learning the Duolingo Korean vocabulary
I've really been enjoying the Korean course, but I'm having a hard time remembering the vocabulary as I go. For other languages I've studied on Duolingo, I've used TinyCards or Memrise to help me learn the words, but there are no Duolingo Korean decks on either site yet. I don't have the time to make these decks myself. Any ideas for remembering the vocabulary more efficiently?
I've used TinyCards or Memrise to help me learn the words, but there are no Duolingo Korean decks on either site yet.
Memrise has an official Korean course:
I would suggest trying it out!
Any ideas for remembering the vocabulary more efficiently?
I like to write down the vocabulary I learn for certain languages. Writing will help you keep the vocabulary in your memory.
Speaking, basically. If you go shopping for example, see how many things you can translate to Korean. I also recommend memrise for vocabulary, but I make my own word lists.
However I got to a point later on where too many of the words sounded similar. That's when I started learning Hanja. Extremely useful after a year or two of studying Korean.
Totally agree about Hanja. After you've progressed to a certain point, it's very helpful to know WHY a word means something. Knowing the Hanja base tells you why. Plus, you can really pick up new vocabulary incredibly fast. That's why the 일본 학생 and the 재일교포 in my classes at Sogang could hear a new word and immediately figure out what it meant, while I had to just memorize it - because they knew the 한자 base.
Plus, sometime it's funny. For example, take the following sentence: 대장은 지금 직장에서 나오고 있어요.
Using one set of 한자 meanings, that translates to: The four-star General is coming out of the workplace.
Using a different set of 한자 meanings, that sentence translates to: My large intestine is coming out of my rectum.
TinyCards has now a Korean deck: https://tinycards.duolingo.com/decks/3DWSmoRi/korean-vocabulary-duolingo-part-1
As I'm just at the beginning, I didn't used it until now, but I hope it's helpful for more advanced learners.