Korean Combined Vowels
Continue our Learn Korean lessons, in Learn Korean Lesson 1 – Consonants and Vowels, you know that there are 10 basic Korean vowels and 11 Korean combined vowels. You have learn the 10 basic vowels in Korean Vowels. Have you memories all of them? Now, continue our Korean Vowels lessons, in this lesson you will learn the Korean combined vowels and diphthongs formed from the basic vowels in previous Korean vowels lesson.
Korean Combined Vowels
About vertical vowels in which the initial consonant is places to the left (as in 아). About the horizontal vowels in which the initial consonant is placed above the vowel (as in 오). Now, in Korean Combined Vowels you will also learn about diphthongs which are combinations of vertical and horizontal vowels (as in 와). However, here are several things to note about combined vowels, we will go for it one by one.
The vowels 애 [ ae ] and vowels 에 [ e ] can be distinguished by careful pronunciation, when speaking most Koreans do not make any noticeable distinction between them, So in general, both 애 [ ae ] and 에 [ e ] uniformly pronounced [ e ].
The same rule applies to the vowels 얘 [ yae ] and 예 [ ye ], both are commonly pronounced as [ ye ].
The vowel 외 used to be pronounced as [ o ] but is now commonly pronounced 웨 [ we ] by Korean speakers nowadays. For 왜 [ wae ] and 웨 [ we ], both are commonly pronounced as [ we ].
Korean Diphthong Pronunciation 이중모음 발음 [ i-jungmo-eum-ba-reum ]
|ㅐ [ ae ] – as in past||개 [ gae ] – dog||새 [ sae ] – bird||내일 [nae-il ] – tomorrow|
|ㅒ[ yae ] – as in yeah||얘기 [ yae-gi ] – story|
|ㅔ [ e ] – as in best||게 [ ge ] – crab||제발 [ je-bal ] – please||세로 [ se-ro ] – vertical|
|ㅖ [ ye ] – as in yesterday||계속하다 [ gye-sok-ha-da ] – be continue||무례하다 [ mu-rye-ha-da ] – to be rude||예술 [ ye-sul ] – art|
|ㅘ [ wa ] – as in want||와 [ wa ] – wow||과수원 [ gwa-su-won ] – orchard||과일 [ gwa-il ] – fruit|
|ㅙ [ wae ] – as in waiter||돼지 [ dwae-ji ] – pig||왜 [ wae ] – why||쾌활하다 [ kwae-hwal-ha-da ] – to be cheerful|
|ㅞ [ we ] – as in weather||웨이터 [ we-i-teo ] – waiter||훼방 [ hwe-bang ] – to slander; to disturb|
|ㅚ [ oe ] – as in west||외국 [ oe-guk ] – foreign country||괴물 [ goe-mul ] – monster||쇠고기 [ soe-go-gi ] – beef|
|ㅟ [ wi ] – as in we||휘파람 [ hwi-pa-ram ] – whistle||사위 [ sa-wi ] – son-in-law||위 [ wi ] – up|
|ㅝ [ wo ] – as in wonder||샤워하다 [ sya-wo-ha-da ] – to shower||워싱턴 [ wo-sing-teon ] – Washington||미워하다 [ mi-wo-ha-da ] – to hate|
|ㅢ [ ui ] – as in gooey||의사 [ ui-sa ] – doctor||의형제 [ ui-hyeong-je ] – sworn brothers||수의사 [ su-ui-sa ] – veterinarian|
Continue and learn Korean consonants.