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Let’s have a Korean conversation: Part 1 Posted by on Jun 25, 2013 in Culture, Grammar, Korean Language, Pronunciation, Uncategorized, Vocabulary

안녕하세요 (annyeonghaseyo/Hello)!

Learning a language should be collaborative and fun! Many of you have been chatting with me on KakaoTalk (lindasauce), and I am very happy to have met many new Korean language learners! And as always, you are welcome to send a tweet or post on our Facebook account any questions you may have. I will try to answer all of your questions in a timely manner. Many of your KakaoTalk requests are for translations and correct pronunciation of words and/or phrases, so this post will include another conversational podcast.

Let’s have a Korean conversation!

How are you feeling?

Our friend Aein Hope of  OkiTokki.com, creates positive & eco-friendly art  about Korean culture and language. One of her posters (above) illustrates 16 emotions in Korean and English. Which emotion is your favorite? : )

Hyojin and I (Linda) created another podcast for you, walking you through the poster’s question, “How are you feeling?” and the various emotions/answers. Please follow along with Oki Tokki’s poster!

Here is our short, 9 minute podcast: Let’s have a Korean conversation! How are you feeling?  We also chat about some of your Twitter questions (e.g., “What’s the best way to say the word “cute” in Korean?“)

Some key points from our podcast:

  • Koreans don’t usually ask, “How are you feeling today?“; they usually ask, “How are you feeling now?
  • Koreans don’t use the word “mischievous” as a feeling or emotion.
  • Koreans don’t use the word “nervous” as a feeling or emotion;
    it’s more of a mental condition to describe a person.
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Comments:

  1. steve flood:

    Can you let me have a transcription please. I’m at that awkward learning stage where I don’t always hear things correctly.

    Thanks

    • Linda:

      @steve flood Hi Steve, thank you for your comment. 🙂 I will post a list of each word and phrase, with the transliteration. Would that help you? P.S. You’re not the only who asked for this! Thanks again! Best, Linda

  2. Heera:

    Hey, I have an idea for your future posts that I have been wanting to share with you. English isn’t one of my native languages, Swedish and Finnish are. I noticed that the system of English learning we use in our school is actually quite good. So, basically, at first you could teach us basic things like furniture, body parts, colors and whatnot. Then, cover some grammar points, and then you could start writing texts. Let’s say that you create a scenario where the character is grocery shopping. Some dialogue and descriptions. It would be an easy way to understand words such as: cashier, customer, money, counter, and not to mention a few foods and drinks. Other scenarios could be; at school, the library, and an amusement park.

    Okay, to tell the truth I have just been begging God that someone somewhere uses this system in teaching. I personally think that this is one of the best ways to learn a language! English is really easy, and I can’t wait til next school year when I’ll be learning German. Okay, to be fair, we lived in the U.S. for two years, but then again my classmates are also really good at it.

    I beg of you to do this!!!! Pretty pwease with lots of aegyo?

    • Linda:

      @Heera Hi Heera! We appreciate your feedback, thank you. I’ll make sure to include a lot more vocabulary words for you!

  3. Ric:

    hey! i would love to add you on kaokao. i really need some practice and maybe inspiration 🙁

  4. jose:

    안녕 linda,

    Pretty nice your post, could you give me a advice, I´ve been learning Hangul for 4 months, I already know how read & write it, however I guess that was the first thing I needed to know isn´t it? .. so which is the next step that I need to do to continue learning korean?…by the way, I´m studying by myself (quite difficult jeje) I sometimes watch some Viki´s shows with subtitles in english.

    Thank you.