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I created this blog initially as a place to store my notes from my Korean lessons, but realised it made more sense as a generic language blog as I'm also learning other languages (though not as actively since I'm focusing on Korean).

I've started to document my learning in other areas as well, so I will include posts from other areas from time to time.

Before it all gets out of hand and I throw up my hands in defeat at trying to organise, I decided to keep a list of my posts here (which I'll hopefully remember to update).

Language-Related Posts

Korean

Lessons

Beginner
  1. Lessons 1-10 Grammar Summary: Very first post on this blog
  2. Lessons 1-10 Vocabulary List
  3. Lesson 11: Start Chapter 3, Chapter 3 vocab
  4. Lesson 12: Grammar: Conjugation for the informal polite present tense, Direct object marker
  5. Lesson 13: Grammar: Indicating the location where an action took place, Negating a verb. Quiz.
  6. Lesson 14: Start Chapter 4, Chapter 4 vocab, Grammar: Making statements about the place where the speaker is located
  7. Lesson 15: Grammar: Indicating the location of someone or something, Indicating when someone is going to (coming from) a place
  8. Lesson 16: Grammar: Indicating the position of objects or places relative to each other
  9. Lesson 17: Start Chapter 5, Chapter 5 vocab, Grammar: Dates and days
  10. Lesson 18: Grammar: Past tense. Quiz
  11. Lesson 19: Grammar: Listing events in order
  12. Lesson 20: End Chapter 5. Quiz in preparation for test.
  13. Lesson 21: Revision for Chapters 1-5
  14. Lesson 22: Beginner 1 Test (Chapters 1-5)
  15. Lesson 23: Start Chapter 6, Chapter 6 vocab. Large (Sino-Korean) numbers for prices. Grammar: Politely making requests.
  16. Lesson 24: Native Korean numbers (1-29), Unit nouns. Grammar: Counting items
  17. Lesson 25: Revision lesson, same as Lesson 24. First online lesson.
  18. Lesson 26: Quiz (same as Lesson 24). Adjectives in a sentence, revision on particles.
  19. Lesson 27: Grammar: 도; Culture note for Chapter 6
  20. Lesson 28: Pronunciation for Chapter 6. Start Chapter 7, Chapter 7 vocab. Irregular conjugation for some verbs and most adjectives with final consonant ㅂ
  21. Lesson 29: Vocab Quiz; Grammar: 지만 and 습니다/ㅂ니다
  22. Lesson 30: Grammar: 고
  23. Lesson 31: Finishing Chapter 7: Listening, Culture note and Pronunciation for Chapter 7; Start Chapter 8, Chapter 8 vocab.
  24. Lesson 32: Chapter 8 Grammar: ㄹ까요?, ㄷ irregular verbs
  25. Lesson 33: Chapter 8 Grammar: 이[그, 저] + N, A/V-네요, Culture note (dating)
  26. Lesson 34: Chapter 8 Pronunciation, Chapter 9 Vocab, Honorific Speech
  27. Lesson 35: Vocab Quiz, Chapter 9 Grammar: N1(의) N2, N을/를 잘하다 [잘 못하다, 못하다], N(이)세요
  28. Lesson 36: Chapter 9 Grammar: A/V-(으)-시-
  29. Lesson 37: Chapter 9 Pronunciation, Revision for Chapters 6-9
  30. Lesson 38: Beginner 2 Test (Chapters 6-9)
  31. Lesson 39: Start Chapter 10, Chapter 10 Vocab, Grammar: Time, N부터 N까지
  32. Lesson 40: Chapter 10 Grammar: V-아서/어서; -(으)ㄹ 거예요
