How To Learn Hangul – Tips

Korean Basic Vowel

Vowel LetterSoundPronunciation Tips (similar sounds in American English) Sample Vocab
aA in Car, bar아이 (child)
yaYa in Yard, yank야구 (baseball)
eoO in Song, umbrella
yeoYo in Yonder, young,yuh, yup
oO in Rome, so, go, open, sew, oh
오늘 (today)
yoYo as in just Yo, yo-yo, yoga, yolk, yodel, yoda, yogurt요리 (cooking)
uOO as in Boob, pool, moon,boot

soup, who
우유 (milk)
yuYu as in You, youth육수 (broth)
euLike OO in brook,good
Pronounced as "u" as in "put", sushi, pull
pronounced further back in throat.not found in English (IPA /ɯ/), but similar to the 'oo' in "hoop"
금요일 (Friday)
eLike EE in Meet, feet, tree, ship,

Korean Consonant Letter

Consonant LetterPronunciation Tips (similar sounds in American English)
G as in gallery, gawk,gazillion,gavel,gazette, galactic, guess,gun
N as in nose, nap
D as in door, dog
R/L as in roll, roast

sounds more similar to l than r

1. Touch the ceiling of your mouth your tongue (not back of your upfront teeth)

2. move it down while you make a sound.
M as in map
B as in bat, bucket, bear
S as in summit, smile, snake'

ㅅ'is usually pronounced as 's' in most positions, however,
it is pronounced as 'sh' when it comes before
ㅣ, ㅑ,ㅕ, ㅛ, ㅠ, ㅟ, ㅒ, ㅖ


사랑 (sarang)
쇼 (show)
스시 (sushi)
silent if at beginning of syllable,
NG if at ending,
kingdom
J as in joke jump, joy
CH as in chalk, chin, change
K as in kayak, kite, kid
T as in tar, toy
P as in pot
H as in hot, ham,house

Learn Korean Online Resources

NameWebsite URL
visitkoreahttp://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/CU/CU_EN_9_9_1_7.jsp
learnwitholiverhttps://www.learnwitholiver.com/korean/
hangulhttps://zkorean.com/hangul/appearance
memrise.com
korean alphabet audio
https://www.memrise.com/course/124459/hangeul-hangeul-korean-alphabet-audio/
korean_alphabethttp://mylanguages.org/korean_alphabet.php
pathwaytokoreanhttps://pathwaytokorean.osu.edu/unit-3/stage-1/basic-vowels-and-consonants
www.fluentu.comhttps://www.fluentu.com/blog/korean/learn-korean-websites/
korean-alphabet-pronunciationhttps://quizlet.com/267257/korean-alphabet-pronunciation-flash-cards/
freshkorean.comhttps://freshkorean.com
glosbe.comhttps://glosbe.com/ko/en/
www.tengugo.comhttp://www.tengugo.com/korean/hangul_app/hangul/reading_hangul/basic_vowels
www.lingudora.comhttp://www.lingudora.com/en/learn-korean/
Practice Korean Alphabet(yonsei university)http://mooc.yonsei.ac.kr/ksh/
90daykorean.comhttps://www.90daykorean.com/korean-double-consonants/
domandhyo.comhttp://domandhyo.com/