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100 Days Korean

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I've been already learning Korean for 2 years, however recently I've read some articles about how shorter, but more intensive periods can help you 'dramatically' improve and I wanted to test that.


Today, I wrote 2 emails in Korean, and picked up new vocabulary from a few TV shows.

I really enjoy writing these emails. They still totally drain me, but I'm always excited to write them. In the afternoon, I also took out my grammar book to review, so that I make less mistakes.

As for today's vocabulary, I'm very happy. I was wondering if I should check out more stuff from IKON and BTS as I can pick up the most useful everyday phrases from them.

Also, today, I picked up the legendary expression 'arm pillow' from Instagram, from an illustrator, who draws pencil sketches of her cats. This totally made my day.

When I was trying to become fluent in English, at one point I started to make up stories in English. I wouldn't write these down, I would just tell them in my head. Today, I started a story in Korean. I still narrate it in English, but the dialogues are in Korean. For this, I also needed to look up some vocabulary, so I did that. Finally, I know how to say: Come/Go upstairs/downstairs. And that expression reminds me of the summer we spent talking in English to each other with my sister, and it totally improved our English. I wish I could do the same in Korean, but as my sister is not interested, I occasionally talk to the cats in Korean.

Day 63