-나/가 싶다, 다 싶다 – I was wondering if she got a boyfriend

The form 싶다 is most common seen in the -고 싶다 structure, to mean want to. However here 싶다 mean completely different things. -나/가 and 다 싶다 is a grammar pattern to convey the speakers thoughts and sometimes contains a slight speculative nuance. It is similar to the English expression "I was thinking that".  For … Continue reading -나/가 싶다, 다 싶다 – I was wondering if she got a boyfriend

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Counting in Korean: Beyond the basics. Part 2

This lesson assumes you can count in both pure Korean and in Sino Korean numbers. Pure Korean being 하나 둘 셋 and Sino Korean being 일 이 삼. The first part of the lesson introduced when to use each system and then an overview of counting duration. This second part of the counting lesson will teach … Continue reading Counting in Korean: Beyond the basics. Part 2

Output learning and why it is critical

When it comes to language learning input is king. That's obvious. But having looked around on various study routines and guide online, it seemed to me that the importance of output is underappreciated. Roughly estimating you would only spend about 10% of your time output learning. If you're learning Korean in some sort of institution … Continue reading Output learning and why it is critical