Why is the Korean language so hard to master?
People believe that the Korean language is very difficult to learn. It is one of the languages that is considered the hardest to learn. Being hard doesn’t mean that you will not be able to learn it all or it is impossible to learn it. It only means that you will require a different technique and more effort in order to learn the language. You may take more time than you take to learn any other language but it is worth the time. And it is not that difficult as others have claimed. It all depends upon what approach you take to look at the language and what efforts you take to learn it.
The Korean is ranked as the most difficult language even for an English speaker. The reason why it is termed as a difficult language is due to the following reasons:
Word order: Some part of the grammar and the language order is very difficult to grasp in the Korean language. It is actually tricky to understand how verbs come at the end and many more such difficulties.
Pronunciation: the rules are really difficult for Korean pronunciation. There are certain letters that are pronounced as some other letter. So it becomes difficult sometimes to know the correct pronunciation of a word.
Not being able to speak fluently: The people from Korea speak the language really fast because of course they are used to it but when it comes to somebody who does not know the language you build he may be busy trying to figure out how to use a connector to complete the sentence properly while the other person is kindly waiting for your answer.
New! Even if you think you know the language, you know the words and you have learned many new vocabulary words you still don’t know many things. When you hear an expert speaking in Korean you will always hear something new that you have not heard or learnt.
All these things make Korean a difficult language but it is not very difficult that you cannot overcome all these problems. There are ample reasons why you should ignore all these difficulties and aim towards learning the language and making it easier for you. Yes, you read it correctly even though it is the most difficult language but there are many positive sides also to the language.
A question may also arise in your mind but if there are so many other languages that are easier than Korean then why would one go for learning such a hard language? Korea is a country that has many top brands and many opportunities for people.
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You need to follow proper tips in order to learn the language with ease.
Start with learning the Korean alphabet (Hangul). These Alphabets are more difficult to learn than other languages because Hangul was invented. The thing that you need to keep in mind is that, even though it was invented, it was done for people to learn the language. So it is not possible that the language will be impossible to learn.
The best part is that the Hangul is phonetic which makes it easier to grasp. It is even easier for an English speaker. Because in the Korean language the words are pronounced exactly the way they are on the paper except for a few exceptions that I mentioned above. So there are a few exceptions of some letters that are omitted or pronounced like some other sound. Doesn’t matter what you learn you will face some or other challenges. So if you work hard towards it and go about it systematically you will be able to recover from the difficulties and achieve the goal.
Korean grammar has a positive side too. You don’t even have to bother about gender when you are dealing with verbs unlike other languages like Greek and Russian. The tenses are all very appropriately used and have very simple patterns.
So all these things summarise the Korean language. It is difficult to master it but it is not impossible.
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