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Grammar Games

Practicing grammar sounds like the dullest thing on earth.  I know that I have not managed to internalize all the grammar I have been taught, so I am seeking ways to get myself to put this grammar to use.  However, … Continue reading

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Comic book Grammar

Mix together in my brain too much thinking about grammar, Korean Champs’ suggestion to study with comic books, and a blog blam bot, and my brain decides it needs a break from verb conjugations by writing about Comic Book Grammar. … Continue reading

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wh-questions

wh-question words 1.누구 Who 2.누가Who who + subject marker 3.누굴 who + object marker 4.어떤 which (one) what (kind of) 5.무슨 what (kind of)~ (not clear what exactly but) something 6.무엇 what 7.뭘 what + object marker 8.무얼 something + object … Continue reading

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Online Reading Tools for a second language

Tom Tabaczynski is a language teacher (ESL) with a background in cognitive science, philosophy, and applied linguistics. Here is his playlist about reading a second language. Tools for online reading: 1.  Google Translate 2.  Translations with Google Docs/Drive 3. Inline text translation … Continue reading

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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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Nonesense and Grammar thing-a-bobs

I struggled and ranted about my issue with not knowing what things are named in Korean grammar.  It was a total sidetrack.  But maybe the rant will amuse you?  Haha. Dr. Seuss, that beloved children’s author, was famous for his … Continue reading

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the Hada Trick – Survival Korean

Novices just starting to learn Korean often will learn nouns but are confused by verb conjugation.  For me, that meant that I would start out sentences, but get to the end and have no verb. It turns out that some … Continue reading

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Grammar Reference

When I do not understand grammar, I do not know where to look it up.  This leads me to go wandering the wild internet in search of answers. Korean Grammar Plus is one such site.  I “liked” their Facebook page, … Continue reading

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Clause

I am not grasping clauses. Take these two example sentences about liking raw fish. 나는 회를 좋아해요. 나는 회가 좋아요. You use one form of the verb 좋아하다 when there is an object 를 and another form when there is … Continue reading

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Minimal Effective Dose of Grammar Study

Some times working like crazy can be inefficient, and possibly self destructive, proposes author Matthew-Grey Smith in an article Minimal Effective Dose. The Minimal Effective Dose is simply the smallest amount of input that will produce the desired result, and … Continue reading

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KDA Class 23 – Making sentences

I ended the class today completely amazed that Chris and I were able to make these sentences. Not easily, mind you! It took a lot of coaxing from our teacher. This post grapples with what was presented in KDA class … Continue reading

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Conversational Korean

Conversational Korean is a Youtube channel I enjoy. The basic Korean course has animated figures talking simple Korean conversations.  They are funny and just my speed at this beginner level. The frequently used words series has vocabulary with sample sentences, a … Continue reading

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Sentence Types, Word categories, Speech Levels, Honorifics

There are 4 types of sentences: statement, question, command, and suggestion.

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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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그 Conjunction Confusion

I get these words confused: 그래, 그래서, 그러나, 그리고, and 그런데.

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