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Korean in a Hurry: A Quick Approach to Spoken Korean (Tuttle Language Library)
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Initially written for the tourist visiting Korea, Practical Korean is actually a very handy reference for anyone interested in quickly acquiring a working knowledge of spoken Korean. This book provides the basics needed to converse in simple Korean. Intended for beginners, it concentrates only on key grammar and pronunciation points. Most of the lessons include exercises that reinforce vocabulary items and grammatical structures. Phrases and sentences are recycled for long-term learning. Over 200 simple illustrations allow even beginners to express themselves.
This 'quick' approach to spoken Korean by Samuel E. Martin, author of Essential Japanese, an Introduction to the Standard Colloquial Language, and professor emeritus at Yale University, is the first really useful manual of the Korean language. These lessons have been devised to facilitate easy language study and are conversationally applicable as soon as you learn them.
About the Author
Samuel E. Martin received his undergraduate degree and master's degree in oriental languages from the University of California, Berkeley, and his Ph.D. in linguistics from Yale University. He is the author of numerous books and papers on Japanese and Korean, including the definitive A Reference Grammar of Japanese and A Reference Grammar of Korean.
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