Korean For Dummies

Korean For Dummies

by Jungwook Hong, Wang Lee
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Korean For Dummies by Jungwook Hong

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118050583
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/23/2011
Series: For Dummies Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 937,862
File size: 12 MB
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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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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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