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Learning and Speaking Korean

AskCategory: LanguageLearning and Speaking Korean
CN asked 8 months ago
Whats the best way to learn and practice Korean. I’ve been doing a lot of self-study and I have the alphabet down, but I can’t seem to find a good group of vocabulary words to work with. I also have found it hard to practice with others. Any ideas on where I should start? 
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Best Answer

Jessie answered 8 months ago
The Essential Korean Courses from Talk To Me In Korean are a great place to start for a beginner learner.  The lessons are quite small so you won’t feel overwhelmed and a lot of key vocabulary and grammar is introduced.  The lessons also come in podcast form so you can repeat along with the speakers and practice your Korean speaking.
Once you have learned some basic words and grammar finding a language exchange friend is a great idea.  While it is a bit scary to speak with a native speaker, it is one of the best ways to learn Korean.

When I was first starting to speak in Korean I found it helpful to select a speaking topic beforehand.  I would then write a small script of what I wanted to say, looking up any words I didn’t know in a dictionary.  Overtime I no longer needed the script and it became easier to speak.
Also, learning some simple phrases and learning how to ask questions will help a lot too!
Such as: 

  • “Please speak slowly.” (천천히 말해주세요),
  • “Please say that again.” (다시 한번 말해주세요), 
  • “What is this?” (이거 뭐예요?)
  • “What is ____ in Korean?” ( ____ 한국말로 뭐예요?)
  • “Where is ____ ?” ( ____ 어디예요?) 

I hope this helps you get started! 화이팅!
 

Danny Kim
Staff replied 8 months ago

One up on Talk To Me In Korean! Absolutely amazing channel.

Danny Kim
Staff replied 8 months ago

One up on Talk To Me In Korean! Absolutely amazing channel.

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