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안녕하세요 여러분. Koreanclass101.com 하나하나 한글시리즈의 에이미입니다. Hi everybody! I’m Amy and welcome to Hana Hanaㅂ Hangul on KoreanClass101.com - The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Hangul, the Korean alphabet.
In the last lesson, we learned these four consonants.
You now know well over half of the characters in written Korean, and we’ll learn another three today! Ready? Let’s get started!
Our first character is really easy to remember. It’s just a square: ㅁ[m].
To remember the sound of this character you could think about the shape of a monitor, or an open mouth.
Try to read this: 머리.
This means “head.”
Let’s look at this character again. Think of this like a box. Now, press the top of it down until the air inside it is under more pressure. What does an “m” sound like when it’s under more pressure? “b”
Here’s a word you’ll often hear on TV. 바보. This means “fool.” It can either be playful or rude depending on how it’s said, so be careful!
Let’s go back to our box under pressure. If we add any more pressure, it might explode! And then it would like this. What’s a “b”
sound like with even more pressure? “p”.
Try reading this word: 피부. This means “skin”.
And here is a phrase that you could use in Korea: 아파요. It means “I’m sick.” or “It hurts.”
You can use some words from past lessons to make this sentence more advanced.
In the last lesson, we learned the word “where”: 어디. You can add this to the phrase and get “어디 아파요?” Literally, it means “where does it hurt?”
And you already know a few body part words! Remember the word for "head"? 머리. So how would you say your head hurts?
We can say 머리아파요. “My head hurts.” or “I have a headache.”
Any other body parts we know? It’s a little strange, but we just learned the word for “skin”: 피부.
피부 아파요. My skin hurts!
Nice work! You might have started watching to learn the Korean writing system, but you’re also getting a jump start on general Korean knowledge! If you haven’t tried out the audio lessons on KoreanClass101.com, now’s a great chance to try out some real life conversations!
And, you will learn the final three consonants in the next lesson! You’re only one lesson away from knowing all the unique shapes in Korean. After that, it’s just a matter of positioning those shapes around to create different words. Be sure not to miss the next lesson of Hana Hana Hangul. See you next time! 여러분 다음에 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. (Don't press shift key when you type)

ㅁ (type A)

ㅂ (type Q)

ㅍ (type V)

마 (type AK)

바 (type QK)

파 (type VK)

Saturday at 8:05 am
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Hi Şevval,

Thanks for commenting.

Good job, keep up the good work! 👍



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Tuesday at 5:44 am
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Thursday at 5:15 am
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Hi Chris,

Thanks for posting. The consonant ㅍ can be written with the vertical lines parallel with each other, or slanting toward each other in the shape of a 'v'. Both are considered correct. 😄



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Thursday at 12:59 am
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The letter "p", ㅍ, seems to have the lower line straight when shown alone, but in the Lesson Notes, when shown with "a", the lower line seems inclined (ascending). Could you please explain how to use it? (with vowels, we use it inclined?)



Thursday at 3:16 am
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Hi Haajara,

Thanks for posting. Great job!

Please let us know if you have any inquiries.



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Wednesday at 5:35 am
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ㅁ, ㅂ, ㅍ, 마, 바, 파

Sunday at 8:35 pm
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Hi Isabel,

Thank you for posting.

It seems the video works fine with this lesson.

Could you check if you have a free lifetime account? Those who have the free lifetime account can access only up to lesson 3 for free. If you have a basic or premium membership, please let us know which error message you see on the screen. It’d be great if you could send us an email at contactus@KoreanClass101.com so that we can take a look at the issue closely.

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Saturday at 10:36 pm
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Why can I not see the video?

Wednesday at 11:51 pm
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Hi Z,

Thank you for commenting and we're sorry to hear that you were confused. To answer your question, the consonant ㅁ is similar to the 'm' sound in English and does not sound like a 'b' sound (that would be the consonant ㅂ). 😅 So please keep this in mind!



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Tuesday at 9:40 am
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Hi, I have a question about ㅁ at the beginning of the first syllable of a word. I think I'm getting the hang of certain consonants having different sounds based on placement. However, I was reviewing the Introduction series of lessons and was confused about the pronunciation of ㅁ in Lesson 1. 맛있다 had a "b" sound at the beginning, while 먹다 and 먹있습니다 had "m" sounds at the beginning. Are there rules by which ㅁ is pronounced as "b" vs. "m" when at the beginning of a word?