Ssol
how to have a natural conversation with friends? my friend often calls me and we have to talk in korean as she doesn't really know english. since she is a native speaker, it is very hard for me to understand. i can read and understand a little bit of korean but when it comes to listening and understanding, i fail at it. any help? how can i have a natural conversation in korean?
Feb 14, 2016 11:27 PM
Answers · 3
Listening and speaking are almost always harder than reading and writing. Don't worry^^
February 16, 2016
Tell her "너도 영어 좀 공부해라." - "Study English". haha. I think taking a Korean language course. is the best way to build your basis. I took a English-Speakiing course for a year. and I think it builded my basic stuff.(Pronunciation, Tense. etc.) As Richard said, there are bunch of resources in the internet. If you have the basis, you can learn anything. You can also use italki answer. :)
February 15, 2016
There is no shortcuts to understanding a language. The more foreign the language is to your native language the harder it will be to learn. The only way you can understand and speak the language naturally is to have lots of experience in reading, listening and speaking. Thankfully we live in the internet age and there is almost unlimited resources available to learn your target language. As for listening and understanding you should be exposing yourself to Korean media, whether it is movies, TV shows, panel discussions. By doing this you should naturally improve your conversation understanding ability.
February 15, 2016
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Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, German, Hindi, Korean, Nepali, Spanish
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Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Korean, Spanish