Memrise, Memrise must you flutter my heart?

I’ve used Memrise before like on the browser. However, a few days ago, I actually downloaded the app and I’m having it my way and lovin’ it! lol. Its helping me memrise new words and keeping it fresh in my head.

Also, I was on LINE early this morning; chatting a bit with my newest friend, Joon. Although we both struggle with each other’s language, we helped each other out and made it our goal to be able to hold a basic conversation without troubles in six months. We can do it. His English was really good. My Korean was really bad, lol. 

I have confidence, though. Which is surprising because I’m not really a confident in my ability to do things. A sucky ideal, but….that’s the way my cookie crumbles. Anyways, I had fun on the voice call. Why does Korean males sound so soothing to listen to? lol.

Welp, I’m off to go study some phrases. Later alligator.

Mmmmbwa!💋 

Lesson 1-5 [quick notes review]

It’s only Wednesday and this week is a bit of a drag….However, I have been studying. I finished lesson 1-5 of TTMIK and currently on lesson 6-10 review. [Yay me]. I’m trying to keep myself immersed around the language, but it’s becoming a bit hard due to the fact that my mood swings have been shifting a lot lately [I might start a different blog to chat about that….probably].

  • 존멋말 polite language 

  • 네 “yes” expresses agreement, can be used for more than just “yes”

  • 아니요 “no” expresses disagreement,denial

  •  안녕하세요 hello, how are you?, good evening, etc.

  • 안녕 well being, peace, health

  • 하세요 please do; you do, do you?

  • 감사합니다 thank you

  • 감사 appreciation, gratitude, thankfulness 

  • 합니다 I do, I am doing

  • 맞아요 that’s right

  • 안녕히계세요 goodbye “stay in peace”

    ~you’re leaving, the other person is staying

  • 안녕히가세요 goodbye “go in peace”

    ~you’re staying, the other person is leaving

    ~you’re both are leaving, no one is staying

  • 죄송합니다 I am sorry.; I apologize.

  • 죄송 apology, being sorry, feeling ashamed

    ~can’t be used to say “I’m sorry to hear that.”

    ~formal, polite, respectful

    ~can be used when passing through a crowd 

  • 저기요 excuse me

    ~used to get someone’s attention

  • 잠시만요/잠깐만요 just a second 

    ~can be used as “excuse me” when passing through a crowd

  • 이에요/예요 “to be” verb polite form [am/is/are]

    ~이에요 final consonant

    ~예요 vowel f[no final consonant]

 

 

Mmmmbwa!💋

Yay, me! 대박!

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I am super proud of myself. I studied with TTMIK today. My goal was to complete 5 lessons a day, if possible. I surely did. It was easy for me because I already knew the basic greetings, but I enjoyed it. I don’t know why I didn’t start with this material first. So, I’m on lesson 6 now! Yay me! The notes were easy to understand. I even came up with a way for me to remember the difference in goodbye [leaving] and goodbye [staying]. I always get those two mixed up. Here’s how I can now remember it:

안녕히세요 : 가  “ga” go [If the person is leaving, but you’re staying. “Go in peace.]

안녕히세요 : 계 “gye” stay [If the person is staying, but you’re leaving. “Stay in peace.]

I made it into a little song to help me know correct term, lol.

🎶 Go, go, ga se yo. Stay, stay, gye se yo.🎶 lol.

Also, I’ve learned 2 new words!

사전  dictionary and 맞아다 “that’s right!” 

Needless to say, I felt like the smexy Jang Hyuk’s character in Fated to You [a very good drama. I highly suggest people to watch it.].

Walking around the house so proud of myself, talking to myself, and getting excited when I got the answers in the workbook correct. My kids and nephews looked at me crazy. [lol]

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My goals is to be able to have at least basic conversation without overly thinking by December. Can I do it????? I’m gonna so try! Combining Level 1 lessons 1-5 workbook answers together, I only got 5 wrong. Totally not bad. But, I’m going to continue to study hard and pray that I visit Korea someday!

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Welp, I’m going to end my commentary annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd go watch some Kdramas because what else is there to do at 5:11 AMNOTHING!

Mmmmbwa!💋

Lesson 1 “Greetings” 인사

[source: “Colloquial Korean for Beginners” and “College Korean 1”]

 ✏Vocabs [from Colloquial Korean]

  1. 안녕  peace
  2. 하다  to do
  3. 안녕하세요? How are you?
  4. 미스터  mister
  5. 미스  miss, ms.
  6. 예 yes
  7. 오래간만 long time
  8. 입니다 is, are
  9. 어떻게  how
  10. 지내다 get along
  11. 잘  well
  12. 요즈음 these days 

 

**NOTES**

*Addressing Korean Adults*
Koreans rarely addresses anyone by name without using an appropriate title. They use a job related title alone or with a last name, which a noun suffix “님” is attached, indicating respect shown to the person. When the job title isn’t clear, they simply use 선생님 [teacher].

When senior employees of an organization addresses a relatively new employee [high school/college grad] whose status [or age] is lower than his, English loan words 미스터  [mister] & 미스  [miss] can be used. This is widely practiced in modern firms in Korea.

*Other typical expressions*
Ways to respond to the expressions: 안녕하십니까? [How are you? (formal)]  or 요즈음 어떻게 지내세요? [How are you these days?]

  • 그지 그래요 so-so 
  • 좋아요  good
  • 잘 지냅니다 I’m doing alright
  • 바쁘게 지냅니다 I am busy.

 

*Useful Expressions* [from College Korean 1]

  1. 안녕하세요? How are you?
  2. 안녕하십니까? How are you? [formal]
  3. 안녕히가십시오  goodbye [person leaving]
  4. 안녕히계십시오  goodbye [person staying]
  5. 고맙습니다   thank you
  6. 감사합니다 thank you [formal]
  7. 천만에요 you’re welcome
  8. 잘문있어요? Do you have any questions?
  9. 네, 있어요. Yes, I do [I have]
  10. 아니요, 없어요.  No, I don’t have any.
  11. 이름이 무엇에요? What is your name?
  12. 다시 하세요. Please say it again.
  13. 따라하세요. Please repeat after me.
  14. 다 같이 하세요. Please say it all together.
  15. 크게 하세요. Please speak louder.
  16. 빨리하세요. Please speak faster.  
  17. 미안해요. I am sorry.
  18. 미안합니다. I am sorry. [formal]

*My lesson 1 “College Korean 1” vocab words is found in the word list.

Mental note: later today, review over lesson 1 grammar notes and dialogues.