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How to Start Thinking in Korean

Learn 4 tools and techniques to stop translating in your head and start thinking in Korean

Going through Korean lessons is enough to get by and learn the basics of Korean, but to truly become fluent you need to be able to think in Korean. This will allow you to have conversations with ease, read smoothly, and comprehensively understand natives. To do this, you need to go beyond just completing daily or weekly lessons.

We naturally translate in our heads because it’s viewed as the easiest way to learn the definitions needed when learning a language. This way of learning can actually hinder your skills and fluency later on. If your brain has to make neural connections between the word you’re learning, what it means in your native tongue, and the physical object the connection will not be nearly as strong. When you bypass the original translation between Korean and your native language then there is a more basic and strong connection between just the Korean vocabulary word and the tangible object.

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In this blog post, you will learn the 4 important techniques to easily and naturally begin to speculate about the daily occurrences in your life. The best part is all of these techniques are supported and can be achieved through KoreanClass101.com.

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1. Surround yourself with Korean

Surround Yourself

By surrounding yourself with Korean constantly you will completely immerse yourself in the language. Without realizing it you’ll be learning pronunciation, sentence structures, grammar, and new vocabulary. You can play music in the background while you’re cooking or have a Korean radio station on while you study. Immersion is a key factor with this learning process because it is one of the easiest things to do, but very effective. Even if you are not giving the program your full attention you will be learning.

One great feature of KoreanClass101.com is the endless podcasts that are available to you. You can even download and listen to them on the go. These podcasts are interesting and are perfect for the intention of immersion, they are easy to listen to as background noise and are interesting enough to give your full attention. Many of them contain stories that you follow as you go through the lessons which push you to keep going.

2. Learn through observation
learn through observation

Learning through observation is the most natural way to learn. Observation is how we all learned our native languages as infants and it’s a wonder why we stop learning this way. If you have patience and learn through observation then Korean words will have their own meanings rather than meanings in reference to your native language. Ideally, you should skip the bilingual dictionary and just buy a dictionary in Korean.

KoreanClass101.com also offers the materials to learn this way. We have numerous video lessons which present situational usage of each word or phrase instead of just a direct translation. This holds true for many of our videos and how we teach Korean.

3. Speak out loud to yourself
talk to yourself

Speaking to yourself in Korean not only gets you in the mindset of Korean, but also makes you listen to how you speak. It forces you to correct any errors with pronunciation and makes it easy to spot grammar mistakes. When you speak out loud talk about what you did that day and what you plan to do the next day. Your goal is to be the most comfortable speaking out loud and to easily create sentences. Once you feel comfortable talking to yourself start consciously thinking in your head about your daily activities and what is going on around you throughout the day.

With KoreanClass101.com you start speaking right away, not only this, but they have you repeat words and conversations after a native Korean speaker. This makes your pronunciation very accurate! With this help, you are on the fast path to making clear and complex sentences and then actively thinking about your day.

4. Practice daily

If you don’t practice daily then your progress will be greatly slowed. Many people are tempted to take the 20-30 minutes they should be practicing a day and practice 120 in one day and skip the other days. This isn’t nearly as effective because everyday you practice you are reinforcing the skills and knowledge you have learned. If you practice all in one day you don’t retain the information because the brain can realistically only focus for 30 minutes at most. If you’re studying for 120 minutes on the same subject little of the information will be absorbed. Studying everyday allows you to review material that you went over previous days and absorb a small amount of information at a time.

It’s tough to find motivation to study everyday, but KoreanClass101.com can help. It’s easy to stay motivated with KoreanClass101.com because we give you a set learning path, with this path we show how much progress you’ve made. This makes you stick to your goals and keep going!

Conclusion

Following the steps and having patience is the hardest part to achieving your goals, it’s not easy learning a new language. You are essentially teaching your brain to categorize the world in a completely new way. Stick with it and you can do it just remember the 4 tools I taught you today! With them, conversations, reading, and understanding will become much easier. The most important thing to remember is to use the tools that KoreanClass101.com provides and you will be on your way to being fluent!

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4 Reasons Why Korean Slang Words Will Make You Fluent

Learn 4 honest reasons you need Korean slang words and why they are so vital to truly learning and mastering the language.

