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DOWNLOAD 1: Korean Made Simple: A beginner's guide to learning the Korean language: Volume 1 By Billy Go [PDF EBOOK EPUB KINDLE]. Book Media Tips. Korean Made Simple - Ebook download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read book Download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd Written by: Billy Go. Korean Made Simple: A beginner's guide to the Korean language. Volume 1, Edition 1. Written by: Billy Go Edited by: Michelle Chong and Wooseok Lim.

Sometimes these will even contain advancedlevel material if I feel that its something that even beginners should know. I didnt even know where Korea was on a map before I started studying the language Note to self: North and South Korea are very different!

Do not expect to be speaking fluent Korean by the end of this book.


There is simply too much that needs to be covered before you will be able to converse in Korean without any difficulties. However, I promise that if you follow this book well and practice what you learn, you will be able to gain quite an extensive introductory knowledge of the Korean language through this book. And, you will be able to fill in the gaps that most Korean learners face later on in their studies.

And Ill be there the whole way, holding your hand through each lesson figuratively, of course. Im not really going to hold your hand the whole time Im sorry, but thats just creepy. How to Use This Book This book builds upon itself with each chapter. I recommend that you take your time going through each lesson, in order. Dont move on to the next section until you feel comfortable with the last one.

Each lesson builds upon knowledge learned from the previous one, so skipping a lesson could lead to problems understanding concepts in later lessons; this negative result would obviously compound the more lessons you skip. In short, do all of the lessons and all of the exercises in order, or at least do all of the lessons if youre in a rush and feel confident enough to skip the Practice sections.

If this is your first time learning Korean, I recommend reading each "Culture Notes" section, but skipping the "Advanced Notes" sections, as these are not designed for first time learners. If this isnt your first time studying Korean, I recommend reading the additional "Advanced Notes" in each chapter.

In addition, if youve already read this book once before, I would also recommend reading the "Advanced Notes" sections on your second time through. As you complete each chapter, refer frequently to the vocabulary lists in the back of the chapter, or the Glossary in the back of this book as necessary.

If you are having trouble understanding a sentence, or creating a sentence for the Practice sections, it might only be due to not knowing the appropriate vocabulary word. Take notes along the way as you complete each chapter. Practice reading, writing, and speaking as much as possible. If you have a friend who can speak Korean, practice speaking and listening frequently.

In addition, if you notice a grammar form you are not familiar with, I would recommend proceeding through the book more slowly. This book builds upon itself, so if you have missed something, and if it does not appear in the chapter you are currently reading, it may have been skipped from a previous chapter. There is no need to rush through the basics of the Korean language.

It will take time to become familiar with using the Korean alphabet, and to become used to hearing the sounds of the language this is normal. Once you have learned the basics, it will become much easier, and faster, to move forward and acquire new concepts. How to Study Korean Im not the authority on how your brain will learn this language the best, but I do have a few suggestions. Try some of them, and use what works for you. Slideshare uses cookies to improve functionality and performance, and to provide you with relevant advertising.

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SlideShare Explore Search You. Submit Search. Successfully reported this slideshow. We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime. Korean made simple a beginner's guide to learning the korean language volume 1 read [pdf]. Upcoming SlideShare. Like this presentation? Remember that due to sound change rules.

This is actually the most standard and formal way of saying "nice to meet you. Practice Complete the conversation: Its meaning stays the same.

Nice to meet you. I am Chul-soo. If you look in another textbook for learning Korean. Goodbye you are leaving. Translate to Korean: I am [your name]. Because after all. As this is a shorter chapter.

Chapter 2: Conversation A: This lesson brings us a short conversation. An Object Marker is placed directly after the object. Its purpose is to point out. Korean is a bit unique. Pronouns You may have noticed that although we translated the second sentence as "I like sports. Pronouns in. This is called an Object Marker. I dislike sports. Korean are only used when necessary. Practice Practice making your own sentences using a noun.

Most Korean names are 3 syllables. I dislike football. Choose the correct Object Marker for each sentence. I dislike swimming. I like basketball. I love American football. Translate to English: I love sports. Chapter 3: Try reading each part on your own first. I like dogs. Korean is an "SOV" language. This means that the object will always come before the verb.

More recently. Koreans began adding salt to cabbage. A long time ago before there were refrigerators. Koreans added red peppers to the recipe. It would ferment get old with the help of bacteria. This allowed people to eat cabbage all year round. For better-sounding and clearer Korean. Although using adverbs after a verb can sometimes be acceptable in casual conversation. Adverbs in Korean In Korean.

If you do. But sometimes you might need to emphasize that something is plural. It would be unnecessary. I love books more. I love movies.

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I dislike spiders more. Practice Translate to English: In the future. I dislike bugs. Chapter 4: What is the Verb Stem? When you want to express that you want to do an action. I want love. When you want to express that you want something. Getting the verb stem of a verb is simple.

If either seem to fit.

