Monthly Archives: February 2014

Glimpse of my Zen Garden

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I only need to learn the important words

Any drama watcher who has watched raw footage because they were too impatient to wait a day for the subtitle folks to finish has had the experience of almost-not-quite knowing what is going on.  Even when you are watching with … Continue reading

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Do you think in Korean?

I’ve had some ah-ha moments this week about learning Korean language. First, I have never been taught how to learn a language. Second, being able to hear and pronounce Korean is essential to being able to remember it. Third, I … Continue reading

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It’s making friends, not learning

Interpals is a website for finding International pen pals.  You can search for other people who are willing to do language exchange.  For example, I’ll help you practice English if you indulge my meager Korean skills. It took me some … Continue reading

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Quizzes and Flashcards, it must be learning

I spent a year kinda sorta learning a little bit of Korean every day.  I didn’t keep a vocabulary notebook.  I would google and find webpages with interesting words that I should probably learn, but then lose track of the … Continue reading

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It’s cooking, not learning

http://aeriskitchen.com/ Learning new Korean words for the foods we cook and eat.

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It’s a Webtoon, not learning

If you have to practice reading Hangul, why not try a webtoon which is short, has English on the side, and might just make you smile? http://comic.naver.com/webtoon/list.nhn?titleId=169080&page=39 This website helps in learning Hangul. http://www.indiana.edu/~koreanrs/hangul.html

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It’s Youtube, not learning

Professor Oh and her cast of characters add spice to learning Korean.  http://sweetandtastytv.com/ KBS World and Talk To Me In Korean posts videos too.

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It’s Facebook, not learning

I’m admittedly lazy, so I was thrilled when I could increase my exposure to some Korean words and culture rather effortlessly by LIKEing some Korean related Facebook pages. The first is by the FreshKorean website that sends a phrase a … Continue reading

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It’s Taekwondo, not learning

My friends all went to a  태권도 class, so I joined.  It is where I first heard Korean, as the instructor counted to 10 over and over. I realized I could add to my number of Korean words known by learning … Continue reading

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It’s playing 고스톱, not learning

Go-Stop (고스톱) is a Korean card game.  I bought myself a set of Hwatu (화투) cards for Christmas and have been teaching myself.  The basic premise is a fishing game where you match cards in 12 suits (one for each month of the year).  You … Continue reading

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Saranghae LovingKorean

A recommendation from the DB Open Thread, I have fallen in love with this site. http://lovingkorean.com/2012/10/12/how-to-learn-korean/ So far, I have learned 1.  How to use a virtual korean keyboard to type 한글 2.  Writing pen pals at Interpals 벤발 3. Sending … Continue reading

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HMart pilgrimage. I need ramen.

About a 3 hours drive from my home in the Berkshires is an HMart in Burlington, MA where you can get groceries to make all your favorite Korean dishes.

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What do I know about learning Korean?

When the topic of how to learn Korean came up on the Dramabeans Open Thread, this was my reply about my experiences. Please forgive the long post about how I’ve picked up a little Korean. What you want to use … Continue reading

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What is all this mysterious wonderful smelling food?

While in NYC, I ate at the Korean Spoon restaurant and the food court.  I was amazed at all the side dishes.   밥을 rice, 총각 김치를 radish gimchi, 감자 튀김같은데 potato salad라고 했고, watercress는 잘모르겠네요. 마른 오징어는 dried squid라고 … Continue reading

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