3 In Korean learning journey (:/ 재밌는 한국어 (korean terms)

재밌는 속담

There’s so much you can tell about a culture from the idioms of its language. I love Korean idioms but it may be due to my biasness towards Korean. I have never been bothered much about English and Chinese idioms. I’ve been absorbing idioms for the past hour and let me share some of my favorite ones

  • 가재는 게 편이다 – The crayfish sides with the crab
  • 가루는 칠수록 고와지고 말은 할수록 거칠어진다 – Powder gets finer the more you grind it, words get coarser the more you say

So much wisdom in those words. 😀

I’ve received my books from G-market!!! Photos will be up soon 😀 😀 I smartly ordered the wrong thing. More on that next time. So now I end up owning a very very challenging and tough read that I doubt Koreans themselves will be interested in. >,<

Do enjoy the remaining days of 2010 and hopefully 2011 will be an even better year! ^^

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    29 December, 2010 at 4:15 AM

    I recently bought a couple of Korean books over the internet that I thought would be textbooks but are much more like workbooks. That would be okay if the books had complete answer keys, but they don’t. So I guess to make the best of the situation I’ll just do the exercises where I can check my answers. I hate it when web sites don’t have a “search inside the book” function.

    Wishing you a very happy 2011!

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      29 December, 2010 at 9:41 AM

      I know what you mean. I like to flip through a book before deciding to purchase it. Hope 2011 will be an even better year for you and your family ^^

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    1 January, 2011 at 12:32 AM

    i just bought a book (How Koreans Talk) from Gmarket too! i have this thing for 속담, they are the Korean equivalent of Chinese 成語/俗語! You get to learn vocab + culture at the same time!

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