Why am I Learning Korean?

Someone asked me this question recently, and it’s a good question! Because it seems like throwing a dart at a map, a bit random πŸ™‚ My reasons for learning Korean (and Italian) are a bit for me, a bit for others.

For me: I love Korean dramas, movies, vlogs, and music. I want to be able to enjoy these without subtitles. And I love Italian rock music ❀️

For others: If I know Korean/Italian, I can communicate with others. I used to be an English/Spanish translator for a medical clinic, and being able to communicate with others is incredibly helpful and rewarding.

I remember back when I didn’t know English. It was overwhelming at first. When I found myself in a situation where I needed help, it could feel like drowning. And having a person who could speak Spanish felt like a breath of air. Really!

I highly encourage others to learn at least a few key words in another language. That first time you help someone in need, you will see how big of a difference you can make πŸ™‚

μ•ˆλ…•! Bye! Ciao!

jarilissima

πŸ™‚

32 comments

  1. Learning languages is so cool, and making cross connections is even cooler!

    – I learnt Latin and French as a teen, Spanish as a young adult.
    – Then when I came to Korea, I learnt a bit of Hanja (Chinese characters used alongside Korean).

    Making cross connections between languages, finding root words and word origins makes the whole language learning game even more fun 🀩

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    • Absolutely! If you learn Latin, you have a fantastic foundation for learning quite a few other languages too. I wish I’d learned Latin in high school!

      That’s really cool that you know so much!! Must be nice πŸ™‚

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  2. I totally agree with you! Every time I meet someone who has a different accent (I mean that in a good way, not judgmental or anything like that!) I ask them how to say some kind of greeting or salutation. It is a nice way to connect with others and shows them I am interested in learning about them!!! Thanks for sharing why you are learning Korean, this is so cool!!!!

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  3. Learning another language is amazing especially when it allows you to further enjoy a culture that you otherwise wouldn’t fully access. Good for you!

    I wish I had more time as I would love to re-learn Mandarin one day!

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  4. Thank you for sharing! I have experienced the inability to communicate more than once and I totally agree with you, it is like a breath of fresh air. I’m excited to hear how God uses your knowledge.πŸ™‚

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  5. I agree with your thoughts . I love learning new languages. I only speak two fluently. When we travel the world in the pre-covid era, I made it a point to learn bits and pieces of other languages so I could speak to people and enjoy the interaction.
    Thank you Jari.

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  6. I’m in the process of learning French, although I don’t know any French people. I’ve always wanted to learn it. When I was younger, I didn’t really learn it when I was junior high, aka middle school.

    I want to go to France someday and if it is soon, when I finally speak to someone there, I hope that they will reply back to me “plus lentement ” (very slowly). πŸ˜†

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  7. I too am self-learning Chinese just for the sake of it. It’s been going well for the past year or so, and I can read basic stuff, and that really gives me the encouragement to go on. Wishing you the best on your own journey!

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  8. Wow, thank you for sharing your experience. I know when I speak a language I am not familiar with I feel so frustrated because there is so much more to say but not enough vocabulary. πŸ˜‰

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