Something that many Korean learners are surprised to discover when first beginning to study the language is, that Hangul, the Korean alphabet actually is nothing like other alphabets. Many assume that the Korean writing system has thousands of individual symbols like the Chinese characters, or that it might be a script that gradually evolved from … Read more Is Korean A Phonetic Language? (Or Is Hangul A Phonetic Alphabet?)
The Korean language is an East Asian language spoken by some 77 million people in North and South Korea. It’s a language isolate, meaning that it isn’t really related to any other languages even though it’s got some influences from Japanese and Chinese. It’s got it’s own, exotic looking alphabet, called Hangul and it’s pretty … Read more How Long Does It Take To Learn The Korean Language? (If You Speak English)
Korean, the language of North and South Korea is spoken by 77 million people in the world. It’s a language isolate, meaning that it’s considered unrelated to other languages (even though some theorize that languages such as Turkish might be very distantly related to Korean). Despite this fact, Korean has been strongly influenced by it’s … Read more Is Korean A Tonal Language? Well… It Used To Be, But..
The Korean Hangul alphabet has the reputation of being one of the easiest alphabets in the world. It was originally introduced to Korea by the 15th century King Sejong the Great who commissioned it and had it developed as a replacement to the Chinese characters that were the standard for writing Korean back in the … Read more Is the Korean Hangul alphabet written from left to right?
The Korean language has got the reputation of being one of the most difficult languages to learn for an English speaker. There’s no doubt that the language is difficult, but it also has elements that make it easier than other languages that are regarded difficult like Arabic and Mandarin. Is the Korean language hard to … Read more Is the Korean language hard to learn? (Yes and no..)
When you learn Korean, sooner or later you’ll find that you need to be able to write Korean on your computer, mac or phone. It’s an important skill to master. Don’t get me wrong, handwriting is also paramount when learning a new language, because it helps you learn the alphabet and remember vocabulary better. But … Read more Learn to type on a Korean keyboard – It’s easier that you’d think!
Korean is the language of 70-80 million people in mostly North and South Korea. There are, however, a big number of Koreans in China, Japan and the US as well. In the last few years, there’s been a growing interest in the Korean language. This might be due to politics to some degree, but more … Read more How To Learn Korean By Yourself – A Complete Guide (From Beginner To Advanced)