Learn Three Languages (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) At Once | 🇨🇳 🇯🇵 🇰🇷 in 808 Characters

Learn Three Languages (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) At Once | 🇨🇳 🇯🇵 🇰🇷 in 808 Characters

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15 February, 2024
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So you want to learn Chinese, Japanese, or Korean—they may sound intimidating, but don't worry. This video lays out an effective approach to learning not just one but all three languages. Leveraging their shared writing system and vocabulary, this comparative method targets 808 characters that are commonly used across all three languages, allowing you to study Chinese, Japanese, and Korean at the same time. Of course, it's not possible to go through all the characters within 9 minutes, so this video focuses on the theoretical basis behind and history of the comparative method. The video also outlines future plans to eventually cover all 808 shared characters!

0:00 Learn three languages at the same time?
0:32 Romance languages
1:20 Comparative method of language learning
3:03 Comparing Chinese, Japanese, and Korean
4:15 Learning through shared characters
5:01 Lack of English-language resources → Original translations
5:40 808CJK's format
6:13 Becoming fluent
6:38 Comprehensible Input
7:42 No need to stress out :)

Language learning difficulty - https://www.state.gov/foreign-language-training/
Resources for learning Romance languages together - https://ielanguages.com/blog/learn-the-romance-languages-together-resources-you-need/
Booklet of the 808 Commonly Used Chinese Characters in China, Japan and the ROK - https://www.tcs-asia.org/en/data/publications_down.php?idx=56&lang=en
[CN] Trilateral Common Vocabulary Dictionary (3rd Edition) - https://www.tcs-asia.org/en/data/publications_down.php?idx=8&lang=ch
Wiktionary on 漢 - https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E6%BC%A2
Wiktionary on 字 - https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E5%AD%97
Unihan Database on 氣 - https://www.unicode.org/cgi-bin/GetUnihanData.pl?codepoint=%E6%B0%A3
Wiktionary on 氣 - https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E6%B0%A3
[CN] Wiktionary on 氣 - https://zh.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E6%B0%A3
[JP] Wiktionary on 氣 - https://ja.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E6%B0%A3
[KR] Wiktionary on 氣 - https://ko.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E6%B0%A3
[KR[ Naver Hanja Dictionary on 氣 - https://hanja.dict.naver.com/#/entry/ccko/228cc1550bab4874a80d6fa9b08b3df1
[CN] ZDIC on 气 - https://www.zdic.net/hans/%E6%B0%94
[CN] ZDIC on 氣 - https://www.zdic.net/hans/%E6%B0%A3
[CN] ZDIC on Middle Chinese pronunciation of 气 (video used 王力's [Wang Li's] reconstruction) - https://www.zdic.net/zd/yy/zgy/%E6%B0%94
[KR] Hunmongjahoe (Collection of Characters for Training the Unenlightened) on 氣 - https://ko.wikisource.org/wiki/%ED%9B%88%EB%AA%BD%EC%9E%90%ED%9A%8C/%E5%A4%A9%E5%80%AB#%EC%83%8133B
[KR] Tonghanja on 氣 - http://tonghanja.com/h158/#1984

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