자기 소개 about me

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여러분 안녕하세요~ 저는 진니라고 합니다. 저는 한국어를 혼자 배우고 있어요. 한국어를 배운지 벌써 10년 되지만 아직까지 잘 못해요. 사실은 제 가족이 한국에서 살고 있어서 한국에 가 본 적이 있어요. 그땐 공부를 많이 안 했어 그렇지만 예능 프로그램을 많이 봤더니 colloquial 표현을 배웠어요. 한국 친구도 많이 사귀었어서 친구랑 한국어를 연습했어요.

저 한국어를 잘 하고 싶은데 이 블로그 만들었어요.

^I ultimately failed at this ㅋㅋㅋ

Hi everyone!! I’m Jeannie and I’m self-studying Korean. It’s been almost 10 years already since I started to learn the language but I’m still not fluent. Back then I didn’t study as much as I do now, I just do a couple of reading but never really practiced the language. In 2008, my Mom decided to take me and my sister to Korea to live with the rest of our family. When I was there, I never really studied but I think I’m proud to say my Korean improved because of variety shows and internet and also I got to practice with my Korean friends.

I want to be fluent in Korean and I made this blog as my “Korean Learning Diary” so I can also see if there’s progress and if I’m slacking a lot. I’m very much inspired with my friend Zara who I met in Korea and fluent in the language. Through blogging I met new friends like Shanna (Hangukdrama) who also inspires me a lot to do well in studying Korean.

I made a list of goals that’s related to learning the Korean Language:

  • post a blog that’s written all in Korean
  • translate some shows from korean to english
  • converse more in korean with my friends who are also learning the language
  • BE FLUENT BY THE END OF THIS YEAR

I think the key to be able to reach my goals are optimism and diligence in studying. I hope I can achieve all of these with the help of my readers^^

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30 thoughts on “자기 소개 about me

  1. yey..^__^

    hello there..i’m studying korean now too, at school though..took it as my language elective and I’m loving it..but the school’s program is just basic korean.. level 1 i think? we’re using the sogang book a and b..but i wanna learn more..so thanks for inspiring me!
    i shall study korean on my own too.. ^__^

    oh btw, i saw you on SFI and twitter that’s why i came to your site.
    thanks a lot! ^___^

    • thank you for checking out my blog and also for your wonderful comment! it made my day^^ what school are you attending? i know korean langauge is being offered in FEU. studying the basic is good beacause you’ll build your foundation from it and i have a sogang book~ is it the orange one?

      Good luck on your korean journey and don’t worry in time you’ll be as good as native speaker~

      • oh don’t mention it..^_^
        i’m studying in UP diliman..uhmm..i dunno the color coz we use the photocopied version in class.haha! ^__^
        and i have a friend who has the level 2 book so i’m gonna borrow her copy and so my journey to learn alone continues! hahaha! thanks! thanks!

  2. @minaaddicted ohh~ i have friends who are studying in UP and 2 of them went to Korea for an exchange program and they’re quite fluent in Korean now~ I actually met them in Korea when I was still there!! Isn’t Korean Language an extramural in UP? Anyway, thank you for dropping by and good luck on your Korean studies^^

      • ohhh~ maybe my friend knows them! I met a lot of exchange students from UP and singapore when i was in korea~~

  3. Hi,

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  4. Hi Jean, Nice blog you got here. Really inspiring for people like me who wants to learn the language as well. I hope that you’ll be able to still continue learning! i’ll start my learning soon and hopefully we will be able to converse in korean in the future:)

    • Hi there chris! I sense that you’re a filipino like me? correct me if i’m wrong. Thank you for the wonderful comment and I’m glad that I’m able to inspire people like you to learn a language. Good luck on your language studies and i’m looking forward to that day that we’ll converse in korean^^

  5. 안녕하세요 진니 씨^^ 반가워요. 좋은 블로그네요.
    진니 씨 한국어 능력에 너무 감탄해요. I found that you’re following me on tumblr and then realized that you also have this blog… I was surprised because I’ve actually visited this blog quite often! 재미있어요. 제 블로그 들어와 주셔서 감사합니다 ^^

    • 네, 반가워요^^ I see you a lot on TTMIK and I checked out your blog and found out you’re learning Korean and other languages as well which amazes me. Thank you for visiting my blog often^^

  6. Hi there! I’m also self-studying Korean so I hope we could be friends, too. LOL.

    I’m having quite a hard time though. But it’s a lot f fun.

