Tag Archives: sentence

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!

Posted in Korean, Learning | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Korean, Learning | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Right to Left for Korean sentences

Working with my italki tutor today, he showed me how Korean sentences are best interpreted from right to left. 저는 친구랑 저녁을 먹으러 갈 거예요: I will go eat dinner with my friend. V(stem)+(으)러 가다: go to do V 내일 … Continue reading

Posted in Korean, Learning | Tagged | Leave a comment

Pen Pal

Way back in February, 2014, I got a Korean pen pal.  OK, so I couldn’t actually write any Korean at the time, so I started writing Chulmoon in mostly English with a few Korean words stuck in here and there. … Continue reading

Posted in Korean, Learning, Nature | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Korean, Learning | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Free Korean Language Study

Have you used the resources available at Kosnet? KosNet stands for Korean Language Study on the Internet.  Kosnet is affiliated with the Ministry of Education and is responsible for overseas Koreans education and International exchange students. For example, I like … Continue reading

Posted in Korean, Learning | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Verbs changed into adjective form to modify noun

Thanks to Chulmoon who sent me this email. Sign of progress that I can read most of it without needing to consult a dictionary. Then again, my pen pal since February knows what vocabulary I have learned, so can tailor … Continue reading

Posted in Friends, Korean, Learning | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sentence Final Endings

Verbs come at the end of the sentence.  Stuff get stuck on the end of verbs.  Lots of stuff. I have gotten use to -yo ~요 at the end of sentences.  I have noticed others.  I was ok with one … Continue reading

Posted in Korean, Learning | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Glossika sentences worming into my brain

Learning a second language has brought me many surprises. Today, I stepped out of my comfort zone and made a video describing Glossika. It is my first Youtube video. I am incredibly nervous in the video, and I was speaking … Continue reading

Posted in Korean, Learning | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Assimilating Sentences

Your goal should be understanding the sentences, not memorization. You’ve “learned” a sentence when you: Read it in full, aloud, in its native script Know the meaning of every word in the sentence Understand the meaning of the entire sentence Write … Continue reading

Posted in Korean, Learning | Tagged , | Leave a comment

WordNet

WordNet® is a large lexical database of English. Nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs are grouped into sets of cognitive synonyms (synsets), each expressing a distinct concept. Synsets are interlinked by means of conceptual-semantic and lexical relations. The resulting network of … Continue reading

Posted in Korean, Learning | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Sentence Patterns

Today, I am thinking about sentence patterns. Not since taking a class in Rhetoric have I given much thought to the way sentences are put together. However, when I decided to learn Korean and got myself some Korean pen pals, … Continue reading

Posted in Korean, Learning | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Do we need grammar?

In this post, I consider whether maybe grammar isn’t all that important.  Will they take away my Bachelor of Arts in English for such a scandalous idea?

Posted in Korean, Learning | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Free MP3 files for 40 languages – Book2

Jolanda’s link lead me to a book and app called “50 Langages” or “Book2 MP3”.   The book has side by side English and Korean.  The MP3 files are free to download.  

Posted in Korean, Learning | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Speak like a native: Glossika’s Mass Sentences

Blogger ChineseQuest had a problem.  He could read Chinese, but when it came to speaking he was not fast enough and he was not understood by the Chinese people he was trying to communicate with. ChineseQuest blogged about the Glossika’s … Continue reading

Posted in Korean, Learning | Tagged , , | 1 Comment