Completed my first tree on Duolingo
Hurray! I have completed my first ever tree on duolingo. It's the Korean tree.
Thanks! I hope you'll finish soon, too. ^^ .......... But what's more important than finishing a tree is learning!
How is that possible? It shows that you are on level 13. I'm on level 16 and I'm not even halfway yet. How on earth did you finish the tree??
It's possible to finish the tree upto level 1 if you have prior knowledge in Korean. I have been learning korean for the past 1 year and I am at a level where I can read simple story books and watch comedy dramas without subtitles. Duolingo is like a gaming arena where I learn new words and practice the ones I already know.
Oh okay! Well that is helpful to know. I wish I was that advanced. I still have no idea what the people are saying in k-dramas if I don't have subtitles on.
Wow! That's incredible. I'm a little envious. Have you been studying by yourself? Do you have some tips how to distinguish 오 우 어; 여 요; ㅂ ㅃ ㅍ?
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I used various online resources, but mostly "talk to me in korean". I have bought most of their books. Their books are the best.
The pronunciation of Korean letters are heavily influenced by their surrounding alphabets. So a single letter can have many different ways of pronunciation. Among the letters that you have mentioned I only have problems with 오 and 어. And also between ㅂ and ㅍ when they are used at the end of a word like, 밥 and 앞. In both of these cases they are pronounced as "p". So it's hard unless you know the spelling of those words. Moreover, ㅂ can take 4 different sounds when it is used at the front of a word. My native language, Bangla, has 4 separate alphabets for each of these 4 sounds. You can say that I'm at an advantage because my mother tongue has a wide variety of sounds! Not only just that, the word orden between Korean and Bangla is also the same.
My advice to you is to focus on individual words instead of a single letter. An useful app can be "Sejong Korean Vocabulary". The reason why I like this app is because the words are pronounced by a native Korean speaker at a slow pace and each word has 2 example sentences with it. Moreover, the app keeps a track of how many words you have learned. It's a very useful app. Try it!! ^^
You definitely have an advantage. It's understandable to me since I also have it with those sounds ㅈ ㅊ, ㄷ ㅌ, 야, 애, 유. Russian has this 여 sound also, but unfortunately Korean has two of them. While I surely hear the difference between them when they are pronounced alone, I fail to differentiate them in words. Every language has those sounds which are hard to deal with. But Korean seems has "an andavatage" in that category. So the only way I guess, is memorising words with their writing. Thank you for your recommendation on "Sejong Korean Vocabulary".
Congratulations! I'm only finished with alphabet two, and working on alphabet 3. XD I'm not very close to finishing.
Better use some other resources to learn the alphabets then. Korean alphabets are really very easy, but duolingo makes them really very hard. It's better and way faster to learn them with the alphabet table.
All the coin shaped lessons form a tree together. Every lesson from top to bottom is a part of a tree.
당신이 끝날 때까지 계속 가라! If you need help check out my discussions or ask me here! 기꺼이 도와 드리겠습니다.
축하해! I Give you 5 LINGOTS! Please continue your interest in Korean! 학습을 즐기십시오!