https://www.duolingo.com/Sagelily

The key to my really getting it was typing in Hangul.

I thought I was doing really great until I figured out how to switch between the Hangul keyboard and my English one (It's so crazy easy) allowing me to ditch the word banks. Losing the word banks really showed where my gaps were in the language. I didn't realize how much I was focusing on pattern recognition and not on the details. Since forcing myself to use the Hangul keyboard I've notice a huge jump in my all my language skills across the board. I often sound out the word out loud to myself when I type it so my listening and reading has improved with my writing skills. I've also started picking up more of the details of the language when I watch my shows because I recognize the bits of pieces of the particles and endings more naturally allowing me to pick out the main bits more easily, thus allowing me to expand my vocabulary more fluidly.

For Windows 10, once I added my Korean language to my keyboard in the settings, I just hold down the windows key and hit space bar to quickly swap between typing in English and Hangul. Super fast and easy :)

May 6, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/rolltide05

Wow I really need to try that, thanks lol and great job!

May 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/kkkkkkaterina

Same! It took a while getting used to the keyboard layout but it's totally worth it, it's helping me read faster too.

May 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Min-Nika

I just drew the sighns on where they belog. that helped me too. but I do have a pretty old labtop. So its no big deal drawing on it.

May 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Darius568602

I have noticed the same effect in Hebrew. I suppose it works that way because you learn in a much more active way. I am nowhere near where you apparently are in Korean. I am currently focussing on Hebrew, but I'll use the same method in my other languages. Especially the ones with a different writing system.

May 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Sagelily

My Korean tree has stalled out a bit because my writing was apparently pretty far behind. I've been working on old lessons without word banks and it's slow going. But I have improved so incredibly much. It's definitely worth the extra energy and time.

May 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Jue_Viole_Grace

Thanks for the tip! It meant a lot ~~ (Lingots x4!!!!)

May 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/dermodymn

oh man, YES. this is necessary, imo.

also the best thing for memorizing the keyboard layout is to get one of those silicone keyboard covers (cheap on amazon or similar) - very helpful for a few months until it was muscle memory :D (AND keeps peanut butter out of the keyboard)

May 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Sagelily

I just printed out a key and set it in front of my keyboard. I found that I memorized the Hangul placement pretty quickly.

May 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/studying.veggie

감사합니다!

May 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Marymeer

I did something similar, by using a online Chinese / Korean keyboard to practice. That is so much better because you focus and start thinking in that written language and that is the best way to learn. Great job for posting!

May 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Patrick99705

I like it how the vowels are on the right side of the keyboard and consonants are of the left... But I am still very slow lol

May 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Sagelily

I agree I like how they split it up that way. It feels more intuitive in some ways I think.

May 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Despicyto

If I do this, does it change my basic language to Korean? I want to try this but I don't wanna screw up my computer aaa

May 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Sagelily

It does not. You select the main display language and then you can select input languages separately. My main display language is still English, but when I hit the Windows + space keys it allows me to type in Hangul and still read everything else in English.

May 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ThomasLegr7

I also have a Korean keyboard but can't get used to it, so I am using lexilogos.com/clavier/hangeul.html. I can type with my normal keyboard and it will transfer to hangeul and then I copy/paste it.

May 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/CGTokki

I did that too. It is an eyeopener ;-) Too bad they don't allow typing in Korean in the app version...

May 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/thienbao131525

great

May 8, 2019
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