Questions for Class #24

Hey,

In today’s class, we learned how to repeat statements and questions. At first, this might seem like kind of a strange thing to be learning, but the reason for it is that it is just a super common style of speech in Korean. And along with that, with this being the last class of level #2, it’s a great way to review everything we’ve learned up to this point.

So if you have any questions, just reply to this post down below and ask your question.

Also, this being the last class of level 2, if you’d like to just share your thoughts on level 2, and the entire class so far in general, that’d be great as well!

Cheers,

Rob…

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  1. Shavonne

    Thank you so much for these classes! I am really confident in my reading and writing, i just need a little more practice on conversational korean. Thank you so much for all your hard work and providing these classes to everyone!


  2. Regan

    Rob, ( and Pete as well ) You guys are champions, thanks rob so much for these classes, it’s the best starting point anyone could have, it’s cheap online and so easy to follow. You’ve done an absolute service for foreigners learning Korean, and I recommend you to anyone when I hear they are trying to learn. Keep up the good work and I’ll remember you as my mentor for along time!


  3. Thomas Welch

    Thank you Rob,

    Like the way you teach.

    Lots of vocabulary … by my count I’m at 1193 words through Lesson 20. Not 1193 words in the vocabulary per se, but you sprinkle new words throughout each lesson … keeps it interesting.

    The way you present sentence structure in the “Reading” segment is simple and easy to follow. Plus, my wife assures me you are spot on.

    Wish I could say that I recall words I need straight from memory. I can most of the time, but not always. Get’s a little frustrating … with myself … not you. But, I remind myself that I’ve only been taking the class since April, this year.

    Some forty years ago, when I was studying Thai at the Defense Language Institute, I learned that knowing “why” something is said a certain way in a foreign language, is not necessary for the learning process … because the “way” it is said is not going to change. I try to keep that always in mind, and I appreciate your not wasting time with “why” explanations.

    The question I have now is “where’s the next lesson”?

    By the way, I have made flashcards for all your vocabulary words, plus. That’s at http://www.flashcardmachine.com/my-flashcards/ and then searching “welch6980″. This is an ongoing project of mine … at age 66 I have to keep the brain cells active.

    Thanks Rob, for your help.


  4. Thomas Welch

    Rob,

    Please explain the difference of, and usage, between “했는데” and “하지만”?

    Thanks


  5. Thomas Welch

    Rob,

    All of the following express being sorry about something.

    - 죄송합니다
    - 해서 죄송
    - 해서 죄송
    - 를 끼쳐 죄송
    - 해서 죄송합니다

    죄송합니다 is used to express sorrow about something one’s self did as “I’m sorry I did that.”

    The rest

    - 해서 죄송
    - 해서 죄송
    - 를 끼쳐 죄송
    - 해서 죄송합니다

    are used to express sorrow (perhaps commiseration is a better word) for some event that oneself did not cause or contributed to. Can you explain what each one is used for? I mean it must make a difference, otherwise there would not be four different
    phrases.

    Thank you


  6. Sandra

    By taking this course I have learned so much. I really recommend it!! The course is easy to follow. You will learn Korean quickly and get a good understanding of the Korean language.

    I have to admit that because of being a full time student (exams!!) I did not have a lot of time I could dedicate to studying Korean…the second part of the course I studied in two weeks(hard work!) Because of lack of time, I mainly focused on understanding how the Korean language works and understanding the sentence structure, the levels of congregation… instead of memorizing singular words and phrases.

    Than I got on the plane to Korea, and now I am living and studying in Korea at Sogang University. Though, I had not memorized a lot of vocab I found so much comfort in just recognizing the sentence structure, the verbs, level of politeness… The language was familiar to me! =]

    I have been living here one week now- and because I have such a good understanding of the language my vocabulary develop really fast!So, because of this course conquering the Korean language does not seem impossible! =D I can do it!

    Thanks Rob =]


  7. Lindsy

    Rob, thank you so much for these classes. My Korean has definitely improved, which I’m really happy about. When I visited Korea not too long ago and today, I was able to use some Korean and people were able to understand me. I think being able to take notes and following the worksheets together helped me to memorize and understand the language. I also liked how you incorporated the culture into the some of the classes as well. I still have to work on conversing in Korean, and I have to make sure to practice reading and writing it so I won’t forget it. I want to thank you again for making it possible to learn Korean. It was a fun experience.