I started 2017 hoping I’d master Korean by the end of it, or at least be able to have a conversation. Sadly, even though I have studied quite hard at times, I can barely say a few things. The hardest part is listening. I can pick up words here and there, but not enough to actually know what’s going on. I can read and write in Korean, I can introduce myself, talk about the weather, ask someone for dinner… If I had to, I could probably make myself understood. I believe I have enough vocabulary for that, but every Korean I’ve met also speaks English, so it’s easy to fall back on that. It’s a beautiful language and quite a lot of fun to learn, though quite difficult for a European.
I painted my Korean friend’s daughter.