Hello I'm new do you have any advice?

If you have any advice please tell me.

February 5, 2018


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Everyday don’t something to encourage your learning process, such as learn your Korean ABC with (Amy is excellent). Look at K-dramas……Drama3s or Dramafever or Kshow123. Learn a new word a week and use it (even if you say it to yourself). My friends get a kick out of that, when I use it on them. I also go to a Korean restaurant at least one a month to taste some of their dishes (Don’t like kimchi or seaweed, but the soup is the bomb). Let’s not forget about the music. Immerse yourself into the music. I love to listen to Monsta X. I learn a line of lyric or just pick one person and learn their lines.

February 6, 2018

Indeed! Also, take full advantage of random stuff in Korean on youtube - Often it is perfectly OK to be spontaneous! Why not? :D

In my case, one day I was wondering what kind of French words and expressions are used in a French hairdresser and found many ASMR role play videos to be quite good! lol

You can also try out ASMR videos in Korean on youtube occasionally!

February 6, 2018

Hi, and welcome to duolingo. These links contain very useful information and will help you make the best use of the forum:

The forum guidelines:

and the unofficial Wiki and FAQ page

Good luck with your language learning.

February 5, 2018

Talk To Me In Korean (TTMIK) has good grammar books (called levels). Also if you like K-drama, look up those where they speak slowly with little or no background sound. Like for instance Cheese in the Trap, or Solomon's Perjury.

February 6, 2018

Repetition is important :) Don't be too eager to do many new skills in a day. Always repeat what you have learned.

I personally do 4 lessons a day, but only one of them is new. The other 3 are repetition (one is the lesson on the previous day, the other 2 are the strengthening skills section).

I made that mistake in learning German -- too eager to move fast, did several new lessons a day -- and it was years ago. I put learning German on hiatus, because I realized I didn't retain much of what I've learned, so I will have to start from scratch next time.

Also, join an active Duo group, that would boost your motivation! ;)

February 6, 2018

Your Highness, I have a question! ;p Which one is your family name? Putri or Khairunnisa? If the latter, why do you have an Arabic name for your family name? Is it some Muslim tradition perhaps? Do know Muslims try to read out Quran using Arabic pronunciation. Am just curious. :D

February 6, 2018

Well, both are first names. Many Indonesians don't have family name :p Depends on the tribe, actually, and the tribe where I come from (Javanese) doesn't have any tradition of having family names. Probably more than half of Indonesians don't have family names, only a handful of tribes have that family name tradition. Indonesia is a multicultural country and it consists of thousands of islands and hundreds of tribes, with more than 200 millions of people in it. So, yeah.

As for the Arabic names, yes, I'm a Muslim. And many Muslims I know read Quran with Arabic pronunciation, it's no biggie.

February 19, 2018

I started writing an answer here, but then realized I could simply share a series of slides I made recently for a presentation with advice on how to learn Korean.

You can find it here.

February 6, 2018

Just as you suggested have asked one of the moderators, course contributors to create a dedicated sticky posting for "Helpful Start-up Resources for Beginners" which includes at least:

  • How to install Korean keyboard, familiarizing oneself with typing in Hangul using one's PC, smartphone tablet PC

  • Some recommended links on "study tips/advice" posted by various learners here

  • What you contributors expect from the learners of Korean both new and existing

  • FAQs (It this becomes sizable, it can become an independent sticky posting later)

February 6, 2018

My problem is I can't really install a Korean keyboard, BUT, I have one on my phone because I thought I could use the duolingo mobile app, but it doesn't let me use the Hangul keyboard on the mobile app, idk why.

February 6, 2018

Oh dear! Is it a Duolingo issue or else? Have done most of my Korean Tree using my laptop. You can find lots of "How to" videos on how to install Korean keyboard to your phone or tablet PC. Hope you fix it soon!

P.S: Try not to install 3 x4 Korean keyboards (one hand typing version) as it might be extra confusing ;)

February 7, 2018

yes it is easy to maintain and work, korea to some is a hard language but it is easy once you get the hang of it. also keep up with it everyday and you can learn it quicker and earn lingots

February 7, 2018

Thank you for you feedback I have taken these things into mind and now I am slowly improving. Still if anyone has any advice I'd be happy to hear it.

February 8, 2018

well the only reason i want to learn korean is that I got adopted as a baby and now want to learn :\

March 5, 2018
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