Elementary Korean: (Audio CD Included)

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This is a comprehensive and detailed introductory Korean textbook and language learning package.

Korean is now the 15th most popular language taught at American universities. This new edition of Elementary Korean, the most comprehensive and detailed introductory Korean textbook available, offers beginning learners of Korean everything they need to learn the language effectively. Perfect for a first-year university-level course use or for the ...

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Overview

This is a comprehensive and detailed introductory Korean textbook and language learning package.

Korean is now the 15th most popular language taught at American universities. This new edition of Elementary Korean, the most comprehensive and detailed introductory Korean textbook available, offers beginning learners of Korean everything they need to learn the language effectively. Perfect for a first-year university-level course use or for the independent language learner. No prior knowledge of the language is necessary.

The new format, now with dozens of illustrations, presents Korean vocabulary and Korean grammar in an accessible and understandable manner while extensive conversations and exercises help to reinforce the Korean language and build reading and listening comprehension.

This edition includes:

  • An MP3 audio CD and dedicated website.
  • Rich and highly nuanced examples with brand new illustrations.
  • Detailed but on–technical grammar notes, ample writing exercises with an accompanying answer key.
  • Detailed examples of authentic dialogue.
  • Highly technical grammar notes.
  • Plenty of writing practice.
Dialogues, reading texts, and written exercises are in Hangul, the Korean alphabet, so students are quickly able to read and write authentic Korean. Layered lessons are designed to build on each other, making Korean easy to learn from the most popular introductory Korean language textbook available. Included is a revised audio CD that helps learners to speak like a native, and a web-based practice component through the University of British Columbia that can help students to learn Korean even beyond the pages of this book. According to the Modern Language Association, enrollment in Korean in American universities is growing rapidly.

Available separately is the companion Elementary Korean Workbook. This helpful workbook will assist you in practicing and polishing your Korean language skills. Each lesson supplements the corresponding lesson in the textbook. There are ten activities per lesson, offering a range of exercises and practice opportunities to enable you to achieve proficiency in everyday, conversational Korean.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Elementary Korean is the golden standard for learning Korean. It is the most thorough and all–round introduction to Korean that I know of. The logical structure makes it easy to follow." — Perapera Language Tools

"So far the best books I've seen for self study seem to be King and Yeon's Elementary Korean. They come with CD's the workbook comes with an answer key, they get great reviews, and in general, they should serve youwell for taking you through the basics on your own." —Fluentforever.com

"The explanations of grammar are very easy to understand and very thorough. The vocabulary lists are very good as well. I just highly recommend these books because they are very easy to understand, nice hardback books with a good binding, include an audio cd, and also present good vocabulary and grammar." —Learnkoreanlangauge.com

"Comes with CD and the beginning hits you with the basics: simple phrases and hangul. Each lesson builds upon the grammar you've learned in the previous lesson so it's not hard. Well organized and easy to get through." —Linguajunkie.com

"The layout makes for a digestible read; each chapter begins with a dialogue and vocabulary list, followed by grammar points and exercises. The chapters are spattered with side notes that warn about common mistakes and caveats in a given lesson. I also have the accompanying workbook, which gives a lot of good practice." —Goodreads

"I like this book because it explains the 'how' and 'when' when it comes to proper usage of Korean language grammar." —Saranghae Korean

"I would definitely recommend this book to serious independent learners and teachers who are giving Beginner level classes." —Language Trainers

"Elementary Korean's clear in-depth treatment will undoubtedly propel the beginner learner forward in their quest to master the Korean language..." —Loving Korean

From the Publisher
"Elementary Korean is the golden standard for learning Korean. It is the most thorough and all–round introduction to Korean that I know of. The logical structure makes it easy to follow." — Perapera Language Tools

"So far the best books I've seen for self study seem to be King and Yeon's Elementary Korean. They come with CD's the workbook comes with an answer key, they get great reviews, and in general, they should serve youwell for taking yo through the basics on your own." —Fluentforever.com

"The explanations of grammar are very easy to understand and very thorough. The vocabulary lists are very good as well. I just highly recommend these books because they are very easy to understand, nice hardback books with a good binding, include an audio cd, and also present good vocabulary and grammar." —Learnkoreanlangauge.com

"Comes with CD and the beginning hits yo with the basics: simple phrases and hangul. Each lesson builds upon the grammar you've learned in the previous lesson so it's not hard. Well organized and easy to get through." —Linguajunkie.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804844987
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/3/2014
  • Edition description: Paperback with disc
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 156,992
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Ross King is a Professor of Korean and Head of the Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia.

Jaehoon Yeon is a Reader in Korean at the Centre of Korean Studies, University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).

