Grammar – This looks, sounds, tastes, smells, feels strange

The grammar 아/어보이다 only applies to how something 'looks'. Have you ever wanted to say "this sounds X" or "this smells Y" but couldn't figure out how to say it? Taking the adjective 'strange' for example, in English we have the same grammar for it looks strange, it sounds strange, it feels strange, it smells … Continue reading Grammar – This looks, sounds, tastes, smells, feels strange

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Compilation of reading resources

Below is a compiled list of Korean 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 … 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