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Skip to 0 minutes and 11 secondsNow it's time to write Hangeul! We will briefly learn how to write Hangeul. Hangeul is divided into consonants and vowels. This class we will learn how to write the consonants and read the character names. The first consonant is 'gi-yeok' You write it like this and read it as 'gi-yeok.' This letter is the same sound [k] as in the word 'car.' Next is 'ni-eun‘ You write it like this and read it as ‘ni-eun.’ It has the same sound [n] as in the word ‘nose.’ Next is 'digeut' You write it like this and read it as 'digeut.' This letter is the same sound [t] as in the word 'tea.'

Skip to 2 minutes and 5 secondsNext is 'ri-eul' You write it in this order and read it as 'ri-eul.' It is pronounced as [r] or [l]. When it is the first sound in a word like [ramen] it is pronounced as [r]. When it is the last sound in a word like [tal](moon) it is pronounced as [l]. Next is 'mi-eum' It is written like this and read as 'mi-eum.' This letter has the same sound [m] as in the word 'moon.' Next is 'bi-eup' It is written like this and read as 'bi-eup.' This letter has the same sound [p] as in the word 'park.' Next is ' si-ot' It is written like this and read as 'si-ot.' This letter has the same sound [s] as in the word 'sky.'

Skip to 4 minutes and 37 secondsNext is 'i-eung"It is written like this and read as 'i-eung.' It is not pronounced as the initial sound, but it has the sound [ŋ] like in 'bring' when it is the final consonant. Next is 'ji-eut' It is written like this and read as 'ji-eut.' It has the same sound as the first sound [ch] in the word 'child.' Next is 'chi-eut' It is written like this and read as 'chi-eut.' It has the [chh] sound, made by adding [h] to the first [ch] sound like in child. Next is 'ki-euk' It is written like this and read as 'ki-euk.' It has the sound [kh], made by adding [h] to the first sound [k] like in 'kill.'

Skip to 6 minutes and 32 secondsYou can see the shape of ki-euk is similar to the shape of gi-yeok (ㄱ) Next is 'ti-eut' It is written like this and read as 'ti-eut.' It has the sound [th], made by adding [h] to the first sound [t] of 'two.' You can see the shape of 'ti-eut' is similar to the shape of di-geut (ㄷ) Next is 'pi-eup' It is written like this and read as 'pi-eup.' It has the sound [ph], made by adding [h] to the first sound [p] in 'park. Next is 'hi-euh' It is written like this and read as 'hi-euh.' It has the sound [h] like in the word 'hot.'

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The Korean Alphabet: An Introduction to Hangeul

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