Half a year of no posts, and now Hanja? Pretty sure I’ve gone crazy. I finally found time again after a crazy period of school, work and freelancing jobs and what do I do with that time? I just created a Memrise course for myself starting with some Hanja characters.

Knowing very little about Hanja other than it being the root of a lot of Korean words and that knowing Hanja can really help you to figure out unknown Korean words easier, I know absolutely nothing. It looks like random drawings to me and I can not imagine how anyone could ever recognize them all distinctly without fail. With that said, I am going to try.

Creating a Memrise course for Hanja turns out te be really time consuming though. I have a book (Useful Chinese Characters for Learners of Korean) which I have barely skimmed up until now. Searching Korean words, copying the Hanja into other dictionaries and trying to figure out what best to put on the cards is kind of exhausting. I have to say though, finding out that certain words that I already know share a common Hanja makes it really cool. I’ve been going over wordslist for the past hour, (doesn’t that sound exciting?!), in awe of how many connections I have missed. Maybe I should’ve been less stubborn and started earlier.

Oh well, one thing to take away from this. I am back, I have free time again and I will blog some more again… I semi-promise!

2 comments on “Hanja

  1. 마승은 says:

    안녕하세요? 한국어 받아쓰기를 프로그래밍을 인상깊게 보았습니다.
    저는 현재 그룹을 운영중입니다.
    저희 스터디멤버들은 흥미있는 콘텐츠로 외국어를 공부하고자 모였으며, 대학원생, 대학생, 영어교사 등으로 다양하게 구성되어 있습니다. (현재 각기 거주하고 있는 국가도 다릅니다.)
    저희는 현재 혹은 [영작 공부를 원하는 한국인] & [한국어 받아쓰기 공부를 원하는 외국인] 멤버들을 모집중입니다.

    Hi. I manage a English&Korean study group for practicing Korean dictation & Korean to English translation with . Each study member has various background. (university students, graduate school students, high school English teacher and office worker..etc. Also, each member lives in different countries)
    The process of study is this :

    1. Foreigner study member dictates scripts of Baek jong won video in Korean
    2. Korean study member proofread what you dictated
    3. Korean study member translated Korean scripts (what you dictated) to English.
    (Korean members learn English)
    4. Foreigner study member proofread translation of Korean member

    ** We use google drive study sheet to study together.

    If you want to join, please give us an email including your name/nation/age/occupation/google mail address/motivation(purpose)

    >> seungeunmah@gmail.com

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