https://www.duolingo.com/E.T.s_Son

So I Switched My Phone's Language To Korean

DEAR GOD WHAT HAVE I DONE! LMAO

To fully immerse myself in the language it was a logical decision but OMG...my heart rate increased astronomically once I saw everything in Korean. I have to translate everything on my phone now. The benefit to this is I'm pretty much forcing myself to learn new words. The con to this is, I use my phone's MAPS app to drive home and I'm going home for Christmas and I'm definitely going to get lost with it being in Korean. LMAO I probably should leave as soon as possible to make up for me not understanding it telling me to turn left. =D

How do you immerse yourself while learning Korean?

December 14, 2017

14 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward

I switched my phone to Spanish once, and I had a friend watching Google navigate and telling me where to go. It's not that hard, you can see a left turn coming up, and the street names. But the Spanish word for feet is "pies" so if there's a right turn in 500 feet, it would display "500 pies".

My friend said "Five hundred PIES??? I LOVE your phone!!!" (like the dessert)

December 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/E.T.s_Son

lmao. if i was in the car i would have died from laughter!

December 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Arianna488735

that would have been too hilarious if I was in that situation

December 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/I_AM_INFIRES

XD thats funny

November 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/I_AM_INFIRES

OMGOODNESS! I did the same thing, but in spanish! It honestly helps in Korean if you know the alphabet and what the original text was before. That's what I would do... Some ways I would immerse myself in a language is to speak to others in that language, and it helps. I do that to my mom in spanish, even though she doesn't understand, but it helps you realise what words you need/want to know, and it's fun to use them! I hoped that helped!

November 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/B0BB1E_CJ

great but I don't think that I could do thet

December 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/E.T.s_Son

I did it with Spanish and became use to it because Korean is a different beast because its a whole new language system! Not even the same symbols so I really have to read it lol

December 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Platypus94

Korean is so difficult, I have a Korean friend and when she speaks it, it's like an alien language. I'm trying to learn it so I can speak to her in her own language!

December 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/nwwsl

If you don't know it, it is literally alien. Haha

December 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Aliyah358451

I couldn't imagine that! I like watching Kpop and Kdramas but I need subtitles otherwise it makes no sense. That's a brave move! Good luck!

December 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TinkerNate

I have switched my phone to Spanish and it works really well for me. I think you have to get to a certain level of fluency before you can immerse yourself in such an intense way.

December 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AndreasW17

I changed my Facebook into Korean after a couple weeks of learning.

January 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/sisi224

I just put my phone in Korean for my 3 year Korean Anniversary. I felt like I was ready so I just did it. Just make sure you're very familiar with the language, then it won't be a big problem :)

January 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/elliotmceachran

If you're at the level where you can change your phone, do you mind if I reply in Korean? I thought it might be good writing practice for me and good reading practice for you.

참 좋은 생각입니다. 또 다른 아이디어가 뭐나면 구글 계정을 한국어로 바꾸는 겁니다. 구글 계정은 다른 서비스와 연결되어 있기 때문에 예를들면 메일을 확인할 때 여분의 노력없이 읽기 연습을 할 수 있어요. 어디가든 어떤 기계를 사용하든 어떤 웹사이트에 들어가든 똑같은 단어를 결국 보게 되실 겁니다. 그리고 저는 방금 또 다른 생각이 났다. 몇년 뒤에 핸드폰 기본 언어를 모국어로 다시 변경해 보세요. 저는 10년 이상 저의 컴퓨터와 핸드폰을 한국어로 사용해 왔거든요. 어느날 그냥 궁금해서 언어를 영어로 다시 바꿔봤는데 역문화 충격과 같더라고요.

February 22, 2019
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