오늘의 인용구

Learning Korean & Lovin' Korea

사람들은 당신이 했던 말과 당신이 했던 행동은 잊어버리겠지만 당신이 그들에게 어떤 감정을 느끼게 만들었는지는 결코 잊지 않을 것이다.

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

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What am I doing?

Update: I actually went to Officeworks today and bought my schoolbooks for next year and just some other stuff. I’m really happy because I found some flash cards so it means I don’t have to make my own now. I also got another book so I can organise my Korean a bit better, it was all over the place and it will now be in the same folder. I also bought an A5 diary sort of thing. I’m thinking of practicing my writing by using it as a journal and only writing in Korean. It will obviously be very basic and random sentences now but in the future I’ll be able to look back at my progress.

An actual update: Currently I am kind of doing two things at once. I signed up to koreanclass101 and when I signed up it said you could go premium for $1, with hesitation I decided to just go for it. I was also given a code to get one free product so I choose the one that let you download all of the audio lessons which was usually $49 for free, which was a nice surprise although I will say that the way it’s structured isn’t how I like to learn. It kind of teaches random scenarios and gives you grammar that you would use in that particular scenario. I personally prefer to learn the grammar rules and then apply it, is anyone the same? I did find this somewhat beneficial but I am more likely to use it when I have a better concept on sentence structure.  Continue reading

Update: Hangul

Even though in my last blog post I said I had already been learning Hangul, I thought some might find it beneficial if I posted the notes I wrote down while I was learning. As Hangul is the most important part to learning Korean, I thought it needed another post. I have discovered this already and I am only 2 weeks into studying Korean. All of the information I have gotten was from the links that were included in the last post. I can pronounce all of the consonants pretty well and without looking at the Romanisation, it is the vowels that I am finding difficult. As there are so many vowels and some of them sound quite similar, they also appear very similar; I still need to rely on Romanisation, which sucks but my goal is to know it by the end of next week. I have not learnt all of the rules yet either, that is still a work in progress (I will post how thats going late next week).

Sorry my handwriting is not the best

Hangul

This is the page that if I get stuck I refer too. This was not the original page of notes I took, this is just a page I can refer too that I wrote after I learnt Hangul.  Continue reading

Why Korean?

Why Korean?

The first language I will be learning is the Korean language. Why you may ask? Well throughout the entire year I have been interesting in Asian languages (mainly because of how different it is to English) and decided to give Korean a go for a numerous amount of reasons:

  • Asian languages interest me
  • South Korea is a beautiful country which I plan to visit one day
  • It’s so different to the English language
  • Everyone raves about k-pop and k-dramas
  • The alphabet (Hangul) seems relatively easy to learn

Honestly the list could go on but I’ll leave it at that for now. I’ll be leaving a few links I found useful at the bottom!

I have already started to look at many different websites, YouTube videos and textbooks on learning Korean and they all had one thing in common, learn Hangul first, and learn it extremely well. Continue reading

Introduction

Hello everyone, just an introduction to this blog. This blog will be primarily for me to document my learning of the Korean language. I plan to focus mainly on learning this language and posting as I learn. I will be looking at a range of different sources and giving them reviews, provide you with tips and tricks and also an updates on what I have learnt, what I found useful and thus hopefully aiding you to learn the language.  As I am also new to learning this language, I will happily take any criticism or feedback, as this will only help me to improve. I will be updating at least once a week, feel free to ask any questions or contact me.

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