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KDA Study Habits – Mission – Day 1

Rob is working with me to break down the studying I should do for Korean Digital Academy class into daily assignments. Day 1 – Watch Video & memorize vocabulary Day 2 – Understand, memorize conjugation patterns, do practice pages, ask … Continue reading

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Memorizing a vocabulary list

Discussions with my teacher at Korean Digital Academy has me thinking about how one memorizes vocabulary. Say the word? Out loud? It had never occurred to me that should be part of studying my weekly vocabulary list. Instead of simply staring … 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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Culture Exchange: Nuts

Truly one of the joys of learning Korean is talking about every day things, but getting to see them in a new light. Chulmoon told me he was peeling ginkgo nuts.

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Computer terms

Here are some computer terms.

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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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Kindness of strangers: “The Giving Tree”

I continue to be in awe of the kindness of Koreans.  Today, a person on italki answered a question I posted about vocabulary words I did not understand in “The Giving Tree” 아낌없이 주는 나무.  I will include his answer below, … Continue reading

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Spot it, not learning

Spot it is a matching card game.  It inspired me to make a flashcard game for Korean.  All you need is to create a set of cards where each pair will only have one match.  55 cards with 57 vocabulary … Continue reading

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KDA class 25 – 30 vocabulary

Memrise list from ROKStar for class vocabulary 25 – 30.

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The Giving Tree

“The Giving Tree” is my first reading assignment.  I know a few words.  The two page folk tale seems very overwhelming.  I am simply trying to practice pronouncing Korean words. To comprehend the story is beyond my ability, let alone … Continue reading

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Weather, not learning

Use every day activities, like checking the weather, as a chance to practice your Korean vocabulary.  It’s not learning, it’s just having fun.

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Korean language is starting to have “flavor”

When I started learning Korean, the words were all neutral.  They lacked connotation.  I intentionally added in only happy words.   Therefore, I have made positive associations with the language.  It is part of what motivates me to learn. I … Continue reading

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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

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Describe this picture

One of the activities you can do is describe a picture. Here, Hyunwoo of Talk To Me In Korea shows you how. The only words I knew were 왼쪽 left side 만두 dumplings 식당 restaurant When I get a bit … Continue reading

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Take what you need

Artist Kelly Rae Roberts inspired me with her “Take What You Need” sign.  These are a list of Korean nouns [명사] .  Take what you need.  🙂

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