We cannot deny that K-POP and Korean Dramas gave a great influence to people’s life (especially teenagers and women) these days. Thanks to K-POP and Korean Dramas, many people understand the meaning of “Annyeonghaseyo”, “Annyeong!”, “Saranghaeyo”, “Oppa”, “Gomawoyo”, “Mianhaeyo”, “Aigoo!”, and some other Korean simple words, greetings, and expressions.
However, some of you may be do not clearly understand when, how, in what kind of situations, and who can use the words, greetings, and expressions. For example, do you know that the word “Oppa” is only used or said by females for calling the older males? If you are a male, you will be considered as a weird person if you use the word. Instead of “Oppa”, you (male) must call them (the older males) “Hyung/Hyeong”!!
Another example… do you know that Korean language has the honorific forms? Therefore, instead of saying “Gomawoyo”, you must say “Kamsahamnida” to your boss, or you may want to use “Gomabseumnida” to thank your “sunbae (senior)” who helped you at school, etc.
Based on the facts, you may find Korean language is so tricky to learn. The Korean alphabet system may also be an obstacle for you to learn Korean language. However, we (the authors) believe that with a good and appropriate method, everybody can learn Korean without finding so many difficulties.
This blog aims to provide the comprehensive rules and factors of the Korean language in an easy and systematic way. The grammar categories contain most of the important basic rules so that you can build the essence to learn Korean easily.
The Korean history, culture, and philosophy categories will give you knowledge on how to express your feelings correctly and in the right situation, and understand most of important Do’s and Don’ts in Korea.
To get the best and natural skill in expressing your feelings in Korean language, even though we will provide the Romanization of the words/sentences, we suggest you to use Korean alphabet system (Hangul) in reading and writing. Therefore, it is better for you to learn and master the Hangul first before you learn the Korean grammar and expressions (Don’t worry, it only needs less than an hour to learn all Korean alphabets. In a week, if you practice every day, you will be a master in reading and writing Hangul!).
You can start learning Hangul here.
We provide all contents’ explanation in English, so that, more people in the world can easily read and understand the contents.
Thus, with the easy and systematic language learning method, this blog can be a good source for self-learners.
Finally yet importantly, we hope this blog can give a valuable contribution to all the people who learn Korean.