    –kat

    • Hi there^^ I saw your blog and I must say you’re quite good. I’m having a hard time too but I guess that’s what you get when you’re studying by yourself. Enjoy learning Korean^^ And yes we can be friends^^

      • I’ve been visiting your blog often since I saw it. LOL. Linked you on my blog as well. haha. Are there any books you would like to recommend?

  7. Hi Jeannie! 안녕하세요. 저는 디야입니다. 저도 필리핀 사람입니다. 만나서 반갑습니다. ^^
    I saw you (quite often) in Shana’s blog. I just discovered her blog a few weeks ago. I think your older comments doesn’t have links pointing to this blog, but it seems like lyrynne is a familiar name. Anyway I found your blog through one of your recent comments in Shana’s blog.
    I’m really glad to stumble upon Korean learner’s blog. It’s really inspiring. I also created a blog to track my progress (and to rant! hehe).
    I also saw your convo with minaaddicted above. I’m also from UP Diliman. There are extramural classes for Elementary 1 & 2 (and I think, recently they added 3 though I’m not sure). But it is also offered in regular classes. I took Elementary 1-2 last semester and currently taking Elementary 3-4. But prior to that, I’ve been self-studying Korean too for about 3/4 years.
    I think I know Zara. She’s my classmate in Sociolinguistics right now. And I’m really envious because she’s good in both Korean and Japanese (I have to take Japanese starting next semester, because there are no more advanced Korean classes ㅜㅜ I’m not really into Japanese and I’m not confident if I can learn it while still trying desperately to increase my proficiency in Korean. But when I met Zara I was inspired. Maybe I can do it too, though Korean will always be my true love).
    Anyway, you’ve mentioned that you met some other exchange students in Korea. From Zara’s batch I know Wenna (i fondly call her my twin sister), Mark (who is teaching Elementary 1-2 now in UP), Arvin, Ron, Dale, Sarah. I don’t know if you’ve met KC. She’s not an exchange student but received an scholarship for a shorter period of time. ^^

    Subscribed and added your blog to my blogroll. ^^

    • Oh hi there! CreativityJapanese, Shanna and I are frequent readers of each other’s blog that’s why we became close^^ too bad I’m not in Singapore for their meet-up the other day but if I can I’ll go there this summer. I already stumbled upon your blog quite a few times already, a silent reader here^^ I heard that UP offers Korean classes but they’re only have until level 2? My friend Jel is taking Korean classes right now, maybe you know her. Small world that you know Zara! minaaddicted’s friend is also a friend of Zara’s. I know quite a lot of UP students through her. The exchange students I met here in Korea last 2008 were just Zara and Sarah. I’ve heard of Dale but never met him, I think he’s still here though.

      Zara is quite inspiring. She taught me some stuff and corrects me if I’m wrong when it comes to grammar. You can ask her, she’s very very nice^^ I’m pretty much envious of her Korean skills too~ but we can also do it! She started Korean by self-studying so it’s not impossible for us^^ Thank you for the comment! I really appreciate it^^

  8. HI Jeannie,
    I am not learning Korean, maybe one day I shall.
    I am concentrating on Mandarin for now but your site contains a wealth of information for all self-learning language fanatics. Do keep it up, I’ll be reading you as often as I can. In the meantime, do check out my new blog on learning and Mandarin and singing in different languages.
    xxx
    Layinka
    http://diylanguage.wordpress.com/

    • Thanks for dropping by! I like your blog! I wish I can learn Mandarin but it confuses me a lot but I know that it’s a bit the same with Korean when it comes to grammar. Thank you for reading my blog! I totally appreciate it^^

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