Korean Slang: As Much as a Rat's Tail: An Irreverent Look At Language Within Culture

Korean Slang: As Much as a Rat's Tail: An Irreverent Look At Language Within Culture

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ISBN-13: 9781936342518
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 05/05/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 200
File size: 9 MB

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Korean Slang: As Much as a Rat's Tail: An Irreverent Look At Language Within Culture 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite As Much as a Rat's Tail: Korean Slang is an irreverent guide to the way young Koreans really speak. I learned Korean from a textbook. I guess that’s not a bad place to start, and if you want to learn a language you have to start somewhere. The problem was the textbooks are so formal, which in many ways mark them as a reflection of traditional Korean culture. But young people are not so traditional when their elders are not around, and they certainly do not speak to each other like the textbooks teach you to do. Korean culture is changing and evolving every day and young people are at the forefront of those changes. If you want to talk to those young people and eventually be considered a friend and an insider, then you must read this book. As Much as a Rat's Tail: Korean Slang is fun, witty, and very informative. Peter N. Liptak and Siwoo Lee take the time to explain some of the historical and cultural idiosyncrasies that are an important part of the language. They explain these in a way so that readers who do not know the language can follow. If you are studying the language, then As Much as a Rat's Tail: Korean Slang will be an invaluable addition to your studies. Especially if you are in Korea and attempting to speak to young people. I am happy to add this to my library. I will definitely read it again before I make another visit to The Land of the Morning Calm.