Teachers may normally cringe at the thought of their students learning Korean slang words. After all, slang words and phrases are typically defined as being grammatically incorrect. So why would your teacher want you to spend time learning the “wrong way” to speak Korean? Here are 4 of the top reasons why you should study slang words and expressions when learning Korean or any new language.

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1. Native Speakers Use Slang Expressions in Everyday Conversation

If you are going to study a foreign language and plan to use it to speak with native speakers, then you have to learn slang words and expressions. Otherwise, just using formal expressions and grammar may alienate you from native speakers and make it more difficult to establish a real connection. So it is best to at least learn some common slang words and expressions if you’re planning to meet or speak socially with someone.

2. Slang Words Are Used All Throughout Korean Culture

If you turn on any popular Korean TV show, listen to any song, or watch any movie, you are quickly going to see the value of learning Korean slang phrases. Just like everyday conversations between native speakers, Korean culture is filled with slang phrases and expressions. Without at least some knowledge of the more common slang phrases, popular culture and most conversations will be very confusing and potentially alienating.

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3. Slang Expressions Help You Better Express Your True Thoughts and Feelings

Only relying on formal grammar and vocabulary is very limiting, especially in social situations. Just like in your native language, using the appropriate Korean slang words can help you express a broader range of emotions, thoughts, and feelings.

4. Proper Use of Slang Makes You Sound More Natural

We’ve all met foreigners who technically used formal language perfectly but still sounded odd and well….foreign. But when you use the right slang words and expressions, you will sound more natural and like a true native speaker. If you notice, even most politicians include a sprinkling of slang expressions and words throughout their speeches to help them sound more natural and to better connect with the audience.

The Dark Side of Slang Expressions

Learning Korean slang words can indeed help you sound more natural, better understand the people and culture, and make integration much easier. However, there is a dark side: using the wrong slang expressions can also make you look foolish, uneducated, and potentially disrespectful.

But how do you know which slang words or phrases to use and when?

The truth is that you can’t learn the most modern and appropriate slang words in textbooks or formal classroom settings. By the time the information gets incorporated into a formal curriculum, it’s already outdated and no longer in use by actual Korean people. And while you can learn current slang expressions from Korean TV shows, movies, songs, and games, you may not understand the context. If that happens, you may use the right Korean slang words but in the wrong situation and still look like a fool or possibly even offend someone.

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So where can you learn current slang expressions and the right context in which to use them?

At KoreanClass101, native speaking instructors create audio and video lessons that can include slang expressions and words. Our instructors provide context and examples for all the Korean slang words used in any lesson to make sure students understand the right time and place to use them.

Korean slang words and expressions may be grammatically incorrect but they are vital to truly understanding and immersing yourself in the culture. In fact, it will be very difficult to fully understand any movie, TV show, song, game, or even 1-on-1 conversation without knowing a few of the more common slang expressions.

However, it is important to learn the proper context and use of even popular slang expressions or you may come across as confusing, disrespectful, or uneducated.
At KoreanClass101, you’ll learn how to use slang phrases and words to draw the right attention and avoid these problems.

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Korean Slang Part I

For Korean learners: You need to know that, unfortunately, the real world looks a bit different from what you learnt, more confusing and less structured with the use of slang. Here we will tell you why you must study slang, and you will learn 5 of the most used Korean slangs in everyday life and how to use them properly!

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Slang is an aspect of language that isn’t usually taught in the classroom but is an important part of becoming proficient in any language. A person learning Korean might attend daily classes. They might study the grammar and the formalities and might even produce complex and coherent sentences. But, take this student out of the classroom and away from the textbooks, and they will encounter a world of language that breaks the rules they learned.

Although studying proper Korean rules is important, slang is unavoidable, no matter what language you’re speaking. In drama and k-pop, conversations and advertising, language becomes less formal and goes less and less “by the rules”. Real-life Korean is so different from the textbooks.

Taking the time to understand slang and informal speech will boost your communication and language skills, and save a whole lot of confusion. Slang will allow you to use language in a current, useful way. No amount of time in class can prepare you for the contemporary nuances you’ll be faced with when you put your language knowledge to practical use out in the real world.

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It’s time to cover common Korean slang expressions that are used every day in Korea!

1. 장난 아니다 (jangnan anida) - No kidding

This expression means “no kidding” or “it’s no joke.” It can also be used to express that something is amazing. It is intended to express extremes. 장난 (jangnan) means “joke” and 아니다 (anida) means “not.”

