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Hi, everyone, I'm Jaehwi, welcome back to Korean Top Words. In this video, we'll be checking out 10 ways to remember words. Let's see what we have!
1. 노래를 듣고 가사를 외웁니다. (Noraereul deutgo gasareul oeumnida.) "I listen to songs and memorize the lyrics."
Here we have the word meaning “lyrics” which is 가사(gasa) in Korean, I think there are a huge number of Korean pop song fans, and for them I think this is the first one that they've started when they studied Korean.
2. 단어 읽기, 쓰기, 말하기를 여러번 반복합니다. (Daneo ilkki, sseugi, malhagireul yeoreobeon banbokamnida.) "I use repetition—reading, writing and speaking words over and over again."
I think reading something again and again is very good way to memorize something, especially for languages.
3. 사고 과정이 자연스러워지도록 한국어로 생각하려고 노력합니다. (Sago gwajeongi jayeonseureowojidorok hangugeoro saenggakaryeogo noryeokamnida.) "I try to think in Korean so it becomes natural to my thought process."
So just making sentences in the way of having subject-object-verb,not like subject-verb-object in English. I think you can get used to that kind of structure of thinking so that you can speed up your language learning.
4. 새로운 단어를 이야기, 게임이나 영화와 연관 짓습니다. (Saeroun daneoreul iyagi, geimina yeonghwawa yeongwan jitsseumnida.) "I also learn new words with stories, games or movies."
When I was in elementary school, there was one movie that I really liked, which is the movie called The Net, I like the story, I like everything about the movie, so I was watching it again and again at home.
5. 실제로 들을 수 있도록 단어를 큰 소리로 말합니다. (Siljero deureul su itdorok daneoreul keun soriro malhamnida.) "I say words out loud so that I can actually hear them."
So learning languages is a kind of combination of different abilities, so I think it's important to say the words out loud when you study them.
6. 원어민과 가능한 한 자주 말합니다. (Woneomingwa ganeunghan han jaju malhamnida.) "I speak as often as possible with native speakers."
If you're in Korea i think is very easy to meet native speakers, it’s because Korean people love to meet someone from outside Korea.
7. 일상생활에서 그 언어를 사용하려고 노력합니다. (Ilsangsaenghwareseo geu eoneoreul sayongharyeogo noryeokamnida.) "I try to use the language literally and in the context of everyday life."
In Korea, many people are saying, they're like, if you're to master a language you have to get married with a native speaker of that language, because then you can just use it almost every day, but not everyone can do that, so what I tried was to expose myself to the language as much as possible, and repeat it. So for example, I try to listen to news in Japanese, the news in English, as much as I can do that, on the subway, or the bus.
8. 종종 어린 아이들을 위한 TV나 유튜브 동영상을 감상합니다. (Jongjong eorin aideureul wihan tibina yutyubeu dongyeongsangeul gamsanghamnida.) "I often watch TV or Youtube videos that are designed for young children."
And in Korea, there's one very popular animation which is called 뽀로로 (ppororo) “Pororo”, different types of animals as main characters, and I believe you can find a clip of the animation on Youtube too, or if it’s South Korea, you can easily, you know, watch the program on TV. That program is for kids but actually the stories are very interesting.
9. 비록 상대방이 이해하지 못하더라도 가족이나 애완견과 대화를 하며 매일 꾸준히 연습합니다. (Birok sangdaebangi ihaehaji motadeorado gajogina aewangyeongwa daehwareul hamyeo maeil kkujunhi yeonseupamnida.) "I am persistent to practice every day with my family or my dogs even though they don't understand me."
So no matter if your family doesn't understand the language that you're studying, I think you can just use just a little bit of that, and if they hear it again and again, they will get used to what you mean. Like saying 사랑해 (Saranghae.) “I love you.”
다녀오세요. (Danyeooseyo.) “Have a safe trip."
10. 술자리를 가지세요. (Suljarireul gajiseyo.) "Have a casual drink."
Especially in South Korea, I think that's the most efficient way to, you know, have a daily conversation with Korean people, having some drinks. So just make some casual gathering with drinks, or coffee is ok, too. And just practice your Korean with native speakers, no matter how bad your Korean is, or how many mistakes you make, you go through that and later you know you can improve your Korean.
Ok, that's all 10 ways to remember words, if you have any tip to share, please leave comments below. Make sure to subscribe and I'll see you next time.
다음 시간에 뵙겠습니다 (Daeum sigane boepgetsseumnida) 안녕히 계세요 (annyeonghi gyeseyo).