It’s all starting to make sense.
I feel like I made a lot of progress in my Korean learning this week! I started off continuing to use the Duolingo app. Like I mentioned in a previous blog, I really like how short and simple the lessons are and the format is really easy to use. However, I felt like I wasn’t learning the characters very well and I had to refer to my page that I had written them down on a lot. One night I was using the app and my husband was there helping me out. He explain certain characters were vowels and some were consonants. I learned that ㄱ makes a ‘g’ or ‘k’ sound and that ㅁ makes an ‘m’ sound. So I decided to learn more about the vowels and consonants. Here’s a really great video I used that helped me learn most of the consonants and vowels. She made a lot of word associations that helped me memorize the characters and what sounds they make. For example, ‘ㅂ’ looks like a bucket and makes a ‘b’ sound. The character ‘ㄴ’ looks like a nose and makes an ‘n’ sound. It made so much sense! My husband was impressed with how much I learned from it!
Now I can look at a Korean word and sound it out. I’ve been going around looking at shampoo bottles and face wash that has Korean in our house and sounding out the words. It’s pretty fun! I don’t know what these words mean yet- but I’m learning how to pronounce them. One step at a time. I felt like I was back in grade 1 learning to read again! I also wanted to include a video of me using the Duolingo app to show what I’ve learned as well.