Korean might be considered one of the more challenging languages to learn, but it’s also in high demand. With the right approach, Korean doesn’t have to be overly difficult.
Here are a handful of common Korean words you should learn:
And while you can fairly easily pick up some Korean words and a few basic conversational phrases in Korean, it would be difficult to learn the language on your own. That’s where Rosetta Stone comes in.
With Rosetta Stone's immersive approach, you’ll learn the Korean language , not just the words. Rosetta Stone is effective in preparing you to use your new language in your everyday life. It’s not just about the features, but what you’re able to do because of them. Contextualized learning, where words are presented in the situations in which they’d occur, is part of Dynamic Immersion, the methodology that is the backbone of the Rosetta Stone language-learning programs. You’ll be equipped to handle any situation with ease and confidence.
While some sounds in Korean can be tricky for English speakers, Hangul, the Korean alphabet , consists of 24 characters (14 consonants and 10 vowels) and is phonetic. This makes it straightforward to learn and mostly intuitive. Korean grammar follows an SOV (subject–object–verb) structure which can be unfamiliar at first for English speakers, but there are grammatical markers that help. Initially, these particles that label the subject, topic, and object of a sentence can be confusing. But as you learn more Korean, you’ll find these same markers become incredibly useful. The Korean language also throws other curveballs like using titles frequently in the place of names.
The most crucial aspect of learning any language is to understand and be understood when trying to communicate with locals. No matter how many Korean words and phrases you’ve memorized, knowing vocabulary won’t help you to respond with confidence as you engage with a native Korean speaker. To get comfortable with conversational Korean, you’ll want to not only learn vocabulary but also have plenty of practice with pronunciation.
Developing accurate pronunciation relies on getting quick feedback so you can make corrections and practice until your mouth gets used to shaping the distinct sounds that make up the Korean language. Rosetta Stone embeds TruAccent™ , our patented speech-recognition engine, into each and every lesson. TruAccent provides instant feedback to help you align your accent with that of fluent Korean speakers, and can be very effective in helping you learn to understand phrases in your new language.
Surround yourself with Korean whenever, wherever with the Rosetta Stone app .
Download a unit and knock it out on the train or a flight. Select a 5-10 minute lesson and sneak it in while you wait in line or for your ride to show up. And explore dynamic features, like Seek and Speak, where you can point at an object in the real world and get a translation .
The best part? You don’t have to choose between app or desktop. Both come with your subscription and sync, so you can switch between devices seamlessly.