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[Korean Resource] NHN 웹소설 web novels

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More free Korean reading materials = Happy Shanna

Has anyone noticed a brand new Korean resource in Naver? 😀 Asides from its popular webtoons, NHN has launched the web novel section in early 2013! 😀 I have too much reading material on hand (looks at the stack of novels) to seriously considering adding more to it, but this will be a great (and free) resource for those who are looking into starting their first Korean novel!

The section has a decent (and growing) collection of web novels, and they are usually genre novels such as Romance, SF and fantasy and action! I haven’t read a fantasy novel in Korean, so I’m looking forward to trying one out!

I haven’t read anything from the section, so I can’t exactly give a review / recommendation. Had a quick glance and I will say that the novels aren’t terribly difficult. (I may not be a good judge anymore :P) Should be of a decent level to start out! In any case, I always stand by the idea that you will never be ready until you start, so just pick something and try to read it!

Personally I’m eyeing the following:

광해의 여인

Besides being an awesome resource for us Korean learners, it is a good place for new writers to showcase their work too! ^^ Love the idea 😀

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21 Comments

  • Reply
    alodia
    16 February, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    Awesome! I know NHN have some free novels as android apps but this web version is just awesome! Thanks for sharing!!!

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      hangukdrama
      17 February, 2013 at 11:43 PM

      XD

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    Keisha
    16 February, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    There’s no such thing as too many reading materials! Well… technically if there’s stacks of stuff, there kinda is, but we’d never admit to that and would just keep finding more wonderful things. 😀

    By the way, would you happen to have any idea on how to print out these with the uh… the little picture thing at the side that lets you know what character is talking? XD I’m printing them out so I can translate and read and take lots of notes, but oi dale… The darn character icons won’t print with it. ;A;

    I knew there were the webtoons, but didn’t know about these webnovels. o.o It’s like another language resource goldmine. XD Thanks! 😀

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      hangukdrama
      17 February, 2013 at 11:44 PM

      hehe definitely!

      Mmmm not too sure, haven’t tried printing them out. Perhaps you can save it as a pdf file first instead of printing it directly?

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        Keisha
        18 February, 2013 at 6:34 AM

        Tried it the Google Chrome “Save As PDF” through the print menu way, but no gold. Not even silver. ;A; I think I’m gonna screen cap and crop it instead.

        Hopefully this gold mine of reading material will give me a challenge to work with so I pay more attention to Korean. My Japanese is still trying to conquer it. >.> It’s like I pay more attention to whatever challenges me most. XD

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    Koyami
    16 February, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    This looks like a fantastic resource. I don’t have any korean books so I’ve been reading wikipedia articles for study. Thanks for sharing!

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      hangukdrama
      17 February, 2013 at 11:43 PM

      😀

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      alodia
      19 February, 2013 at 12:05 AM

      Ctrl+P and Save as PDF worked fine for me on my Google chrome.

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    Medallion
    17 February, 2013 at 12:53 AM

    Hi 🙂 I’m starting the novel that you linked to! 😀 What dictionary resource do you most often use when reading and then coming across words you don’t know? Naver? Google Translate?

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      hangukdrama
      17 February, 2013 at 11:43 PM

      Naver ^^ I will never touch Google translate for Korean

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    Medallion
    17 February, 2013 at 12:56 AM

    Hmm…what does 광해의 연인 mean? The first word refers to pollution, I think, and the second to love or a couple?

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      hangukdrama
      17 February, 2013 at 11:42 PM

      I haven’t read the story but I believe they are talking about King Gwanghae from the Joseon Dynasty! There’s a recent box office hit movie made too, which is about the king. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwanghae

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    은찬
    18 February, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    안녕하세요. 매일 샤나씨 블로그를 구독하던 사람입니다.
    와.. 웹소설을 아시네요. 역시 샤나씨의 공부방법은 대단하십니다!
    아, 저도 웹소설에서 글을 쓰고 있는데요. 음, 프로는 아니고 아마추어들의 공간인 챌린지 리그라는 곳에서 쓰고있습니다. 언제한번 시간되시면 읽어봐 주시면 감사하겠습니다! 제 필명은 ‘은방울’이에요.
    앞으로 블로그 재미있게 구독할게요!

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      hangukdrama
      18 February, 2013 at 10:51 AM

      안녕하세요!! 블로그를 읽어 주셔서 감사합니다.
      우와~ 꼭 한번 읽어 볼게요 😀 왠지 글을 쓰는 사람들 멋진다고 생각해요!
      앞으로도 계속 작품을 올려주세요. ^^

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    Lan
    18 February, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    Thank you very much!!!! It is very interesting!!! This web even has small icons of the characters before the sentences of the conversation!

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      hangukdrama
      19 February, 2013 at 10:35 AM

      yes i find that super cute!!!

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    skrwitch
    19 February, 2013 at 1:09 AM

    Thanks so much! I never knew about web novels.

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      hangukdrama
      19 February, 2013 at 10:34 AM

      😀

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    Van
    19 February, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    Wow great!! Thanks again for more resources 😀 I gotta check these out after exams!

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    iffah
    28 April, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    They look promising ,hope someone starts to translate them like webtoons.

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