Christi's Korean studies

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Christi
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Re: Christi's Korean studies

Postby Christi » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:04 pm

I have decided that if I have time, I want to sign up for a Korean language class nearby. I'd have to take a test, and the class starts mid-March. So I think for the next month I will work on reinforcing the grammar necessary for this test while also sticking to my other goals.
이번 달는 한국어를 공부만 할 거예요 :lol: Just kidding.

Today I also looked at Italki and messaged some people, asking them to do a language exchange. Hopefully someone will reply :)

I also went through some grammar I already learnt; TTMIK 2 grammar and took a look at the 는 것 pattern again. I think I will need more practice with this, it gets especially more difficult when combined with other grammar like this -> 저는 운공을 하는 것보다 자는 것을 더 좋아해요. I made this sentence myself btw, hope it's a correct one.

I have also been playing some more Harvest Moon. It is really useful so far! I think playing this game is better than trying to read something online and it doesn't really feel like ''working'' since I want to know how the story will progress and if I think there is too much dialogue I can just skip it.

Later this week I think I will make an actual weekly plan on what grammar I should revise and practice for the Korean class' test.
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Re: Christi's Korean studies

Postby Christi » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:22 pm

I tried to write something about the weather we've been having recently. It probably looks very unnatural and there are many mistakes. I still don't know how to use interrogative words since there are so many.. or how to say there was x...

암스테르담에 날씨가 이상했어요.
첫가 눈이 많이 왔어요. 정말 시원했어요! 집에 출발하고 싶지 않았어요. 그런데 다행히 밖에 아름다웠어요. 봐 보세요!
(video)

이 예쁘지? 한국가 예쁘기도 했어요?

이번 주는 날씨가 이상기고헸어요... 이 것은 폭풍이에요...저는 싫어요....많이 장소가 손상되다..
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Re: Christi's Korean studies

Postby Christi » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:25 pm

I got my writing corrected and scheduled a skype call with a language partner for this Saturday. I wonder how much I will be able to say :lol:

I've also looked at the grammar I would like to revise the coming weeks. I will write them down here and work on them when I can.

- really understand the difference between 은, 는, 이, 가
- counting..will probably need a lot of practice for it to finally stick
- 에 and 에서
- 안, -지 않다, 안 하다, 하지 않다
- sound changes and conjugation changes
- 어떻게
- 부터, 에서 and 까지
- future tenses
- 그리고 and 그래서
- 하고 and (이)랑

- days of the week and months, telling time
- 그렇지만 and 그런데
- 도 with verbs
- 면, -면서
- 조금, 아주, 정말, 전혀, 별로, 진짜
- 는 것
- 아/어/여야 되다/하다
- 보다 더
- 아직, 벌써
- 누군가, 무언가, 어딘가, 언젠가
- (으)로 갈아타다
- 앞에, 옆에, 위에, 밑에, 뒤에
- (으)ㄹ까요
- 쯤, 약, 정도
- 아/어/여서, (ㅣ)라서
- 지만
- 못 V
-(ㅣ)나
- 한테, 에게
- 는데요

So these topics are what I'll be tested on at the application for the Korean class. I think it should be doable since most of this I have already covered some time ago. Some of these rules are not difficult at all so I can cover multiple rules at a time. I actually want to revise more rules I know but I think I should focus on these first and revise the rest later on.

I have a bunch of essays to write and will start new classes, an internship and also a part-time job soon so I hope I'll have enough time to do everything I want to.
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Re: Christi's Korean studies

Postby Christi » Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:59 pm

I have been practicing some of the grammar I talked about previously. Today I also had a Skype call with a Korean girl. We talked for 1,5 hours switching between Korean and English. Both of us had prepared a topic to briefly talk about. After this we occasionally asked questions.

My biggest problem was a lack of vocabulary and not enough knowledge of grammar. So sometimes I had to talk in English to get my point across. The sentences I want to make are still too complex. I hope talking in Korean more often will really fossilize the passive knowledge I have now.
I learned about twenty new words as well as the expression: 나도 나이를 먹었어요. I think this is a very funny expression, ''to eat one's age''. For tonight, I will review the words I have learned and take a look at some grammar patterns again. Hopefully I will be able to turn some of them into active knowledge. I also want to do one TTMIK Beginner Iyagi.
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Re: Christi's Korean studies

Postby AndyMeg » Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:56 pm

Christi wrote:I learned about twenty new words as well as the expression: 나도 나이를 먹었어요. I think this is a very funny expression, ''to eat one's age''.

What does it actually mean?
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Re: Christi's Korean studies

Postby Christi » Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:28 pm

AndyMeg wrote:
Christi wrote:I learned about twenty new words as well as the expression: 나도 나이를 먹었어요. I think this is a very funny expression, ''to eat one's age''.

What does it actually mean?



It means: I have got older too/became older too.

It's a funny way of saying it, right?
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Re: Christi's Korean studies

Postby AndyMeg » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:38 pm

Christi wrote:It means: I have got older too/became older too.

It's a funny way of saying it, right?

Yes, it is xD!
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Re: Christi's Korean studies

Postby Christi » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:37 pm

I haven't had a lot of time this week but I listened to the 3rd iyagi, read some pages of the shoemaker and the elves in Korean and found the Korea version of Harry Potter. I want to try reading this sme day in the future. I will try to finish the fairy tale first though lol.

I also had my second skype conversation. It didn't go very well this time because i stayed at relatives all week so couldn't prepare enough. And I also felt very conscious of any family members listening in.

This week I am starting my studies and a new internship again. I'm not sure if I will have enough time to do everything I want. My studies will take up at least 40 hrs a week. It's gonna be a tight fit.

I also think I need to find some other way to turn my knowledge into productive knowledge. The last two weeks I learned around 100 words and revised some grammar but using them actively is still a problem to me..maybe I need to find some other method or I just need more time.

I wonder how long it takes other people to turn knowledge into productive knowledge and how they do it.
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Re: Christi's Korean studies

Postby Christi » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:52 pm

Soooo...I am starting to think it won't be possible to reach all my goals before mid-March. I have started studying at uni again and there's no way I will have enough time to do an Iyagi, language exchange, studying vocab and grammar each week at the pace I want.. This week the only thing I did was preparing for language exchange...
Guess I'll need to adjust my planning because otherwise learning anything will take ages. So this week: goals not met :(
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Re: Christi's Korean studies

Postby Christi » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:07 pm

I've been continuing my language exchanges and have actually found some other people to practice with too! And one of them is a guy so I think this will be very usefull. I'm planning on sort of recycling the things I talk about so I get to use newly learned vocab more often. Let's see how it goes.
The way I do my exchange is that I type out what I want to say beforehand so I won't get stuck looking for words. Then I try to study those words. And when the exchange takes place I actually get to use them. Of course, since I have a language partner I just let the conversation flow naturally and don't get to use all I prepared but it definitely helps. I've also figured out that I seem to use the 아/어-서, -면 patterns a lot, besides also using 요 very often. I think I need to force myself to use other grammatical structures more often.

I'm sort of having a short break now from uni, filled with papers but no lectures or internship, so I'll try tackling an iyagi again this week and try to do some revising again.
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