Just saw this post linked from Shannon Kennedy's Korean resource page. The average Korean can't understand anything but perfect Korean, and don't have the patience for it because they don't encounter someone getting it wrong very often. I need lots of texts to learn a language, Japanese is just impossible to me. Generally it’s just a matter of adding or dropping -요 (or -야 if you want to be casual) on the end of sentences depending on who you’re talking to. I don't know any that are firing on all cylinders, and some aren't playing with a full deck, they're one 맥주 short of a six-pack. When studying German, you're going to run into the familiar quite frequently, and that helps a lot psychologically. Most of my Korean friends even say that's it's difficult. But the main reason I think people here get frustrated with Korean is because most Koreans don't get how language learning is achieved and don't have resources that can help. It is a horrible book, and very effective in removing fun from learning. I am looking to learn how to read and write korean so I can better understand some of these kpop songs that I am really into. There is a possibility for classes for business purposes to come and teach at your office. After all this, the number of Koreans who are truly functional in their second language are not a massive group. While I definitely don't feel comfortable and fluent enough to have any conversation I want, I can communicate. Click HERE to read KCI’s statement of solidarity (in Korean and English). I should have mentioned Japanese. One thing that I'm a little overwhelmed about though is the fact that it seems that a lot of the letters have a bunch of different ways of pronouncing them. I wanted to search what people have said about learning Korean, and I found your website. Remember that pretty girl who works at Samsung that I met yesterday? The real trick is to approach all work as play. And I keep reading that Korean phonetics are easier than Chinese. One of the best things about learning Korean is the writing system, hangul. 한국어는 정말 어렵지 않으면 Gretchen씨가 실수를 그렇게 많이 하지 않을 겁니다. Spoken Japanese is actually much easier. If I start it will be my fifth foreign language, and I feel fortunate to have found your article. I'm looking to head out early 2015 with CELTA. . ^^i agree, i have the slight notion that donovan might not know korean as best as he seems to think he is, in the best way possible, just in terms of the actual bounds of the language. Everyone around me tells me I'm weird or stupid because I enjoy K-pop and Korean dramas more than American ones. since this post, he has actually posted a video of him speaking korean, and as a native speaker, i can say he's pretty good for a non-native. Although she is Singaporean and only focused on Korean so maybe she had some Chinese advantage, although she didn’t live in Korea I think. However, I just find there is absolutely no comparison in the resources for the other languages you mentioned such as French, Spanish, and German if you want to get to an advanced level. Kimmy Korean's teacher is certified by Korea National Institute of Korean language. Where English tends to be strongly inflected and stressed, Korean is the opposite. In addition, the rules for spacing were separately laid out in the "Standard Spacing Rules in Writing Korean" (조선말 띄여쓰기규범; Josŏnmal Ttŭiyŏssŭgigyubŏm) in 2000 but have since been superseded by "Rules for Spacing in Writing Korean" (띄여쓰기규정; Ttŭiyŏssŭgigyujŏng), issued in 2003. It's pronounced 'ha-da' (two syllables). fighting!! Then maybe Spanish. phrases coming before nouns but adj. Also ones that are spelled differently, but sound the same like 개 and 게. A wonderful follow up pat would be to look at how Hongul came about, specifically as it was designed for ease of use. I know that you are right that "Crucial to success in any foreign language pursuit is staying positive. In a few hours' work over less than two weeks, I learned more usable Chinese (not vocabulary - I knew over a thousand Korean words by then) than I Korean - and I could use it when I went. I will look into them. For one thing, people devoice initial consonants and even unaspirated consonants have a bit of aspiration. 1/5 – B. Moreover, like in some languages sounds 'disappear', change (and sounds different from how they're written), and the slurring...Of course these problems exist in other languages but Korean listening for example takes loads more listening practice than for Japanese. Interactive Korean Classes. I'm not saying that anything you posted is incorrect because it's not. (I almost never have any problem in any other alphabet, even for languages I scarcely know.) Sorry. Instead I think that if you the romance languages a rating of 1.0 then maybe the bracket 3 languages get a 1.2/1.3. The main excuse I hear from expats who have been living in Korea for many months or even years as to why they never bothered learning Korean is that it’s just too difficult – they tried when they first got here but then gave up shortly after. How can i learn it fast even if i had school works and don't have enough money to buy books . It truly is the easiest part. So much sounds the same to anyone who is not a native, unless you're blessed with amazing ears. After 5 months, all I know were the basic basic basic phrases (like hello and good bye and thank you). 