learning to speak korean

언어 (Language)

Language - 언어
Korean - 한국어
English - 영어
Spanish - 스페인어
Mandarin Chinese - 중국어
Cantonese - 광둥어
Japanese - 일본어
Russian - 러시아어
French - 프랑스어
German - 독일어
Arabic - 아랍어
Italian - 이탈리아어
Dutch - 네덜란드어
Finnish - 핀란드어
Greek - 그리스어
Latin - 라틴어
Hebrew - 히브리어
Hindi - 힌디어
Indonesian - 인도네시아어
Irish - 아일랜드어
Portuguese - 포르투갈어
Thai - 태국어
Vietnamese - 베트남어

☆Can you speak____?
____ 할 수 있어요?
☆Can you speak German?
독일어 할 수 있어요?

★I can speak ____.
____할 수 있어요.
★I can speak Italian.
이탈리아어 할 수 있어요.

♦︎I speak ____.
____해요.
♦︎I speak Hindi.
힌디어 해요.

♡I speak ___ well.
____잘 해요
♡I speak English well.
영어 잘 해요.

“But what does johnny do exactly?”

Speaks english and korean, learning chinese, raised Mark Lee, plays the piano, raps, FREESTYLES, sings, dances, DJs, MCs, bakes, good at soccer, loves his mom, tells jokes, will treat you right, knows good hygiene, the man of your dreams probably. What doesn’t he do???

ID #12532

Name: Dasha
Age: 16
Country: Canada

Oh boy, where do I start? Hello, my name is Dasha, and I’m just about to finish my junior year of high school; I’ll be going into my last year this fall. My family is originally from Russia and I speak Russian fluently, but I’ve lived in Canada for the past thirteen years now, so my English is pretty darn good and I even manage to speak without an accent. I also speak a bit of French and am currently attempting to learn Korean because it’s just such a beautiful language.

I absolutely love math and physics for god knows what reason (if anybody needs help with their homework I’m here for ya fam), but I also enjoy English as well as art history. I really enjoy reading, and I’ve read things ranging from standard teen fiction (Six of Crows, Red Rising, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, the rest of the books on my bookshelf that I’m too lazy to look over my shoulder at to figure out the titles of), to Stephen King, and Ayn Rand.

Other than reading in my spare time I also draw, write bad stories, practice piano (a.k.a annoy my family by playing way too much Chopin and Kabalevsky), watch weird shows on Netflix, procrastinate with doing my homework, train kickboxing and jiu jitsu, and keep spending too much of my paycheck buying cacti and succulents.

I’d like to think I’m a supportive person with a good sense of humor that loves learning new things and exchanging stories and experiences with other people. So if anybody just wants to talk, or needs to rant to somebody, or maybe wants to debate something, or if you just want to exchange good music: honey, I’m here, I’ve got time to listen, and I just want to get to know new people.

Preferences: Preferably nobody too much older than me, but other than that just come as you are, regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, etc.

BTS Reaction To Their S/O Learning Korean

Anon asked: I’d love to see a BTS reaction to the language barrier between themselves and their girlfriend who speaks english, but is trying to learning korean for them. Thanks!

Thank you for this request, I enjoyed it! I made it gender neutral though so that a wider range of people can enjoy this post as well. I hope you don’t mind. -Spice

Rap Monster:

Since you spoke English as well, he had no trouble communicating with them. Namjoon would eagerly volunteer to help you learn Korean, and would prove to be a very patient teacher.

Originally posted by parkjiminer

Jin:

Seokjin’s English wasn’t terrible, but it was certainly difficult for for him to communicate effectively with you. He would teach you small Korean words that he thought might be useful to you, while also trying to pick up some English vocabulary himself.

Originally posted by jhopefluxo

Suga:

Yoongi’s English was lacking for the most part, and he knew that. He would have a difficult time understanding complicated that you said, and would grow tired of the miscommunication and help you learn Korean. Suga would be a bit of an unconventional teacher since his pronunciation is a little mumbled, but he would try his best o help you learn.