장난 아니다. 숙제가 너무 많아.
jangnam anida. sukjega neomu mana.
It’s no joke. I have too much homework.

2. 오나전 (onajeon) - Totally

The word 오나전 (onajeon) means “totally.” 오나전 (onajeon) originated from the Korean word 완전 (wanjeon) meaning “completely, totally.” It used to be a common typo of 완전 (wanjeon) and is now a slang word. You can use this expression when exaggerating or emphasizing something.

오늘 오나전 기분 나빠.
Oneul onajeon gibun nappa.
I feel totally awful today.

3. 쩐다 (jjeonda) - Great

The word 쩐다 (jjeonda) literally means “great in scale.” But when it’s used as a slang expression, it means “great.” You can use this expression when referring to something enormous or great. This expression is often used by young men.

여기 음식 쩐다,
Yeogi eumsik jjeonda.
The food here is great.

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4. 인생짤 (insaengjjal) - Best photo

The word 인생짤 (insaengjjal) literally means “once in a lifetime shot.” But when it’s used as a slang expression, it means “best photo.” You can use this expression when referring to one’s best photo. This expression is often used by young people.

이 사진이 내 인생짤이야.
I sajini nae insaengjjariya.
This is the best photo of me.

5. 핵노잼 (haengnojaem) - Boring

The word 핵노잼 (haengnojaem) literally means “nuclear no fun.” It is a combination of three words: 핵 (haek), 노 (no) and 재미 (jaemi) meaning “nuclear,” “no,” and “fun.” 잼 (jaem) is the contraction of 재미 (jaemi). When used as slang, the whole word means “boring.” You can use this expression when describing something so boring that the level of boredom can be compared to being nuclear. This expression is often used by teenagers.

이 수업은 핵노잼이야.
I sueobeun haengnojaemiya.
This class is so boring.

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For Korean learners: the Essential Summer Vocabulary

Finally, it’s summer!

Vacation, beach, ice cream… learning Korean? For sure, between two drinks! For Korean learners here is the list of the essential summer vocabulary you must know to speak about this season. And to help you reaching fluency in bonus you will find a video of the Top 25 Must-Know Korean Phrases!

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1. 화창한
hwachanghan
Sunny

오늘의 날씨는 때때로 구름이 끼는 화창한 날씨입니다.
Oneurui nalssineun ttaettaero gureumi kkineun hwachanghan nalssiimnida.
Today’s weather is sunny with occasional clouds.

2. 더운
deoun
Hot

팔 월은 보통 덥긴 하지만, 오늘은 정말 덥습니다.
Pal woreun botong deopkkin hajiman, oneureun jeongmal deopsseumnida.
It’s usually hot in August, but today it’s really hot.

3. 방학
banghak
Vacation

여름 방학 동안 해외 여행을 갈 것입니다.
Yeoreum banghak ddongan haeoe yeohaengeul gal ggeosimnida.
I’m going on a trip abroad during summer vacation.

4. 바다
bada
Ocean

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5. 수영
suyeong
Swimming

호수는 수영하기 좋은 곳입니다.
Hosuneun suyeonghagi joeun gosimnida.
The lake is a great place to go swimming.

6. 습한
seupan
Humid

팔월은 습해요.
Parworeun seupaeyo.
It’s humid in August.

7. 선글라스
seongeullaseu
Sunglasses

이 선글라스는 새 것입니다.
I seongeullaseuneun sae geosimnida.
These sunglasses are new.

8. 쉬다
swida
Rest

남자가 해먹에서 쉰다.
Namjaga haemeogeseo swinda.
The man rests in the hammock.

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9. 여행하다
yeohaenghada
Travel

그 남자는 여행을 갈 것입니다.
Geu namjaneun yeohaengeul gal geosibnida.
The man is going to travel.

10. 해변
haebyeon
Beach

여자는 해변에서 달리고 있습니다.
Yeojaneun haebyeoneseo dalligo itsseumnida.
The woman is running on the beach.

11. 수박
subak
Watermelon

수박 한 통과 수박 한 조각
subak han tonggwa subak han jogak
Whole watermelon and a slice of watermelon

12. 아이스크림
aiseukeurim
Ice cream

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Top 20 Korean Words and Phrases you need to survive the Apocalypse

Zombies are coming, and they speak Korean! Do you have what it takes to survive? No?
How lucky you are, we have exactly what you need. Here is the Top 20 Words and Phrases you need to survive this Apocalypse!

