Monthly Archives: October 2014

10 Reasons You Fail Language

Thanks Benny Lewis for recommending 10 reasons your language project is failing and things you can do about it.   I’m trying out Stayfocusd.  I am also thinking hard about the question “Why are you learning Korean?” Advertisements

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Leap month in Lunar calendar

You might be familiar with a leap day every 4 years on the Gregorian calendar, but did you know that the lunar calendar 음력 has a leap month?  I learned this from Chulmoon: Lunar calendar have a empty month every … Continue reading

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Bibimbap?

Here’s a rant about lunch.

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Pronunciation practice

I am working on pronunciation with my italki tutor Jun Woojae. One rule that I read about a long time ago but sort of ignored because I wasn’t speaking back then is this: ㄱ,ㄷ,ㅂ,ㅈ when in front of the word … Continue reading

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KDA Class #18

So you just finished your 18th class with Korean Digital Academy? Wow, you’ve been studying with them since May. You must know a lot. How is class going?

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Save on your Winter stay in NYC at Hotel Stanford

Hotel Stanford is trying to seduce me to travel to New York City this winter.  It is my favorite hotel in NYC, right in Koreatown.  The offer is for 15% off 2 night stay.

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Books to inspire teachers

Add Books that inspire my teaching to my reading list.

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How “I did” get hung up trying to read Korean

There is a sort of being lost in confusion while learning a language that is suppose to clear up like you’ve wandered in a fog and one day the fog clears. Well, I am still in the fog. Let me … Continue reading

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Verbs in Space, not learning

Do you know the difference between action verbs 동사 and descriptive/stative verbs 형용사?  형용사 are sometimes called adjectives.  Inspired by Sheppard Software’s Verbs in Space game, I made a simple game to practice identifying verbs as 동사 or 형용사.

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Importing Text file to Excel then Memrise finally Flashcards

Here is just a quick example of importing a text file to Excel.  In this case, I was importing the vocabulary for “The Giving Tree”.

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Naver and Me

Naver dictionary and I have come to an uneasy truce.  I now understand the words for parts of speech.  I have become familiar with the dictionary format layout.  I have explored some of it’s different page views.  I can use … Continue reading

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The Giving Tree

“The Giving Tree” is my first reading assignment.  I know a few words.  The two page folk tale seems very overwhelming.  I am simply trying to practice pronouncing Korean words. To comprehend the story is beyond my ability, let alone … Continue reading

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Countries that read Hanguk Babble

Thank you readers for visiting my blog Hanguk Babble. It still tickles me every time I see that Korea is the second largest country for readers. .

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2015 TOPIK SCHEDULE

Originally posted on ♥♥SOSHI LOVE ♥♥:
The Topik page has just announced the topik schedule for the year 2015. I am very surprised because they have increased the number of examinations. There will be 6 topik tests: 38th topik, 39th topik,…

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Grammar

I am getting side tracked by trying to figure out the grammar that is mentioned in passing on the KDA videos.  Examples:  못, ㅁ, ~고. For now, I will have to satisfy myself with short, incomplete comprehension and dig deeper … Continue reading

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