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[001] Goals

(EDIT: I started a Reddit thread to get specific advice about how to tackle my goals. I got a lot of useful advice, so feel free to give it a skim. A big thank you to all the anonymous commenters there.)

As with any blog, one has to start with something. This post is just a quick description of what I have in mind, after waking up in the middle of the night last night. I will probably extend these thoughts once things become clearer with time.

I’ve been in Korea all in all, a little bit less than 2 years. This time has been interrupted with 6 months in Austin Texas.

Since I’ve arrived, I’ve spent some time learning the language, with more or less success and motivation over time. I’ve tried several methods, which I might describe or discuss in later posts, and I have come to a point where I think I know how to proceed from here to reach my one goal, namely…

REACHING KOREAN FLUENCY AT SOME POINT IN MY LIFE.

Let’s call this my ONE DAY goal. So, how to get there?

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[048] Tweet-reading exercise

Trying to understand a tweet:

๋‹ค๋ฅธ ๋‚˜๋ผ๋Š” ์›์ „์„ ์ •๋ง ๋Š˜๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ์žˆ์„๊นŒ? ํƒˆ์›์ „ ํ•˜๋ ค๊ณ  ์ „๋ ฅ์ˆ˜์š”๋ฅผ ์ผ๋ถ€๋Ÿฌ ๋‚ฎ๊ฒŒ ์žก์•˜๋‚˜? ํƒˆ์›์ „ํ•˜๋ฉด ์šฐ๋ฆฌ๋‚˜๋ผ ์›์ „ ์‚ฐ์—…์ด ๋ฌด๋„ˆ์งˆ๊นŒ? ํƒˆ์›์ „์— ๋Œ€ํ•œ ์˜คํ•ด์™€ ์ง„์‹ค3ํŽธ! ์นด๋“œ๋‰ด์Šค๋กœ ๋งŒ๋‚˜๋ณด์„ธ์š”.

ํƒˆ์›์ „: Denuclearize

์›์ „: Nuclear power plant

์ „๋ ฅ์ˆ˜์š” : Power demand

๋‚ฎ๊ฒŒ ์žก๋‹ค: Lower

๋ฌด๋„ˆ์ง€๋‹ค : Collapse

์˜คํ•ด : Misunderstanding

์ง„์‹ค : Truth

์ผ๋ถ€๋Ÿฌ : Intentionally

 

 

 

 

[046] ์“ฐ๊ธฐ

Corrected version from Lang-8:

๋งค์ผ ๋‚ญ๋น„ํ•˜๋Š”ย ํ–‰๋™์ด ์—„์ฒญ ๋งŽ์•„์š”.ย ์˜ˆ๋ฅผ๋“ค๋ฉด ํŽ˜์ด์Šค๋ถ์—์„œ ๊ฒŒ์ž„์„ ํ•˜๊ธฐ๋„ย ํ•˜๊ณ  ์žฌ๋ฏธ์—†๋Š” ๊ธฐ์‚ฌ๋ฅผย ์ฝ๋Š”ย ์‹œ๊ฐ„์ดย ๋„ˆ๋ฌด ๋งŽ์•„ ํ”ผ๋กœํ•ด์š” [more natural:ย ์˜ˆ๋ฅผ ๋“ค๋ฉด ํŽ˜์ด์Šค๋ถ์—์„œ ๊ฒŒ์ž„์„ ํ•˜๊ณ  ์žฌ๋ฏธ์—†๋Š” ๊ธฐ์‚ฌ๋ฅผ ์ฝ๋Š” ๋“ฑ ๋‚ญ๋น„ํ•˜๋Š” ์‹œ๊ฐ„์ด ๋„ˆ๋ฌด ๋งŽ์•„ ์•„๊นŒ์›Œ์š”ย (or ์•ˆํƒ€๊นŒ์›Œ์š”)].ย ์‹œ๊ฐ„์„ ๋‚ญ๋น„ํ•˜๋ฉดย ์ƒ์‚ฐ์ ์ธ ์ผ์„ ํ• ์ˆ˜ ์—†๋Š”๋ฐ (or ์‹œ๊ฐ„์„ ๋‚ญ๋น„ํ•˜๋Š” ๋™์•ˆ ์ƒ์‚ฐ์ ์ธ ์ผ์„ ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์—†๋Š”๋ฐ). ์ด ๋ฌธ์ œ๋ฅผ ์–ด๋–ป๊ฒŒ ํ•ด๊ฒฐํ•ด์•ผย ํ• ๊นŒ์š”ย (orย ํ•˜๋ฉด ์ข‹์„๊นŒ์š”)?ย ์–ด์ œ๋Š” ๋ธ”๋กœ๊ทธ์—์„œ ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ ํ•ด๊ฒฐ์ฑ…์—ย ๋Œ€ํ•œย ํฌ์ŠคํŠธ๋ฅผย ํ•œ ๊ฐœย ์ž‘์„ฑํ–ˆ์–ด์š”. ์ฝ์–ด๋ณด์„ธ์š”!

