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5 Easy Ways To Learn Korean NOW

Let’s make things easy on ourselves!

If you’re new to the Korean language, you may think it’s very difficult. After all, it has it’s own alphabet and the sentence structure is different than English. We’re not off to a good start!

However, there are ways to simplify the Korean language. On this page we’ll tell you about five easy ways to learn Korean.

Try them out, use the ones you like, and forget about the rest.

Sounds simple enough, right?

Let’s get to it!

1. Sixty Minute Korean Alphabet

One easy way to learn Korean is to first study the Korean alphabet (Hangul).


Study Korean in Korea: A Waste of Time?

Whether you’re thinking of coming to Korea, on your way to Korea, or you’ve lived here for years, the question frequently comes up: Should I study Korean in Korea?

Great question!

This commonly comes up among people who will be living in Korea as some point. The thing is, the answer is different for everyone.

To help solve this mystery, first we will answer the top ten common questions that come up.

Then, we will let YOU be the judge. Let’s get to it!

1. Do I Need to Study Korean in Korea?

You can get by in Korea as an English speaker and never learn Korean. Plenty of people have done it and have lived in Korea for many years.


Learn Korean in 2015 With These 5 Articles

2014 was a great year for Korean learners around the world, and also for the team at 90 Day Korean. Over the past 12 months, we’ve helped over 4000 people to get settled in Korea, read Hangeul, learn to speak to loved ones, make new friends, and understand more of their favorite music and dramas — and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the progress students are making! On top of that, we added a second Module to our Inner Circle Korean lessons and the third is nearly complete. Get ready for more Korean in 2015!


Learn Korean in 90 Days — No Natural Gift for Language Learning Required!

 

I’ve always dreamed of learning languages and traveling the world (haven’t we all). I daydreamed about how I’d order sushi in Japan, travel around South America speaking Spanish and learn taekwondo in Korean.


Learn Korean: The Ultimate Internet Resource

WARNING: Know all your options before getting started learning Korean!

 

Wanting to learn Korean, but not sure where to start?

Just do a Google search and dive right in, right? Start plugging away? Well, sadly that doesn’t pan out into being able to speak Korean in most cases.

That’s definitely not because there isn’t enough Korean material on the internet. Quite the contrary! The internet is filled with sites giving free tips and strategies, vocabulary and lots more!

It’s great that there’s free content out there on the interwebs but it’s not always the best for YOU!


Learn Korean Online: How to Avoid Choosing the Wrong Program

When you hear the phrase “learn Korean online”, what kind of images come to mind?

1. Attending a webinar-style class at a scheduled time

2. Taking Skype lessons 1:1

3. Logging into a Korean langauge website

4. Downloading worksheets

5. Watching pre-made videos

Everyone has different views of what it means to learn Korean online, and for very good reason: There are lots of options out there!

You’ve probably also heard horror and failure stories about how these online Korean courses don’t work.

There is some truth to that. They don’t work if you choose the wrong course!


Learn Korean at Your Keyboard: The Art of Typing Korean

Learning to type Korean has many benefits. Once you achieve mastery in the art of typing Korean, you can chat with friends online, comment on websites, look up words in the dictionary, search Naver — and the list goes on!

Plus, the skill of typing Korean has double the benefit since most newer phones have the ability to install full Korean keyboards. You’ll put these exact same skills into use when texting!

But perhaps one of the biggest benefits to learning how to type is that it is one of the best ways we know of to help you get better at Korean. It connects you virtually to the world of Korean speakers and at that point, your options are limitless! 

From solidifying the basics of fitting characters together to learning new slang phrases, texting and typing in Korean will be a linchpin in your journey toward Korean fluency.


10 Mysterious Korean Phrases (That Aren’t What They Seem)

Some Korean phrases are confusing because they have cultural subtleties. If you study Korean as a second language, they can be hard to understand. In some cases, they’re hard for even Koreans to explain!

Below are some common everyday Korean phrases that you’ll hear on a regular basis. Below the phrase is the literal translation, and the explanation of what it really means. Uncover the mysteries of these expressions, and feel confident using them yourself!

The expressions are written in Hangeul, the Korean alphabet. If you haven’t learned to read Hangeul yet and want to study Korean, you can learn how to read in about 1 hour for free by downloading the 90 Minute Challenge here.

시작! (Let’s start!)

1. 우리 나라 (oori nara)

Literal Translation: “Our country”


Korean Credit Card Roundup

If you’re living in Korea, then you probably have seen how much credit cards here are a way of life. Most stores nowadays are equipped to take payment with credit cards. With the fast Internet speeds, expedited delivery services, and convenient smart phone apps, online shopping is quickly becoming the standard for how people make purchases.

For expats in Korea, the situation can be a bit of a challenge. Online shopping is available through bank transfer, but it’s not as convenient as a credit card. Also, some sites will only take domestic cards issued in Korea. If you’re trying to streamline your life here, Korean credit cards can make life much easier.

If you haven’t gotten a Korean credit card yet, then the process can seem overwhelming. There are different requirements for each card company and the system has some unique parts that are specific to Korea.


Quick Korean Phrases for the Cafe

If you’ve been to a cafe in Korea, then you probably hear the same phrase over and over. Since the baristas and cafe employees are often being polite, they will be using more formal wording.

For those who are learning Korean and are used to talking in the casual form, it may be more difficult to understand what they’re saying. And if you don’t understand what they’re saying, it’s makes it difficult to respond! This can make for some awkward dialogue using lots of hand gestures and sentence fragments.

We’re going to fix that! We’ll identify some common phrases at the cafe that you’ll hear, and then give you some response options to make you sound like a native. Not only will you be learning Korean to make your interactions smoother, but you’ll also get some great practice studying every time you visit a café!


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