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  • What was the hardest part of learning the Korean language?

    Posted by πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬ Faye on June 10, 2022 at 1:44 am

    I would like to know what was the hardest part of learning the Korean language was for you guys. For me, it was the 뢀사 such as: 도무지, κ·Ένƒœμ—¬, κ°„ν˜Ή, etc. What was it for you guys?

    Kizzy Kuhn replied 1 month, 3 weeks ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
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    Carolina De Francisco Mencia

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    June 19, 2022 at 10:50 am

    For me was definitely the pronuntiation of very similar consonants like “γ…‚” “γ…ƒ” “ㅍ” I don’t know how many times I wrote a word badly because of these…

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      Fitri Faizah

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      June 23, 2022 at 10:41 am

      Oh yeah, that happens to me too. I still get corrected for the double consonants sometimes πŸ˜…

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    Annisa Pratamasari

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    July 5, 2022 at 6:37 am

    For me, there are several factors…

    The grammar is hard because there is no definite rule. Mostly based on ‘neukkim’… Comparatively, I learnt Japanese for years, though their grammar is arguably more complex, there are definite rules for every grammar structure, and even conjugation words.

    There’s also ‘expectation of perfection’ and ‘level of immersion.’ Koreans somehow expect us to be PERFECT in speaking, writing, and everything. In addition, we are expected to do everything like a native Korean. For example, my friends who write their thesis in Korean told me that their writings are often criticized for not ‘sounding’ Korean enough (a friend even had a Korean re-writing her thesis to sound more Korean, which was depressing for her). They’re all practically fluent in Korean, though.

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    Kizzy Kuhn

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    October 13, 2022 at 8:01 am

    Same as Annisa! Korean grammar is sooo hard. A lot of more advanced grammar points are based on feelings, opinions, or judgments of if the outcome was positive or negative. I am constantly finding myself using the wrong grammar and I’m not sure if I will ever be able to use them correctly.

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