K-dramas help you learn Korean.
Honestly, I learnt so many Korean words while watching K-dramas. Like, WHO WOULDVE THOUGHT?! The first word I learnt was, obviously, Annyeong and Oppa. Also while listening to a bunch of K-pop, I also learnt a lot of words, sentences and phrases. So when someone tells you that K-drama and K-pop are useless, let them think again. Because I learnt so many Korean words while watching and listening to them.
An Asian drama website called Viki has these Korean subtitles so you can follow along with it and you can also click on the words for translations. It's a pretty cool feature that I recommend while learning Korean.
Haha, that's unfortunately not my case ^^ I'm listening to Kpop since a long time, but I didn't learn any words or sentences, so bad... (sorry for my bad english ^^')
omg same here i learned how to say really in korean and milk and ect. but oppa is a good one to say to your oppas smiles. aka k-dramas do help alot.
*watching media in the language you're learning helps you learn that language.
that's nice that you learnt some words through kpop/kdrama. but there are so many things you can not learn through just listening to music like grammar, politeness level and also a lot of more complicated words. And with just listening to music or watching shows it is not possible to become fluent in a language.
it is like when i listen to despacito and learn 2-3 spanish word from this song. even if i only listen to spanish songs i will never be fluent in this language if i don't start actively learn the language. Knowing words won't help you speak the language if you don't know the grammar. Learning a language is a lot of work and not just watching shows and listening to music.
I see what you're trying to get at, but...
It's not that you'll learn the entire language from the music or dramas. It's that you learn some phrases and words. When learning a new language, any new vocab is welcome vocab (usually). But I do agree that you should invest some time in learning the full language through other programs. :)
You cannot become fluent solely from TV and music, you are correct. But they are a good supplement to learning a new language. They help you to understand how words you have learned are supposed to sound, and every new bit of vocab is a small help to learning. Drama in particular also helps to know which phrases are used more commonly in different situations. I have found it very helpful as I feel more immersed in the language and have gotten used to hearing it spoken which helps my conversational skills.
Can you list the sentences and phrases you've learnt solely from K-dramas/Kpop?
Right now I am watching a comedy/light drama on Netflix called the Sound of Your Heart. It's hilarious, and a great learning show too.