Ever been confused by the sounds ㄴ, ㄷ, ㅁ, or ㅂ? Sometimes I remember hearing words that I thought were other words, because of these letters.
For example, a native Korean speaker would tell me 네, but I thought they were saying 데 or 돼 or something else.
Another time someone asked me 뭐, but I thought they had said 붜. I was quickly searching my dictionary for 붜 but wasn't able to find it, so I just assumed they had said 뭐 incorrectly. Well it turns out they were saying it perfectly, but my ears weren't used to it. Here's an explanation of what this is, and why it can happen.
In this lesson you'll learn about the Past Tense, such as how to make it and when to use it.
Remember that this video series goes in order, so if you're not able to follow along make sure to watch from the beginning, and in order. There will be a total of 100 episodes in this series by the time it's completed.
We're almost halfway finished! By the end of this series, you'll know all of the most essential beginning grammar, and will have enough Korean (with plenty of practice along the way) to carry on short and (very) simple conversations.
For a while, I was seeing some amazing photos of these rocky formations out at sea. I had always assumed that they were further up the coast around Samcheok or somewhere like that. It seemed that many Korean photographers knew about these places and I was at a loss to try and find out where they were.
In this episode I'll introduce Politeness Levels, such as what they are and how they're used in Korean.
We'll learn more about these levels in future episodes too.
Remember that all of these episodes in this series go in order, and it's designed as a complete series. If this is your first time seeing this series, I recommend starting from the very beginning so you don't miss any important vocabulary or grammar notes.
Life is full of emotions. And expressing them can help you communicate your situation or desire. It’s important to learn how to express emotions in Korean. After all, most conversations involve talking about how you feel at some point. Right?