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Beginners Korean complete

I haven’t learnt everything I have been taught but I do pass the tests and I know a lot more now than I did in May. I haven’t actually finished all the worksheets and homework from last term (final term of beginners) but I will get there… this is my last completed essay. It isn’t long. Not exactly and some things were corrected, even though I wrote this with the help of a tutor. My teacher still corrected her haha… oh well. The story of how I broke my ankle…. 방학동안에 저는 친구를 만났어요. 친구하고 점심을 먹은 후에 친구는 계속 놀고 싶어했지만 저는 집에 와서 한국어를 공부하고 싶었어요. 오월 부터 그 날까지 이 친구를 못 만났어요. 우리는 보동 일주일에 한 번 만났는데 제가 다시 학기를 시작하면 시간이 없어서 우리는 카페에 같이 갔어요. 우리는 카페에 가서 커피하고 핫초고를 마셨고 쇼핑도 했어요. 친구는 택시를 탔고 저는 지하철을 타러 갔어요.플랫폼을 내려 오다가 두 계단을 놓쳐서 넘어졌어요. 그런데 넘어진 게 아니라 자빠졌어요. 제 왼쪽 발목이 가까운 계단 걸려서 굴렀어요. 그 다음 오른쪽 발목이 다음 발에 걸려서 으스졌다고 생각 했어요. …

Term 2 complete

Ugh. We get a week off before the next term… yay. Now I can try and catch up. It is hard but not really hard. It is fun and yeah actually quite fun. It is more that I need to focus and spend time memorising words and I have the time but not the focus. Term 2 favourite word – 물고기 = water meat = fish that swim in the sea/at an aquarium, generally fish that are not food….. Fish that will be consumed has another name and it isn’t water meat and I just find it backwards haha…. I mean, in English it is all fish right. Living, dead, for eating, not for eating. Water meat made so much sense to me but we didn’t learn that. That was a side note. Our word to learn was the word for fish that will be eaten. It is the equivalent of cherTea – as in Teacher but the two syllables swapped around. And. What… water meat is so cute and easy to remember. I also …

Term 1 complete

It has been a while. I kind of had to focus on other things.I didn’t end up being very focussed but I wanted to be so, there is that. Ok, now, let’s review term 1 because I need to and I don’t feel like studying. So. This seems a little less like studying it still is. This is after 4 weeks of course so if it doesn’t seem like a lot, I can tell you, in 4 weeks it feels like too much. I don’t know it all yet. It took 5 weeks because of a public holiday and the lockdown. So I guess we are also technically a week behind as well. Sigh. Animals:1. Hippo = 하마2. Magpie = 까치3. Spider = 거미4. Lion = 사자5. Elephant = 코끼리6. Rabbit = 토끼7. Pig = 돼지8. Cat= 고양이9. Mouse = 죄10. Ostrich = 타조11. Cicada = 매미12. Animal counting units = 마리 Clothing:1. Hat = 모자2. Skirt = 치마3. Coat = 코트4. Sweater = 스웨터5. Shoes = 신발6. Glove = 방갑7. Clothes = 옷 (lol …

What a week

I learned a lot. Got my stitches out. Had to continue with the antibiotic gel for a few days and because of Lola I kept it covered though I was told I didn’t need to cover it any more. It doesn’t look too bad. Still pink at the moment and will be for a while but decent. The sides are a little pinched together but I guess that is to be expected and over time that might go away because it did on my other arm. Basically the same scar but the original was from a fight that I lost against barbed wire and a kangaroo. I was the only casualty in that conflict so it wasn’t too bad. Tomorrow I will update everything I learned since I last posted. I wouldn’t say I put a lot of effort in but I started to put more effort in on Tuesday and Thursday. Wednesday I tried to put effort in but I want to a friends house to study and we mostly chatted. I did listen …

Lesson prep 27 May

Ok, I can’t really say homework because I kind of didn’t really feel like it so I didn’t do it…. and the lesson is today so I need to know some of these words. I believe. I have a lot of questions about things we learned in unit 1 because… well… the more you learn the more you realise you didn’t learn something properly or completely at the start because you didn’t know what there was to miss along the way. So. Some simple things like blending vowel sounds… I will ask that today. I did as my online teacher back in March but she didn’t really answer it in a way that helped me understand and now there are a lot more sounds that appear to be blended so I have more examples and can make the question clearer. The concept we are covering this week, I pretty much get because I studied that already but it is the vocabulary that I need to keep up with and I need to be able to …

Online fan meet 13th anniversary since debut

After class yesterday I went to an online fan event to celebrate the 13th year since a group launched in South Korea. On Sunday they held an event for 10 years in Japan but that was a little early because one of the members has to do their military service on the anniversary date. It was interesting and they are entertaining to watch, just talking to each other. They say things like ‘I don’t know if I am deserving of all of the love and support. I reflect on that a lot, I appreciate it. Thank you and thank you again’… and then today… Watching the ABC news on youtube and the press club speaker was representing the Australian Music industry and talking about how 80% of musicians and their support crews are out of work because of the governments covid rules. And that really made me think. These guys have held a concert online, they will hold another later in the year I am sure, or maybe in person if the rules relax in …

Homework 24th May

Countries:한국 = Korea말레이시아 = Malaysia태국 = Thailand대만 = Taiwan베트남 = Vietnam중국 = China영국 = UK캐나다 = Canada라시아 = Russia인도 = India싱가포르 = Singapore필리핀 = Philippines 인도네시아 = Indonesia일본 = Japan독일 = Germany미국 = USA프랑스 = France호주 = Australia

Lola attacked my dressing

So, I didn’t wake up to feed Lola. I assumed she just let me sleep. When I rolled over I thought she was sleeping between Triston and I so I pat her a little. What was most likely happening was she was running between us, standing on our hair and that woke me up but I didn’t realise it. I pat her a little and just went back to sleep. And. She was having none of that. Next thing I know is she was either clawing at or biting and pulling on my dressing. I pulled my arm away from her and tucked it and my head under the covers while also letting out a little squeal because I was shocked. That woke Triston up and he went and fed her. He decided to do it so that I didn’t have to get up but after about 10 minutes I was too concerned that she got some kind of dirt or germs close to the wound so I got up and did the morning clean …

New Words

Argh.Ok. New list. 위 = Above/on top of (said like we)줘요 = give (vowel sounds like the wa in war – remember Aussie accent so sounds may vary depending on your English but it is usually written like wo but its more war)뇌 = Brain (but this vowel is special and rather than making the sound of the combined vowels, for those following along at home, it is an ‘weh’ sound … and there are a few combined vowels that make the same sound. They used to be different but they aren’t any more… brain sounds like Nweh.)더워요- hot weather – means hot but in reference to weather not like a hot person or a hot pot of water. 화가 = artist/painter (vowel is wah sound)ergh, ok that is most of the new sounds… just going to list the words for practice. I do need to try to remember these sounds though. It isn’t a lot so it isn’t difficult but I get some of the vowels confused. Dyslexia appears to work in any language …