3 In Korean learning journey (:

[Reading Practice] A good way to learn!

Been so lazy busy these days, I haven’t been recording anything.

I used to have the incorrect impression that once I learn all the Korean alphabet and the rules for sound changes, I’ll be pronouncing everything correctly. It’s like you know what differences there are for ㅈ, ㅉ, ㅊ and you can hear the differences. But when I say them, I don’t differentiate them sometimes.

A useful method that I’m starting to employ is to make recordings of my speech and play back. Listen carefully to what you are saying and find out what kind of mistakes you are making! I like to read chunks off textbooks, and then compare myself to the recording on the CD.

Here’s the recording for 연세 한국어 6 제 6과 1항 대화.

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(pop up player, don’t have to download or anything^^)

Heh can you spot my mistakes? One obvious one is that I pronounced 정도 as 청도. ㅠㅠIt’s hard to self study sometimes, since there will be no one around to correct you.

If you spot other mistakes, please let me know! ^^ hahaha I realised that the audio is a little soft. I was trying to imitate the male speakers, so my voice was a little too low.

I lack emotions and intonation too. O.o

This post sorts of tie in with the previous one on active listening. Don’t just listen to others’ speech, you have to listen to your own in order to improve~ 😀

Trying to find a good place to upload all the audio files and create playlists. mmm. any good recommendations? ^^

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  • Reply
    17 October, 2010 at 8:23 PM

    솔마트에서 소설을 샀잖아요.. 어떤 소설을 샀어요?
    그냥 궁금해서 물었어요.
    저는 솔마트에 갔는데 선정은 벌로 없고 재미있는 책도 없는 가봐요.. =/
    좀 알려 주세요…

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      18 October, 2010 at 7:35 PM

      ㅋㅋ 그 때 빅뱅의 소설을 샀어요 ^^

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    18 October, 2010 at 10:22 PM

    아~ ㅎㅎㅎ… 그렇구나. 그럼 제가 지마켓에서 사 볼게요.

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