1. Since being in the country is so crucial to learning any foreign language properly (online lessons are great but they have their limits), this is something you should take into consideration before starting anything. If you want to go to Korea I highly recommend using Mango to start studying Korean so you won't be helpless when you get there. I agree with every point, and love all the resources you listed. (especially, josa *조사 ; a postposition which adds the meaning by sticking to after the Noun). (E.g., sagwa du gae jusay-yo. I learned Hanguel in a couple of days and was able to go out and sing my favourite karaoke songs and read signs in my local Korea town!!! As nice as the idea of local "calculus tutors near me" might be, it is simply a reality that not all cities will have an instructor nearby who is qualified to teach you the subject. I might watch some videos, but I'm also looking for other apps that straightforwardly help you practice how to write and speak in Korean. Besides kpop what are your reasons for learning Korean? SEOUL Korean Language Centre leads interactive and conversational Korean language classes in Singapore. Everyone goes at different rates and is never always a piece of cake. There is of course more to it than that but for most learners that’s all you need to worry about in the beginning. But if we forget English and just show the ideas that each grammar represent things become pretty simple, so let's forget that's there's a language on the other side of the world called English when there's something like "is/are" and learn the following things: 1- You can drop out of the phrase anything that you think it's clear from context, and when I say anything I mean anything really. There's no end of people talking about how they recommend this course or that, and 'I did really well with Pimsleur', 'KoreanClass101 is cool', etc. The grammars fits nicely with each other in a intuitive way all based on the principles that govern everything in the language. If it's hard for someone that comes to your post, it won't make them feel too good if they see that "it's a piece of cake" or its "So easy". Even when knowing all the words in a text, they say they process Hangeul at least twice as fast as English. Either things have changed a lot or I can search better (but there are still some dreadful textbooks around). I would recommend using the TTMIK material as its free and presented well to find the sample sentences and basics. ANYWAY, all that being said, there is a new language learning app (Mango Languages) that you can do online or via a smartphone, and all you need is to be a member of an affiliated library (there are a TON connected to Mango) to get free lessons. it's pretty dang hard to "stop thinking in english", as it is in this case, and to begin to orient the mind in a completely different language. Good luck. "that's ridiculous, the Koreans don't pronounce it 'p'; it's a b." She works at Samsung.”. i want the author to know that, as you may live in korea and speak korean alot, i'm pretty sure you've encountered koreans who are surprised and complimented your ability to speak korean. Just like we wouldn't want our children to have teachers who are unqualified and just consider it something they do on the side while they "explore" our country and language, neither do Korean people. however, not meaning to cast doubt on your korean, koreans often very very rarely come into contact with foreigners, and they often don't hold foreigners to be very intelligent. Sae Soon Presbyterian Church I've been learning Korean, and your article is SO spot on! my guess is about 50%.. and how are the results of that topik test... still waiting for an update. Final point to make: your post is kind of like Tiger Woods telling us how easy golf is. And Konglish is worse than actually learning Korean words. Today I’m going set the record straight on Korean. I love the korean language and learning it but posts like these really irk me. While I appreciate the motivational aspects of this topic, Korean is objectively evaluated not only to be difficult among the world's top ~two dozen languages for an anglophone to learn, but—excluding the notorious script of Japanese—the most difficult. While South Korea is quite modernized in many ways, there are some eccentricities to expect while in Korea. Learn the Korean Language in an effective and interactive way using our materials. I think Japanese and