Hello, I’m HAMIHA the Korean teacher! And thank you for choosing KoreaNavi.
This course consists of 4 short videos, to make you able to read Hangul, which is the
Korean alphabet. Although Hangul is unique, but it is also
logical, so I believe everyone who complete this course can read Korean eventually. In previous 2 videos, we studied 6 basic vowels and all consonants of Hangul. Let’s review
briefly! ‘ㅏ,ㅓ,ㅣ,ㅗ,ㅜ,ㅡ’ And I put basic vowel ‘ㅏ’ for the consonants to practice. ‘아,마,나,라’ ‘가,까,카’ ‘다,따,타’ ‘바,빠,파’ ‘자,짜,차’ ‘사,싸’ ‘하’ And we know that consonant and vowel combine
in 2 ways, I hope you to make it clear because in this video, we will learn all the other
vowels. Other vowels we call them double vowel, and
you change your lips while you speak them. These 6 is basic vowels, and these 4 are new
one that we have to learn. Please listen and repeat. ‘ㅏ,ㅑ’ ‘ㅓ,ㅕ’ ‘ㅗ,ㅛ’ ‘ㅜ,ㅠ’ Simple tip to speak them, start with ‘ㅣ’ sound, and end with basic vowel. For example,
for ‘ㅑ’, start with ‘ㅣ’ and end with ‘ㅏ’. When we do that slowly, ‘ㅣ-아’,
quickly, ‘ㅑ’. Remind this tip, and listen one more time. ‘ㅑ’ ‘ㅕ’ ‘ㅛ’ ‘ㅠ’ And we have 4 new vowels here, you can see that we reuse other vowels to make them. Please
listen and repeat. ‘ㅐ,ㅔ,ㅒ,ㅖ’ So, this two and this two, are in fact, has same sound. Theoretically they are different,
and some experts can say them differently, but most of Korean agree that nowadays we
don’t distinguish them. So, I hope you to remember them as one sound for two different vowels. And finally, all the other vowels are here.
At the beginning page, we review that vowel combines with consonant in 2 ways. These vowels are kind of complication of two different type of vowels. There is a bit tricky one, but basically, you start with first vowel, and end with second one. I will read two times, slowly first, and with
normal speed again. ‘ㅗ-ㅏ,ㅘ’ ‘ㅜ-ㅓ,ㅝ’ ‘ㅗ-ㅐ,ㅙ’ ‘ㅜ-ㅔ,ㅞ’ And this one is exception, we speak them ‘ㅚ’ So you wonder ‘What’s the difference between these 3?’ and the answer is, no difference,
we speak them with same sound ‘왜(웨,외). But still, letters are different, so you have
be careful when you memorize the word with these vowels.
And we back to logic. ‘ㅜ-ㅣ,ㅟ’ ‘ㅡ-ㅣ,ㅢ’ One more time, with normal sound only. ‘ㅘ, ㅝ, ㅙ, ㅞ, ㅚ, ㅟ, ㅢ’ Like another video, please stop for a while.
And please try what you learn today! All done? Listen and check. ‘개, 게, 새, 배, 우유, 왜, 뭐, 사과, 의자, 키위’ So, these two are tricky one. Because its sounds same, but different meaning, even both means the animal. But even one word, has 2 meanings, and sometimes
3 meanings. So in communication, even between Koreans, it’s really confusing. ‘우유’ is milk. ‘왜’ is why, really useful word. But please
don’t confusing with other vowels with same sound. ‘뭐’ is what. Also useful one. ‘사과’ has two different meaning, of apple
and apology. ‘의자’ is chair. But some dialect in
Korea cannot speak ‘의’ correctly, they speak ‘으’ instead of ‘의’ ‘키위’ is Kiwi. So you can guess that these double vowel contain ‘w’ sound in them. And that’s it for this video! Thank you for studying with KoreaNavi today!
Please keep going with this and hope you to see you again. 감사합니다.