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I made an English/Korean video with my language exchange partner who lives in Seoul...

This can help you learn sports... https://youtu.be/RgSIVbw9JJk I will be making more with her soon.

January 24, 2018



This video is good for even native speakers as it touches something that even the native speakers often get confused! lol



이에요 vs 예요

예요 = abridged version of 이에요

태권도예요 (O)

태권도에요 (X)


‘뵈어요/봬요 is also something even native speakers often get confused.

내일 뵈어요 = 내일 봬요 = See you tomorrow (polite form) = À demain ! (in French)

봬요 = abridged version of 뵈어요

내일 뵙겠습니다 (O) (Slightly more formal, polite form of 내일 뵈어요 / 내일 봬요)

내일 봽겠습니다 (X) 내일 뵈요 (X) (Yet many native speakers make this mistake. lol)


If abridged forms are confusing, no need to use as original forms are perfectly OK, common.

P.S: A lingot for you! ;)


De nada, mi amigo! Adios! :D

P.S: Quick Q - Do know for sure sign languages are not uniform at all across the globe. Has anyone proposed having one common sign language for all? If such is possible, it will give deaf people a significant strategic advantage, I think. ;p What are practical challenges preventing such from happening? Am just curious.


Well, most sign languages are common, mostly because it's all based off of similar ideas and images. Here's a video with KSL (Korean Sign Language) and ASL side by side, if you'd like to see :)


ASL is mostly based off of French Sign Language, because someone from France came to America and taught it :) There is such a thing as an international sign language, but few people use it.


That's a video about international sign that I like. That video has captions :)


omg! I love this! :D

Guess ASL modified a bit from the French. KSL seems to have modified a bit from ASL to have a few local elements to make the learning easier.

Int'l sign language seems a fantastic idea but I guess now the 21st century tech can do a better job of aiding the people with hearing disabilities just like this TV commercial or even better! ;D





Yes, ASL is rooted in French sign language. It has very little to do with British sign language. One note, culturally Deaf people in the United States typically don't see hearing loss as a disability. I'm not sure about culturally Deaf people in Korea, but here in the U.S., in general, calling a culturally Deaf person "hearing impaired" can be considered offensive. To learn more about ASL you can watch www.lifeprint.com. Have fun : )


Sorry for the long comment, I could talk about sign language for days


Still, think international sign language is a great idea. Hope someone, some school or some organization take this initiative and make it more promotable soon. I mean while I looked at the comparison video of ASL & KSL, some elements are more intuitive in the ASL than KSL and for other elements, KSL makes more sense. ex) Date for KSL, Engagement for ASL. If Int'l Sign Language consists of the best of all sign languages across the world, it would be more promotable, I think. :D


Please see my note above. My experience is that when Deaf people meet who don't sign the same language, within a short period of time they start to figure out each other's languages. Having one sign language has pros and cons. To answer the question maybe ask yourself: What if there was only one spoken language in the world? What if the only spoken language was for example, English? How would that feel? If everyone spoke it we won't have to waste time learning languages right? I wouldn't have to learn Korean, for example if I wanted to talk with someone in Korea. But culturally something is lost when a language dies. I don't have any answers for you, only questions that you can ask yourself : )


Sign Language is not uniform. There are many different sign languages. American Sign Language(ASL) is used primarily in the United States and Canada. Also I believe in Singapore. My understanding is that Christian missionaries often go to Latin America and teach deaf people there ASL if they find that they are home signed. But most countries haver their own sign language. Would it be good if all deaf people signed the same? Well to answer that question let me pose one back...would it be good if all people spoke the same language? Would it be good if the whole world only spoke Chinese, or English, or Spanish? There would certainly be benefits...we might all be able to talk to each without interpreters but at the same time, something is lost when a language dies. What if you woke up one day and everyone in Korea only spoke English? How would that feel? Something to think about : )


https://youtu.be/MnkCh8i4L4I I made another video with my partner in Seoul 12 common sentences for travelers

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