Is anyone else here learning Korean, or knows Korean? I made this thread hours ago and got some replies but I had to go to work and it died before I got home...
한국어 공부해요. 한달전에 시작했어요. 언어가 정말 아름다워요.
I was just curious about it, so I started to learn a little bit about it. The more I learned the more it struck me as a really pretty language and also really challenging to learn, which made me want to keep learning more. I really like it.
I'm having a massive anxiety just hearing ur voice
You'd learn more from trying something new and getting it wrong then corrected than from pronouncing something you've already been assessed for, 선배. Go ahead and humiliate yourself desu.
I would say that this is the reason that Korean is a "girl" thing. Those guys have a more "qt" style than western guys. Although I'm not into kpop personally.
However I started watching some Korean TV shows for listening practice and I can see why they are popular. Noice work making TV shows, Korea. Usually when I try to watch TV shows in a language I am studying, they are terrible.
Your ㅈs sound rather more like ㅊ. I think you're putting too much breath into it. Try to make it sound more like the soft G in "concierge" than the J in "jam", but not by too much. Also the ㅅ in 학생 shouldn't be audible until you actually begin pronouncing the second syllable. Hak-seng, not haks-seng or haks-eng.
I really hope one day I can improve, it's difficult because at this point I can't even tell what I am doing wrong
Yeah, that is a problem that will be affecting me. I don't know anyone IRL that speaks Korean. Thankfully I live in California so I should be able to find someone eventually. Right now I am just listening to audio files and watching TV shows but that's nothing compared to a person who can be there and correct the mistake until you get it right.
That's pretty much perfect for ㅈ. As for the other thing, I meant that your syllables are blending into each other too much. Consonants in Korean don't produce sounds on their own. When you see something like 생, you should treat the ㅅ as more like the starting configuration of your mouth as you transform into the ㅇ via ㅐ, but what you're doing sounds to me like you're sort of hissing an S sound in advance. Maybe that sounds kind of esoteric and nitpicky.
How do I practice Best Korean and not fake ass impure shit korean?
Do you have a recording device? If you don't have a standalone microphone you could use an integrated laptop mic. Just go to http://vocaroo.com/ and hit record. It's simple enough to operate.
If you've got neither, then we're all out of luck.
No, that is very good information. Thank you for telling me so much about it because without someone IRL to help me, I pretty much have to go off of descriptions like you are giving. I will try to internalize the ㅈ sound and hopefully soon my ears will be accustomed to the language enough to hear the problem you're describing with blending ㅅ
I tried again.
>Your English sounds pretty nice. Did you spend some time abroad?
Are you sure? Nah, I've never been to English spoken countries. Thank you for your compliment
Sounds like you get some practice, at least.
Senpai, I need to improve my Korean but it's just not happening. I can't understand half the stuff being said on the news and such and I see no signs of it ever improving even when I try to learn all the new words I encounter. The abundance of homophones and my lack of knowledge of the underlying 한자 make it difficult to work out meanings via context. I try to expose myself to more Korean by looking for media that coincide with my interests but they're rather hobbyist and unsuited for common usage, making it difficult to retain.
I don't feel that I'm getting any closer to the common lexicon. Do you have any 꿀팁s for quickly improving my vocabulary?