Korean politeness levels?

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Korean politeness levels?

Postby DynaEmu » 2005-11-11, 2:53

Can anyone teach me the politeness levels or have a link to learnin them? thanks

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Postby parousia » 2005-11-13, 15:16


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Postby DynaEmu » 2005-11-13, 19:07

been there.. it doesnt really give an in-depth lesson on how to make each one..

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Postby parousia » 2005-11-17, 8:34

You're right, it's not a lesson site - sorry.

Well, do you already know the script and basic grammar?

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Postby parousia » 2005-11-20, 12:22

I don't know of any lesson sites that teach all the levels of speech, but here's one webpage that goes into some depth on the most familiar/non-polite level of speech:

http://www.lsa.umich.edu/asian/korean/i ... /index.htm

If you look around on this site, you might be able to find other lessons on speech levels contained within the Grammar section of a particular chapter. Just look around.

As you will see, you'll definitely have to know the script and quite a bit of grammar to benefit from any in-depth discussion of speech levels.

공부 열심히 !
<-- (N.B.: I just used the most familiar/non-polite level of speech there. This is what I might say to my little brother/sister. It translates to: Study hard! Koreans are always exhorting each other to work hard. :D :lol: :roll: )


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