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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 started on the consonants and learned three of them.
Today we’re going to add four more consonants and learn how to write more Korean words and phrases.
Our first consonant today is ㄴ[n].
ㄴ[n] You can think of this character’s shape as a your tongue pressed against teeth, which is what you do when you make the sound.Try to make this sound and notice the position of your tongue.
With this consonant, you can now write two important Korean pronouns: first, 나[na], which means “I” or ”me.” Second is 너[neo], which is an informal way to say “you.”
We can also write the question word 누구[nu-gu] which means “who”.
Next up is ㄷ[d].
When you look at this shape, think about the first line as the dirt and the second line as the path of somebody digging. ㄷ[d].
Here’s another important question word in Korean: 어디[eo-di]: where.
Remember that in our last lesson, we added one more stroke to ㄱ[g] in order to make the aspirated version ㅋ[k]. We’ll do the same thing with ㄷ[d], adding one more stroke to make the aspirated version, ㅌ[t].
You can probably guess the meaning of the next word after hearing it: 기타[gita]. It means guitar. Korean has many of these words that come from English with a slight change in pronunciation, such as 스티커, 아티스트, and 터키.
One more consonant today, and that’s ㄹ[l/r]. It’s pronunciation falls somewhere between the English L and R.
Think about this shape like a marble rolling down a track. ㄹ.
Here’s one more pronoun that you can write today. 우리[uri], which means “we” or ”us.” You can use this word for both formal and informal situations.
And here’s the Korean word for radio, which is almost exactly like English: 라디오[ra-di-o].
Let’s finish this lesson up with a short dialogue. Yep! You now know enough Hangul and vocabulary words to read and write a short exchange between two people.
We’ve learned these words in the previous lessons. Can you read this?
Let’s look at the first sentence: The first two syllables are 어디 ...which means “where”. We learned that one earlier today.
The next two syllables are from last lesson, and they mean “I am going.” 가요. But if you add a question mark and read the last syllable with a rising tone, the whole sentence means “Where are you going?” 어디 가요? [eo-di ga-yo?]
The second sentence ends with the same two characters but without a question mark. 가요. And the first two characters is 휴가[hyu-ga], the Korean word for “vacation” that we learned last lesson. So what do you think this sentence means? 휴가 가요. [hyu-ga ga-yo] …“I’m going on vacation.”
Wow, after only five lessons you’ve come a long way! Just think what you’ll know in another five lessons. But don’t forget to take things step by step, reviewing along the way. When you’re ready, I’ll see you in the next lesson where you’ll learn even more consonants.
See you next time! 여러분 다음에 만나요