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Anyone learning Korean?

 
 
Reply Sat 12 Dec, 2015 04:45 pm
I'm just starting learning Korean and would appreciate some help or just friends to keep me motivated in learning.
Thanks.
 
selectmytutor
 
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Reply Fri 25 Dec, 2015 06:37 am
@LilLoo09,
Great to hear that you are learning korean.
FBM
 
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Reply Sat 26 Dec, 2015 06:41 am
@LilLoo09,
LilLoo09 wrote:

I'm just starting learning Korean and would appreciate some help or just friends to keep me motivated in learning.
Thanks.


Yes, I am. I've been living in Korea for a long time. I'll help you if I can. http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb192/DinahFyre/icon_thumright.gif
LilLoo09
 
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Reply Sat 26 Dec, 2015 09:21 pm
@selectmytutor,
I like the language. I'm actually going to transfer university so I can major in it. Smile
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LilLoo09
 
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Reply Sat 26 Dec, 2015 09:24 pm
@FBM,
Oh that's cool thanks but how?
FBM
 
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Reply Sat 26 Dec, 2015 10:05 pm
@LilLoo09,
Maybe pointing out resources, tips about difficulties and pitfalls? What are you doing now to learn it?
LilLoo09
 
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Reply Mon 28 Dec, 2015 07:23 pm
@FBM,
I'm using TalkToMeInKorean website and I watch some korean dramas.
FBM
 
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Reply Mon 28 Dec, 2015 09:52 pm
@LilLoo09,
That's a good source. I enjoy it. You can read 한글 then?
LilLoo09
 
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Reply Tue 29 Dec, 2015 01:34 am
@FBM,
yeah, not really good at it tho and i dont understand what im reading because i don't know korean yet. I only know a few words.
FBM
 
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Reply Tue 29 Dec, 2015 02:00 am
@LilLoo09,
I see. The good thing about 한글 is that it's pretty easy to memorize, and there aren't all that many exceptions to pronunciation, compared to English. I recall memorizing the entire alphabet in one night before I even got to Korea. The hard part is vocabulary. These days, there are a lot of loan words from English, but still the vast majority of the vocab has no resemblance to English. It takes a lot of memorization, but if you take your time and stick with it, it can be done.

Do you know the basic sentence structure? English is Subject-Verb-Object, but Korean is Subject (often omitted)-Object-Verb. In the beginning it was hard for me to get in the habit of putting verbs last.
LilLoo09
 
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Reply Tue 29 Dec, 2015 09:00 pm
@FBM,
Yeah I know the sentence structure but.... it's really hard to make sentences. For me anyway haha its confusing.
FBM
 
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Reply Tue 29 Dec, 2015 09:21 pm
@LilLoo09,
It's not easy in the beginning, but it becomes automatic after a while. I don't know how much you've already learned, but if you start with short phrases that have the verb at the end, that will go a long way.

이것은 얼마예요? How much is this?
그것은 " " that?

학교 다녀 와요 I go to school.

etc...
LilLoo09
 
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Reply Tue 29 Dec, 2015 10:10 pm
@FBM,
I haven't learned how to put sentences together yet. I just know about the order. I really don't much, im still a beginner.
FBM
 
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Reply Thu 31 Dec, 2015 07:21 am
@LilLoo09,
Is there a university or community college in your area? Most have an ESL/EFL program where foreign students learn English. If so, you can probably arrange a language exchange with a Korean student. I did that before I came to Korea, and it was very, very helpful. I not only learned Korean language, but culture and manners, as well. It was a very rewarding experience.
LilLoo09
 
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Reply Fri 1 Jan, 2016 06:18 pm
@FBM,
Yes, I go to a university now but I have not seen one korean here haha. Mostly Germans, Swedish and British people.
FBM
 
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Reply Fri 1 Jan, 2016 07:46 pm
@LilLoo09,
If there's an English language center, maybe stop by there or give them a call and see if they can hook you up. It's worth a try. Having a native speaker to coach you would be extremely valuable.
LilLoo09
 
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Reply Sat 2 Jan, 2016 12:36 am
@FBM,
I have not heard of a language center being on our campus but I will ask and give it a try.
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sunmirosenberg
 
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Reply Sun 12 Nov, 2017 04:39 pm
@LilLoo09,
I know about 500 words, and I'm able to make myself understood to my Korean mother-in-law.
Reach me at [email protected]
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