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우 verbs and the amazing disappearing ㅂ

There is a special trick to the 우 verbs.  Here is a video where Rob Julien explains. I just think of it as the amazing disappearing ㅂ. Let’s look at the verb 춥다 to be cold.  Where did the ㅂ go to in … Continue reading

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Verbs – an overview

I awoke with the burning desire to step back and get an overview of verbs.  Korean Digital Academy spends 8 classes going over verb conjugation.  (Check out the Key to Fluency videos).  In this blog post, I am going to … 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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Verb 그렇다

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들어오다 – A Visual Map of verbs related to “Come In”

KDA Class 14 is about “o” verbs. 들어오다 is made up of two verbs – 들다 (“to enter”) and 오다 “to come”).  I suspect that most of the verbs in Class 14 are related to one another.  들어오다 means “to … 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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Verb tenses and timelines

I am not sure I ever really learned verb tenses in English. I just sort of *know* it because I have heard so much all my life, but when someone starts rattling off terms like “Past Continuous” and “Future Perfect” … Continue reading

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Person – Action – Object Mnemonic

How to remember?  Can we learn any techniques from memorization competitions?  Ever since I saw Alan Alda’s “American Scientific Frontiers” PBS show about him participating in a memory competition, I have been amazed by people who can remember things. “Fluent … 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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Hada Verb map

I found a website that makes verb maps for Spanish, so made one for Korean verb Hada.

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Sorting verbs

Figuring out how to conjugate verbs is a bit like a coin sorter. 1.  VOWEL.  What is it’s final vowel?  If it is an ‘ㅏ’ or  ‘ㅗ’ the clock theory says it goes in the slot to get 아 added when … Continue reading

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Verbs with Flintstones, Simpsons, and Jetsons

I lie awake at night worrying about verbs. Really I do. Until I have a good handle on the bigger picture, it will keep me up. Tonight, I had the thought that the tenses aren’t that hard. I just have … Continue reading

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Verbs in Space, not learning

Do you know the difference between action verbs 동사 and descriptive/stative verbs 형용사?  형용사 are sometimes called adjectives.  Inspired by Sheppard Software’s Verbs in Space game, I made a simple game to practice identifying verbs as 동사 or 형용사.

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Verb Conjugation – Pattern 5 – Changed Form

  In Korean Digital Academy, Rob Julien describes verb conjugation with the clock theory.  In “Mastering Conversational Korean: Korean for Beginners”, they describe verb conjugation in chapter 6.  The “Pattern 5” is equivalent to the clock theory. Basically, it takes … Continue reading

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Leaves game, not learning

In honor of the fall, I made a game out of learning verbs by making leaves with verbs written on them. These table decorations were on clearance. I liked how they looked, and figured $2 to make some interesting flashcards … Continue reading

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