10 Reasons Why The Korean Language Being Difficult Isn't True UPDATE: If you need something to help you learn Korean then this site here is one of the most comprehensive I’ve used. Today I’m going set the record straight on Korean. I hear and read a lot of defeatist nonsense about how much of a Goliath the Korean language is. The main excuse I hear from expats who have been living in Korea for many months or even years as to why they never bothered learning Korean is that it’s just too difficult – they tried when they first got here but then gave up shortly after.
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황공하옵니다 VS 망극하옵니다 사극을 보면 가장 흔하게 나오는 말들이 바로 "황공하옵니다" 와 "망극하옵니다" 이다. 굳이 무슨 뜻인지는 정확하게 몰라도 대충 살펴보면 황공하옵니다는 왕한테 혼날 때 하는 말이고 망극하옵니다는 왕한테 칭찬받을 때 하는 말이라는 것 쯤은 사극을 열심히 보는 사람이라면 누구나 아는 뜻이기도 하다. 그래도 이왕 보는 거 좀 자세히 알고 보면 낫지 않을까. 먼저, 황공하옵니다. Korean Keyboard - 한국어 키보드 - Type Korean Online Click or type it... Copy it... And paste it... Done! Things Every New Korean Language Learner Should Be Aware Of Update: Before I go any further, one site I relied on heavily when I started Korean was this one. It’s one of the most comprehensive audio-rich tools I’ve seen anywhere for studying Korean. If you’re just starting out with Korean or planning to move to Korea then this post today will help you. I’m going to share a handful of fundamentals and things I’ve observed here that I believe everyone should be aware of when tackling the Korean language (some of it’s more cultural rather than language related). I’ve been here in Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea learning the language now for an average of 4-6 hours a day, almost every day for the last 5 months (determined to be very fluent by the end of my 12 month teaching contract). As I’ve said often before, my approach consists of roughly 15-30 minutes a day of actual study, focusing primarily on repeating natural dialogues and the rest of my time speaking with native speakers as much as possible.
Learn Korean - Beginner Lesson #1 - Self-Introductions Audio Lesson Archives Video Lesson Archives Download Audio and Video Lessons Add Lesson to Dashboard Basic Lesson Checklist Human language may be shaped by climate and terrain Why does the Hawaiian language flow melodically from vowel to vowel, whereas Hungarian is peppered with consonants? It may have something to do with the climate and terrain where those languages developed, a new study of more than 600 languages from around the world suggests. Previous research has shown that some other species’ vocalizations are shaped by their environment. Birds such as the song sparrow, for example, sing at higher pitches in cities, where lower frequency notes would be drowned out by urban noise. And birds living in forested areas tend to sing at lower frequencies than birds living in open spaces, suggesting different species and populations may optimize their vocalizations to travel through branches and other obstacles that deflect high-frequency sounds. How much, if any, acoustic adaptation occurs in human languages is unclear, says Ian Maddieson, a linguist at the University of California, Berkeley.
Second Languages Spoken by Countries Around the World Do you know what your country or region’s second language is? And if so, do you know how to speak it? The website MoveHub.com is a resource for people who want to move abroad, and they recently released this fascinating infographic that shows the popular second tongue of every region around the world. Some places, like Canada’s knowledge of the French language, are fairly predictable. Why Did Humans Develop So Many Different Languages? New research suggests that there could be some method to the apparent madness of how different languages form. The key may lie in the environment in which they are spoken. This is according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of New Mexico and Laboratoire Dynamique du Langage-CNRS in France, which was presented at the 170th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) last week.
A Foreigner’s Guide to Polish Surnames Mikołaj Gliński Meet the Kowalskis, Nowaks, Mickiewiczs and Lewandowskis – and find out out how these names came to be the most popular, symbolical, typical and strangest Polish surnames. Every name – and surname in particular – has a story of its own. However, the naming system as a whole must also have its history, rules and particularities, which in the case of Polish surnames makes it a fascinating story of social, ethnic, and cultural intricacy. For the start, let's remember that most Polish surnames were originally formed as one of these three categories (however, as you will you see, with surnames nothing is simple):
A Foreigner’s Guide to Polish Names Mikołaj Gliński What's in a Polish name? Why did the Slavic names of yore almost die out? And what are Polish names like nowadays? What is a typical Polish forename? What are the names for male and female animals? We previously looked at the names for specific baby animals, so now it’s time to turn our attention to words for male and female animals. Explore the list below to discover the names for a female hedgehog, a male swan, and many others. The opinions and other information contained in OxfordWords blog posts and comments do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of Oxford University Press.
Signs and symbols: the names of punctuation marks Chances are that you use them every day – from ‘ to # and ? to . – but where did common punctuation marks get their names? Ampersand The ampersand is the sign &, used to mean ‘and’.