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Basic Korean A Grammar and Workbook comprises an accessible reference grammar and related exercises in a single volumeThis book presents twenty five individual grammar points, covering the core material which students would expect to encounter in their first year of learning Korean Grammar points are followed by examples and exercises which allow students to reinforce and consolidate their learningBasic Korean is suitable for both class use as well as independent study Key features include a clear, accessible format many useful language examples all Korean entries presented in Hangul with English translations jargon free explanations of grammar abundant exercises with a full answer key a subject index Clearly presented and user friendly, Basic Korean provides readers with the essential tools to express themselves in a wide variety of situations, making it an ideal grammar reference and practice resource for both beginners and students with some knowledge of the language

7 thoughts on “Basic Korean (Grammar Workbooks)

  1. Migratory Bird Migratory Bird says:

    While this book does cover basic level Korean grammar, it does not do it in an accessible , jargon free , or user friendly way all quotes from the back cover If this claimed to be a book of basic Korean grammar for people who prefer high level grammar jargon in their explanations, then I would give it 5 stars as it is, it does not even have a glossary of grammar words used, something that a lot of grammar books which use MUCH less jargon often supply It is also consistently written in a very high register, when I feel that it would benefit from coming down to earth a lot .Examples including some unexplained grammar words, or just sentences that are just much harder to follow than they would be if they were written with simpler language and style In a list of word classes copula that indicate an equational expression be and be not These Korean words in general fall into two categories inflected words and uninflected words Inflection refers to the process of adding some kinds of affixes to the original word in order to indicate grammatical feathers such as tense, number, aspect, and person The addition of the affixes changes the shape of the original word in the process however it does not change its form class Nouns consisting of than two morphemes admittedly it does explain this word earlier a meaningful unit are normally formed through either a derivational or a compounding process The derivational formation takes an affix eg., either a prefix or a suffix , which normally appears in a noun and or a predicate eg a verb and or an adjective Prefixes refer to the affixes that appear before the word, whereas suffixes refer to the affixes that appear after the word so again, some explanation given, but needlessly difficult to follow, and not all jargon explained In this noun construction, the noun being used is treated as an independent noun du to the presence of the direct object particle However, without the particle, the construction is treated as a compound verb One thing to remember when using , is that since it is an honorific element its usage should be collocates with other honorific elements, such as the honorific suffix, euphemistic words, proper address or reference terms, and so on The case particles and are both one form particles the needlessly complicated explanation of two form particles comes in a chapter much earlier, so you must read the book in order in order to benefit from it These particles mark an animate source, corresponding to from in English The only difference between and is that the former is used in colloquial settings whereas the latter is used for a formal context These are just a few examples, found from opening random pages.I genuinely don t understand who the intended audience is for this book Because of its marketing, I assumed it is intended for people who have not studied Korean before, and possibly have not studied any language besides English before In which case, it is not fit for purpose I am honestly surprised it got published It would work as part of a longer, detailed grammar text WITH a glossary of the kind that you refer to if you want a comprehensive text, and don t mind having to navigate the difficult language in order to get that I feel that they are mismarketing it to the point that they are swindling people.I would highly suggest Mastering Conversational Korean Korean For Beginners, by Kyubyong Park Sino Korean again, not explained words about 60 percent , and loan words about 5 percent And some information about nouns that are made from other words or morphemes Once you have learned a particular part of grammar elsewhere, and seen it in use enough, it can be interesting to read about here but not as an introductory text.



  3. Mr John D Cargill Mr John D Cargill says:

    Ideal for those learning

  4. Jon Kenny Jon Kenny says:

    Interesting clear and very helpful This is my third language and this book is exactly what is needed to get to grips with sentence structure, and conjugation.

  5. Miss Moyo Miss Moyo says:

    i love this book I was using the google 64 page preview while waiting for it to be delivered and when it arrived i was using it from where i had left is a great book if you have very little knowledge of the korean language and it does help build up your reading and understanding IT IS A WORK BOOK you are not going to get better with ought actually doing the exercises i would say don t skip exercises when using it review every time if you want to be good at korean in no time giving it 20mins a day will help a lot buy a dictionary as well because THIS IS NOT A DICTIONARY and it will help doing s worth every penny you have i know i saved up 2 weeks of lunch money for it and am glad that i did.

  6. Essdot Essdot says:

    Engaging and easy to understand I have found this book to be very useful, it explains language features really well. A must have for beginners learning Hangul

  7. Craig C. Miller Craig C. Miller says:

    Just the book I was looking for It has given me what I wanted to know about some of the other aspects of the Korean language that I couldn t find through videos and other resources on the Internet I am only a few chapters in and I am already learning a lot Definitely recommend this book if you are interested in furthering your studies in the Korean language.