Chinese set me up into thinking the Korean written language would be similarly difficult, instead of the really easy system it is. Of course it is not a bad language to learn as an entertainment, it is impossible to actually 'master' the language- grammar and spelling. And I wouldn’t go as far as saying the phonetics are a piece of cake for English speakers, definitely you could say Japanese phonetics are a piece of cake, but I still think this comes down to so few foreigners learning Korean well, so I’m sure you get so many compliments on your Korean pronunciation, however, I still think there’s a long way to go to get to that level where it sounds ‘kind’ of normal to a native speaker. so when they meet a foreigner who speaks at least a bit of korean, they'll proabably be like "omg wow" and shower them with compliments. I do know 7 other languages ( fluent in 3, A2 in 3 more and a beginner in one other) but Korean is in no way similar to anything I know ( except the pronunciation) and to me as a translation/linguistics student it has been easy to learn languages. There are nearly 80 million Korean language speakers in the world and over 35,000 in Toronto. Before the list lets take a quick look at some general ideas about Korean history and language. Mostly people are able to correctly build shorter sentences, but, as soon as a longer sentence comes most of the non-Koreans start fumbling or say out an incorrect sentence. This led to issues with the South Korean athletes communicating with the North Korean athletes since the former uses English-influenced words in their postwar vocabulary, especially for hockey, while the latter uses only Korean-inspired words for their postwar vocabulary. Information on the course (hours, days, changes, apparent discontinuing of the class etc. ) It’s like saying you can learn all the keys on the piano in an hour. 13000% agree with you! So today I’m going to set your mind at ease and hopefully give you a new burst of enthusiasm for learning it. School teaching Group Classes, Private Lessons, Online Courses, Tutoring, Dialect-Coaching, Corporate Programs designed to best fit your foreign language needs. But Korean, I can only find those children’s and teen books without audio or translations because they are made in Korea designed for native Koreans. Learn about the best Korean language resources that I've personally test-driven. My analogy is like say you are right handed, and now you have to learn everything over again with your left hand. You can understand all the words in a sentence and be completely lost for meaning. Korean is easy Well, people don't use it much, but I think it's definitely worth it, Korean is amazing, you know. Still plenty of mistakes and far from perfect but by that stage things were picking up a lot of momentum. I would like saying Korean language is important easy phrases used in communications each others Asian people influence their action stability. I've dated a Korean girl with near 0 English ability and we were able to communicate with konglish and a dictionary. I assume the shade thrown was strictly related to its ability to provide an immersive Korean language environment, which few areas in Seoul can. None of them (including Amharic, Quechuan, Indonesian, Russian, Meskwaki, Nahuatl, Mongolian). !..CESAR, Took Korean at Monash - concur with all your points, That said, I have rarely use it since leaving Monash - although I hear they're doing a Korean version of Homeland/Prisoners of War, and would love to read the 삼국사기. Call Us. I think an American or European person has to be a genius to consider Korean easy language to learn. I think this is one of the most under estimated things about Korean. Korean can be INCREDIBLY difficult if you are attempting to get a full understanding of the language. It is quiet hard to translate these nuance differences, and it would have very long sentences to express Korean nuance exactly. There is a reason Korean is the only category 5 difficulty language for native English speakers. I started to learn the characters and how to pronounce them . The problem I have had learning Korean is just me. However, Mandarin seemed impossible for him. We joke about how not even Korean editors/writers/journalists, etc. 2. Sorry for the long rant. For example "Yes" is "Ne", but often I heard it pronounced as "De" (something that indeed confused me in the beginning...). These might be easy to learn Korean and hard in the meanwhile. As with the Korean phonology article, this article uses IPA symbols in pipes | | for morphophonemics, slashes / / for phonemes, and brackets [ ] for allophones. They offer sixty languages or so, but I use it for Korean. Although this was only a minor revision in orthography that created little difference from that used in the South, from then on, the standard languages in the North and the South gradually differed more and more from each other. This is the same for Korean or Western learning materials. In our small classes, our language instructors give students ample personalized attention. 