studying korean + some more tips | not really studying with nina 10


my friend is sending me a bunch of gifs that’s very nice thank you wow look at that get you a friend who sends you gifs and pictures as you study hello my friends, good evening it’s 9 pm but that doesn’t stop us from studying so today i am- oh my god my friend keeps- i don’t know when this is going to end but- aw that’s a cute picture so currently i am studying korean just because i’m not in school yet i have a week left of my break so i get to study what i want to study of course when i get back to school i’m studying other things but for now i get to study korean hopefully along the way i can find tips and stuff to tell you but this is just a chill video of me studying korean i’m basically showing you all the methods that i use so hopefully this video’s kinda useful but let’s just get started the website that i use currently is i’ve also mentioned in the past i’m not using that lately just because i have a bookmark saved for howtostudykorean so i just keep going to that but both are good websites so use whatever you want so right now i am studying lesson 27 on howtostudykorean now the thing is i’m not going in order and that’s a bad thing that’s not something you should do has like hundreds of lessons technically it’s a good idea to go in order but for me personally i have a habit of jumping from lesson to lesson because i just want to learn what i want to learn so before lesson 27 i was on like lesson 85 and then lesson 10 lesson 40 lesson 110 so i’m just all over the place the sad thing is i’m korean and so i have the context but sadly i’m not fluent but because i have the context i have the habit of just wanting to learn what i want to learn like for instance if i wanted to learn something that i heard in a conversation then i’m just going to search it up on google and see what lesson that is and sometimes that will be like lesson 100 or something like lesson 40 but for now we are on lesson 27 and we are learning using ~던 and ~었던 to describe past tense i already wrote the vocabulary now i’m just going in with the actual grammar now i’ve been meaning to learn this because i hear ~던 and ~었던 a lot so it’s good that i’m finally getting into that in regards to my notes it’s pretty straightforward it’s just all the vocab and then notes on the grammar i don’t write it word for word i just write what i need to write i used to put vocab on quizlet but now i write it out just because handwriting’s pretty important in korean so i want to be able to practice my handwriting and so vocab, easy way to practice your handwriting and also kind of memorize because it’s better to write things out this is pretty straightforward i just remembered i have another book dedicated to korean and it is this notebook where i write down song lyrics i get the lyrics from colorcodedlyrics hasn’t failed me with the translations i think they’re pretty accurate it might not be 100% accurate but it gets the idea so i write the korean lyrics along with the translation and then the key part to all of this is that i underline words that i don’t know in red and then i add them to the end in the new words word bank the words that i underline will obviously be words that i don’t know so they are new words it’s kind of for me to narrow down what i don’t know, what i know, that kind of stuff and so it’s pretty helpful, you know lyrics it’s poetry and so sometimes the lyrics might be complicated and the words might not be words that you use in everyday language but it’s still nice to know and sometimes you learn a lot i’ve collected a lot of useful words and they’ve just appeared everywhere else once i learned about them you can also write pages from books and whatever but lyrics are available on the internet for you and if you listen to kpop if you listen to music that’s sung in korean lyrics are all there for you but that is a method that i like to use also recently i did switch to naver dictionary in my last video i talked about google translate but i finally moved on to naver dictionary and i definitely like it a whole lot better the translations have been great but i would definitely recommend that if you don’t have anyone in your life to speak korean to because i have my parents to speak korean with if you don’t have people to speak korean with korean dramas korean television korean music all that incredibly helpful and the reason why it’s helpful is because of context recently i learned about this grammar structure called ~다시피 and it’s lesson 85 by the way but the grammar structure ~다시피 has like a meaning of as you can see or as you know if you connect it with 알다 or 보다 like there’s 알다시피 there’s 보다시피 아시다시피 there’s 보시다시피 like i’ve been exposed to korean all my life but i don’t recall a moment when i heard 알다시피 in a conversation but after learning it i suddenly started hearing it everywhere i went well that’s not true i don’t really go outside a lot but when i watch a korean drama i hear it all the time now the grammar structure’s everywhere but i heard it for the first time at least consciously in a drama called “what’s wrong with secretary kim” i finished the drama it’s great love it definitely recommend but after i learned it i finally recognized the grammar structure and i was like oh that’s when you use it because i’m sure i probably heard it in conversations all the time but i probably didn’t notice it but now i notice it i