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What is your reason for learning Korean?

What is your reason for learning Korean? For me, I'm learning Korean, because I feel that learning the language would come of use to me later in life and I am fascinated by the Korean culture and I want to be able to connect with Korean people someday

April 3, 2018

43 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/LunarTurtle

Okay, I know I'm late, but... At first, I wanted to learn it because of K-Pop... However, I am a quarter Korean, and most of my family speaks it... Whenever we're at formal events, and we need to speak to each other privately, we tend to just speak in Korean. Oh, and be 'we,' I mean the majority of my family aside from me... I've grown up hearing a few phrases, and I know basic etiquette. But by no means am I close to fluent. Also, one of my grandparents doesn't speak English (My main language) so I wanted to learn some basic things so I could just say a few things to them... Anyways... Sorry if I'm rambling.

April 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/strmzzz

I mostly learn languages because they sound nice to me, and Korean is no exception. I feel like it's a very elegant language!

April 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Yunruo_Shen27

Korean just seems like a super cool language and also I want to be able to speak Korean in Korea someday I'm also a huge fan of BTS which is a K-pop boy band :))

April 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/samlee101199

Same here, nice to meet you ARMY

April 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Ferenicky

Helloooooooo armyyyy

April 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Yunruo_Shen27

:)))

May 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/odeadiawashere

yush another army

April 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Yunruo_Shen27

Yesssssss

May 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KissHimNotMe

Oh my god, hi, army!! I'm a huge fan of BTS too. I'm currently learning Korean because I want to learn how to speak it if I ever go there. But mainly because of K-pop. I want to understand what BTS is saying and what K-pop songs mean. Anyways, I'm so glad that they're finally getting the recognition they deserve. Also quick question. Who's your bias????? :)

April 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/samlee101199

Who's your bias then??? Mine is Taehyung

April 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KissHimNotMe

Although I have Taehyung as my profile picture, I can never decide between him and Jungkook.

April 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/samlee101199

hahahah, both of them are really great but others do well too, so have you seen episodes of Burn the Stage? Plus, why do you prefer the two of them instead of the others?

April 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KissHimNotMe

YES I HAVE!! Have you? I see them right when they come out because someone I follow on twitter has the release dates. I get emotional when I watch Burn the Stage. Yah all the other members are extremely talented as well, but I prefer them two because I can relate more. Why do you like Taehyung?

April 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Yunruo_Shen27

Yessssssss Burn the Stage is so good, I get emotional as well.

May 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/astrolover2005

V but Suga is such a bias wrecker

July 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/samlee101199

especially without checking the subtitles

April 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Yunruo_Shen27

Ahhhhhhhh hi fellow ARMY!!!! My bias is Taehyung!!

May 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jsiehler

I haven't been able to devote the necessary time to Korean yet to say that I'm truly learning it. But for me, the deciding point is the writing system: absolutely beautiful, and to put it perhaps too anthropomorphically, it welcomes me into the language wholeheartedly whereas by comparison the writing systems for Japanese, Chinese, and most other east asian languages just seem to slam a door in my face and say, "don't bother, keep out."

April 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Staffan431948

To become a spy and bring Kim Jong-un down. To settle there and enjoy the subsidized alcohol. To woo Gong Hyo-jin because she's so ugly-pretty. So many reasons...

April 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/momo-wuwen

The business I work with has a korean office and an impressive market share in korea, we have koreans come over almost on a weekly basis, and e-mails come in daily. Now, I already know B2-level Chinese and read around that chinese and korean vocabulary is 60% the same so I thought... might aswell give it a try. It's been a week and I can already read everyone's names.. exciting! The main reason though is because I like 한글 script. it's so fun to write, and so much easier than 汉字

April 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Sophiafilm

You are awersome.

April 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/CtxE9

because i am korean

April 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Chaimaa606678

My reason is that I love challenging myself and learning new languages such as Korean that I found really an interesting one. And also because I want one day to be able to understand variety shows and dramas without subs ^^'

April 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/thejoyfool

Same here!

April 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Cindy118596

I liked the challenge of learning to read a totally different alphabet and dialect. I already had family members who lived in japan and I know enough about Chinese culture too. Learning about Korea seemed like the way to go for someone who wants to experience a new culture on my own without prior influences from others.

April 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/GjzsMV

The Korean dramas and music got me hooked. The more I watch or get into their music...... I want to know more about this culture. I even love Kimichi and the different soups they serve at Korean restaurant. My goal is to learn this language and take a trip to visit Korea.

April 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/EricLiong

to be able to watch drama and variety shows without eng sub!!!! and 1 day go to south korea!!

April 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KissHimNotMe

Yes, I totally agree. If I learn Korean then I won't have to be stressed over not finding subtitles.

April 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Macroongirl

The TV shows are great so learning means I won't depend on subtitles as much and Korean all in all, is a beautiful language! To me, it is interesting because Korean actually has many connections to old Chinese words or sayings (because of history China and Korea had with each other) despite the very different pronunciation of their words.

April 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Kaatx

because, I love Korean culture, I love K-pop and my boyfriend is Korean... Lol :v

April 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Ferenicky

I learn Korean because I love k-pop and I watch k-drama . I want to understand the lyrics and the dialogues . ❤️ Moreover I'd love to visit Korea

April 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Deansgirl

Lots of reasons, actually! First of all is, of course, Kpop. I originally started learning it for BTS around 2 years ago but lost interest in them over time. Then it moved to EXO, then to DEAN, now Seventeen. Also, I plan to move to Korea & be an English teacher there. Knowing Korean would put me ahead of most other people there. Also, it's cool being able to say I'm learning Korean :)

April 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/CereusDelirious

I'm not actively learning Korean here until I've reached a high enough level of Japanese, but I'm a quarter Korean and all of my Korean family is either dead or in a completely other country from my own. None of us know we exist, and the Korean roots of my family have quickly died out, but I hope that I can keep the Asian part of my family alive by learning Korean (and Japanese, although I'm not Japanese)!

April 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/d.dloe

Well to start it off - i have to learn it in my university as an obligatory subject because i study Asia Studies which contains history, religion, culture, languages, philosophy and all that stuff. But in all honesty I'm learning it mostly so i can understand the songs, shows, movies and books. Of course i also want to communicate more easily with the Korean exchange students that come to my country to learn my language and culture.

April 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/juju_army

I want to learn it because of K-Pop

April 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KissHimNotMe

Hi Army!!

April 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/keapie

Korean music and also, I've been wanting to learn an Asian language and so far, Korean is the easiest one even including a new alphabet.

April 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Cheetara6

I'm learning Korean because I'm really into KPop, KDramas, and Korean variety shows. I hate not knowing what they're saying!! In addition to loving Korean food I really enjoy aspects of their culture and would like to visit there someday and actually be able to get around and talk to people.

April 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/odeadiawashere

Hello, fellow ARMY's!!!!!! Yeah, I want to understand K-Pop better. And it's a cool language. My bias, is obviously, Jimin

April 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/mochi100

Eyoww! Same bias as well ^-^ but still confused between him and Suga tbh TuT

April 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/NightmaresDream

I am learning Korean because I feel that the culture and language is very unique and I hope to visit Korea some day.

April 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Virevine

i want to read korean BL

April 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Eysan629

Well, that might sound fun, but I learn it for Jin Yihan, in essence.

January 29, 2019
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