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Table of Contents

Preface xii
About this Book xv
Cast of Characters in the Book xxii
Lesson 1 Basic Expressions 1
Basic Expressions: Korean Script 1
Basic Expressions: Transcription 3
Guide to the Phonetic Transcription System in Lessons One to Four 6
Lesson Notes 7
1.1. Styles of Speech 7
1.2. Word Classes 8
Exercises 10
Lesson 2 More Basic Expressions 12
Basic Expressions (II): Korean Script 12
Basic Expressions (II): Transcription 14
Lesson Notes 16
2.1. Korean Sentence Patterns 16
2.2. Korean Names 17
Exercises 21
Lesson 3 Korean Writing and Basic Pronunciation 24
[characters not reproducible] The Korean Writing System 24
The Vowels 25
The Consonants 27
More on the Three-way Consonants 30
The Alphabet in a Dictionary 31
1. Republic of Korea (South Korea) 32
2. Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) 33
How to Write Korean 34
Stroke Orders 34
Structure of Written Syllables 36
Structure of Pronounced Syllables 37
Exercises 39
Lesson 4 Further Pronunciation Guidelines 44
4.1. Automatic Voicing of Plain [characters not reproducible] 44
4.2. Non-release of Final Consonants 45
4.3. The Gang of Seven: [characters not reproducible] 45
4.4. Other Gang of Seven Situations 46
4.5. When the Gang of Seven Gets Up Your Nose 47
4.6. Peculiarities of the Korean [characters not reproducible] 48
4.7. Automatic Doubling 49
4.8. Leapfrogging [characters not reproducible] 50
4.9. Pronunciation of [characters not reproducible] before i 50
4.10. Long and Short Vowels 50
4.11. The Names of the Korean Letters 51
Exercises: Pronunciation 52
Lesson 5 This is my wife 54
Korean Dialogues 54
Vocabulary 57
Lesson Notes 59
5.1. Pronouns in Korean 59
5.2. Sentence Subjects and Topics 60
5.3. The Copula and Equational Sentences 64
5.4. The Particle [characters not reproducible]: too, also, even 65
5.5. Expressing Possession with the Particle [characters not reproducible] 66
5.6. Nouns 68
Exercises 70
Lesson 6 Excuse me, but where is the Plaza Hotel? 73
Korean Dialogues 73
Vocabulary 75
Lesson Notes 78
6.1. Existence and Location with [characters not reproducible] and [characters not reproducible] 78
6.2. Possession with [characters not reproducible] and [characters not reproducible] 80
6.3. Location Particle [characters not reproducible] in, at 81
6.4. The Particle [characters not reproducible] and, with 82
6.5. Place Nouns 82
6.6. More about the Topic Particle [characters not reproducible] 85
6.7. Answering Negative Questions 85
6.8. The Plural Marker [characters not reproducible] 86
Exercises 88
Lesson 7 Where do they sell tickets to Taejon? 92
Korean Dialogues 92
Vocabulary 94
Lesson Notes 97
7.1. Verbs: The Polite Style and the Infinitive 97
7.2. Korean Verbs with Consonant Bases 99
7.3. The Dictionary Form of Korean Verbs 100
7.4. Three Types of Special Consonant Base 100
7.5. Korean Verbs with Vowel Bases 101
7.6. The Direct Object Particle [characters not reproducible] 104
7.7. Particles of Direction: to, from 106
7.8. Static and Dynamic Location 107
7.9. Using Location To Express Possession 109
7.10. Different Kinds of Verbs 109
7.11. More on the Particle [characters not reproducible] 111
7.12. Placement of Manner Adverbs 112
Exercises 112
Lesson 8 Aren't you taking any other subjects? 119
Korean Dialogues 119
Vocabulary 121
Lesson Notes 125
8.1. Verbs: Short Negatives with [characters not reproducible] and [characters not reproducible] 125
Pronunciation of [characters not reproducible] 126
8.2. Verbs: Honorifics 128
8.2.1. The Honorific Marker [characters not reproducible] 128
8.2.2. The Honorific Polite Style: [characters not reproducible] 129
8.3. Verbal Nouns: Processive and Descriptive 133
8.3.1. Separable Verbal Nouns (Processive) 133
8.3.1.1. Using [characters not reproducible] and [characters not reproducible] with Separable Verbal Nouns (Processive) 134
8.3.2. Nonseparable Verbal Nouns (Descriptive) 135
8.4. More on Adverbs 135
8.5. More New Particles: Instrumental [characters not reproducible] 137
8.6. More New Particles: [characters not reproducible] and 138
8.7. Particle Sequences 139
Exercises 140
Lesson 9 Did you have a good weekend? 145
Korean Dialogues 144
Vocabulary 147
Lesson Notes 151
9.1. Verbs: Past Tense 151
9.1.1. Past Tense, Polite Style 151
9.1.2. Past and Past-Past 153
9.1.3. Past Tense, Honorific Polite Style 153
9.2. The Particle [characters not reproducible] and 155
9.3. Ways To Say (together) with 156
9.4. Ways To Say like 156
9.4.1. The Particle [characters not reproducible] 156
9.4.2. The Verb [characters not reproducible] 157
9.5. The Purposive Form [characters not reproducible] 157
9.6. Expressing Wishes with [characters not reproducible] 158
Exercises 161
Lesson 10 Review 1 166