also heard it for the second time in another drama i’m watching encounter and i heard it and i was like oh my god this word is everywhere but now i understand the grammar structure and now i can use it in my everyday life sorry my camera died the angle’s probably different but who cares but anyway back to our regularly scheduled program i have a friend who is kind of learning korean she only learns korean when she’s with me but she is learning but my friend is german she has literally nothing to do with korea but she’s still learning and she’s actually pretty far with korean in my opinion she can read and write hangul and she can kind of understand some words and she can recognize a lot of words and i just taught her how to form basic sentences so hopefully she remembers that but i don’t know but my point is it’s not impossible to learn korean it doesn’t matter if you’re korean or not anyone can learn it our favorite thing to do is watch bts videos or especially run bts because that’s a variety show which by the way a new episode’s coming out tomorrow as i’m filming this but when we watch run bts she actually recognizes a lot of words and that makes me feel proud that she actually knows these things so it’s definitely helpful to have some kind of media to consume whether that’s tv whether that’s a book whether that’s songs, whatever you want it’s just helpful to be able to hear what you learn in context oh my gosh i just remembered another tip that i have for you guys another habit i have is writing down words on sticky notes you can also technically type words out in your notes app but i’m emphasizing again how important it is to practice your handwriting and so i have these sticky notes and i’ll literally, if i’m watching a variety show or if i’m listening to a song or if i just hear a word that i don’t know i’ll jot it down and i’ll find the translation and it’s there for you i like to stick them right into my notebook just so i have them for later but it’s just very helpful to have a sticky notes pad right next to you as you’re watching something or listening to something so you can just write down words as you go one of my favorite korean variety shows is called the return of superman it’s about celebrity dads taking care of their children it’s really cute but also it’s very helpful especially for people learning korean with this show in particular the way that the children speak is actually very helpful because not only do you hear casual conversation but you also hear how children speak and so it’s going to be easier grammar and easier vocabulary and all that and because of the editing there’s always like words that pop up everywhere and then you can just copy it down like i said with the sticky notes but you can actually learn a lot from these kids and in my opinion these kids speak way better than me so i think it’s very helpful and it’s also nice to see how people speak to each other especially like seeing the children speak to adults and seeing the adults speak to children it’s a nice kind of look into real life sort of but there are a lot of variety shows and i definitely recommend watching a variety show because although dramas are helpful it’s also nice to hear people speak in their vernacular it’s just nice to hear people speak casually and also you can hear their immediate responses to something i watch a lot of variety shows and korean dramas so if you guys want recommendations and all that let me know so with the examples i like to write them in red just because it helps my brain to see things in different colors it’s also helpful to pronounce everything as you go assuming that you already learned the pronunciation and all that which i would recommend studying first don’t be afraid to talk to yourself yeh i will study the contents that we had learned last week again attached to a verb to describe a noun where the action is recalled to have occurred in the past but has finished occurring and currently does not occur mhm yes ah i get it now i get it now i get it now and then finally this one i’m emphasizing right now it’s so important to practice your handwriting the more that you practice writing in korean the more muscle memory you’ll build and the faster that you can write yes oh wait that’s also useful i’m gonna write that down too oh my god there’s like a graph i should draw it ok yea i should dang it that’s so much writing ok it’s helpful it’ll be good for me this graph’s kinda weird yes? oh ok wait yes ok it’s also like 10:42 pm so my contact lenses are drying out and then the rest are just examples so we are done with this lesson i kind of get the idea of it it’s just like super past past tense but that is all that my brain can do right now i literally just did one lesson but that’s what happens when you start at night don’t start studying at night that’s not a good way to study but that is it for this episode of not really studying with nina i studied korean sort of i at least hopefully gave some good tips at least some different tips from my last video it is currently 11 pm i am gonna go to sleep so goodnight or good day whenever you’re watching this let’s bring it in for a hug i will see you guys next time 🙂

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100 thoughts on “studying korean + some more tips | not really studying with nina 10”

  1. Sarah .A says:

    I have a week left to go back to Med School too … LOVE your Vlogs!!

