Level 3 Lesson 23 / Word builder #1 / 학(學)

Welcome to the very first lesson in the Word Builder series. The Word Builder lessons will be a part of the regular lessons. In the Word Builder lessons, we introduce letters and words that work as building blocks of the Korean vocabulary. They are not necessarily all Hanja words based on Chinese characters, but many of them are.

Hope you enjoy this lesson, and we are looking at the word “학” [hak] in this lesson.


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Level 3 Lesson 23 / Word builder #1 / 학(學)
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  • Alaa Ali


    학생이 학교에서 공부해요.

    저는 한국에서 유학 고싶다.

    수학 싫어 인데, 과학은 좋아요.

    저는 장학금 한번 더 없다.

    I never received a scholarship.

    저는 한국어 독학 이예요.
    I study Korean alone

    Correct me please..

    • Ng C. Siew

      I hope what i’ve corrected below is correct because i’m learning as well. Hope to see a korean admin to reassure the correction that i’ve done below. haha 미안해요.

      저는 한국에서 유학 고싶다. << 저는 한국에서 유학하고 싶어요.
      in this case "studying abroad" is a noun so the verb stem is 유학하다.
      verb+ 고 싶다 = want to do (something, the verb)

      수학 싫어 인데, 과학은 좋아요. <<< 수학을 싫는데 과학을 좋아해요.
      I'm not too sure if you mean "I hate Math however I like science"
      싫다 is a verb, so it's attached with "는데", not "인데" (인데 attach with noun).
      (level 3 lesson 21)
      좋다 and 좋아하다 is "good" and "like" respectively. So if you mean "I like science" it should be 좋아해요 instead of 좋아요.

      저는 장학금 한번 더 없다. << 저는 장학금을 한 번도 안 받았어요.
      I don't receive scholarship for even one time (literal translate). even one time = 한 번도.
      받다 = receive
      도 = also, too

      저는 한국어 독학 이예요. <<< 저는 한국어를 독학해요.
      because "self-study" in this case is an action (a verb), so you add 하다 the verb stem "do" after the noun "독학".

  • Ng C. Siew

    I was wondering if the “scholarship” 장학금, 장 the word means “recommend” because, i assume, in chinese, scholarship is 奖(장) 学(학) 金(금), the 奖(장) in chinese it means prize,award or something but “recommend”. So probably it means the money(금) that’s awarded(장) for people to study(학) = 장학금.

  • i love this lesson ㅋㅋㅋ what do you mean by only memories one it’s easy to learn all
    이 lesson 재미있어요

  • there’s a typing mistake in the pdf file ” and you don’t have memorize the Hanja ” add ” to ” you are welcome hehe

  • and can you put 학습 in a full sentence please 🙂

  • add this part to the pdf file i made it hehe
    방 (release,let go) + 학 = 방학 = Holiday, vacation, on a break

  • 감사합니다

  • Jakob Løvig Minell

    Really useful lesson! It’s much easier to remember the words when I can see them as different elements put together, rather than just memorizing one single word. 감사합니다 TTMIK덕분에 쉽게 배울수 있어요. 어학당보다 생활에서 많이 쓰는 단어과 문법 배워요~

    • Seokjin Jin

      와! 저희 레슨이 도움이 많이 되었다니 정말 기뻐요. 댓글 써 주셔서 감사합니다. 🙂

  • mochammad kharis

    한국어 독학하는 너무 어려워는데, 제미있었어요.

  • 야신

    매일 한국어 독학해요, 그래서 유학을 수도 있어요. (I self study Korean everyday, so/therefore i might study abroad).

  • Hikari Momo

    저는 어학기를 좋아해요.그래서 자주 해요. (I like language learning. Therefore I do it often.)

    • KyungHwa Sun

      어학기를 –> 어학 공부를

  • McKenzie Rodwell

    저는 한국어 유학 가고 싶어요. 그래서 매일 독학 한국어 진보해요. i want to study abroad in Korea. So/Therefore i’m self- studying Korean everyday to improve.

  • taebongsoft

    This is a great way to reinforce vocabulary learning – I’d like to offer my Android app “Korean 한자어 Vocabulary Builder”, which takes exactly this approach – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=taebongsoft.hanjaobuilder. Free, from one learner to help other learners 🙂

  • Smsm Abdulmutalib

    한국어 독학는 너무 어려워요 , 근데 ttmink로 공부기 것 할 수 있어요

  • Kat Main

    These are my favorite lessons! I learn so much more by learning the 한자. 다음달부터 여의도있는 학원에서 가루치겠어서 매일 열심히 한국어를 독학해야죠~ 그땐 후에 우리 함께 만날 수도 되요?