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염증 (n)
yeomjjeung
infection

무서운 (adj)
museoun
scary

해골 머리 (n)
haegol meori
skull

무덤 (n)
mudeom
grave

가장 좋아하는 좀비 영화가 뭐예요?
Gajang joahaneun jombi yeonghwaga mwoyeyo?
What’s your favorite zombie movie?

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대재앙 (n)
daejaeang
apocalypse

무덤에서 다시 살아나다.
Mudeomeseo dasi saranada.
rise from the grave

좀비다! 도망쳐!
Jombida! Domangchyeo!
Zombies! Run!

만약 좀비 공격이 있다면 어디로 갈 거예요?
Manyak jombi gonggyeogi itdamyeon eodiro gal geoyeyo?
If there was a zombie attack, where would you go?

초자연적 (adj)
chojayeonjeok
supernatural

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식량 (n)
singnyang
food supply

워킹 데드
woking dedeu
walking dead

소름 (n)
soreum
goose bumps

상상 (n)
sangsang
imagination

대중문화 (n)
daejungmunhwa
pop culture

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민물 (n)
minmul
fresh water

시체 (n)
siche
corpse

섬뜩한 (adj)
seomtteukan
gruesome

숨다 (v)
sumda
hide

묘지 (n)
myoji
graveyard

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How To Learn Korean with Korean Dramas and K-Pop?

We always see this kind of advice on the Internet: “You should listen to K-Pop, it helped me to quickly progress” or “There is nothing better than Korean dramas without subtitles for learning Korean”.

How to learn Korean with Korean dramas and K-Pop?

Can you really learn a language without much effort by watching dramas and listening K-Pop?

Following this advice can bring many advantages:

  • Attuning your ears to Korean by listening to native speakers
  • Boosting your vocabulary
  • Boosting your dialogue-related listening comprehension
  • Letting you hear a language used in context
  • Learning passively while having fun

    At the end of the day, it seems like a great idea, but in reality it’s not totally true… Actually, it varies! We definitely recommend that you expose yourself to a lot of resources in their original language such as movies, drama, anime, music…for the reasons above. But you will never learn Korean like that.

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    Dramas and K-Pop as a complement to your learning tools
    It’s best to see these videos as a Korean learning complement. You need to acquire a certain amount of vocabulary and grammar in order to better comprehend a Korean video or conversation.

    This is our approach: KoreanClass101.com brings you tons of audio and video lessons, from songs to dialogues and cultural insights, and each of these lessons has a grammar focus, a vocabulary list, a lesson transcript and notes so that you don’t miss any points. We give you the foundation you need to be able to understand dramas and benefit from watching it.

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    The myth of learning by only watching Korean dramas

    The “watch dramas and learn Korean” concept is just a myth. A lot of high school students improve their English level by reading books and comics, or watching dramas and movies in English with subtitles in their own language. You, meanwhile, might watch all episodes of Heirs or Running Man in Korean but still not make any progress!

    The difference? Those foreign students are not starting from scratch when they use this method to learn Korean. Even though they might still be at a low level, they were working on some solid foundations.

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    Basically, what you will hear after 6 months of watching dramas in Korean, while hiding the subtitles, would probably be something like:

    bla bla bla bla bla Hello bla bla bla bla Thank you bla bla bla bla You A**hole bla bla bla You’re so handsome bla bla bla bla bla It hurts! bla bla bla bla I love you bla bla bla bla bla bla really!?

    Still quite far from fluency, right?

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    The key to learning through K-Pop and dramas

    The key is the amount of passive vocabulary you already have. It’s all the vocabulary you understand when listening to or reading Korean, without having the need to search in the dictionary. Our brain has limited capacity and if it doesn’t recognize 70-80% of the words in a sentence, it will be incapable of filling in the blanks to give a sense to the unknown words based on the context.

