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How does Korean sound to non-speakers?
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24 / M / in your face :P
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Posted 1/26/08
korean sounds pretty calm like chinese but thats only coz im used to my korean friend speak it (i like Kpop too)
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Posted 1/26/08
Just my thoughts;

To my daft-ears ,
Korean sounds like they are singing (even when talking)???.very melodic-sounds with higher pitch voices.
I prefer Japanese sound warm and softer-toned

p/s Chinese sounds like they are having a big fight even when they are not.
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Posted 1/26/08
Sounds great to me..sounds even better then chinese to me..even though i'm chinese
Posted 1/26/08
so what's the most whiniest sounding language? korean or chinese
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34 / F / Canada
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Posted 1/26/08
Korean sound like "ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo" to me and jap just sound like jap to me because i can notice the difference between it and other languages

as for chinese, i can't say, because i'm a natural born chinese o_o; so its indifferent to me xD
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38 / F / Philippines
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for me i like the tone/the sound of koreans...it's very interesting
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I don't speak or understand Korean, but whenever I watch Korean movies, it sounds so calm to me. I'm actually thinking about taking it up as a Saturday course, just because of my love for Korea.
Posted 1/26/08
they sound oki...lol..i have a korean friend..and she speaks english really good..lol..
tho annoying..lol..=DDD
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listening to koreans talk to each other, i found it difficult to distinguish individual words from the whole sentence. it' like all the words in the sentence are spoken as a whole in one go.

I can't catch syllables too in the korean language, unlike in japanese where it would be obvious in o-kaa-sa-ma or wa-ta-shi... or in Filipino words like i-kaw, a-ko, or hin-di.

And although i speak very little mandarin, i found it quite easier to listen to than korean. again maybe it's because i can catch mandarin syllables and tones.

I can sing some songs in Japanese and Mandarin after hearing it several times, but even if i like Full House's theme, i couldn't sing it no matter how hard listen and read it's romanized lyrics
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26 / M / Stuttgart, Germany
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Posted 1/26/08

Rob-B-hood wrote:

i think korean and japanese sounds quite similiar init?


not a bit in my opinion
i'm learning japanese and think chinese and korean really do sound weird
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48 / M / kingston
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Posted 1/26/08
k does not sound great compared to J or even Chinese, but I do not think that it matters.
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Posted 1/26/08
Sounds fine to me....I actually like how it sounds more than J but thats my opinion
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Korean to me sounds amazing. In songs, it really depends on the songs. I think the more you hear a language, the more normal it becomes. After watching so many k dramas, its become normal to me.
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21 / F / Flush-ing
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Posted 1/26/08
I think it sounds very very confusing. I prefer listening to Japanese then Korean but I think that Korean music is ok ^ - *
Posted 1/26/08
Sometimes it also depends on how you pronounce certain language and make it sound either charming or crap.

Here's a tiny sample:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3vxys-d_HM&feature=related
Just a tiny one.
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