A required mindset shift for consistent improvement

Hey, and welcome back to the KDA blog! This video is actually taken from our members area in the 21-Day Speaking Challenge, as part of the pre-challenge videos.

In it I discuss a mindset shift we need, a block we need to remove, if we’re to start making consistent progress in our speaking fluency and confidence, especially when using our Korean out and about.

Hope it helps. To your continued improvement!

If you’d like to find out more about the 21-Day Speaking Challenge, and/or get registered, you can do so here…

https://www.koreandigitalacademy.com/21-day-speaking-challenge-info-page/
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KDA QnA: How to use ~주세요 with verbs (and what it means)

Hey, and welcome back!

We got an excellent question from Aaron, who was wondering if 주세요, which is typically used to ask someone to give you something (i.e. 맥주 한병 주세요), can be used with verbs.  And if so, how do we do it, and what exactly does it mean.

A great question to be sure, and the answer is absolutely yes it can.

In this video we will learn exactly how it combines with verbs, and what it means exactly when we do that…

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Hope you found that helpful.  Just a few final notes…

(1) For members of KDA (free and otherwise), you can download the practice worksheet with answer key at the link just below (please just make sure you’re logged in, otherwise it will not show).  If you have not yet created your free membership but would like to, please head here and click the big blue button that says “Create Your Membership”, and you can do that.  Then come back to (or just refresh) this page to download the worksheet.

 

(2) In the video, we referenced a “verb program” that shows you exactly how to create the “changed” (or “conjugated”) form of a verb.  If you would like to check that out (and I highly recommend you do if you haven’t yet), you can do so here…

https://www.KoreanDigitalAcademy.com/korean-verb-mastery

(3) If you have any questions you would like to ask, please do so!

(4) If you found this video helpful, we’d love to hear about it.  If you feel up to it, please leave a comment below letting us know.

Thanks, and happy learning!

Rob

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Korean Q&A: “The one close to my heart”…

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Hey!

In today’s video we talk about something that as a Canadian, I love!!  I love it ’cause it’s something that Canadians get mocked a bit for saying, and it works exactly the same in Korean.  I’ll let the video explain more…

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Find this video helpful?  Let me know!

Got something you’d like help with, reply below!

Otherwise, happy learning and I’ll talk to you soon!

Rob

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How to Easily Conjugate Korean Verbs (thanks to the pattern behind it)

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If you really want to learn Korean to a point where you are conversational and can actually form your own sentences and questions from understanding, not just memory, then one skill you absolutely HAVE TO learn is how to conjugate verbs.

Thanks to the pattern I’m about to show you, conjugating verbs in Korean is not terribly difficult to understand.  That being said, it does take some time and practice to actually be able to do it with speed and accuracy. But once you have it down, you will have moved yourself into a position where you can really start to converse in Korean and from there it’s only time and practice to where you’re really, really good at speaking.

The following videos will go over in great detail…

1) why it is an absolutely necessary skill to have if you want to take your Korean to the next level and become a conversational ninja.

2) exactly how to conjugate verbs in Korean

So give these videos a watch, and if you find them useful (and don’t mind doing so), please hit the “like” button just above. It’d really help out a ton!

And any thoughts you have on these videos or any questions these videos may lead to, feel free to leave them below in the “comments” section.

Thanks, and happy learning!

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If you would like to go deeper into this topic and also practice what you learn in the videos below, I have created a {totally free!} deep-dive master class on Korean verb conjugation. If you would like to check that out, then click here to check out the course and master verb conjugation. Totally optional, but worth checking out!

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VIDEO 1: Why learning conjugation is so important

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VIDEO #2: How to Classify Korean verbs

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VIDEO #3: The Clock Theory (the pattern behind it all)

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VIDEO #4: How to conjugate 오-verbs

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VIDEO #5: How to conjugate 아-verbs

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VIDEO #6: How to conjugate 우-verbs (true action verbs)

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VIDEO #7: How to conjugate 우-verbs (descriptive verbs)

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VIDEO #8: How to conjugate 어-verbs

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VIDEO #9: How to conjugate 으-verbs

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VIDEO #10: How to conjugate 이-verbs

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VIDEO #11: A new structure to practice with

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AGAIN:

If you would like to go deeper into this topic and also practice what you learn in the videos below, I have created a {totally free!} deep-dive master class on Korean verb conjugation. If you would like to check that out, then click here to check out the course and master verb conjugation. Totally optional, but worth checking out!

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Hope that helps!  And if it does and you think others might find this useful as well, feel free to share away.

Thanks!

Rob

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How to say “I need” something in Korean

Hi, and welcome to another video the Korean “How to” video series. In this video we look at how to say “I need” something.

We do so specifically because it uses different markers (or attachments) than what you might think based off of what we have learned so far.

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PLEASE NOTE: if you have somehow found this video/page and are not part of  “Korean Verb Mastery” video series but would like to be (highly recommended if you want to start speaking in full sentences and holding more natural conversations with your friends, family, co-workers or neighbours), please click here to head to the beginning and get started.

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How to say “like this” and “like that” in Korean (Super useful)

Hi, and welcome to another video the Korean “How to” video series. In this video we learn how to say “like that”, which at first glance may not seem all that useful, UNTIL you learn it.

‘Cause once you do, you will not only hear it all the time, but if you’re using your Korean (like you should be), then you will also start to use it a lot, because these phrases are REALLY useful in any kind of instruction setting – whether you’re the person teaching or learning the skill.

Enjoy!

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Descriptive Verbs vs. Action Verbs

In this video, we take a look at the two main types of verbs in Korean, what I call ‘Descriptive’ verbs and true ‘Action’ verbs.

This concept is one MAJOR difference between English and Korean, and will be very useful moving forward.

If you find this video helpful, or if you have any questions related to it, please let me know.

Cheers!

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“The Key” Supplemental Video #17 (WB p.30)

Hi, and welcome to the seventeenth and FINAL “supplemental” video in the “The Key to Korean Fluency” Video Series.

In this video, we see how to say “in front of”, and we also look at another example to help further the idea of 에 and 에서, and the difference between them, that we talked about earlier in the series.

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“The Key” Supplemental Video #16 (WB p.30)

Hi, and welcome to the sixteenth “supplemental” video in the “The Key to Korean Fluency” Video Series, and the second one for chapter #6 (이-verbs).

In this video, we talk about ‘possessive pronouns’ (i.e. my, your, his, her, etc) and how they are used a little differently, or more specifically less often, than we use them in English.

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“The Key” Supplemental Video #15 (WB p.30)

Hi, and welcome to the fifteenth “supplemental” video in the “The Key to Korean Fluency” Video Series, and the first one for chapter #6 (이-verbs).

In this very short video, we talk about how to say “It is delicious” or “It tastes good” in Korean.

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