the long awaited Korean books giveaway is here! and thanks to TUTTLE again, I get to give away two amazing books newly released by Tuttle!
the last time, I gave away two sets of Japanese books and explained on how I learned Korean. so this time, I have two ultimate books to give away for people who are planning to master Korean by self studying! for those who are starting off with 0, I’d recommend you to get the book “Korean For Beginners” by Tuttle as I’ve used that in my earlier days when I first started learning Korean. you should know the basic stuff like “조사/particles” and how words changes before getting these two books as the Korean For Beginners book teaches more on particles and word structure and very limited vocab and grammar so with mastering that book and these two books, you can easily be as good as anyone in Korea in a normal conversation.
I got the privilege to get my hands on these two new books and here’s a short review on what I think of it! so let’s start with the Essential Korean Vocabulary book!
so here’s a sneak peak of the contents of the book! the vocabs are divided into many organized sections that’s easy for learners to search through words they are interested in learning.
like above, the simple vocabs
the words are explained with examples and ways to pronounce which is suitable for English speakers. well, these books are made to accommodate English speakers!
the second book, Essential Korean Grammar! you may be surprised how this book is written by a foreigner. well.. to be honest, of course Koreans know Korean the best. which foreigner could be better?
the answer is qualified Korean-English Translators.
and how do I know about that? because I know one. there aren’t many certified Korean-English translators around because going through the course is excruciating. it’s basically going through hell for 2 years, studying from 5am till late night and have almost no personal life. because they dedicate themselves to studying Korean and English and they are really really fluent. they probably know much more words and phrases compared to the average Korean too.
anyways, the best thing is that since it’s written by a foreigner, she knows best on where foreigners normally make mistake at and how difficult it is to learn another completely different language with different sentence structures and expressions that are non existence in English.
this book teaches stuff that are similar to university level books.
they even include example sentences to differentiate similar words and help you in understanding more about these similar words. which is great!
who knew that there are so many different expression for just one word?!
they also have a list of synonyms to help you in writing!
just a simple picture of the appendix, look at the list of grammars! although I already know most of it as I’ve graduated level 6, but there are still a few I’ve never seen before so I’d absolutely keep this book for future reference. great book all in all =D.
so to the most exciting part!
I will giveaway TWO books by TUTTLE to TWO lucky winners:
how to enter this giveaway?
just follow these few simple guidelines and.. good luck!
1. leave a comment on this post telling me your Korean progress (how far have you learned) and why these books will help you and anything else you want to tell me! (with your name identical to your facebook name)
2. go to my facebook page
3. like my page!!!
4. leave a comment on the post so that I can contact you if you win!
5. share my giveaway post (it will be the top post on my page)
people from all over the world! because Tuttle is nice enough to send it to you where ever you are =D.
it’s this simple!
I’ll choose the winners based on the person whom I think wants it the most. so be witty with your words and hwating!
PS: I’ll close the giveaway once I get 50 applicants OR if there’s not so many people applying.. I’ll close it on the 1st of October. you have loads of time so quick! ask your brother, your sister, your cousin, your friends whom wanna learn Korean to try their luck!