You can use this form only when talking about yourself or someone else who you are directly speaking to. Although you can say "I want to go" or "you want to go. In slang. Words such as these are sometimes referred to as Konglish — a combination of Korean and English.

So if you hear a word in Korean that sounds a lot like an English word. I only want money. I want to play games.

Because it would normally use an Object Marker. But I want to earn money too. Chapter 5: Verbs This chapter is all about using verbs.. This is different from other English speaking countries. In English we would say "Hello Yung-hee. To conjugate a verb to the present tense.

Here are a few examples: This is different from past tense "I watched a movie yesterday. An example of a present tense sentence in English would be "I watch a movie. I go to school.

To make it easier to learn verbs. For verbs in the present tense with this form. However in Korean. It can also mean "at" located at somewhere. But to make a more natural translation.

It can mean "to. In English. Together it literally means "to do study. In the above example as well. Chapter 6: More Verbs This chapter contains a more in-depth explanation of Korean verbs. I have an apartment in Korea. Use a noun. Use the Subject Marker after what it is that you have. For now. As you discover more about Korean markers in this book in later chapters. I have one. This is different from the Topic Marker. These are Subject Markers. A Subject Marker in Korean marks a subject of a verb.

Literally this sentence means "I. Although the English translation would be similar. This sentence literally can mean "I. Feel free to use either word. I have a house in America.

Both have the same meaning. Also remember that the location you are going "to" will come before the verb. Literally this means. But this sounds lengthy and looks more like something you might find in an old textbook than in modern spoken Korean.

And here is what it looks like after a vowel: It will never appear at the end of the sentence. Chapter 7: This chapter will explain how to ask questions, as well as how to respond. Try reading the conversation on your own before we start dissecting it. Got it? Add a question mark to the end just like in English. Are you doing well? When used to mean "teacher," it can be used for both males and females.

Are you doing well too, Mr. Kim Chul-soo? What do you do these days? This is because pronouns in Korean are not necessary unless it is not clear who you are referring to. What about you. It would not be polite in Korean to end a sentence with a noun and nothing else.

But I dislike homework and tests. It can be used after a noun to end a question. In addition to these two. This is because in Korea.

I also dislike homework and tests. Just adding a question mark to the end of a noun or person. Kim Chul-soo is really a Korean.

Chapter 8: More Questions This chapter builds upon the last. The verb following this form will always be a verb that shows movement. Take the verb stem of the verb you are going to do. But they can also come directly before a verb. Most commonly. Where do you want to go? Both are correct. I recommend using it at first until you feel more comfortable with how the Object Marker functions.

The following sentence would be clearer. The above sentence. Who is going? This works in the same way as above. Kim eat kimchi? Kim Yung-hee go? They attach directly to the end of the word that they mark. Because of that. A Subject Marker is a particle in Korean which marks a subject — a subject is something in a sentence that does something.

Here "who" is being used as a subject in the sentence. Kim Yung-hee and Mr. We will talk more about emphasis later. Kim Chul-soo. Kim Chul-soo" that the speaker is asking about. Kim Chul-soo are going. As the speaker. Well then how will you go? I see. Not going to college is seen by others as a failure. Korean students will spend their entire academic lives competing with each other for a spot at one of these exclusive universities. Of course there are other cities as well. Chapter 9: Adjectives Adjectives make sentences more interesting.

In Korean. They are the same thing. From now on. So far in this book. Conjugating a descriptive verb in the present tense is similar to conjugating an action verb. In order to use a descriptive verb in a sentence. Memorize it and use it often whenever appropriate. Another way to translate this sentence could be. Thank you. They both mean the same thing. Kim is going to eat too. I am nice! And the food is very expensive. Take a look at the following two sentences: Chapter To use a descriptive verb before a noun.

Descriptive verbs can be used at the end of a sentence. Here are some examples using this general form. Kim is good.

Depending on the verb stem. But what if you want to say "Mr. Kim is a good person" instead? Kim is a good person. Korean has some verbs which are exceptions and do not follow this rule.

Take the verb stem. These verbs conjugate differently. Just keep in mind the actual steps involved. These verbs also conjugate differently. For these verbs. Kim is a fun person. At the end of a sentence. Kim is fun. Kim is a very good person. Marker here. In the same way. Avoid Repetitive Korean In Korean. Here is how to connect two or more separate sentences together.

I like kimchi. I like it.

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As you listen to native Korean speakers talk. Kim is a fun and bright person. In the above sentence. What kind of girls do you like? Here in the same way. Kim Yung-hee is very pretty. I like short and entertaining movies. Take a look at the vocabulary section for this chapter before continuing. Colors Colors are another unique topic in Korean. Some of them are descriptive verbs. Feel free to use either one. The meaning is the same. These are the most common words for saying "this thing.

