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The Scientific and Phonetic Korean Script, 한글(Hangeul): Stroke Orders #4 Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 in Korean Language

This is another addition to the series about the Korean script, 한글. The following article will cover stroke orders of the Korean alphabet in order to help you to become proficient in writing Korean vowels and consonants.

Do you remember learning how to form each letter of the English alphabet when you were a child? The Korean alphabet also has certain stroke orders to form each letter. In order to differentiate letters in the Korean alphabet and make your writing legible to other Korean readers, learning proper stroke orders will help you to become familiar with the Korean writing system. The following is the typical stroke orders of how to write the Korean alphabet.

  • From left to right
  • From top to bottom
  • From outside to inside

Please refer to the following pictures for the proper stroke orders of each consonant and vowel.

♣  Stroke orders of the 21 Korean Vowels

  • 10 Basic Vowels

ㅏ ㅑ ㅓ ㅕ ㅗ ㅛ ㅜ ㅠ ㅡ ㅣ

  • 11 Complex Vowels

♣  Stroke orders of  the 19 Korean Consonants

  • 14 Single Consonants


  • 5 Double Consonants


Photo by KLM

I hope this series of articles about the Korean scripts has helped you to understand 한글, including a brief history, the consonants and vowels, and the stroke orders of the Korean alphabet.

감사합니다! (Thank you!)


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안녕하세요? My name is Kyung-Hwa, and I am a native of South Korea. I am accustomed to both English and Korean languages and cultures. I greatly appreciate and love both of them. I am passionate about learning different languages, and I have studied English, Japanese, and Spanish. In my spare time, I take joy in singing, playing the piano, and reading books. I also enjoy traveling around the world, meeting people, and embracing new cultures and languages...