Romanization of Korean

Romanization of Korean

THE VOWELS
Hangeul Romanization Sound Note:
 ㅏ a
 ㅑ ya
eo
 ㅕ yeo
o
 ㅛ yo
 ㅜ u
 ㅠ yu
 ㅔ e ㅔ and ㅐ have very similar sounds. They can both be pronounced the same, as 에. If you want to know the actual difference, you can see HERE.
  ye
 ㅐ ae
 ㅒ yae
 ㅡ eu
 ㅣ i
 ㅢ ui
 ㅘ wa
 ㅝ wo
 ㅟ wi
 ㅚ we  ㅚ (oe), ㅙ (wae) and ㅞ (we), these 3 characters have very similar sounds. They can be pronounced the same, as ‘we’
 ㅙ we
 ㅞ we
THE CONSONANTS
Hangeul Romanization Sound Note:
  k/g At the end of a word, these 3 characters are pronounced similar to the ‘k‘ in the English word ‘walk‘. Example: 한국 (Han-guk)
 ㅋ k
 ㄲ kk
 ㄷ t/d At the end of a word, these 3 characters are pronounced similar to the ‘t‘ in the English word ‘hot‘. Example: 돋보기 (dot-ppo-gi), 끝 (kkeut)
 ㅌ t
 ㄸ tt
 ㅅ s/sh Before the 5 vowels ㅣ, ㅛ, ㅠ, ㅑ & ㅕ (shi, shyo, shyu, shya, shyeo): It sounds more like ‘sh’ (similar to the ‘sh’ in the English word ‘show’)
Before any other vowels: ‘s’ (similar to the ‘s’ in the English word ‘sun’)
 ㅆ ss At the end of a word, ㅅ and ㅆ are pronounced similar to the ‘t‘ in the English word ‘hot‘. Example: 맛 (mat), 있다 (it-tta)
 ㅈ j At the end of a word, these 3 characters are pronounced similar to the ‘t‘ in the English word ‘hot‘. Example: 맞다 (mat-tta), 꽃 (kkot)
 ㅊ ch
 ㅉ jj
 ㅂ p/b At the end of a word, these 3 characters are pronounced similar to the ‘p‘ in the English word ‘lap‘. Example: 김밥 (kim-bap), 앞집 (ap-jjip)
 ㅍ p
 ㅃ pp
 ㄴ n
 ㅎ h
 ㅁ m
 ㅇ -/ng Silent if at beginning of syllable, ‘ng’ if at ending (similar to the ng in the English word ‘sing‘)
 ㄹ r/l It is pronounced sort of like a half ‘R’ and half ‘L’ sound.
Initial Consonant: More like a ‘R’
Final Consonant: More like an ‘L’

* If you want to know the difference between  ㄱ, ㄲ and ㅋㄷ, ㄸ and ㅌㅂ, ㅃ and ㅍㅈ, ㅉ and ㅊㅅ and ㅆ; you can see HERE.
* Some Koreans pronounce ㅁ (m) like ‘b’ and ㄴ (n) like ‘d’ (example: na -> da, ne -> de,…). If you want to know why, you can see HERE.
*Audio Source: Han-Na and Professor Oh.

I’m not Korean, so I’m not really sure 100% about pronunciation. Anyway, I hope my blog will be helpful to you ヾ(^-^)ノ

– From Sera with love ♥

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