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안녕하세요 여러분. Koreanclass101.com 하나하나 한글시리즈의 에이미입니다. Hi everybody! I’m Amy and welcome to Hana Hana Hangul on KoreanClass101.com - The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Hangul, the Korean alphabet.
In the last lesson, we looked at double consonants in the bat-chim position. In this lesson, we’re going to return to vowels.
Yes, you already know all the vowels. But this time, we’re going to talk about combining vowels to make more complex sounds.
We will look at four combinations today, all of which have the vowel ㅣ in them.
Remember the first two characters you learned back in lesson one? We’ll combine them first. ㅏ plus ㅣ makes ㅐ.
Listen closely to this pronunciation
[alternating male/female pronunciation]
Here’s an important word that uses this vowel. 내일. It means tomorrow.
Here is a short sentence that we made back in lesson 5. 휴가 가요. Do you remember the meaning? It’s “I’m going on vacation.”
Let’s add “tomorrow” to this sentence.
내일 휴가 가요. “I am going to travel tomorrow.”
The next vowels we will combine are ㅓ and ㅣ. They make the sound... ㅔ.
[alternating male/female pronunciation]
What’s the difference between this sound and the last one? Nothing! While these two vowels had distinct sounds in the past, these days they’re pronounced basically the same. You can’t interchange them, but at least you don’t have to remember another vowel sound.
Try to read this word. 세살. It means “three years old.”
Here’s that word in a sample sentence: 아이가 세살이에요. The baby is three years old.
The next double vowel is a sound that is almost as easy to remember as the last one. Take ㅐ and add a small stroke and we get ㅒ.
[alternating male/female pronunciation]
Remember, a second small stroke gives it a Y sound.
얘기 means “talk” or “conversation”
얘기했어요 means “I have a conversation.”
The last vowel today is an easy one, too. ㅕ and ㅣ make ㅖ.
[alternating male/female pronunciation]
These two characters also have the same sound, but remember that they can’t be used interchangeably.
예약 means “reservation”
호텔 예약을 하다 means “I made a reservation for the hotel”
Okay! Four vowels, two sounds. Not too bad, right? In this lesson we introduced double vowels. In the next lesson, we’ll finish them up. See you on the next Hana Hana Hangul! 여러분 다음에 만나요!

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Friday at 6:30 pm
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Do you know what's the most popular double consonant in Korean?

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Saturday at 12:35 am
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Hi sanara,


Thanks for commenting. I'm sorry that you are having trouble remembering things. One of the best methods is to review as much as possible until you feel that you've gotten it down, and another may be to continuously read the words out loud until you get the pronunciation down.


Hope this helps somewhat.


Best,

Lyn

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sanara sahanmie desilva
Wednesday at 6:32 pm
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although I try really hard at remembering those sounds and rules and everything.. i still can't remember them and read words...when i read a word it takes a long time to process...what can I do??? please help>>😭😭😭😭

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Tuesday at 2:53 am
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Hi Mart,


Thanks for posting.

''내일(tomorrow) 휴가(vacation/holiday) 가요(go)'' translates to '(The speaker) is going on holiday'.

If you want to say that tomorrow is a holiday, you would write:

내일은 휴일입니다. (This is a Sino Korean word with the meaning breaking down to휴=rest 일=day).=Tomorrow is a holiday.


가요 is an informal formal way to say 'going'. So it cannot be translated to 'Tomorrow is a holiday'.

Hope this was of help!


Best,

Lyn

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Mart
Saturday at 10:43 pm
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Dear Lyn,


When i translate the sentence ''내일 휴가 가요'' it gives the translation: ''tomorrow is a holiday''

You say it is ''i'm going on a holiday''. How can i ever know, also for future sentences, when it is a correct korean sentece when everyone says it means something different?

Thanks a lot

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Sunday at 11:04 pm
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Hi Sahara,


Thank you for commenting. If you would like to get the basics of Hangul reading/writing down first, the lesson series you are working on right now (Hana Hana Hangul) will help, please review it many times until you get the vowels and consonants down. Here is another lesson series that may be of help:


https://www.koreanclass101.com/2007/10/02/video-1-how-to-read-and-write-hangul/

(the first two lessons are free!)


What you may also want to do is print out a chart of vowels/consonants, and tape it to your refrigerator so that you can access it many times a day. Many native Koreans will have a chart on the wall for their children so that they can look at it everyday and remember the vowels and consonants.

Also, to increase your vocabulary, you may want to take a look at the 'core 100' word list. Writing the words down on flashcards and carrying them with you may be one way to increase your vocabulary. ?


Hope this was of help.

Best,

Lyn

Team KoreanClass101.com

Sahara
Sunday at 7:45 am
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I have a little problem but i think it s a huge one and its that i cant read hangul or korean and i still cant remember the words in korean even tho i review them.....PLEASE HELP?!? Thank you?

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Tuesday at 10:20 pm
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안녕하세요 Nathaniel


Thank you for posting.


It seems the video is working fine with this lesson.


Could you check if you have a free lifetime account? Those who have the free lifetime account can access only up to lesson 3 for free.


If you have a basic or premium membership, please let me know which error message you see on the screen. It’d be great if you could send us an email at contactus@KoreanClass101.com so that we can take a look at the issue closely.


Thank you,


Cristiane

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Nathaniel
Friday at 6:05 pm
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I cannot play the video, even though i have the trial active

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Monday at 11:02 pm
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Hi Seven-Floxer,


Thank you for posting, sorry to hear that you are experiencing difficulties. It may be a subscription issue, if you have a free account and have used it for more than 7 days, you get limited access to the website (you will be able to access the first three lessons per series). To access more lessons you will need to upgrade your account.


If it is not an account issue, could you try logging out and then back on, and let us know if you are still experiencing the same problem?


Sincerely,

Lyn

Team KoreanClass101.com

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