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Help with pronunciation!

Postby dontbemeantoothers_231104 » June 17th, 2016 10:46 am

I know a lot about Korean but sometimes I get confused about the pronunciation. For example, whenever I hear 져,죠,쳐,줘, or 춰. I think they're all pronounced the same I can't even tell them apart. I also think they're not even pronounced properly. They all sound like 조 to me and I don't even know how to pronounce/distinguish them. :cry:

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Re: Help with pronunciation!

Postby community.korean » June 18th, 2016 7:13 pm

Hi dontbemeantoothers,

Thank you for posting. The syllables you posted are all difficult to pronounce, and if I were to give you some examples (or closest/similar sounds) in English--'져' sounds closest to the 'juh' sound in 'justice' ...whereas '죠' would be closest to the 'jo' sound in 'josephine'. '쳐' would be closest to the 'ch' sound in 'chuck', and '춰' closest to the sound in 'chutney'. It is a bit difficult to find a sound in English that is similar to '줘' you will just have to practice saying the sound as much as possible to get used to it.

Hope this was of help, please let us know if you have any other inquiries.
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