진짜 쉬워요. We can help answer any questions that you may have and even set you or your student up with a talented tutor who can assist in working toward those academic goals. but all of that is irrelevant, since his purpose is mainly to get people interested in the language. My biggest problem is that I don't understand what is being said most of the time and when I do recognize a word, by the time I process its meaning, the speaker is usually speaking about a different subject I know quite a few words, but its like they are never used even through there are words that I know would be used every day. When we finally got our school to offer Korean for foreign faculty (at a moderate price, but basically less than what we got paid), the teaching was bad (extended detailed explanations of grammar and all the possible forms of politeness and formality all in Korean, with-out any checking to see the levels of the people in the class: some had been in Korea for a few years; some were fresh off the boat). Your great positiv attitude is good! Tyler studies Korean. Korean has definitely inspired me to take up Japanese at some time soon. That takes a while. For names of other nations and their places, the principle is to base the transliteration on the English word in the South and to base the transliteration on the word in the original language in the North. Time to learn some grammar... My advice is to stick with dialogues rather than grammar at first though. Once you get used to the patterns, you can spot and use them very easily. Words formed from two or more words that indicate a single concept in principle are written with spaces in the South and without spaces in the North, as in Chinese and Japanese. The main differences are indicated below. In Korean this is done with a few basic suffixes called case markers that are extremely easy to learn. Drawing 101 classes. Excellent post! And that thing about there being a lot of resources for learning Korean, I kind of half agree with that. At the very least, we can take the sage advice of the guy who said: "Don't wish it was easier. I have three questions for you. Korean. I agree that Korean is most definitely more difficult to learn for an English speaker than any European language is. You're saying that hangul can be learnt in two hours? If you're not in a particular hurry to learn the language and don't want to live in the mountains or on a farm, why not Hongdae. this even applies to simply telling whether the name is, say Kim Hyeon or Kang Niyeol. When conjugated to the polite speech level, the ㅂ-irregular stem resyllabifies with the 어요 -eoyo conjugation to form 워요 -woyo (as in 고맙다 gomapda → 고마우 gomau → 고마워요 gomaweoyo), appearing to ignore vowel harmony. I'm sorry, but I disagree on many of your points (but I agree about attitude being important, so my negative attitude does hurt my efforts). Nevertheless, due to the difference in political systems and social structure, each country is constantly adding different words to its vocabulary. Don't let this number intimidate you! HUGE THANKS! that girl from hangukdrama said she just passed Topik level 6 after 5.5 years of studying. The concept is easy but learning is difficult because the system is very different. For korean English is so backward. I'm 100% interested in learning Korean. Third, Koreans do use polite forms every single day. Why would you go out of your way to tell me my goal can't be achieved? Firstly I should add that there are some great lessons made by TTMIK called Word Builder lessons that explain this well which I highly recommend you check out. Of course, italki has been my number one paid service that beats anything else I could have spent money on. been studying korean for a few years now and have good proficiency. It is not something you want to assimilate vocab, syntax, affixes, phonology, phonetics, morphophonemic and the like data in a holistic fashion. Early Korean monks believed that the traditions they received from foreign countries were internally inconsistent. The sooner you start thinking in Korean, however limited it may be, the more coherent your sentences will be. Summer camp. Whenever i speak english my head is just messed up with the words and it's so hard to assemble the words in right way. A good example of the latter is the older (defunct) Teach Yourself Korean series by Yeon (same guy as above) and Vincent. Hello ScottIve been learning Korean for 3 years, bit by bit and its slow progress being my first new language. People maybe assume that the languages in bracket 3 are 3 times as difficult as the languages in bracket one. I've grown up around the language, and my level is objectively good to very good. It is not well known if this is also happening with the