Tuesday, January 29, 2013

And So It Begins

Last night before The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (a guilty pleasure of mine) came on, Rocketman sat me down for my first lesson in Korean.  He was so patient as he explained the symbols to me and with each of my many questions.  This is not going to be easy and finding the time to dedicate to it will also be challenging.
                      But I have a lot of incentives sitting on the shelves in my craft room like this
                                                                              and this
and this which is just a small portion of my Korean book collection.  Wish me luck because I'm going to need it.

When I told my mom about this, her response was classic Vivian, "Don't you think you are a little too old?"  She really cracks me up sometimes.  But if our dream is to someday live in Korea for at least part of the year, then it really makes sense that I learn Korean.


  1. I found this webpage to be very helpful when I was just beginning to learn. It has the alphabet, and gives the constants names and sounds, it also has the vowel sounds (vowels don't have their own names for some reason). I am 35 and still learning, but I am willing to share what I know if you run into any problems. :)

  2. Oops, looks like I didn't send the website along in the comment, let me try again. http://www.zkorean.com/hangul/appearance

  3. While I've been teaching my daughter, I've been showing her all the little mnemonics that I came up with, like the ㄱ is a gun, the ㄷ is a door, and stuff like that. But I didn't have any for the aspirated consonants (except the ㅎ which is obviously a hat), and she kept forgetting the "k" for ㅋ, so last night we had to come up with something to help her remember. We decided it could be a kangaroo, and then had to figure out how to make it into a kangaroo. It's a bit of a stretch but I think it'll help.


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