Originally posted by taestyminsuga

J-Hope:

He was ecstatic to hear that you were trying to learn Korean for his sake. Hoseok would try to help you study the language, but he would prove to be a bit more of a distraction than an aid to your studies. Nonetheless, he tried his best to help you master the language.

Originally posted by notjhope

Taehyung:

Taehyung would be impressed that you were trying to learn his native language, since he knew how hard it was to learn a different language. He would put more effort into learning English for you sake, so that you weren’t the only one trying new things.

Originally posted by aestheticvbts

Jimin:

He’d be the best person to encourage you in your Korean studies, and would congratulate you on every little progress you made. Jimin would be proud of you any time you spoke Korean correctly; even if you didn’t pronounce it correctly he’d still be proud of you attempting.

Originally posted by bangtanboysloves

Jungkook:

Jungkook would volunteer to help you learn Korean, but he’d slowly get more teasing as time grew on. Eventually he’d just tell you incorrect phrases and laugh that the other boys’ reactions when you spoke these phases to them. After a few pranks though, Jungkook would get serious and teach you some useful phrases.

Originally posted by omojinyounghobi

ID #54065

Name: Gaia
Age: 17
Country: Italy

Hi ! I’m from Italy and I’m searching for a pen pal. I’m actually studying French, German, English at school and I’m self-studying (?) Korean and Mandarin. I consider myself an open minded person and I’d like to expand my horizons; I enjoy reading and learning something new everyday. I don’t have many friends whom I can talk to about certain topics because, unluckily, people in Italy aren’t as open minded as me. At first I’m cold and you might think that I have zero interest in talking with you, but believe me, it’s not because of that. I really hope to find someone to talk with, so if you’d like to text me please do.

Preferences: As long as you are mature the age doesn’t matter to me. Possibly someone from another country.

Let You Go || Park Jimin

Originally posted by yoonmin

Word Count: 3.0k

Genre: Angst/Fluff


The airport was a busy place, filled with busy people living busy lives and heading to their own respective places. It just so happened that you happened to be one of the few who wasn’t as busy, which meant you could take your time to look around at everyone walking around you. It amazed you to see how many people lived here, how many people were constantly traveling It was like an entirely different world to you.

Your parents had moved from Seoul when you were at a very young age, and moved to America. You had been living in America and you had grown up learning to speak English and Korean, as your family didn’t want you to forget where you were from and at some point they were planning on moving back to Seoul, they just weren’t sure when.

Jiwon was one of the only other Korean people you knew in New York. The two of you had instantly bonded over the fact that you shared the same nationality and you became instant friends. You were excited to finally have someone you could talk to in your native language, and it seemed she was just as excited. The two of you would gossip all the time and you would find yourselves always getting into trouble.

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'BTS reaction’ to falling for a foreign girl

can i request how bts would react to falling for a foreigner girl (preferably latino) ?? thank u so much !!” 

Requested by: anon

Type: fluffy

I didn’t mention any nationality because I wanted everyone to enjoy it as much as you. Hope you don’t mind! 

-GIFs aren’t mine-

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Seokjin:

Originally posted by bwiseoks

Seokjin might be surprised at first. He thought he would fall for a Korean girl ect. But when he saw you, he would immediately forget all his plans and stare at you. He would probably think about how stupid he was to plan ‘the nationality of his future girlfriend’ (if that makes sense). He might be shy and nervous at first cause his English is not that good. But if you can speak Korean, he wouldn’t wait any longer to talk to you. He would probably be interested to learn more about your culture, language, and of course food. 


Yoongi:

Originally posted by the9397

To me Yoongi is probably the most open minded when it comes to his ‘ideal type’, nationality etc. And because of that, he wouldn’t be surprised/mind about your nationality. But I think it would a plus if you could at least understand/speak a little bit Korean. He might even try to learn English for you, but I think he would love to know that you can speak Korean. He would probably love the fact that you would be an ‘international couple’. 


