My boyfriend has been using this site called ‘today humor’ since I met him but I’ve never used the site myself…until today. The website layout is so old fashioned (I have no idea why) and to navigate through the different forum topics you have to click on the picture icon for it….it’s pretty hard to get used to to be honest. However, it is a useful website if you have a question about literally anything (there’s loads of topics to choose from) and you will get answers from native Koreans (because it’s only famous in Korea).
A few famous foreigners in Korea such as 영국남자 uses it, although I haven’t seen his posts yet, so I decided I wanted to make an account today. It was pretty easy to set up – you need a naver email address to register – and you can post straight away. Although I can’t ‘recommend’ (similar to ‘like’ on Facebook) any post any the moment because I’ve just joined. I think I might need to wait 24 hours.
So, I decided to post my first question in the ‘animation’ section and I asked in Korean ‘what’s the most popular anime in Korea these days?’ and the majority of the replies had recommendations but they also mentioned that I must be a foreigner because the Korean is so weird. I felt quite embarrassed because I thought I had made a mistake and someone even commented that it looked like I had translated the question (which I hadn’t).
I had wrote this ‘요즘 한국에서는 제일 유명하는 애니메를 무엇인가요?’
I wanted to write formally and correctly but I guess it looked weird because I didn’t write in slang/informal Korean??
Honestly, I always get mixed up on when to use ‘를/을’ and ‘가/이’ even though it’s been to explained to me. I’m not sure if I’ll ever understand when to use which one!! So I guess I might have used the wrong one and so it looked strange…I guess I’ll never know.
It’s made me want to not post on the site again in case people make fun of my Korean. Honestly, they didn’t have to point out that I was a foreigner, they could have just answered my question. I don’t know, I just feel ‘weird’ about it.
Has anyone used the site before?
The link is here : http://www.todayhumor.co.kr/