10.1. Vocabulary Review 166
10.2. Particle Review 169
10.3. Verb Review 171
10.4. Sentence Review 174
10.5. Korean Conversations 179
Lesson 11 I'm 21. I was born in 1976 181
Korean Dialogues 181
Vocabulary 183
Lesson Notes 186
11.1. Numbers and Counting 186
11.2. Numerals in Time Expressions 196
11.2.1. Telling the Time 196
11.2.2. Dates 197
11.2.3. Telephone Numbers 198
11.3. Four New Particles: [characters not reproducible] 199
11.3.1. [characters not reproducible] each, every 199
11.3.2. [characters not reproducible] only, just 199
11.3.3. [characters not reproducible] per, apiece 200
11.3.4. [characters not reproducible] about, approximately, by 201
11.4. The Particles [characters not reproducible] from and [characters not reproducible] to 202
11.5. Formal Style 203
Exercises 207
Lesson 12 I like plays, but I don't like concerts much 212
Korean Dialogues 212
Vocabulary 214
Lesson Notes 219
12.1. Verbs: Suspective Form [characters not reproducible] 219
12.2. Uses of the Suspective [characters not reproducible] 220
12.2.1. Any Base plus [characters not reproducible] but 220
12.2.2. Long Negatives in [characters not reproducible] 221
12.2.3. Negative Commands and Suggestions in [characters not reproducible] 224
12.2.4. Negative Honorifics 226
12.3. The Particle [characters not reproducible]: Noun Agreement 226
12.4. Suggestions and Tentative Questions with [characters not reproducible] 227
12.5. Thinking of Doing ... with [characters not reproducible] 230
12.6. The Adverb [characters not reproducible], Particle [characters not reproducible], and Pseudo-particle [characters not reproducible] 231
12.6.1. Adverb [characters not reproducible] versus Particle [characters not reproducible] 231
12.6.2. The Particle [characters not reproducible] 231
12.7. More Ways To Say or 235
12.8. The Wanna Form in [characters not reproducible] 236
12.9. Meanings for [characters not reproducible] and Related Words 237
Exercises 238
Lesson 13 I just called a moment ago, but nobody answers 243
Korean Dialogues 243
Vocabulary 245
Lesson Notes 249
13.1. Verbs: the Sequential Form [characters not reproducible] 249
13.1.1. [characters not reproducible] As, Since, Because 249
13.1.2. [characters not reproducible] When ..., (I realized or discovered ...) 250
13.2. Honorifics: Nouns and Particles 251
13.2.1. Nouns 251
13.2.2. Particles 251
13.3. Kinship Terms 252
13.4. Probable Futures with [characters not reproducible] 254
13.4.1. Probable Futures in [characters not reproducible] on Plain Bases 254
13.4.2. Probable Futures in [characters not reproducible] on Past Bases 256
13.5. Rhetorical Retorts in [characters not reproducible] 257
13.6. Is doing with [characters not reproducible] 258
13.7. As soon as with [characters not reproducible] 261
Exercises 261
Lesson 14 Tongdaemun Market is probably the best, right? 268
Korean Dialogues 268
Vocabulary 271
Lesson Notes 274
14.1. Ways to Say only: [characters not reproducible] plus Affirmative, [characters not reproducible] plus Negative 274
14.2. Another Use of [characters not reproducible] as many as 275
14.3. Expressions for Going and Coming 276
14.4. Verbs: Future-Presumptives in [characters not reproducible] 277
14.4.1. How to Attach [characters not reproducible] 277
14.4.2. Meaning and Usage of [characters not reproducible] 278
14.5. Verbs: Past-Future and Past-Past 281
14.6. Immediate Futures in [characters not reproducible] 283
14.7. Synopsis: Types of Base and Types of Future 284
14.7.1. Types of Base 284
14.7.2. Types of Future 284
14.7.3. A Reminder about First-, Second- and Third-Person with [characters not reproducible] 287
14.8. Suppositives in [characters not reproducible] 288
14.9. Synopsis: Compatibility of [characters not reproducible] with Endings Previously Learned 290
Exercises 290
Lesson 15 Review 2 295
Review of Lesson Notes 295
15.1. Verb Forms: Summary 295
15.1.1. Verb Bases 295
15.1.2. Verb Endings 301
Review Exercises 307
Vocabulary Review 307
Particle Review 309
Honorifics 311
Autobiographical Sketch 311
The Formal Style 312
Review of Numbers 313
Korean to English Translation 314
English to Korean Translation 315
Reference Section
Korean to English Vocabulary 317
English to Korean Vocabulary 332
Korean to English Pattern Glossary 349
English to Korean Pattern Glossary 355
English Equivalents to the Korean Dialogues 363
Answer Key to Written Exercises 370
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2004

    The basics

    this is a very good book. They presents words in korean script and english as well. The cd that comes with the book has two native speakers one female and another male. Their is also phonetic system to help you with the pronounciation.

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