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Korean Consonants 1 – Korean Normal Consonants

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Continue our Korean consonants lessons, we come to Korean Consonant 1, We have to learn the Consonants 1 , Consonants 2 ( Tensed consonants ) as well as syllable-final consonants ( Batchim ). Today we will learn the Korean Consonants in Consonant 1. Don’t worry, we will Learn Korean step by step.

Korean Consonants

For the beauty of the words, while writing consonant ㄱ with vowels in horizontal form, it will be written as 가, 거. However, if the consonant is form with vowels in vertical form, there will be no change in writing as 고, 구, 그, 기, 개, 게. For ㅇ, when the ㅇ is placed first in a syllable, it is not pronounce. The Consonant ㅎform together with vowels will give us some sound similar to which we use in our daily life such as 하하하 means hahaha – laughs, many Koreans like to use the consonant ㅎin their email, msn etc for the same meaning of laughs. Many ㅎ means lot of laughs. Here are some Korean words related to Korean Consonants above.

Korean Consonants Pronunciation 자음 발음 [ ja-eum-ba-reum ]

ㄱ [ g ] – as in group, grace 구름 [ gu-reum ] – cloud 가족 [ ga-juk ] – family 기술 [ gi-sul ] – technique
ㄴ [ n ] – as in none, nature 노래방 [ no-rae-bang ] – karaoke 나비 [ na-bi ] – butterfly 노인 [ no-in ] – elderly
ㄷ [ d ] – as in digest, date 도착하다 [ do-chak-ha-da ] – to arrive 다시 [ da-si ] – again 도로 [ do-ro ] – road
ㄹ [ l ] – as in lunch, lunar 새로운 [ sae-ro-un ] – new 리본 [ ri-bon ] – ribbon 쓰레기 [ sseu-re-gi ] – trash
ㅁ [ m ] – as in morning, many 엄마 [ eom-ma ] – mom 모습 [ mo-seup ] – appearance 무릎 [ mu-reup ] – knee
ㅂ [ b ] – as in best, bee 바라보다 [ ba-ra-bo-da ] – to look at 바지 [ ba-ji ] – pants 보름달 [ bo-reum-dal ] – full moon
ㅅ [ s ] – as in strike, sweet 시작하다 [ si-jak-ha-da ] – to start 수술 [ su-sul ] – operation 사랑 [ sa-rang ] – love
ㅇ  [ ng ] – as in gong 응 [ eung ] – yes 방 [ bang ] – room 공 [ gong ] – ball
ㅈ  [ j ] – as in jar, joke 자라다 [ ja-ra-da ] – to grow 지우다 [ ji-u-da ] – to erase 조개 [ jo-gae ] – clam
ㅎ [ h ] – as in habit, host 하다 [ ha-da ] – to do 호랑이 [ ho-rang-i ] – tiger 무효 [ mu-hyo ] – invalidity

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