Lesson Transcript

Seol: 안녕하세요. 윤설입니다.
Keith: Keith here. Hello everyone and welcome back to KoreanClass101.com’s How to Write Hangul Video Series. Now this series is designed to get everyone familiar with Hangul, the writing system of Korea. In our first video, we had a basic introduction into the basic construction of Hangul. Seol, can you give us a little information on our second video?
Seol: This video will allow the viewers to see how to write some actual words.
Keith: In our last video, we just had some really general sounds. Today we are going over actual words. So today, we are really going to learn how to read and write Korean. As mentioned before, Korean is basically written in squares. So in this video, we are going to take a look at a few actual words that consist of one consonant and one vowel. It may sound too simple but in Korean, there are thousands and thousands of words that are made up of one consonant and one vowel.
Seol: Yeah Korean uses words like this every single day.
Keith: Yeah, so useful. All right, so to get started, we got the consonants on top.
Seol: And the vowels on the bottom.
Keith: Just to recap real quickly from our first video, if a vowel is a long horizontal line, the consonant goes on top and the vowel goes to the bottom.
Seol: And if the vowel is a long vertical line, the consonants go to the left and the vowel goes to the right.
Keith: So first, we are going to go over how to write three Koreanized English words and these are basically English words with Korean pronunciations and since they are basically English words, the viewers should probably have a fairly good idea when they hear the word. Isn’t that right?
Seol: Yeah, I have an idea. Why don’t the viewers try to guess what these words mean?
Keith: Excellent idea, Seol. All right, so after we form the word, you will hear this sound. And then you will have a few seconds to guess what it means. How does that sound?
Seol: That’s great.
Keith: All right. So first we have our first consonant.
Seol: ㅋ
Keith: Which has a K like sound. And our first vowel,
Seol: ㅏ
Keith: Which has an A like sound and this is
Seol: 카.
Keith: And that’s the first syllable of our word. Our second syllable starts with the consonant
Seol: ㄷ
Keith: And the vowel
Seol: ㅡ
Keith: Put these two together and we get
Seol: 드.
Keith: So if we put these two together, we get card. Okay let’s move on to our next word. First we have
Seol: ㅅ
Keith: And now it’s the same vowel we used in the word before.
Seol: ㅡ
Keith: These two together make
Seol: 스.
Keith: Next part of the word is
Seol: ㅋ
Keith: Again and
Seol: ㅣ
Keith: The sound here is
Seol: 키
Keith: So now we put these two together and we get
Seol: 스키.
Keith: This means ski. Pretty close in pronunciation right?
Seol: Yeah.
Keith: All right, so our last Koreanized English word starts with
Seol: ㅇ
Keith: This doesn’t have any sound value. So the sound is going to come from this vowel and the sound is
Seol: ㅏ
Keith: Next we have
Seol: ㅇ
Keith: Again and now the vowel, the sound this makes is
Seol: ㅣ
Keith: And lastly we have the consonant
Seol: ㅅ
Keith: And
Seol: ㅡ
Keith: And we did this before, didn’t we?
Seol: Yeah in the word ski.
Keith: Right. So here it’s the same sound.
Seol: 스.
Keith: Put these all together and we get
Seol: 아이스.
Keith: And the English word is ice. All right, that’s going to do it for the Koreanized English words. They are pretty easy to figure out, weren’t they?
Seol: Yeah but we have some really easy Korean words too.
Keith: Yeah. So let’s start with our first one. The first one we have starts with
Seol: ㄴ
Keith: And now we have
Seol: ㅏ
Keith: And we get
Seol: 나.
Keith: After that we have
Seol: ㅂ.
Keith: And then
Seol: ㅣ.
Keith: And then we get
Seol: 비.
Keith: And don’t get excited, Seol. We are not talking about the singer Rain.
Seol: Okay.
Keith: All right, so we put these two together and we get
Seol: 나비.
Keith: This means butterfly. All right, for our next word, we start with
Seol: ㅁ
Keith: And now we have
Seol: ㅓ
Keith: This makes
Seol: 머
Keith: The next syllable we have starts with
Seol: ㄹ
Keith: And ends with
Seol: ㅣ
Keith: This sound is
Seol: 리.
Keith: By your powers combined
Seol: Why are you talking like that?
Keith: You never watch Captain Planet?
Seol: No.
Keith: Okay forget it. All right, so we combine these to make
Seol: 머리.
Keith: This means head. And our last word we have starts with the consonant
Seol: ㅎ
Keith: And now the vowel
Seol: ㅗ
Keith: The sound this makes is
Seol: 호.
Keith: Next syllable starts with
Seol: ㄷ
Keith: And now the vowel
Seol: ㅜ
Keith: And now we have
Seol: 두.
Keith: When we put these two together, we have
Seol: 호두.
Keith: This means walnut. All right, now we are going to go into a little bit of review. Seol, what are we going to start with?
Seol: We are going to start with Koreanized English words first.
Keith: Yep and after that, we will have the Korean words. So we will show you the word. You will have two seconds to try to read the word on your own and after, we will give you the correct reading. All right, ready, set, go.
Seol: 카드.
Keith: Next is
Seol: 스키.
Keith: After that we have
Seol: 아이스.
Keith: What follows that is
Seol: 나비.
Keith: All right, next?
Seol: 머리.
Keith: And last
Seol: 호두.
Keith: Great job, Seol.
Seol: Thank you.
Keith: There is going to be thousands of people that can read Korean because of you.
Seol: Thank you very much.
Keith: All right, that’s going to do it for today. Be sure to stick around for the rest of the how to write Hangul series. In the following videos, we are going to show you how to read some more complicated Korean words but don’t worry. You’ve already mastered half of how to write and read Hangul and be sure to stop by KoreanClass101.com and leave us a post. All right, that’s going to do it.
Seol: 안녕.
Keith: See you.