Hoseok:

Originally posted by sunshine-hobi

I think that Hoseok’s reaction would be similar to Yoongi. He probably wouldn’t have a plan to specifically marry someone who’s from a specific country. At first, he might be nervous around you especially if you don’t speak Korean. His English isn’t too bad but I think he would try to study harder in order to communicate with you. He would be really curious about your country, culture, language, etc. So expect many questions.


Namjoon:

Originally posted by namjoonsgurl

I don’t even know if that’s necessary to say but Namjoon wouldn’t mind at all. His English is amazing so it wouldn’t surprise him or scare him to date a foreign girl. He would actually love it. He would love to discover your culture, your food, your language. He would probably love it if you asked him to teach you some Korean. He would probably learn your language without you knowing it, just to surprise you.

This guy makes me so soft.. I can’t believe it


Jimin:

Originally posted by sosjimin

This cute little bean.. To me, Jimin is really shy. I think his English improved, well at least he’s trying to speak more than he used to (which makes me softer than I already am). Communication might be harder for you than for the other guys. He’s shy, his English isn’t his strong point. But if you can speak a little bit of Korean or if you can perfectly speak Korean that would help you a loooot. He might ask Namjoon to teach him some basic English so it would make it easier for him to speak to you. If you ask him to teach you some Korean, he would smile like there’s no tomorrow. He would find it cute whenever you would try to speak Korean.


Taehyung:

Originally posted by taesverynofun

Taehyung would be really excited. I think Namjoon mentioned in one of their lives that he was teaching him English so, I think he would be more than happy to have a foreign girlfriend. To me, he looks like someone who loves to discover new things and he would love to hear a lot about your culture and language. If you can speak Korean that would be easier, but I think he wouldn’t mind if you could only speak English. He would probably ask you to teach him so that communication would be easier. Just like Jimin, he would find it really cute whenever you would try to speak Korean. 


Jungkook:

Originally posted by fuckindestruction

We all know that Jungkook is learning English. To me, he’s the type of person to be shy at first but who quickly opens up when you know them. So at first, communication might be a little bit complicated but after a while it’ll be good. He might ask you to help him practice English. He likes challenges too, so being with a foreign girl wouldn’t scare him. I’m not saying that he’s taking it as a challenge. I’m just saying that new ‘things’ doesn’t seem to scare him and even though dating someone who has a different culture looks scary, to me it wouldn’t be to him. He said that he likes it when a girl can teach him something he doesn’t know already, so prepare yourself for some intense teaching lesson.


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NCT 127 reaction: you struggling to speak Korean

NCT 127 members reacting to you struggling to pronounce Korean words. (Requests are open)

Taeil:

Originally posted by 1995-

Taeil would probably just stand back and watch you struggle with pronunciation before actually helping you. He’d just look at you with a cute smile on his face. There’s just something about you being frustrated that he finds extremely adorable.

Johnny:

Originally posted by suhyoungho

Johnny would definitely tease you about it and he’d laugh at your awkward pronunciations. He would secretly love hearing you make cute mistakes. Just you attempting to learn Korean would make him smile.

Taeyong:

Originally posted by rapgodty

He’d find your pronunciation and accent to be super cute that he probably wouldn’t help you until you actually asked him to. But if you didn’t ask whether or not you were saying something right, he’d just sit there and listen to you with a smile on his face.

Yuta:

Originally posted by moonyutae

Since Yuta had to go through the same struggles as you, he wouldn’t hesitate to help you improve your pronunciation skills. He would still enjoy hearing you make adorable mistakes and he would definitely tease you about it nonstop.

Doyoung:

Originally posted by nctinfo

I feel like Doyoung would be the type to literally record your awkward pronunciations so he could tease you about it later and because he secretly finds it beyond cute. He would constantly tell you how grateful he is that you are trying your best to improve your Korean speaking skills.

