Monthly Archives: November 2014

Snow

snow flake 눈송이, 설편 (雪片) icicle 고드름, 빙주 (氷柱) light snow fall 강설량 (降雪量) snow storm 눈보라, 폭풍설(暴風雪) heavy snow storm 폭설 frost 서리 to freeze 얼다; 얼리다 to melt 녹다 snow ball 눈 뭉치 snow man 눈사람 snow plow 제설차, … Continue reading

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Conversational fillers

25 Things You Say When You Don’t Know What to Say Now I just have to figure out how to turn these into Korean.  Or if they even would make sense in a Korean conversation.  (Like “I’m sorry” for things … Continue reading

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Comparing Particles

Check out this video that reviews particles. I found the comparison between particles very helpful.  

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Gazangius pins

Gazangius pin is a term from the book Your Money or Your Life by Viki Robin and Joe Domingues.  Gazangius pin is any item you can’t resist buying.  In this holiday gift buying season, it is tempting for language learners … Continue reading

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Sorting

When I was a child, I had a toy for sorting shapes.  Putting the round peg in the round hold made me very content.  Even as an adult, I like sorting things.  I think my whole enjoyment of “Spider Solitaire” … Continue reading

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KDA Class #23 – Duration

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Memrise deck with some audio

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Wish List

Here is my wish list: To have the experience of hearing Korean spoken and understanding it To have a Korean conversation To feel confident speaking Korean To think in Korean, instead of the slow process of thinking in English and … Continue reading

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Love Days in Korea

Originally posted on The Korean Way:
So yesterday we focused on Black Day and I mentioned that the 14th day of each month is a special love holiday in Korea. Each month has a designated way for you to show…

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Most people don’t make it past the beginning stage in learning a language

Most people don’t make it past the beginning stage in learning a language. For the people who are experienced at learning a second language, you know you did it once.   You know you are capable of learning a second … Continue reading

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Minority TV

In America, it use to be that there were three major networks ABC, CBS, and NBC plus a Public Broadcasting station.  Everything was in English.  All shows were created to appeal to the majority of viewers, to get the largest … Continue reading

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Common knowledge

I ponder what constitutes common knowledge in different countries.  Similarly, general knowledge can vary by country, social status, affiliations, and other factors. I am aware that even though I have a college degree and would be considered well read by … Continue reading

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Sounds not to forget – work on producing Korean sounds

My tutor is working so hard to get me to stop speaking Korean words like they are American English.  I learned ‘nara’ is country long before I had heard the word pronounced by a Korean or knew the Hangul was … Continue reading

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마음대로 의자 – As You Like It Chair

I am tackling another Korean Folk Tale. This one is 마음대로 의자 “As You Like It Chair”. Even when I know most of the words in a sentence, I still have a great deal of difficulty trying to figure out … Continue reading

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Citizenship test

The Korean American Citizens League of New England (kacl-ne) is a non-profit “to provide a coherent political voice within the Korean-American community of New England.”  I am now following them on Facebook, happy about their mission to raise good citizens … Continue reading

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Korean Americans by state

Over 1.7 Million Korean Americans Live in the United States, Up 41% Since 2000

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