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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 on vacation 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. 세 살. It means “three years old.”
Here’s that word in a sample sentence: 아이가 세 살이에요. 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!