Korean Alphabet - Pronunciation

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The full Korean alphabet with pronunciations and extra information taken from "Teach Yourself Korean" by Mark Vincent and JaeHoon Yeon and "An Introduction to Korean" by J. David Eisenberg (http://www.langintro.com/kintro/index.htm). Let me know if there are any mistakes by leaving a message in the discuss section.

Pronounced as "k" as in "kitchen". When preceded by vowels pronounced as "g" as in "guess". When preceded by "ㅁ", "ㄴ" or "ㄹ" is pronounced as "ng".

Pronounced as "t" as in "toad". When preceded by vowels is pronounced as "d". When preceded by "ㅁ", "ㄴ" or "ㄹ" is pronounced as "n".

Pronounced as "p" as in "potty". When preceded by vowels is pronounced as "b".When preceded by "ㅁ", "ㄴ" or "ㄹ" is pronounced as "m".

Prounced as "ch" as in "chamber". When preceded by vowels is pronounced as "j".

Pronounced as "m" as in "mother".

Pronounced as "n" as in "nanny".

Has no sound when it precedes a vowel. When in last position is pronounced as "ng" as in "bring".

Pronounced as "l" as in "ladle". Pronounced as "r" when between vowels. When preceded by any constant besides "ㄴ" as "ㄴ".

Pronounced as "h" as in "hope". Sometimes not pronounced. When occuring as last consonant in syllable, following k's, t's, p's and ch's are aspirated.

Pronounced as "s" as in "sat". When followed by an "i" pronounced as "sh".

Aspirated "k" (Romanized as k')

Aspirated "t" (Romanized as t')

Aspirated "p" (Romanized as p')

Aspirated "ch" (Romanized as ch')

Pronounced as "a" as in "father".

Pronounced as "u" as in "cup". Romanized as "eo".

Pronounced as "ya" as in "yatch".

Pronounced as "you" as in "young". Romanized as "yeo".

Pronounced as "ee" as in "feet".

Pronounced as "ae" as in "care".

Pronounced as "a" as in "take". Romanized as "e".

Pronounced as "yet" minus the "t".

Pronounced as "ye" as in "yay".

Pronounced as "o" as in "so".

Pronounced as "u" as in "pool".

Pronounced as "yo" as in "yo-yo".

Pronounced as "yu" as in "youth".

Pronounced as "u" as in "put", pronounced further back in throat.

Pronounced as "wa" as in "wag".

Pronounced as "wa" in "war". Romanized as "wo".

Pronounced as "wae" as in "way".

Pronounced as "wi" as in French "oui".

Pronounced as "we" only without a strong "w" sound at beginning.

Double "k"

Double "p"

Double "j"

Double "t"

Double "s"

Pronounced like "we" in "west"

Pronounced like "we" in "wet". Romanized as "oe".

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