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Korean textbook with a more serious tone

I'm new to language learning, and was wondering whether anyone has recommendations for a textbook for beginner-ish level Korean that is more substantive. Something that isn't just disjointed ...
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What Korean reader software aimed at learning pronunciation is available?

What I have in mind is something that highlights Hangul characters, and reads the highlighted characters aloud (possibly at a user-chosen speed, or possibly only when the user clicks on the syllable ...
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What app do you prefer for flashcard use, pre-made?

There are plenty of Topik and flashcard apps but I'm being picky. I want decks of smaller sizes that cover most of the TOPIK books. I specifically want an app that keeps track of the flashcards I don'...
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Do any books exist in Korean Hangul online for free?

Do there exist any Korean etexts online, such as Samguk Yusa, in plain text format (i.e. not in PDF)? I saw this but I can't tell what is the actual underlying text, it's all intermingled with Chinese....
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Does a unified North & South Korean dictionary really not exist?

I came across this tweet from VICE News researchers are making a dictionary for a Korea that doesn’t exist yet which has the tag: North and South Korea Are Butting Heads Creating a Unified ...
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Do Korean share more vocabulary with Chinese or Japanese?

I wonder which of Chinese and Japanese Korean share more vocabulary with. I investigated it but it seems that the estimated percentage of shared vocabulary varies so much. For example according to the ...
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What are some language exchange phrases?

What are some good resources for learning phrases for a language exchange? Where should I start?
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Korean Subway help please!

I have an urgent question about the subway route From green line, I want to transfer at Sindorim station. From there I want to go to Guil. Now I know the subway travels from Sindorim and then Guro, ...
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Grammars of Korean and Japanese

It is well known that the grammars of Korean and Japanese are very similar. So learning one from the other to an extent amounts to learning vocabulary (e.g. particles) rather than grammar proper. Are ...
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Reference request: Chinese root of Korean

I have been a user of StackExchange for more than a year, but am a new user of Korean Language SE. If my post does not meet the requirements of this site, please kindly offer me an opportunity to edit ...
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Anyone know some sites that have a korean short stories?

I'm hunting for some sites that has korean short stories. I'm trying to find them coz' I want vocabularies and construction I am an intermediate learner but can't find find some sites with such short ...
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News sites in simple Korean

could you recommend me some news sites that are written in simple Korean? I tried to search a lot even sites for children but they are still too complex for me. Each sentence in newspaper is ofen ...
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How to learn how to make sentence

I'm begginner at Korean, I know some vocabulary, how to introduce myself, and some verb but I feel really hard to make a correct sentence in Korean. All support I find only teach vocabulary, and ...
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How do you tell if a verb is irregular? What are the best dictionaries for things like this?

I didn't start learning too long ago so I don't know what a lot of the best Korean resources are. I've just been learning about irregulars, but it hasn't told me how to find out what the exceptions ...
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Online Resources for Korean Spelling and Grammar Check

What are your recommendations for tools that can help save time and headache when checking your Korean spelling, vocabulary, grammar, etc? I believe a well made utility can be productive in getting ...
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Complete end-to-end reference guide

I was wondering if there is a website for learning Korean similar to the following sites made for learning Japanese: IMABI and Learn Japanese: Tae Kim's Guide to Learning Japanese. They are both a ...
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Websites or software showing pronunciation guide of a phrase or sentence

I am wondering if there is any website to show the pronunciation as below. 어떻습니까 --> [어 떠 씀 니 까] 좋슴니다 --> [조 씀 니 다] 따뜻합니다 --> [따 뜨 탐 니 다] With single word, there are some excellent ...
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Korean dictionary (online or offline) showing the pronunciation

Do you know any dictionary of Korean showing the pronunciation of each word like the example below? That would be a great resource. 까맣다 [까ː마타] Another question: is there any equivalent version of ...
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Looking for a Korean Thesaurus

Are there any online thesauruses available for Korean, where I can search for synonyms (유의어) of a given word? After searching online, I found hints that there might be one on Naver 국어사전, but couldn'...
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What is a good online resource or app (Android,PC) to start learning Korean from the very beginning?

I am looking for resources to learn Korean. There is no big reason as to why I want to learn Korean. I read some manhwas and did a bit of tae kwon do for a while. The culture seemed interesting and ...
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Is there any keyboard in iOS or macOS that pops up a list of predictions and checks spelling?

I see it incredibly hard to type in Korean sentences precisely. Especially, I could not differentiate any words from its sound - for example, when I tried to express "I lived in Seoul", I'm going to ...
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Is there a Korean version of Google Ngrams?

https://books.google.com/ngrams allows you to look at the frequency of usage of a term over time, or compare multiple terms. Is there any similar thing for Korean words?
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Korean hangul with voiced, unvoiced and aspirated or not aspirated

Does anyone know where can I find Korean alphabet which tells if a vowel or consonant is voiced or unvoiced, aspirated or not? Thanks.
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Easy Korean Poems for Beginners

I just wonder if anyone could help me find few poems in Korean that are not too hard for a beginner like me. I believe it could help me improving my vocabulary and grammar usage. (I've been learning ...
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Ideas for interesting Twitter feeds and similar resources to follow for learning Korean?

Just now I stumbled across https://twitter.com/Engkr_bot - it seems to regularly tweet a word or phrase in English and Korean. This seems a great way to drip-feed a bit of Korean learning into busy ...
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Does howtostudykorean.com really do what it says?

Background How to study Korean. Hmm... I'm interested in learning Korean... I know how to read it... Maybe I'll click on that... 99.9999% of Korean grammar and 9000+ Korean words?! Whoah! That ...
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Books for learning Korean grammar in detail

I have just started learning Korean for about one month. Now I would like to study Korean grammar in detail. Could anyone recommend some books that analyze Korean grammar thoroughly? Maybe books ...
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Besides endic.naver.com, any other good Korean-to-English dictionary site for (hangul) super-newbie learners?

Wiktionary is great for super-newbie learners of Hangul. For example, see this question re: 기계 (gigye) : 기계 (gigye) ==> 機械, 器械, 奇計 (what else?) What's another good Korean-to-English dictionary ...
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What is a good digital Korean-English dictionary?

Printed Korean dictionaries are often a bit out-dated in their language and impractical to take with you. Do you know any good dictionaries for Korean-English / English-Korean? May be either online ...
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What are the best sources to study for TOPIK?

I am going to take TOPIK II exam in a few months, but I'm not sure which books are good to study. I found out these books. Are they familiar to anyone here? What are good and quick books or online ...
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Websites and internet resources for learning Korean

I am a native Korean, and I am trying to help and communicate with other people here. I'm also learning other languages and have my own list of websites teaching them. So I wonder which websites you ...
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Wiki: List of songs that are useful for learning Korean

Please add one song per answer, including A link to the song A link to the lyrics Reasons why you think it is a good song to learn from
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Where can I find some jokes in Korean online?

Is there any website that lists some Korean jokes? It may be a funny short story or funny one liners or anything written entirely in Korean, and should be understandable to a native speaker. ...