I’m at the stage where I can understand novels but there’s still quite a number of unfamiliar words. So these days I’m super torn between two choices: Should I just read through and skip the unfamiliar words and come back to it later? Should I read it slowly, using the dictionary as I go and writing down the vocabulary in my notebook?
It’s not like I can’t understand the story without checking the dictionary. I can, just that I’ll have to skip some of the extra description and minor details at times.
But there’s a nagging feeling in me that I should aim to understand EVERY SINGLE WORD and hence I’ll check the dictionary.
But a good book makes me want to read on and find out more, instead of checking the dictionary every now and then.
This is totally how I feel about reading Jeon Woo Chi right now. 😀 😀 I think it’s gonna be my favorite novel, although it’s not like I read many Korean novels. I think I may like it a little more compared to 우행시. The writing styles are completely different, but I really enjoy Jeon Woo Chi’s small descriptions of each character, their movements etc. I feel like I can picture the scene in my mind. 😀
And I love the language.
‘허허 이놈아. 설마가 사람 잡는다는 말도 못 들어보았느냐? 잔말하지 말고 나를 한번 잡아 보거라’
I usually (never) don’t count, but today I learnt around 50 new vocabulary so far! hahaha. So random.