Korean Harry Potter Books

Bought these while in Seoul – books are so much cheaper than here, so jealous D: Going to try and use them in my studies using the method described by LinguaTrek.

Can you translate the titles? ^-^


12 thoughts on “Korean Harry Potter Books

  1. seoullovee says:

    The title is “a wizard stone”? 🙂

    Thanks for recommending LinguaTrek ^^. I bought two Korean novels from Gmarket too and I still have a long long way to go. Reading novel is much more harder than watching drama without subtitles.

    As for me, I read the novel while searching the words that I don’t know… But after reading LinguaTrek’s method, I would like to try using his method too!

    Have a nice day and happy reading 🙂

  2. Julia says:

    A book post! What a nice coincidence, because I just ordered my first Korean novel (The Hunger Games) from Gmarket last night. It was only 8000원, so I simply couldn’t resist! Although, at first I actually thought the seller must’ve made a mistake with the pricing.. I can’t believe how cheap books are in Korea. ^^;

    I remember looking at the HP books on Gmarket, but I got kind of confused because some of the books were split into multiple parts. The ones you bought seem to be the standard edition, though? Mhmm~ I’ll have to take a closer look next time.

    Btw, thanks for the LinguaTrek link. That’s actually exactly what I did a couple of years ago, back when I was trying to get ahead in my English studies. My native tongue is German and back then I decided to read the then newly released volume in English while I was waiting for the release of the German version. Even though it wasn’t the first novel I read in English, it was the first one that had 400+ pages and reading it definitely boosted my confidence and vocabulary.

    Would you happen to know if the Korean books have been recorded as audiobooks? From what I gather, the Korean audiobook market seems to be growing lately, but it’s still not quite on par with the markets of other countries and a lot of popular books have yet to be recorded. 😦

    • sydneytoseoul says:

      Oooh The Hunger Games! I was tempted to get that too. Might end up getting the one which has both Korean and English that I saw on Hanbooks. ^-^
      I love the prices too! I saw some of my uni textbooks in Korea and they were sooo much cheaper~

      Yeh Harry Potter is split into multiple books in Korea for some reasons, but the full version is out there too if you look hard enough. 🙂

      Regarding audiobooks, they seem pretty much non-existant in Korea which is such a pity. We asked some shop attendents at a few of the big bookstores, who each gave us a confused look and then directed us to a tiny section of English audio books 😦 I’d be curious to know why they aren’t popular there…

      Good luck with The Huger Games!

      • Julia says:

        That’s good to know, I’ll be looking for the full versions then. 🙂

        I know that at least some of the major book stores in Korea offer Korean audiobooks online. But I’m also quite startled by their apparent lack of popularity. I know so many people who spend hours on public transport or stuck in traffic ever day, just to get to/from work and/or school. Seems like that’d be the perfect opportunity to listen to some audiobooks. Hopefully the market will grow quickly.

  3. David Snopek says:

    That’s awesome that you’re going to give my method a try! Have you read my ebook? It has a lot of practical advice for doing this. In any case, I can’t wait to find out how it goes!

    Like some of the other commenters, I know which books those are because of the covers. 🙂 But of course I don’t speak Korean.

    Happy reading!


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