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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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Thursday at 10:52 AM
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안녕하세요 lynelyn,


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lynelyn
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❤️️❤️️❤️️❤️️❤️️❤️️ thank you i learn a lot.

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Hi Lauren,


Thanks for posting. You are right, we have fixed the lesson notes.


Sincerely,

Lyn

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Lauren
Sunday at 07:04 AM
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The lesson notes are also very confusing for example rule 2 seems to have the rules meant for rule 1. "2. 밥을 batchim right before ㅇ the sound of the batchim moves to the next syllable

Rule One: Lenition - beginning with an ㅇ (이응) and sees that the previous syllable has a batchim, it will steal it and use it as its own initial." Can this be fixed?

Lauren
Sunday at 06:47 AM
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All the other pronunciation guides were great but part 5 was very confusing. The video just showed some examples but didn't go through the rules outlined in the transcript like the other lessons. I didn't find part 5 very helpful since it only showed how to sound out letters in batchim position but not how to identify this rule in actual words. You guys should fix that 😒

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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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Lyn

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Aarthi
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😶

Julie
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,

Julie.

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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.


Sincerely,

Lyn

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Meysam
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.