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’. […]