I'm making videos about newest Korean slang words, check it out! :) Or search " Larks day 1 " on Youtube. :)

Hello, I'm Amin. It's been years since I started to use Duolingo for learning lovely languages. I'm a native Korean speaker, but I've always been wondering about how foreigners learn Korean.

Foreigners have questions about what native speakers never thought of - and sometimes, they feel the difference between the textbook expressions and internet / newest slang of the day. (I did too when learning English and Chinese.)

So my video is mostly about spoken language, and a casual, informal, fun slang that you can easily find on internet, like on SNS.

Sometimes it includes mild swear word / vulgarism (like 존나), but it's only to show how real Korean people would use (I refer to the real sentences' nuance I found on internet) but I don't particularly recommend using it.

Originally the main reason I made this series (LARKS) was, as I do language exchange with friends from all over the world, I got a lot of questions about those new Korean slang words on SNS - since they use Korean sites (or shows, youtube video, vlive, etc...) as a material for learning Korean - but I couldn't find a good explanation to show them besides of a plain dictionary-like definition.

Thus I made a short video so I can just send the video link to my friends directly whenever I get asked about Korean slang / spoken Korean words. :)

Of course my series might have some minor flaws in grammar or word choices, but as someone who isn't a native English speaker, I try my best not to make those mistakes. On the bright side, it might be a chance for me to learn more about English as well.

Sometimes I'll might cover cultural stuff or expressions / idioms of nowadays. But I will not talk about controversial vulgarism that could hurt certain types of people.

★ FYI )

I put " English " and " Korean " subtitles on vids every time, just in case people don't understand TTS pronunciation / and for the people who want to compare English and Korean. So if you're curious about the Korean translation of the script, you can always check it out.

Thank you!

December 8, 2018


Good job.

How about actually pronouncing the slang in Korean in your videos? Especially if you're a native, that would add to its usefulness.

December 10, 2018

Yes! I thought the same. I've been thinking about the ways of adding it. Since I don't have a decent mic, my recording sounds somewhat disturbing and unclear - so I couldn't add it. Korean TTS doesn't do any good too. Korean dictionary doesn't have the pronunciation of slang words. So I've been thinking about getting someone to pronounce for now. Thank you for your advice. I really appreciate it. :)

December 16, 2018

Thank you for making this post! Up until this point, I haven't really thought about looking up Korean slang that much. I will check out this video. I feel like it could spice up conversation if I ever get the chance to speak the language with a native speaker.

December 8, 2018

Thank you! Well, it seems duolingo mostly focus on the grammar and basic essential words. Which is good, considering we are all learning from the bottom. So it might be hard for some people to get the slang's meaning. But I always wanted to help people learn new things in a entertain and light way, since I don't like the feeling of studying... you know. Haha.

And you are right. Native speakers tend to use plain, and accurate words when speaking with foreigner learners - but they speak differently with native speakers or on Internet. So that's what I wanted to catch. Breaking the wall between textbook and real life words. :)

December 9, 2018

Your welcome. It shouldn't be just textbook conversation when speaking to native speakers. If you talk to a Native speaker, they are most likely to answer back in plain words. But if understand their slang, the conversation would be more amusing.

December 9, 2018

sounds cool! (●´ω`●)

December 9, 2018

Haha, lovely emoji! Hope this can help you learning Korean. Thank you for your comment! ;)

December 9, 2018

Great initiative, but maybe more focus on the word and expressions and less on other things. Good content can easily drown in production noise.

December 12, 2018

Thank you! It's my first time making video, so I need advice a lot. I'll focus more to that!

December 16, 2018
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