Level 7 Lesson 22 / Word Builder 14 / 정 (定)

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안녕하세요! In the Word Builder lessons, we introduce letters and words that work as building blocks of the Korean vocabulary. They are not necessarily all Hanja words that are based on Chinese characters, but many of them are. In this World Builder lesson, we will be looking at how 정 (定) is used in Korean vocabulary.

You can view a free PDF for this lesson here, or if you want to study with our TalkToMeInKorean textbooks, you can get them here. And after you learn the basics, try writing your own Korean sentences and get corrections from native speakers through HaruKorean, our 1:1 correction service.


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Arlan-Rodrigo/790574305 Arlan Rodrigo

    감사합니다 선생님. very helpful. just like to add, 정(定) can be also remembered as the Korean verb 정하다 (定 – - ) which means “decide, determine, fix, set” , according to naver.com :

    http://endic.naver.com/krenEntry.nhn?entryId=3957dc15930f4f7491a35a3262098646&query=%EC%A0%95%ED%95%98%EB%8B%A4

  • besarlalluvia

    Oho I studied this character the other day ^^
    I learned 추(推 – decline)정 – assume :)
    This is a wonderful pdf!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Leandro-Oscar/100000008852444 Leandro Oscar

    감사합니다

    I will practice this lesson today to apply this word builder in my next comment.

  • http://gamcho.wordpress.com Samier

    티티믹 안녕하세요!

    많이 어휘 배웠어요 ^^

    감사합니다
    사미르

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kendall-Rice/306985 Kendall Rice

    These Word Builder lessons are a great way to introduce 한자어 in an unintimidating way. Wonderful job as always!

    I’ve noticed, though, that the 용어 in these Word Builder lessons is all over the place. For example, 정 (定) is called both a “word” and a “letter” in this lesson, and neither of those is accurate. Calling it by these labels can be confusing for the listener who’s trying to figure out not just what it means, but how it’s used.

    So in the spirit of 定, here are some 일정한 용어 that I think would be helpful:

    “Word”=단어. If you can use it on its own, with a space after it and without relying on other parts of speech to complete it, it’s a word.

    “Letter”=자모. 정 has three letters—ㅈ, ㅓ, and ㅇ.

    “Syllable”=음절. Any combination of sounds that fit inside a single block of Korean text. 정 is a syllable, not a letter.

    “Character”=한자. 定 is a character, not a word.

    If you use these labels in future Word Builder lessons, I think the readers can have a little more 안정!

  • 사장우

    I think there were a couple mistakes in the pdf for the Hanja Characters.
    정식(正式) 예정 (預定)
    Thank you for the lessons!

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  • Tenzin Tibet Thupten

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