My own version containing mistakes:

๋งค์ผ ๋‚ญ๋น„ํ•˜์ง„ ํ–‰๋™์ด ์—„์ฒญ ๋งŽ์•„์š”. ์˜ˆ๋ฅผ๋“ค๋ฉด ํŽ˜์ด์Šค๋ถ์—์„œ ๊ฒŒ์ž„์„ ํ•˜๊ธฐ ํ•˜๊ณ  ์žฌ๋ฏธ์—†๋Š” ๊ธฐ์‚ฌ๋ฅผ ์ฝ๊ธฐ๋Š” ์‹œ๊ฐ„์„ ๋„ˆ๋ฌด ๋งŽ์•„ ํ”ผ๋ฃŒํ•ด์š”. ์‹œ๊ฐ„์„ ๋‚ญ๋น„ํ•˜๊ธฐ ๋™์•ˆ ์ƒ์‚ฐ์ ์ธ ์ผ์„ ํ• ์ˆ˜ ์—†๋Š”๋ฐ. ์ด ๋ฌธ์ œ๋ฅผ ์–ด๋–ป๊ฒŒ ํ•ด๊ฒฐํ•ด์•ผ ํ•ด์š”? ์–ด์ œ๋Š” ๋ธ”๋กœ๊ทธ์—์„œ ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ ํ•ด๊ฒฐํ•˜๋‚˜ ๋Œ€ํ•ด ํฌ์ŠคํŠธ๋ฅผ ์ ์„ฑํ–ˆ์–ด์š”. ์ฝ์–ด๋ณด์„ธ์š”!

[047] Daily expressions

Some expressions I encountered these last few days.

 

๋‚œ ์ถ•์ œ์— ๊ฐ€๋Š”๊ฒŒ ๊ธฐ๋Œ€๋˜๋Š”๋ฐ! I can’t wait to go to the festival!

์™ธ๊ตญ์ธ ์นœ๊ตฌ๋ฅผ ๋งŒ๋‚˜๋Š”๋ฐ๋„ ์˜์–ด๊ฐ€ ์•ˆ ๋Š˜์–ด์š”. Even though I meet foreigners, my English is not improving.

๊ฑฑ์ • ๋ง๊ณ  ํ•œ๋ฒˆ ์ž์‹  ์žˆ๊ฒŒ ํ•ด ๋ด.ย Donโ€™t worry, just go for it.

๊ทธ๋Š” ๋ฐ€์–ด๋ถ™์ด๊ธฐ๋กœ ๊ฒฐ์‹ฌํ–ˆ๋‹ค. He decided to go for it.

์‹œ๊ฐ„ ๋งž์ถฐ์„œ On time

๋‚˜๋Š” ์—์Šค์ปฌ๋ ˆ์ดํ„ฐ์—์„œ ๋– ๋Ÿฌ์ง€๋Š” ์•„์ €์”จ๋ฅผ ๊ตฌํ–ˆ์–ด์š”. I saved a falling man in the escalator.

[045] Learning how to learn

Some time ago, I watched this course on Coursera.

It was powerful.

I am not surprised it is one of Coursera’s most popular courses.

Before that, I had a hard time dealing with procrastination.

You know. Procrastination.

These little tricks your brain plays on you to make sure you don’t get to work. That eagerness you have to mindlessly scroll down your Facebook feed.

You know you should get to work.

But you don’t. Quickly read another article on that politician you despise. Staying up to date on current affairs, you know. That must be worth something. It doesn’t.

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[044] Difference between ์•„๊น๋‹ค, ์•„์‰ฝ๋‹ค, ์•ˆํƒ€๊น๋‹ค?

From Google translate:

  • ์•„๊น๋‹ค: What a waste
  • ์•„์‰ฝ๋‹ค: Too bad
  • ์•ˆํƒ€๊น๋‹ค: Regretful

This of course doesn’t help much… so let’s look a bit more into it.

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