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Debbie: Top 5 useful tools for learning Korean
Tim: Hello everyone~! This is Tim, I am joined in the studio by…
Debbie: Hello, Debbie here!
Tim: This is part eleven of our All About Korean series.
Debbie: Wow~ we’ve been talking quite a lot about all things Korean so far!
Tim: That’s right! Debbie, what's today's topic?
Debbie: Today’s topic is The Top 5 useful Internet tools for learning Korean.
Tim: Internet tools?
Debbie: Yes, the Internet has become a huge part of our life today and it has given us tons of tools as well, including tools for learning Korean!!
Tim: Sounds great! Is KoreanClass101.com on the list?
Debbie: Hahaha, are you kidding? KoreanClass101.com is a given for learning Korean. But we don’t need to talk about our website throughout this lesson.
Tim: Oh yeah...?
Debbie: Yeah, because many of our listeners already know about us!
Tim: Yeah, you're right.
Debbie: Okay, let’s begin – The “Top 5 useful websites for learning Korean”.
Debbie: Let’s start from #5, Tim?
Tim: It’s Youtube - Youtube.com!
Debbie: That's w-w-w dot y-o-u-t-u-b-e dot c-o-m.
Tim: Debbie, what can you find on Youtube?
Debbie: Well, we can find hundreds, even thousands of Korean TV shows, music, videos, movies, etc.
Tim: What a great resource!
Debbie: Yes, watching those Korean clips will definitely help you improve your understanding of spoken Korean!
Tim: Does KoreanClass101.com have a Youtube Channel, too?
Debbie: Yes! So be sure to check it out!
Tim:
Debbie: It’s simple! Just type in “KoreanClass101” on Youtube and you will see all of our videos there.There are videos for learning Hangul, vocabulary, and much more.
Tim: Please check it out!
Debbie: Okay, what’s our next site?
Tim: Korea.net!
Debbie: That’s w-w-w dot k-o-r-e-a dot net
Tim: Right! This is a really nice site.
Debbie: Korea.net is a site run by a group called Korean Culture and Information Service, KOCIS.
It features news about culture, economics, life, and also has up-to-date and in-depth practical information.
Tim: There is so much to look at here!
Debbie: Definitely, and here's the cool part - it is a completely multilingual website!
Tim: Multilingual?
Debbie: Yes! Besides Korean, of course, Korea.net publishes their information in English, Spanish, Arabic, Japanese, and Chinese!
Tim: Wow, that's a lot.
Debbie: Isn't it? So while you can get great information on Korea in your native language, you can also practice your Korean by reading the articles in Korean.
Tim: That's a great way to practice Korean.
Debbie: Along with articles, there are also blogs, pictures, event information.. lots of good stuff! So definitely check it out. Again, that's www.korea.net.
Tim: Great!
Debbie: Tim, what’s our next site?
Tim: “Hanlingo”
Debbie: That’s w-w-w dot h-a-n-l-i-n-g-o dot c-o-m – “hanlingo.com”. By the way Tim, what IS “hanlingo.com”?
Tim: Well, it's basically a language exchange website.
Debbie: Which is based in Korea?
Tim: Yes! You can meet many people who want to do a language exchange.
Debbie: Oh~~ that's neat! It sounds really practical - I'll have to check that out. Okay, what’s the next site?
Tim: “Language 8 or Lang-8”
Debbie: I also know about this site, it’s - “Lang-8, w-w-w dot l-a-n-g dash 8 dot c-o-m”
Tim: This site is unique I think.
Debbie: That’s right. You can get help on your writing from native speakers of the language you’re studying or are interested in. For example, a native English speaker can correct something that was written by a Korean person. In return, a native Korean speaker can correct something that was written by a native English speaker who is studying Korean.
Tim: Yes, it’s very helpful!
Debbie: The interface is simple and easy to pick up as well. Okay, what’s the top #1 tool for learning Korean online? Besides KoreanClass101.com, of course...!
Tim: It’s the “English-Korean dictionary powered by Naver.com”
Debbie: Yes, the address is “w-w-w dot e-n-d-i-c dot n-a-v-e-r dot c-o-m” – “endic.naver.com”
Tim: Yeah~! It’s a great resource!
Debbie: You can simply type in any Korean or English word to see the equivalent in the other language along with some sample sentences.
Tim: That’s right!
Debbie: That’s not bad for a free resource, right?
Tim: No, not at all! You don’t need any expensive dictionaries. Just use this website.
Debbie: 예, 맞아요 “That’s right!” Okay, let’s recap today’s lesson. We just talked about the top 5 useful Internet websites for learning Korean.
Tim: #5 is?
Debbie: Youtube.com!
Tim: #4 is?
Debbie: Korea.net!
Tim: #3 is?
Debbie: Hanlingo.com!
Tim: #2 is?
Debbie: Lang-8.com!
Tim: and the top #1 tool is?
Debbie: endic.naver.com!
Tim: Yeah! I hope all of you found today’s lesson useful!
Debbie: I hope so, too. Thanks for listening and see you all next time,
Tim: 그럼 다음 시간에 만나요, bye!