Pyongyang dialect. For example: 그리워=I miss you. In reading, I can sort it out, but in listening, it is over-load. There is no hagweon in our town that teaches Korean. In the North, consonant vowel digraphs are treated as letters in their own right and are ordered after the end of the simple consonant and vowel letters. I really wanted to get the real essence of the story so I decided to learn. Hi Donovan, As a multiple translator myself I've always been interested in different languages but actually never dared to embark in one with a different alphabet. There is so much good material and online Korean courses available. But its all about the hard work. Sorry if this confused you more. They are written in blocks, but each block is a syllable, which kind of makes it easier. ), keep at it though!! If you’ve never seen an agglutinative language before then it will take a little while to adjust to but overall Korean is a very simple agglutinative language. And like you said phonetically it's not too difficult, I use sounds I don't use often, but they aren't sounds that I can't physically speak. It's really the ego that makes language learning hard because we set it up as hard in our minds in order to avoid recognizing that we didn't actually try. The effort I put in is directly proportional to what I got out. The feature of this Course: This course is designed for the 2 nd or 3 rd generation of Korean people living abroad and non-native . We use the S-O-V in order, but as an agglutinative language but we can understand S-V-O in order sentence. We encourage students to become life-long learners and problem-solvers through technology, global awareness, and … The main topics include basic expressions used in everyday life, such as greetings, introducing yourself, talking about your family and a daily life and so on. Yes, if you hear how Koreans pronounce English words (unless they had proper training) you can see how different Korean and English phonetics are. however, i still think it takes at least 3 times longer to learn, not 1.3 times or whatever, for a speaker of English, even for an experienced polyglot, compared to say French or Spanish... i know theoretically Koreans are not 3 times smarter so the language shouldn't be 3 times as complex, but like you said earlier, it's so different from English, i think it really does take that much longer. In fact, 99.9% of all foreigners who learn Korean give away the fact that they are foreign with just the first word they say. I hear and read a lot of defeatist nonsense about how much of a Goliath the Korean language is. It's nice that this article helps people who want to learn korean, or rather say it encourages the people. I was communicating at a very basic level by about 4 months but it wasn't until about the 7 month mark that I was comfortably communicating. I really prefer to visit the actual country and get out of the cities so I'm planning on trying to pick up some conversational korean by then. While the general rule is to write out the word stem from which the compound word is formed in its original form, but in cases where the etymological origin is no longer remembered, this is no longer written in original form. One of the problems for an American learning Korean is precisely this leaving out of "unnecessary" words. Korean as a spoken language isn't tonal like Chinese so that makes it much easier than Chinese. 타일러는 한국어를 공부합니다. But to say that it is "easy" is just not accurate. However, that is mostly thanks to the phonetic alphabet (Hangeul) that King Sejeong invented to boost literacy in the country for the peasants who could not invest a lot of time into learning to read and write "Hanja" or the Chinese Characters that were exclusively used to write Korean. Yes it's easy if you pick things up easily. If you are enthusiastic and not easily discouraged by others (or are, but can learn to overcome pitfalls), then you can truly do anything!and I hope you achieve your goals. I am currently in Korea now and have been here for 4 months. Just conceptually understanding those two things already puts one way ahead of the translation machines around him, he will see those same principles over and over, unnecessary words trowed away, things being direct relating with each other without any "is, are" developing a more deeper feeling with those concepts and using them as a base for more specific principles and grammars instead of getting just confused. 4. After 10 years in Korea I knew I was never going to assimilate it. 