Monthly Archives: September 2014

Korean Prepositions

Korean prepositions link nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence. The word or phrase that the preposition introduces is called the object of the preposition. Advertisements

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Carschooling

Make use of the time you are in the car to learn.

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Hangulover

I never learned to draw … but I do know how to laugh 🙂 Can you express your frustrations or confusions with learning Korean with humor? It’s not learning, it is just having fun.

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Korean Verbs

I am puzzling over Korean verbs again.  Some day I will “get it”.  Today isn’t that day. Korean verbs are classified into four categories: action, state (or description), existential, and the copulas.  I made a visit to Grammaropolis and refreshed … Continue reading

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Small Talk: working on my introduction

Gratitude to my Korean friend who helped me work on my introduction.  He even did an audio recording so I could listen to a native Korean.  So kind! What I am saying: Although I am an American, I am learning … Continue reading

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Small Talk: Conversation Connectors

Conversational connectors are those phrases and words that you use commonly in a conversation to keep talk flowing.  As I am thinking about sentence patterns and noticing how people make conversation, I realized there are these linking pieces that I … Continue reading

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Cheer up! Here’s a hug.

There will be days in your language learning journey that you need encouragement. When confronted by a problem, it is easy to forget all the progress you have made up to this point. Life happens.  It will include rain storms, … Continue reading

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Brain Melt

Originally posted on Blog of Kai:
I’ve had a massive headache today so couldn’t continue with yesterdays WIP, but did a rough sketch instead:

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Glossika sentences worming into my brain

Learning a second language has brought me many surprises. Today, I stepped out of my comfort zone and made a video describing Glossika. It is my first Youtube video. I am incredibly nervous in the video, and I was speaking … Continue reading

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Small Talk: Listening

I’ll state the glaringly obvious.  To make conversation, one must listen. While beginners focus on what they will say, struggling with putting together sentences, getting pronunciation correct, and learning vocabulary, it is just as important to be able to listen and … Continue reading

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Tell me about yourself

As a language learner, do you have a prepared introduction? Job interviews often start with “Tell me about yourself”. The interviewer is giving you an opening to shine.  Are you articulate, confident, and able to handle an unstructured situation?  Will … Continue reading

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Bite off more than you can chew

There is an English folk advice “Don’t bite off more than you can chew!”  It means to start a project that is more than you can finish. I so do that.  How about you? Today, I will forgive myself for … Continue reading

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italki: First conversation

iTalki is a website where you can seek a language partner or tutor.

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Korean Food – 생선회

My Korean friend shared what he ate for dinner. 생선회 좋아합니까? Do you like raw fish? 생선회 raw fish 김치 kimchi 고추장 red pepper sauce 깻잎 perilla leaves 밥 rice 마늘 garlic 소주 soju

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Smalltalk: How to end a conversation

How do you end a conversation? With Koreans, I am always so concerned about being polite.  I worry about taking up too much of their time.  I can’t always tell if I am interrupting them from something more important or … Continue reading

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