Going back to the conversation again. This is because what we are actually saying is "There exists a present here" and not "This here equals a present. Well then. It attaches directly after the word it applies to. I am American. The circle in the center represents yin blue — negative force and yang red — positive force — the balancing forces in the universe. The white background represents purity. In this way.

To emphasize that something or someone is exactly like something or someone else. Both ways are acceptable. Numbers Did you know Korean has two different number systems? Each one is used in different situations. Sino Korean numbers. The best way to learn is to jump right in.

This chapter will focus on the first number system. Counting in Korean Counting in Korean works differently than in English. Continue in the same method as before. Korean numbers are made by breaking apart each of the digits. For numbers 1 through Knowing how these numbers come together to form larger numbers will allow you to create any number you wish from this small set of numbers.

Here are some more examples of counting in Korean.

Korean Made Simple: A beginner's guide to learning the Korean language

This is only to help explain how numbers work. I recommend writing out the numbers phonetically in this way for this chapter and the next chapter as practice. The largest single number unit we covered in this chapter is In real Korean. This works in the same way as our previous units.

Using this next unit enables us to count up to Notice how whenever the first digit is a 1. Be aware of the value of Won in order to budget well and avoid overpaying for things while in South Korea.

At the time of writing this book. Exchange rates for Won can vary depending on the economy. Conversation 2. I am happy today. What are you so happy because of? Kim of something being his fault.

To express "because of" a person in a positive way. I am going to school. If you want to say "because of" in the middle of a sentence. If you want to say "it is because of" at the end of a sentence. Both are common and share the same meaning. Because of that I have money too. This chapter will focus on Pure Korean numbers and how to use them. In some ways. You will need to become familiar with both Sino and Pure Korean numbers in order to properly speak Korean. Pure Korean numbers are numbers which did not originate from China.

Some things. Pure Korean numbers have different uses than Sino Korean numbers. Pure Korean numbers are simpler than Sino Korean numbers. Pure Korean has special numbers for This is because many of the larger Pure Korean numbers are now no longer used anymore such as and above.

Once we pass Also notice the unique spacing used with Pure Korean numbers and also with counters. There are actually Pure Korean numbers that go up extremely high. Koreans might not use these numbers often. Here are those numbers: In order to say "1 person. What you are counting will determine whether you will need to use Sino Korean or Pure Korean. A counter is a word that is only used when counting something. English actually also has a similar concept. You will need to learn what is called counters in order to do this.

This is because the first four numbers 1. Kim is 32 years old. Like most countries besides the United States. Korea uses the metric system. It is used in the same way. In Chapter 15 we will cover a more polite. Although Korea uses the metric system. Flat items. This is not a complete list of every counter, but includes most of the common ones you will find in Korean.

Remember that saying what you are counting before the number and counter is optional. Me and Mr. Kim and my friend are coming too. Kim is coming from there to here. And he is bringing his cat too. You can use it to refer to anyone with whom you are not acquainted, or for anyone who you do not know the name of. Remember that it means "that person," so you would not use this if the person is standing in the same room as you, just as you would not call someone "that person" in English if he or she is present.

Kim to the party. These can be used in the same way as the versions taught above, and have the same meaning. How many is he bringing? Use this after a word to confirm whether or not someone said something. An equivalent expression in English would be "Did you say…? Is it really a cat? In this chapter we learned how to use counters, and how to use markers appropriately with them. Take the following sentence for example: In fact, all of our examples in.

There is no significant difference. Practice Write the following numbers in Pure Korean: The above sentence could just as well be this: For example: Some verbs in Korean originally came from Chinese as well. For these type of verbs. Verbs that came from the Chinese language are known as Sino Korean verbs. Other verbs in Korean did not come from Chinese. All Pure Korean verbs can use both of the above two methods. Why is this important to know? If you know whether a verb is Sino Korean or Pure Korean.

This difference is really small. Feel free to use whichever you feel more comfortable with. But then how can you tell which verbs are Sino Korean and which verbs are Pure Korean just by looking at them?

These above two methods are identical. There are many of these verbs. Here are some example conjugations. If you have access to a dictionary physical or online. Check if the verb has any Chinese characters listed next. Just to reiterate once more. Already Negative Verbs Korean is a bit unique in another way from English. But when all else fails. If it does. Using a dictionary to check for Chinese characters will let you know whether a verb is Sino Korean or Pure Korean almost every single time.

Now that we can make verbs negative. In the above form. If you know that a verb is a Pure Korean verb. In negative sentences. Although the meaning will stay the same.

Korean Made Simple : A Beginner's Guide to Learning the Korean Language

You are not expected to sing well. Instead of owning a powerful gaming computer at home. Practice Translate to Korean: Before passing this chapter.Because of that I have money too. Can you speak Korean too? Learn over 1, vocabulary words and phrases through 20 in-depth and fun lessons, filled with plenty of examples.

Chapter 2. See our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. And just as English will have different ways of writing the alphabet different styles or fonts. Kyubyong Park. But what if you want to say "Mr. Practical Korean.