https://www.duolingo.com/KittyBlossom0802

Completed my first tree on Duolingo

Hurray! I have completed my first ever tree on duolingo. It's the Korean tree.

October 22, 2018

23 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Sophiafilm

Congrats! Great job. I'm only halfway.

October 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KittyBlossom0802

Thanks! I hope you'll finish soon, too. ^^ .......... But what's more important than finishing a tree is learning!

October 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Sophiafilm

Couldn't agree more :).

October 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Kim-SungKyu

맞아입니다!

October 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Kim-SungKyu

계속가! 2 LINGOTS! Continue your journey!

October 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Itosu_Mana

good job

October 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ParkJimin307567

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??

October 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KittyBlossom0802

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.

October 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ParkJimin307567

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.

October 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Sophiafilm

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?
I like High Kick Through The Roof (I'm sorry it's a little off-topic :).

October 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KittyBlossom0802

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!! ^^

October 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Sophiafilm

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".

October 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Xia267

Congratulations! I'm only finished with alphabet two, and working on alphabet 3. XD I'm not very close to finishing.

October 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KittyBlossom0802

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.

October 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Kim-SungKyu

잘 했어!

October 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Cassandrabts

What's a tree in Duolingo?

October 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KittyBlossom0802

All the coin shaped lessons form a tree together. Every lesson from top to bottom is a part of a tree.

October 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/fairyjinani

nice ! im only on basics 2 jkasndmsndjkwhd

October 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Kim-SungKyu

당신이 끝날 때까지 계속 가라! If you need help check out my discussions or ask me here! 기꺼이 도와 드리겠습니다.

October 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/gracekelsey1

Congrats I'm not even half way!

October 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/itsbub

Congratulations! Keep it up ;)

October 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Kim-SungKyu

축하해! I Give you 5 LINGOTS! Please continue your interest in Korean! 학습을 즐기십시오!

October 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KittyBlossom0802

Thanks

October 26, 2018
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