Practical Korean: Your Guide to Speaking Korean Quickly and Effortlessly in a Few Hours

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Tuttle Publishing, Apr 20, 2009 - Foreign Language Study - 96 pages
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Initially written for the tourist visiting Korea, Practical Korean is actually a very handy reference for anyone interested in quickly acquiring a working knowledge of spoken Korean. This book provides the basics needed to converse in simple Korean. Intended for beginners, it concentrates only on key grammar and pronunciation points. Most of the lessons include exercises that reinforce vocabulary items and grammatical structures. Phrases and sentences are recycled for long-term learning. Over 200 simple illustrations allow even beginners to express themselves.

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Contents

About This Revised Edition
5
Introduction
6
Vowels
8
Consonants
11
Sound Changes
14
Names and Greetings
18
Sentence Structure
21
Some Useful Expressions
23
Honorifics
92
The Word But
98
Infinitives and Favors
101
Expressing May and Must
105
Helping Verbs
109
The go Verb Form
113
Wants and Likes
117
Infinitive + seo And So
121

More Useful Expressions
26
Is and Has
31
Styles of Speech
35
Some Handy Nouns
40
Lesson lis More Handy Nouns
43
Particles
45
More Particles
48
Some Tricky Particles
52
Numerals
57
Nouns Ending in t
60
Counting Things
62
Telling Time
66
What Day Is It?
68
Months and Years
71
Negative Sentences
73
Where Things Are
78
Verbs and Adjectives
81
Relatives
88
Some Peculiar Verb Types
125
The Modifiers eun and n
130
The Verb Modifier neun
134
Ever Never and Sometimes
138
Before After and While
141
In the Future
144
Knows and Can
150
Probable Future
154
When and If
155
Hoping and Wishing
160
What the Weather Looks Like
163
Because
166
Casual Remarks Using ji yo
168
Some Abbreviations
171
The Structure of Verb Forms
172
Romanization Table
175
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About the author (2009)

Samuel E. Martin received his undergraduate degree and master's degree in oriental languages from the University of California, Berkeley, and his Ph.D. in linguistics from Yale University. He is the author of numerous books and papers on Japanese and Korean, including the definitive A Reference Grammar of Japanese and A Reference Grammar of Korean.

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