Monday, July 2, 2012

Korean Lesson number 1

This  blog post is an answer to your request about my Korean lesson.  You will see that being able to read and write foreign language will amuse your friends, so are you ready to become a star??

Take note that this is just a basic lesson, if you want more advance lesson you can enroll to some online lesson or you can also buy Korean book for you to learn more about the grammar and other thing.

Lets get it on!

The first letter you should learn is the Bieup

This is a consonant and it sound as an english B or P

The next one is vowel that will help you read

This is pronounced as a in the english word father

So if you will combine the two can you guess how this character is pronounced?
It is pronounced as "ba"

Another important  letter  is 

This is Nieun or letter N in the english alphabet.
Now can you write NA now?

Every character represents one syllable, so if you want to write "nana" it would be like this:

Every Korean syllable starts with a consonant, so it is very easy to identify the beginning and the end of the syllable.  But in some cases there are words that starts with vowel just like the famous "annyeong haseyo"
Those syllables need a placeholder consonant that isn't pronounced.  The power of it in pronunciation is zero as in nothing, it is also written like a zero.  


this is called leung
here are some words to help you read:

0name of a popular band

0capital of cuba

If you will write be sure to  put it in an imaginary box, so if in one syllable has three letters that ends with consonant, you need to put the last letter(consonant) below the two first letter. For example this is the syllable "ban" which has no  meaning of its own:

another one is
안나 anna/ an-na

Did you find it easy? If so, I can promise you that you have everything it takes to be able to read and write Korean fluently.  The next lesson will based on what you learned here and you will find them easier. come back later for the next lesson.

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