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Hi everyone, Korean alphabet is a bit hard for me. I need a little help from you. A site, a game... Whatever introduces more about Korean alphabet.
Any help is appreciated, Thanks :)
I used the multiple choice game on the following site to completely memorise all the hangeul characters within 60 minutes. I hadn't started learning hangeul or Korean at all before this:
I answered 100~300 questions in each mode (until I had been consistently getting every answer right for a while) before moving on to the next mode. I went though the modes in roughly the following order:
- vowels, 5 choices, hangul→roman
- vowels, 5 choices, roman→hangul
- basic set, 5 choices, hangul→roman
- basic set, 5 choices, roman→hangul
- full set, 5 choices, hangul→ roman
- full set, 5 choices, roman→hangul
In total I answered exactly 900 questions in those 60 minutes (which means a reasonably slow average of 4 seconds per question). Then I simply went to the "Hangul" page on wikipedia and spent about 30 minutes reading the most important parts about the rules for hangeul:
So I had spent only 90 minutes in total learning hangeul that day.
A few days later I happened to see a random comment written in Korean on a Youtube page. Even though I hadn't practised hangeul at all since that first day, I was still able to remember everything well enough to slowly read the entire sentence without needing to look up the symbols! (But I had no idea what any of the words meant as I hadn't started learning the language yet!)
I doubt this is a normal recommended method, but learning hangeul on that website using sheer trial-and-error + speed seems to have worked pretty well for me. It set me up well for starting the Korean course on Duolingo a few days later and not having to worry about hangeul too much at all. Hope this might help someone else too. ^^
You know, both of them are interesting languages :) But I think (without considering Kanji) Japanese is a bit easier. I love both of them equally :) what do you think?