Jaehyun:

Originally posted by visualjaehyun

Jaehyun, being the aegyo loving guy that he is, would be really weak to your cute mistakes. He’d sit back and hear you speak while covering his mouth with his hand because he finds it to be so adorable. He’s the type of guy to literally squeeze your cheeks because your cuteness is too much for him.

Winwin:

Originally posted by nct-china-line

Winwin probably wouldn’t notice your mistakes as he himself is still learning how to improve his Korean speaking skills. So, the both of you would probably study together. He, however, would probably tease you saying that he speaks Korean better than you.

Mark:

Originally posted by nctmark

Mark would really like the idea of you wanting to be good at speaking Korean because of him. He would like seeing you struggle but pushing through because not only would he find your mistakes cute, but he’d like seeing the little fist pump you’d do every time you got something right.

Haechan:

Originally posted by donghyukslee

He would definitely laugh at you and tease you nonstop. He wouldn’t let you live it down whenever you butchered a word pretty badly, but it’s only because he secretly loves hearing you make errors. He would like it because he’s the first you go to for help on pronouncing something.

ID #88858

Name: Maka
Age: 16
Country: Germany

Hey everyone! My name is Maka and I’m a 16 years old high school student who lives in Hamburg, Germany.

I’m really interested in foreign countries and cultures and I hope to make some new friends worldwide. It’s also one of my biggest dreams to travel around the world one day!

I can speak fluent German, but I’m also good at English and Spanish. I’m currently learning Korean, Japanese and Russian ~

They’re a lot of things I love, like reading books (mostly fantasy, sci-fi and novels, but I want to focus more on biographies and books with historical context), watching movies and series (and anime), astronomy, fashion design, music (all genres, but I mostly listen to r&b, hip hop and kpop) traveling, cooking, playing sports (basketball), swimming, photography etc.

I’m an open-minded and adventurous person, so I can talk about everything and anything that might interests you !

You can either contact me per email or Instragram

Preferences: Preferably females around my age (not older than 20), who don’t live in Germany. Sexuality & religion doesn’t matter as long as you’re friendly ^^

BTS Reaction: You Cursing in Spanish

Requested by Anon! Hope you like it! -Member A


Jungkook:
 “Hello? Anyone here?” You say as you enter the band’s dorm. You place the takeout food on the table, looking for your friends. Jungkook and Jimin had asked you to come hangout since the others were busy practicing or filming. Walking towards their room, you are surprised when all of a sudden Jungkook pops out from the bathroom while yelling. “BOO!” You jump, letting out an embarrassingly high scream. Jimin had now come out of the bathroom as well, completely red from laughter. “You puto! qué te pasa?!” This causes Jimin to laugh even harder, as you had taught him a few Spanish words to get back at V. However, Jungkook was left confused.  “What? What did you say?” “I called you a bitch, you bitch,” you respond, and watch the shock come over his face. 


 Suga:

Yoongi was enjoying his day off just the way he loved: sleeping. He had somehow moved from his bed over to the couch, and was now enjoying his sleep while the television played in the background. You knew that he didn’t want to be disturbed, which is why you tried to be quiet as you entered the house. You threw your purse onto the couch, not aware of the sleeping boy, and began to head to the kitchen. He neither jumped nor made a sound when the purse hit his face, only slowly getting up and preparing to attack. Then you heard it, a deep voice that almost made your skin crawl: “Did you just fucking hit me?” You spun around faster than light, thinking at first it was an intruder. “Mierda!” You yelled, your hand going up to your heart. You don’t continue when you see an angry Yoongi growling at you, and make a run for it. 


 Rap Monster:

 “… Do you get it now?” Namjoon was trying to explain your math work that you had been struggling with for the past hour. You let your head fall from your hand onto the table, groaning about your hate for the subject. He laughs at your complaining. “How about this,” he smirks while pulling you out of the chair, “we go get some food and come back and finish.” You smile at the thought of food, but it is wiped clean off your face when you realize it could happen only after you finish this page. “Pequeña mierda!” You say while glaring at him, sitting down and picking up your pencil. “I know what that means, and now you have to finish two pages!” He laughs at your face.


