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Top 10 Hardest Words to Pronounce

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Sunday
일요일 일요일 (n)
iryoil
Sunday
십칠일 일요일 십칠일 일요일
Sipchiril iryoil
Sunday the 17th
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fruit
과일 과일 (n)
gwail
fruit
과일 한 조각 과일 한 조각
gwail han jogak
piece of fruit
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person
사람 사람 (n)
saram
person
plan
계획 계획 (n)
gyehoek
plan
커다란 계획 커다란 계획
keodaran gyehoek
big plan
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cute
귀여운 귀여운 (adj)
gwiyeoun
cute
love
사랑 사랑 (n)
sarang
love
grille bar
철창살 철창살 (n)
cheolchangsal
grille bar
delicious
맛있다 맛있다 (adj)
masitda
delicious
smart
똑똑한 똑똑한 (adj)
ttokttokan
smart
police station
경찰청 경찰청 (n)
gyeongchalcheong
police station
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Wednesday at 3:09 pm
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Hey Listeners! What word would you add to this list? Leave a comment below.

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Saturday at 2:42 am
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For me this word was hard: 울퉁불퉁한

Tuesday at 10:13 pm
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랄릿씨 안녕하세요,


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Sunday at 12:31 am
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귀엽다. 귀여워요. I always find difficult to pronounce. Its because of 위 -> 여 -> 워


But somehow i have done some practise now.

Btw 일요일, 사람.. i not sure why it in this list.

I was expecting words like 대통령, 안타까운...

Wednesday at 12:36 pm
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Hi Stefanie,


Thank you so much for your beautiful comment, and I am very glad to know you are making a huge progress in Korean!

Yes, these are words that might get tricky with pronunciation, and some of them even make my tongue twisted if I were to say it several times in a row (though I’m a native Korean speaker haha). So I want to give you a big thumbs up for your great work!


Best,

Rebecca

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Stefanie D
Wednesday at 1:47 am
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When you say they are hard to pronounce, you mean from reading them in hangul? I don't know if it is because I am French (and we have some similar sounds) but I didn't find them too hard to pronounce when repeating from hearing them. Figuring out how to pronounce them by reading the hangul version was a bit harder.

Thank you for all those great resources and lessons. I am progressing really well.

Thursday at 10:28 pm
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Hi nora,


Glad to hear that!

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Lyn

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nora
Thursday at 6:00 am
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that seriously helped me

Friday at 9:23 pm
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Jay
Friday at 12:38 am
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:sunglasses:

Tuesday at 8:54 pm
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안녕하세요 Haafizah


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