WORD Wednesday - The words I know

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image from Byki Express program
Now, on to WORD Wednesday. I have to admit to you all that I'm not doing so hot with learning Korean. I've been really good about finding lots of places and ways to learn---less good about doing the actual learning. It's just so darned hard!

Today I made time to work using Byki Express. (If you missed our review on this super awesome program, go HERE and read all about it.) After about an hour's work, I have these 13 words added to my vocabulary. We'll see if I can still remember them tomorrow.

At some point, I'll try to tape myself saying them if you promise not to laugh.

And because I like you, here's a video of someone learning to speak Korean that you CAN laugh at. I know I did!


  1. i think you are doing a great job learning Korean! we have a few Korean words that we use on a daily basis with C. he actually knows milk as the Korean word and asks for "woo yoo". although it sounds more like "yoo yoo", it's so cute to hear him speak and understand it.

  2. I tried a couple of times to learn Korean... not easy! The good news is that those wonderful people in Seoul love to speak English to us ignorant Americans. I think I can do one Korean word. Check out survivalphrases.com if you need another outlet for your Korean learning. One of these days, Ava and I will take Korean classes together... and taekwando. :)

  3. Good luck with your Korean! I think you aren't doing too shabby so far!! ;)

  4. The first one makes me laugh! It looks like it would be pronounced silly-ham-nee-dah. But it's actually: Shee-lay-hom-nee-daw. [whenever there is an S (ᄉ) sound and E (ᅵ) sound by each other it's turned to "SHE"].

    Anyways, good luck on your Korean! Looks like you're getting pretty good!

  5. The good news is that greetings in many languages, including Korean, it seems, are the same despite the time of day! So that's one word, 3 uses :) Does that make you feel ANY better? Good Luck!!!

    ICLW #77

  6. Your post cracked me up because I'm Korean American and, even though I grew up speaking Korean, I sat there and tried to figure out how to read those phonetic transcriptions! :)

    Congrats on finishing your homestudy--praying you get your referral soon!

    Happy ICLW!

  7. BTW, I had to also share that cheese curds and kimchi are two of my favorite foods--I have a couple of Wisconsin friends, and one brings me fresh cheese curds when she returns from her visits home! :)

  8. MJ, you are right. I'm learning that the romanizations aren't reliable. I use a program with the audio pronunciations so I can hopefully say the words correctly. Thanks all for the encouragement!


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