On Learning Hangeul
Learning a new alphabet that is very far from the ABC’s is a very frustrating part in learning a new language. When I started learning Korean, learning Hangeul was my first problem since I really can’t recognize certain characters. They all look the same to me.
June 08, 2008. I started learning the Korean writing system, Hangeul.
My sister, who was very fond of Super Junior at that time, taught me how to write the Korean characters. We practiced each character using a whiteboard and a marker (just like what I did with my Lucky 10). At first, I wasn’t convinced that I would be able to memorize all those 40 letters since I have poor memory skills, but she proved me wrong. After several days of practicing and writing senseless stuff just to test how far I’ve gone, I was able to learn Hangeul. It may be very tough at first but you’ll see a lot of reward afterwards.
I am proud that I can now write my name in Korean and some other stuff that I didn’t think I can write a year ago. I may be feeling only a tenth, twelfth or maybe only a sixteenth of what 현우 씨 is feeling every time he learns a new language but it definitely made me feel fulfilled and happy.
I’ll try to make some posts on learning Hangeul next time. See you guys!