  33. Lesson 41: Chapter 10 Culture Note, Pronunciation; Start Chapter 11, Chapter 11 Vocab (Parts of the Body)
  34. Lesson 42: Chapter 11 Vocab (illness, etc.), Chapter 11 Grammar: 'ㅡ' omission and V-지 마세요
  35. Lesson 43: Chapter 11 Grammar: N만; V-아야/어야/해야 되다/하다
  36. Lesson 44: Chapter 11 Culture Note, Pronunciation; Start Chapter 12, Chapter 12 Vocab (Telephone)
  37. Lesson 45: Chapter 12 Grammar: A/V-지요, N(이)지요; V-고 있어요
  38. Lesson 46: Chapter 12 Grammar: 못 V; A/V-아서/어서/해서
  39. Lesson 47: End Chapter 12, Culture Note and 못 Pronunciation; Start Chapter 13, Chapter 13 Vocab (Transportation)
  40. Lesson 48: Grammar: V-(으)려고 하다; N에서 N까지
  41. Lesson 49: Grammar: V-아/어 주다; N(으)로 + 가다/오다
  42. Lesson 50: End Chapter 13, Culture Note, 역 Pronunciation
  43. Lesson 51: Revision for Chapters 10-13 (Test 3, Beginner 3 Test)
  44. Lesson 52: Beginner 3 Test
  45. Lesson 53: Start Chapter 14, Chapter 14 Vocab (Clothes), Chapter 14 Grammar: 'ㄹ' 탈락 and A-(으)ㄴ
  46. Lesson 54: Chapter 14 Grammar: N한테[께] and V-아/어 보세요
  47. Lesson 55: End Chapter 14, Culture Note, Double Final Consonant Pronunciation; Start Chapter 15, Chapter 15 Vocab
  48. Lesson 56: Chapter 15 Grammar: A/V-(으)면 and V-는
  49. Lesson 57: Chapter 15 Grammar: V-고 싶다 and V-고 싶어 하다
  50. Lesson 58: End Chapter 15, Listening, Culture Note, Pronunciation; Start Chapter 16, Chapter 16 Vocab, Grammar: V-(으)ㄹ 수 있다/없다
  51. Lesson 59: Chapter 16 Grammar: V-(으)ㄹ게요 and V-(으)러 가다/오다
  52. Lesson 60: Grammar V-(으)면서, Culture Note, Pronunciation. End Chapter 16.
  53. Lesson 61: Revision for Chapters 14-16 (Test 4)
  54. Lesson 62: Beginner 4 Test
Intermediate
  1. Lesson 63: Chapter 1 Handout
  2. Lesson 64: Chapter 1, Video Handout and Textbook
  3. Lesson 65: End Chapter 1: Culture Note, Pronunciation. Start Chapter 2, Vocabulary and Grammar: V-는 것
  4. Lesson 66: Chapter 2 Grammar: V-(으)ㄹ 줄 알다/모르다, V-(으)ㄴ, A/V-지 않다
  5. Lesson 67: End Chapter 2: Listening, Culture Note, Pronunciation, Video Handout. Start Chapter 3, Chapter 3 Vocab
  6. Lesson 68: Chapter 3 Grammar: Grammar: V-아/어 보다; N 동안; A-(으)ㄴ데, V-는데, N인데
  7. Lesson 69: Chapter 3 Grammar: V-(으)ㄹ; Video Handout
  8. Lesson 70: End Chapter 3: Listening, Culture Note, Pronunciation. Start Chapter 4: Vocab, Grammar: A-(으)ㄴ/V-는/N-인 것 같다, N보다

Korean Alphabet

  1. Basic Vowels
  2. Consonants
  3. Other Vowels

Other

  1. To Know
  2. Maps
  3. And and With, Formal and Informal
  4. Listening Practice for Korean Dates
  5. Learning from Talk to Me in Korean
  6. New Flashcards
  7. Referring to Older Siblings
  8. What are you doing now? (Labour Day)
  9. TIL: Bunch of stuff I learnt in the week leading up to the Beginner 2 Test while revising for it

German

  1. On Subscription Services
  2. Agreement with Various Subjects

Misc

  1. On Learning Languages
  2. Losing My Memrise Streak
  3. A New Year Greeting
  4. A Farewell to Lingvist
  5. Self-Study and Commitment
  6. Podclub

Non-Language-Related Posts

Mindshift MOOC

  1. Mindshift Week 1
  2. Mindshift Week 2
  3. Mindshift Week 3
  4. Mindshift Week 4