안녕~ Here’s another free online Korean dictionary you can use to learn Korean.
Basic Korean Dictionary (한국어 기초 사전) from NIKL (National Institute of Korean Language) http://krdict.korean.go.kr/mainAction
The main page is for Korean-Korean (monolingual dictionary) but if you scroll down the main page, you can see that the basic Korean dictionary is available in 10 languages, including Indonesian (http://krdict.korean.go.kr/ind/mainAction), which is my native language, and also Japanese (http://krdict.korean.go.kr/jpn/mainAction?nation=jpn), which I use to learn Korean (most of Korean language textbooks I use are written in Japanese).
Let’s try the English – Korean one because this blog is English http://krdict.korean.go.kr/eng.
I’ll look up the word “똑같다” because it’s the word for Hey Korean Mission on Catch the Wave – Arirang Radio for next Wednesday and I want to take part and hear my name mentioned on air.😁
*Make your own Korean sentence
using the phrase “똑같다” (same).
You can also use past tense or other forms of the word “똑같다”
such as the honorary form “똑같아요” or “똑같습니다.”
ex) 우리는 옷을 똑같이 입었어요(We wore the same clothes today)
ex) 늘 똑같은 음식을 먹어요
(I always eat the same food )
Is it my internet connection, but the result page loads really slow for me. So that’s a minus. Naver Dictionary is lighter and faster. But I like what I see here. People who made the dictionary designed it with foreign learners in mind.
First, it gives correct hangul pronunciation and audio sample on the same page.
For Naver, you have to go to the 국어사전 (monolingual Korean dictionary) for standard hangul pronunciation, and move to English one for definition in English.
You can see and listen on that page that 똑같다 is pronounced [똑깓따].
똑같아 is pronounced [똑까타].
똑같으니 is pronounced [똑까트니].
The definition is given in both Korean and English, which is great for learners who want to be able to read explanation in Korean but find it a bit daunting or confusing.
It gives 3 definitions for 똑같다, each with a few sample sentences. Not bad.
The English-Korean dictionary couldn’t find a word definition in its conjugated form. So you can only look up a word in its basic form or dictionary form. Maybe the Japanese and Korean (monolingual) can. Just try and explore for yourself!
I think it’s amazing that Korean government is passionate about giving free education/ free tools to learn Korean via internet, not only for Korean people but also for foreigners.
Definitely better than those who are only passionate about blocking the internet. ###