Korean Syllable Structure

Posted on 28. Jul, 2014 by in Uncategorized

I believe that you have learned all forty Korean letters through last two blogs.  In this blog, you will learn how to combine consonants and vowels to make Korean syllable and words.  There are a few ways to combine.  For instance, consonant should be first or first and end “C+V, C+V+C”.  Please see the examples below to help yourself understand.

Ex) ㄱ + ㅏ =         가 /ga/

ㅂ + ㅏ + ㅇ = 방  /bang/

가방 means bag.

Ex)  ㅇ + ㅕ =          여 /yeo/

ㅎ + ㅐ + ㅇ = 행 /hang/

여행means travel.

Ex)  ㅅ + ㅏ =          사 /sa/

ㅁ + ㅏ + ㄱ =    막 /mak/

사막 means desert.

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Please watch the video below carefully to understand how to pronounce each syllable.  If you have a question, please let me know by facebook message.

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Korean Alphabet – Hangul

Posted on 21. Jul, 2014 by in Uncategorized

As I promised last week, I am helping you can study Korean consonants in this week through this blog and video below.  There are 19 consonants and it has 14 plain consonants and 5 glottalized consonants; please see below to memorize.  In the next week, you will learn how to combine the vowels and consonants to make Korean words. Please let me know if you have any question by Facebook message, I will get an answer for you as soon as possible.

Plain (Beginning) consonants              ㄱ, ㄴ, ㄷ, ㄹ, ㅁ, ㅂ, ㅅ, ㅇ, ㅈ, ㅋ, ㅌ, ㅍ, ㅊ, ㅎ

Glottalized (Double) consonants         ㄲ, ㄸ, ㅃ, ㅆ, ㅉ

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Please watch video below from 15:30 to end, you will master Korean consonants and you will know how to speak Korean more logically with this fundamental knowledge.

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Korean Alphabet – Hangul

Posted on 14. Jul, 2014 by in Uncategorized

Korean alphabet is Hangul in Korean. Hangul consist of 40 letters. It has 19 consonants and 21 vowels. I believe that you can memorize 21 vowels in one to two days if you study hard. Do you want to try? I will post about vowels in this week and consonants next week for your information. In the vowel, there are simple vowel and diphthongs like below. The best way to learn Korean vowel is watching video below. It explains how to pronounce each vowel, listen carefully so you can pronounce correctly.  After the next week, you will know how to make Korean words using the letters.

Simple vowel ㅏ, ㅓ, ㅗ, ㅡ, ㅜ,ㅣ, ㅐ, ㅔ

Diphthongs ㅑ, ㅕ, ㅛ, ㅠ, ㅖ, ㅒ, ㅘ, ㅙ, ㅝ, ㅞ, ㅚ, ㅟ, ㅢ

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Please watch video below, you will master Korean vowel and you will know how to speak Korean more logically with this fundamental knowledge.

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