Journey to Learning Korean 3

Pin-Yi Li
2 min readOct 29, 2020


As my journey towards learning Korean continues I have increased my learning time by using the language app Duolingo to help me with basic Korean grammar. By using this apps I am able to not only learn new thing but it also as a device of review for previous lectures taught and as a tool for achieving and learning new vocabularies.On this week’s lesson it continues with self introduction starting with how to say “I” “name” adding a bit of review with last week’s lesson on country name. There’s also a repetition on how to use formal and informal languages like the saying “ibnida”and “-yo” when speaking to someone elder or as a respectful form. As the lesson continued there was explanation of familial term such as sibling and parents. Each section was consisted of sentences on how to use each new terms.

I also learned the new term 의 which means “of ” however, when it is used in the Korean language it can not be used alone.The word must be used as a second phrase for example it can be used with the words 지 ji and 나 Na to form the words 의지 will and 나의 Naui my.

의 Ui

지 Ji 의지 Uiji Will
나 Na 나의 Naui My

(이)나 can be attached to words to create a few different meanings depending on the usage. A common usage of ~(이)나 is to indicate that it hasn’t been decided which noun/object will be acted on.

Adding ~기 to the stem of a verb changes that verb into a noun. The noun can technically be used like any other noun. You can use ~기 to turn a clause into a noun however you cannot use ~기 to describe nouns

가다 = to go
가기 = the noun form of “to go”

1 제(저의) 我的. je(jeoui)

2 이름 名字 ileum

3 사람 人 Saram

4 일본 日本 Ilbon

5 한국 韩国 Hangug

6 중국 中国 ChunguW

7 -씨 君,小姐, -ssi

8 네/예 是 ne/ye

9 아니다 不是 anida

박성호: 안녕하세요. 제 이름은 박성호입니다. 你好,我的名字是朴成浩。

bagseongho: annyeonghaseyo. je ileum-eun bagseonghoibnida.

왕 리: 안녕하세요. 성호 씨. 제 이름은 왕리입니다. 你好,成浩君。我的名字是王丽。

wang li: annyeonghaseyo. seongho ssi. je ileum-eun wangliibnida.

박성호: 왕리 씨는 일본사람입니까? 王丽小姐是日本人吗?

bagseongho: wangli ssineun ilbonsalam-ibnikka?

왕 리: 아니요. 저는 중국사람입니다. 성호 씨는 한국사람입니까? 不是,我是中国人。成浩君是韩国人吗?

박성호: 네, 저는 한국사람입니다. 是,我是韩国人。

wang li: aniyo jeoneun jung-gugsalam-ibnida. seongho ssineun hangugsalam-ibnikka?