Monthly Archives: December 2014

Baby steps

Another bright new year is upon us.  As you might be about to embark on some life changes, remember BABY STEPS! So, what are the rules for Baby Steps? Establish small routines first and then work up to more items. … Continue reading

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10 years – a brief story

In the wacky small world we live, I meet someone who knows my aunt from Nova Scotia (happens to share her last name) and is taking Korean Digital Academy class (and living in Korea). Enjoy reading her story 🙂

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Amazing language learning system … costs $3

I’ll cut to the chase.  Working with pen, a steno pad, and some paper flashcards has worked for me.  Total cost $3.10. Rob Julien of Korean Digital Academy has been working with me to improve my study habits. Read about … Continue reading

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Studying Korean with Quizlet

Originally posted on Korea Squirrel:
Last time, I mentioned I have been using Unlock Your Brain to study Korean vocabulary. While Unlock Your Brain is great for continued exposure to the vocabulary, I noticed that while I was getting pretty good at recognizing the…

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What’s your perfect day?

Brian Kwong, of ADD1Challenge, described his perfect day, and it sound good to me! Brian’s Perfect Day (As a Possibility. Exercise from the School of Greatness by Lewis Howes)

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Ryan from Mindpasta on Making Korean Sentences

Mindpasta is a free place for language learners to come together and socialize. The family of people there are a tremendous support to me. The native Korean who founded the site and works tirelessly to keep it running is Ryan. … Continue reading

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하다 Timeline

This is how I envision the 하다 verb on a timeline.  I am just learning, so it might not be correct.  

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Christmas at Williams Inn

Breakfast at the Williams Inn, Williamstown, Massachusetts on Christmas, 2014. http://youtu.be/RWPCfTwuSoY

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대단하다! Incredible

A verb that BS Shen uses in our conversations is 대단하다.   Naver defines it as ” great, huge, immense, enormous, tremendous”.  In other words, freaking awesome.  Haha!

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KDrama: My Name is Kim Sam Soon

Korean drama “내 이름은 김삼순” (My Lovely Sam Soon) can be used as tool for practicing listening skills.  To match the sounds I know from hearing them on dramas to their spellings, I made some flashcards. In a sentence, MNIKSS … Continue reading

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Music to put me in the mood

Can music settle my mind and make me ready to focus on studying? The “Brain Food” music is a short loop that can be played continuously.  I’m starting study sessions with this song, to see if repeated use gets in … Continue reading

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Mnemonic Dictionary

Mnemonic Dictionary helps in learning and remembering word and it’s meaning easily by providing memory aids (called mnemonics) for each word. Mnemonics connect to-be-remembered meaning of words with a systematic and organized set of images or words that are already … Continue reading

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Dictionary Skills: Merriam-Websters Learner’s Dictionary

While I understand it digresses from learning Korean, I certainly have developed an interest in dictionaries (and the structures a computational linguist would use).

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Scallion pancake

Scallion pancakes are one of the Korean foods I have learned how to make.  See a recipe here in Korean.

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Verb 그렇다

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