I’m forcing myself to speak more Korean lately so when I visit, it will be more natural. Just learning without being brave enough to practice is pointless. I went to this local Korean restaurant, Rockin’ Rice, for lunch yesterday and spoke Korean to my server, a 한국인 이모 (literally means “Korean auntie” which is what you would politely call a middle aged Korean woman) and she was sooo pleased and gave me a lovely dimpled smile.
I was surprised at how much better my listening and speaking has gotten!!! Thank God! I’m finally getting better! Of course speaking English in the US will be different from speaking in Korea, but it’s still good practice. I need to try to speak Korean with a Korean friend, or cashier, or server every day. It’s countdown to Korea!
- Korean Conversations for Real Life Situations (koreanvitamin.wordpress.com)