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What is a good online resource or app (Android,PC) to start learning Korean from the very beginning?
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DuoLingo announced their Korean course will be released Sept 7 (2017). (Direct link to Duolingo: https://www.duolingo.com/course/ko/en/Learn-Korean-Online)

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Maximum number of characters in a syllable block
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Old Hangul (옛한글) apparently allowed up to 9 jamo in a single block. I am not sure if this was "proper" use or abuse of Hangul at the time... I managed to find a reference to one of these "in the wild:"...

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When to pronounce as [dz] and [dʑ] in Korean ㅈ (IPA)?
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The difference is in voicing. If a sound is voiced, it means you can feel your voice box vibrate if you place your fingers there. /tɕ/ ㅈ is unvoiced. Always found at the beginning of a word, and ...

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How can I understand the three extremely similar sounds, like 기, 키, and 끼?
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Practicing "minimal pairs" will help you distinguish between similar sounds. Listen to random sound from 기, 키, and 끼. Guess which one it is. Compare correct answer to your guess. The feedback step ...

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What are the differences between 는 / 은 and 가 / 이?
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The difference between 는/은 and 가/이 finally clicked for me when it was explained in this video. Topic marker (는/은): indicates information that has been previously mentioned or is clear from context; ...

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How exactly is "ㄱ" pronounced/romanized?
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Romanization of ㄱ is ambiguous because its aspiration is closer to English 'k', but its voicing is closer to English 'g'. The official Romanization is 'g', but exceptions are made for certain names. ...

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Grammar/vocab to introduce a better alternative (sounds like 차다리 or 자다리)
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Found it: "차라리" It's very similar to 오히려, but I think 오히려 is more neutral in terms of nuance.

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Complete end-to-end reference guide
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KoreanClass101.com has a "grammar bank" (paywalled; check it out with a free 7-day trial): The Grammar Bank is a one-stop collection of detailed write-ups covering over one hundred Korean ...

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Word wrapping and line breaks in Korean
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There are two ways to wrap correctly, depending on formatting: Left aligned text (ragged edges): split only on spaces between words Justified text: split anywhere I'm not sure the origin of this ...

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Difference between words 부엌 and 주방
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When the National Korean Language Institute (국립국어원, the official government authority on Korean language) was asked this same question, they did not indicate any major difference between these two ...

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What wishes are said during the Korean New Year holiday/설날?
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새해 복 많이 받으세요! Literally, it means: "May you receive many fortunes in the New Year!" (Often you will see "행복" 복 written as 福, which is the Chinese character for fortune, happiness, or good luck. In ...

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Korean word for (presentation) slides
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The word I was looking for was "장표." Etymology: (according to native Korean speaker, the usage of 장표 has recently changed) 장표가 원래는 [그 사람] 말처럼 ledger 이긴 했어 근데 현대들어오면서 종이 두루마리에 여러장 엮어서 프리젠테이션 하는게 ...

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What does 착 mean when prefixed to a word?
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착신 means incoming call, 발신 means outgoing call, and 착발신 is a combination of the two words. 착 is not actually a prefix in this case. It is a Chinese character that means to attach. Therefore, if 신 (...

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How do you ask for someone's shoe size in Korean?
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The phrase I was looking for was just: "몇이에요?" The ㅊ was promoted to the next syllable, making it sound like there was another word there. I guess the object (mm) is implied from the context. Source:...

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Etymology of '가짜' and '진짜'
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'짜' is a pure Korean root word meaning "thing; person." Other words with '짜': 알짜 the best thing; the essence 공짜 a thing obtained without cost; free (of charge) 괴짜 eccentric person 퇴짜 rejection; ...

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Change in pronunciation from 한자 to 한자어
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Actually, the Chinese pronunciation has probably changed and the Korean pronunciation is much closer to the original Chinese pronunciation (albeit without tones). This is due to Korean culture's ...

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Websites and internet resources for learning Korean
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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 ...

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Websites and internet resources for learning Korean
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Learn to Read Korean in 15 Minutes Probably the quickest, easiest way to learn Hangul. Available for free. Here is a sample:

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Websites and internet resources for learning Korean
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HowToStudyKorean.com Over 120 free online lessons that starts you from the very beginning. Eventually covers 9000 of the most common Korean words and 99.9% of the grammar used in Korean conversation. ...

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The difference between 일 and 한 to mean "one"?
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It's complicated... sometimes you can even use both and it changes either the meaning or style of speech. The book Using Korean devotes an entire chapter (about 9 pages) to this topic. Read the full ...

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Are there any online tools available for entering Korean text?
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Naver SE converts any keyboard input into Korean as if you were typing on a standard Korean keyboard. No need to install anything. (Make sure to press the keyboard icon, first. Otherwise keyboard ...

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Are there any online tools available for entering Korean text?
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I noticed gmail added an IME. A quick search found Google Input Tools. It creates a draggable keyboard with different language layouts, including Korean. You can use the online version without ...

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Plain vs aspirated consonants (ㄱㄷㅂㅈ vs ㅋㅌㅍㅊ)
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Korean consonants are not always voiceless. You may be hearing the difference in the voicing of ㄱ as an aspiration? (Also, apparently the first syllable of Korean words have slightly higher pitch.) ...

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What are the biggest pronunciation / intonation features of English-speakers speaking Korean?
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"The prosodic patterns of Korean and English are fundamentally different." English speakers will fail to highlight the first syllable of words with a higher pitch. Instead, English speakers will ...

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