Korean Alphabets / Korean Letters

To learn Korean language, Alphabets are the main part of language learning. Here you learn Korean alphabet/Korean letter. If you are interested to learn Korean language, this place will help you to learn Korean alphabet/character in Korean and their pronunciation in English.

Language is a communication tool in which knowledge, emotions and feeling convey to others. To learn Korean language, first we learn Korean alphabets and then learn Korean alphabets with words and images and their pronunciation in English. Common vocabulary is one of the important sections. Common Vocabulary contains common words that we can used in daily life conversations.

Korean alphabet

Korean language is spoken in both South Korea and North Korea, more than 77 million native speakers speak Korean language and some other countries like US, China, Russia and Japan.

Korean alphabet is otherwise called Hangul (한글). Hangeul is derived from han (한) – Korean and geul (글) – letter, together called Korean Alphabet or Korean letter. Korean vowels are known as 모음 (mo-eum) and Korean consonants are known as 자음 (ja-eum). The combination of Chinese characters is made of Korean language.

The modern Korean alphabet has 24 letters contains 10 vowels and 14 consonants and they combined some extra letters, such as 5 tense consonants & 11 complex vowels, 11 complex consonants.

• 5 tense consonants
• 11 complex vowels
• 11 complex consonants

Korean Vowels / 모음 mo-eum

Korean alphabet has 10 vowels and 11 complex vowels as shown in below tables and their pronunciation in English.

VOWELS

Korean letter

Pronunciation

a

ya

eo

yeo

o

yo

u

yu

eu

i

Read also:  A-Z Dictionary  |  Vocabulary  |  Quiz

Korean Complex Vowels

Korean alphabet has 11 complex vowels / other vowels as shown below and their pronunciation in English.

COMPLEX VOWELS

Korean letter

Pronunciation

ae

yae

e

ye

wa

wae

oe

wo

we

wi

ui

Korean Consonants / 자음 ja-eum

Korean alphabet has 14 consonants and 11 complex consonants (ㄳ ㄵ ㄶ ㄺ ㄻ ㄼ ㄽ ㄾ ㄿ ㅀ ㅄ) and 5 tense consonants / Korean Double Consonants as shown in below tables and their pronunciation in English.

CONSONANTS

Korean letter

Pronunciation

g/k

n

d/t

r/l

m

b

s

ng

j

ch

k

t

p

h

Korean Double Consonants

Korean alphabet has 5 tense consonants / Korean Double Consonants as shown below and their pronunciation in English.

DOUBLE CONSONANTS / TENSE CONSONANTS

Korean letter

Pronunciation

kk

tt

pp

ss

jj

Read also:  Number in Korean

Learn Korean language, you must learn Korean Sentences and Phrases as below, it helps more strength to convey your Korean conversations.

SENTENCES & PHRASES

Hello

안녕하세요 annyeonghaseyo

Welcome

어서 오십시오 eoseo osibsio

Thanks

감사 gamsa

Congratulations

축하합니다 chughahabnida

Good morning

좋은 아침 joh-eun achim

Happy birthday

생일 축하 saeng-il chugha

I love you

사랑해 salanghae

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Alphabets in other languages:

Picture Vocabulary

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VOCABULARY

fruit  |  VEGETABLE  |  BIRD  |  ANIMAL  |  FLOWER  |  NUMBER  |  GREETING  |  COLOR  |  DAY  |  MONTH  |  RELATIONSHIP  |  BODY PARTS  |  HOUSEHOLD ITEMS  |  KITCHEN ITEMS  |  OCCUPATION  |  STATIONERY  |  PLANET  |  SCHOOL  |  HOSPITAL  |  DISEASE  |  #all  |  play games

GRAMMAR

SYNONYM  |  ANTONYM  |  POSITIVE words  |  PREFIX  |  SUFFIX  |  VERB  |  NOUN  |  ADJECTIVE  |  SENTENCES  |  1000 words  |  come  |  did  |  how  |  my  |  please  |  she  |  this  |  what  |  when  |  where  |  who  |  why  |  thank  |  #all

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