Supposed to be packing…

I’m going to Korea within three days but I haven’t packed yet…I thought I would be more excited LOL and would have packed everything….Instead, I’ve been running around buying what I need and getting the stuff I need to give to Ajou University. Which reminds me that they should have given us a medical form instead of being all vague about it and me having to run around asking what exactly did I need.

Worries set aside, I think I’ll be squealing around my house when Friday gets here XD. Specially because it means I’ll be using this blog like I should and posting lot’s of cool pictures

I do wonder how am I going to spend all those hours in the plane…Also, if anyone can give some pointers on what to pack I’ll be extremely grateful ^-^

Still in the middle of Narnia

I haven’t posted anything on Korea but that’s because I will go there in a bit less than two weeks (I really want them to be over LOL). Sadly (or maybe gladly?), once I get to Suwon I’m going to be mentally and physically exhausted so I won’t do anything because on July 3rd, I will go to Jeju Island (YAY!!!) for three days. I think that may be the first thing I talk about here.

On the other hand, I’m trying to write how to conjugate into the past tense (imperfect one, as far as I know). But it’s been a bit difficult because it’s something I learned a long time ago and now it’s like breathing to me. Anyways, I will still try because I’m stubborn XD

How to conjugate into the present tense in –요 form and -ㅂ니다/습니다 form

You’ll know which are the verbs because they always have attached –다 at the end. These are the rules for conjugating verbs into the present tense in the –요.

  1. Remove the –다 so you’re left only with the verb stem. Ex. 가다 (to go)  → 가
  2. Depending on the whether it ends in vowel or consonant you will add the following to the verb stem:
  • If its final vowel is ㅏor ㅗ, you will add to the stem –아요. If it already ends in 아 you just add –요. Ex. 가다→가요.
  • In the case it ends in the vowelㅗ, it’ll always become 와. Ex. 보다 (to look) →봐요.
  • If it ends in a consonant, you simply add the –아요. Ex. 같다→같아요.

3. If it’s all the other vowels, you will add to the verb stem –어요. If it already ends on –어, it just replaces it. In this one depends on the vowels so I’ll just cover some of the most basic ones.

  •       Ex. 쓰다 (To write) →써요 (으usually becomes 어)
  •       Ex. 마시다 (To drink) → 마셔요 (이 usually becomes 여)
  •       Ex. 춤추다 (To dance)→ 춤춰요 (우 usually becomes 워)
  •       If it ends in a consonant and is a regular verb, you simply add the –어요.

4. If it ends in the syllable 하, add the –여요.

  • It always become 해; ex. 하다→해요.

For the -ㅂ니다/습니다 form:

  1. You don’t have to add anything like in the –요 form.
  2. If the verb stem ends in vowel, you add –ㅂ니다. Ex. 가다→갑니다.
  3. If the verb stem ends in consonant, you add습니다. Ex. 찍다→찍습니다.

Purpose

I’ve decided to create this blog for my time abroad in South Korea. When I got placed, I hoped it was in Seoul because there’s everything, so to speak, but got placed instead in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province. So I obviously freaked out because pretty much everything they make promos of is Seoul and Jeju Island. However, I realized that Korea doesn’t consist of only Seoul. There are lots of interesting stuff to do elsewhere. Therefore, I’ll be posting (maybe doing videos too) of the different places I get to go. For the moment, I will be there for the Summer but I believe I will be again in Korea for the Spring semester next year (and if I get my way the fall one too, lol)

Also, because I’m a lazy bum, I’ll use this blog to post about Korean language stuff I’ve been self-studying or was requested.