안녕하세요!

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:

Korean Letters

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:

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3 thoughts on “안녕하세요!”

  1. I must admit one of my very favorite parts of LOST was the Korean character subplots with Sun (sp?) and her husband, whose name I won’t attempt to spell (or pretend to remember at this point).
    Aunque mi especialidad es Español, y estudié más el Japones y Rusio, me interesaría el Koreano tambien! 🙂

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