  2. Lucas Diniz says:

    So relatable: when you learn a new word and then you start seeing it everywhere.

  3. nara nara says:

    I'm Korean and subscribing Nina to learn English! your voice is always calm🥰

  4. Josephine Reyes says:

    I've recently started going back to learning Korean… I'm going to be in Korea for a day, so I would like to learn so I understand what's going around me. Also I like to watch K-Dramas, and want to read a web toon in Korean. Lol… It's been a goal to learn Korean for a long time, so I will still learn even after my trip…

  5. Elizabeth Sanchez says:

    Hey nina, i just noticed this video has captions in different languages….? do subscribers that speak other languages alowed to add them? would you like me to add them in spanish… I dont see spanish on the list. let me know!!! how does that work?

  6. uGH says:

    nina helps me have energy to learn korean 💖🥺

  7. el ari says:

    the fact that this vid has 35 subs… we love an international queen :')

  8. Samten Lhamo says:

    It's very helpful, thanks.

  9. S.O.G_Daniels says:

    okay k-dramas to watch
    – what is wrong with secretary kim
    – encounter
    …have you watched cleaning with passion for now ?,… i didnt like the ending 🙁

    ** also that hair style is so cute on you <3 <3 🙂 **

  10. Kean M says:

    Nina please, where do you get those pens.

  11. Marina B says:

    Please do more videos like this one🙏🏻
    I want to learn Korean so bad hahah❤️

  12. Aidee Jimenez says:

    I love your personality and hearing your calm voice. Just subscribed 🙂

  13. pen says:

    bless your soul, this gives me a crap ton of direction of how to go about learning this beautiful language ❤️❤️

  14. Ash Thacker says:

    what are some good supplies to have to stay organized while studying a language or just studying in general? I'm studying Korean myself and I cannot seem to be organized enough to keep up with anything I am learning

  15. Jasmine says:

    so diligent wth AHHAHAHA gj nina 🙂

  16. starz rm says:

    I swear to god. Your method of song lyrics, can we just take a moment to realise how smart that is, I will do this. Although, at the moment pretty much all of the words will be underlined.

  17. Alina Sigdel says:

    omg nina watch okready!/OK 준비완료 <333 it's about the boy group astro and it's cute

  18. seokjinie_ cutiee says:

    i saw bts lol

  19. ThatAsian Dooude says:

    Can you do a more in-depth video on how you do your notes? That would be extremely helpful!!

  20. Mohammed Roshan says:

    can i get reccommendations for k dramas for watching

  21. Mohammed Roshan says:

    there is no drama called encounter but secretary kim is there which i finished watching

  22. Gissaya says:

    Now i feel motivated to study korean by myself uwu

  23. Elina Pieridou says:

    I love btsssss

  24. Kaden Akers says:

    midway through studying
    Watches nina instead ITS STILL STUDYING THO SO
    😂👏🏻 ily nina

  25. Darbie Mar says:

    What kind of notebook are you using?

  26. anelya kim says:

    Where are you from? I love your video)

  27. Gabriele Norr says:

    Does anybodt now from where she is studying? Nina might have sayed it and i probably missed it.

  28. Abeba _rd says:

    10:55 lol Nina's expression 😂😂

  29. Surveycorps Costplay says:

    Watch burn the stage bts it is awsome

  30. nonovyuno says:

    Y’all can try and decipher kpop lyrics.
    It’s fun.

  31. Chloe Issa says:


  32. Strawberry Milk says:

    I want the part 3 of this videos of korean learning lol, love ya

  33. Baydanov Ilyas says:


  34. ARMYS HEARTEU says:

    I have a friend too.
    She’s german.
    Like me.
    She’s also learning korean.
    Just with me.
    Bc I already learned it.

