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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 four compound vowels. Those four vowels were a combination of two vertical vowels. Today we will look at vowels that are a combination of one vertical and one horizontal vowel.
To start off, let’s use the simplest horizontal and the simplest vertical vowel: ㅡ and ㅣ. Together, ㅡ(ue), and ㅣ(i), they make ㅢ[ui].
[alternating male/female pronunciation]
These vowels are pretty easy to read, since it’s not really like completely new sounds -- it’s just two vowel sounds combined together.
For example, the sound of ㅘ (wa) is easy to catch because it goes from ㅗ(o) to ㅏ(a). Try saying ㅗ and ㅏin a row and get faster and faster until it becomes one sound. ㅗ,ㅏ. ㅗ,ㅏ. ㅘ. See?
All of these vowels will have a space in the upper left corner where you can put the consonant. Take a look at the example word.
의미 means “meaning” 의미
Let’s make things just a little bit more complex. ㅗ(o) and ㅣ(i) together make ㅚ(oe). This is the only double vowel that sounds different than its individual parts.
[alternating male/female pronunciation]
회사 means “company” 회사
Moving on, ㅗ(o) and ㅏ(a) together make ㅘ(wa).
[alternating male/female pronunciation]
과일 means fruit. 과일
ㅗ(o) and ㅐ(ae) together make ㅙ(wae).
[alternating male/female pronunciation]
왜 means why
If you wanted to ask someone the question “why?” you could say 왜요? 왜요?
Before the end of this lesson, let’s go over all these vowels one more time!
That’s it! In the next lesson we will finish up the rest of the vowels, and you’ll know everything about Hangul! You’re almost there, so I’ll see you on the next Hana Hana Hangul! 여러분 다음에 만나요!

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Friday at 06:30 PM
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What's the most difficult Korean word to read?

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Monday at 11:43 AM
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Hi Gema,


Thanks for posting. The correct romanization and spelling is sogui, but the pronunciation of 의 is difficult, even for native Koreans, so you will hear it being pronounced as 'e' sometimes when it is spoken very quickly. (We know, it makes it difficult for first time learners). Just remember how it is correctly written. 😄


Cheers,

Lyn

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Gema
Tuesday at 01:04 PM
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Hi, i´ve seen some people who romanized and pronounce this word 속의 as "soge", but according to this the correct way is sogui, can you explain this please? sorry for my bad english, im mexican

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Tuesday at 05:54 AM
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Hi Ervin,


Thank you for posting, glad to hear that you were able to sort it out!


Cheers,

Lyn

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Ervin
Monday at 06:16 AM
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Oh, silly me. I momentarily forgot that the I needs a placeholder ieung in front of it, and cannot stand alone; that's the way to know that the ㅗ is not an o vowel, but part of a double vowel. My Korean girlfriend answered my question, and I felt dumb for forgetting that Korean vowels cannot stand alone and need a vowel before it, even if it is only the placeholder ieung.

Ervin
Monday at 06:10 AM
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Sorry, hoesa was at the 1' 53" second mark, not the 1'43" mark but my same question stands: how not to mistake the first part of the compound vowel as being ㅗ separately located under the hieut.

Ervin
Monday at 06:08 AM
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At the 1'43" mark of the video, one learns the Korean word for company, 회사 hoesa

company. How do you prevent from mistaking and thus reading the "o" looking character, ㅗ, under the hieut as an "o",ㅗ, instead of correctly reading that o-looking section as part of the double vowel ㅚ ?

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Sunday at 11:06 PM
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Hi Sahara,


Thanks for posting. I just answered the same question you asked in another lesson series, so I'll also post the answer here. ?

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 08:05 AM
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Hi i still need help for reading korean and i still review may you please help me??

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Saturday at 09:50 PM
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Hi Trinitee,


Thank you for posting. The most formal way of expressing thanks would be '감사합니다'.

'고맙습니다/감사해요/고마워요' are also polite ways of saying thank you. The informal version would be '고마워'.


Cheers,

Lyn

Team KoreanClass101.com

Trinitee
Saturday at 02:53 AM
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What is the Korean word for "Thank you?"