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Is Korean hard to learn?

 
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Doro



Joined: 06 Dec 2010
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 25, 2010 3:00 pm    Post subject: Is Korean hard to learn? Reply with quote

Hi everyone,

I might have to learn Korean soon. Can anyone maybe tell me if it is a difficult language to learn?

Thanks, Doro
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creeper1



Joined: 24 Aug 2010
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Location: Beijing, China

PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi I live in Korea and I can't imagine how difficult it would be to learn Korean OUTSIDE of Korea. Even in an immersion environment here it's not too easy.

Post your question on the Korea section.
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jerseyblue



Joined: 24 Jun 2011
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's easy if you're around Koreans. Check out hanlingo.com and youtube. You can learn the alphabet pretty easily.
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handsome_waterboy



Joined: 30 Aug 2009
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its not that hard to learn when compared to Japanese or Chinese. But, when comparing to romance languages, yes, it is kinda hard.
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bluetortilla



Joined: 18 Apr 2006
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The written language is easy! (To pronounce that is, understanding is a different thing.)

I don't speak Korean, but I do speak Japanese which has the same grammatical structure. It's very different from English and makes for a tough learning curve. But it's not bad once you get used to it. For me, the writing system in Japanese was the toughest nut to crack, so Korean has a lot going for it in that respect.
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gloomyGumi



Joined: 29 Dec 2010
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spoken korean------ they have letters in between a "j" and a "ch" for example that after 3 years here I still cannot distinguish between. etc. No thank you.
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