2 In Korean learning journey (:

구두점: Punctuation


So… after 8 years of learning Korean, I just learnt what 구두점 is – punctuation mark.

Language learning is funny that way.

I can tell you what an autopsy is in Korean (부검) – thanks to all those crime thrillers I’ve watched – and I know what an 암행 어사 (royal secret investigator in ancient times) is but sometimes I end up stumbling at the seemingly simplest things.

I don’t quite remember offhand what a hole puncher is in Korean (okay, it’s just 펀처 LOL) and what you call a pillow for example.

This is also precisely the reason why reading widely is so important in language learning. But having said that, we all have our own preferences. So it’s not unusual that our word bank is rather skewed.

I’m having a lot of fun learning all the Korean linguistic terms in Korean. 😀 😀 Sometimes I think I’m crazy but I really like it so damn much. -.-

I’m currently reading about Middle Korean (중세 한국어) – probably the only chapter in the book where I’m like ?! half the time. hahaha. But still so interesting! All those Hangeul symbols are no longer in use.

I really can’t tear myself away from Korean ><



메리 크리스마스 에브리바디! ㅋㅋㅋ

I have absolutely no plans today (what’s new) so I’ll probably just roll around at home, doing all the things I like.

So it’s no surprise that I’m starting the day with my current favourite book 외국어로서의 한국어교육학 개론 and a great playlist! On most days I’m pretty much over Hallyu and K-pop, so it’s always Mandopop playing! (: Bought a Hu Ge album off iTunes yesterday so I’m going to put it on repeat mode. 胡歌’s voice is ♥♥♥♥♥♥.

Hope everyone is having a great Christmas so far!! (:

[might update again if I’ve any thoughts or ramblings to add on later on]

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  • Reply
    Hor Xinrong
    26 December, 2015 at 11:32 PM

    I can totally understand about the skewed vocabulary. Most of the words I know come from 사극. When I see 암행어사, I know it’s 暗行御史. I once borrowed a book on Middle Korean from the Korean language school. Didn’t understand totally but seems like Middle Korean was tonal. You can take a look at the epic《龍飛御天歌》(용비어천가). Recently there’s a serial drama inspired by it.

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    Hor Xinrong
    26 December, 2015 at 11:35 PM

    Sorry, it’s 暗行御使.

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