한국말 안 어려워요! I'm korean learning English for a quite long time. So, when I told everyone I'm going to learn how to speak the language they laughed at me and told me that it's so hard to learn, etc. Overall from start to when you were able to communicate well enough to talk with fellow Koreans, how long did the learning process go? Therefore after little over 5 months, I can easily write sentences with my vocabulary. Thank you very much for the article. as a native speaker, i agree with your points you made in your response. Even Chinese tones are easier than trying to pronounce Korean the way actual Koreans speak, in my opinion. Pronouncing Korean like a native is so difficult it takes a minimum of two years completely immersed in the language and a non-stop focus on improving pronunciation to achieve. Figuring out how they transform or spell it in Korean can be tricky though. Your post is so bias. You have to pronounce it 콜프 and figuring out how Koreans pronounce English words is more confusing than trying to learn straight Korean words. A classic example of the damage of the opposite approach in the real world is the simple phrase I used above: "Momiji". We both started at the same time and after one year, I was fairly conversational with most people and he still struggled to say basic stuff. Yes, I am currently using Memrise, too. ㅂ is not replaced with 우 in the North (as it also was in the South before the 1988 Hangeul Matchumbeop). These etymologically are formed by attaching to the adnominal form (관형사형 gwanhyeongsahyeong) that ends in ㄹ, and in the North, the tensed consonants are denoted with normal consonants. Great article. Great post Donovan. An example off the top of my head is 체크하다 (check + 하다 verb). But yesterday, after about 6 months of focused studying I wrote my first Korean Proficiency Test (TOPIK). Anyways sorry I got carried away and wrote so much. Oh yea that step 4 you mentioned, ok I would agree it does make learning Korean so much easier ‘if’ you can recognize them, but that’s the problem. We also have classrooms available at our Grand Central location (usually business hours 9 to 5 are open, after hours you'd need to contact us). If I had a dedicated Korean teacher or teachers that wanted to work with me at that level and text resources that I could trust and that taught efficiently I could learn, most of us could not just the rare minority that get lucky with their contacts. Everyone around me tells me I'm weird or stupid because I enjoy K-pop and Korean dramas more than American ones. 이 분은 한국어를 유창하게 할 수 있는 것처럼 말하고 있는데 제 생각에는 한국어를 그리 잘 할 수 없다고 생각합니다. I personally would not recommend Rossetta Stone if you want to truly progress and save some money. He wrote that a smart man can learn it in a day and a stupid man in a week (sorry if it's not a perfect quote but you get the idea), so I'll give you that. as a native i appreciate it. again, please don't take my comment personally, because i mean no harm. Subjects are often omitted, leaving multiple interpretations at times. Learn about Korean language programs in South Korea! It took me a while to advance to Korean intermediate level.. and to get there I used College level textbooks, kept a diary in Korean on Lang-8 a website that allows native speakers to correct you writting, and attended weekly Korean language exchanges to converse with Korean students. Korean grammar is simple in that there aren't so much exceptions or usages that seem illogical. the alphabet may be easy, but the grammar is among the most complex in the world, understanding the sino korean root words takes brute memorization (thousands of homonyms) , words ending in 하다 are either verbs and adjectives (in fact he called an adjective a verb... embarrassing), and a lot of things about the language arent even documented in english. Kim Sun ( Yoo In Na ) is an owner of a chicken shop; a bright and attractive girl who is loved by all men. Teachers are respected in Korea The following differences are recognised in the consonants. Thank you. I've never studied any Korean, but one thing that has always bugged me about language learners is this kind of defeatist attitude and that language xy can't be learned, etc. I have been working my way trying to just memorize vocab mostly out of intimidation to try and speak actual sentences. How long did it take you to get the basis of the Korean language down? this brings me to my last point: i would advise you to not sound to confident in how "easy" korean is, because frankly, you're not all that super good. The easiest language in the world is Esperanto. Due to this roundedness, speakers of the Seoul dialect would find that ㅓ as pronounced by speakers of the Pyongyang dialect sounds close to the vowel ㅗ /o/. The reason the alphabet is easy to learn is it is fully phonetic and the explanations of the shape is often the shape your mouth must make to make that sound. Reason 7: Word-order is very confusing and disorienting when you first start learning; but once you hit an intermediate speaking level, it becomes quite natural. This is a guy who is fluent in Chinese and Japanese. (I know he speaks Japanese, but because he lived there for 12 years.) Kdramas. Also there are several courses on Youtube too :). 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