What is HangulDrill?
HangulDrill is a small application that helps you to practice Hangul and Korean numbers.
HangulDrill is aimed at intermediate Korean learners. It assumes that you already know Hangul and Korean numbers. But, when trying to read Korean text, e.g. in restaurants or bus stops in Korea, you feel that you are not comfortable because you read Hangul text and Korean numbers too slowly. In that case, you may use HangulDrill to practice reading random Hangul text and Korean numbers. A timer will force you to read them in a limited time.
HangulDrill is configurable in order to match your level of proficiency: you may choose how many words and/or numbers appear and how much time you will be given to read them.
HangulDrill is free and displays no advertisement. It does not ask for any special right on your device.
When you press the Start button, HangulDrill displays by default several Korean words and numbers. You must pronounce the Hangul letters and say the numbers in Korean in a limited time. When the time is almost off, a progress bar appears at the bottom of the screen. When the time is off, the current words and numbers disappear and are replaced by a new set of words and numbers.
That's all you really need to know. But if you want to modify the way HangulDrill works, you may use the following menus and commands which are available either at the top of the screen or, depending on your device, by pressing the Menu button.
1) The Config menu, at the top center of the screen, lets you choose a set of predefined settings. For example, one configuration may ask you only digits very quickly, another configuration may ask only words on a slow pace. A few built-in configurations are defined when you install HangulDrill; see below to learn how to add your own configurations if the default configurations do not match your needs.
2) The Settings menu allows you to control how many words and how many digits are displayed, as well as the delay for reviewing each syllable and each digit. Delay can be tuned by selecting a "speed" (10 speeds are available). Modified settings will be remembered when you leave HangulDrill and come back later. When you select a configuration in the Config menu, the current settings are forgottent and replaced by the settings associated with the configuration.
The Settings menu also contains display parameters: text size and theme (i.e text color and background color). These parameters are not associated to configurations.
3) The Action menu contains the following commands.
— Save current settings in a configuration. With this command, the current settings (which you can view and edit with the Settings menu) will be saved in a new configuration, which you can select later in the Configuration menu. This is useful if you want to switch between configurations, e.g. to practice words every morning and numbers every afternoon.
— Manage configurations. This command only lets you delete one or more configurations. You may delete configurations that you have saved (see above, "save the current settings in a new configuration"), or even the built-in configurations provided when installing HangulDrill (see above, "The Settings menu"), if you never use them. If you want to modify an existing configuration, you only need to select it in the Configuration menu, then modify the settings and save them in a new configuration.
— Reinitialize configurations. This command will restore the Configuration menu as it was when you installed HangulDrill. Your own configurations will be deleted and the built-in configurations will be restored.
— Help: displays the Help window (i.e. this text).
Of course you already know all Korean numerals, including 조 and 여든, but here is a short memo, just in case...
Sino-Korean cardinals: 1 (일), 2 (이), 3 (삼), 4 (사), 5 (오), 6 (육), 7 (칠), 8 (팔), 9 (구), 10 (십), 100 (백), 1 000 (천), 10 000 (만), 100 000 000 (억), 1 000 000 000 000 (조).
Native Korean cardinals: 1 (하나), 2 (둘), 3 (셋), 4 (넷), 5 (다섯), 6 (여섯), 7 (일곱), 8 (여덟), 9 (아홉), 10 (열), 20 (스물), 30 (서른), 40 (마흔), 50 (쉰), 60 (예순), 70 (일흔), 80 (여든), 90 (아흔). The following do not seem to be used in the real world: 100 (온), 1 000 (즈믄), 10 000 (드먼 / 골), 100 000 000 (잘), 1 000 000 000 000 (울).
Source: Korean numerals (Wikipedia).
The author of HangulDrill is Thierry Bézecourt. The project homepage is: http://hanguk.thbz.org/hanguldrill.
To get help or suggest any improvement, do not hesitate to send a message to the author.