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Recommend a Korean Dictionary, Websites, and Flashcard software!

Greetings all.

So I've been attempting to learn Korean recently and there are three things I'm interested in that I feel would be helpful to me. If you're aware of any good resources, feel free to share them for the benefit of me and others who are learning. Here's what I'm looking for:

  1. An online Korean dictionary. Of course you should be able to search it with Hangul, but I'm especially interested in a reference that gives examples of the words in context in addition to the definitions, as well as including slang and colloquialisms. I'm using WordReference at the moment, but I'm not sure if there's one specifically for Korean.

  2. I'm looking for a flashcard program to help me study some sentences. Right now I'm using Mnemosyne, but I'd like a program that allows me to store notes in the program in some capacity in addition to the flashcards. For example, if I get a flashcard with a past tense conjugation, I'd like to be able to include a link to a note that explains the past tense.

  3. What Korean websites are you aware of that I could visit? Of course, a great way to practice Korean is to go and try to read and listen to stuff in Korean, so knowing some websites would help. I'm not looking for websites that teach Korean here, but rather just regular Korean sites that I can check out to test my skills.

I look forward to your recommendations!

Cheers!

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/psionpete
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A very good flash card program is Anki at www.ankisrs.net and it is free. You can create your own decks of cards but there are plenty which others have already written and made available. There are Korean decks available but I cannot say how good they are as I do not know the language.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/writerjisung

Have you thought about using/reading things on Korean search engines? naver.com, daum.net, nate.com are a few that I can think of. ^^ Just try reading a news article or something like that to help your reading!

A Korean dictionary I like to use is Naver, and that is found here! http://dic.naver.com/ I don't use it that much(at least not for now), but many other Korean learners say they like it. ^^

4 years ago

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Anki is the best flashcard program there is, in my opinion. I've been using it for years now. Aside from the desktop version, there also is a free android app.

4 years ago

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  1. naver.com has a really good online dictionary, but zkorean.com is good as well^^

2.I don't use flashacards on my computer (I usually make them myself^^) but I did use an app for my mobile called "vokabel trainer" (I think the name of the english version was something like "vocab trainer"). Byki was good as well (for PC) as far as I can remember.

  1. I really like gulnara.net (maybe not that good for real beginners though, but it's worth a try! :) ) I can't really think of a site to really practise your korean except for maybe lang8.com, though :(
4 years ago

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http://www.topik.go.kr/

This is the website for the "official" Korean language test.

If you click on "정보 마당" and then "기출문제 다운로드", then you can download all the materials for the previous Korean tests (basic, intermediate, advanced).

This includes reading, listening, grammar, vocabulary, and writing. It's a very helpful resource.

4 years ago