Reviewing nouns from EPS-TOPIK

I haven’t really thought about learning Korean for work20170221_174421 but the materials given to us are related to EPS. Of course, it is not a loss. It’s an opportunity to learn more in a different light.

Anyway, these are the words I have gathered from the handouts.

I read it everyday and I create my own quizzes to check how much I can remember.

When I can answer it confidently, it makes me happy. But when I don’t remember it, I write down the words I forgot and review it once again.

How about you?

How do you keep your vocabulary alive? And how many words do you memorize everyday?

Let me know and comment down below. 🙂

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Daily Conversation

So the title is “Daily Conversation”, but actually, we don’t have lessons daily.

My friend and I usually say something about a photo. She describes the photo in English while I describe it in Korean. Sadly, for my first few lessons, I wasn’t prepared so all I can mutter are words. I was unsuccessful. On the other hand, my friend was very good. She gladly constructed sentences to describe it. It’s nice. I look forward to more sessions with her so we can both improve.

Thanks 은채. 🙂

Korean Classroom Expressions

Hi everyone!

As you know, I have been studying Korean. Recently, however, I decided to enroll in a Korean Language Center. I learned a few expressions from my instructor, Miss Yoora.

I started learning Korean and I avoided using Romanization. In class, there are exercises that require us to write in romanized form. It is quite challenging for me because I don’t know if I should write the equivalent of the characters in the English alphabet or if I should write base don pronunciation.

Nonetheless, I am still thankful because every lesson is an opportunity to learn something new.

Here are some of the expressions:

  1. 책을 펴세요 – Open your book.
  2. 읽어 보세요 – Please read.
  3. 잊어 보렸어요 – I forgot.
  4. 대답해 보세요 – Please answer.
  5. 질문 있어요?  – Do you have a question?
  6. 질문 없어요 –  I don’t have a question.
  7. 알겠어요? – Do you understand?
  8. 틀렸는데요 – That’s not right.
  9. 오늘을 이만 하겠어요 – We’ll stop here today.
  10. 천천이 말씀해 주세요  – Please speak slowly. (student to teacher)

There you go! 10 useful expressions you can use in class.

I find this very helpful especially during my lessons. I have Korean students and sometimes, I use these to engage them in a conversation.

Thanks!

See you!

-혜진

1st Session with친구

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For the first 15 minutes, we studied in English. I chose a random photo that we can describe and my friend 은채 gladly accepted the challenge. She did well! I am very happy that she can describe it quickly. Afterwards, I asked her to repeat after me. She pronounced the words clearly in every sentence we read. Lastly, she was able to choose the correct auxiliary verb in each sentence.

This is a list of English auxiliary verbs:

  • be (am, are, is, was, were, being),
  • can,
  • could,
  • do (did, does, doing),
  • have (had, has, having),
  • may,
  • might,
  • must,
  • shall,
  • should,
  • will,
  • would

Anyway, here’s my feedback.

Feedback # 1: 

Pronunciation – Good! I like that she pronounced each word clearly.

Grammar – She can make simple sentences and it can still be improved.

Comprehension  – we did not focus on this aspect today. We simply had a quick practice of describing a photo and pronunciation.

Recommendation: 

*Practice making more sentences. 🙂

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Now, let’s go to my misery!  Haha..

We used the same material I described the photo as well, and these are the things I was able to say.

*note: My answers are mostly constructed and spelled  incorrectly.

guide:

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  1. 바티  – 

    파티 (party) 

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  2. 나는 보자 사람. – 

    나는 사람을 보았다. (I see people)

    *In English, the order of the sentence is like that but in Korean, it has to be the opposite. So as you can see here, the correct sentence was actually written like this: 

                       나는 – I 

                     사람+ 을 – people + the object particle

                     보았다 = see + 았다 (which is the form of the verb 보다, when it was used in present tense.

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  1. 나는 어린소년을 보았다 (I see a boy.) – I got it right! 

                 나는 – I 

                 어린소년+ 을 – boy + the object particle

                  보았다 = see + 았다 (which is the form of the verb 보다, when it was used in present tense.

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  1. 모자 갈색. – This means, “brown hat or brown cap” but what I really wanted to say was, The boy is wearing a cap.   Obviously, my sentence was too short for that. So, this is the correct sentence: 

    어린 소년은 갈색모자를 쓰고있다.

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FEEDBACK TIME!! 

  1. Vocabulary – I know that I cannot construct my own sentences yet. My knowledge in Korean words is very limited.
  2. Sentence-making skill – My sentences need improvement. My sentence construction is awful at this time. The order of the sentence is confusing.
  3. Grammar – I haven’t started learning this yet.
  4. Pronunciation – I can say that I can easily pronounce Korean words but if there are way too many words, it is hard for me to repeat it. The words with /l/ and /r/ can sometimes be a big challenge for me especially when 를 and 을 are required.
  5. Comprehension – Well, Level 0. .

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Thank you!

P.S.

Thank you 은채 for helping me! I really appreciate it. It was also nice seeing your parents. 🙂

-혜진

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Korean Language Learning – Dative Particles

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I started reviewing my lessons again.

Here, you can see that I am making sentences using dative particles and words that are commonly found in situations like romance and parties.

 

According to http://www.learnkoreanlp.com/2008/08/particles.html,

“The dative particle, 에게/한테, is mainly used for someone/something to whom you are giving something. is a honorific form, 에게 is a formal form and 한테 is an informal form.”

“(으)로부터/에게서/한테서 is used when you are receiving something from someone. Again, (으)로부터 is an honorific form, 에게서 is formal and 한테서 is informal.”

 

So, I used that information and tried making my own sentences. I didn’t use all those dative particles in my sentences but I will try to use it next time.

VOCABULARY:

  1. present – 선물
  2. flower – 
  3. chocolate – 초콜릿
  4. dress – 원피스
  5. necklace – 목걸리
  6. lipstick  – 립스틱

 

So today, I said these words aloud.

I repeated it for more than 5 times each and I made a note of these words on my sticky note.

See you soon! 🙂 Enjoy learning.

-혜진