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04 Mar 2019, 5:29 pm

Any native Korean speakers? Has anyone learned Korean? Why did you learn it? :D



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05 Mar 2019, 10:56 am

There are many Koreans in New York City. It's very useful for somebody like a social worker to have knowledge of multiple languages.



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05 Mar 2019, 11:25 am

I speak very (very) limited Korean. But I can read it pretty fluently.
I was born there, but I grew up in the States.


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07 Mar 2019, 9:19 pm

kraftiekortie wrote:
There are many Koreans in New York City. It's very useful for somebody like a social worker to have knowledge of multiple languages.


Are you a social worker?

graceksjp wrote:
I speak very (very) limited Korean. But I can read it pretty fluently.
I was born there, but I grew up in the States.


Ah okay. I saw "hwaiting" in your sig so that explains it.

I'm moving to SC soon and where I'll be there are a lot of Korean people, so I'm thinking of learning it. Plus my friend where I love now is learning it so we'd be able to help one another. :D



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07 Mar 2019, 10:23 pm

BrokenPieces wrote:
graceksjp wrote:
I speak very (very) limited Korean. But I can read it pretty fluently.
I was born there, but I grew up in the States.


Ah okay. I saw "hwaiting" in your sig so that explains it.

I'm moving to SC soon and where I'll be there are a lot of Korean people, so I'm thinking of learning it. Plus my friend where I love now is learning it so we'd be able to help one another. :D


Have fun! Its actually a pretty easy language to learn to read and write, but some people struggle with pronunciation without a guide. Maybe ask one of your new Korean neighbors to sound things out for you? And pro tip- NEVER look at the romanization. Itll totally mess you up. Just learn the Hangul and sounds


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08 Mar 2019, 11:55 am

graceksjp wrote:

Have fun! Its actually a pretty easy language to learn to read and write, but some people struggle with pronunciation without a guide. Maybe ask one of your new Korean neighbors to sound things out for you? And pro tip- NEVER look at the romanization. Itll totally mess you up. Just learn the Hangul and sounds


Oh I already know from looking at it. I studied Japanese as a teen and learned from that romanization is useless, and a hindrance.



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08 Mar 2019, 4:09 pm

A Korean guy I stumbled upon on the Internet said, to the group of Americans he was conversing with on his site, that the easiest non Korean language for him to learn was...ancient Latin...of all things.

The two languages are not related, and I am sure they have no similarity in vocabulary.

But the grammar of modern Korean and of ancient Latin are virtually the same. They have the same "cases", and like that.

So if you have taken Latin in public school, you may have leg up in learning Korean.



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09 Mar 2019, 9:59 am

8O that's interesting. I did take some Latin way back when. Thanks for the heads up. :D