Korean Study Group / 한국어 스터딩

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Sayonaroo
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Re: Korean Study Group / 한국어 스터딩

Postby Sayonaroo » Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:06 am

just watching high school rapper season 2. i plan on watching high school rapper 3 and show me the money 8 and superbee's show on youtube afterwards. i love how mnet uploads vids of the performances on youtube with english subs now (definitely wasn't there for me for like show me the money season 4 haha. there's fansubs though). it's very helpful with understanding the lyrics since just hangeul is sometimes not enough for me to figure out what the lyrics mean. I probably suck at comprehending english rap lyrics too actually if it gets too slangy haha. i love in general how korea is dead set on being global and there's a lot of youtube channels with english subs uploaded. the non-rapping parts are very easy to understand for me.... hovering around 95-99% comprehension.

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irbytremor
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Location: United Kingdom
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Re: Korean Study Group / 한국어 스터딩

Postby irbytremor » Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:47 pm

Hi everyone. Moving to Korea in a couple of months to teach English (as long as the plague doesn't mess with my plans!) so have started learning Korean. Enjoying myself so far, though finding the learning curve with Assimil Coréen sans peine rather steep. Here's hoping I manage to learn a decent amount before I arrive, so the culture shock isn't too enormous! :lol:

EDIT: Forgot to answer the questions:
Why are you interested in Korean?
Moving to Seoul in Aug/Sep, so doing some intensive lockdown learning sessions.

What is your goal for this language?

Would like to be able to speak enough to get by in Korea on a day-to-day basis, maybe around an A2 – really all depends on how I enjoy my experience there! Russian is my main priority at the moment.

Do you have a favorite Korean language song? If so, what is it?
Haha nope, I seem to be one of the few people not learning Korean because of a love of k-pop. :D

What is your favorite feature of the Korean language that you've encountered so far in your studies?
I love the writing system! Looks really cool, but is still not that hard to decode once you get used to it. I am also enjoying how different everything is to the other languages I've studied before – the phonology, the vocabulary, word order, etc. Always refreshing to experience an entirely new form of self-expression!
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mochipochi
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Re: Korean Study Group / 한국어 스터딩

Postby mochipochi » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:35 pm

Why are you interested in Korean?
Well, I recently (4 years ago) got into BTS and I like that Korean has a much more easier alphabet than Japanese.

What is your goal for this language?
I want to be able to converse naturally with native speakers. I am planning to use it in my career.

Do you have a favorite Korean language song? If so, what is it? Embed the video in your post if you like.
I almost like all of BTS's songs so it's hard to just pick one. I'd say there are three contenders (kind of?). One is Spring Day (I love the meaning and story of this song). Second would be 2!3! (I just love the chorus because it spoke to me when I was at a low point in my life). Third, Black Swan for the musicality and the theme about a dying passion.

What is your favorite feature of the Korean language that you've encountered so far in your studies?
I'm seriously a beginner (though I've learned Hangul) so I'd say I like the context-based sentences — just omit and omit and omit lol.

Have anything else you'd like to share about yourself? Go ahead!
I'm very new with using forums and such. So please bear with me if the formatting of this post is wacky. I first liked to learn japanese because of anime but now I switched to Korean because of BTS. I truly plan to use these knowledge someday.

And finally, one my main problems is that I kinda have too much Korean resources that I don't know where to start. When the going gets tough I lose my way. And it's really hard to pick it up again. Any tips?
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eido
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Re: Korean Study Group / 한국어 스터딩

Postby eido » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:13 pm

mochipochi wrote:And finally, one my main problems is that I kinda have too much Korean resources that I don't know where to start. When the going gets tough I lose my way. And it's really hard to pick it up again. Any tips?

Welcome to our little group and to the forum!
One of the main pieces of advice given on this forum is to build a habit. So just keep going even if you don’t feel like it, basically. I know it took me a few years to build momentum in my Korean studies, but now the habit’s there, so I’m not afraid of losing traction. You have to build an environment conducive to learning. That is, put Korean all around you and let it assault you so you can’t escape it lmao
Nice choice of BTS songs. Does your username come from Jimin’s nickname? How do you expect to use the language in your career, if I may ask?

Also, welcome everyone else! Keep posting and make this group fun :)
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