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[Hamtastic] Hammie's English

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From what little I've heard her speak English, Ham is pretty fluent and has very little accent. Why doesn't she speak it often though? Like in that one interview conducted in English, only Nicole was speaking in English >_> Maybe she was afraid she might mess up, or something. Well, she did have less exposure to the language than Nicole since she was only in the US for about a year or so, but I like hearing her voice in English~ Maybe she can practise with Nicole and get better and and and they can have a duet in English <33

Ham's English moments!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgwVdnCF0LA
lol she broke down at the end, so funny XD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpuN7QCzysg
Gyuri was hilarious; Ham was just like, oh, this is easy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlnuzbGSyjU
Haha, this counts right? XD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujYrZ7QBUR4
lol, this is so anticlimactic, a "no thanks" and the convo's over XD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEvDmC7jpeY
Sung completely in English! (:

So, what do you guys think of SeungYeon's English? Let's share Ham's English moments XD

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Bonus : Gyul's english too biggrin.gif


Ham singing Strong Enough by Stacie Orrico


"Hello everyone,Im Seungyeon.Hi"


Wakeeeeeeeee up~~~

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Omg, that's the best English attempt for Seungyeon! Although, sometimes it's fun hearing a little Engrish, right? x3 She should practice more, she'll become a great speaker. Maybe, Seungyeon can come to the US and practice~

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haha, i think she mentioned that she's not that confident in conversing in English? it has been a long time since she put her English to use. lol but she was Nicole's Korean mentor at one point, so yep...haha, I'm sure it's still good...just that she doesn't use it often? :D

there this old clip of them. Nicole was using her phone dictionary to check her Korean Spelling and Seungyeon said to her, "Let me see." Short phrase, but it gave us a clue that Seungyeon maybe does talk to Nicole to in English ....sometimes? or she uses bits and pieces of it here and there. lol

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shes pretty good at english, very fluent... we need to hear more of her english!~!~

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I think this is a common case when people better at listening than talking at English.... Many people understand what people saying at english but they didnt fluent enough to bring a conversation with it...

And Judging from the vid, i think she did lose some of her skill at english,esp at the pronouncation and the accent... U should practice more Ham ^_^ U will be a great speaker if u do it.....

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Yeah agree with BabyJun501....

The nearest case is me, when im hearing my family having a conversation in our region language, i understand what they are talking about but if u ask me to talk like them then im a such a loser there.. :thumbup:

I think she speak english the best at the Star gOlden Bell time, the one with GyuRi... Esp when she said "Some kind of transportation and bla bla bla..." that was a perfect pronouncation and accent...

Ah not to forget the one in Family Needed, i forgot which ep but its the one where she goes for a hiking ( i think..) with her mother and then she said the "Amazing, Unbelievable" word with such a engrish way... LOL... so Funny...

Practice more SY, we wanna hear u speak in english more, that would be awesome to hear...

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Very good in English is an overstatement for Seungyeon.

She has an accent and seems very shaky some of the time.

I can tell she's not comfortable with the language thus very little use of it.

Nicole on the other hand speaks English with ease.

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her english is so cute!

she had english parts in secret world too right?

at first i thought it was nicole :thumbup: lol

ahh i remember that sgb!

gyuri<33

and seungyeon..she used a pretty big word "transportation" lol

hopefully we get to hear some more of her english and not just cole's :eyelove:

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Seungyeon's english are close to perfect. Her pronounciation is Jjiang!

she's so smart.

I do want her to speak more english. and have like more English narations in KARA song

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considering she had only live in America for about 2 -3 years

her english is really good.

to be honest Nicole's english is a little off ish for someone who was born there.

anyway I want to hear her speak more English

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Ham is really smart girl so i think she know english language very well but she did not get a chance to use it often so she may felt a bit rusty or uncomfortable speaking. It is quite similar to Thai people where they can understand everything but can't speak very well.

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i love her english.

it`s cute <33333

thank you for sharing.

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I think this is a common case when people better at listening than talking at English.... Many people understand what people saying at english but they didnt fluent enough to bring a conversation with it...

Yeah, this happens to a lot of my Chinese friends. But usually they can speak the language but not write it or read it. The case seems to be the opposite for Ham though, haha. She can understand it but doesn't like speaking it. This is unfortunate since I love it when she speaks English. I love it when she gets all hyper and squeals randomly but that's another matter.

On a side note, I was like "EHHH? XD" when I saw SY auctioning her Oprah book before I realized it was in Korean and not English, haha.

to be honest Nicole's english is a little off ish for someone who was born there.

Haha yeah, I think Cole developed an accent. Maybe she tried to learn Korean too hard? Her English is still very good though.

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I wish there were more clips of Ham speaking in English so that it'd be easier to compare her with Nicole. But I think we have to remember that Ham and Nicole (especially now) don't speak English on a daily basis; anyone can get pretty rusty without practice.

Anyway, Ham singing "Strong Enough" was amazing! I love her voice, and I agree that she should get some(maybe more?) English parts in Kara's songs.

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Aww it's so rare to hear her speaking english, but when she does I always end up smiling =D

Hope to hear her speak more in the future, neh?

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Haha. I find ham's English kinda fluent (:

Her accent is nice~

LOL, Gyul's mong shil mong shil candy! xD

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SY has a little accent when she speaks english, just only little.

however, haven't use it for awhile somehow makes you forgot and not overly confident in conversing english if it's not your first language.

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she should practice more with nicole so we can catch her speaking english often!!!

:D:):)

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Wow. Her English is pretty good. She barely has any accent when she speaks English though sometimes she kinda does.

I agree. I'd like to hear her speak more English. That's be cool XP

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Seungyeon's english is really good for a person who didn't live there long.

Like Kibum[suju] he lived in the US about as long as her but he had a deep accent [even Mickey]

I want to hear her speak more English

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i love it how she spesk engrish :), even though its funny that she doesnt have the accent and that she can understand it, just go to shows her versatality in being smart....plus its better if she doenst have the perfect english accent since it shows her unique ham engrish accent :)

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oh i didn't know that seungyeon lived in the US before. what was she doing there? studying?

i've never heard her speak english. wish i knew kara earlier. -.- i didn't follow much about korean singers when i first came to singapore, not like when i used to back in indonesia. but now i'm fully into korean singers again. haha~

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