Korean For Dummies

Korean For Dummies


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Korean For Dummies by Jungwook Hong

Start speaking Korean the fun and easy way with Korean ForDummies, a no-nonsense guide to Korean culture and the basicsof Korean language. Pick up basic phrases and commonly used wordsso that you can converse with Koreans in both business and personalsituations. You’ll learn Korean for everyday life andtask-specific expressions for Korean on the go. In addition,you’ll discover important and fascinating aspects of Koreanculture.

This handy guide won’t burden you with lists of grammarrules; just look up the phrases and cultural phrases that you needor read through the whole book for a general overview. You’llbe able to place material in a daily context with cultural tidbits,phonetic spelling of Korean words, and the recorded Koreandialogues on the accompanying CD. Exercises will jog your memoryand 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, tenphrases to make you sound Korean, ten expressions that Koreans liketo use, and ten things you should never do around a Korean,Korean For Dummies is your one-stop guide to speaking basicKorean and understanding the fundamentals of Korean culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470037188
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/04/2008
Series: For Dummies Series
Edition description: Bilingual
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 130,014
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

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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Table of Contents


Part I: Getting Started.

Chapter 1: Getting Down the Basics.

Chapter 2: The Nitty-Gritty: Basic Korean Grammar andNumbers.

Chapter 3: Introductions and Greetings.

Part II: Korean in Action.

Chapter 4: Getting to Know You: Making Small Talk.

Chapter 5: Eating and Drinking.

Chapter 6: Shopping Made Easy.

Chapter 7: Exploring the Town.

Chapter 8: Enjoying Yourself: Recreation and Sports.

Chapter 9: Making Connections: Phone, Mail, Fax, andInternet.

Chapter 10: At the Office and Around the House.

Part III: Korean on the Go.

Chapter 11: Money, Money, Money.

Chapter 12: Asking Directions.

Chapter 13: Staying at a Hotel.

Chapter 14: Transportation.

Chapter 15: Planning a Trip.

Chapter 16: Handling an Emergency.

Part IV: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Get a Quick Handle on Korean.

Chapter 18: Ten Things to Avoid Doing in Korea.

Chapter 19: Ten Favorite Korean Expressions.

Chapter 20: Ten Phrases That Make You Sound Korean .

Part V: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Korean Verbs.

Appendix B: Mini-Dictionary.

Appendix C: Answer Key.

Appendix D: On the CD.

Tracks on the CD.

System Requirements.

Customer Care.


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Korean for Dummies 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
dars More than 1 year ago
This book was purchased to use as a reference for a college level linguistics course. Along with my tutor, I was able to find good explanations for many of the rules in Korean sentences, grammar and use of the polite form. The authors also included a whole section on cultural customs that was very interesting. Many of the sections included vocabulary in contexts, such as numbers and colors, telephone vocabulary, food, eating and restaurants,traveling, shopping, etc. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to gain a practical knowledge of Korean.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is really easy to understand and tailored to most everyday conversations. However, I wish there were more examples. Plus, this doesn't come with a cd, but I would have thought it would've at least had sound. It is hard to be able to pronounce words if you can not hear them.
Lorene More than 1 year ago
Impossible to pronounce. The author's explanation of pronunciation is unintelligible.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It helped me so much
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