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Hi everyone.
Welcome to The Ultimate Korean Pronunciation Guide.
In this lesson, you'll learn how a consonant sound changes when it's placed on the bottom of a character.
Have you heard what to call a consonant when it's placed at the bottom of a character? The answer is..
받침 (slow) 받침
These are the consonants placed at the batchim position in this word.
In Korean, there are only seven possible sounds for these bottom consonants.
Do you remember this chart? When one of these consonants is placed at the batchim position, you can read it as you read the unaspirated consonants.
Listen to an example.
복 / (slow) 복
You can hear that it makes a K sound. And here's another example.
봌 / (slow) 봌
Although it has an aspirated consonant at the batchim position, it sounds as same as the last one. It's same for the tensed consonant.
볶 / (slow) 볶
To summarize, if you see a "strengthened" consonant in the batchim, remove the strength from it. You can apply this rule for all consonants that have a pair of aspirated and tensed consonants.
Second, these consonant all sound like 'D' when they're in the batchim position.
Look at one word for each consonant. Pay attention to the way the batchim consonant sounds.
앗 / (slow) 앗
았 / (slow) 았
앚 / (slow) 앚
앛 / (slow) 앛
앟 / (slow) 앟
They all sound the same right?
Note that this double consonant will not be placed at the batchim position.
For the other consonants, you can read them as it is. Listen to some examples.
안 / (slow) 안
알 / (slow) 알
암 / (slow) 암
압 / (slow) 압
앙 / (slow) 앙
Congratulations! You've learned all the essential parts of Korean pronunciation. As you continue learning Korean, remember what you've learned here so you can be sure you're speaking correctly and will be understood! Good luck, and thanks for watching! Bye-bye!


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Friday at 06:30 PM
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This is the last lesson of this series! Please, give us your feedback for future lessons.

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Friday at 11:41 AM
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Hi Aarthi,

Thanks for posting. Go to the 'LESSON' section on top of the webpage, then go to 'Lesson Library'. Click your level (ABS or Beginner), and you will get a list of lessons that fit your needs. Give it a try!



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Sunday at 02:13 PM
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hey loving tutor!!

I don't know what to learn after the alphabets and batchim🤔!!

can you make a list or a a guide for the users to know what to learn next??

PLEASE!! i am waiting for your response😶

Tuesday at 11:06 PM
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Hi dear KoreanClass101 team,

It would be very useful to have listening exercises to train our ears to distinguish minimal pairs in Korean, that is words that vary by only one phoneme but which meaning vary completely. One such example was between 'older brother' (tense p) and 'over' (normal p/d) in the previous lesson. It would be very useful to have other examples like these to be able to train our ears to recognize them. Thanks to the hangul alphabet it is easy to discriminate in writing but far more difficult to distinguish it by ear.

Kind regards,


Tuesday at 11:08 AM
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Hi Meysam,

Thank you for the valuable input, we'll take this into consideration in our future lessons.



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Saturday at 07:53 PM
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Since you asked for feedback, what bothered me a lot with your courses is the assumption all your subscribers are English native speakers. It would be good if you make videos that teaches pronunciation in a general broad way that would be useful for everyone.

Saturday at 07:50 PM
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I guess Stephan's point was the amount of material you covered in a less than 3 minutes video. Anyway the other series that covers Hangul does a good job at teaching all batchim rules.

Tuesday at 08:49 PM
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Hi Stephen,

Thank you for posting.

You can adjust the video lesson speed by clicking on the ‘1x’ button next to the volume control icon (you can choose either 0.75x or 0.5x to slow it down). 👍

Please also check out the lesson materials to help with your studies, such as the [Lesson Notes] and [Lesson Transcript]. And in case of any questions, please feel free to contact us. We'll be glad to help!



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Tuesday at 05:21 AM
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Hi! Slow this lesson down, please. You use only 2:38 to introduce six new concepts. Please don't rush 😮

Friday at 12:14 AM
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Hi Terry,

Thank you for posting. Expanding your vocabulary would be one way to know better--if you know many words, you will be able to interpret the meaning of the sentence (even if some of the pronunciation may seem murky). Then you can go back and figure out what the speaker was saying later. Also, it's okay to ask the speaker to repeat, explaining that you didn't catch a part of their sentence--the best way to learn a language is to be shameless sometimes. Try going over the batchim rules as much as possible too.

Hope this was of help.



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Terry Griffiths
Saturday at 11:22 PM
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I am a bit worried after learning that a lot of the double consonant's have the same pronunciation in the bachim position, because i'm sure a lot of words will sound very similar but have different consonants which are different words in Korean, how am I suppose to tell the difference in a conversation when a native Korean will usually speak fast.