Was trying to write about sound symbolism and managed to learn more about Japanese and Korean sound symbolism. It’s my first time learning about the Korean sound symbolism and there’s so much to learn! Hmm I should make my way to the library to get more information about Korean sound symbolism so that I can write an interesting paper about it.
Speaking of sound, I wanted to share stuff ~
I bought まいにちハングル講座 when I was in Tokyo and like it for the fact that it has Japanese on one page and Korean on the other. Since I didn’t get the CD that accompanies it, I had to go online to find the audio. I just wanted to share that I find the audio helpful. It’s good for those who know Japanese n want to learn Korean. The person who does most of the audio is a Japanese, 阪堂千津子さん先生 and she breaks down the sentence into parts n pronounce the words slowly. I find this really helpful since I find pronunciation the toughest. I only realized this when I was in Korea and my Korean friend kept correcting me when I was trying to pronounce the Korean words. I figured it must be some English, Chinese or even Japanese part of me that’s just not getting the pronunciation correctly.Therefore, right now I’m trying to work at ridding my “off” and weird pronunciation.
Anyway, as I was saying the 先生 breaks down the words into parts n pronounce them slowly. I find this great as I can listen to it and repeat after the 先生. (The only downside to this audio is that it’s on streaming so there is no way to download it and it takes a long time for the audio to load.)
The reason why I love the presentation of the audio is, I was exposed to Yunho’s (from TVXQ) way of teaching Korean some time back and thought that such method works for me. I like it when I can repeat after a person.
In case you are interested at how Yunho teaches Korean, do check out the video below:
What you see here are simple phrases. It’s probably good for those who are starting out learning Korean. Kekeke~ I figured Yunho’s quite a good teacher (heehee~ I’m biased cos I’m a fan ~ haahaa~covering my face as I say this).
Anyway, if you like watching celebrities through youtube videos, there are a lot out there that you can refer to.
How I do it~ since I like to use Japanese to learn Korean, I usually type the keywords I’m interested in into the search field when I’m at the youtube page. For example, I’ll type 東方神気 日本語字幕つき (which means TVXQ with Japanese subtitles) into the search fields. I prefer interviews and talk shows since I find that I can learn more from that. On top of that, Korean interviews n talk shows are extremely entertaining.
I do find interviews n talk shows tough since the hosts tend to talk REALLY fast but this is a good way to get accustomed to the normal speed of Korean speech. Anyway, yes, use search terms in the language you are comfortable in, and type the search terms you are interested in, together with the words, … (whatever language) subtitles. And tada~ u probably should get what u are after n be able to watch the video n learn the language.
I’ve included a personal favorite of TVXQ talking to 2 Korean DJs. I personally find that this is one of the most hilarious interviews I’ve EVER seen in Korean.
The DJs are really amazing and really funny. Seriously it’s SO funny that I find it difficult to focus to learn the Korean. Wahahaha~It’s good to watch something you like so you can enjoy the process of learning the language.
So much about my recommendations, hope I didn’t bore you with the fangirling~ kekeke~ Well, do you think that you can learn a language through watching youtube?