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    Let’s look at these two cases:
    1. You are at a beginner level of Korean
    2. You are at an intermediate level of Korean

    In both cases, you must expose yourself to a lot of Korean media: podcasts, videos and so on…

    In the first case, your brain won’t be able to analyze what you hear when you’re watching dramas or listening K-Pop because you miss too many words. Of course we don’t forbid you from doing this, but be aware that you are only training your ears to become accustomed to the sounds of Korean. This is a good start, though. But you will also need to start learning grammar basics and vocabulary.

    Our Korean for Absolute Beginners series will offer you the resources you need to quickly understand the foundations of the Korean language, through entertaining topics.

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    If you are at an intermediate level, you will need to acquire a lot of vocabulary covering a large range of topics. Challenge yourself with our Listening Comprehension series on YouTube, listen to our podcasts and verify through the lesson notes and transcripts that you understood everything, from the grammar point to the explanation of the kanji used in the lesson.

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    Korean dramas and K-Pop can be great learning tools because there are fun and there is a lot of it around. Just make sure to do a little extra work to optimize their use! Don’t forget to sign up for your Free Lifetime Account to access all our resources and be able to watch dramas without subtitles!

  • How to Learn Korean in Your Car?

    How to Learn Korean in Your Car? Learn language in car

    Stuck in traffic? Losing time in your car? Have you ever felt that in all this wasted time, you could have watched the 750 episodes of One Piece, finished the last Super Mario ten times, or even better…you could have learned Korean? Between family, friends and work, in addition to this time-consuming commute, it can become difficult to find time to properly learn Korean.

    Fortunately, every problem has a solution, and what could be a better solution than turning that commute time into learning time? Stop passing the time mindlessly listening to the radio and try some of our best tips for mastering Korean in your car!

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    You can learn Korean in your car, hands free
    While driving, it’s important that you keep your focus on the road, so this is why our top tips won’t require you to use your hands!

    Listening to Korean audio content in the car is a good way to learn
    This is because it is a fun and efficient way to learn. With KoreanClass101.com podcasts, you will be able to discover Korean culture through topics about everyday life. Instead of the radio, listen to a Korean podcast adapted to your level, from Absolute Beginner to Advanced, and you will make progress sooner that you would expect!

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    You can listen to Korean music in the car
    Did you know that you can learn Korean by singing while driving? Listen to songs from drama or K-pop and try to identify some words you learned.

    Challenge yourself! Use the Korean you’ve studied up to this point and see how much you understand! Making the jump to real-life Korean is a scary one, but friendly children’s songs are a great place to start!

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    You can learn alone in your car
    When you’re driving alone, you can be as loud as you want – there is nothing better for remembering your Korean lessons than repeating loudly, again and again. Next time you see a driver who seems to be talking alone, you will know he or she is just learning Korean!

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    You can learn through repetition with your passengers
    If there are passengers in the car, it can be more stimulating to learn together. You can set a role play with Korean dialogues. With KoreanClass101.com, you can download all the lessons transcript including the dialogues, as a PDF. Print it out and have some fun speaking in Korean!

    One of the passengers can answer the quiz available on each of our lessons, while another can correct that person. Listening to someone at a more advanced level of Korean or a better accent is positive and helps you improve.

    You can learn Korean offline
    Do you have a poor connection or are unable to use the Internet? It’s not a problem for learning Korean! Before you start your commute, use our App to download the lessons you want to study and the podcast you want to listen to in your car, and you will be able to enjoy your lessons offline. Entering a tunnel won’t be a problem anymore. What a pleasure to listen to audio content without having the host freezing every 5 seconds!

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    You can learn every day at your own pace
    One of the best approaches for learning a language is little by little and often. It’s not efficient to take in a huge amount of information at one time. What you need is to study on a regular basis – a little bit of Korean every day. You commute several days a week, and that is all time you can take advantage of!

    You have the freedom to choose the lessons and podcasts you want to focus on, at your own rhythm. You may want to do a little revision or discover how to talk about a new topic. And if you’re wondering what to learn next, you can use the new Learning Paths, which is our customized pathway feature that gives you a step-by-step way to learn Korean without getting lost!

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    If you don’t have a car and commute by another method, these tips are still valid! Learning Korean is no longer limited to the classroom or your house; there are so many benefits to learning in your car or elsewhere. Reaching a conversational level will take you less time than you could ever have imagined! Don’t forget to sign up for your Free Lifetime Account and enjoy our content!

