Monday, May 10, 2010

한글

I just attended the first lesson last Thursday with my dear friend who accompanied me after lunch... haha... she whispered to me in class,'Lucky I came with u... otherwise u'll feel so out of place'... lol... No kidding! I was sooo glad she came with me =) Thankius kawan!!

There were 6 or 7 students, 3 of them were more advanced and the other 4 (plus me) are well the beginners... Me n my fren were the OLDEST!! gasp... One guy was 19 and the other girl was prolly only 12? 13?? or mayb even younger... suddenly I feel so old... Lucky our teachers or 선생님s were older... hahaha... Miso, 26 and Peter (older than us)... There were other Koreans there to help us as well; Nana and Helen... It's a free class, we only pay for the books... They're so nice to spare some time to teach us =) They're friendly too but got a bit of language prbs la... Our teacher, Miso, was here to study english... She just graduated from a uni in Korea... Others, not so sure... Nana just arrived a week ago... She loves to say,Anyeeeeooooonnnngggg~~~ a lot... hahaha...

Anyways, for the first lesson, we just leart the first 6 basic vowels and 5 consonents...
ㅏㅓㅣㅗㅜㅡ
ㄱㄴㅅㅁㅇ

It's not as easy as it looks... Japanese was MUCH MUCH easier...The japanese pronouciation is clear and distinct whereas the Korean pronounciation is very similar to one another... ㅓ is pronounced as eo like in how u say 'U' in 'UP' or' TOP'... ㅗ is pronounced as o as in how u say 'O' in 'orange'... they both sound the same to me... hahaha... keep getting confused...

I learnt a few extra stuff from the teachers on my first day... they were so excited when I mentioned that I am travelling to Korea in July... they teached me how to bargain... lol.. she even emphasised that it is VERY IMPORTANT!

Enjoyed it and ya, have to study study study... I will b missing this week's class cuz I'm going up to Cameron's... Downloaded the expected lesson for this week and shall listen to it... hehe...

~TTFN~
안녕히가세요

p/s: Me n my fren felt so weird when Peter asked us to address him as Oppa cuz he was older than us... lol... in dramas, girls usually use oppa in a very manja way... hahaha...

2 comments:

NikTim said...

wow ! korean lesson ..in ur uni ?

|| Lyññ || said...

NikTim: Ya.. started my first official lesson last thursday...Before that, I tried learning some on my own but failed terribly! hhahaha...

I finished my studies earlier this year... searching for a job now =)