3 weeks before we move on to other countries so learning how to read the language isn’t a priority. We will continue to travel for 7 months after Korea. For the most part I would just like to be able to talk and listen due to the amount of communication that is required.
Is there any recommendations that you guys have that would help me?
Edit: Clarification, I will be traveling with them for 7 months after Korea.