Korean Beginners Guide
This guide was written for Korean Beginners that don’t know where to start learning the Korean language. Korean is spoken by an estimated seventy-five million people in North and South Korea, and the importance of the Korean language is steadily growing all over the world. Although most speakers of Korean live on the Korean Peninsula and its adjacent islands, more than three million are scattered throughout the world on every continent.
The most important thing you need to have before you start learning Korean. You need to have a reason to learn Korean. To keep you properly motivated towards your goal of becoming fluent with Korean. Motivation to learn will be your biggest challenge to determine if you’ll be successful or not. So focus on a reason to keep you interest and motivation for the long haul.
Familiarizes Yourself with the Korean Alphabet And Korean Numbers
Learning to read the Korean Alphabet should be the first stop for Korean beginners. Korean has personally my favorite alphabet to learn because of it’s unique structuring and style of writing. Korean Alphabet has 35 character overall with 10 vowels, 14 constants, and 11 Dipthongs(Complex vowels made up of regular vowels). Korean has two numbers systems(Sino and Native) that are used for different things. Further information about both the Korean Alphabet and Korean Numbers linked below
Korean Vocabulary and Korean Phrases
The logical next step for Korean beginners after learning the Korean Alphabet would be to start developing your Korean vocabulary with Korean words and phrases. I put together two posts of Korean vocabulary and one post of Korean phrases for Korean beginners to start building their knowledge of Korean Words and Phrases.
The Korean grammar rules you must follow and understand to properly speak the Korean language. Korean Sentence follows the pattern of Subject + Object + Verb but politeness and respect to seniority also plays a important part of the Korean language and culture. Korean Nouns do not have a Gender. Korean Nouns can be made plural by adding “들” to the end of the word. Korean Verbs rely on several factors such as tense, aspect, mood, and the social relation to the people you are referring and speaking to. More information about Korean grammar can be found below.
Consider Using a Language Learning Program
If your really serious about learning Korean and want to maximize your time then you should consider using an Korean language course to further aide you in your quest to learn Korean. There are several great programs out there that deliver a great language learning experience. The advantages of a language learning program is the organization and having a next step already lined up. Most break down the lessons into 30 minute intervals that can fit into any type of schedule. Flexibly to retry a lesson to make sure you understand what you are learning and give you confidence in succeeding. Examples of great Korean language programs can be found below.