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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Korean ChefMumbles

This one requires a bit of a backstory.

My chefhusband is a second generation half Korean. His mother (who designed my awesome logo) moved to the US when she was very young. Erik's grandmother, God rest her soul, taught him some Korean, but not enough to live on. I've always wanted to learn more Korean so I've been doing a little Rosetta Stone and I love it! But last night Erik busts out some of the first phrases he ever learned.

(Click to HEAR the Korean version)

How are you?

I'm fine, thank you?

So now he mumbling in Korean. AHHH!


Anonymous said...

I always thought Erik looked a bit like a halfie (Im a halfie too, and I mumble in Filipino all the time in my sleep). I took a year of Korean in university hilariously enough, and at the moment Erik and I probably have the same Korean competency level. The 2nd saying is actually a super polite way of saying Thank You.

bob mcgee said...

my wife(yobo) is Korean, 2nd generation. How do you like rosetta stone for learning? it's a bit of an expense and we've thought about buying it, but haven't talked to any one who owns it.

Hilary Battes said...

I like Rosetta Stone, but I don't love it. It's approach is to give you picutres of things and you sort of "pick it up" as you go along. I got a free demo CD rom from their website...http://www.rosettastone.com/personal/form/demo-request

Try and see how you like it. I just found a French language CD that I might teach myself on.

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy that I found this blog! I'm the fiance of a Chef out here in Laguna Beach.

Anyways I was reading this post about Rosetta Stone and I wanted to share some resources I have found lately to help me with Japanese. I like Rosetta Stone but for me it wasn't the best approach for instruction for me but we all learn differently.


Hilary Battes said...

thanks Kelly, I'll check them out!!