I wanted my first Thursday post to be about Oregon, since that is one of my loves and where I reside…but another topic has been on my mind a lot. (I’ll give you a nice Oregon update with lots of pretty pictures later. Cross my heart!)
Brace yourselves, because I am super excited.
I love languages! I love learning the patterns, the rules, the accents, the culture that is tied into the language, how pretty the lines and swirls and shapes of the letters are…everything about it.
I took French for almost 9 years (someday I shall go there…/wistful sigh). I know a little Spanish, and a teeny bit of Russian. For some reason I have been obsessed with learning Korean over the past 6 months. It’s a relatively simple language to learn, compared to some, and here are a few reasons why: it’s phonetic, and Korean hangeul is a very simple and easy-to-learn alphabet:
If you want to learn, here are some good places to start!
www.talktomeinkorean.com – these guys are my favorite. Tons of helpful videos and a free podcast of lessons you can download onto your phone!
Korean Class 101 – this YouTube channel has tons of lessons that are very simple and straightforward.
http://sweetandtastytv.com/learnkoreanwithprofessoroh – I like this video playlist because there are worksheets under each video that you can print out to practice! “Professor Oh” also has a YouTube channel with waaaaay more videos about Korean food, culture, history, and more. She’s pretty entertaining.
And not many know this about me buuuuut I watch K-dramas. That is a great way to get yourself motivated to learn the language, right?! 😉 If you want to know my favorites, let me know! heh heh
Have I scared you off, yet? Does anyone else get this excited about languages?
p.s. if anyone wants to know how to pronounce the title (which means “Hello”), listen here: