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Making Out in Korean: Third Edition
     

Making Out in Korean: Third Edition

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by Peter Constantine, Gene Baij, Laura Kingdon (Revised by), Chris Backe (Revised by)
 

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Making Out in Korean is a fun, accessible and thorough Korean phrasebook and guide to the Korean language as it's really spoken.

Nan neoga joa michigesseo! Uri tto mannalkka?—(I'm crazy about you! Shall we meet again?) Answer this correctly in Korean and you may be going on a hot date. Incorrectly, and you could be hurting someone's

Overview

Making Out in Korean is a fun, accessible and thorough Korean phrasebook and guide to the Korean language as it's really spoken.

Nan neoga joa michigesseo! Uri tto mannalkka?—(I'm crazy about you! Shall we meet again?) Answer this correctly in Korean and you may be going on a hot date. Incorrectly, and you could be hurting someone's feelings or getting a slap! Korean classes and textbooks tend to spend a lot of time rehearsing for the same fictitious scenarios but chances are while in Korea you will spend a lot more time trying to make new friends or start new romances—something you may not be prepared for.

If you are a student, businessman or tourist traveling to South Korea or North Korea and would like to have an authentic and meaningful experience, the key is being able to speak like a local. This friendly and easy-to-use Korean phrase book makes this possible. Making out in Korean has been carefully designed to act as a guide to modern colloquial Korean for use in everyday informal interactions—giving access to the sort of catchy Korean expressions that aren't covered in traditional language materials. As well as the Romanized forms (romanji), each expression is given in authentic Korean script (hangul), so that in the case of difficulties the book can be shown to the person the user is trying to communicate with. In addition, easy-to-use phonetic spellings of all Korean words and phrases are given. For example "How are you?"—annyeonghaseyo? is also written as anh-nyawng-hah-seyo?

This Korean phrasebook includes:

  • A guide to pronouncing Korean words correctly.
  • Explanations of basic Korean grammar, such as, word order, questions, and formal vs. informal tenses.
  • Complete Korean translations including Korean Script (hangul).
  • Useful and interesting notes on Korean language and culture.
  • Lots of colorful, fun and useful expressions not covered in other phrasebooks.

Titles in this unique series of bestselling phrase books include: Making Out in Chinese, Making Out in Indonesian, Making Out in Thai, Making Out in Korean, Making Out in Hindi, Making Out in Japanese, Making Out in Vietnamese, Making out in Burmese, Making Out in Tagalog, Making Out in Hindi, Making Out in Arabic, Making Out in English, More Making Out in Korean, and More Making Out in Japanese.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Making Out in Korean is a helpful phrasebook, and it might save you from embarrassing yourself one day by not understanding something important." —The Waegukin blog

"A funny phrase book. The difference of this one from the other phrase books out there is that it focuses on slangs – specifically relationships/romance slangs." —Mykoreancorner.wordpress.com blog

"Making Out in Korean — Funny book title there huh? What you can learn from here? A bunch of funny phrases, curses and uhm yearh." —Lyrynne.wordpress.com blog

"One of the things that I most like about the books is that they include the English translations of the phrases as well as the sentences and words in the writing system of the language alongside the transliteration. This is great both for those who are interested in a more conversational approach and for those interested in more in-depth learning." —Eurolinguiste

"Making Out in Korean is a fun, easy–to–use and comprehensive Korean phrasebook, covering catchy Korean expressions commonly used among native Koreans. With this book, speaking Korean in Korea is no longer a daunting task!" —POP CLUB blog

"This book is to the point and does not sugar coat phrases during translations. It is — the resource — for learning the Korean slang language and to understand how the locals speak the language. This isn't a phrasebook for board meetings: it's a phrasebook for making new friends in Korean bars. If you want to learn some great insults, cuss words, and the worst ways to compliment a woman, read this book." —Korea Guide blog

"I find language books really boring sometimes, with chunks of words and more vocab words, I could never get a proper explanation when I flip through those books myself. Thankfully, Making Out in Korean has something different that I was looking out for. With romanized picture illustrations in each topic, it becomes more engaging and fun to learn and explore the new language." —Hallyu SG blog

"Although the title Making Out in Korean may sound racy, but that is definitely not the case with the content of this book (keke). If you're planning to visit Korea to enjoy the Hallyu wave and K-pop music, this is the phrase book that you really need." —K-Popped blog

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804843546
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
09/23/2014
Series:
Making Out Books Series
Edition description:
Expanded
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
552,108
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)

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Meet the Author

Laura Kingdon is a graduate of Yonsei University's Korean Language Institute, so understands firsthand the complexities of learning Korean grammar. She is fluent in several languages and runs a translation firm. She has designed curricula and taught English as a Second Language to students of all ages, ranging from university students in Kazakhstan to elementary school children in Korea. After years of living in Seoul, she has recently moved to Thailand.

Chris Backe blogs about travel and life at Chris in South Korea and Chris in Thailand. Has has been published in several Korean magazines including Groove Magazine, 10 Magazine, Busan Haps, The East (based in England), and on visitseoul.net. He has been featured on several UK radio programs or subjects ranging from Korea to current technology. He has authored or contributed to various books on Korean language and culture, including Weird and Wonderful Korea.

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Making Out in Korean: Third Edition 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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