Grading GOT7’s Korean – Mark

Fans of GOT7 will know that three of its members, Mark, Jackson, and BamBam, are not native Korean speakers. However, all three of them can speak Korean fluently, although each sound a bit different.

As a Korean teacher I’ll analyze each of them, starting with Mark. I’ll show you what he does well, how he could possibly get even better, and discuss some other things that I noticed about his Korean.

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Billy Go’s Beginner Korean Course | #84: Adding More Emotion

In this lesson we’ll finally learn how we can make our sentences a bit more expressing, by adding some emotion with verb endings.

The verb endings we’ll learn are the most commonly used ones, and are ~지/죠, ~나(요)/~가(요), ~네(요), and ~군(요).

We’re 84% finished with the course, and there will be a total of 100 episodes when it’s completed. Remember to start this series from the very beginning (really!) if you’re new, or else you might miss something important. This series goes in order, and everything in these lessons has been taught so that if you start from the beginning and practice you’ll be able to make it through all of these lessons on their own.

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Billy Go’s Beginner Korean Course | #83: Give It a Try

In this lesson we’ll learn how to use ~보다 to “try” doing verbs. For example, you can “try” learning Korean, or “try” eating a new kind of food.

We’re up to lesson 83 out of 100. If you’re new to this series, I recommend starting it from the beginning. All of these episodes go in order, so if you start from somewhere after the first lesson you might miss something explained in a previous lesson.

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Expressing Surprise 다니 | Live Class Abridged

This past Sunday we covered the advanced level grammar form ~다니.

Why is this form advanced? Well using it and understanding it isn’t hard at all (beginners could probably understand it just fine). The “advanced” comes from it actually being two forms (or three) that work as one form. And in order to use this form, you’ll also need to already have a mastery of the quoting forms – and that’s something that first requires a lot of practice.

But with the quoting forms ready and a few example sentences, you’ll also be well on your way toward mastering this form too.

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Can you practice Korean with Google/Alexa/Siri/Bixby?

Have you ever tried using your virtual assistant (Google, Alexa, Siri, Bixby, etc.) to practice Korean?

It doesn’t always work, although it seems like it could potentially be helpful. Here are some tips I put together for how you can get the most out of these sort of tools.

I talk about their pros and cons, and share some specific commands you can try with them.

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Billy Go’s Beginner Korean Course | #82: Making Adverbs

We’ve already learned how to use adverbs (typically directly before a verb), but now let’s learn how we can make some of our own adverbs using the ending ~게.

Remember that this series goes in order, and will have 100 episodes total. Watch these from the beginning if you’re new, because you might miss something important if you jump in later on. There are only 17 more episodes left!

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