I’m memorizing 4-letter idioms (사자성어) because I feel like doing it.
And then I realize something.
I can think in kanji.
I can remember the 4 kanji used in the idiom, and read it in Hangul, without reading it in Japanese on-yomi (because the idiom doesn’t exist in Japanese).
Wow, I didn’t know I could do that.
For example, this idiom: 見物生心 (견물생심)= wanting something after seeing it.
I remember the Korean idiom in its kanji form but I don’t read it Japanese way because it doesn’t exist in Japanese.
So that’s what happens if you learn Japanese for 15 years: you’ll be able to think in kanji, and read it in Hangul when you learn Korean. ###
- Four-Letter Compound Words (한자성어) (koreanvitamin.wordpress.com)