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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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Does howtostudykorean.com really do what it says?

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 ...
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Spelling : how can I remember if a consonant is placed as a final '받침' in a block (followed by a null), or as an initial on the next block?

/움지기다/ is written as '움직이다' because: "‘움직이다’는 시늉말 어근에 ‘-이다’가 붙어서 된 용언이다. 이때는 어원을 밝히어 적는다. 따라서 ‘움직이다’로만 적는다. 출처: 한글 맞춤법 4장 3절 24항" - Naver dictionary '움직이다' is a verb which is formed by attaching ...
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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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How can I use the weeks before starting a beginner’s Korean course?

Naturally, because the course starts from the basics, there's almost nothing you can do to directly learn the language that won't be likely to overlap with the course. It might be perfectly legitimate ...
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Spelling : how can I remember if a consonant is placed as a final '받침' in a block (followed by a null), or as an initial on the next block?

Some tips (?) I'm not confident enough to claim that these are legitimate tip, but they work for me so far. 움직이다 is the only word I initially thought was weird, because "직이" just didn't feel right ...
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How can I use the weeks before starting a beginner’s Korean course?

I recommend to try this way. Find Korean TV series you like. Watch with Korean subtitle. Study transcript and memorize them. Watch the video without subtitles over and over until you are totally ...
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Good resources to study colloquial speech

Dramas or sitcoms featuring conversations between young peers, a la "Friends", may be a good source. "내일 지구가 망해버렸으면 좋겠어" (So Not Worth It: https://www.netflix.com/title/81194153) ...
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Korean textbook with a more serious tone

This one may be more useful as reference book for Korean grammar. It has all the grammar you need for TOPIK 1 & 2. I find it really well explained, containing example sentences for in everyday ...
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What app do you prefer for flashcard use, pre-made?

Nowadays there are many options of flashcards apps for learning foreign languages. Some of the ones I´ve used for TOPIK are LingoDeer and Duolinguo. They both offer interesting sources of vocabulary ...
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How to learn how to make sentence

Firstly, just taking your question very literally - if you know some verbs, you already know how to make a Korean sentence, because a Korean sentence can be just a verb. Korean is a very 'contextual' ...
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