Korean Vocabulary Words
If you want to learn to speak the beautiful and classical Korean language you should start by building up your Korean vocabulary. Once you’ve learned the alphabet, you should begin studying Korean words and eventually turning strings of those words into phrases. Similar to building a house, the Korean alphabet will be your foundation, words will become the bricks and mortar, and phrases will turn into the roof that makes your house of language a home.
What is the best way to build up your Korean vocabulary? One of the easiest ways is to invest in a dictionary. A dictionary is helpful because it contains all of the words you will eventually want to know as well as spelling and pronunciation for each. You will not get very far in your language studies without the use of a Korean dictionary.
In addition, tools such as flash cards and other memory devices can help you in your quest to learn Korean. Learning a language sometimes require a lot of memorization. You don’t think of this with your native language, but at one point when you learned it as a child you had to memorize lists of words and their meanings, just like today you are memorizing Korean phrases and words. As a baby you may have learned the word for “cat” by seeing cats and listening to their meows. Once you connected the word with the animal you had it memorized. Children have a natural capacity for language memorization at a young age, but we never outgrow the ability to memorize. As adults it might take us a little longer and seem more difficult, but this is only because we have grown accustomed to our own language.
Still, it’s nice to know that it isn’t true that, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” Taking the time to build up your vocabulary when you are learning how to speak Korean will not only help you further your language studies, but it will also build up your brain muscles. Our brains are like unlimited computers; we do not run out of memory. Most of us are only using small percentages of our brain, and the capacity to learn so much more is there. By learning the Korean language and memorizing new facts you are ensuring that your brain muscle will grow and become stronger every day. Keep studying your vocabulary words and keep building your language house.