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I like Talk to me in Korean (TTMIK) http://www.talktomeinkorean.com


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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. Each lesson begins with some example sentences, some explanations about the grammatical point, then some example sentences used in conversations, and then ends ...


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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 Korean wife can recite these, too, so they must not be random). **산토끼** 산토끼 토끼야 어디를 가느냐 깡총깡총 뛰면서 어디를 가느냐 산고개 고개를 나혼자 넘어서 토실토실 알밤을 주워 올테야 **닭** 귀여운 꼬마가 닭장에 가서 암탉을 ...


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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 South Korean. Here is a link to the translation for this poem https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Sowol


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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 that looks and opens like an app on your home screen) for one-touch access to the dictionary. Easy instructions for iOS, and Android. The only problem with ...


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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 website at www.topik.go.kr The TOPIK format changed starting from the 35th TOPIK. All the previous TOPIK questions are availabe, while the new format TOPIK ...


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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 have mixed reviews on Reddit Korean is https://www.howtostudykorean.com. However, the Unit 0 lessons on reading are available in German, so it might be worth a ...


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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 is targeting children, vocabularies and grammar are easy to understand. (Elementary school student level)


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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 now. It has served me well as I have progressed from beginner clear through a college degree in Korean. This book does an excellent job at helping you no matter ...


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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 these lessons, Korean language (and culture) are taught in an innovative,fun and unboring manner, and with the focus on teaching practical Korean (i.e. daily ...


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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) aspirated: ㄱ, ㄷ, ㅂ, ㅈ Not aspirated: ㄲ, ㄸ, ㅃ, ㅆ, ㅉ Note that Korean doesn't really phonemically contrast voicing, so it's not weird if a voiced consonant ...


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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 or using Spotlight. To use the Korean dictionary you need to activate it in the app's preferences: As you can see the app includes a Korean-English and a Korean-...


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I learned Korean exactly with this website at the first point. It actually don't really cover many grammars, at least not 99.99% as the writer quoted. It is definitely not the professional in terms of vocabularies and pronunciations. However, by learning through this site, you will be able to communicate in complete sentence more easily. Plus, since it ...


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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 shortage of errors and incorrect assumptions by the author which aren't always identified as the guesses that they are....so take it all with a grain of salt, ...


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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 basic language is "Chat to Learn Korean" by Eggbun: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=kr.eggbun.eggconvo There are also a lot of interactive ...


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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 things about Ajeic's Learn Korean Numbers, Fast! app, which gives romanized renderings alongside hangul. The romanization doesn't follow the usual standards (...


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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 Mac users, downloadable utility (the blog post does a good walk-through albeit in Korean) http://macnews.tistory.com/810 If anyone can provide resources that ...


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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 part has 2-3 grammar lessons. This isn't a strict grammar book, but a general textbook to learn Korean (meaning vocabulary too). I used these series of books+...


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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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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 active members. A good place for questions/discussions that don't fit on this site. There's also a chatroom there, but I haven't found that particularly useful.


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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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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 experienced...'


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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 in 15~ 20 years ago. But ever since pictures, clips, musics, drawings, and cartoons are all over on the internet, one-liner or pure text jokes never came back....


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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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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; there is also a 초급용 version (for beginners) and 학습자용 version (for learners). The expert version is the biggest, with over 2000 entries. It includes archaic ...


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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, though. It's also harder and more expensive to apply to the Korean language, where there are numerous particles and verb endings which obscure words' original ...


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