Raise your hand if you’ve ever had this situation happen to you.
You hit the Korean study books hard, head out to practice your newfound knowledge, and the people you talk to have no idea what you’re saying.
It’s a common situation for people who learn Korean as a second language. Often times, Korean is from their first language. The sounds, pronunciation, and intonation are far from their mother tongue, so it’s hard to replicate those sounds that are required for Korean.
But rest assured, you’re not alone!