든지 – If you hate work, then quit or something

I try not to write about topics that have been covered to death already on the internet, but I feel like the way this is taught through available resources on the internet is very 'textbooky'. By textbooky I mean it feels difficult to actually take those examples and apply in real life situations. And as … Continue reading 든지 – If you hate work, then quit or something

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Compilation of reading resources

Below is a compiled list of reading resources I've personally used at some point and would endorse for reading practice. I've sorted it by category and more loosely by ascending difficulty. At lower levels you will be limited to resources created specifically for learners. Which means content from TTMIK, Howtostudykorean and Koreanclass101 will form an important … Continue reading Compilation of reading resources

Advanced quotation expressions, part 1

Advanced quotation expressions are formed by combining the usual quotation expressions with other grammar principles such as -는데, -면, -면서, -니까 I'm going to cover two quotation forms. -는/ㄴ다고 and -(으)라고, and for the purpose of demonstration I will use the 하다 verb. At the end I'll show the conjugation rules for verbs with 받침 … Continue reading Advanced quotation expressions, part 1

My learning journey, and a comprehensive list of resources I used along the way

I’ve been studying Korean since 2015 and I’ve tried many different resources, felt many things about my progress including frustration, accomplishment, satisfaction, anger, etc. I’ve wondered many times along the way how did other people go about their learning journey. Did other people go through the same things as I did? How did other people … Continue reading My learning journey, and a comprehensive list of resources I used along the way

-는지: He walked past me as if he did not recognise me

This post will talk about a more advanced use of the 은/는지 grammar. Before that, a quick refresher on the basic usage (or the usage generally introduced in textbooks): 저 사람 누구인지 알아요? - Do you know who that person is? 뭘 하고 싶은지 말해요 - Tell me what you want to do 내가 너를 … Continue reading -는지: He walked past me as if he did not recognise me