 Jin:
 
He knows you aren’t very good at Korean. Learning a third language is hard: you speak Spanish but you grew up with English, which was what you use to communicate. You want to learn some more Korean to speak with him better. But when he threw you into a conversation with Taehyung you were upset that you couldn’t communicate, though V understood that you were still learning and attempted to switch to a little bit of English. It was terrible but it made you smile, so when Tae left the couch and Jin sat down, you just grin at him. “That wasn’t so hard, was it baby?” You only giggle and reply smoothly. “El carbón.” “I don’t know what that means, but I feel like it’s good. “She called you an asshole!” You hear V yell, and Jin turns shocked while you start to laugh.


 J-Hope:
 
You are just sitting there minding your own business when a crumpled piece of paper hits your shoulder. Hoseok was thinking up some lyrics, but is obviously having trouble; he’s being going at it for the past 3 hours. “Hobi. Why don’t you just stand up, go get some water and come sit?” He just mumbles back, telling you to give him a few more minutes before he is suddenly hit in the face with the same piece of paper. “Get up! Just walk to the kitchen and back okay?” Stretching, he finally stands up and heads to the kitchen. You follow him to the kitchen, where you see him take the last donut. “Hey, that’s mine!” He looks at you with a guilty smile, “Oops.” “Andate a la cresta!” You say as you throw the box away. Hoseok freezes. His smile gets wider when he finally swallows the rest of the food, “That’s it! That’s what my song needs!” He hugs you and goes to write the words down, turning around to shyly ask, “What exactly did you say to me?” 


 Jimin: 

“Will you just stand still?” You say while trying to fix Jimin’s tie; he is late for a photo shoot. After seeing you help Taehyung, he shyly asked for help. However, Jimin is struggling to be this close to you and not give you a peck while the boys are still in the room. “Al diablo con eso,” you say as you push him a step back so that his back hits the wall. You just need him to stop fidgeting, so you can finish the tie. You don’t realize that the push and the curse in your native language causes him to get excited. He closes the distance, no longer caring if his friends are in the room, “I have no idea what you said, but I like it.” 


 V:
 
“And I win again! You really are bad at this game,” Taehyung laughs as he sets down the controller. You groan at his antics, annoyed with all the gloating, and you throw a chip at him, causing a food fight to start. You run and duck behind the couch with a bag of chips. Crawling to the other side, you realize he has also moved and you see the kitchen door is now open. Sneaking towards the door, you are suddenly swept up. Tae laughs as he throws you on to the couch. “I win! I keep winning at everything!” You look up at the deep voiced boy, “Hijo de puta. ¿Como hiciste esto?” His laughter suddenly stops, and he looks at you curiously. “Was that Spanish? What did you say? Teach me how to say stuff in Spanish!” He says eagerly. “I know! Teach me how to say I win,” he says, and you throw another chip at him. 

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When People Speak a Different Language in Public

A couple of weeks ago I was at Marshalls. I was looking for a pair of shoes to match my dress for the homecoming dance that was coming up, and also just to shop around.

Now if anyone knows me, I get super excited when I hear people speak in a different language, even if I can’t understand them at all, or can’t even recognize the language. So already about 10 minutes in to being at the store, I heard maybe two different languages being spoken. One was between a mother and her daughter who was a toddler. Another between some older men. Then after walking around the whole store, I heard maybe three or four more languages. None of them were the same language. It was actually super awesome and I was so happy. Usually I’m lucky if a hear ONE language in public other than English. In this one trip to the store I heard around FOUR languages!

Can anybody else relate? I just think it’s so fun and interesting to hear other people speak their native language. I try to listen in and see if I can detect what language it is. You know whether it’s Korean, Spanish, German. Whatever it may be.