혼자 (honja) | [Word of the Day]

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This could be a repeat post. Hopefully it’s not but this is just a kick-start to a new updated version of the WOTD.

Word:

혼자 (honja) | alone

Examples:

  • 그는 혼자 여기 있니? (geuneun honja yeogi issni?)| Is he here alone?
  • 나는 혼자 갈거야. | I’m going alone.

 

Weekly Lesson #1 | 이/(그)것은… 입니까? / 이/(그)것은… 입니다. + Nationality

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Okay, so when I was talking about “Weekly Lessons”, I wasn’t 100% sure how to go about this since it wasn’t necessarily my idea but I still want to try it because like I said before, the ultimate goal is to able to go outside after reading a lesson and be able to put what you’ve learned into use. The structure is a bit different than Grammar lessons so please bare with me while we adjust.

Brief overview of the lessons and then we’ll get started on this first one!

  • vocabulary that coincides with the lesson
  • conversational examples
    • statements
    • questions

Okay let’s get started! Today’s lesson is asking general questions and making general statements.

Vocabulary:

  • 사과 | Apple
  • 사람 | Person
  • 이것은… 입니까? | Is this…?
  • 그것은… 입니까?| Is that…?
  • 이것은… 입니다. | This is _.
  • 그것은… 입니다. | That is _.
  • 한국 | Korea
  • 미국 | United States

Lesson:

Questions

Remember before how we talked about forming questions? There was a structure to how to word sentences and the one we used most often was Subject-Object-Verb. Similarly to that, this is how we would work questions. In this part of the lesson, we’re asking “Is this… x?” or “Is that…x?”. We’ll also look at how to ask if someone is Korean or American.

사과 | Apple

  • 이것은 사과 입니까? | Is this an apple?
  • 그것은 사과 입니까? | Is that an apple?

사람 | Person + 한국 | Korea  + 미국 | United States

  • 이것은 한국 사람입니까? | Is this a Korean person?
  • 그것은 미국 사람입니까? | Is that an American person?

Statements

This is the part where I tell you that you’re going to do this differently right? 아니, not this time. You’re going to do the exact same thing here again.

사과 | Apple

  • 이것은 사과 입니다.| This is an apple.
  • 그것은 사과 입니다. | That is an apple.

사람 | Person + 한국 | Korea  + 미국 | United States

  • 이것은 미국 사람은 입니다.| This is an American person.
  • 그것은 한국사람은 입니다. | That is a Korean person.

Fairly simple right? How is this helpful? We’re putting all those Grammar lessons into real everyday use!

Let’s practice!

  • 이것은 우유 입니까? | Is this milk?
  • 그것은 영화를 입니까? | Is that a movie?
    • Structure doesn’t change all we did was exchange the subject for something new, 우유(milk) or 영화(movie).
  • 저 미국 사람은 선생님 입니다. | That is an American teacher.
    • All we did change 그것은 to 저(that) and add 선생님 (teacher).

Alright so that’s it for this week’s lesson! Let me know if this is helpful to you at all!

TwentyThird | Update – I’m Back!

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미안하다! I disappeared for a bit with no warning. Just so you all know I am totally okay! (Sorry if I worried you.) I was completely overwhelmed and even though I thought I was ready to come back full force to blog… I really wasn’t. However, I spent some time getting my thoughts together (and my schedule) and now I’m ready to work. In that time I was doing some research and talking to some friends about my blog and the direction it was headed and came to the conclusion that was very hurtful but needed… I’m not really teaching useful things which is why I was overwhelmed. My lessons, even though have been helpful grammatically, they aren’t very practical. Like, you can’t just take a lesson and use it that day. They involved so much research and it was stressful because sometimes the lessons were even over my own level of understanding. Like if the top level of Grammar is a 20 I’m somewhere are at 9 or 10 teaching level 18 material. So, I kinda have to readjust a bit.

 

So with the help of friends and (lots and lots of research) these daily lessons will be more practical. With that being said, for now, the Grammar of the Week lesson will be going away and replaced with “Weekly Lessons” since I’m not doing too much grammar anymore. There’s a ton of grammar lessons on here for now and a lot of resources out there that can go in more depth and probably explain it way better than me. But if you want more grammar lessons or more resources, please feel free to ask me! Comment or email, twentythirdstation@gmail.com. I respond to all messages and emails so if you have a question I’ll answer it and if I can’t answer it I know people who more than likely can.

 

So what’s up with these “Weekly Lessons”?

 

Well, these “Weekly Lessons” will be more practical. As in, you can read a post and use it that day! The Word of the Day will remain but it will be an actual word! And when I say A word I mean One word. I had a habit of doing like 5 words everyday and honestly, that’s a lot. So I’m going to actually cover words you can use with an example or two using that word in a sentence. So the lessons may or may not be linked each week but it’s something for everybody. There won’t be any themes for now. I’m just testing everything out right now and as we all get adjusted then I’ll probably do like a weekly theme for the WOTD or something.

 

I don’t know what’s going to happen to “Kpop Teaches Korean Too!” It may go away and be replaced by videos on YouTube that do the exact same thing or I may still do them, for now, I don’t really know. It’s on standby.

 

I will be doing Cultural posts again. I missed doing those and so they will be coming back but with an upgrade. Instead of just “Culture in Korea” like arts and music, I’m going to actually talk about customs and traditions. Things that you can actually use when you go out and about in your city or if you happen to travel to Korea.

 

Annnndddd… I think I’ll be bringing back Kpop News but only for new music and dramas. I’m not a gossip blogger so that’s not happening again. That was way too much work and I honestly was getting annoyed doing it. So it’ll be a weekly or bi-weekly post about new music and new show updates.

 

I think that’ll be more helpful and more practical and not so stressful.

 

Alright! So that’s the 23rd update and new post coming on Saturday!

 

이렇게 하면 돼 | [Word of the Day]

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Today I’m not breaking down anything from the video except 하면 and that’s only because we’ve talked about the other two words. (I totally remember going over both of those!)

하면 | “if”

That’s it! That’all I’m saying. I really like this one so I won’t be a huge spoiler this time around.

See ya next week!