Japanese Learning Korean—1.My reason

Thanks to the “Korean-boom” in Japan, the number of Japanese people who learn Korean language is increase, it seems. And I, also am a Japanese learning Korean.

But at first, I started to learn Korean for work.

There was a conference with Korean participants organized by a Japanese group where I worked. I didn’t need speak Korean for that, actually, but I thought it was a good opportunity to learning.

Then I had learned for a month, maybe… But in the conference, I couldn’t speak Korean at all!

What have you learned for a month!?

↑Cat Sang-gung (Court lady in old time Korea)

(Sniff) I just learned Hangul (Korean alphabet), Ma’am!

Although I got to know how to pronounce Korean sentence, I didn’t know what they meant.

What do you mean?

I mean, Ma’am, if you know alphabet, it doesn’t mean you understand Italian or some other languages using alphabet.

Anyway, I had stopped learning Korean at the time…

But I started again, because of my Korean boom. I got into Korean movie.

For example?

Bong Joon-ho’s “Memories of Murder”, Park Chan-wook’s “Thirst”, “Handmaiden” recently, or Lee Hae-jun’s “Castaway on the Moon”, Jang Joon-hwan’s “1987” … Ma’am, I can’t give you all the titles of my favorite works!

Movie works themselves are great, beside actors are really excellent and charming!!

I searched their interview videos in YouTube with heat, but amount of information was limited as long as I couldn’t understand Korean.

So, you started learning Korean again.

Exactly, Ma’am.

The first time, it was for work so my motivation was not so strong. But this time I fell in love. My desire drove me to hard but joyful study.

Through the long-time learning, I got to love Korean language itself. I still continue learning.

I will write articles in Korean in this blog, for Korean native or Korean learner, comrades!