Common Mistakes Korean Learners Make
Learn to speak more natural Korean and avoid common mistakes!
Avoid these common mistakes and have more confidence!
Making mistakes is a natural part of learning a new language, but knowing which mistakes are commonly made by other learners and how to fix them can save you a lot of time and trouble. This book, which we made in collaboration with Billy from the famous Youtube channel, GO! Billy Korean, will help you learn about the 100 most common mistakes you can avoid when speaking Korean. All Korean learners can benefit from this book as it deals with mistakes made by Korean learners regardless of their level.
Billy’s channel broadly covers topics about Korea from the culture, food, tourist destinations to even Korean dialects. Working on this book with Billy, who is also a Korean learner himself, we were able to better pinpoint what Korean learners struggle with when using Korean.
In addition to introducing common mistakes and why they need to be avoided, we also give you in-depth explanations about how to say the same thing more naturally, along with sample sentences.
You can also listen to native speakers’ pronunciation for each of the sample sentences presented throughout the book. All the sentences are recorded at two different speeds (normal and slow).
We also have a video course!
Do you prefer taking a video course to studying with a book? We also have a video course where Billy explains 50 common Korean mistakes and how to talk more like a native by fixing them. You can also hear native speakers’ pronunciations for each of the sample phrases and words introduced throughout the video course.
Tables of Contents
How To Use This Book
Chapter 1. Korean Word Order Is Different
Chapter 2. To Be Or Not To Be
Chapter 3. Don’t Mix Politeness Levels
Chapter 4. Don’t Be Afraid To Be Formal
Chapter 5. How Not To Form Negative Sentences
Chapter 6. Special Verbs For Negative Sentences
Chapter 7. Honorifics Can’t Be Used For Everything
Chapter 8. Be Humble When Talking About Yourself
Chapter 9. Don’t Say “You”
Chapter 10. There Is No “He” Or “She”
Chapter 11. Please Don’t Say “Please”
Chapter 12. Counting Heads
Chapter 13. Counting Things
Chapter 14. That’s Not The Only Way To Say “Only”
Chapter 15. How To Raise A Pet
Chapter 16. Counting Animals
Chapter 17. Just Because You Don’t, Doesn’t Mean You Can’t
Chapter 18. Listing Past Tense Actions
Chapter 19. Not Using “And” Enough
Chapter 20. When To Use “If” And “When”
Chapter 21. Plural Forms Are More Flexible In Korean
Chapter 22. How Are You?
Chapter 23. Let’s Not Do It
Chapter 24. How Much Later Will It Be?
Chapter 25. Hot Weather That’ll Burn Your Finger
Chapter 26. You’re Wearing Clothes Wrong
Chapter 27. They’re My Parents, Not Ours
Chapter 28. Hello And Goodbye
Chapter 29. Coming And Going
Chapter 30. Leave Now And Come Back
Chapter 31. What Time Is It?
Chapter 32. What Day Is It?
Chapter 33. Organizing Your Time
Chapter 34. What’s Your Name?
Chapter 35. Saying Your Age Wrong
Chapter 36. How Old Are You?
Chapter 37. Speak Casually To Yourself
Chapter 38. What Do You Think?
Chapter 39. The Plain Form
Chapter 40. Explaining What You Think
Chapter 41. How To Use -에 And -에서
Chapter 42. You’re Welcome
Chapter 43. Transitive And Intransitive Verbs
Chapter 44. What Do You Want?
Chapter 45. I Need It
Chapter 46. What Will You Do?
Chapter 47. Saying You’re Sorry
Chapter 48. Who’s Who?
Chapter 49. Who’s There?
Chapter 50. This And That
Chapter 51. This Or That
Chapter 52. Well, Excuse Me!
Chapter 53. Because Doesn’t Mean Because
Chapter 54. It’s Because Of You!
Chapter 55. Again And Again
Chapter 56. Setting The Topic
Chapter 57. Choosing The Topic
Chapter 58. Don’t Overuse The Object Marker
Chapter 59. How Not To Combine Particles
Chapter 60. Adding Emotion
Chapter 61. Adding More Emotion
Chapter 62. You Can’t Play A Computer
Chapter 63. The Third Person
Chapter 64. Don’t Be Sad
Chapter 65. What’s The Temperature?
Chapter 66. Counting Months
Chapter 67. Inside Or Within
Chapter 68. Family Terms
Chapter 69. How To Make Friends
Chapter 70. Suggestions Can Be Rude
Chapter 71. The 데 Form
Chapter 72. From When To When
Chapter 73. From Whom To Whom
Chapter 74. Asking To Someone
Chapter 75. Seeing And Hearing
Chapter 76. Body Parts Don’t Have Emotions
Chapter 77. Don’t Translate Literally
Chapter 78. Did You Forget?
Chapter 79. Try To Remember
Chapter 80. Familiar Names
Chapter 81. Dear John
Chapter 82. I Cut My Finger
Chapter 83. How To Clean Everything
Chapter 84. Irregular ㅂ Verbs
Chapter 85. Looking Forward To It
Chapter 86. Break A Leg!
Chapter 87. Answering Negative Questions
Chapter 88. Too Many
Chapter 89. Are You A Shy Person?
Chapter 90. Saying Yes
Chapter 91. Saying No
Chapter 92. Spelling Matters Too
Chapter 93. Through Doing
Chapter 94. Want It To
Chapter 95. You Wanna?
Chapter 96. It’s Unfortunately Incorrect
Chapter 97. For Me And You
Chapter 98. All The While
Chapter 99. The Busiest Store
Chapter 100. Saying That’s Too Bad
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Specification of this book
Paper Book: 219 pages
Product Dimensions: 169 * 230 * 14 mm
Shipping Weight: 500g