Start speaking Korean the fun
and easy way with Korean For Dummies, a no-nonsense guide to
Korean culture and the basics of Korean language. Pick up basic phrases
and commonly used words so that you can converse with Koreans in both
business and personal situations. You’ll learn Korean for everyday life
and task-specific expressions for Korean on the go. In addition, you’ll
discover important and fascinating aspects of Korean culture.
This handy guide won’t burden you with lists of grammar rules; just
look up the phrases and cultural phrases that you need or read through
the whole book for a general overview. You’ll be able to place material
in a daily context with cultural tidbits, phonetic spelling of Korean
words, and the recorded Korean dialogues on the accompanying CD.
Exercises will jog your memory and reinforce everything that you learn.
Find out how to:
- Use basic phrases and words correctly
- Converse intelligently about Korean culture
- Do business with a Korean company
- Say task-specific expressions
- Pronounce Korean words
- Put material in a real-world context
- Make a good first impression with Koreans
Complete with lists of ten ways to learn Korean quickly, ten phrases to
make you sound Korean, ten expressions that Koreans like to use, and
ten things you should never do around a Korean, Korean For Dummies
is your one-stop guide to speaking basic Korean and understanding the
fundamentals of Korean culture.
About the Author
Jungwook Hong created a Korean
language program and founded the Korean Studies Organization at the
University of Virginia.
Wang Lee was born in Seoul, Korea, and he moved at an early age to
the Middle East. He spent two years in Kuwait and another six and a
half in Saudi Arabia. At the age of 13, he moved with his family to the
United States and has been there ever since. He graduated from Shimer
College in 2000, with a B.A. in Humanities. Since then, he’s been
working as an interpreter and a translator. He has worked for various
school districts helping children with disabilities and has worked as a
translator in many different fields ranging from the medical profession
to the auto industry. He tutors Korean children in English and writes
in his spare time.
Part I: Getting Started.
Chapter 1: Getting Down the Basics.
Chapter 2: The Nitty-Gritty: Basic Korean Grammar and
Chapter 3: Introductions and Greetings.
Part II: Korean in Action.
Chapter 4: Getting to Know You: Making Small Talk.
Chapter 5: Eating and Drinking.
Chapter 6: Shopping Made Easy.
Chapter 7: Exploring the Town.
Chapter 8: Enjoying Yourself: Recreation and Sports.
Chapter 9: Making Connections: Phone, Mail, Fax, and
Chapter 10: At the Office and Around the House.
Part III: Korean on the Go.
Chapter 11: Money, Money, Money.
Chapter 12: Asking Directions.
Chapter 13: Staying at a Hotel.
Chapter 14: Transportation.
Chapter 15: Planning a Trip.
Chapter 16: Handling an Emergency.
Part IV: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Get a Quick Handle on Korean.
Chapter 18: Ten Things to Avoid Doing in Korea.
Chapter 19: Ten Favorite Korean Expressions.
Chapter 20: Ten Phrases That Make You Sound Korean .
Part V: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Korean Verbs.
Appendix B: Mini-Dictionary.
Appendix C: Answer Key.
Appendix D: On the CD.
Tracks on the CD.