Korean For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, May 23, 2011 - Foreign Language Study - 384 pages
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Start speaking Korean the fun and easy way with Korean For Dummies, a no-nonsense guide to Korean culture and the basics of Korean language. Pick up basic phrases and commonly used words so that you can converse with Koreans in both business and personal situations. You’ll learn Korean for everyday life and task-specific expressions for Korean on the go. In addition, you’ll discover important and fascinating aspects of Korean culture.

This handy guide won’t burden you with lists of grammar rules; just look up the phrases and cultural phrases that you need or read through the whole book for a general overview. You’ll be able to place material in a daily context with cultural tidbits, phonetic spelling of Korean words, and the recorded Korean dialogues on the accompanying CD. Exercises will jog your memory and reinforce everything that you learn. Find out how to:

  • Use basic phrases and words correctly
  • Converse intelligently about Korean culture
  • Do business with a Korean company
  • Say task-specific expressions
  • Pronounce Korean words
  • Put material in a real-world context
  • Make a good first impression with Koreans

Complete with lists of ten ways to learn Korean quickly, ten phrases to make you sound Korean, ten expressions that Koreans like to use, and ten things you should never do around a Korean, Korean For Dummies is your one-stop guide to speaking basic Korean and understanding the fundamentals of Korean culture.


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Korean on the
Getting Down the Basics
The NittyGritty Basic Korean Grammar and Numbers
Introductions and Greetings
Getting to Know You Making Small Talk
Eating and Drinking
Shopping Made Easy
Money Money Money
Asking Directions
Staying at a Hotel
Planning a Trip
Handling an Emergency
The Part of Tens
Ten Things to Avoid Doing in Korea

Exploring the Town
Enjoying Yourself Recreation and Sports
Making Connections Phone Mail Fax and Internet
At the Office and Around the House
Ten Favorite Korean Expressions

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About the author (2011)

Jungwook Hong created a Korean language program and founded the Korean Studies Organization at the University of Virginia. Wang Lee has worked as a Korean translator, tutor, and interpreter.

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