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For a friend...

So, I'm trying to get my friend into learning the Korean language but they won't hear anything about it. Should I keep asking them to learn it or at least try it out or should I just let it go? And if I keep trying to get them to learn, any ideas as to how I should get them interested?

April 12, 2019


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    If they don’t want to, they don’t want to. It’s their decision. You probably shouldn’t keep trying to get your friend to learn Korean. (Well, unless they absolutely HAVE to learn it)


    Yeah you're probably right, I mean I don't want to be like, rude about it and force it on them, but I feel like it would be really beneficial to them you know? I just don't know what to do.


    Tbh, learning korean is not really beneficial for the time spent learning. The language is only spoken in 2 countries (North and South). Learning spanish/mandarin/portuguese or even japanese would be more beneficial. It is, however, lots of fun learning Korean!

    I think you should only learn Korean if you're really motivated to do so. Otherwise you'll quit in a few days like most kpop-listeners do.


    A Korean online that I met told me.

    'Well, Korean language is being used in Korean peninsula only. Even I'm a South Korean, it is not recommendable to study my country's language.' Basically what Iron_Venema said


    Don't ruin your friendship. This might make them feel bullied. Maybe there's a way for yiu to find a study budy elsewhere.


    I don't want them as a study buddy I just think that if they learn more about their background they'll be happier. But thank you!


    Expose your friend to Kpop, Kdramas, learning Korean, Korean culture..., and see if your friend likes it.


    Ok I'll give it a try but I'm pretty sure they don't like k pop. the k dramas might work though, they really like movies. Thank for the suggestion!


    I'll give it a try thank you so much!


    Well if they strongly don't want to learn it, I wouldn't force them to. Being taught a language is hard enough, even when you DO want to learn it. Maybe getting them more into the culture will spark an interest. Not to sound rude but, if you lay off them a bit and just slowly approach them with the idea they might be more prone to learning Korean. The last thing you want to do is put them under unnecessary pressure. :)


    Okay, thanks! (Don't worry I don't think that was rude!) And yes, getting them a little bit into the culture might work, thank you!

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