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How To Read Korean

By Edited Jul 31, 2016 0 0

If you are eager to study Korean, but you haven't got a clue where to begin, it's a great idea to commence with the Korean alphabet. By learning about the alphabet, you'll be ready to read the Korean in literally 30 minutes.

In most cases, it shouldn't require a great deal of time to know how to read Korean, because it's a phonetic language. English is regarded as a phonetic language as well, but Korean can appear to be far more so because the vast majority of the consonants and vowels have just only one sound.

There are 14 consonants and 10 vowels for the Korean language, and you will find additional 5 double consonants and 11 double vowels. Besides these, there are 11 final double consonants. It all seems complicated when you first start thinking about many of these doubles. However, once you understand the basic consonants and vowels, you'll be able to read the majority of the words as you become accustomed to the sounds each consonant and vowel has.

I recommend following different ways to quickly learn how to read Korean.

Memorize the basic consonants and vowels.

Once you memorized the sounds of the consonants and vowels, learn how to make uncomplicated words and phrases. The most straightforward way is to connect one consonant to another particular vowel, in order to create a character, and any one character posesses one specific syllable. With the 2 characters, you can make very simple words and phrases, for example, a glass or maybe a tree that will simply need 2 consonants and two vowels each.

Form a group of very easy vocabulary

As you understand how to read those simple words, you will begin to gain confidence to understand more about other simple and easy words. Identify words which are only two or three syllables, and easy to pronounce, so that you'll be able to memorise them more quickly and easily. Gradually over time, you'll build a list of vocabulary you're able to use in your own writing and speech.

Last but not least, listen to these words and exercise speaking them

I recommend you utilize the online tools to study these phrases. Internet dictionary and Google translate can help you with how to pronounce these terms. I also recommend audio recordings or videos available online, you could watch them to learn what accurate pronunciations are, that used by native speakers of Korean.

There are plenty of online language web sites on the net that can be accessed promptly. You can learn Korean in these various website where you can work on vocabulary, grammar, or listen to audio recordings.

In summary, first, study the alphabet, both the consonants and vowels. Second, make a list of vocabulary that are easy to remember and are found commonly around your world. Third, listen to these words so that you become familiar with these sounds.

These steps I've explained in this article can also be applied to other languages as well. If we remember that the goal of acquiring a new language at our disposal is to use them to communicate with other native speakers, we'll do well to avoid other unnecessary work. Yes, time is valuable, and we should be smart not to waste it at all!



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