    Top 10 Lines You Need for Introducing Yourself in Korean

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  • 제 이름은 민준입니다.
    Je ireumeun Minjunimnida.
    My name is Minjun

  • 한국 사람입니다.
    Hanguk saramimnida.
    I’m from South Korea.

  • 서울에 살고 있습니다.
    Seoureseo salgo itsseumnida.
    I live in Seoul.

  • 한국어를 1년 째 공부하고 있습니다.
    Hangugeoreul illyeon jjae gongbuhago itsseumnida.
    I’ve been learning Korean for a year.

  • KoreanClass101.com에서 한국어를 배우고 있습니다.
    Koriankeullaseuwonowondatkeomeseo hangugeoreul baeugo itsseumnida.
    I’m learning Korean at KoreanClass101.com.

  • 안녕하세요. 만나서 반갑습니다.
    Annyeonghaseyo. Mannaseo bangapsseumnida.
    Hello, it’s nice to meet you.

  • 27살 입니다.
    Seumurilgopsal imnida.
    I’m 27 years old.

  • 교사입니다.
    Gyosaimnida.
    I’m a teacher.

  • 독서는 제 취미 중 하나입니다.
    Dokseoneun je chwimi jung hanaimnida.
    One of my hobbies is reading.

  • 음악 감상을 즐깁니다.
    Eumak gamsangeul jeulgimnida.
    I enjoy listening to music.

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  • 10 Monthly Goals to become fluent in Korean

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    1) I’ll finish Survival Phrases series on KoreanClass101.com by listening to two lesson a day.

    2) I’ll give a 3 minute introductory speech in Korean to my Korean friends.

    3) I’ll finish reading one Korean book by reading 10 pages a day.

    4) I’ll pass my Korean test.

    5) I’ll write 10 postcards in Korean to my Korean friends.

    6) I’ll memorize 5 Korean songs.

    7) I’ll finish memorizing 350 words with Flashcards on KoreanClass101.com.

    8 ) I’ll fully understand one Korean movie by watching it every day.

    9) I’ll learn how to talk about past, present and future events.

    10) I’ll master 150 words by memorizing 5 words a day.

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    How to be a Good Lover in Korea

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    - 사랑해요.
    Saranghaeyo.
    I love you.

    - 당신은 나에게 무척 소중해요.
    Dangsineun naege mucheok sojunghaeyo.
    You mean so much to me.

    - 나랑 사귈래?
    Narang saguillae?
    Will you be my Valentine?

    - 나는 너를 친구 이상으로 생각해.
    Naneun neoreul chingu isangeuro saenggakae.
    I think of you as more than a friend.

    - 백 개의 심장도 너를 향한 내 모든 사랑을 담기에는 너무 모자랄거야. 백 개의 심장도 너를 향한 내 모든 사랑을 담기에는 너무 모자랄거야.
    Baek gaeui simjangdo neoreul hyanghan nae modeun sarangeul damgieneun neomu mojaralgeoya.
    A hundred hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you.

    - 정말 잘생기셨어요.
    Jeongmal jalsaenggisyeoseoyo.
    You’re so handsome.

    - 나는 너에게 반했어.
    Naneun neoege banhaeseo.
    I’ve got a crush on you.

    - 사랑은 그저 사랑이다. 절대 설명 될 수 없다.
    Sarangeun geujeo sarangida. Jeoldae seolmyeong doel su eopda.
    Love is just love. It can never be explained.

    - 당신 덕분에 난 더 좋은 사람이 되고 싶어졌어요. 당신 덕분에 난 더 좋은 사람이 되고 싶어졌어요.
    Dangsin deokbune nan deo joeun sarami doego sipeojyeoseoyo.
    You make me want to be a better man.

    - 당신이 하는 모든 일이 사랑으로 행해지기를.
    Dangsini haneun modeun iri sarangeuro haenghaejigireul.
    Let all that you do be done in love.

    - 내 사랑 당신은 내 행복의 근원이에요.
    Nae sarang dangsineun nae haengbogui geunwonieyo.
    You are my sunshine, my love.

    - 말은 당신을 위한 내 사랑을 설명 할 수 없습니다.
    Mareun dangsineul wihan nae sarangeul seolmyeong hal su eopseumnida.
    Words can’t describe my love for you.

    - 우리는 천생연분이야.
    Urineun cheonsaengyeonbuniya.
    We were meant to be together.

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