Practical guide to creating a study plan

I started learning French a few months ago, on an ad-hoc basis. Mostly out of curiosity and enjoyment. After some time I realised I was spending time and energy each day into deciding what to learn rather than actually learning. So I decided to create a study plan. I never actually created any study plans … Continue reading Practical guide to creating a study plan

How to say “lets have a look if we have rice”

우리 쌀 있나 보자. 있나 functions like 있는지 and they can both be used in this context here, but 있나 has a better nuance of speculation. 있는지 is a factual way of saying whether there is (or not) and comes off stiff in this context. Some other sentences following this grammar pattern could be: Shall … Continue reading How to say “lets have a look if we have rice”

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

This post has been updated in my new website here. 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 … Continue reading -나/가 싶다, 다 싶다 – I was wondering if she got a boyfriend

Compilation of listening resources

Below is a compiled list of Korean listening resources I’ve personally used at some point and would endorse for listening practice. The first section is the easiest stuff as they are created for learners. The rest are authentic material. As much as possible I've tried to include content that has subtitles, preferably in English and Korean. … Continue reading Compilation of listening resources

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