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Websites and internet resources for learning Korean

I like Talk to me in Korean (TTMIK) http://www.talktomeinkorean.com
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Books for learning Korean grammar in detail

My suggestion is Korean Grammar In Use series, you have to start with book 1 (beginning to early intermediate). This book series is written in English, but the examples and practices are in Korean. ...
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Easy Korean Poems for Beginners

Okay, while @ting-choe has my gratitude for something that may level me up (my wife says I will "never understand" 김소월의 진달래꽃 - I think some "easier" poems (for my level) are in order here (and my ...
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Easy Korean Poems for Beginners

진달래꽃 - 김소월 나 보기가 역겨워 가실 때에는 말없이 고이 보내 드리우리다 영변에 약산 진달래꽃 아름 따다 가실 길에 뿌리우리다 가시는 걸음 걸음 놓인 그 꽃을 사뿐히 즈려밟고 가시옵소서 나 보기가 역겨워 가실 때에는 죽어도 아니 눈물 흘리우리다 If someone doesn't know this poem, he or she is not ...
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What is a good digital Korean-English dictionary?

I suggest Naver. It aggregates at least four other dictionaries: Oxford, Dong-A, YBM, and Kyohak. The link is endic.naver.com For phones, if you're serious, you can make a shortcut icon (a bookmark ...
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What are the best sources to study for TOPIK?

First of all, you are asking this question on the right place: https://korean.stackexchange.com/ Older TOPIK questions and their answer keys, upto the 41st TOPIK, can be found on the official topik ...
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What is a good online resource or app (Android,PC) to start learning Korean from the very beginning?

It would be worth looking at Reddit Korean's Ultimate Beginner's Resource Thread, if you've not seen it already. I hope we'll have something similar on this site eventually. One site that seems to ...
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Anyone know some sites that have a korean short stories?

http://18children.president.pa.go.kr/mobile/our_space/fairy_tales.php This is the website serviced by the government of South Korea. 100 kinds of Korean fairy tales are provided. Since this website ...
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Books for learning Korean grammar in detail

The book that I recommend the most is Korean Grammar for International Learners. This book is published by Yonsei University and I feel is very high quality. I have used this book for about 8 years ...
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Websites and internet resources for learning Korean

TTMIK is truly awesome, but you can find the list of some other useful online sources on Korean languages here too. I personally like lessons provided by http://www.koreanclass101.com/ and TTMIK. In ...
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Korean hangul with voiced, unvoiced and aspirated or not aspirated

I can tell you right now. (Always) Voiced: all vowels, ㄴ, ㅁ, ㅇ(final), ㄹ (Conditionally) Voiceless: ㄱ, ㄲ, ㄷ, ㄸ, ㅂ, ㅃ, ㅅ, ㅆ, ㅈ, ㅉ, ㅊ, ㅋ, ㅌ, ㅍ, ㅎ (Strongly) Aspirated: ㅋ, ㅌ, ㅍ, ㅅ, ㅊ, ㅎ Not (strongly)...
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What is a good digital Korean-English dictionary?

If you use a Mac, there is a very good digital dictionary included in form of the "Dictionary" app. Korean is just not activated by default. You easily find "Dictionary" in your Applications folder ...
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Does howtostudykorean.com really do what it says?

Useful website, but quirky and unprofessional to say the least. I have read through the better part of it, and while it contains some very useful information and lots of examples, it also contains no ...
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What is a good online resource or app (Android,PC) to start learning Korean from the very beginning?

To learn hangul, the best android app is probably "Write it! Korean" by Jernung: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jernung.writeit.kor A funny, useful and addictive app to learn the ...
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What is a good online resource or app (Android,PC) to start learning Korean from the very beginning?

Old-fashioned: you might check Ruhr-Universität Bochum's website for links to resources. Bochum has a Korean Studies program with a good reputation. (edited to add) For Android: I've heard good ...
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Online Resources for Korean Spelling and Grammar Check

For self-checking in a quick and straight forward manner, I highly recommend users to utilize the following: Online Korean grammar engine by Busan university http://speller.cs.pusan.ac.kr/ For ...
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Books for learning Korean grammar in detail

You're going to get varied answers for this, but the book used by Ohio State for their Korean program is the Klear Textbook. The book has 8 lessons. Each 'lesson' has 3 parts(chapters), where each ...
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Besides endic.naver.com, any other good Korean-to-English dictionary site for (hangul) super-newbie learners?

I recommend dic.impact.pe.kr it's pretty good and easy to understand. The cool part is that it also searches for your input in translated sentences so you can figure out how a word is actually used.
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Websites and internet resources for learning Korean

The Reddit Korean subgroup: /r/Korean Where a lot of Korean language learners hold helpful discussions. Currently 15,888 members subscribed. According to the moderator, there are about 500 truly ...
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Wiki: List of songs that are useful for learning Korean

PSY - Gangnam Style (강남스타일) lyrics Arguably, any ≥intermediate Korean learner should know and understand a song this famous! It's also good for practicing adjectives (형용사) and adjectival phrases.
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Wiki: List of songs that are useful for learning Korean

Epik High - Love Love Love better quality sound, but not official video lyrics Excellent for learning the '~을 해본 적' construction meaning 'I have experienced', or (in this song) 'have you ever ...
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Where can I find some jokes in Korean online?

As a Korean who spends a lot of time on the internet, I would say there is no such website, unfortunately. At least, young people will not like the jokes in that kind of sites. Jokes were in such form ...
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Books for learning Korean grammar in detail

If you want a clear and thorough breakdown of all but the most advanced Korean grammar in simple, clear English I recommend "Handbook of The Korean Language" (search on Amazon).
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Books for learning Korean grammar in detail

A resource I find very helpful is The 어미/조사 사전 (전문가용): This is a dictionary of suffixes, both noun suffixes (조사) and verb endings (어미). Make sure you get the expert version (전문가용), which is yellow; ...
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Is there a Korean version of Google Ngrams?

You might want to look into 꼬꼬마 세종말뭉치, or 국립국어원 말뭉치검색. If you're interested in etymology, look into 국립국어원 국어 어휘 역사. I don't think there exists any service which shows you the frequency over time, ...
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