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… Continue reading Introduction to Korean

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… Continue reading Basic Korean Vowels and Consonants

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’.… Continue reading Advanced Korean Vowels and Consonants