King Sejong Institute – PopPopping Korean for Beginners

Hi! I want to introduce a Korean language course for beginners on King Sejong Institute called PopPopping Korean.

If you go the King Sejong Institute’s official website http://www.sejonghakdang.org/ you will see many banners for Korean language courses, just pick the one that says PopPopping Korean.

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Click 학습하기 to start learning!

학습하기 means ‘learning/studying’, so just click 학습하기 to start learning! A new tab will open, and it looks like this:

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This will open in a new tab.

You can learn new words, expression, and grammars through short animation, quizzes, and even record your own voice and practice speaking Korean.

I think the contents are really interesting and addictive for people who have just started learning Korean.

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I learned something new.

I always thought 정신이 없어요 is what you use to say ‘I’m so busy that I cant think right’, but I was wrong because the sample sentence actually says 별로 안 바쁘지만 정신이 없어요 (I’m NOT busy but my mind is not relaxed… or something like that).

And there’s even app so you learn Korean on your mobile device! PopPopping Korean for Android on Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.kr.co.eduhansol.poppingKorean

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Google Play

I actually haven’t tried the app but it seems that you can start learning from how to read hangul!

If you prefer to just watch videos, here are some on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/user/LearnTeachKorean/search?query=poppopping

That’s all! ###

Naver English Dictionary & V App – Korean Sentences from K-Pop Idols

Oh, my God! Now Naver English Dictionary is linked to V-Live App! So we can get real sample sentences from K-pop idols’ live chat! Wow… awesome. 대단해요.

Let’s Speak Korean: 대단해요. = That’s awesome.

I was browsing Let’s Speak Korean videos on Arirang’s YouTube channel and found this video: 부자래. = Rich.

I thought… 부자래? Is it the shortened form of 부자라고 해 or something I don’t know? 부자 = a rich person. So I looked up on Naver English Dictionary (http://endic.naver.com/?sLn=kr) and found that the dictionary now gives sample sentences from chat videos of V app with hangul script and English subtitles! Wow wow wow… And we  can watch the videos linked there.

http://endic.naver.com/search.nhn?sLn=kr&isOnlyViewEE=N&query=%EB%B6%80%EC%9E%90%EB%9E%98

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Of course the K-pop idols speak in natural Korean so the service must be meant for Korean language learners/K-pop fans who learn Korean. Me. 😎  Naver is the best.

I was right. 부자래 = 부자라고 해 (金持ちだって。Quoted information: He is rich.). ###

Junior Naver – Korean Educational Website for Kids

I found this link from my old blog post. Wow, my blog is so useful for myself. 😀

Junior Naver : http://jr.naver.com

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Junior Naver

Junior Naver is a Korean educational site for children where you can watch tons of Korean children’s animated movies (동화), learn Korean from Korean children’s songs if that’s your thing (just click the tab with 동요 written on it or click this link: http://jr.naver.com/song), read Korean picture books (with audio), learn English (영어), games, etc.

My favorite section is 동화 or children’s stories: http://jr.naver.com/story

I’ve just read a picture book and I noticed that 넓네 was pronounced [넘네] but according to 국립국어원, the standard pronunciation is [널레]. 😀

All videos can be watched in full screen, in case you don’t realize that there is a double-pointed arrow to click for full screen (전체화면) on the right corner of the video. ###