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Elementary Korean

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Includes 74-minute audio CD.

This textbook offers a complete first year course for learning Korean. Loosely based on Beginning Korean by Martin and Lee, it includes updated dialogues, grammar notes, and transcription in the Han'gul character system.

The main objective of this book is competence in spoken Korean through a streamlined introduction to the fundamental patterns o
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Hardcover, 432 pages
Published July 15th 2004 by Tuttle Publishing (first published November 15th 1999)
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Buck
Nov 27, 2011 Buck marked it as to-read
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From an Indo-European standpoint, Korean is a pretty messed-up language. The syntax is all wrong, for one thing. It puts the verb at the end of the sentence and just omits the subject whenever it feels like it. It also seems to get by without the word ‘you’ most of the time. And then, nobody’s even sure what language family it belongs to (some say Altaic, like Japanese and Turkish; others consider it an ‘isolate’, like Basque). But for Westerners, the really crazy part is how status-conscious th ...more
Robert Mcclay
Good for self study, but it helps to have a Korean around to address any confusion. It doesn't get hung up on formal style, so if you go around trying to talk to people, you don't sound so stuffy. Furthermore, the language is more or less up to date and relevant.

The layout makes for a digestible read; each chapter begins with a dialogue and vocabulary list, followed by grammar points and exercises. The chapters are spattered with side notes that warn about common mistakes and caveats in a given
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