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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.
You’re off to a great start on your Korean language journey! Just take these lessons step by step, make sure you review after each one, and soon you’ll be reading Korean like a pro.
Here’s a great way to review what you’ve learned: look at some actual Korean writing! You may not know the meanings or most of the characters, but practice recognizing what you have learned. After each lesson, you’ll recognize a little bit more.
Today you’re going to learn three more vowels. Let’s get started!
First, here are the characters you learned in the last lesson: ㅣ, ㅏ, and ㅇ(이응, i-eung).
Your next character looks pretty similar, so pay attention to the differences. ㅓ (eo). Listen carefully to the pronunciation. (alternating male and female pronunciation of 어)ㅕ아
Now, pay attention to these two characters. It might be easy to confuse the two. If the small stroke is on the left, it is 어 (eo). If it is on the right, it is 아 (a). If you can remember this one point, the rest of this lesson will be easy!
The next character is this: ㅕ(yeo). Listen carefully to the pronunciation (alternating male and female pronunciation of 여)
This sound has a lot in common with the last character’s sound, doesn’t it? (어) (여) The only difference is the Y sound in ㅕ. The second short stroke will add a Y sound. You’ll see this pattern pop up again in the next character.
So if this is “아”, what would this character be? Can you guess?
The answer is 야 (ya). (alternating male and female pronunciation of 여) Two short strokes instead of one gives it a Y sound.
Take a look at these four similar characters together.
어...아...여...야. Can you remember these characters? Here are a few vocabulary words to practice.
Can you read this word?
It is 야, which is an informal way to say “Hey” in Korean. You might hear this word in Korean dramas or songs. 야!
How about this?
This is 아야, which means “Ouch!”
Great job! You made it through another lesson and now know half of the vowels in Korean! Keep practicing and soon you will be able to read Korean quickly and naturally.
Remember this from the beginning of the lesson? After just three more vowels, you should be able to recognize much more of it! Try to recognize these characters in some real-life Korean around you!
In the next lesson, you’ll learn the rest of the vowels. In the meantime, keep reviewing what you’ve learned and I’ll see you later! 여러분 다음에 만나요