1. 가 (gah) = It may sound like a K, but there is another Korean consonant that has a stronger K sound (ㅋ). Think of ㄱ as a soft G sound.
2. 나 (nah) = it's easy, right?
3. 다 (dah) = Might sound like “tah,” however the ㅌ consonant has a stronger T pronunciation. Think of ㄷ as a soft D.
4. 라 (lah) = The ㄹ consonant has a rolling L sound. It may sound like an R, however Koreans do not have a consonant that is a 100% R equivalent. Thus if a native Korean says, “Rock and roll,” it’ll sound more like “Lock and Loll.”
5. 마 (mah) = Sounds like the second “ma” in “mama.”
6. 바 (bah) = It may sound like a P, but there is another Korean consonant with a stronger P sound (ㅍ). Think of ㅂ as a soft B sound.
7. 사 (sah) = Did you know 사 means the number “four”?
- 아 (ah)
- 야 (yah)
- 어 (uh)
- 여 (yuh)
- 오 (oh)
- 요 (yoh)
- 우 (ooh)
- 유 (you)
- 으 (euh)
- 이 (e)
10. 차 (cha) = Pronounced the same as the Cuban dance “Cha Cha.”
11. 카 (kah) = It's easy.
12. 타 (tah) = A simple one!
13. 파 (pah) = 파 means “spring onion.”
14. 하 (hah) = Pronounced the same as the “ha” when someone laughs “hahaha.”
Lesson 2: Write the Alphabet (Basic Consonants + Vowels)
Download worksheet for practicing writing basic consonants and vowels: worksheet 1 | worksheet 2
Lesson 4: Diphthongs (complex + compound vowels)
Practicing writing korean diphthongs:
Note: these basic lessons were sourced from SweetandtastyTV.com
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Lv1 U00 Korean Alphabet: How to Read, Write, and Pronounce Reviewed by Korean Topik on 11/19/2015 Rating: