Before getting into the main topic of this post, I simply have to share this pic of the delicious and super filling quinoa & sweet potato salad I had at the Diner this morning.
Looks delicious, right? Anyways, moving on to the Korean learning part of this post. “What is my Korean name?” is probably a question that every Korean learner will have, myself included. Luckily for me, Korean names work similarly to Chinese names, therefore the process is pretty straightforward. Basically, I just have to find the corresponding hangeul pronunciation to the Chinese characters of my name, which can be easily done with Naver dictionary or similar websites. Not that I found out my Korean name this way, though.
A few weeks ago in Korean class, the teacher started writing a bunch of words on the whiteboard. At first I was a teeny bit nervous because I thought that she was writing new vocab words for us to memorize. Turns out she was writing out everyones’ Korean name, what a relief!
On a similar note, last Saturday we learned how to introduce ourselves in Korean. And we also had to introduce ourselves in front of the entire class, which made me kind of nervous, but it was definitely a great learning experience. One of the main reasons I decided to sign up for Korean classes was to work on my spoken Korean, so I should really make the best of every opportunity I get.
On the self-studying side of things, I’m working on level 5 of ttmik as well as a vocabulary book geared towards topik 1. I realized that I put way too much focus on grammar and not enough on learning new vocabulary before, so yeah.
Here’s to being able to at least understand everyday conversations in Korean someday!