안녕하세요? In this video I will make a brief introduction to this language that you have been interested in learning. For a long time, Koreans spoke a language that is not well known how to catalog, it is different from the languages of the countries surrounding the country. The problem was that they did not have their own writing for that language and used the Chinese characters. However, aware that only rich people could learn to write and read because of the difficulty of learning Chinese characters, the Great King Sejong decided to create a Korean alphabet to end illiteracy in his kingdom. Many people of the high class opposed, even so, they could not stop the king and his group of academics to develop and introduce to the world an alphabet that would revolutionize Korea. They created an alphabet so that everyone could learn it in a short time and easy to read. That is why the Korean looks a bit like Spanish, because each letter has its pronunciation and reads as is. The result is this: A word that can be easily read. While Korean writing is very simple to learn, I think grammar is complicated. And you have to get used to it. The basic structure is:
SUBJECT + OBJECT + VERB. I apple eat. Notice that the verb goes to the end, so until the end you will not know what the person is doing. Good memory is necessary to remember everything. Unlike Spanish, here we find no articles, no prepositions, no complicated strange things. Instead of that, PARTICLES are used, which are like words that are attached to those already we have here, they will indicate the role of the word. For example: This particle (는) is SUBJECT particle. On the other hand (를) is DIRECT OBJECT particle. WHAT IF WE CHANGED THE PARTICLES? It will indicate that the apple eats me, because it has become the subject and I have become the object. Fortunately, it’s a ridiculous thing, but I wanted to show you how you can change the phrase if we misuse the particles. This language has verbal conjugations too. past, future, presente tense, etc. The good thing is that it is not as complicated as in Spanish that each person is different: I am, you are, he is, she is … In Korean it will be conjugated whoever it is but it will have the pronoun me, you, she,… …or the name to indicate who performs the action. For example the phrase we have, let’s combine it. I eat an apple. This is the present tense. I ate an apple. Just the past tense (all of them). I will eat an apple. This is the future tense. As you can see, each one is different. But you have to add something else. Many of you will know that there are honorary, formal, informal, a speech that is conditioned to the verb or its conjugation. I will show you a few: All three mean: What do you do? But each one has a level of formality. I have to say that in my opinion, this is the hardest part of this language. Use a more or less formal type of speech with some people and others. Korea is a relatively small country, but like other languages, it has great variety of dialects that are characteristic for shortening words or using others. We do not forget North Korea, because they also use Korean. In South Korea the language is called hangugeo, and in north korea it is joseonmal. They are similar to American English and British English. Some difference when writing a word but the most different is the accent and neologisms or new words. While South Korea welcomes English words, North Korea stays with words made from Chinese characters. And so far the introduction to the KOREAN LANGUAGE. I hope it was interesting and not too long. I would like to ask you why you study this language and what you would like to do with it. Leave it to me in the comments. If you liked the video, give it to the ‘LIKE’, subscribe if you are not already, and do not forget to give the bell to find out when I upload video. See you soon!