After nearly two months of hiatus i realized that there are hundreds of people reading my blog and there are questions left unanswered. I personally get frustrated when I don’t get answers to questions so i know how it feels to be waiting for one. I am actually inspired with all the encouragements I get from reader’s messages so i already registered this hanguladay.com domain which means i really had to renew my dedication towards learning this language. However, I would like to apologize to those who requests for email correspondences, I may not be able to return emails one on one as I have a day job.
A lot of visitors requests for translations of names. Just to clarify, I only write names in Hangul and never translate any name to Korean. Unless your name is a common noun then chances are I can provide the Korean counterpart; like if your name is Rain then 비 (bi) is the Korean for this word. It’s totally different when you write it straightforward as Rain which is 레인 (Rein). So I hope readers would understand this, if you want to get a Korean name you need to have someone, a Korean native perhaps, to give you one.
Also, to set things straight, I am not qualified to teach Korean so please don’t go ask me to coach you or teach you the language. I myself is learning, I can only impart what I have learned from the point of view of someone who is not speaking English as first Language. Similar to how I have learned English back on my primary days in school, I try to relate learning Korean with the way English has been taught in school. This is why I looked for books and other reference materials to learn. I have question on tenses, grammar, word use etc. I wanted to understand the Language just like how a young student may seek to learn a second language so I am trying to explain my learnings with this in mind. With my interest in Korean culture, I read books about their history and promised to visit South Korea at least once every year. So some questions not related to Hangul but relevant to South Korea, I may be able to answer or provide opinion on. Most specially, I also learn from suggestions. Likewise, I may commit some errors when i type some words so I would appreciate if you can point it out nicely. I am not competing with anyone’s competency in Hangul.
Thank you for visiting my site. I hope we learn together and become conversant one day =)