  35. Alanna Erazo says:

    I try to learn Korean, but I get very confused with some words, and then it becomes very frustrating and I leave it. Then when I pass a little time I come back HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  36. HyangGi Kim says:

    니나 정말 공부 열심히하네요!! 대단해요! 한글 글씨도 너무 귀여워요>.< Wow Nina, you've studied hard! you r awesome and your handwriting in Korean is so cute >.<

  37. Angie Uriarte says:

    I’m barley learning Hangul but I noticed that “요” is like at the end of almost every sentence
    What does it mean?

  38. DUN says:

    who watches running man

  39. kyisblue says:

    I'm binge watching this entire series bcuz I had a meltdown about school and just watching someone else struggle while studying calms me down lol

  40. i am irrelevant says:

    i mean who doesnt need nAmjEsUs

  41. Lou says:

    I’m french and Nina helps me to learn English 🙂 💕

  42. Marie Yoon says:

    omg i love run bts and return on the superman tooooo❤️❤️❤️

  43. Tiara Llorente says:

    So you are korean , speaking in english but then learning korean …… why are you learning korean if youre a korean citizen (sorry for me being super curious) ❤️🧡❤️🧡❤️🧡???????????????????

  44. Tiara Llorente says:

    Btw how did you learn to speak english like props to you girl👌🏻😏😏😏😏😏😏👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  45. rajula kn says:

    The gifts is BTS photos that's cute

  46. miniverse says:

    I’m half Korean and I’m black but when I tell people they call me a Korea-boo 🙁 they’d called Me Ching Chong and make fun of me because I’d use chopsticks when eating ramen idk but I love u and ur channel

  47. RAILEY KING says:

    Its 12.46 am right now and I wanna study but I can't

  48. strawberrymin 95 says:

    geez ur so pretty

  49. 이진서 says:

    한국어 처음 공부하시는 건가요?? 발음이 정말 좋으세요!

    Are you studying korean first time? Your pronouncing is so good!

    영어 잘 못해서 위에 영어가 맞는지 모르겠네요 ㅎㅎ틀리면 말해주세요~

  50. اات وووت says:

    thank you for translating Arabic😊❤❤ l hobe this continues.

  51. Sunshine says:

    Omg how chill is this girl?! So calm and chill 🌸 also your hair and outfit and room is so comfy. I NEED THIS AESTHETIC IN MY LIFE 😦

  52. Megan Jones says:

    I started learning Korean two years ago in the summer, but I stopped once school started and I never really continued learning. I got as far to learn how to read and write hangul and recognize a few words (much like your friend). After two years of watching kdramas and listening to kpop, I'm definitely more progressed than when I stopped two years ago. But this video is motivating me to continue actively learning once the exam week is over (4 more week days), I'll have so much free time in between work and so it'll be the perfect time. Anyways I love your videos, especially the study with me's, it motivates me to study as well, keep up the great content!!!

  53. 리미 Limi says:

    So nice❣️❣️ send love to you from Korea!!!❣️❣️

  54. tahura says:

    This inspires to actually start learning Korean

  55. Senanur Özbek says:

    do you watch hello counselor?

  56. Joselyn Gomez says:

    I LOVE BTS!!!💝

  57. LøønaEdits says:

    Please make more of studying Korean!!!

  58. 4ever BTS V STAN says:

    Wow!! I love what's wrong with secretary Kim!!!! That is the last drama that i have watched
    6:42 same here bud!

  59. Cloud Mist says:

    what are the journals you use?

    also, when you watch Korean shows/dramas, do you turn on subtitles or not?

  60. SAYURRO says:

    1:48 Omg saaame
    I read the title and If i dont think I wanna learn that I just jump to the next one i hATE MYSELF FOR THAT

  61. 린시 says:

    The way I SCREECHED when I saw my Bangtan Babies

  62. tjr2405 says:

    vine reference 'look at this graph~'

  63. heartbreaker d says:

    your korean pronounciation is so clear(???) and cute and wow

  64. Clamilton 13 says:

    You’re so pretty and your videos are super motivating and have encouraged me to continue learning.

