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Learn Korean Phrase: Don’t go.

HOW TO SAY IN KOREAN: Don’t go = 가지마요

[K-Pop: SUPER JUNIOR(슈퍼주니어) “비처럼 가지마요”]

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Learn Korean Vocabulary: Frequently

Learn Korean Vocabulary: Frequently = 자꾸만

[K-Pop TWICE(트와이스) “LIKEY”]

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Learn Korean Vocabulary: Just a moment/minute

Learn Korean Vocabulary: Just a moment/minute = 잠깐만

[K-Pop TWICE(트와이스) “LIKEY”]

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Korean Vocabulary: Hyori? = 멋있다! (cool/chic)

이쁜 이효리~ ^^ Why I love Hyori? = 멋있다! (meaning cool, chic)

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[드라마 도깨비 OST Part 4] 크러쉬 (Crush) – Beautiful MV

요즘 제가 즐겨보는 드라마 “도깨비” 입니다.  이 드라마는 도깨비 설화를 모티브로 김은숙 작가가 3년 전부터 기획하였다고 합니다.  도깨비라는 현실에는 없는 캐릭터를 차용해 인간 신부가 필요한 도깨비, 그와 기묘한 동거를 시작한 기억상실증 저승사자, 그런 그들 앞에 ‘도깨비 신부’라 주장하는 ‘죽었어야 할 운명’의 소녀라는 소재와 함께 사극과 현대극을 오가는 판타지적인 요소를 강조한 드라마 입니다.

‘감성 음원 깡패’ 크러쉬(Crush)가 ‘도깨비’ OST에 합류하였습니다.  크러쉬가 참여한 ‘뷰티풀(Beautiful)’은 차분하게 흘러가는 피아노 라인 위에 얹혀진 희망적이면서도 슬픈 느낌이 공존하는 멜로디가 인상적인 곡으로, 크러쉬의 감성적인 보컬이 곡의 분위기와 잘 어우러지며 묘한 감정을 느끼게 하는것 같습니다.

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질투의 화신 OST 라디 (Ra.D) – Lovesome

이제 곧… “질투의 화신”과도 이별을… ㅎㅎ 그동안 달달했습니다! 마지막 남은 몇 회들을 기대하며… 라디의 노래 즐감 하세요~ 몇시간 남은 일요일, 편안하게 쉬시고요! 언제나 해피 배움 되셈~ (Happy Learning as always~)

 

The 10 Best Korean Books for Korean Language Students

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The 10 Best Korean Books for Korean Language Students

Why Reading Textbooks Can Help You Learn Korean

Here are a few reasons why it’s worth checking out Textbooks.

A Good Textbook:

  • Provides you with a framework for learning.
  • Helps you be familiar with Hangul.
  • Teaches you the basics in pronunciation.
  • Follows your desired pace in learning.

Reading a book may sound like a waste of time??? It’s too academic, too high-brow, when you only wanted to communicate like a modern day native speaker.

Sounds intuitive, doesn’t it? You just wanted to speak, so you practiced speaking. Unfortunately, common sense works against you in this case. Because, get this: if you want to speak right, you’re gonna have to do a lot of reading in your target language. Language acquisition requires you to connect the dots. “Listening” is just one of the dots. “Getting the context right” is one of the dots. “Imitating the native speakers” is one of the dots. “Reading,” sure enough, is also one of the dots.

So if you really want to learn a new language fast, then you better get on the couch and read! You have no idea how limited the speech-centric approach to learning a language really is. Here are some major reasons why reading books is the best way to go:

  • You need to learn the rules first. You can’t play around with a language (like everyday people do) until you learn the rules of grammar and style. Native speakers understandably take these rules for granted, or aren’t even aware that they exist! You listen to a native and what you hear are the grammar rules mangled in almost every way possible. You hear the richness of the language as exemplified by the exception to the grammar rules. The problem is, you won’t grasp any language just by learning about the exceptions! You first need to look into the underlying language principles that they break. Then you can practice breaking them just like any native speaker. Only then will you truly appreciate the language.
  • The brain is able to remember more when it sees things. Learning is facilitated by visual cues, and reading helps the brain remember by showing it the words and the pictures that the word represents.
  • Books contain a richer language. The speech-centric approach is inscrutably vague. Compared to the written word, the spoken word is very ambiguous. Average speakers don’t spend as much time choosing their words as writers do. So there is very little nuance in the spoken language.
  • Attack the language on all fronts. If you really want to learn a language fast, you need to attack it in every way possible. Confining yourself to a single learning source, you won’t be able to connect the dots and make out the big picture. You need to read, you need to talk to natives, you need to experience the language in all its facets.

Tips on Learning Korean Through Textbooks

Now that we’ve set those fears aside, here are a few more tips you have to keep in mind.

  • Follow the sequence. I’m sure some of you would want to skip the primary lessons and go straight to phrases that you can use in your business or in your travels. Don’t. You’ll find it harder to understand. It’s best to start with the basics. Follow the flow of the textbooks. These are written in the way to help you out. The essential vocabularies are slowly introduced to you and most books will use them again and again so you can clearly remember them. So don’t skip the lessons. Don’t jump to the middle.
  • Do the exercises. Most textbooks have accompanying workbooks. Some have exercises at the end of the chapters. Make sure you do them. Don’t think that as long as you browse the lessons, you’ll easily remember the way the syllables are written. That’s not true.
  • Practice. Once you’ve mastered the basics, take time to use what you’ve learned in your everyday life. This will help motivate you to learn more. Once you see its practicality and the fact that you can now inject Korean phrases into your daily life, you’ll want to keep learning and keep practicing.
  • Learn 5 words a day. Take it slow until you get it. Learning is never done overnight. You’ll remember the words better when you learn a few words a day. You’ll get to understand them more.

Alright, perhaps the above tips confirm everything that you’ve been dreading. Learning Korean will still take a lot of work.

If it makes you want to throw your hands up, there’s also another option: Take your first session with me. Book your session today!  I will create a customized approach tailored specifically for your needs.

All in all, my lesson provides high quality learning experience with online learning system. I have developed the best solution for everyone to learn Korean easier and faster with my program. You can be fluent in Korean and I will do my best efforts to guide you through the process. Talk about killing two birds with one stone!

Recommended For Beginner Level 1 to 6 Books

Recommended For Intermediate Level 1 to 2 Books

Recommended For Advanced Level 1 to 2 Books

Recommended Children’s Book

“태양의 후예” 너무 재미있었습니다!

처음에는 별로…라고 생각했는데! 저의 짧은 생각이었습니다. ㅋㅋㅋ 마지막 2-3회는 정말 최고였습니다! 송중기 “자꾸 그 어려운걸 해내지말입니다.” 거미의 You Are My Everything 너무 좋지말입니다…  노래가 너무 절절하지 말입니다. ㅋㅋㅋ

[MV] GUMMY (거미) – You Are My Everything | Descendants of the Sun OST

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