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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.
We were in the middle of discussing double consonants -- consonants that are written twice and create a very strong sound. We talked about the consonants 까 and 또, and today we’ll look at three new double consonants.
You know 바, and you know 파. Remember that 바 is non-aspirated, and 파 is aspirated. One step stronger would be 빠. All you have to do is write ㅂ two times next to each other. It’s not a brand new character.
The differences between them can be hard to tell at first.
Listen closely - 바. 파. 빠. Hear how they get more and more tense?
Time for an example word: 오빠[o-ppa]. This means “the older brother of a girl”
Now let’s hear all three consonant sounds in a row, side by side.
발[bal] - 팔[pal] - 빨[ppal]
배[bae] - 패[pae] - 빼[ppae]
아바[a-ba] - 아파[a-pa] - 아빠[a-ppa]
Here’s the next consonant we can double: 사
...becomes 싸
We don’t have an aspirated version of this consonant. You just need to differentiate these two sounds.
사. 싸.
If you notice, it sounds like the “s” sound in 싸 is being held a little bit longer. 사. 싸.
Now let’s look at some examples!
싸요.[ssa-yo] This means “It’s cheap.”
And 쏘다 (ssoda] This is a verb meaning “to fire a gun”
Let’s compare them one more time. Remember, there is no aspirated version of this consonant.
사다[sa-da] - 싸다[ssa-da]
살[sal] - 쌀[ssal]
시[si] - 씨[ssi]
The last consonant that can be doubled is ㅈ. We go from 자 to the aspirated version 차, to the doubled version 짜.
Listen closely to the difference between the two: 자. 짜. Can you hear it?
Here’s a short phrase that uses this double consonant that you can use to describe food. 짜요.[jja-yo]: It’s salty.
And here’s a verb you can use in the kitchen! 찌다 (jjida): to steam
Let’s review this set of sounds side-by-side now.
자[ja] - 차[cha] - 짜[jja]
종[jong] - 총[chong] - 쫑[jjong]
가자[ga-ja] - 가짜[ga-jja] - 가차[ga-cha]
We’ll end this lesson by making a few sentences using words you already know.
Today you learned the phrase “싸요” meaning “it’s cheap.” You can put the object you think is cheap, such as 도끼, an ax, at the beginning of the phrase to make a complete sentence.
도끼 싸요.: “An ax is cheap.”
Can you think of any other words to use in this sentence?
You also learned 짜요 “It's salty.” Again, just put what you think is salty at the beginning.
치즈 짜요. Cheese is salty.”
That’s it for double consonants! Not so hard, right?
In the next three lessons, we’re going to talk about something very important. It’s what will help you go from “recognizing characters” to “reading Korean” so be sure to watch! See you! 여러분 다음에 또 만나요.


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Friday at 6:30 pm
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Let's practice writing Hangul on your computer too : )

Change your keyboard setting in Korean, and hit the English keys written next to the Korean characters. When you write double consonants, you should press 'SHIFT KEY' while you're pressing a key for single-consonant.

For example, you can type ㅉ (double consonants with two ㅈ) by pressing ㅈ (W) and shift-key together.

ㅃ (SHIFT+"ㅂ/q")

ㅆ (SHIFT+"ㅅ/t")

ㅉ (SHIFT+"ㅈ/w")

Thursday at 10:54 pm
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Hi Haajara,

Thank you for posting. Keep up the good work, please let us know if you have any questions.



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Thursday at 3:38 am
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ㅃ, ㅆ, ㅉ ...

Thursday at 9:27 am
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Hi Boyee,

Thank you for posting. Like you said, the meaning is different:

치즈 사요 -->Let's buy cheese.

치즈 싸요-->Cheese is cheap. (aspirated) Use a burst of breath (it sounds like the hissing sound of a snake).

치즈 짜요-->The cheese is salty. (terse)



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Wednesday at 12:43 am
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I am suffering difficulty in differentiate the three 사싸짜.

The following three sentences sound similar but have different meanings.

치즈 사요

치즈 싸요

치즈 짜요


Thursday at 12:00 am
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Hi Mrs E,

Thanks for posting. 'really' and 'it's salty' are two different words:


it's salty=그것은 짜다

'I buy~' in Korean would be: 나는 ~을/를 샀다.

'It's cheap' would be: 그것은 싸다.



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Mrs E
Wednesday at 1:28 am
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1. what's the difference between 'really' and 'it's salty'.

2. the verb 'i buy' and 'it's cheap' is the same thing?

Tuesday at 5:03 am
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Hi Andrew,

Thanks for posting. ㅉ is romanized as 'jj', but in actuality it is not a strong 'j' sound, but unique in its own (it is romanized to make it easier to understand/pronounce for foreign students)--it is not quite a 'z' or 'jj' sound, but somewhere in between (or, rather, different). To really understand how it is pronounced you would have to listen to it many times.

Sorry if this was not much help. Listening to it a lot would definitely help though, so please practice listening to how it is pronounced!



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Friday at 12:15 am
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Hi, I was wondering why it seems Amy pronounces 짜요 differently than the audio in the vocal section? The vocal section seems to have a sound closer to "J" while Amy pronounces it closer to the Chinese "Z"

Friday at 6:36 am
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Hi Andy,

Thanks for posting. The consonants you see from 1:40-1:44 is ㅂ(b), ㅍ(p), ㅃ(bb).

Please let us know if this was the answer you were looking for.



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Andy Zhu
Wednesday at 6:43 am
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I was watching the video and I don't know what the vowels from 1:40 to 1:44 were

Is it pronounced "heh" or what? I don't remember that vowel😞