  65. cringebang says:

    OMG I LOVE THE RETURN OF SUPERMAN. I NEVER KNEW YOU WATCHED IT. I'm sad because Seungjae is leaving 🙁

  66. Isabelle S says:

    "Sadly I'm not fluent"

  67. Cathy Li says:

    Your Korean handwriting is so pretty🥰 My Korean teacher says my handwriting even worse then kindergartener 😢

  68. reading I love says:

    What kind of camera are u using to to utube?let me konw^^

  69. Alexandra Sheather says:

    Nina, how long have you been studying Korean?

  70. Micayla Catherine says:

    Haha so true though, you think there is no way they use that word or grammar structure, 😂 then once you learn it you hear it everywhere and you’re like… oh

  71. Blink Velvet says:

    bts is my motivation

  72. —vmin 綺麗 says:

  73. Malika Ghazai says:

    How to get people to stop calling you a koreaboo because you’re learning korean

  74. lethe sunk says:

    An army friend or friend of an army. That's normal

  75. Sophia Thompson says:

    yes i would love some show recommendations!!!! thank you!! i am also trying to learn Korean too! 🙂

  76. taehyung biased says:

    my inspiration is bangtan, blackpink and my idol's, really i can… but i have lil scared

  77. - rainbowine - says:

    This is late af, but a good korean drama I've been loving lately is "Hello My Twenties" it's available on netflix. It's about these four college students that all live in a share-house. They changed one of the actors in the second season so my advice for new watcher is, don't get too attached.

    (2 seasons btw, I'm not sure when the third one is coming out lol)

  78. keke kk says:

    if you want to try codeslyrics thing, I suggest you to start with nursery songs. You don’t want to be overwhelmed when you’re only a beginner. There’s ton of vocabulary you won’t know in a regular song (per example pop songs). Nursery are usually short and easy to understand.

  79. i have carpal tunnel syndrome says:

    Your hair looks really nice tied up

  80. ꨄDEAD ALIVEꨄ says:

    gurl your hair is 👌

  81. Panda 6789 says:

    I also do Korean lessons!🙂🙂

  82. springday. says:

    I personally really like watching 'Hello Counselor'. I love these kind of reality shows and the way the hosts speak is clear and helpful to me.

  83. Shut da hell up says:

    0:06 HOLY FKN SHIT you sounded EXACTLY like Twice's Mina. Oml i couldn't believe it 😂😂😂

  84. Zuha Ross says:

    she's so pretty wow

  85. carla loreto says:

    I'm peruvian but I'm learning how to speak english with your videos and at the same I'm learning korean 😂

  86. Karen Her says:

    your voice is so cute in korean ily so much

  87. Kook Alan says:

    Plz do a video where you speak Korean!!

  88. l bts says:


  89. Cinnamon Spice says:

    You motivate me to get back to studying Korean ✨

  90. It's not a pony phase says:

    I'm literally that girl that was spamming Nina with BTS pics and gifts lol

  91. Madison Miles says:

    When I go to a website I never go in order because I’ve already done some of the stuff that they’re teaching so like I skip most of the basic beginner stuff

    Lol I totally get the whole like “I didn’t hear because I didn’t know” with 다시피 because I started to hear ~텐데 a lot after I learned it 😂

  92. Shamina Ali says:

    nina : trying to understand something nnnnnnnnggggggga
    suddenly nina : …. YES

  93. Ms. Kiki_Korean tutor says:

    7:20 Sometimes, old school works!

  94. Park Diamond-파크 다이아몬드 says:

    BTS gifs 💜💜💜💜

  95. Cláudia says:

    i'm portuguese and i'm studying spanish while watching nina speaking in english learning korean

    too many languages for me :')

  96. paul walther says:

    I think you’ll get the basic grammar even if you’re trying to go out of order studying random KPOP lyrics because the basics repeat a lot. Just keep studying and it will eventually come together.

  97. paul walther says:

    Watching other learners videos like yours makes me feel less insane because I’m not the only one. It feels like I’m the only one 😅. Thanks for the videos.

  98. Angie Ramos says:

    Nina is

  99. hayley chai says:

    i kind of just realized this but damn girl you're hella pretty

  100. MoodrektheSavage says:

    sees muji pen*
    me: >:)

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