Category: Korean

  • Introduction to Korean

    First, let’s learn the Korean alphabet! First make sure your browser can read Korean characters. Make sure your browser encoding is set to Unicode, or UTF-8. If you can see this character (한국), then you are fine. The Korean alphabet is called ‘Hangeul’, and it is constructed the same way English is constructed, with consonants…

  • Basic Korean Vowels and Consonants

    Ok, let’s learn the basic Korean vowels! There’s 8 of them, with the english equivalent pronunciation guide. 1. ㅏ – this vowel sounds like ‘ah’, or the ‘a’ in ‘father’. 2. ㅓ – this vowel sounds like ‘aww’, or the ‘Au’ in ‘Australia’. 3. ㅗ – this vowel sounds like ‘oh’, or the ‘o’ in…

  • Advanced Korean Vowels and Consonants

    Ok, you’ve learned 18 Korean characters. Now let’s learn the 13 advanced Korean vowels, which are similar to the ones you’ve learned already. 1. ㅑ – this vowel sounds like ‘yah’. 2. ㅕ – this vowel sounds like ‘yaww’. 3. ㅛ – this vowel sounds like ‘yo’. 4. ㅠ – this vowel sounds like ‘yew’.…

  • Korean Alphabet – Additional Information

    Ok, so a few additional things on Korean character construction and pronunciation.. Korean words are always constructed with a consonant at the beginning, followed by a vowel, then possibly followed by one or two additional consonants. For example, 나 is constructed by a consonant (ㄴ) followed by a vowel (ㅏ). Since ‘ㄴ’ is the ‘n’…

  • Basic Korean Expressions

    First, let’s start off by learning some of the basic Korean expressions. BASIC EXPRESSIONS WORD TRANSLATION 안녕하세요 HI, HELLO 감사합니다 THANK YOU, THANKS 고맙습니다 THANK YOU, THANKS 네 YES, YEAH 아니요 NO 맞아요 YES, CORRECT 안녕히 계세요 GOODBYE (TO PERSON WHO IS STAYING) 안녕히 가세요 GOODBYE (TO PEOPLE WHO ARE LEAVING) 죄송합니다 SORRY 미안합니다 SORRY…

  • Basic Korean Vocabulary

    Ok, now let’s learn some basic vocabulary. Here a list of some basic Korean vocabulary that you might find helpful. BASIC VOCABULARY WORD TRANSLATION 이 THIS 그 THAT (CLOSE) 저 THAT (FAR) 나 I,ME 저 I,ME (FORMAL) 나의,내 MY,MINE 저의,제 MY,MINE (FORMAL) 너, 자네 YOU 당신 YOU (FORMAL) 너의,네,니 YOUR 우리 WE,US 저희 WE,US (FORMAL)…