Monthly Archives: August 2014

Mindpasta App

I was a lonely self-learner of Korean until I discovered Mindpasta. If you read my blog regularly, you already know the things I like about Mindpasta. Now you can download Mindpasta app for Android. It is free. Download the app … Continue reading

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Glossika flashcards

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KDA Jedi

  Without prompting from me, Erik and Peter of the Korean Digital Academy also talk about Star Wars in relation to Korean.  I’m just learning Yoda-speak.  Ah ha!  Now it all makes sense.

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Dictionary skills

This post will discuss why to use a dictionary, types of dictionaries, and how you can improve your dictionary skills. “no matter which dictionaries learners use, if they receive only brief introductory lessons on dictionary use rather than on-going training in … Continue reading

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What is 니?

Two of the Glossika sentences I am studying today are these: 너 가방안에 있잖아. It’s in your bag. 너 차 파란색이야? Is your car blue? Ryan suggested that they should be 너 가방안에 : 니(네 is correct grammatically) 가방 안에 … Continue reading

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Living museums

In Massachusetts, we have three “living museums”.  They are recreations of villages in a particular time period of Massachusetts history that contain buildings and actors who are historians dressed in period costume.

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Notes on Korean particles ~에, ~에서

Here’s information about the preposition ‘에‘ (from ROB at Korean Digital Academy)

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Hiragana

Bloosom from Mindpasta introduced me to Japan Society NYC where she is taking the Hiragana Lessons.  The The Japanese writing system consists of katakana, kanji, and hiragana. Hiragana has 46 characters.

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Glossika Korean Basic

One of my problems with language learning is I don’t get to hear people casually speaking around me.  Perhaps one of the reasons I like Glossika is that it has the sort of mundane sentences you would hear in conversations. … Continue reading

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Dictionary diving

I am swimming in a dictionary today. I know it is a flawed method to try to do word for word translation.  I know looking up a word in the dictionary is a daunting task.  How do you get the … Continue reading

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Poem: I will return to the sky

Korean poem “Gwicheon” by  Cheon Sang-byeong 귀천(歸天) 천상병 나 하늘로 돌아가리라. 새벽빛 와 닿으면 스러지는 이슬 더불어 손에 손을 잡고, 나 하늘로 돌아가리라. 노을빛 함께 단둘이서 기슭에서 놀다가 구름 손짓하면은, 나 하늘로 돌아가리라. 아름다운 이 세상 소풍 끝내는 날, 가서, 아름다웠더라고 … Continue reading

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K-Pop World Festival 2014 in New York City

KPop World Festival Date: August 15th, 2014 (Friday) 6 pm Place: NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts  

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Woman 여성 or 여자?

I asked Chulmoon for assistance with three vocabulary words I have been struggling to remember.  He gave me insight into the Chinese character vs. Native Korean word use.  I got a glimpse that I am missing nuance of meaning in … Continue reading

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Spin and Spell

Found a game Spin and Spell on LauraCandler’s website. Wouldn’t working vocabulary be more fun if you made it a competition game?  It’s not learning, it’s just having fun. Even just adding a bit of random play to my solitary … Continue reading

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Purpose games

Purpose games is a site where you can play games or create your own.  Playing games instead of flashcards to learn things like colors, geography, numbers, etc.  Click on the pictures below to link to the games.

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