Pocket Korean Dictionary
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The Periplus Pocket Dictionary Series has been compiled by academics and translators experienced with the needs of beginners. These are the ideal dictionaries for students and travelers, covering all the words needed for everyday situations and travel basics without confusing abbreviations or dictionary terminology. Each handy, pocket-sized volume in this inexpensive series includes:
- The ideal dictionary for beginning students and travelers: contains general vocabulary appropriate to beginning and lower intermediate students, and covers all the words needed for the everyday situations encountered by travelers.
- Bi-directional, to and from English, presenting the 3,000 most commonly used words in each language.
- Both romanized forms and the authentic script are given.
- A brief guide to pronunciation allows the user to say the words correctly.
- Different senses of the same word are clearly distinguished by explanatory glosses.
- With no confusing abbreviations or dictionary terminology; clear layout and readable type.
- Handy slim size to fit the pocket or purse; bargain price.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #65207 in Books
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- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 7.48" h x .31" w x 4.09" l, .27 pounds
- Binding: Paperback
- 112 pages
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About the Author
Seong-Chul Shin is a lecturer at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, and is also the author of a Korean language course developed for Australian secondary schools.
Gene Baik is a native speaker of Korean and tutors students at the University of New South Wales.
Most helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
Not what I had hoped
By Little Ms. Nomer
I guess I should've expected this, but this dictionary is organized by the romanization of the Korean words. Also, I'm a huge fan of Korean dramas, so I know some Korean words. I know that there are, for instance, quite a few ways to say "I'm sorry." I had hoped this dictionary would shed some light on why different words might be used in different situations, but then I found that it actually only includes *one* way of saying "I'm sorry," and it was one of the less common ones that I hear on the dramas. So I was a bit disappointed with this dictionary because it's not one for someone seriously interested in getting to know the Korean language, but if you just want a quick reference to see word meanings and you don't mind romanization, then you may be satisfied with this product.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
Certainly a great reference for the price.
By Victor Collins
This is certainly a good reference for the price. I am currently learning Korean, and a S. Korean friend of mine told me, after browsing through the thin book, that the translations are very accurate. The book is a little bit bigger than a "pocket-sized" reference... I suppose it may fit in a coat pocket.
The word translation is certainly very helpful; however, I do have a little gripe with the romanization of some of the Korean words. After learning Korean pronunciations and speaking with my Korean friend, we both concurred that the romanizations are actually innacurate in some places. For instance, the ' character is a combination of the r/l sound in Korean, but the "r" certainly has a more evident usage when this character is used. The romanization of some of the words with this character uses "l" whereas it sounds more like "l"... I suppose I'm not a big fan of the romanization of Korean words.
Overall, great purchase for the price. Might not be able to carry it with you in your pocket, but certainly smaller than most books. Translations are good according to my Korean friend, whom I trust because he is a native speaker. There are not a whole slew of words in this dictionary, but the words in it are certainly words that we all use in our everyday vocabularies. May need an extended dictionary if you want to get more specific for items like professional or medical terms or popular slang phrases.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Haven't used it much
My tutor suggested I get a dictionary. I haven't used it much as the vocabulary is in my workbook. The couple of times I needed it, I found it easy to use.