January 14, 2011
We get a bunch of questions from people asking us how to learn Korean, and – more specifically – how long it took us to become fluent in Korean. We’re ashamed to say this, but our Korean sucks. We know enough to get by in Korean, and have basic, basic conversations, but we can’t really talk in Korean in depth. Ask us where the supermarket is, and we might be able to get you there. Ask us what we think Marcel Proust’s “In Search of Lost Time,” and the best we can probably say is “Very big! Like it very much!” (Which will probably result in a “that’s what she said” comment in Korean). On a side note, are there “That’s what she said!” jokes in Korean? If not, there should be.
Anyhow, back to us being ashamed at our poor Korean, we have legitimate excuses, really! Before we came to Korea we knew nothing about webdesign or blogging or video editing at all. Nothing. We just picked it all up here in Korea. So, now that we’re a bit more comfortable with it, we feel like we can start putting our efforts into learning Korean rather than learning WordPress or Final Cut (even though we’re not experts in either).
So here’s the plan: we’re going to practice a bit more Korean on camera, hopefully in a fun way, and document Korean as we learn it. These videos aren’t going to be definitive guides to learning Korean. They’re just us being silly. Hopefully, though, you might learn a Korean phrase or two and laugh at us while you’re at it. We don’t mind being laughed at. Also, we plan on enrolling in some proper courses in Korean in the future, and hopefully by then we’ll be able to be a little more informative. Ha! Aaaaaand, if you haven’t already done so, sign up for our newsletter. We give weekly updates to the site, and we also offer a Korean phrase of the week that we pick up from students. Huzzah!
As always, JB and Annie from [ë‹‰ì‘¤] Enjoy Your Happy Life~* are awesome for so diligently translating all of our videos into Korean. I imagine this video is a lot easier for them to translate now, though, but maybe Korean people still need our captions because our pronunciation is so awful.