Chapter 1 Lesson Test [한국어]

This Korean Chapter 1 lesson test covers -어/아 지다, changing verbs to -은/ㄴ, -잖아요, and -(으)면, 좋겠어요.

Conjugate the following following verbs using -어/아 지다. 지다 means to become. To conjugate this you take the -어/아 form and add 지다. Make sure to conjugate appropriately.

  1. 무서우면 얼글이 _______ 요. (하얗다)
  2. 인터넷이 __________어요. (빠르다)
  3. 방이 또 ____________어요. (더럽다)
  4. 내 가방이 ________어요. (없다)
  5. 비가 오면___________요. (슬프다)
  6. 봄이 되면__________거예요. (따뜻하다)

Change the following verbs below using -은/ㄴ.

  1. 바람이________다음에 구름이 끼고 비가 오기 시작했어요. (불다)
  2. 오늘 숙제를 먼저 ________다음에 수업을 할게요. (알리다)
  3. 자리에 ________다음에 시험을 보세요. (앉다)

Change the underlined parts using -잖아요.

  1. 라면이 지겹지 않아요? ____________________
  2. 방학이 기다려지지 않아요? _________________
  3. 주말에 덥지 않았어요? ______________________

Conjugate the following verbs using -(으)면.

  1. 바람이 __________________ 기온이 낮아요. (불다)
  2. 친구를___________________기분이 좋아요. (돕다)
  3. 많이 _____________________건강해져요. (걷다)

Come up with a sentence using -(으)면, 좋겠다.

  1. ___________________________________________________________

Answer Key:

어/아 지다: 1. 하얘져, 2.빨라졌, 더러워졌, 없어졌, 슬퍼져, 따뜻해 질

-은/ㄴ: 1. 분, 2.알린, 3. 앉은

-잖아요: 1. 지겹잖아요, 2. 기다려지잖아요, 3. 더웠잖아요.

-(으)면: 1.불면, 2.도우면, 3.걸으면

-(으)면, 좋겠다 (example sentence): 한국에 가면 좋겠어요.




What I am reading: むかし夕日の公園で

Image result for japanese easy stories book 神様What I am reading: Read Real Japanese

This book is compiled of a couple short stories in Japanese. On the right-hand side is the Japanese story and on the left-hand side, parts of the story is broken down in English. This story is great for intermediate level. Read This Review

My reading technique:

  1. I first read the story entirely without the help of the English translation.
  2. I circle all the words that I do not know and translate them.
  3. I re-read and try to pick out the meaning of the story with or without English breakdown.

Week 1

I started reading the first story called ‘The Evening at the park long ago ‘ written by Otsuichi. It is a very eerie short story that really caught my attention. Initially, I planned on reading ‘Kamisama’, but after skimming around I realized むかし夕日の公園で is a much easier read.

Key words in this story:

砂場 (sandbox) 粒(grains) 差し込む (to insert) 脱く(to take off) 砂(sand) 現に(actually) 感触(feel, touch) 夢中(trance, daze) 消え去る(to vanish,leave) 腕(arm) 不意(sudden,abrupt) 視界(view) 懸命 (eager) 確認(verification) 握り締める(to grasp tightly) 反響(echo) 地上 (above ground)

I want to upload my recording of me reading this story, but I’m having trouble with it uploading. I should have it up asap.

Language Diary Day 2

Today, I didn’t work on Japanese much. Instead, I sat down and scheduled out my Korean Study schedule for the summer. I don’t have any Korean textbooks so I have to solely rely on Online resources so wish me luck. I’m so excited to study Korean this summer hehe. Initially, I wanted to go to South Korea in August but that doesn’t seem too realistic. Anyway…

I saw a Korean studying meetup group on that I really want to check out because I want to make friends who are learning Korean too. But… We’ll see how that goes.

Word of the day:

인사를 하다 to greet


Tentative Korean Study Schedule 2018

Books I will be using:

•연세 3

Week 1:

과제1- 앞집에 이사 온 리에라고 합니다 (54)

⁃ Create voice recording reading passage

⁃ Memorize vocabulary

⁃ Answer questions

Week 2:

과제2- 짧게 자라 주세요 (60)

⁃ Create voice recording reading passage

⁃ Memorize vocabulary

⁃ Answer questions


Week 3:

과제3- 광고를 보고 왔는데요 (68)

⁃ Create voice recording reading passage

⁃ Memorize vocabulary

⁃ Answer questions

Week 4:

과제4- 전화가 걸리지 않아요 (74)

⁃ Create voice recording reading passage

⁃ Memorize vocabulary

⁃ Answer questions

Language Diary Day 1

Sunday 27,2018

I want to write a blog every day this summer to see how well my language learning is going. I am currently closing and decided to study a bit since it’s so slow. Based on my Tentative Schedule I have to read the passage for Chapter 3 and 4 and read the new vocabulary words for Chapter 4. So far so good.

What I find most challenging is creating more complex sentences! It’s so frustrating not being able to express yourself in words. So, a part of me wonders if 中級へ行こう textbook will help me improve with that.

Today’s Word:

調査(ちょうさ)survey, examination

I’ve been seeing this word a lot lately so I guess it may be useful.

Week 1: Learning Japanese

This week I covered Chapter 3 vocabulary on the topic of 最近の子供 and Chapter 4 日本のイメージ. The vocabulary wasn’t too hard. In a notebook, I’ve written down the definitions of all the words in English, Korean and Chinese.

I highlighted all the words I did not know and created sentences using them. The following words are: