Making Out in Korean is a fun, accessible and thorough guide to the Korean language as it's really spoken.Nan neoga joa michigesseo! Uri tto mannalkka?
—(I'm crazy about you! Shall we meet again?) Answer this correctly in Korean and you may be going on a hot date. Incorrectly, and you could be hurting someone's feelings or getting a slap!
Korean classes and textbooks tend to spend a lot of time rehearsing for the same fictitious scenarios but chances are while in Korea you will spend a lot more time trying to make new friends or start new romances—something you may not be prepared for.
If you are a student, businessman or tourist traveling to South Korea or North Korea and would like to have an authentic and meaningful experience, the key is being able to speak like a local. This friendly and easy-to-use phrasebook makes this possible. Making out in Korean
has been carefully designed to act as a guide to modern colloquial Korean for use in everyday informal interactions—giving access to the sort of catchy Korean expressions that aren't covered in traditional language materials. As well as the Romanized forms (romanji
), each expression is given in authentic Korean script (hangul
), so that in the case of difficulties the book can be shown to the person the user is trying to communicate with. In addition, easy-to-use phonetic spellings of all Korean words and phrases are given. For example "How are you?"—annyeonghaseyo?
is also written as anh-nyawng-hah-seyo?
This phrasebook includes:
- A guide to pronouncing Korean words correctly
- Explanations of basic Korean grammar, such as, word order, questions, and formal vs. informal tenses>
- Complete Korean translations including Korean Script (hangul)
- Useful and interesting notes on Korean language and culture
- Lots of colorful, fun and useful expressions not covered in other phrasebooks
Titles in this unique series of bestselling phrase books include: Making Out in Chinese, Making Out in Indonesian, Making Out in Thai, Making Out in Korean, Making Out in Hindi, Making Out in Japanese, Making Out in Vietnamese, Making out in Burmese, Making Out in Tagalog, Making Out in Hindi, Making Out in Arabic, Making Out in English, More Making Out in Korean,
and More Making Out in Japanese
Original edition by Peter Constantine a translator and writer who was born in London and raised in Austria and Greece. Other Tuttle books include Japan's Sex Trade, Japanese Slang Uncensored and Making Out in Indonesia. He resides in New York City.
Revised by Gene Baik, who teaches Korean at the University of New South Wales, Australia.