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HSK and Chinese Dictionary

The HSKHSK.com website has lists of words from the Chinese Language Proficiency test (Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì  – HSK).  Their zippy little dictionary is nifty.  When I saw the color coded search by radicals, I felt like I had found a kindred … 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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Dictionary Skills: Parts of Speech

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Korean is a quick change artist

It occurred to me that Korean is a quick change artist.  I pictured words going into a dressing room, and out they come having changed into a different part of speech. Remember all those Korean dramas that have a make-over … Continue reading

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Practical Korean Expressions For Foreigners – Free PDF from NIKL

Get a free e-book from the National Institute of the Korean Language.  It is called Practical Korean Expressions for Foreigners. NIKL’s Basic Korean Dictionary

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Synonyms/Antonyms and Searching in Naver Dictionary

Korean Vitamin suggested that I look in Naver’s monolingual dictionary for  관련어휘 (related terms) after reading my post about the Visual Thesaurus. NAVER Korean Dictionary provides 510,000 words. It also provides synonym, writing examples, and information on grammar.  Read more … Continue reading

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Naver Mini Dictionary

I miss the simplicity of the zKorean dictionary.  So I added the Naver mini-dictionary link to my bookmark bar. I am reminded that I am not utilizing the “my vocabulary” aspect of Naver.  Part of the reason was I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Computer terms

Here are some computer terms.

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Linguistic Patterns and Learner’s Dictionary

I went in search of a way to write down the grammar structures I learned in KDA class.  I meandered off into linguistic grammar patterns and learner’s dictionaries.  This is just a ramble of what I found along the way.

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“The Giving Tree” Tutor session

I just finished an hour tutor session with Woojae Jun.  Phew, I am exhausted! Colin has told me for months that I need to focus on a “clear vowel sound” and Woojae has taken up the same refrain.  Worked on … Continue reading

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Lemma

One of the joys of learning a language is learning new words, in both the target language and your own native language.  Having never taken a course in Linguistics, there are many linguistic terms I am unfamiliar with.  Today, I … Continue reading

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Dictionary Skills – Word endings

When you are trying to look up a Korean word in the dictionary, some times it helps to change the word ending.  For example, if you are looking for a conjugated form of the verb hada 하다 then search for 하다 … Continue reading

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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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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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