아품하고 대 자고 있다

Translation: Yawning Vs. Sleeping.

As I’ve mentioned before, one of the advantages to making your own Anki flashcards is the memory boost you receive from doing something yourself. You’ll think “I did this” every time that card comes up, and feel good about it. “That was me.”

Another advantage to making your own cards is you get control of the content. Really want to remember a word? Make your own card using either a.) a photo you’ve taken, or b.) a photo of you!

(Disclaimer: this boost may only apply to egomaniacs such as myself. Your own personal results may vary.)

One disadvantage is the time you’ll waste trying to track down “the perfect photo.” You know, that one picture that’s just going to burn the new vocabulary word into your memory.

For me the word was 자다 (to sleep), and the date was last Monday. I needed a photo of (preferably) me sleeping, but that’s a tall order as I can’t very well photograph myself sleeping. (Or else I wouldn’t exactly be sleeping; correct?) Then I remembered the photo on the right; which I couldn’t unearth no matter how many times I searched Dropbox/Facebook.

Luckily an argument over elephant profile pics led me to rediscovering the picture in question. 코끼리 (Elephants) really do know it all!

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