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KoreanClass101.com Verified
Monday at 06:30 PM
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안녕하세요. I tried out endic.naver.com using the word 여러분. I do get a translation but I only see sentence examples spoken in English. Do you know if there is audio for Korean sentence examples? — 리

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Wednesday at 06:31 PM
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Hi 'Analū Kalaka,


You're very welcome!

Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any other inquiries.


Best,

Lyn

Team KoreanClass101.com

ʻAnalū Kalaka
Tuesday at 06:38 AM
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린 선생님 안녕하세요! (Hello Lyn!)


I have made a note of Naver as being spelled and pronounced 네이버.


가르쳐 주셔서 고맙습니다. (Thanks for the help.)

KoreanClass101.com Verified
Monday at 06:54 PM
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Hi ʻAnalū Kalaka,


Thank you for posting, so happy to hear that the lesson was informative!

To answer your question, Naver is written in Korean as 네이버.


Sincerely,

Lyn

Team KoreanClass101.com

ʻAnalū Kalaka
Monday at 06:56 AM
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안녕하세요.


This was a good lesson giving us listeners some good information about five websites to help us with our Korean studies. I have used the dictionaries on Naver before and recommend the site because first of all there are several dictionaries there, not just English. The dictionaries include: Korean/Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Chinese characters (한자), Vietnamese, Uzbek, Indonesian, Thai, Arabic, Khmer, Mongolian, Hindi, Persian, Nepali, Swahili, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Georgian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Swedish, Polish, German, Russian, Latin, Turkish, Albanian, Dutch, Hungarian and Czech. Another reason I like this site as a dictionary is that there are so many example sentences where we can actually see the word being used in context. Some dictionaries online only give you translations of a word which often leads to misunderstandings but if you can read the word in context, you have a better chance of choosing the correct word you need.


This lesson also introduces us to other sites such as language exchange sites. Thanks for all the information.


Could you please write Naver in hangeul?


고맙습니다.

KoreanClass101.com Verified
Tuesday at 09:11 AM
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Hi Ian,


Thank you for sharing!

Please let us know if you have any other questions.


Best,

Lyn

Team KoreanClass101.com

Ian
Friday at 09:23 PM
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There's a new app made by Naver which I read about on Allkpop.com. I don't personally have it due to my phone not being compatible, but sounds really useful. :smile:

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Thursday at 04:50 PM
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Hello Joe!


Thank you for providing a link for Sasha!


I hope you're having a good time learning Korean! If you have any questions, please let us know!

Engla

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Joe
Monday at 05:19 AM
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Hey, Sasha I like Hulu.com for all my K-Dramas they have hundreds of awesome K-Dramas. I have the Hulu plus for $8.00 US dollars a month, just so I can watch them in HD, however you can still watch them in normal for free. Hulu is a safe no worries about viruses.

Sasha
Friday at 01:39 AM
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안녕하세요?

Could you give links to Korean radio stations and TV accessible through Internet?


Thank you in forward.

timandyou
Tuesday at 11:35 AM
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Hello Lee & Kimi,

This is Tim from KC101.com.


First, hello Lee...

Yes, I know!!! @Koreanclass101.com! :wink::razz::mrgreen:

Please visit our site... There tons of tools you can use for...

Hope you do!


Second, hello Kimi...

Yes, "you're welcome!!!" We love you too!

Thanks for liking the sense of humor... Debbie is also funny!

"Yeah~~~!!!!"


Thanks for listening,

cheers,

Tim :cool: