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Learning other languages

Post by Takeo Saeki » Sun 04.16.2006 8:09 pm

I am wondering... See, in addition to Japanese, I have also been hoping to learn Korean. I have done some Google searches , but haven't discovered any sites that I have found useful. I hope to start studying Korean while reviewing my Hiragana and Katakana for a week or two. So, i'm wondering if anyone here knows of a good, useful site that I could use to study Korean with.

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Post by hamsterfreak4evr » Sun 04.16.2006 9:17 pm

me too, i have a lot of Korean friends and i really like DBSK :) Most of the ones i've come across use Hangeul, which is really confusing frankly. Same, I did some Google searches and nothing good. ;) Do you have any other-than-internet resources available to you?

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RE: Learning other languages

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Post by hamsterfreak4evr » Sun 04.16.2006 10:00 pm

been there, got some basic phrases from them ;)

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Post by Machina Maw » Sun 04.16.2006 10:01 pm

Gah, that sounds hard, learning both at once, especially with all the kanji + Korean characters >__> Korean characters look all the same to me! Depending on how much Japanese you want to know, minus how much Japanese you actually know, maybe you should wait a while before tackling two languages at once *__*

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Post by hamsterfreak4evr » Sun 04.16.2006 11:10 pm

my korean friend helped me a bit with understanding hangeul. i can write it if i can copy it off something else. :) easy to write than hirgana...harder to remember. :(

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Post by Takeo Saeki » Sun 04.16.2006 11:20 pm

Well, I don't plan on doing a really serious study of Korean for a while. Just sort of a pass-the-time thing while I am memorizing the Kana characters and waiting to be ready for Kanji. Also to get me prepared for when I have the time and energy to do a serious study, because I will want to do a serious study eventually.

Thanks for the link, Pumpythecat! I don't know how I missed that one before.

Any more?

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Thanks. :D
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Post by laurenkendall » Thu 04.20.2006 12:20 am

Machina Maw wrote:
Gah, that sounds hard, learning both at once, especially with all the kanji + Korean characters >__> Korean characters look all the same to me! Depending on how much Japanese you want to know, minus how much Japanese you actually know, maybe you should wait a while before tackling two languages at once *__*


Meh, tackling two languages at once isn't very difficult. I'm taking Japanese and Spanish at school while reviewing my French and continuing self-study of Arabic and Farsi. You just have to like what you're doing and do a little bit of each every day. :)

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Post by Machina Maw » Thu 04.20.2006 5:55 am

laurenkendall wrote:
Machina Maw wrote:
Gah, that sounds hard, learning both at once, especially with all the kanji + Korean characters >__> Korean characters look all the same to me! Depending on how much Japanese you want to know, minus how much Japanese you actually know, maybe you should wait a while before tackling two languages at once *__*


Meh, tackling two languages at once isn't very difficult. I'm taking Japanese and Spanish at school while reviewing my French and continuing self-study of Arabic and Farsi. You just have to like what you're doing and do a little bit of each every day. :)

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Haha, I believe you. I've been learning Japanese for about 4-5 months now, which is the longest I can ever remember sticking to anything. Usually I will just decide something out of the blue, like "I think today I will join the pistol club" and then a few hours later I'll decide I want to do something else entirely.

Not that I can actually join a pistol club (too young) >__>.

Anyways! How fluent are you in each of those languages? And aren't you afraid that one day you will go to France and someone will ask you a question and you can only remember how to answer in Arabic? Haha, okay, that would probably never happen. ^_____~

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Post by lemonaid » Thu 04.20.2006 11:55 am

I was really afraid that I'd start mixing up things in my head when I decided to pick up chinese and korean in addition to japanese, but so far it it's going good. It wasn't problematic when I studied french and german simultaneously either, so I guess the brain has a way of coping with it :)

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Post by suko » Thu 04.20.2006 12:33 pm

i know the feeling lemonaid, i once tackled french and spanish at the same time, and sometimes said the right word but from the wrong language... but korean and japanese... i tried chinese and japanese at the same time and got confused :)

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Post by opsidol » Wed 04.26.2006 10:34 pm

The key is to choose totally different languages. I am studying Spanish, Russian and now Japanese. Hopefully these wont be too easy to mix up. :) I once tried some Ukranian, but it started to screw up my Russian so I dropped it.
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RE: Learning other languages

Post by aikankoku » Thu 04.27.2006 12:09 am

Here are some very good pages for learning korean:

-for beginners
http://www.learnkorean.com
http://korean.sogang.ac.kr/
http://rki.kbs.co.kr/learn_korean/lessons/e_index.htm

-for intermediate
http://www.language.berkeley.edu/Korean/10/main_intro.htm

Japanese grammar is very similar to korean grammar, just like the grammaire française is similar to the gramática española.

I also speak a little french and italian. Ah, by the way, puedo ayudarlos con su español si quieren ;)
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RE: Learning other languages

Post by aikankoku » Thu 04.27.2006 12:13 am

By the way, learning 한글 (korean characters) is quite easy. Since they were created by scholars in a very scientific way, you can learn them all in a single day. :o
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RE: Learning other languages

Post by tsp_uk » Wed 05.03.2006 7:30 pm

http://www.zkorean.com/forum/

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